Introduced in the House on April 27, 2011, to revise the law that establishes the extent to which a person can sue a local government or officials for failure to perform a governmental function. The bill would reverse the effect of a recent Supreme Court case related to sidewalk cracks. The court held that a statute establishing that a government is liable only for a sidewalk defect or “discontinuity” greater than two inches applies only to county roads. The bill would extend this to a sidewalk adjacent to “any municipal, county or state” highway, street or road
The vote was 102 in favor, 8 opposed and 0 not voting
(House Roll Call 221 at House Journal 0)Click here to view bill details.