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Deprivation of Rights by Public Officers and Employees (Watch)

HB 261 (Rayner) and SB 670 (Jones) create a new lawsuit against an officer, employee or agent of a political subdivision of the sate for when they are acting under color of law and deprive someone's rights under the U.S. and state constitutions. The bills provide claims may not be used as defense against liability and specifies circumstances under which an officer, employee or agent is immune. (Cruz)