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 Bill Status of SB2140  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  COVID19-LIMITED LIABILITY ACT

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Dan McConchie, Brian W. Stewart, Jason A. Barickman, Terri Bryant, Jason Plummer, Jil Tracy and Dale Fowler

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  5/21/2021SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the COVID-19 Limited Liability Act. Provides that a person shall not bring or maintain a civil action alleging exposure or potential exposure to COVID-19 unless: the civil action relates to a minimum medical condition; the civil action involves an act that was intended to cause harm; or the civil action involves an act that constitutes actual malice. Provides, with exceptions, that a person who possesses or is in control of a premises shall not be liable for civil damages for any injuries sustained from the individual's exposure to COVID-19. Provides that a person shall not be held liable for civil damages for any injuries sustained from exposure or potential exposure to COVID-19 if the act or omission alleged to violate a duty of care was in substantial compliance or was consistent with any federal or State statute, rule, regulation, order, or public health guidance related to COVID-19 that was applicable to the person or activity at issue at the time of the alleged exposure or potential exposure. Provides that a health care provider shall not be liable for civil damages for causing or contributing to the death or injury of an individual as a result of the health care provider's acts or omissions while providing or arranging health care in support of the State's response to COVID-19. Provides that any person who designs, manufactures, labels, sells, distributes, or donates household disinfecting or cleaning supplies, personal protective equipment, or a qualified product in response to COVID-19 shall not be liable in a civil action alleging personal injury, death, or property damage caused by or resulting from: the design, manufacturing, labeling, selling, distributing, or donating of the household disinfecting or cleaning supplies, personal protective equipment, or a qualified product; or a failure to provide proper instructions or sufficient warnings. Provides that the Act applies retroactively to January 1, 2020.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/26/2021SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Dan McConchie
  2/26/2021SenateFirst Reading
  2/26/2021SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/16/2021SenateAssigned to Judiciary
  3/16/2021SenateTo Judiciary- Torts
  3/23/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Brian W. Stewart
  3/30/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Dan McConchie
  3/30/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  4/7/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Judiciary
  4/7/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Jason A. Barickman
  4/13/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Terri Bryant
  4/13/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Jason Plummer
  4/15/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Jil Tracy
  4/16/2021SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As April 23, 2021
  4/19/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Dale Fowler
  4/23/2021SenateRule 2-10 Committee/3rd Reading Deadline Established As April 30, 2021
  4/30/2021SenateRule 2-10 Committee/3rd Reading Deadline Established As May 7, 2021
  5/7/2021SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  5/7/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  5/10/2021SenateRule 2-10 Committee/3rd Reading Deadline Established As May 21, 2021
  5/10/2021SenateRe-assigned to Judiciary
  5/21/2021SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

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