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 Bill Status of SB0722  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  FULL FAIR NONECONOMIC DAMAGE

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Jil Tracy

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  3/17/2017SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Full and Fair Noneconomic Damages Act. Provides that, in determining noneconomic damages, the fact finder may not consider: (i) evidence of a defendant's alleged wrongdoing, misconduct, or guilt; (ii) evidence of the defendant's wealth or financial resources; or (iii) any other evidence that is offered for the purpose of punishing the defendant, rather than offered for a compensatory purpose. Provides for bifurcated trials before the same jury in cases involving punitive damages, if requested by any defendant. Outlines the procedure for the bifurcated trials. Provides for court post-trial review of noneconomic damage awards pursuant to specified non-exclusive factors. Includes legislative findings, definitions, and applicability language. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/30/2017SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Jil Tracy
  1/30/2017SenateFirst Reading
  1/30/2017SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/8/2017SenateAssigned to Judiciary
  2/16/2017SenateTo Subcommittee on Tort Reform
  3/17/2017SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

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