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CS/CS/SB 1140: Attorney Fees and Costs

GENERAL BILL by Community Affairs ; Judiciary ; Hutson

Attorney Fees and Costs; Defining the term “attorney fees and costs”; providing for award of attorney fees and costs and damages in civil actions challenging local ordinances as being preempted by the State Constitution or state law; prohibiting an award of attorney fees and costs under certain circumstances, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2019
Last Action: 4/18/2019 Senate - On Committee agenda-- Rules, 04/23/19, 2:00 pm, 110 Senate Building
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Judiciary (JU)
  2. Community Affairs (CA)
  3. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/18/2019 Senate • Filed
2/28/2019 Senate • Referred to Judiciary; Community Affairs; Rules -SJ 120
3/5/2019 Senate • Introduced -SJ 119
3/13/2019 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 03/18/19, 4:00 pm, 110 Senate Building
3/18/2019 Senate • CS by Judiciary; YEAS 4 NAYS 2 -SJ 256
3/19/2019 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
3/20/2019 Senate • Now in Community Affairs
3/21/2019 Senate • CS by Judiciary read 1st time -SJ 261
3/28/2019 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Community Affairs, 04/02/19, 2:00 pm, 301 Senate Building
4/2/2019 Senate • CS/CS by Community Affairs; YEAS 3 NAYS 2 -SJ 312
4/3/2019 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• Now in Rules
• CS/CS by Community Affairs read 1st time -SJ 316
4/18/2019 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Rules, 04/23/19, 2:00 pm, 110 Senate Building