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2005-2006 Regular Session - HB 239
Civil practice; settlement offers; litigation costs
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First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Title 9 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to civil practice, so as to provide for the manner of making certain settlement offers in certain civil actions; to provide that a party rejecting a settlement offer may be liable for litigation costs where a judgment is significantly less favorable to the rejecting party than was the settlement offer; to provide for practice and procedure; to provide for related matters; to provide an effective date and applicability; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Status History
Apr/27/2006 - Effective Date
Apr/27/2006 - Act 589
Apr/27/2006 - House Date Signed by Governor
Apr/07/2006 - House Sent to Governor
Mar/30/2006 - Senate Receded from Amend or Sub
Mar/28/2006 - House Disagreed Senate Amend or Sub
Mar/24/2006 - Senate Passed/Adopted By Substitute
Mar/24/2006 - Senate Third Read
Mar/23/2006 - Senate Read Second Time
Mar/22/2006 - Senate Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Mar/13/2006 - Senate Read and Referred
Mar/09/2006 - House Passed/Adopted By Substitute
Mar/09/2006 - House Third Readers
Mar/02/2006 - House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Feb/02/2005 - House Second Readers
Feb/01/2005 - House First Readers
Jan/31/2005 - House Hopper
2/01/05 Special Committee on Civil Justice Reform; 3/9/06 Structured Rule in House
Mar/30/2006 - Senate Vote #1184Yea(50)Nay(0)NV(4)
Mar/24/2006 - Senate Vote #974Yea(51)Nay(2)NV(1)
Mar/09/2006 - House Vote #779Yea(114)Nay(35)NV(27)
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