SB 1324 Repeals the sovereign immunity waiver imposed on multi-state compact agencies agencies for proprietary functions
Sponsor:Dolan Co-Sponsor(s)
LR Number:4624S.02I Fiscal Note:4624-02
Committee:Judiciary and Civil & Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action:03/08/04 - Hearing Conducted S Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Journal page:
Jurisprudence Committee
Effective Date:August 28, 2004
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SB 1324 - This act repeals the sovereign immunity waiver imposed on multi-state compact agencies for their proprietary functions. Under the current law, such agencies enjoy no sovereign or governmental immunity for their proprietary functions. This act also includes the provisions found in SB 957 (2004). Under this act, a claimant's failure to wear a seat belt shall be admissible as evidence on the issue of comparative negligence. Under the current law, failure to wear a seat belt is not considered evidence of comparative negligence.

This act modifies the law regarding sovereign immunity with respect to public employees. Under this act, the remedy against a public entity under the sovereign immunity statutes for injuries, death or property damage arising from negligent acts or omissions of its public employees is exclusive or any other civil action or proceeding for money damages against the employee or the employee's estate. Any other civil action relating to the same subject matter against the civil employee is precluded without regard to when the act or omission occurred. The doctrine of joint and several liability shall not apply against any public entity or public employee under any cause of action arising under sovereign immunity principles.