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HB 0674 - Sovereign Immunity Waiver for Injunctions and Declaratory Judgments
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Tracking Level: Negotiating
Sponsor: Wendell Willard
Last Action: 1/18/2018 - House Second Readers
House Committee: Judiciary
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

This bill would waive the sovereign immunity of the state and local goverments as to particular types of lawsuits: requests for injunctions and declaratory judgment claims. Sovereign immunity would not be waived for claims for monetary damages and attorneys fees. If passed, governments could be sued for violations of the constitution, state law, or local ordinance, with a judge having the power to enter an injunction ordering the government to stop such violations. The substance of this bill has been added to HB 791.

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