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Chapter 55  |  Article 55 - 2A  |  Section 1
WVC 55- CHAPTER 55. ACTIONS, SUITS AND ARBITRATION; JUDICIAL SALE.
WVC -2A- ARTICLE 2A. LIMITATION ON FOREIGN CLAIMS.

WVC 55-2A-1 §55-2A-1. "Claim" defined.
As used in this article, "claim" means any right of action which may be asserted in a civil action or proceeding and includes, but is not limited to, a right of action created by statute.

WVC 55-2A-2 §55-2A-2. Period of limitation.
The period of limitation applicable to a claim accruing outside of this state shall be either that prescribed by the law of the place where the claim accrued or by the law of this state, whichever bars the claim.

WVC 55-2A-3 §55-2A-3. Applicability.
The periods of limitation prescribed in this article apply only to a claim upon which action is commenced more than one year after the effective date of this article.

WVC 55-2A-4 §55-2A-4. Construction.
This article shall be so construed as to effectuate its general purpose to make uniform the law of those states which enact it.

WVC 55-2A-5 §55-2A-5. Citation.
This article may be cited as the "Uniform Statute of Limitations on Foreign Claims Act."

WVC 55-2A-6 §55-2A-6. Repeal.
All laws and parts of laws inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed one year after the effective date of this article.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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Recent legislation affecting the Code

Citation Year/Session Short Title
§55 - 7 - 13 D - (Amended Code)
§55 - 7 B- 5 - (Amended Code)
SENATE BILL - 7
PASSED - Regular Session

SB7 SUB1 ENR  (Uploaded - 02/25/2016)
Establishing wrongful conduct rule prohibiting recovery of damages in certain circumstances
§55 - 7 I- 1 - (New Code)
§55 - 7 I- 2 - (New Code)
§55 - 7 I- 3 - (New Code)
§55 - 7 I- 4 - (New Code)
§55 - 7 I- 5 - (New Code)
§55 - 7 I- 6 - (New Code)
§55 - 7 I- 7 - (New Code)
SENATE BILL - 14
PASSED - Regular Session

SB14 ENR  (Uploaded - 02/23/2016)
Limiting successor corporation asbestos-related liabilities
§55 - 7 - 30 - (New Code)
SENATE BILL - 15
PASSED - Regular Session

SB15 enr  (Uploaded - 02/18/2016)
Adopting learned intermediary doctrine as defense to civil action due to inadequate warnings or instructions
§55 - 2 - 21 - (Amended Code)
SENATE BILL - 29
PASSED - Regular Session

SB29 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/08/2016)
Tolling statute of limitations in certain cases
§55 - 7 B- 9 - (Amended Code)
§55 - 7 B- 9 C - (Amended Code)
SENATE BILL - 602
PASSED - Regular Session

SB602 SUB1 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/23/2016)
Relating to Patient Injury Compensation Fund
§55 - 7 - 23 - (Amended Code)
SENATE BILL - 627
PASSED - Regular Session

SB627 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/11/2016)
Permitting physician to decline prescribing controlled substance
§55 - 2 - 15 - (Amended Code)
HOUSE BILL - 2605
PASSED - Regular Session

hb2605 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/17/2016)
Removing the limitation on actions against the perpetrator of sexual assault or sexual abuse upon a minor
§55 - 7 J- 1 - (New Code)
§55 - 7 J- 2 - (New Code)
§55 - 7 J- 3 - (New Code)
§55 - 7 J- 4 - (New Code)
§55 - 7 J- 5 - (New Code)
§55 - 7 J- 6 - (New Code)
HOUSE BILL - 4309
PASSED - Regular Session

hb4309 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/23/2016)
Increasing criminal penalties for conviction of certain offenses of financial exploitation of an elderly person
§55 - 7 B- 2 - (Amended Code)
HOUSE BILL - 4735
PASSED - Regular Session

hb4735 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/07/2016)
Relating to the definition of health care provider, and clarifying that speech-language pathologists and audiologists are two separate providers
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