Bill Sponsors: IN SB0027 | 2019 | Regular Session

Bill Title: Punitive damages. Provides that certain limitations on punitive damages do not apply to civil actions where the defendant has been charged with committing an act of sexual misconduct and the act of sexual misconduct gives rise to the civil action. Raises cap on punitive damages for such claims to $250,000. Provides that 25% of punitive damages awarded will go to the violent crime victims compensation fund and 75% of the punitive damages awarded will be paid to the person to whom the punitive damages were awarded. Provides that the exception to the punitive damages law does not apply to a cause of action brought against an employer whose liability is based solely on the doctrine of respondeat superior.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Republican 10-3)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-03-14 - Representative DeLaney added as cosponsor [SB0027 Detail]

Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]

Sponsors

NameTypeSponsorshipDistrictFinancialEncyclopediaBiography
Senator Vaneta Becker [R]PrimarySponsored BillsSD-050FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Senator Randall Head [R]PrimarySponsored BillsSD-018FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Senator John Ruckelshaus [R]PrimarySponsored BillsSD-030FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Senator James Merritt [R]CosponsorSponsored BillsSD-031FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Senator Ronald Grooms [R]CosponsorSponsored BillsSD-046FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Senator Aaron Freeman [R]CosponsorSponsored BillsSD-032FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Senator Timothy Lanane [D]CosponsorSponsored BillsSD-025FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Senator Lonnie Randolph [D]CosponsorSponsored BillsSD-002FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Senator Mike Bohacek [R]CosponsorSponsored BillsSD-008FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Senator Jon Ford [R]CosponsorSponsored BillsSD-038FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Senator Eric Koch [R]CosponsorSponsored BillsSD-044FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Representative Gregory Steuerwald [R]PrimarySponsored BillsHD-040FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Representative Edward DeLaney [D]PrimarySponsored BillsHD-086FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart

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