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CS/SB 142: Negligence

GENERAL BILL by Commerce and Tourism ; Richter ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Gaetz ; Hays

Negligence; Defines the terms "accident," "negligence action," and "products liability action." Requires the trier of fact to consider the fault of all persons who contributed to an accident when apportioning damages in a products liability action alleging an enhanced injury. Requires the jury instructions to apportion certain fault in a products liability action. Provides legislative intent to overrule a judicial opinion. Provides a legislative finding that fault should be apportioned among all responsible persons in a products liability action, etc.

Effective Date: 6/23/2011
Last Action: 6/24/2011 - Chapter No. 2011-215
Location: Became Law
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Judiciary (JU)
  2. Commerce and Tourism (CM)
  3. Budget (BC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
11/30/2010 Senate • Filed
12/16/2010 Senate • Referred to Judiciary; Commerce and Tourism; Budget -SJ 21
1/3/2011 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 01/11/11, 1:45 pm, 110 Senate Office Building
1/11/2011 Senate • Favorable with 1 amendment(s) by Judiciary (156664); YEAS 5 NAYS 1 -SJ 117
1/12/2011 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Amendments)
1/18/2011 Senate • Now in Commerce and Tourism -SJ 117
1/31/2011 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Commerce and Tourism, 02/07/11, 10:15 am, 401 Senate Office Building
2/7/2011 Senate • CS by Commerce and Tourism; YEAS 6 NAYS 1 -SJ 118
2/8/2011 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• Now in Budget -SJ 118
2/14/2011 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Budget, 02/23/11, 9:00 am, 412 Knott Building
2/23/2011 Senate • Favorable by- Budget; YEAS 15 NAYS 5 -SJ 118
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 118
3/8/2011 Senate • Introduced -SJ 21
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/10/11
• CS by Commerce and Tourism read 1st time -SJ 109
3/10/2011 Senate • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/15/11
3/15/2011 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 223
• Amendment(s) adopted (506090, 832304) -SJ 223
• Ordered engrossed -SJ 223
• Placed on 3rd reading
3/16/2011 Senate • Read 3rd time -SJ 231
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 28 NAYS 12 -SJ 231
3/23/2011 House • In Messages
5/2/2011 House • Referred to Calendar -HJ 1006
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 05/03/11
• Received -HJ 1006
5/3/2011 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 1033
• Placed on 3rd reading
5/4/2011 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 1112
• CS passed; YEAS 80 NAYS 35 -HJ 1112
5/4/2011 Senate • Ordered enrolled -SJ 851
6/8/2011 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
6/23/2011 • Approved by Governor
6/24/2011 • Chapter No. 2011-215