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HB 297 (BR 1127) - R. Wilkey, J. Richards, R. Henderson, K. Stein, S. Westrom

     AN ACT relating to consortium and declaring an emergency.
     Create a new section of KRS 411 relating to loss of consortium to include actions by the surviving spouse, provide that the consortium claim is brought as part of the wrongful death action and not as a separate lawsuit, that the damages recoverable are separate from other damages and payable only to the surviving spouse, and the bill applies retroactively to wrongful death causes of action.

     Jan 15-introduced in House
     Jan 17-to Judiciary (H)
     Feb 13-posted in committee
     Feb 27-posting waived

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