04RS HB523


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HB 523 (BR 1811) - S. Westrom, J. Vincent

     AN ACT relating to consumer contracts.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 372 to provide that a choice of forum provision in a consumer contract is voidable as contrary to public policy if the contract involves the sale or lease of goods, services, or information, a jurisdiction other than Kentucky is selected as the exclusive judicial forum for actions on the contract, the consumer against whom the choice of forum provision is sought is a resident of this state; amend KRS 454.210 to define "information"; provide that courts of the Commonwealth may exercise personal jurisdiction over persons who contract to supply information in this state; make retroactive five years prior to the effective date.


     HFA (1, S. Westrom) - Retain original provisions of the bill; insert additional provisions stating that the choice of forum provision in consumer contracts shall only be considered invalid if the transaction is an Internet transaction and the amount in question is equal to or less than the statutory limitation for a claim brought in the small claims division of the District Court, as specified in KRS 24A.230.

     Feb 17-introduced in House
     Feb 18-to Labor and Industry (H)
     Feb 26-posted in committee
     Mar 2-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Mar 3-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 5-floor amendment (1) filed
     Mar 9-recommitted to Judiciary (H)

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