CS/CS/HB 985 -  Sovereign Immunity

by Judiciary Committee and Civil Justice & Property Rights Subcommittee and Beltran
Revises statutory limits on liability for tort claims against state & its agencies & subdivisions; revises requirements for government entity to settle claim or judgment; revises timeframe within which appropriate agency must make final disposition of claim after it is filed to prevent claim from being deemed denied; revises exceptions relating to instituting actions on claims against state or one of its agencies & to statute of limitations for such claims.
Effective Date: October 1, 2023
Last Event: Died on Second Reading Calendar on Monday, March 14, 2022 1:03 PM

Referred Committees and Committee Actions

House Referrals

Related Bills

Bill Text

  • PCS for CS/HB 985 (JDC) Date Published: 02/27/22
    • 703173 , Beltran (JDC) Date Filed: 02/22/22, Line#: 53 House(c): Withdrawn Prior to Consideration 02/27/2022 05:41 PM
    • 278669 , Beltran (JDC) Date Filed: 02/22/22, Line#: 124 House(c): Withdrawn Prior to Consideration 02/27/2022 05:41 PM
    • 952365 , Beltran (JDC) Date Filed: 02/22/22, Line#: 173 House(c): Withdrawn Prior to Consideration 02/27/2022 05:42 PM
    • 301715 , Beltran (JDC) Date Filed: 02/22/22, Line#: 1504 House(c): Withdrawn Prior to Consideration 02/27/2022 05:42 PM
    • 173707 , Beltran (CIV) Date Filed: 01/18/22, Line#: 121 House(c): Adopted Without Objection 01/19/2022 06:51 PM

Vote History

(No Votes Recorded)

Bill History

Event Time Member Committee Ver.
Event: H Died on Second Reading Calendar Time: 03/14/2022 - 1:03 PM Member: Committee: Version: c2
Event: H Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration Time: 03/12/2022 - 12:00 AM Member: Committee: Version: c2
Event: H Added to Second Reading Calendar Time: 03/03/2022 - 11:38 AM Member: Committee: Version: c2
Event: H Bill referred to House Calendar Time: 03/03/2022 - 11:38 AM Member: Committee: Version: c2
Event: H 1st Reading Time: 02/28/2022 - 11:01 PM Member: Committee: Version: c2
Event: H CS Filed Time: 02/28/2022 - 6:46 PM Member: Committee: Version: c2
Event: H Laid on Table under Rule 7.18(a) Time: 02/28/2022 - 6:46 PM Member: Committee: Version: c1
Event: H Reported out of Judiciary Committee Time: 02/28/2022 - 6:40 PM Member: Committee: Judiciary Committee Version: c1
Event: H Favorable with CS by Judiciary Committee Time: 02/28/2022 - 6:20 PM Member: Committee: Judiciary Committee Version: c1
Event: H PCS added to Judiciary Committee agenda Time: 02/27/2022 - 3:45 PM Member: Committee: Judiciary Committee Version: c1
Event: H Added to Judiciary Committee agenda Time: 02/21/2022 - 3:07 PM Member: Committee: Judiciary Committee Version: c1
Event: H Now in Judiciary Committee Time: 02/01/2022 - 11:23 AM Member: Committee: Judiciary Committee Version: c1
Event: H Reported out of Appropriations Committee Time: 02/01/2022 - 11:23 AM Member: Committee: Appropriations Committee Version: c1
Event: H Favorable by Appropriations Committee Time: 01/31/2022 - 10:23 PM Member: Committee: Appropriations Committee Version: c1
Event: H Added to Appropriations Committee agenda Time: 01/27/2022 - 4:14 PM Member: Committee: Appropriations Committee Version: c1
Event: H Now in Appropriations Committee Time: 01/21/2022 - 5:50 PM Member: Committee: Appropriations Committee Version: c1
Event: H Referred to Judiciary Committee Time: 01/21/2022 - 5:50 PM Member: Committee: Judiciary Committee Version: c1
Event: H Referred to Appropriations Committee Time: 01/21/2022 - 5:50 PM Member: Committee: Appropriations Committee Version: c1
Event: H 1st Reading Time: 01/20/2022 - 6:16 PM Member: Committee: Version: c1
Event: H CS Filed Time: 01/20/2022 - 10:50 AM Member: Committee: Version: c1
Event: H Laid on Table under Rule 7.18(a) Time: 01/20/2022 - 10:50 AM Member: Committee: Version: __
Event: H Reported out of Civil Justice & Property Rights Subcommittee Time: 01/20/2022 - 10:43 AM Member: Committee: Civil Justice & Property Rights Subcommittee Version: __
Event: H Favorable with CS by Civil Justice & Property Rights Subcommittee Time: 01/19/2022 - 6:51 PM Member: Committee: Civil Justice & Property Rights Subcommittee Version: __
Event: H Added to Civil Justice & Property Rights Subcommittee agenda Time: 01/14/2022 - 4:14 PM Member: Committee: Civil Justice & Property Rights Subcommittee Version: __
Event: H 1st Reading Time: 01/11/2022 - 9:25 PM Member: Committee: Version: __
Event: H Now in Civil Justice & Property Rights Subcommittee Time: 01/07/2022 - 11:43 AM Member: Committee: Civil Justice & Property Rights Subcommittee Version: __
Event: H Referred to Judiciary Committee Time: 01/07/2022 - 11:43 AM Member: Committee: Judiciary Committee Version: __
Event: H Referred to Appropriations Committee Time: 01/07/2022 - 11:43 AM Member: Committee: Appropriations Committee Version: __
Event: H Referred to Civil Justice & Property Rights Subcommittee Time: 01/07/2022 - 11:43 AM Member: Committee: Civil Justice & Property Rights Subcommittee Version: __
Event: H Filed Time: 12/20/2021 - 3:55 PM Member: Beltran Committee: Version: __

Statutes Referenced by this Bill

Statute Other Bill Citations
45.061 HB 799, CS/CS/CS/SB 974
110.504 HB 799, CS/CS/CS/SB 974
111.071 HB 799, CS/CS/CS/SB 974
163.01 HB 799, CS/CS/CS/SB 974
190.043 HB 799, CS/CS/CS/SB 974
213.015 HB 799, CS/CS/CS/SB 974, CS/CS/HB 1041
252.51 HB 799, CS/CS/CS/SB 974
252.89 HB 799, CS/CS/CS/SB 974
252.944 HB 799, CS/CS/CS/SB 974
260.0125 HB 799, CS/CS/CS/SB 974
284.31 HB 799, CS/CS/CS/SB 974
284.38 HB 799, CS/CS/CS/SB 974
322.13 HB 799, CS/CS/CS/SB 974
337.19 HB 799, CS/CS/CS/SB 974
341.302 SB 426, HB 799, CS/CS/CS/SB 974
373.1395 HB 799, CS/CS/CS/SB 974
375.251 HB 799, CS/CS/CS/SB 974
381.0056 HB 799, CS/CS/CS/SB 974
393.075 HB 799, CS/CS/CS/SB 974
395.1055 HB 799, SB 850, CS/CS/CS/SB 974, HB 7037
403.706 HB 799, CS/CS/CS/SB 974, CS/CS/HB 1241, SB 1944
409.993 HB 799, CS/CS/CS/SB 974
455.221 HB 799, CS/CS/CS/SB 974
455.32 HB 799, CS/CS/CS/SB 974
456.009 HB 799, CS/CS/CS/SB 974
456.076 CS/CS/SB 358, HB 799, HB 953, CS/CS/CS/SB 974, SB 1370, CS/HB 1521, SB 1946
471.038 HB 799, CS/CS/CS/SB 974
472.006 HB 799, CS/CS/CS/SB 974
497.167 HB 799, CS/CS/CS/SB 974
513.118 HB 799, CS/CS/CS/SB 974
548.046 HB 799, CS/CS/CS/SB 974
556.106 HB 799, CS/CS/CS/SB 974
589.19 HB 799, CS/CS/CS/SB 974
723.0611 HB 799, CS/CS/CS/SB 974
760.11 SB 550, HB 627, SB 688, HB 799, HB 853, CS/CS/CS/SB 974
766.1115 HB 799, CS/CS/CS/SB 974
766.112 HB 799, CS/CS/CS/SB 974
768.1355 HB 799, CS/CS/CS/SB 974
768.28 CS/CS/SB 80*, CS/CS/SB 358, SB 450, HB 799, HB 857, SB 948, HB 953, CS/CS/CS/SB 974, SB 1172, SB 1370, CS/HB 1521, HB 1549, CS/HB 6513*, CS/CS/CS/HB 6515*, CS/HB 6521
768.295 HB 799, CS/CS/CS/SB 974
944.713 HB 799, CS/CS/CS/SB 974
946.5026 HB 799, CS/CS/CS/SB 974
946.514 HB 799, CS/CS/CS/SB 974
961.06 HB 241, SB 526, HB 799, CS/CS/CS/SB 974
1002.33 CS/HB 225, CS/HB 609, SB 622, SB 698, CS/CS/SB 758, HB 799, SB 848, CS/CS/HB 865, SB 892, CS/HB 899, CS/CS/CS/SB 974, SB 1240, CS/CS/CS/HB 1505*, CS/SB 1830, SB 2524, CS/HB 5101, HB 7035
1002.333 HB 799, CS/CS/CS/SB 974
1002.34 HB 155, SB 698, HB 799, CS/CS/CS/SB 974, SB 1068
1002.55 HB 799, CS/CS/CS/SB 974, HB 1417, SB 1922
1002.83 HB 799, CS/CS/CS/SB 974
1002.88 HB 799, CS/CS/CS/SB 974
1006.24 HB 799, CS/CS/CS/SB 974
1006.261 HB 799, CS/CS/CS/SB 974

(*) Not the latest version