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2015 Legislation

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Bills FJRI is SUPPORTING

Accuracy in Damages

One Pager / White Paper

 HB 1199 - Metz

 CS/HB 1199

Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee

On Committee agenda - Civil Justice Subcommittee, 03/24/15, 8:00 am, 404 H

Vote History: 8 Yeas, 5 Nays

Died in Judiciary.

 SB 1240 - Richter  Referred to Judiciary; Banking & Insurance; Rules

Died in Judiciary.

Assignment of Benefits

Study

 HB 669 - Tobia 

 PCS For HB 669 (IBS)

 CS/HB 669

 PCS For CS/HB 669 (CJS)

 CS/CS/HB 669

Referred to Insurance & Banking; Civil Justice Subcommittee; Regulatory Affairs

On Committee agenda - Insurance & Banking Subcommittee, 03/18/15, 8:00 am, 404 H - PCS

Vote History: 10 Yeas, 3 Nays

On Committee agenda - Civil Justice Subcommittee, 03/24/15, 8:00 am, 404 H - PCS

Vote History: 12 Yeas, 0 Nays

Died in Regulatory Affairs

 SB 1064 - Hukill

 CS/SB 1064

Referred to Banking & Insurance; Judiciary; Rules

On Committee agenda - Banking and Insurance, 03/23/15, 1:30 pm, 110 S

Vote History: 8 Yeas, 1 Nays

On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 04/15/15, 2:00 pm, 110 Senate Office Building - Not considered

Died in Judiciary

 SB 1210 - Hays  Referred to Banking & Insurance; Judiciary; Rules Died in Banking & Insurance

Bad Faith

White Paper

 HB 1197 - Hill 

 CS/HB 1197 

Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Insurance & Banking Subcommittee; Judiciary

On Committee agenda - Civil Justice Subcommittee, 03/24/15, 8:00 am, 404 H

Vote History: 9 Yeas, 4 Nays

Died in Insurance & Banking Subcommittee

 SB 1088 - Brandes

Referred to Banking and Insurance; Judiciary; Rules

On Committee agenda - Banking and Insurance, 03/23/15, 1:30 pm, 110 S

-- Temporarily Postponed 

Patent Troll

      HB 1103 - Stone

      CS/HB 1103

      CS/CS/HB 1103

Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Judiciary

On Committee agenda - Civil Justice Subcommittee, 03/17/15, 8:00 am, 404 H

Vote History: Yeas 13, Nays 0

On Committee agenda - Judiciary Committee, 04/08/15, 9:00 am, 404 H

Vote History: Yeas 18, Nays 0

Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading

- Died on Calendar

 SB 1084 - Brandes

 CS/SB 1084

Referred to Judiciary; Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; Appropriations

On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 03/31/15, 4:00 pm, 110 Senate Office Building

Vote History: Yeas 9, Nays 0

- Died in Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice

Punitive Damages

 HB 1067 - Santiago

Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Judiciary

On Committee agenda - Civil Justice Subcommittee, 03/24/15, 8:00 am, 404 H

-- Temporarily Postponed

- Died in Civil Justice Subcommittee

 SB 978 - Richter

Referred to Judiciary; Rules

- Died in Judiciary


Bills FJRI is OPPOSING

Prejudgment Interest 

One Pager / Memo

 HB 941 - McGhee Referred to Civil Justice & Claims Subcommittee; Appropriations Committee; Judiciary Committee

- Died in Civil Justice Subcommittee.

 SB 794 - Ring 

Referred to Judiciary; Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; Appropriations

On Committee agenda - Judiciary, 03/10/15, 4:00 pm, 110 S

- Temporarily Postponed 

On Committee agenda - Judiciary, 03/17/15, 11:00 am, 110 S

- Meeting Cancelled

On Committee agenda - Judiciary, 03/24/15, 4:00 pm, 110 S

- Temporarily Postponed 

On Committee agenda - Judiciary, 03/31/15, 4:00 pm, 110 S

- Temporarily Postponed 

On Committee agenda - Judiciary, 04/15/15, 2:00 pm, 110 S

04/15/15  Not Considered by Judiciary

Died in Judiciary

Compensation for Personal Injury or Wrongful Death Arising from a Medical Injury

 HB 1109 - Pigman

Referred to Judiciary Committee; Appropriations Committee; Health & Human Services Committee

 Died in Judiciary. 

 SB 1198 - Brandes

Referred to Judiciary; Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Rules

Died in Judiciary.


Bills FJRI is WATCHING

Agency Relationships with Governmental Health Care Contractors

 HB 965 - Costello

Referred to Health Quality Subcommittee; Appropriations Committee; Health & Human Services Committee

Died in Health Quality Subcommittee.

 SB 1146 - Simmons

 CS/SB 1146

 First Engrossed

Referred to Health Policy; Judiciary; Rules

On Committee agenda - Health Policy, 03/10/15, 1:30 pm, 412 K

Vote History: 9 Yeas, 0 Nays

On Committee agenda - Judiciary, 03/24/15, 4:00 pm, 110 S

Vote History: 9 Yeas, 0 Nays

On Committee agenda - Rules, 04/02/15, 11:30 am, 110 S

Vote History:  11 Yeas, 0 Nays

04/09/15  Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/14/15

04/14/15 Read Second Time; Amendments Adopted (101552, 556230); Ordered Engrossed; Placed on Third Reading, 04/22/15

04/22/15  Read Third Time; Passed (Vote: 38 Yeas / 0 Nays)

HOUSE In Messages

Died in Messages.

Civil Liability to Farmers

 HB 137 - Rader

Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Agriculture & Natural Resources Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee

On Committee agenda - Civil Justice Subcommittee, 03/17/15, 8:00 am, 404 H

Vote History: 13 Yeas, 0 Nays

On Committee agenda - Agriculture & Natural Resources Subcommittee, 03/24/15, 3:30 pm, 102 H

Vote History: 11 Yeas, 0 Nays

On Committee agenda - Judiciary Committee, 04/14/15, 9:00 am, 404 H

Vote History: 18 Yeas, 0 Nays

04/17/15 HOUSE Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/21/15

04/21/15 HOUSE Read Second Time; Substituted for SB 0158; Laid on Table, Refer to SB 0158

 SB 158 - Evers

Referred to Agriculture; Judiciary

On Committee agenda - Agriculture, 02/16/15, 4:00 pm, 301 S

Vote History: 5 Yeas, 0 Nays

On Committee agenda - Judiciary, 03/03/15, 4:00 pm, 110 S

Vote History: 10 Yeas, 0 Nays

03/12/15  Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/18/15

03/18/15  Read Second Time; Placed on Third Reading, 03/24/15

03/24/15  Read Third Time; Passed (Vote: 38 Yeas / 0 Nays)

04/01/15 HOUSE In Messages

HOUSE Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/21/15

04/21/15 HOUSE Substituted for HB 0137; Read Second Time; Placed on Third Reading, 04/22/15

04/22/15 Read Third Time; Passed (Vote: 113 Yeas / 0 Nays)

SENATE Ordered enrolled

05/07/15 Signed by Officers and presented to Governor (Governor must act on this bill by 05/22/15)

05/21/15 Approved by Governor, Chapter No. 2015-38

Construction Defect Claims

 HB 87 - Passidomo

 CS/HB 87

 CS/CS/HB 87

 CS/CS/CS/HB 87

  Enrolled

Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Business & Professions Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee

On Committee agenda - Civil Justice Subcommittee, 02/04/15, 9:00 am, 404 H

Vote History: 13 Yeas, 0 Nays

On Committee agenda - Business & Professions Subcommittee, 03/10/15, 12:30 pm, 12 H

Vote History: 12 Yeas, 1 Nay

On Committee agenda - Judiciary Committee, 04/08/15, 9:00 am, 404 H

Vote History: 18 Yeas, 0 Nays

04/13/15 Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/15/15

04/15/15 Read Second Time; Placed on Third Reading, 04/16/15

04/16/15 Read Third Time; Passed (Vote: 112 Yeas / 0 Nays)

04/21/15 SENATE In Messages

04/23/15 SENATE Read Second Time; Placed on Third Reading, 04/24/15

04/24/15 SENATE Read Third Time; Passed (Vote: 35 Yeas / 4 Nays)

04/27/15 HOUSE Enrolled Text (ER) Filed

06/11/15 Signed by Officers and presented to Governor (Governor must act on this bill by 06/26/15)

06/16/15 Approved by Governor; Chapter No. 2015-165

 SB 418 - Richter

 CS/SB 418

Referred to Regulated Industries; Banking and Insurance; Fiscal Policy

On Committee agenda - Regulated Industries, 03/31/15, 1:30 pm, 110 S

Vote History: 11 Yeas, 0 Nays

On Committee agenda - Banking and Insurance, 04/07/15, 1:30 pm, 110 S

Vote History: 10 Yeas, 0 Nays

On Committee agenda - Fiscal Policy, 04/15/15, 9:00 am, 412 K

Vote History: 9 Yeas, 0 Nays

04/16/15 SENATE Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/22/15

04/22/15 SENATE Read Second Time; Substituted for HB 0087; Laid on Table, Refer to HB 0087

Motor Liability Insurance

 HB 819 - Artiles

Referred to Insurance & Banking Subcommittee; Government Operations Appropriations Subcommittee; Regulatory Affairs Committee

Died in Insurance and Banking Subcommittee.

 SB 976 - Flores

Referred to Banking and Insurance; Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development; Appropriations

On Committee agenda - Banking and Insurance, 04/07/15, 1:30 pm, 110 S

- Temporarily Postponed 

Died in Banking and Insurance

Patent Troll Litigation

 HB 1103 - Stone

 CS/HB 1103

 CS/CS/HB 1103

Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee

On Committee agenda - Civil Justice Subcommittee, 03/17/15, 8:00 am, 404 H

Vote History: 13 Yeas, 0 Nays

On Committee agenda - Judiciary Committee, 04/08/15, 9:00 am, 404 H

Vote History: 18 Yeas, 0 Nays

04/10/15 Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading.

Died on Calendar.

 SB 1084 - Brandes 

 CS/SB 1084

Referred to Judiciary; Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; Appropriations

On Committee agenda - Judiciary, 03/31/15, 4:00 pm, 110 S

Vote History: 9 Yeas, 0 Nays

Died in Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice.

Personal Injury Protection Insurance  HB 819 - Artiles

Referred to Insurance & Banking Subcommittee; Government Operations Appropriations Subcommittee; Regulatory Affairs Committee

Died in Insurance & Banking Subcommittee.

Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation

(SLAPP Lawsuits)

 HB 1041 - Moskowitz

 CS/HB 1041

Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Government Operations Subcommittee (03/16/15 - Government Operations Subcommittee removed); Judiciary Committee

On Committee agenda - Civil Justice Subcommittee, 03/24/15, 8:00 am, 404 H

Vote History: 13 Yeas, 0 Nays

On Committee agenda - Judiciary Committee, 04/08/15, 9:00 am, 404 H

Vote History: 17 Yeas, 0 Nays

04/21/15  Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/23/15

04/23/15  Substituted for SB 1312; Laid on Table, Refer to SB 1312

 SB 1312 - Simmons

 CS/SB 1312

 First Engrossed

 Enrolled

Referred to Judiciary; Rules

On Committee agenda - Judiciary, 03/10/15, 4:00 pm, 110 S

Vote History: 10 Yeas, 0 Nays

On Committee agenda - Rules, 03/19/15, 1:00 pm, 110 S

Vote History:  13 Yeas, 0 Nays

03/26/15  Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/01/15

04/01/15  Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/02/15

04/02/15  Read Second Time; Placed on Third Reading, 04/08/15

04/08/15 Read Third Time; Passed (Vote: 40 Yeas / 0 Nays)

04/14/15 HOUSE In Messages

04/23/15 HOUSE Substituted for HB 1041; Read Second Time; Placed on Third Reading, 04/24/15

04/24/15 HOUSE Read Third Time; Passed (Vote: 114 Yeas / 1 Nay)

SENATE Enrolled Text (ER) Filed
05/07/15 Signed by Officers and presented to Governor (Governor must act on this bill by 05/22/15)

05/21/15 Approved by Governor; Chapter No. 2015-70