2022 Georgia Code
Title 50 - State Government
Chapter 21 - Waiver of Sovereign Immunity as to Actions Ex Contractu; State Tort Claims
Article 2 - State Tort Claims
§ 50-21-23. Limited Waiver of Sovereign Immunity
- The state waives its sovereign immunity for the torts of state officers and employees while acting within the scope of their official duties or employment and shall be liable for such torts in the same manner as a private individual or entity would be liable under like circumstances; provided, however, that the state’s sovereign immunity is waived subject to all exceptions and limitations set forth in this article. The state shall have no liability for losses resulting from conduct on the part of state officers or employees which was not within the scope of their official duties or employment.
- The state waives its sovereign immunity only to the extent and in the manner provided in this article and only with respect to actions brought in the courts of the State of Georgia. The state does not waive any immunity with respect to actions brought in the courts of the United States.
History. Code 1981, § 50-21-23 , enacted by Ga. L. 1992, p. 1883, § 1.
For annual survey of law of torts, see 56 Mercer L. Rev. 415 (2004).
For article, “Construction Law,” see 70 Mercer L. Rev. 51 (2018).
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