House Bill 514

Last Action to Judiciary (H)
Title AN ACT relating to airborne contaminants.
Bill Documents Bill
Bill Request Number 409
Sponsor S. Riggs
Summary of Original Version Create new sections of KRS Chapter 411 to establish procedures for civil actions arising from exposure to silica; define related terms; require that a physical impairment be an essential element in a civil action based on exposure to silica; require a prima facie showing of a physical impairment before bringing or maintaining a civil action; provide for dismissal of civil actions for failure to establish a prima facie showing of a physical impairment resulting from exposure to silica; toll the statute of limitations on claims not barred by the effective date until such time as an individual discovers or should have discovered a physical impairment; distinguish claims for nonmalignant conditions from claims for silica-related cancer; establish requirements for wrongful death claims; exempt a premises owner from liability unless the individual's exposure occurred while on the property of the owner, and extend liability exemption relating to invitees and contractors hired before January 1, 1972; exempt a premises owner from liability for exposure occurring after January 1, 1972 unless it can be shown that the premises owner intentionally violated a safety standard; provide that civil actions resulting from exposure to silica shall not affect the rights of any party involved in bankruptcy proceedings, or workers' compensation or veteran's benefit programs; require the plaintiff in a civil action to show that a particular defendant's conduct was a substantial factor in causing the alleged injury or loss; make provisions applicable to any civil action pending on the effective date of the Act and to claims filed on or after the effective date of the Act; provide conditions for recovery of costs and fees to prevailing party; create a new section of KRS Chapter 224, Subpart 10, establishing an Airborne Contaminant Claim Review Board and establish membership and duties; include noncodified provision requesting the Supreme Court to adopt and revise rules relating to venue and consolidation of claims arising from exposure to silica; delay effective date until January 1, 2011.
Index Headings of Original Version Attorneys - Civil action review board, appointment to
Civil Actions - Silicosis disease claims
Civil Procedure - Silicosis disease claims
Court, Supreme - Silicosis disease claims
Effective Dates, Delayed - Silicosis disease claims, January 1, 2011
Labor and Industry - Silicosis disease claims
Occupational Safety and Health - Silicosis disease claims
Physicians and Practitioners - Civil action review board, appointment to
State Agencies - Civil action review board, establishment of


  • introduced in House
  • to Judiciary (H)

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