Senate Bill 4212
116th Congress(2019-2020)
Civil Justice for Victims of COVID Act
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on Jul 20, 2020
Overview
Text
Introduced
Jul 20, 2020
Latest Action
Jul 30, 2020
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
4212
Congress
116
Policy Area
Law
Law
Primary focus of measure is matters affecting civil actions and administrative remedies, courts and judicial administration, general constitutional issues, dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration. Measures concerning specific constitutional amendments may fall under the policy area relevant to the subject matter of the amendment (e.g., Education). Measures concerning criminal procedure and law enforcement may fall under Crime and Law Enforcement policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
Arizona
Arkansas
Missouri
North Carolina
South Carolina
South Dakota
No Senate votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

Civil Justice for Victims of China-Originated Viral Infections Diseases Act or the Civil Justice for Victims of COVID Act

This bill allows a foreign government to be sued in U.S. district court regarding that government's actions related to the COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) outbreak.

A foreign government shall not have sovereign immunity against a lawsuit in the United States seeking money damages for physical or economic injury occurring in the United States following any reckless action or omission of that foreign government (or any official or agent of that government) that caused or substantially contributed to the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States.

If the United States is in discussions with a foreign state seeking to resolve claims related to COVID-19 against that foreign state, a court may stay a pending case brought under this bill against that foreign state.

Text (2)
July 30, 2020
Actions (5)
07/30/2020
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 504.
07/30/2020
Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Senator Graham without amendment. Without written report.
07/30/2020
Committee on the Judiciary. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
07/20/2020
Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
07/20/2020
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Jul 21, 2020 4:27:10 AM
Updated
Feb 13, 2021 5:45:42 AM