05RS SB1


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SB 1 (BR 27) - D. Williams, C. Borders, J. Denton, V. McGaha, R. Roeding, K. Stine, D. Thayer, E. Tori, J. Westwood

     AN ACT proposing amendments to the Constitution of Kentucky relating to health care matters.
     Propose amending the Constitution of Kentucky to add a new section permitting the General Assembly to limit noneconomic damages, limit punitive damages, provide for a statute of limitations on actions, and require alternative dispute resolution in cases involving health care providers licensed or certified by the Commonwealth; propose amending Section 14 relating to access to the courts, Section 54 relating to prohibiting limits on damages, and Section 241 relating to the right to sue in death and injury cases to conform; provide for submission to the voters in the normal manner.

     Feb 3-introduced in Senate
     Feb 4-to State and Local Government (S)
     Feb 16-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Feb 17-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 18-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, February 18, 2005; 3rd reading, defeated 21-13-2

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