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CS/SB 1302: Sovereign Immunity

GENERAL BILL by Judiciary ; Flores ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Rodriguez

Sovereign Immunity; Designating the “Florida Fair Claims Act”; increasing the statutory limits on liability for tort claims against the state and its agencies and subdivisions; revising when a state and its agencies and subdivisions may agree to settle a claim or judgment without further action from the Legislature; requiring that the limitations on tort liability be adjusted every year after a specified date; prohibiting an insurance policy from conditioning the payment of benefits on the enactment of claim bills, etc.

Effective Date: 10/1/2020
Last Action: 2/4/2020 Senate - Now in Appropriations
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Judiciary (JU)
  2. Community Affairs (CA)
  3. Appropriations (AP)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
12/19/2019 Senate • Filed
1/8/2020 Senate • Referred to Judiciary; Community Affairs; Appropriations -SJ 95
1/14/2020 Senate • Introduced -SJ 95
1/16/2020 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 01/21/20, 12:00 pm, 110 Senate Building
1/21/2020 Senate • CS by Judiciary; YEAS 5 NAYS 0 -SJ 191
1/23/2020 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• Now in Community Affairs
1/27/2020 Senate • CS by Judiciary read 1st time -SJ 197
1/29/2020 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Community Affairs, 02/03/20, 4:00 pm, 301 Senate Building
2/3/2020 Senate • Favorable by Community Affairs; YEAS 4 NAYS 1 -SJ 228
2/4/2020 Senate • Now in Appropriations