HB 978 - Torts; automobile air bags; failure to deploy; liability (1)

First Reader Summary

A BILL to amend Chapter 1 of Title 51 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to general provisions relative to torts, so as to provide immunity to manufacturers, distributors, dealers, and sellers of motor vehicles from civil liability for injuries caused by failure of an air bag to deploy in certain circumstances; and for other purposes.

Wiles, John J (34th) Davis, J. Max (60th) Ehrhart, Earl (36th)
Cooper, Sharon M (31st) Irvin, Robert A (45th) Bannister, Charles E (77th)
Full Text HC: Judy SC: Trans
F/R: 03/11/97 L/A: 04/20/98 Signed by Governor
Code Sections Amended: 51
House Action Senate
3/11/97 Read 1st Time 2/27/98
3/13/97 Read 2nd Time 3/12/98
2/9/98 Favorably Reported 3/12/98
Sub Committee Amend/Sub Sub
2/26/98 Read 3rd Time 3/16/98
2/26/98 Passed/Adopted 3/16/98
CSFA Comm/Floor Amend/Sub CS
3/19/98 Amend/Sub Agreed To
4/1/98 Sent to Governor
4/20/98 Signed by Governor
899 Act/Veto Number
7/1/98 Effective Date

Code Sections

Code Sections amended: 51-1-47


Clerk of the House
Robert E. Rivers, Jr., Clerk
Last Updated on 04/28/98

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