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HB 0256 - Direct Appeals of Immunity Rulings
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Tracking Level: Support
Sponsor: Barry Fleming (R)
Last Action: 2/9/2017 - House Second Readers
House Committee: Judiciary
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

This bill allows counties to immediately appeal the denial of sovereign immunity and other immunities. This bill would reverse a recent court decision holding that trial-court permission is necessary for such appeals, which in turn could mean that counties would have to spend taxpayer funds to cover the cost of an entire trial, only to find out in a subsequent appeal that the lawsuit was barred by sovereign or other immunities. Thte language of this bill has been added to HB 791.

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