00RS HB378


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HB 378 (BR 1426) - J. Fischer, Ro. Adams, H. Anderson, B. Ausmus, III, S. Baugh, I. Branham, S. Cave, P. Clark, B. Crall, R. Crimm, T. Feeley, D. Ford, J. Haydon, B. Heleringer, T. Kerr, P. Marcotte, L. Napier, J. Reinhardt, T. Riner, A. Simpson, J. Stewart, G. Tapp, M. Treesh, K. Upchurch, J. Vincent, C. Walton, M. Weaver

     AN ACT relating to wrongful death actions.
     Amend KRS 411.130 to allow for prosecution of wrongful death action for an unborn child from fertilization onward, without regard to age, health, or condition of dependency; amend KRS 411.135 to conform; create new section of KRS Chapter 411 to exempt physicians and pregnant women from prosecution under certain circumstances.


     HCS - Amend to broaden the scope of persons or acts to which the bill does not apply.
     HFA (1, C. Geveden) - Replace provisions of bill with a new section to allow a pregnant woman to recover, in a personal injury action, for a miscarriage or stillbirth caused by a tortfeasor.
     HFA (2/Title, C. Geveden) - Make title amendment.

     Jan 18-introduced in House
     Jan 19-to Judiciary (H)
     Mar 7-posted in committee
     Mar 9-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 10-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 13-floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute, floor amendment (2-title) filed
     Mar 16-recommitted to Appropriations and Revenue (H)

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