LD 805 LR 147(02)
Resolve, Authorizing Certain Individuals To Bring Suit against the Department of Health and Human Services
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "
Committee: Veterans and Legal Affairs
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
Potential current biennium cost increase - General Fund
Fiscal Detail and Notes
Waiving the State's "sovereign immunity" defense and allowing the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to be sued for damages over past actions taken could generate General Fund costs in the current biennium if DHHS loses or settles the suit. No estimate of the cost can be made at this time, however, the bill creates a total damages cap of $400,000.