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Bill Number Sponsor Description Status
SB 7 Emery Changes joinder and venue provisions in cases involving out-of-state plaintiffs Sent to Governor
SB 30 Hegeman Allows failure to wear a seat belt to be used in products-liability cases involving passenger cars Sent to Governor
SB 38 Onder Limits franchisees and their employees from being considered employees of a franchisor Passed H. Committee
SB 49 Rowden Limits insurers liability for arbitration awards and grants intervenors the same rights as defendants Passed S. Committee
SB 62 Burlison Limits damages and attorneys’ fees for unlawful merchandising-practice class actions Passed S. Committee
SB 65 White Modifies punitive damages Debated in Senate
SB 67 White Limits liability for those providing emergency medical services Filed
SB 69 Hough Requires disclosure of information about trusts that could face claims in asbestos tort suits Passed S. Committee
SB 96 Hegeman Shortens statute of limitations for personal injury claims Filed
SB 100 Riddle Requires product-liability suits to be brought within 15 years of when the product is first sold Debated in Senate
SB 135 Sifton Protects awards from personal-injury lawsuits during bankruptcy Passed S. Committee
SB 150 Koenig Limits unlawful merchandising-practice claims Passed S. Committee
SB 154 Luetkemeyer  Requires arbitrators, not courts, to decide the validity of arbitration agreements in employment disputes Debated in Senate
SB 156 Wallingford Modifies some payments of Second Injury Fund  liabilities Heard in S. Committee
SB 224 Luetkemeyer Modifies Supreme Court rules on litigation discovery Sent to Governor
 SB 248 Brown Sets six-year terms for administrative law judges and requires retention votes every three years Passed S. Committee
 SB 252 Wieland Changes venue provisions for actions involving insurance companies Passed S. Committee
SB 317 Burlison Revises procedure to bring silica claims Passed S. Committee
SB 252 Wieland Changes venue provisions for actions involving insurance companies Filed
SB 276 Rowden Modifies provisions relating to civil actions to recover damages for unlawful merchandising practices Heard in S. Committee
SB 374 Burlison Limits unlawful merchandising-practice claims Filed
HB 89 Green Creates a cause of action for workplace harassment Filed
HB 118 Shull Changes venue provisions for actions involving insurance companies Filed
HB 120 DeGroot Limits insurers liability for arbitration awards and grants intervenors the same rights as defendants Filed
HB 121 DeGroot Alters the collateral source rule Heard in H. Committee
HB 123 DeGroot Clarifies that only a deceased employee’s dependents can receive occupational disease benefits Filed
HB 125 DeGroot Modifies provisions relating to damages in wrongful-death actions Filed
HB 186 Trent  Requires product-liability suits to be brought within 15 years of when the product is first sold Passed S. Committee
HB 216 DeGroot Requires disclosure of information about trusts that could face claims in asbestos tort suits Filed
HB 231 Kolkmeyer Changes joinder and venue provisions in cases involving out-of-state plaintiffs Passed H. Committee
HB 248 Schroer Sets six-year terms for administrative law judges and requires retention votes every three years Passed H. Committee
HB 262 Taylor Sets six-year terms for administrative law judges and requires retention votes every three years Passed H. Committee
HB 289 Schroer Allows failure to wear a seat belt to be used in product-liability cases involving passenger cars Filed
HB 376 Trent Lowers interest rates on tort and nontort judgments Filed
HB 398 Dinkins Limits liability for private campgrounds Passed H. Committee
HB 489 DeGroot Modifies punitive damages Passed House
HB 503 Schroer Requires arbitrators, not courts, to decide the validity of arbitration agreements in employment disputes Filed
HB 519 Schroer Regulates litigation financing Passed H. Committee
HB 550 Christofanelli Regulates litigation financing Heard in H. Committee
HB 709 Shawan Revises procedure to bring silica claims Passed H. Committee
HB 714 Trent Changes law for merchandising-practice claims Filed
HB 790 Gregory Excludes some contracts for residences from unlawful merchandising practices law Filed
HB 814 Gregory Changes law for merchandising-practice claims Filed
HB 838 Love Exempts some nonprofit organizations from liability for injuries at parades they sponsor Filed
HB 891 Rowland Prohibits confidentiality clauses in civil settlements involving sexual offenses Filed
HB 899 Billington Shortens time frame to appeal landlord-tenant actions Passed H. Committee
HB 865 Gregory Allows for jury trials to determine if a trust is void Passed H. Committee
HB 1032 DeGroot Sets a “prevailing factor” standard for occupational disease awards under workers’ compensation Filed

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