06RS HB594


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HB 594 (BR 2254) - D. Owens

     AN ACT relating to damages.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 189 to establish that physical contact is not required to recover damages in personal injury or wrongful death claims arising from vehicle accidents where competent proof shows by a preponderance of evidence that the negligence or other actionable misconduct of the defendant, or unknown defendant in an uninsured vehicle or underinsured motorist coverage claim, was a substantial factor; amend KRS 304.20-020 and 304.39-320 to conform.

     Feb 16-introduced in House
     Feb 17-to Judiciary (H)
     Feb 27-posted in committee
     Mar 1-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Mar 2-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 8-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 9, 2006
     Mar 21-taken from the Regular Orders of the Day; recommitted to Appropriations and Revenue (H)

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