SB 84 - Action for Wrongful Death - 4-year limitation

First Reader Summary

A bill to amend Code Section 9-3-33 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to limitations of actions for injuries to the person, so as to provide for a four-year limitation of action for wrongful death; to provide for applicability.

James, Donzella (35th)
Status Summary HC: SC: Judy LA: 01/16/97 S - Read 1st time
Page Numbers - 1
Code Sections - 9-3-33
Senate Action House
1/16/97 Read 1st time

SB 84  97                                          LC 19 3205 
 
      SENATE BILL 84 
 
      By:  Senator James of the 35th 
 
 
                        A BILL TO BE ENTITLED 
                               AN ACT 
 
 
  1- 1  To amend Code Section 9-3-33 of the Official Code of Georgia 
  1- 2  Annotated, relating to limitations of actions for injuries 
  1- 3  to the person, so as to provide for a four-year limitation 
  1- 4  of action for wrongful death; to provide for applicability; 
  1- 5  to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes. 
 
  1- 6       BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA: 
 
  1- 7                           SECTION 1. 
 
  1- 8  Code Section 9-3-33 of the Official Code of Georgia 
  1- 9  Annotated, relating to limitations of actions for injuries 
  1-10  to the person, is amended by striking said Code section and 
  1-11  inserting in its place the following: 
 
  1-12    "9-3-33. 
 
  1-13    Actions Except as otherwise provided in this Code section, 
  1-14    actions for injuries to the person shall be brought within 
  1-15    two years after the right of action accrues,. except for 
  1-16    injuries Injuries to the reputation, which shall be 
  1-17    brought within one year after the right of action accrues, 
  1-18    and except.  Actions for wrongful death and actions for 
  1-19    injuries to the person involving loss of consortium, which 
  1-20    shall be brought within four years after the right of 
  1-21    action accrues." 
 
  1-22                           SECTION 2. 
 
  1-23  This Act shall apply to actions for wrongful death which 
  1-24  accrue on or after July 1, 1997. 
 
  1-25                           SECTION 3. 
 
  1-26  All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are 
  1-27  repealed. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Clerk of the House
Robert E. Rivers, Jr., Clerk
Last Updated on 04/20/98

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