HB1456 (CH0626)

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2018 Regular Session



Offshore Drilling Liability Act

Sponsored by:

Delegate Barve


Approved by the Governor - Chapter 626

Synopsis:Expanding the definition of "offshore drilling activity" to mean the exploration, development, production or transportation of oil or gas on or under the outer continental shelf; establishing that an offshore drilling activity is an ultrahazardous and abnormally dangerous activity; establishing that a person that causes a spill of oil or gas while engaged in an offshore drilling activity is strictly liable for certain damages; providing that provisions concerning a certain bond do not apply to a judgment in a certain civil action; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note (Revised)
All Sponsors:Delegates Barve, Beidle, Carr, Flanagan, Fraser-Hidalgo, Gilchrist, Healey, Holmes, Jalisi, Knotts, Lafferty, Platt, Robinson, and Stein
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: SB1128
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2018
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Environment and Transportation
Judicial Proceedings
Broad Subject(s):Civil Actions and Procedures
Narrow Subject(s):Bonds -see also- County & Baltimore City Bonds; State Bonds
Civil Actions -see also- Small Claims
Contracts -see also- Land Installment Contracts; Procurement
Fuel -see also- Coal
Liability -see also- Good Samaritan
Wells -see also- Hydraulic Fracturing
Statutes:Article - Courts and Judicial Proceedings
(12-301.1, 3-2101 through 3-2104)

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May 18, 2018 4:03 P.M.