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CS/CS/SB 594: Sovereign Immunity

GENERAL BILL by Community Affairs ; Judiciary ; Hays

Sovereign Immunity; Requires that a claim in a wrongful death case be presented to the Department of Financial Services (DFS) within 2 years after the claim accrues. Provides that failure of the DFS or the appropriate agency to make final disposition of a claim for wrongful death within 90 days after it is filed is deemed to be a final denial of the claim. Tolls the statute of limitations for the period of time taken by the DFS or other agency to deny a medical malpractice or wrongful death claim. Specifies applicability to workers' compensation claims, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2011
Last Action: 4/29/2011 Senate - Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 277 (Ch. 2011-113) -SJ 593
Location: Laid on Table
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Judiciary (JU)
  2. Governmental Oversight and Accountability (GO)
  3. Community Affairs (CA)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/25/2011 Senate • Filed
2/9/2011 Senate • Referred to Judiciary; Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Community Affairs -SJ 51
3/4/2011 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 03/09/11, 3:15 pm, 110 Senate Office Building
3/8/2011 Senate • Introduced -SJ 51
3/9/2011 Senate • CS by Judiciary; YEAS 7 NAYS 0 -SJ 204
3/11/2011 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
3/14/2011 Senate • Now in Governmental Oversight and Accountability -SJ 204
• CS by Judiciary read 1st time -SJ 213
3/25/2011 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Governmental Oversight and Accountability, 03/30/11, 3:45 pm, 110 Senate Office Building
3/30/2011 Senate • Favorable by Governmental Oversight and Accountability; YEAS 12 NAYS 0 -SJ 322
3/31/2011 Senate • Now in Community Affairs -SJ 322
4/6/2011 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Community Affairs, 04/11/11, 1:00 pm, 412 Knott Building
4/11/2011 Senate • CS/CS by- Community Affairs; YEAS 9 NAYS 0 -SJ 471
4/12/2011 Senate • Pending reference review -under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
4/13/2011 Senate • Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 471
4/26/2011 Senate • CS/CS by Community Affairs read 1st time -SJ 477
4/27/2011 Senate • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/29/11
4/29/2011 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 593
• Amendment(s) adopted (342126) -SJ 593
• Substituted CS/CS/HB 277 -SJ 593
• Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 277 (Ch. 2011-113) -SJ 593