2012 Senate Bill 1084

Expand “sovereign immunity” to government excavation damage

Introduced in the Senate

April 16, 2012

Introduced by Sen. Mike Nofs (R-19)

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”.

Referred to the Committee on Environment, Energy, and Technology

Aug. 15, 2012

Reported without amendment

With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.

Nov. 28, 2012

Substitute offered

The substitute passed by voice vote

Nov. 29, 2012

Passed in the Senate 26 to 12 (details)

Received in the House

Nov. 29, 2012

Referred to the Committee on Energy and Technology