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CS/CS/HB 277: Sovereign Immunity

GENERAL BILL by Judiciary Committee ; Civil Justice Subcommittee ; Goodson ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Costello

Sovereign Immunity; Requires that claim in wrongful death case be presented to DFS within 2 years after claim accrues; provides that failure of DFS or appropriate agency to make final disposition within 90 days after filing is deemed to be final denial of claim; tolls statute of limitations for time taken by DFS or other agency to deny medical malpractice or wrongful death claim; provides that actions for wrongful death against state or one of its agencies or subdivisions must be brought within period applicable to actions brought against other defendants, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2011
Last Action: 6/2/2011 - Chapter No. 2011-113
Location: Became Law
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/19/2011 House • Filed
2/1/2011 House • Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Government Operations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 29
2/2/2011 House • On Committee agenda-- Civil Justice Subcommittee, 02/09/11, 1:00 pm, 404 HOB
2/9/2011 House • CS by Civil Justice Subcommittee; YEAS 13 NAYS 0 -HJ 150
2/14/2011 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
2/15/2011 House • Now in Government Operations Subcommittee -HJ 149
3/4/2011 House • On Committee agenda-- Government Operations Subcommittee, 03/08/11, 8:00 am, 306 HOB
3/8/2011 House • Introduced -HJ 29
• Favorable by Government Operations Subcommittee; YEAS 11 NAYS 1 -HJ 152
• Now in Judiciary Committee -HJ 152
• CS by Civil Justice Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 147
3/15/2011 House • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary Committee, 03/17/11, 9:00 am, 404 HOB
3/17/2011 House • CS/CS by- Judiciary Committee; YEAS 17 NAYS 0 -HJ 259
3/18/2011 House • Pending review of CS -under Rule 7.19(c)
• CS/CS by Judiciary Committee read 1st time -HJ 255
3/21/2011 House • Placed on Calendar -HJ 265
4/11/2011 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/14/11
4/14/2011 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 631
• Read 3rd time -HJ 631
• CS passed; YEAS 117 NAYS 0 -HJ 631
4/15/2011 Senate • In Messages
4/27/2011 Senate • Referred to Judiciary; Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Community Affairs -SJ 573
4/28/2011 Senate • Received -SJ 573
4/29/2011 Senate • Withdrawn from Judiciary; Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Community Affairs -SJ 593
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
• Substituted for CS/CS/SB 594 -SJ 593
• Read 2nd time -SJ 593
• Read 3rd time -SJ 593
• CS passed; YEAS 35 NAYS 2 -SJ 593
5/2/2011 House • Ordered enrolled -HJ 1964
5/25/2011 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
6/2/2011 • Approved by Governor
• Chapter No. 2011-113