CS/SB 72: Civil Liability for Damages Relating to COVID-19
GENERAL BILL by Rules ; Brandes ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Perry ; Baxley ; Hutson
Civil Liability for Damages Relating to COVID-19; Specifying requirements for civil actions based on COVID-19-related claims; requiring the court to make certain determinations in such actions; providing that plaintiffs have the burden of proof in such actions; providing preliminary procedures for civil actions based on COVID-19-related claims; requiring COVID-19-related claims to commence within specified timeframes, etc.
- Judiciary (JU)
- Commerce and Tourism (CM)
- Rules (RC)
• Referred to Judiciary; Commerce and Tourism; Rules -SJ 41
• On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 01/25/21, 2:30 pm, 412 Knott Building
• Favorable by Judiciary; YEAS 7 NAYS 4 -SJ 176
• Now in Commerce and Tourism
• On Committee agenda-- Commerce and Tourism, 02/15/21, 3:30 pm, 110 Senate Building --Temporarily Postponed
• On Committee agenda-- Commerce and Tourism, 03/02/21, 1:30 pm, 110 Senate Building
• Introduced -SJ 41
• Favorable by Commerce and Tourism; YEAS 7 NAYS 4 -SJ 191
• Now in Rules
• On Committee agenda-- Rules, 03/11/21, 8:15 am, 412 Knott Building
• CS by- Rules; YEAS 10 NAYS 5 -SJ 248
• Pending reference review -under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/18/21 -SJ 270
• CS by Rules read 1st time -SJ 249
• Read 2nd time -SJ 264
• Amendment(s) failed (273472, 433794, 645490, 735608) -SJ 264
• Amendment(s) adopted (549168) -SJ 264, 267
• Read 3rd time -SJ 267
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 24 NAYS 15 -SJ 267
• Immediately certified -SJ 270
• In Messages
• Bill referred to House Calendar
• Bill added to Special Order Calendar (3/25/2021)
• 1st Reading (Engrossed 1)
• Read 2nd time
• Placed on 3rd reading
• Added to Third Reading Calendar
• Read 3rd time
• CS passed; YEAS 83, NAYS 31
• Immediately certified
• Ordered enrolled -SJ 333
• Message sent to senate
• Signed by Officers and presented to Governor -SJ 333
• Approved by Governor -SJ 332
• Chapter No. 2021-1
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