Legislation Assigned to the Senate Special Judiciary Committee (5)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 3/16/2020

HB 0492 SupportRequire Writ of Possession be Made within 30 Days in Dispossessory Proceedings in Magistrate Court Bonnie Rich
7/1/2019 Effective Date Judiciary Special Judiciary -
2019/03/01 Report 2019/03/22 Report 2019/03/29 Report Debra Nesbit Public Safety and Courts
Sheriff
HB 492 amends the Code section relating to a writ of possession issued by a court order to recover possession of land or property. Applications to execute a writ of possession by a sheriff or marshal must be made within 30 days of issuance of the writ, unless the application is accompanied by an affidavit showing good cause for a delay. If the landlord fails to execute a writ of possession within 30 days from the issuance of any order granting the writ of possession, the landlord must reapply and pay additional filing fees for the writ. 
HB 0859 NeutralPenalty for Tinting of Motor Vehicle Windshields Clay Pirkle
3/9/2020 Senate Read and Referred Public Safety and Homeland Security Special Judiciary -
2020/02/07 2020/02/28 Report Debra Nesbit Econ. Dev. & Transportation Forfeitures, Fees, and Fine Add Ons
Public Safety and Courts Traffic Enforcement
This legislation sets the maximum penalty for motor vehicles windshield tinting at $25.00.  The bill was amended to prohibit any fees or surcharges being added to the maximum fine.
HB 0903 NeutralIssuance of Traffic Citation to Vehicle Owner in Lieu of Person Operating Vehicle In Certain Situations Matt Dollar
6/20/2020 Senate - Senate Read Second Time Public Safety and Homeland Security Special Judiciary -
2020/02/28 Report 2020/03/06 Report 2020/03/13 Report Debra Nesbit Public Safety and Courts
Traffic Enforcement
This legislation would allow law enforcement to issue a citation to an owner of vehicle instead of the vehicle operater for violations involving tag decals, if the owner is present.
SB 0029 SupportClarification of Waiver of Immunity for Sheriff's Deputies and Employees in Motor Vehicle Claims Harold Jones
7/1/2019 Effective Date Judiciary Special Judiciary -
2019/01/25 Report 2019/03/01 Report 2019/03/08 Report 2019/03/15 Report 2019/03/22 Report
Debra Nesbit
Senate Bill 29 revises the definition of "officer", as it relates to waiving sovereign immunity for local government entities, to expressly include sheriff, deputy sheriff, or other agent, servant, or employee of a sheriff's office, so that these individuals are protected from liability for official acts particularly in torts involving use of a covered motor vehicle in performance of his or her official duties. 
SB 0032 NeutralCivil Immunity for Individuals Rescuing Persons or Animals in Distress in Locked Cars Kay Kirkpatrick
3/25/2019 House Third Reading Lost Judiciary Special Judiciary -
2019/01/31 Report 2019/02/22 Report 2019/03/15 Report 2019/03/22 Report Debra Nesbit
Public Safety and Courts
This legislation grants civil immunity for individuals rescuing persons or animals that are in distress in a locked vehicle.  The individual must place a call to 9-1-1 and wait for emergency responders to arrive to be eligible for the civil immunity.
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