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

by Brandes (CO-SPONSORS) Perry; Baxley; Hutson
Providing requirements for a civil action based on a COVID-19-related claim; providing that the plaintiff has the burden of proof in such action; providing a statute of limitations; providing severability; providing retroactive applicability, etc.
Effective Date: This act shall take effect upon becoming a law and shall apply retroactively. However, the provisions of this act shall not apply in a civil action against a particularly named defendant which is commenced before the effective date of this act
Last Event: 03/03/21 S Now in Rules on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 9:42 AM

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

Related Bills

Bill Text

    • 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    • 581764 , Judiciary, Thurston Date Filed: 01/22/21, Line#: 163 Senate(c): Withdrawn 01/26/2021 08:27 AM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    • 475864 , Commerce and Tourism, Torres Date Filed: 02/12/21, Line#: 163 Senate(c): Withdrawn 03/03/2021 08:50 AM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

Staff Analysis

Chamber Committee
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

(No Votes Recorded)

Bill History

Event Time Member Committee Ver.
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 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

Statute Other Bill Citations
768.38 CS/HB 7, CS/SB 1060, HB 1617