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CS/SB 1582: Asbestos Trust Claims

GENERAL BILL by Commerce and Tourism ; Simmons

Asbestos Trust Claims; Requiring a plaintiff who files an asbestos claim to provide certain information to the parties of the action within a specified timeframe; requiring the plaintiff to supplement the information and materials under certain circumstances within a specified timeframe; authorizing the defendant to seek discovery from an asbestos trust; prohibiting the plaintiff from claiming privilege or confidentiality to bar discovery of such materials, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2020
Last Action: 3/14/2020 House - Died in returning Messages
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Judiciary (JU)
  2. Commerce and Tourism (CM)
  3. Rules (RC)

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    1/8/2020 Senate • Filed
    1/13/2020 Senate • Referred to Judiciary; Commerce and Tourism; Rules -SJ 119
    1/14/2020 Senate • Introduced -SJ 119
    1/30/2020 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 02/04/20, 12:30 pm, 110 Senate Building
    2/4/2020 Senate • Favorable by Judiciary; YEAS 6 NAYS 0 -SJ 239
    • Now in Commerce and Tourism
    2/13/2020 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Commerce and Tourism, 02/18/20, 10:00 am, 110 Senate Building
    2/18/2020 Senate • CS by Commerce and Tourism; YEAS 4 NAYS 0 -SJ 325
    • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
    2/19/2020 Senate • Now in Rules
    • CS by Commerce and Tourism read 1st time -SJ 331
    2/26/2020 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Rules, 03/02/20, 12:00 pm, 110 Senate Building
    3/2/2020 Senate • Favorable by- Rules; YEAS 17 NAYS 0 -SJ 374
    3/3/2020 Senate • Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
    • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/05/20 -SJ 461
    3/5/2020 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 444
    • Placed on 3rd reading
    3/6/2020 Senate • Read 3rd time -SJ 510
    • CS passed; YEAS 38 NAYS 0 -SJ 510
    3/6/2020 House • In Messages
    3/9/2020 House • Referred to Calendar -HJ 1009
    • Received -HJ 1009
    3/10/2020 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/10/20
    • Read 2nd time -HJ 1053
    • Amendment(s) adopted (838709) -HJ 1053
    • Placed on 3rd reading
    3/11/2020 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 1114
    • Amendment(s) failed (750735) -HJ 1114
    • CS passed as amended; YEAS 86 NAYS 31 -HJ 1115
    3/11/2020 Senate • In returning messages
    3/13/2020 Senate • Amendment(s) to House amendment(s) adopted (845444) -SJ 879
    • Concurred in House amendment(s) as amended (838709) -SJ 879
    • CS passed as amended; YEAS 38 NAYS 0 -SJ 879
    3/13/2020 House • In returning messages
    3/14/2020 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
    • Died in returning Messages

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  • CS/SB 1582, Committee Substitute 1 (Current Bill Version) Posted 2/18/2020 at 4:49 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   Rules (Pre-Meeting) 2/28/2020 (pdf)
    Rules (Post-Meeting) 3/3/2020 (pdf)
    House Message Summary (pdf)

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 741 (c1) Asbestos Trust Claims Leek Similar Last Action: 3/10/2020 H Laid on Table - Companion bill(s) CS/SB 1582 passed -HJ 1070

    Floor Amendments (7)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Floor Action Format
    838709 - Amendment
    Remove lines 43-45 and insert:
    Leek 3/10/2020
    8:24 AM
    Senate: Adopted
    3/13/2020
    PDF
    hierarchy 361960 - S Amend. to H Amend. (838709)
    Delete lines 4 - 16 and insert:
    Torres 3/12/2020
    2:29 PM
    Senate: Withdrawn
    3/13/2020
    Web Page
    PDF
    hierarchy 284084 - S Amend. to H Amend. (838709)
    Delete lines 6 - 9 and insert:
    Simmons 3/12/2020
    5:04 PM
    Senate: Withdrawn
    3/13/2020
    Web Page
    PDF
    hierarchy 845444 - S Amend. to H Amend. (838709)
    Delete lines 6 - 16 and insert:
    Simmons 3/13/2020
    9:38 AM
    Senate: Adopted
    3/13/2020
    Web Page
    PDF
    750735 - Amendment
    Between lines 67 and 68, insert:
    Hattersley 3/11/2020
    8:52 AM
    House: Failed
    3/11/2020
    PDF
    090939 - Strike All Amendment
    Remove everything after the enacting clause and insert:
    Leek 3/9/2020
    2:10 PM
    House: Withdrawn
    3/10/2020
    PDF
    hierarchy 977123 - Amendment to Amendment (090939)
    Between lines 53 and 54, insert:
    Hattersley 3/9/2020
    5:24 PM
    House: Withdrawn
    3/10/2020
    PDF

    Committee Votes (1)

    Date Committee Result
    3/2/2020 12:00 PM Rules 17 Yeas - 0 Nays

    Floor Votes (4)

    Date Chamber Result
    3/6/2020 4:59 PM Senate 38 Yeas - 0 Nays
    3/11/2020 7:34 PM House - Amendment 750735 42 Yeas - 76 Nays
    3/11/2020 7:36 PM House 86 Yeas - 31 Nays
    3/13/2020 3:43 PM Senate 38 Yeas - 0 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (1)

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

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  • SB 1582, Original Filed Version Posted 1/8/2020 at 4:40 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   Judiciary (Pre-Meeting) 2/3/2020 (pdf)
    Judiciary (Post-Meeting) 2/4/2020 (pdf)
    Commerce and Tourism (Pre-Meeting) 2/17/2020 (pdf)
    Commerce and Tourism (Post-Meeting) 2/18/2020 (pdf)

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 741 (c1) Asbestos Trust Claims Leek Similar Last Action: 3/10/2020 H Laid on Table - Companion bill(s) CS/SB 1582 passed -HJ 1070

    Committee Amendments (1)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    301124 - Amendment
    Delete lines 43 - 46.
    Commerce and Tourism
    (Simmons)
    2/18/2020
    9:08 AM
    Replaced by Committee Substitute
    2/18/2020
    Web Page
    PDF

    Committee Votes (2)

    Date Committee Result
    2/4/2020 12:30 PM Judiciary 6 Yeas - 0 Nays
    2/18/2020 10:00 AM Commerce and Tourism 4 Yeas - 0 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (1)

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

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