2005-2006 Regular Session - SB 215
Torts; asbestos/silica claim; physical impairment; filing; definitions
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.
Feb/17/2005 - Senate Read and Referred
Feb/16/2005 - Senate Hopper