SB 863 Grants sheriffs, deputy sheriffs, and their administrative employees civil immunity when acting in compliance with a court order
Sponsor: Emery
LR Number: 6004S.01I Fiscal Note available
Committee: Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action: 2/27/2014 - Second Read and Referred S Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee Journal Page: S436
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2014

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Current Bill Summary

SB 863 - This act provides that no civil action shall be brought against a sheriff, deputy sheriff, or a sheriff's administrative employee for actions performed in compliance with a court order. If an action is filed and the sheriff, deputy sheriff, or administrative employee is the prevailing party, then the plaintiff shall be pay the defendant's court costs and reasonable attorneys fees.

This act does not limit the liability of sheriffs, deputy sheriffs, or their administrative employees for neglecting or refusing to execute a court order. Nor does it limit the liability of persons who request a court order using fraud or dishonest statements.

This act is similar to HB 1816 (2014).