SB 117
Modifies provisions relating to civil actions, including statutes of limitations and liability for private contractors of a public entity
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LR Number:
0046S.02I
Last Action:
2/6/2023 - Formal Calendar S Bills for Perfection
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2023

Current Bill Summary

SB 117 - This act modifies provisions relating to civil actions, including statutes of limitations and liability of private contractors.

STATUTES OF LIMITATIONS (SECTIONS 516.120 AND 516.140)

Currently, actions for personal injury shall be brought within five years from the time the injury occurred. This act states that actions for personal injury are to be brought within two years from the time the injury occurred. Additionally, current actions against an insurer relating to uninsured motorist coverage or underinsured motorist coverage, including any action to enforce such coverage, are to be brought within ten years. This act modifies the statute of limitations for such actions to be brought within two years.

These provisions are identical SCS/SB 631 (2022) and SB 1243 (2022), and are similar to HB 2206 (2022), provisions in SS/SB 3 (2021), in HCS/SCS/SB 119 (2021), HB 855 (2021), in HCS/HB 922 (2021), SB 633 (2020), SB 96 (2019), and SB 934 (2018).

LIABILITY OF PRIVATE CONTRACTORS (SECTION 537.600)

This act provides that private contractors when acting within the scope of a government contract shall have the same sovereign or governmental tort immunity as a public entity.

This provision is identical to HB 101 (2023), SB 832 (2022), and HB 2598 (2022).

KATIE O'BRIEN

Amendments

No Amendments Found.