Civil immunity related to COVID-19

The House Judiciary Committee heard SB 1 on civil immunity related to COVID-19 authored by Sen. Messmer and Koch.  The bill provides civil tort immunity for damages arising from COVID-19 on the premises owned or operated by a person, on any premises on which the person … [Read more...]

Adverse possession statute of limitations

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard SB 38 on adverse possession statute of limitations by Sen. Doriot and Sen. Koch. This bill amends the statute concerning the statute of limitations for actions for the recovery of the possession of real estate to provide that such an … [Read more...]

Health care advance directives

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard SB 204 on health care advance directives by Sen. Rogers. The original bill provides: an individual can make a health care advance directive that gives instructions or expresses preferences or desires concerning any aspect of the … [Read more...]

Death penalty

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard SB 252 on the death penalty authored by Sen. Boots. This bill was amended by consent to create a summer study commission on death penalty issues. The amended bill passed 8-0. Read the bill at: … [Read more...]

Powers of guardian after death

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard SB 276 on powers of guardian after death by Sen. Lanane. This bill authorizes certain guardians to make certain arrangements and control the disposition of a decedent's body subsequent to the death of a protected person. The bill … [Read more...]

Recording requirements

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard HB 1056 on recording requirements sponsored by Sen. Linda Brown and Sen. Koch. This bill amends the requirements for instruments and conveyances to be recorded and adds instances in which an instrument is considered validly recorded … [Read more...]

Courts & magistrates

The House Ways and Means Committee heard HB 1064 on courts and magistrates authored by Representatives Cherry and Eberhart. This bill was amended to incorporate the other judicial officer bills - HB 1042, HB 1043, HB 1112, and HB 1304. The amended bill:  Adds a … [Read more...]