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Bill Declares Directors of Volunteer Organizations Not Personally Liable

Posted by Charles R. Bailey | Aug 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Directors of Volunteer Organizations Not Personally Liable for Torts Committed by Agents

Senate Bill 555, “Providing director of corporation not personally liable for corporation torts”, seeks to amend West Virginia Code § 55-7C-3 by providing immunity to “qualified directors” of volunteer directors for torts committed by the organization and/or its agents or employees.

An exception provided in this bill would allow for liability if the torts were committed at the direction or sanction or participation by the qualified director.

SB 555 is sponsored by Senator Ryan Ferns (R- Ohio, 01).  The bill currently has been read once on the Senate floor.

To read the bill or follow its progress follow this link:  http://www.wvlegislature.gov/Bill_Status/Bills_history.cfm?input=555&year=2018&sessiontype=RS&btype=bill

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