01RS HB217


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HB 217 (BR 913) - J. Vincent, I. Branham, B. Colter

     AN ACT relating to the waiver of sovereign immunity for motor vehicle liability claims to the extent of liability insurance coverage purchased.
     Amend KRS 44.055 to provide that purchase of motor vehicle insurance by the State shall constitute a waiver of sovereign immunity for motor vehicle liability to the extent of the liability insurance coverage; provide that courts of the Commonwealth shall have exclusive jurisdiction for motor vehicle liability claims; amend KRS 44.072 and 44.073 to conform.


     HFA (1, J. Vincent) - Clarify that sovereign immunity is waived to the extent of motor vehicle liability insurance coverage, not to exceed the policy limits.

     Feb 7-introduced in House
     Feb 8-to Banking and Insurance (H)
     Feb 9-reassigned to Judiciary (H)
     Feb 12-posted in committee
     Feb 21-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar; floor amendment (1) filed
     Feb 22-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, February 23, 2001
     Feb 23-3rd reading, passed 88-9 with floor amendment (1)
     Feb 26-received in Senate
     Mar 1-to State and Local Government (S)
     Mar 5-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Mar 6-2nd reading, to Rules

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