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2005-2006 Regular Session - HB 416
Torts; asbestos or silica claims; definitions and provisions
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First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Title 51 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to torts, so as to provide for legislative findings and purposes; to provide for applicability; to provide definitions; to provide that physical impairment shall be an essential element of an asbestos claim or a silica claim; to provide for a limitations period for filing a claim; to provide for dismissal of pending claims under certain conditions; to provide for general rules applicable to new filings; to provide for forum non conveniens; to provide for venue; to provide for joinder and consolidation of claims; to provide for other matters relative to the foregoing; to provide for severability; to provide an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Status History
Apr/12/2005 - Effective Date
Apr/12/2005 - Act 29
Apr/12/2005 - House Date Signed by Governor
Apr/05/2005 - House Sent to Governor
Mar/17/2005 - House Agreed Senate Amend or Sub
Mar/15/2005 - Senate Passed/Adopted By Substitute
Mar/15/2005 - Senate Third Read
Mar/11/2005 - Senate Read Second Time
Mar/10/2005 - Senate Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Feb/25/2005 - Senate Read and Referred
Feb/24/2005 - House Passed/Adopted By Substitute
Feb/24/2005 - House Third Readers
Feb/17/2005 - House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Feb/14/2005 - House Second Readers
Feb/10/2005 - House First Readers
Feb/09/2005 - House Hopper
2/24/05 Passed House by Committee on Rules Substitute; Rule 33.7
Mar/17/2005 - House Vote #328Yea(152)Nay(1)NV(19)
Mar/15/2005 - Senate Vote #274Yea(47)Nay(6)NV(1)
Feb/24/2005 - House Vote #119Yea(156)Nay(0)NV(11)
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