SB 0203 Modifies procedures for initiating a civil action on certain discriminatory practices
LR Number:S1068.01I Fiscal Note:1068-01
Committee:Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action:05/14/99 - S Inf Calendar S Bills for Perfection Journal page:
Effective Date:August 28, 1999
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Current Bill Summary

SB 203 - Under current law, the Human Rights Commission must issue a letter notifying a claimant that he or she has 90 days to file a civil action if, after 180 days, the Commission has not completed its investigation. This act requires the Commission to issue a similar letter when it terminates processing of a complaint.

The "savings" provisions of Section 516.230, RSMo, are applied to civil actions initiated under this act, allowing a plaintiff one year to commence a new action if a judgement in the initial action has been arrested or reversed.

The act applies to cases of employment discrimination, discrimination in public accommodations and discrimination of any type by the state or its political subdivisions.