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2007-2008 Regular Session - SB 182
Torts; asbestos/silica claims; change 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 change provisions relating to asbestos claims and silica claims; to state legislative findings and purpose; 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 an effective date and applicability; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Status History
May/01/2007 - Effective Date
Apr/30/2007 - Act 9
Apr/30/2007 - Senate Date Signed by Governor
Apr/30/2007 - Senate Sent to Governor
Apr/20/2007 - Senate Agreed House Amend or Sub
Apr/17/2007 - House Passed/Adopted By Substitute
Apr/17/2007 - House Third Readers
Apr/13/2007 - House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Mar/29/2007 - House Second Readers
Mar/28/2007 - House First Readers
Mar/27/2007 - Senate Passed/Adopted By Substitute
Mar/27/2007 - Senate Third Read
Mar/20/2007 - Senate Read Second Time
Mar/19/2007 - Senate Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Feb/20/2007 - Senate Read and Referred
Feb/15/2007 - Senate Hopper
4/17/2007 Modified Structured Rule; 4/20/2007 Senate agreed to House substitute
Apr/20/2007 - Senate Vote #444Yea(36)Nay(3)NV(14)
Apr/17/2007 - House Vote #321Yea(156)Nay(1)NV(14)
Mar/27/2007 - Senate Vote #189Yea(49)Nay(0)NV(5)
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