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CS/HB 741: Asbestos Trust Claims

GENERAL BILL by Civil Justice Subcommittee ; Leek ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Sabatini

Asbestos Trust Claims; Requires plaintiff to provide certain materials after filing asbestos claim; authorizes defendant to seek discovery from asbestos trust; prohibits plaintiff from barring discovery or claiming privilege or confidentiality; specifies legal relevancy of asbestos trust claims materials & trust governance documents; requires trial court to adjust certain judgments under specified conditions.

Effective Date: 7/1/2020
Last Action: 3/10/2020 House - Laid on Table - Companion bill(s) CS/SB 1582 passed -HJ 1070
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
11/22/2019 House • Filed
12/16/2019 House • Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 61
1/14/2020 House • On Committee agenda-- Civil Justice Subcommittee, 01/16/20, 8:30 am, Sumner Hall
• Introduced -HJ 61
1/16/2020 House • CS by Civil Justice Subcommittee; YEAS 10 NAYS 5 -HJ 403
1/17/2020 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.18(c)
• CS by Civil Justice Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 398
1/21/2020 House • Original reference(s) removed: Justice Appropriations Subcommittee
• CS referred to Judiciary Committee -HJ 410
• Now in Judiciary Committee -HJ 410
1/28/2020 House • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary Committee, 01/30/20, 8:00 am, Sumner Hall
1/30/2020 House • Favorable by- Judiciary Committee; YEAS 12 NAYS 6 -HJ 477
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 477
3/3/2020 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/06/20
3/6/2020 House • Temporarily postponed, on 2nd Reading -HJ 898
3/10/2020 House • Laid on Table - Companion bill(s) CS/SB 1582 passed -HJ 1070