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 Bill Status of SB1369  95th General Assembly

Short Description:  PRISON LITIGATION

Senate Sponsors
Sen. James F. Clayborne, Jr. - William R. Haine, John J. Millner, Dale A. Righter and Dan Rutherford

House Sponsors
(Rep. Julie Hamos)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2009SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Prison Litigation Reform Act. Provides that the court, on its own motion or on the motion of a party, shall dismiss any inmate suit relating to the conditions of confinement or the effects of actions by government officials on the lives of persons confined in prison if the court is satisfied that the action is frivolous, is malicious, seeks monetary relief from a defendant who is immune from such relief, or fails to state a cause of action based upon which relief can be granted. Provides that if the court makes a determination to dismiss a suit based on the content, or lack thereof, of the complaint, the court may dismiss the underlying claim without first requiring the exhaustion of administrative remedies. Provides that before service of process on the defendants, the court shall review the complaint in any civil action in which an inmate seeks redress from a governmental entity or officer or employee of a governmental entity. Provides that in any inmate suit in which attorney's fees are authorized, such fees shall be awarded only to the extent they were directly and reasonably incurred in proving an actual violation of the plaintiff's rights protected by a statute pursuant to which fees may be awarded, and the amount of the fee is proportionately related to the court-ordered relief for the violation or the fee was directly and reasonably incurred in enforcing the relief ordered for the violation. Provides that an inmate may not bring a civil action or appeal a judgment in a civil action or proceeding in forma pauperis if the inmate has, on 3 or more prior occasions while incarcerated or detained in any facility, brought an action or appeal in a State court that was dismissed on the grounds that it was frivolous or malicious, unless the inmate is in imminent danger of serious physical injury.

DateChamber Action
  2/9/2007SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. James F. Clayborne, Jr.
  2/9/2007SenateFirst Reading
  2/9/2007SenateReferred to Rules
  2/21/2007SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. William R. Haine
  2/21/2007SenateAssigned to Judiciary Criminal Law
  2/21/2007SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. John J. Millner
  3/7/2007SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Dale A. Righter
  3/14/2007SenateDo Pass Judiciary Criminal Law; 007-000-000
  3/14/2007SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 15, 2007
  3/20/2007SenateSecond Reading
  3/20/2007SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 21, 2007
  3/21/2007SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Dan Rutherford
  3/21/2007SenateThird Reading - Passed; 058-000-000
  3/21/2007HouseArrived in House
  3/21/2007HousePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  3/21/2007HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Julie Hamos
  3/22/2007HouseFirst Reading
  3/22/2007HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/30/2007HouseAssigned to Prison Reform Committee
  5/18/2007HouseCommittee Deadline Extended-Rule 9(b) May 25, 2007
  5/25/2007HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 31, 2007
  5/31/2007HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/13/2009SenateSession Sine Die

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