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2013 SESSION


CHAPTER 217
An Act to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 8.01-219.1, relating to responsibility of possessor of real property for harm to trespasser.
[H 2004]
Approved March 12, 2013

 

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding a section numbered 8.01-219.1 as follows:

8.01-219.1. Responsibility of possessor of real property for harm to trespasser.

A. A possessor of real property, including an owner, lessee, or other lawful occupant, owes no duty of care to a trespasser except in those circumstances where a common law right of action, statutory right of action, or judicial exception existed as of July 1, 2013.

B. This section does not affect any immunities from or defenses to liability established by another section of the Code or available at common law to which a possessor of real property may be entitled.