Measure to Save Children from Dangers of Overheated Cars Passes House of Delegates

Central Virginia- Delegate Christopher K. Peace (R-Hanover) announces the passage of House Bill (HB) 2082, a measure to grant civil immunity, and extend current Good Samaritan laws to individuals who forcibly enter a motor vehicle to remove an unattended minor at risk of serious bodily injury or death, provided the person has attempted to contact emergency personnel prior to such entry. This measure passed the House of Delegates unanimously by a vote of 98-0 on February 3, 2015. HB 2082 will be heard before the Senate. Speaking to the passage of this bill, Delegate Peace asserted, “There have been too many preventable tragedies in our area due to small children being left in hot cars. I am enthusiastic about the early success of this measure to make our community a safer place for children. I will continue to work to make the 97th District and the Commonwealth the best place to live, work and raise a family.”

Delegate Chris Peace is frequently rated one of Virginia’s most business-friendly conservatives. Peace’s voting record shows a consistent focus on opposing tax increases, protecting family values defending the Constitution, and promoting job creation and a high quality of life in Hanover, King William and New Kent counties.