06RS SB210


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SB 210 (BR 2249) - T. Jensen, R. Stivers II

     AN ACT relating to civil actions.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 411 to allow a plaintiff in a civil action where comparative fault becomes an issue, where suit was initiated against the original defendant within the statute of limitations, where the original defendant alleges that a third party caused or contributed to the plaintiff's injury, and where the plaintiff would be barred by a statute of limitations from bringing a claim against that third party to either amend the complaint pursuant to Rule 15 of the Kentucky Rules of Civil Procedure or institute a separate action within ninety days of the filing of the first answer or amended answer alleging such third party's fault; establish that the new cause of action is not barred by any statute of limitations.


     HFA (1, J. Gooch Jr) - Insert provision to create a new section of KRS Chapter 453 to set a maximum fee scale for attorney fees charged in negligence cases.

     HFA (2, J. Fischer) - Amend to provide that a person made a party to an action under provisions of the bill who is not at fault, shall be entitled to recover the costs of defending the action.

     HFA (3, S. Baugh) - Replace provisions of bill with a proposal to submit to the voters an amendment to the Constitution of Kentucky that would allow the General Assembly to create statutory provisions relating to medical malpractice, including provisions for alternative dispute resolution, statutes of limitation or repose, peer review, expert witnesses, certificates of merit, and collateral source payments.

     HFA (4/Title, S. Baugh) - Make title amendment.

     Feb 22-introduced in Senate
     Feb 24-to Judiciary (S)
     Mar 2-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Mar 3-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 7-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 8, 2006
     Mar 8-3rd reading, passed 38-0
     Mar 9-received in House
     Mar 13-to Judiciary (H)
     Mar 15-posted in committee
     Mar 22-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar; floor amendment (1) filed
     Mar 23-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, March 24, 2006; floor amendment (2) filed
     Mar 24-floor amendments (3) and (4-title) filed

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