SB 1 (BR 1093) - D. Williams, V. McGaha, R. Roeding, K. Stine, G. Tapp, 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 to conform; propose amending Section 54, relating to prohibiting limits on damages to conform; propose amending Section 24, relating to the right to sue in death and injury cases, to conform; provide for submission to the voters according to the manner provided in the Constitution.
SB 1 - AMENDMENTS
SFA (1, R. Palmer II) - Amend to increase the maximum amount of liability for punitive and noneconomic awards from $250,000 to $500,000; provide that the alternative dispute resolution system which may be authorized by the General Assembly be non-binding and shall not abridge the right to trial by jury; require the General Assembly by general law to create a formula to be used regarding the awarding of economic damages to a person who has no wages at the time of an injury or death resulting from an act or omission of a health care provider.
Jan 4-introduced in Senate
Jan 6-to State and Local Government (S)
Feb 27-taken from committee; 1st reading, to Calendar
Feb 28-2nd reading; returned to State and Local Government (S)
Mar 1-reported favorably, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 1, 2006; 3rd reading, failed 21-15-2; floor amendment (1) filed