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CS/SB 1582: Asbestos Trust Claims

GENERAL BILL by Commerce and Tourism ; Simmons

Asbestos Trust Claims; Requiring a plaintiff who files an asbestos claim to provide certain information to the parties of the action within a specified timeframe; requiring the plaintiff to supplement the information and materials under certain circumstances within a specified timeframe; authorizing the defendant to seek discovery from an asbestos trust; prohibiting the plaintiff from claiming privilege or confidentiality to bar discovery of such materials, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2020
Last Action: 2/26/2020 Senate - On Committee agenda-- Rules, 03/02/20, 12:00 pm, 110 Senate Building
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Judiciary (JU)
  2. Commerce and Tourism (CM)
  3. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/8/2020 Senate • Filed
1/13/2020 Senate • Referred to Judiciary; Commerce and Tourism; Rules -SJ 119
1/14/2020 Senate • Introduced -SJ 119
1/30/2020 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 02/04/20, 12:30 pm, 110 Senate Building
2/4/2020 Senate • Favorable by Judiciary; YEAS 6 NAYS 0 -SJ 239
• Now in Commerce and Tourism
2/13/2020 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Commerce and Tourism, 02/18/20, 10:00 am, 110 Senate Building
2/18/2020 Senate • CS by Commerce and Tourism; YEAS 4 NAYS 0 -SJ 325
• Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
2/19/2020 Senate • Now in Rules
• CS by Commerce and Tourism read 1st time -SJ 331
2/26/2020 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Rules, 03/02/20, 12:00 pm, 110 Senate Building