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CS/SB 186: Jurisdiction of the Courts

GENERAL BILL by Judiciary ; Diaz de la Portilla

Jurisdiction of the Courts; Providing that a person submits to the jurisdiction of the courts of this state by entering into a contract that specifies that the law of this state governs the contract and that the person agrees to submit to the jurisdiction of the courts of this state; clarifying the circumstances under which an arbitration is international; limiting the application of certain provisions to instances in which an arbitral tribunal orders a party to preserve evidence that may be relevant and material to the resolution of a dispute, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2013
Last Action: 6/17/2013 - Chapter No. 2013-164
Location: Became Law
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Commerce and Tourism (CM)
  2. Judiciary (JU)
  3. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/7/2013 Senate • Filed
1/11/2013 Senate • Referred to Commerce and Tourism; Judiciary; Rules -SJ 18
1/28/2013 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Commerce and Tourism, 02/05/13, 9:00 am, 110 Senate Office Building
2/5/2013 Senate • Favorable by Commerce and Tourism; YEAS 11 NAYS 0 -SJ 112
2/6/2013 Senate • Now in Judiciary -SJ 112
3/5/2013 Senate • Introduced -SJ 18
3/13/2013 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 03/18/13, 3:30 pm, 110 Senate Office Building
3/18/2013 Senate • CS by Judiciary; YEAS 9 NAYS 0
3/20/2013 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• Now in Rules -SJ 241
3/25/2013 Senate • CS by Judiciary read 1st time -SJ 243
3/28/2013 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Rules, 04/02/13, 8:00 am, 110 Senate Office Building
4/2/2013 Senate • Favorable by- Rules; YEAS 15 NAYS 0 -SJ 278
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 278
4/4/2013 Senate • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/10/13
4/10/2013 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 389
• Placed on 3rd reading
4/11/2013 Senate • Read 3rd time -SJ 412
• CS passed; YEAS 40 NAYS 0 -SJ 412
4/16/2013 House • In Messages
4/26/2013 House • Referred to Calendar -HJ 912
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/29/13
• Received -HJ 912
4/29/2013 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 962
• Substituted for CS/HB 775 -HJ 962
• Amendment(s) adopted (763285) -HJ 963
• Placed on 3rd reading
4/30/2013 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 1000
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 117 NAYS 0 -HJ 1000
4/30/2013 Senate • In returning messages
5/1/2013 Senate • Concurred in 1 amendment(s) (763285) -SJ 886
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 40 NAYS 0 -SJ 886
• Ordered engrossed, then enrolled
6/10/2013 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
6/14/2013 • Approved by Governor
6/17/2013 • Chapter No. 2013-164