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CS/CS/HB 661: Nursing Home Litigation Reform

GENERAL BILL by Health and Human Services Committee ; Civil Justice Subcommittee ; Gaetz ; Harrison ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Adkins ; Coley ; Van Zant

Nursing Home Litigation Reform; Specifies conditions under which nursing home resident has cause of action against licensee or management company; requires trial judge to conduct evidentiary hearing before claimant can assert claim against certain interested parties; provides limitation on recovery; requires evidence of basis for punitive damages; requires trial judge to conduct evidentiary hearing before claimant can assert claim for punitive damages; permits licensee or management company to be held liable for punitive damages, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2011
Last Action: 5/7/2011 Senate - Died in Messages
Location: In messages from House
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/8/2011 House • Filed
2/22/2011 House • Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Health and Human Services Committee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 58
3/8/2011 House • Introduced -HJ 58
3/30/2011 House • On Committee agenda-- Civil Justice Subcommittee, 04/01/11, 8:45 am, 404 HOB
4/1/2011 House • CS by Civil Justice Subcommittee; YEAS 10 NAYS 5 -HJ 415
4/5/2011 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
• CS by Civil Justice Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 411
4/6/2011 House • Now in Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 450
4/24/2011 House • On Committee agenda-- Health and Human Services Committee, 04/25/11, 11:45 am, Morris Hall
4/25/2011 House • CS/CS by Health and Human Services Committee; YEAS 12 NAYS 4 -HJ 837
4/27/2011 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
• Original reference(s) removed: Judiciary Committee
• Referred to- Calendar -HJ 836
• CS/CS by Health and Human Services Committee read 1st time -HJ 833
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/29/11
4/29/2011 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 913
• Amendment(s) failed (116245, 210643, 552461) -HJ 913
• Amendment(s) adopted (075879) -HJ 914
• Placed on 3rd reading
5/2/2011 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 991
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 77 NAYS 41 -HJ 991
5/2/2011 Senate • In Messages
5/7/2011 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Messages