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CS/HB 7: Civil Liability for Damages Relating to COVID-19

GENERAL BILL by Judiciary Committee ; McClure ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Andrade ; Bell ; Buchanan ; Caruso ; DiCeglie ; Fernandez-Barquin ; Fischer ; Giallombardo ; Gregory ; Killebrew ; Latvala ; Leek ; Maggard ; McClain ; Mooney ; Overdorf ; Roach ; Robinson, W. ; Roth ; Smith, D. ; Snyder ; Tuck

Civil Liability for Damages Relating to COVID-19; Provides requirements for civil action based on COVID-19-related claim; provides that plaintiff has burden of proof in such action; provides statute of limitations.

Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Last Action: 4/30/2021 Senate - Died in Rules
Bill Text: PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/6/2021 House • Filed
• Referred to Civil Justice and Property Rights Subcommittee; Pandemics and Public Emergencies Committee; Judiciary Committee
• On Committee agenda-- Civil Justice and Property Rights Subcommittee, 01/13/21, 4:00 pm, Webster Hall
1/13/2021 House • Favorable by Civil Justice and Property Rights Subcommittee; YEAS 11 NAYS 6
• Now in Pandemics and Public Emergencies Committee
1/27/2021 House • On Committee agenda-- Pandemics and Public Emergencies Committee, 02/03/21, 1:15 pm, Sumner Hall
2/3/2021 House • Favorable by Pandemics & Public Emergencies Committee
• Reported out of Pandemics & Public Emergencies Committee
• Now in Judiciary Committee
2/9/2021 House • Added to Judiciary Committee agenda
2/16/2021 House • Favorable with CS by Judiciary Committee
2/17/2021 House • Reported out of Judiciary Committee
• Laid on Table under Rule 7.18(a)
• CS Filed
2/22/2021 House • Bill referred to House Calendar
3/1/2021 House • Bill added to Special Order Calendar (3/4/2021)
3/2/2021 House • Amendment 387373 filed
• Amendment 128027 filed
• Amendment 760325 filed
• Amendment 689635 filed
• Amendment 405423 filed
• Amendment 377097 filed
• 1st Reading (Original Filed Version)
• 1st Reading (Committee Substitute 1)
3/4/2021 House • Read 2nd time
• Amendment 689635 Failed
• Amendment 128027 Failed
• Amendment 387373 Failed
• Amendment 405423 Failed
• Amendment 377097 Failed
• Amendment 760325 Failed
• Placed on 3rd reading
• Added to Third Reading Calendar
3/5/2021 House • Read 3rd time
• CS passed; YEAS 83, NAYS 31
3/18/2021 House • Message sent to senate
3/18/2021 Senate • In Messages
3/22/2021 Senate • Referred to Rules -SJ 286
3/23/2021 Senate • Received -SJ 286
4/30/2021 Senate • Died in Rules