AB 1313

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2021-2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly Feb 19, 2021
  • Assembly
  • Senate
  • Governor

COVID-19: immunity from civil liability.


Existing law generally provides that everyone is responsible, not only for the result of their willful acts, but also for an injury occasioned to another by that person's want of ordinary care or skill in the management of their property or person, except as specified. This bill would exempt a business, as defined, from liability for an injury or illness to a person due to coronavirus (COVID-19) based on a claim that the person contracted COVID-19 while at that business, or due to the actions of that business, if the business has substantially complied with all applicable state and local health laws, regulations, and protocols. The bill would define a business to include a sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, association, or other group, including a nonprofit organization, as specified. The bill would not permit this exception to apply if the injury or illness resulted from a grossly negligent act or omission, willful or wanton misconduct, or unlawful discrimination by the business or an employee of the business. The bill would include related legislative findings. This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute.

Bill Sponsors (3)


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Mar 04, 2021


Referred to Com. on JUD.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on JUD.

Feb 22, 2021


Read first time.

Feb 20, 2021


From printer. May be heard in committee March 22.

Feb 19, 2021


Introduced. To print.

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