CS/SB 72 -  Civil Liability for Damages Relating to COVID-19

by Rules and Brandes (CO-SPONSORS) Perry; Baxley; Hutson
Specifying requirements for civil actions based on COVID-19-related claims; requiring the court to make certain determinations in such actions; providing that plaintiffs have the burden of proof in such actions; providing preliminary procedures for civil actions based on COVID-19-related claims; requiring COVID-19-related claims to commence within specified timeframes, etc.
Effective Date: 03/29/2021
Last Event: 03/29/21 Chapter No. 2021-1 on Monday, March 29, 2021 5:28 PM

Referred Committees and Committee Actions

Senate Referrals

  • Judiciary
    • On agenda for: 01/25/21 2:30 PM
    • Favorable (final action) Votes: Yeas 7   Nays 4
  • Commerce and Tourism
    • On agenda for: 03/02/21 1:30 PM
    • Favorable (final action) Votes: Yeas 7   Nays 4
  • Rules
    • On agenda for: 03/11/21 8:15 AM
    • Favorable With Committee Substitute (final action) Votes: Yeas 10   Nays 5

Related Bills

Bill Text

    • 273472 , Berman Date Filed: 03/17/21, Line#: 212 Senate: Failed 3/18/2021 2:56:25 PM
    • 433794 , Torres Date Filed: 03/17/21, Line#: 232 Senate: Failed 3/18/2021 3:00:00 PM
    • 549168 , Brandes Date Filed: 03/16/21, Line#: 328 Senate: Adopted 3/18/2021 3:21:34 PM
    • AA 504394 , Thurston Date Filed: 03/17/21, Line#: 44 Senate: Failed 3/18/2021 3:14:15 PM
    • AA 930780 , Thurston Date Filed: 03/17/21, Line#: 44 Senate: Failed 3/18/2021 3:15:45 PM
    • AA 261298 , Thurston Date Filed: 03/17/21, Line#: 45 Senate: Failed 3/18/2021 3:21:18 PM
    • 645490 , Thurston Date Filed: 03/17/21, Line#: 365 Senate: Failed 3/18/2021 3:12:24 PM
    • SA 735608 , Thurston Date Filed: 03/17/21, Line#: 365 Senate: Failed 3/18/2021 3:09:27 PM
    • 435730 , Book Date Filed: 03/17/21, Line#: 366 Senate: Withdrawn 3/18/2021 3:22:29 PM
    • 446882 , Judiciary, Polsky Date Filed: 01/22/21, Line#: 131 Senate(c): Unfavorable 01/26/2021 08:27 AM
    • 254800 , Judiciary, Rouson Date Filed: 01/22/21, Line#: 141 Senate(c): Unfavorable 01/26/2021 08:27 AM
    • 967620 , Judiciary, Polsky Date Filed: 01/22/21, Line#: 152 Senate(c): Unfavorable 01/26/2021 08:27 AM
    • 581764 , Judiciary, Thurston Date Filed: 01/22/21, Line#: 163 Senate(c): Withdrawn 01/26/2021 08:27 AM
    • 951728 , Commerce and Tourism, Powell Date Filed: 02/15/21, Line#: 108 Senate(c): Unfavorable 03/03/2021 08:50 AM
    • 321008 , Commerce and Tourism, Pizzo Date Filed: 02/15/21, Line#: 131 Senate(c): Unfavorable 03/03/2021 08:50 AM
    • 358018 , Commerce and Tourism, Pizzo Date Filed: 03/02/21, Line#: 141 Senate(c): Unfavorable 03/03/2021 08:50 AM
    • 466366 , Commerce and Tourism, Pizzo Date Filed: 02/15/21, Line#: 148 Senate(c): Unfavorable 03/03/2021 08:50 AM
    • 928904 , Commerce and Tourism, Pizzo Date Filed: 02/15/21, Line#: 152 Senate(c): Unfavorable 03/03/2021 08:50 AM
    • 475864 , Commerce and Tourism, Torres Date Filed: 02/12/21, Line#: 163 Senate(c): Withdrawn 03/03/2021 08:50 AM
    • 407288 , Commerce and Tourism, Torres Date Filed: 02/12/21, Line#: 163 Senate(c): Unfavorable 03/03/2021 08:50 AM
    • 624688 , Commerce and Tourism, Taddeo Date Filed: 02/15/21, Line#: 163 Senate(c): Unfavorable 03/03/2021 08:50 AM
    • 274920 , Rules, Book Date Filed: 03/09/21, Line#: 0 Senate(c): Out of Order 03/11/2021 01:05 PM
    • SA 820166 , Rules, Book Date Filed: 03/09/21, Line#: 65 Senate(c): Out of Order 03/11/2021 01:05 PM
    • SA 300664 , Rules, Book Date Filed: 03/10/21, Line#: 163 Senate(c): Out of Order 03/11/2021 01:05 PM
    • 149800 , Rules, Brandes Date Filed: 03/10/21, Line#: 0 Senate(c): Replaced by Committee Substitute 03/11/2021 01:05 PM
    • AA 509644 , Rules, Farmer Date Filed: 03/10/21, Line#: 83 Senate(c): Unfavorable 03/11/2021 01:05 PM
    • AA 600008 , Rules, Farmer Date Filed: 03/10/21, Line#: 108 Senate(c): Unfavorable 03/11/2021 01:05 PM
    • AA 594458 , Rules, Farmer Date Filed: 03/10/21, Line#: 117 Senate(c): Unfavorable 03/11/2021 01:05 PM
    • AA 399590 , Rules, Farmer Date Filed: 03/10/21, Line#: 117 Senate(c): Unfavorable 03/11/2021 01:05 PM
    • AA 233752 , Rules, Farmer Date Filed: 03/10/21, Line#: 137 Senate(c): Unfavorable 03/11/2021 01:05 PM
    • AA 495044 , Rules, Farmer Date Filed: 03/10/21, Line#: 154 Senate(c): Unfavorable 03/11/2021 01:05 PM
    • AA 197850 , Rules, Powell Date Filed: 03/10/21, Line#: 219 Senate(c): Unfavorable 03/11/2021 01:05 PM
    • AA 752206 , Rules, Thurston Date Filed: 03/10/21, Line#: 249 Senate(c): Unfavorable 03/11/2021 01:05 PM
    • AA 734552 , Rules, Farmer Date Filed: 03/10/21, Line#: 250 Senate(c): Unfavorable 03/11/2021 01:05 PM
    • AA 399394 , Rules, Book Date Filed: 03/10/21, Line#: 251 Senate(c): Withdrawn 03/11/2021 01:05 PM
    • AA 777268 , Rules, Farmer Date Filed: 03/10/21, Line#: 262 Senate(c): Unfavorable 03/11/2021 01:05 PM
    • 258738 , Rules, Farmer Date Filed: 03/10/21, Line#: 131 Senate(c): Out of Order 03/11/2021 01:05 PM
    • 296990 , Rules, Farmer Date Filed: 03/10/21, Line#: 141 Senate(c): Out of Order 03/11/2021 01:05 PM
    • 113534 , Rules, Farmer Date Filed: 03/10/21, Line#: 152 Senate(c): Out of Order 03/11/2021 01:05 PM
    • 281950 , Rules, Powell Date Filed: 03/10/21, Line#: 154 Senate(c): Out of Order 03/11/2021 01:05 PM
    • 300896 , Rules, Farmer Date Filed: 03/10/21, Line#: 163 Senate(c): Out of Order 03/11/2021 01:05 PM
    • 936160 , Rules, Farmer Date Filed: 03/10/21, Line#: 163 Senate(c): Out of Order 03/11/2021 01:05 PM

Staff Analysis

Chamber Committee
Chamber: Senate Committee: Rules 3/15/2021 8:43:17 AM
Chamber: Senate Committee: Rules 3/9/2021 1:13:58 PM
Chamber: Senate Committee: Commerce and Tourism 3/3/2021 9:32:28 AM
Chamber: Senate Committee: Commerce and Tourism 3/1/2021 12:51:45 PM
Chamber: Senate Committee: Judiciary 1/26/2021 8:18:18 AM
Chamber: Senate Committee: Judiciary 1/22/2021 2:40:34 PM

Vote History

Chamber Date Yeas Nays Action Action 2 Vote Detail Barcode
Chamber: Senate Date: 03/18/2021 02:59 PM   Yeas: 17 Nays: 21 Action: Amendment Action 2: Vote Detail: Vote [Seq# 17] Barcode:
Chamber: Senate Date: 03/18/2021 03:08 PM   Yeas: 18 Nays: 18 Action: Amendment Action 2: Vote Detail: Vote [Seq# 18] Barcode:
Chamber: Senate Date: 03/18/2021 03:12 PM   Yeas: 16 Nays: 22 Action: Amendment Action 2: Vote Detail: Vote [Seq# 19] Barcode:
Chamber: Senate Date: 03/18/2021 03:21 PM   Yeas: 13 Nays: 23 Action: Amendment Action 2: Vote Detail: Vote [Seq# 20] Barcode:
Chamber: Senate Date: 03/18/2021 03:41 PM   Yeas: 24 Nays: 15 Action: Action 2: Vote Detail: Vote [Seq# 21] Barcode:
Chamber: House Date: 03/26/2021 02:47 PM   Yeas: 83 Nays: 31 Action: Action 2: Passage Vote Detail: Vote [Seq# 21] Barcode:

Bill History

Event Time Member Committee Ver.
Event: Chapter No. 2021-1 Time: 03/29/2021 - 5:28 PM Member: Committee: Version: er
Event: Approved by Governor -SJ 332 Time: 03/29/2021 - 5:27 PM Member: Committee: Version: er
Event: Signed by Officers and presented to Governor -SJ 333 Time: 03/29/2021 - 8:31 AM Member: Committee: Version: er
Event: H Message sent to senate Time: 03/26/2021 - 4:25 PM Member: Committee: Version: e1
Event: S Ordered enrolled -SJ 333 Time: 03/26/2021 - 3:09 PM Member: Committee: Version: e1
Event: H Immediately certified Time: 03/26/2021 - 2:47 PM Member: Committee: Version: e1
Event: H CS passed; YEAS 83, NAYS 31 Time: 03/26/2021 - 2:47 PM Member: Committee: Version: e1
Event: H Read 3rd time Time: 03/26/2021 - 2:05 PM Member: Committee: Version: e1
Event: H Added to Third Reading Calendar Time: 03/25/2021 - 5:09 PM Member: Committee: Version: e1
Event: H Placed on 3rd reading Time: 03/25/2021 - 4:59 PM Member: Committee: Version: e1
Event: H Read 2nd time Time: 03/25/2021 - 4:40 PM Member: Committee: Version: e1
Event: H 1st Reading Time: 03/18/2021 - 9:10 PM Member: Committee: Version: e1
Event: H Bill added to Special Order Calendar (3/25/2021) Time: 03/18/2021 - 7:07 PM Member: Committee: Version: e1
Event: H Bill referred to House Calendar Time: 03/18/2021 - 6:41 PM Member: Committee: Version: e1
Event: H In Messages Time: 03/18/2021 - 4:48 PM Member: Committee: Version: e1
Event: S Immediately certified -SJ 270 Time: 03/18/2021 - 3:59 PM Member: Committee: Version: e1
Event: S CS passed as amended; YEAS 24 NAYS 15 -SJ 267 Time: 03/18/2021 - 3:42 PM Member: Committee: Version: c1
Event: S Read 3rd time -SJ 267 Time: 03/18/2021 - 3:23 PM Member: Committee: Version: c1
Event: S Amendment(s) adopted (549168) -SJ 264, 267 Time: 03/18/2021 - 3:01 PM Member: Committee: Version: c1
Event: S Amendment(s) failed (273472, 433794, 645490, 735608) -SJ 264 Time: 03/18/2021 - 2:56 PM Member: Committee: Version: c1
Event: S Read 2nd time -SJ 264 Time: 03/18/2021 - 2:50 PM Member: Committee: Version: c1
Event: S CS by Rules read 1st time -SJ 249 Time: 03/16/2021 - 3:50 PM Member: Committee: Rules Version: c1
Event: S Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/18/21 -SJ 270 Time: 03/15/2021 - 3:10 PM Member: Committee: Version: c1
Event: S Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading Time: 03/15/2021 - 11:34 AM Member: Committee: Version: c1
Event: S Pending reference review -under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute) Time: 03/15/2021 - 9:31 AM Member: Committee: Rules Version: c1
Event: S CS by- Rules; YEAS 10 NAYS 5 -SJ 248 Time: 03/11/2021 - 11:35 AM Member: Committee: Rules Version: __
Event: S On Committee agenda-- Rules, 03/11/21, 8:15 am, 412 Knott Building Time: 03/08/2021 - 2:38 PM Member: Committee: Rules Version: __
Event: S Now in Rules Time: 03/03/2021 - 9:42 AM Member: Committee: Rules Version: __
Event: S Favorable by Commerce and Tourism; YEAS 7 NAYS 4 -SJ 191 Time: 03/02/2021 - 3:35 PM Member: Committee: Commerce and Tourism Version: __
Event: S Introduced -SJ 41 Time: 03/02/2021 - 11:09 AM Member: Committee: Version: __
Event: S On Committee agenda-- Commerce and Tourism, 03/02/21, 1:30 pm, 110 Senate Building Time: 02/25/2021 - 2:23 PM Member: Committee: Commerce and Tourism Version: __
Event: S On Committee agenda-- Commerce and Tourism, 02/15/21, 3:30 pm, 110 Senate Building --Temporarily Postponed Time: 02/16/2021 - 2:43 PM Member: Committee: Commerce and Tourism Version: __
Event: S Now in Commerce and Tourism Time: 01/26/2021 - 3:06 PM Member: Committee: Commerce and Tourism Version: __
Event: S Favorable by Judiciary; YEAS 7 NAYS 4 -SJ 176 Time: 01/25/2021 - 4:56 PM Member: Committee: Judiciary Version: __
Event: S On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 01/25/21, 2:30 pm, 412 Knott Building Time: 01/15/2021 - 3:17 PM Member: Committee: Judiciary Version: __
Event: S Referred to Judiciary; Commerce and Tourism; Rules -SJ 41 Time: 01/14/2021 - 1:58 PM Member: Committee: Judiciary Version: __
Event: S Filed Time: 01/06/2021 - 1:11 PM Member: Committee: Version: __

Statutes Referenced by this Bill