|SB 0550||The state grants consent to be sued under the Americans with Disabilities Act|
|LR Number:||2098S.01I||Fiscal Note:||2098-01|
|Last Action:||03/13/01 - Hearing Conducted S Judiciary Committee||Journal page:|
|Effective Date:||Emergency Clause|
SB 550 - This act grants state consent to be sued under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). A new Section 537.617 is created to grant limited consent to be sued under the ADA in state courts, but not federal courts. Consent is for a maximum monetary award under Section 537.610, RSMo, (sovereign immunity) regardless of whether the state is insured against the claim. The amount may include attorneys fees, but not punitive or exemplary damages. This section applies to all actions pending or initiated on or after February 21, 2001.
This act contains an emergency clause.
This act is similar to HB 915 (2001).