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HB 1207

Bill Details

ASBESTOS: Not veteran specific

A BILL for an Act to create and enact chapter 32-46.2 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to civil actions involving asbestos; to amend and reenact subsection 2 of section 28-01.3-04 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to liability of non-manufacturing sellers; and to provide for application.

This bill would...

Create and amend sections of the NDCC regarding asbestos related law-suits

  • Create definitions and guidelines for court proceedings in asbestos law-suits
  • Defines elements fo proof for asbestos action involving malignant conditions
  • Defines evidence of physical impairment-procedures-limitation
  • Creates stature of limitations

HOUSE AMENDMENTS & ACTIONS

  • Committee recommended DO PASS 7-6-1 HJ 600
  • House re-referred back to Judiciary Committee HJ 632
  • Amendment: Removed section "c" of definitions. Physician
  • Committee recommended DO PASS 11-3-0 HJ 721 
  • PASSED House 76-18 HJ 838
  • House Concurred with Senate amendments HJ 1677
  • PASSED House 78-15 HJ 1677
  • Signed by House Speaker 4/16/2021 HJ 1760

SENATE AMENDMENTS & ACTIONS

  • 2/23/2021:Received from House SJ 731
  • Amendment: Removed pending lawsuits making effective only for new suits on or after August 1, 2021
  • Amendment: Removed verbiage and requirements related to lawsuits effective prior to August 1, 2021
  • Committee recommended DO PASS 4-2-0 SJ 1060
  • PASSED Senate 41-6 SJ 1072
  • Returned to House for consideration of amendments
  • House concurred with Senate amendments HJ 1677
  • Senate amendments passed House 78-15 HJ 1677
  • Signed by Senate President 4/15/2021 HJ 1498

Signed by Governor 4/19/2021 HJ 1816

Fiscal note: None

Bill Status

January 26, 2021
  • Committee Hearing JW327B 2:00pm
February 1, 2021
  • Committee hearing JW327B 10:00am
March 17, 2021
  • Committee hearing Fort Union Room 9:00am
Friday, February 12, 2021