SB 78 Modifies provisions relating to liability for tort claims against the state or its public entities
Sponsor: Scott
LR Number: 0047S.02I Fiscal Note: 0047-02
Committee: Judiciary and Civil & Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action: 3/5/2007 - Hearing Conducted S Judiciary and Civil & Criminal Jurisprudence Committee Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2007

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SB 78 - This act provides that the liability of the state or its public entities and any agent, officer, or employee thereof that arises from the operation of a motor vehicle, or from causing or contributing to cause a dangerous condition of property, shall be limited to two million dollars for a single occurrence, and limited to no more than three hundred thousand dollars for any one person for a single occurrence. The maximum allowable recovery for these types of claims shall also be reduced by any amount paid towards the claim by the state, its entities, or anyone acting on their behalf.

The act also provides that the state or its public entities are vicariously liable to the operator of the motor vehicle, and if the operator is found to be immune from liability, the state or its public entities shall also have no liability.

ALEXA PEARSON