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Bill Number Sponsor Description Status

Protects businesses who give hiring preferences to veterans

Heard in H. Committee

Allows plaintiffs’ damages to be reduced for failure to wear a seat belt

Passed H. Committee

White

Reverts to the “contributing factor” standard for non-employment discrimination cases and redefines “motivating factor”

Filed

Creates the Missouri Fair Housing Act to address housing-related discrimination claims

Filed
HB 1402 DeGroot

Requires arbitrators, not courts, to decide the validity of arbitration agreements in employment and health care disputes

Filed

Repeals a statute allowing equitable garnishments against insurers

Heard in H. Committee

Alters the recently revised collateral source rule

Filed

Requires arbitrators, not courts, to decide the validity of arbitration agreements in employment disputes

Debated in House

Establishes protections for public employee whistle-blowers

Filed

Allows insurers to avoid liability for excess judgments by depositing their coverage limits with the court

Passed House
Kolkmeyer

Changes joinder and venue provisions in cases involving out-of-state plaintiffs

Passed H. Committee

Requires product liability suits to be brought within 10 years of when the product is first sold

Passed H. Committee

Requires disclosure of information about trusts that could face claims in asbestos tort suits

Passed H. Committee

Limits contingency fees for private attorneys under state contracts

Passed H. Committee

Modifies provisions relating to damages in wrongful death actions

Hearing on 2/19

Changes rules for occupational disease coverage under workers’ compensation

Filed

Creates a cause of action for workplace harassment

Filed

Protects businesses who give hiring preferences to veterans

Filed

Sets deadline for service on defendants in wrongful death or medical negligence claims that are filed after the statute of limitations has expired

Filed

Changes rules for introducing records in some civil proceedings

Filed

Allows only the attorney general to pursue punitive damages against a defendant.

Filed

Lowers interest rates on tort and nontort judgments.

Passed H. Committee

Creates the Missouri Fair Housing Act to address housing-related discrimination claims

Filed

Shortens multiple statutes of limitations

Filed

Changes laws on merchandising practices, products liability and venue requirements

Filed

Prohibits personal injury or wrongful death suits from being brought under the Merchandising Practices Act

Filed

Sets two-year statute of limitations for legal malpractice

Filed

Modifies punitive damages

Passed H. Committee

Changes joinder and venue provisions in cases involving out-of-state plaintiffs

Debated in Senate

Requires arbitrators, not courts, to decide the validity of arbitration agreements in employment disputes

Passed S. Committee

Nasheed

Aligns state anti-discrimination law for housing with federal standards

Heard in S. Committee

Riddle

Requires product liability suits to be brought within 10 years of when the product is first sold

Heard in S. Committee

Schupp

Creates the Missouri Fair Housing Act to address housing-related discrimination claims

Filed

Hoskins

Limits business’ liability for criminal acts occurring on their property

Passed S. Committee

Hummel

Creates the Missouri Fair Housing Act to address housing-related discrimination claims

Heard in S. Committee

Creates new provisions relating to joint employers

Passed S. Committee

Eliminates joint liability, allowing defendants to be only severally liable for damages

Heard in S. Committee

Sifton

Exempts awards from personal injury lawsuits from attachment and execution in bankruptcy

Hearing on 2/21

Schatz

Repeals the requirement for the Department of Transportation to participate in arbitration as a defendant at the request of the plaintiff in a tort claim

Debated in Senate

Rowden

Allows insurers to avoid liability for excess judgments by depositing their coverage limits with the court

Passed S. Committee

Establishes protections for public employee whistle-blowers

Passed S. Committee

Koenig

Sets deadline for service on defendants in wrongful death or medical negligence claims that are filed after the statute of limitations has expired

Hearing on 2/19

SB 822 Hegeman

Allows plaintiffs’ damages to be reduced for failure to wear a seat belt

Passed S. Committee

SB 831 Rowden

Requires arbitrators, not courts, to decide the validity of arbitration agreements in employment disputes

Filed

SB 832 Rowden

Overhauls the Merchandising Practices Act and products liability law

Passed S. Committee

SB 864 Hoskins

Allows private employers to grant employment preferences to veterans

Filed

SB 895 Wieland

Modifies the amount of interest that can be collected on a judgment balance in civil actions

Hearing canceled

SB 915 Crawford

Modifies provisions relating to contingency fee contracts entered into by the state

Passed S. Committee

SB 934 Hegeman

Changes the statute of limitations for personal injury claims from five years to three years

Passed S. Committee

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