SB 4 Repeals certain provisions relating to venue and jurisdiction in products liability claims
Sponsor: Richard
LR Number: 0145S.01I Fiscal Notes
Committee: Government Reform
Last Action: 1/5/2017 - Second Read and Referred S Government Reform Committee Journal Page: S74
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Effective Date: August 28, 2017

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Current Bill Summary

SB 4 - Currently, a products liability order of dismissal for a defendant whose liability is based solely on his or her status as a seller shall not divest a court of venue or jurisdiction that was proper at the beginning of the action. Further, the defendant seller dismissed in the action shall remain a party to such action for venue and jurisdiction purposes. This act repeals these provisions.

This act is identical to HB 459 (2017), to provisions in SS/HCS/HB 460 (2017), SB 5 (2017), and SB 258 (2017), and to SB 792 (2016), and to a provision contained in SB 793 (2016) and SB 487 (2015).