HB 382

83(R) - 2013
Civil Justice

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Lon Burnam

Bill Caption

Relating to the disclosure of certain settlements utilizing public funds.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication is anticipated on the State or local governments.

Bill Analysis

Summary: HB 382 would prohibit a state attorney from entering into a settlement agreement in a lawsuit against a government entity if the settlement is greater than or equal to $30,000 and the party seeking relief from the government entity must enter into a gag order.

Analysis: This legislation is intended to prevent the details of a settlement agreement in which a government entity will have to pay more than $30,000 from being confidential. HB 382 does not fall under our liberty principles. We remain neutral on HB 382.