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HB 371, Sovereign Immunity; Equalization

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Last Updated: 2/19/2017
Subject Area: Finance and Money Management | Municipal Powers |
Resources: bill text
This legislation would grant municipalities the same level of sovereign immunity as counties. Currently, Georgia cities have a lower level of sovereign immunity than counties which can cause a city to face liabilities that a county does not face, particularly when a municipality enters into a joint project with a county. The legislation would also ensure that a city does not waive its immunity to the levels of insurance when entered into a joint project with a county unless the county has also waived its immunity. Finally, the legislation would also ensure that the ante litem notice, which is the notice required to be sent to a city before anyone files a lawsuit, would apply to any claims under this proposed legislation. 

2/16/2017 - Assigned To House Committee


Rep. Barry Fleming
District 121
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