SB 0397 Increases maximum liability of the state and political subdivisions
LR Number:S1851.02C Fiscal Note:1851-02
Committee:Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action:05/14/99 - S Inf Calendar S Bills for Perfection w/SCS Journal page:
Title:SCS SB 397
Effective Date:August 28, 1999
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Current Bill Summary

SCS/SB 397 - This act increases the amount of maximum liability for the state or political subdivisions from one to two million dollars for a single accident. It increases the maximum liability from one to three hundred thousand dollars for any one person in an accident. The act provides for annual adjustment of the limitation on awards based on an economic price index. Provisions of this act raising the liability limits only apply to causes of action occurring after the effective date.

This act clarifies that the Missouri Risk Management Fund is available only to covered public entities. The maximum amount paid out of the risk management fund is two million dollars.

Any claims under this section are subject to penalties as provided by Supreme Court Rule 55.03 (frivolous or improper pleadings, motions, and other papers).

Current law requires notice within 90 days of an injury to be given to constitutional charter cities with a population above 100,000 prior to filing a claim. This act expands the notice requirement to all constitutional charter cities and expands the time limit to 135 days.

This act has an emergency clause.

This act is similar to HB 243, SB 303 and HS/HCS/SCS/SB 295 and 46.