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CS/CS/CS/SB 88: Farming Operations

GENERAL BILL by Rules ; Environment and Natural Resources ; Judiciary ; Brodeur ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Baxley ; Albritton ; Perry

Farming Operations; Prohibiting farms from being held liable for nuisance except under certain circumstances; providing a burden of proof; prohibiting nuisance actions from being filed against farm operations unless specified conditions are met; providing requirements for and limitations on damages; providing that plaintiffs who bring nuisance actions against farm operations are liable for certain costs and expenses under certain conditions, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2021
Last Action: 4/30/2021 - Chapter No. 2021-7
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Judiciary (JU)
  2. Environment and Natural Resources (EN)
  3. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/25/2021 Senate • Filed
• Referred to Judiciary; Environment and Natural Resources; Rules -SJ 44
• On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 02/01/21, 2:30 pm, 412 Knott Building
2/1/2021 Senate • CS by Judiciary; YEAS 10 NAYS 1 -SJ 178
2/2/2021 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
2/3/2021 Senate • Now in Environment and Natural Resources
2/8/2021 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Environment and Natural Resources, 02/15/21, 3:30 pm, 37 Senate Building
2/15/2021 Senate • CS/CS by Environment and Natural Resources; YEAS 4 NAYS 1 -SJ 178
2/16/2021 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
2/18/2021 Senate • Now in Rules
3/1/2021 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Rules, 03/04/21, 9:00 am, 412 Knott Building
3/2/2021 Senate • Introduced -SJ 44
• CS by Judiciary read 1st time -SJ 165
• CS/CS by Environment and Natural Resources read 1st time -SJ 165
3/4/2021 Senate • CS/CS/CS by- Rules; YEAS 14 NAYS 2 -SJ 192
• Pending reference review -under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
3/5/2021 Senate • Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
3/8/2021 Senate • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/11/21 -SJ 238
3/10/2021 Senate • CS/CS/CS by Rules read 1st time -SJ 227
3/11/2021 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 236
• Amendment(s) adopted (545786) -SJ 236
• Ordered engrossed -SJ 237
• Placed on 3rd reading
3/18/2021 Senate • Read 3rd time -SJ 260
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 37 NAYS 1 -SJ 260
3/25/2021 House • In Messages
4/18/2021 House • Bill referred to House Calendar
• Bill added to Special Order Calendar (4/21/2021)
• 1st Reading (Engrossed 1)
4/19/2021 House • Amendment 898789 filed
• Amendment 341393 filed
• Amendment 122127 filed
• Amendment 288003 filed
• Amendment 846141 filed
4/21/2021 House • Substituted for CS/CS/HB 1601
• Read 2nd time
• Amendment 846141 Failed
• Amendment 122127 Failed
• Amendment 898789 Failed
• Amendment 288003 Failed
• Amendment 341393 Failed
• Placed on 3rd reading
• Added to Third Reading Calendar
4/22/2021 House • Read 3rd time
• CS passed; YEAS 110, NAYS 7
4/22/2021 Senate • Ordered enrolled -SJ 652
4/22/2021 House • Message sent to senate
4/22/2021 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor -SJ 652
4/29/2021 • Approved by Governor -SJ 957
4/30/2021 • Chapter No. 2021-7