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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Actions based on exposure to hazardous substances. Provides a statute of limitations for causes of action for occupational disease if the cause of action is based on an exposure to a hazardous substance. Provides for a product liability action against persons who mined or sold commercial asbestos products. (Current law provides for a product liability action against persons who mined and sold commercial asbestos.) Provides for a one year period, ending July 1, 2011, to file an otherwise time-barred cause of action for: (1) occupational disease based on an exposure to a hazardous substance; (2) personal injury, disability, disease, or death resulting from exposure to asbestos; or (3) property damage resulting from asbestos.