Title: A Proposed State Constitutional Amendment That Limits Damages Awarded in Personal Injury Lawsuits
Summary: This resolution proposes a state constitutional amendment that lets the legislature limit the amount of money a person can collect and which evidence can be used in all personal injury lawsuits; juries and courts would no longer set damage amounts and rules of evidence. Family Council Action Committee opposes laws that can favor financial interests of nursing homes and hospitals over patient care and opposed this resolution. The Senate passed the resolution by a vote of 21-10. The House passed the resolution by a vote of 66-30. This proposed state constitutional amendment will be on the November 2018 ballot.
Act Number: of 2017
* This legislator is not currently in office.