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2020 Legislation

Issue/More Information Bill # / Member Committee references Status

Bills SUPPORTED by FJRI

Accuracy in Damages

HB 9 - Leek

Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Commerce Committee; Judiciary Committee

SB 1668 - Simmons 

Referred to Judiciary; Health Policy; Rules

Asbestos Trust Claims

White Paper

HB 741 - Leek 

CS/HB 741

Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee

On Committee agenda - Civil Justice Subcommittee, 01/16/20, 8:30 am, 404 H

Vote History: 10 Yeas, 5 Nays

SB 1582 - Simmons 

Referred to Judiciary; Commerce and Tourism; Rules

Attorney Advertising

SB 1288 - Wright

Referred to Criminal Justice; Judiciary; Rules

Civil Actions Against Insurers

White Paper

One Pager

SB 924 - Brandes

Referred to Banking and Insurance; Judiciary; Rules

Contingency Fees

SB 1574 – Baxley

Referred to Community Affairs; Judiciary; Rules

Contingency Fee Multiplier (Property Insurance)

White Paper

SB 914 - Brandes

Referred to Banking and Insurance; Judiciary; Rules

On Committee agenda - Banking and Insurance, 01/21/20, 12:00 pm, 412 K

Innocent Sellers

(Product Liability) 

SB 896 – Brandes

Referred to Judiciary; Commerce and Tourism; Rules

Insurance

HB 359 - Santiago 

Referred to Insurance & Banking Subcommittee; Government Operations & Technology Appropriations Subcommittee; Commerce Committee

On Committee agenda - Insurance & Banking Subcommittee, 01/15/20, 3:30 pm, 404 H - PCS

Vote History: 15 Yeas, 0 Nays

SB 1334 – Brandes

Referred to Banking and Insurance; Infrastructure and Security; Rules

Litigation Financing 

SB 1828 - Broxson 

Referred to Banking and Insurance; Judiciary; Rules

Motor Vehicle Dealers

HB 977 - Rommel

Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee; State Affairs Committee

SB 1738 - Brandes

Referred to Infrastructure and Security; Banking and Insurance; Rules

Motor Vehicle Insurance Coverage for Windshield Glass

Update

HB 169 - Stark 

Referred to Insurance & Banking Subcommittee; Civil Justice Subcommittee; Commerce Committee

01.07.20 - Withdrawn

SB 312 - Stewart

Referred to Banking and Insurance; Commerce and Tourism; Rules

On Committee agenda - Banking and Insurance, 11.12.19, 1:30 pm, 412 K

Temporarily Postponed 

On Committee agenda - Banking and Insurance, 12.10.19, 2:00 pm, 412 K

Vote History: 4 Yeas, 4 Nays



Bills OPPOSED by FJRI

Judicial Nominating Commissions HB 379 – Jacquet Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; State Affairs Committee; Judiciary Committee
SB 86 – Thurston Referred to Judiciary; Ethics and Elections; Rules
Medical Negligence  HB 6051 – Slosberg Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Insurance & Banking Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee

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Attorney Fees and Costs

HB 461 – Alexander

CS/HB 461 

Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee

On Committee agenda - Criminal Justice Subcommittee, 01/15/20, 9:30 am, 404 H

Vote History: 15 Yeas, 0 Nays

SB 846 - Simmons

CS/SB 846

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

On Committee agenda - Criminal Justice, 01/14/20, 2:30 pm, 37 S

Vote History: 4 Yeas, 1 Nay

Circuit Courts and District Courts of Appeal SB 1740 – Stargel

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

Construction Defects HB 1381 - Gregory

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

SB 948 - Baxley

Referred to Community Affairs; Judiciary; Rules

Construction Defects HB 295 – Santiago

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

SB 1488 - Gruters 

Referred to Community Affairs; Judiciary; Rules

Development Orders HB 6019 - Casello

Referred to Commerce Committee; Judiciary Committee; State Affairs Committee

SB 250 - Berman 

Referred to Community Affairs; Judiciary; State Affairs Committee
Jurisdictions of the Courts

SB 1510 – Brandes

Referred to Judiciary; Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; Appropriations On Committee agenda - Judiciary, 01/21/20, 12:00 pm, 110 S
Motor Vehicle Insurance

HB 771 - Grall

Referred to Insurance & Banking Subcommittee; Government Operations & Technology Appropriations Subcommittee; Commerce Committee

SB 378 - Lee 

Referred to Infrastructure and Security; Banking and Insurance; Banking & Insurance; Appropriations

On Committee agenda - Infrastructure and Security, 01/21/20, 4:30 pm, 110 S

Property Insurance

HB 1357 - Trumbull  

Referred to Insurance & Banking Subcommittee; Civil Justice Subcommittee; Commerce Committee

SB 1760 - Gainer 

Referred to Banking and Insurance; Judiciary; Rules
Public Records

HB 195 - Rodrigues, R.

Referred to Oversight, Transparency & Public Management Subcommittee; Civil Justice Subcommittee; State Affairs Committee

On Committee agenda - Oversight, Transparency & Public Management Subcommittee, 10/24/19, 9:30 am, 17 H

Vote History: 12 Yeas, 0 Nays

On Committee agenda - Civil Justice Subcommittee, 11/14/19, 9:00 am, 404 H

Vote History: 11 Yeas, 0 Nays

On Committee agenda - State Affairs Committee, 12/09/19, 1:00 pm, 17 H

Vote History: 23 Yeas, 0 Nays

Placed on Special Order Calendar, 01/22/20

Punitive Damages

HB 6029 – Marino

Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee

SB 1226 - Book 

Referred to Judiciary; Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Appropriations
Sinkhole and Catastrophic Ground Cover Collapse Insurance

HB 399 - Marino

Referred to Insurance & Banking Subcommittee; Government Operations & Technology Appropriations Subcommittee; Commerce Committee

SB 904 - Hooper Referred to Banking and Insurance; Innovation, Industry, and Technology; Rules
Sovereign Immunity SB 1302 – Flores Referred to Judiciary; Community Affairs; Appropriations On Committee agenda - Judiciary, 01/21/20, 12:00 pm, 110 S