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2012 Senate Bill 1084: Expand “sovereign immunity” to government excavation damage
Introduced by Sen. Mike Nofs (R) on April 16, 2012
To extend the statute that provides “sovereign immunity” to governments from legal liability and lawsuits, so that it also applies to damage done by the state or a local government to cables, pipes and other underground “facilities”.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Environment, Energy and Technology Committee on April 16, 2012
Reported in the Senate on August 15, 2012
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on November 28, 2012
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on November 28, 2012
Received in the House on November 29, 2012
Referred to the House Energy and Technology Committee on November 29, 2012

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