Bill: Attorney general must get OK for suits above $250,000
The House Judiciary A Committee Tuesday passed House Bill 555, which would require a three-person panel of the governor, lieutenant governor and secretary of state to approve plans to file any civil lawsuit where the state could win more than $250,000. That panel must already approve hiring of some outside lawyers.
The bill moves to the full House for more consideration.
Committee Chairman Mark Baker, a Brandon Republican, says Hood is improperly setting state policy through lawsuits, usurping the legislature's role.
Posted January 18, 2017 - 11:29 am