SB 0973 Clarifies Sovereign Immunity Law
LR Number:S3577.02I Fiscal Note:3577-02
Last Action:03/20/96 - Hearing Conducted S Judiciary Committee
Effective Date:August 28, 1996
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Current Bill Summary

SB 973 - This act clarifies the sovereign immunity law with regard to proprietary functions. This bill states that a proprietary function, which means: 1) an activity in competition with private enterprise; or 2) an activity engaged in for a special benefit or profit, is not entitled to sovereign immunity protection, the decision of Wollard v. City of Kansas City notwithstanding. For the purpose of determining whether an activity is in competition or for profit, the activity shall be viewed in light of the economic and competitive conditions existing at the time the injury occurred.

This act is similar to SB 307 from 1995.