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SB 542: Evidentiary Standards for Actions Arising During an Emergency

GENERAL BILL by Rodriguez

Evidentiary Standards for Actions Arising During an Emergency; Providing that specified actions taken by a business during certain declared emergencies may not be used as evidence in certain civil causes of action, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2022
Last Action: 5/11/2022 - Chapter No. 2022-99
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Commerce and Tourism (CM)
  2. Judiciary (JU)
  3. Rules (RC)

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    10/18/2021 Senate • Filed
    11/3/2021 Senate • Referred to Commerce and Tourism; Judiciary; Rules -SJ 32
    11/22/2021 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Commerce and Tourism, 11/30/21, 9:00 am, 110 Senate Building
    11/30/2021 Senate • Favorable by Commerce and Tourism; YEAS 9 NAYS 0 -SJ 95
    • Now in Judiciary
    1/3/2022 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 01/10/22, 4:00 pm, 412 Knott Building
    1/10/2022 Senate • Favorable by Judiciary; YEAS 10 NAYS 0 -SJ 95
    1/11/2022 Senate • Now in Rules
    • Introduced -SJ 32
    1/14/2022 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Rules, 01/20/22, 9:30 am, 412 Knott Building
    1/20/2022 Senate • Favorable by- Rules; YEAS 15 NAYS 0 -SJ 215
    • Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
    1/24/2022 Senate • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 01/27/22 -SJ 236
    1/27/2022 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 235
    • Read 3rd time -SJ 235
    • Passed; YEAS 35 NAYS 1 -SJ 235
    • Immediately certified -SJ 236
    1/27/2022 House • In Messages
    2/17/2022 House • Bill referred to House Calendar
    • Bill added to Special Order Calendar (2/22/2022)
    • 1st Reading (Original Filed Version)
    2/22/2022 House • Temporarily postponed, on 2nd Reading
    • Added to Second Reading Calendar
    2/24/2022 House • Bill added to Special Order Calendar (3/1/2022)
    3/1/2022 House • Substituted for HB 411
    • Read 2nd time
    • Amendment 782315 adopted
    • Placed on 3rd reading
    • Added to Third Reading Calendar
    3/2/2022 House • Read 3rd time
    • Passed as amended; YEAS 115, NAYS 2
    3/2/2022 Senate • In returning messages
    3/8/2022 Senate • Concurred in 1 amendment(s) (782315) -SJ 727
    • Passed as amended; YEAS 39 NAYS 0 -SJ 727
    • Ordered engrossed, then enrolled -SJ 727
    5/5/2022 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
    5/10/2022 • Approved by Governor
    5/11/2022 • Chapter No. 2022-99

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  • SB 542, Enrolled (Current Bill Version) Posted 3/8/2022 at 7:13 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 411 Evidentiary Standards for Actions Arising During an Emergency Melo Identical Last Action: 3/1/2022 H Laid on Table, refer to SB 542

    Citations - Statutes (1)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    448.111 Page 1 (pdf)

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  • SB 542, Engrossed 1 Posted 3/8/2022 at 6:32 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 411 Evidentiary Standards for Actions Arising During an Emergency Melo Identical Last Action: 3/1/2022 H Laid on Table, refer to SB 542

    Citations - Statutes (1)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    448.111 Page 1 (pdf)

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  • SB 542, Original Filed Version Posted 10/18/2021 at 4:30 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   Commerce and Tourism (Pre-Meeting) 11/29/2021 (pdf)
    Commerce and Tourism (Post-Meeting) 11/30/2021 (pdf)
    Judiciary (Pre-Meeting) 1/7/2022 (pdf)
    Judiciary (Post-Meeting) 1/10/2022 (pdf)
    Rules (Pre-Meeting) 1/19/2022 (pdf)
    Rules (Post-Meeting) 1/20/2022 (pdf)
    House Message Summary (pdf)

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 411 Evidentiary Standards for Actions Arising During an Emergency Melo Similar Last Action: 3/1/2022 H Laid on Table, refer to SB 542

    Floor Amendments (1)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Floor Action Format
    782315 - Strike All Amendment
    Remove everything after the enacting clause and insert:
    Melo 2/24/2022
    10:58 AM
    Senate: Concurred
    3/8/2022
    PDF

    Committee Votes (3)

    Date Committee Result
    11/30/2021 9:00 AM Commerce and Tourism 9 Yeas - 0 Nays
    1/10/2022 4:00 PM Judiciary 10 Yeas - 0 Nays
    1/20/2022 9:30 AM Rules 15 Yeas - 0 Nays

    Floor Votes (3)

    Date Chamber Result
    1/27/2022 4:12 PM Senate 35 Yeas - 1 Nays
    3/2/2022 5:50 PM House 115 Yeas - 2 Nays
    3/8/2022 12:06 PM Senate 39 Yeas - 0 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (1)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    448.111 Page 1 (pdf)

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