HB 586

83(R) - 2013
Civil Justice

Vote Recommendation

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Paul Workman

Bill Caption

Relating to the waiver of sovereign immunity for certain claims arising under written contracts with state agencies.

Fiscal Notes

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

Bill Analysis

Summary: HB 586 would waive sovereign immunity for state agencies accused of breach of contract in certain circumstances.

Analysis: HB 586 enhances the ability of companies that enter into contracts with state agencies to receive financial restitution in the case of a breach of contract. This bill promotes limited government. We recommend voting YES on HB 586.