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Current as of May 15.

Bill number: SB555   Sponsor: Riddle
Description: Requires product-liability suits to be brought within 15 years of when the product is first sold
Status: Passed Senate Committee

Bill number: SB575   Sponsor: Eigel
Description: Requires disclosure of information about trusts that could face claims in asbestos tort suits
Status: Debated in Senate

Bill number: SB591   Sponsor: White
Description: Modifies punitive damages and limits damages for unlawful merchandising-practice claims
Status: Sent to Governor

Bill number: SB609   Sponsor: Sater
Description: Requires any funds from a state-settled opioid lawsuit to be used for opioid addiction-related programs
Status: Passed Senate

Bill number: SB633   Sponsor: Hegeman
Description: Shortens statute of limitations for personal injury claims
Status: Passed Senate Committee

Bill number: SB661   Sponsor: Bernskoetter
Description: Limits liability for prescribed burning
Status: Passed Senate Committee

Bill number: SB662   Sponsor: Bernskoetter
Description: Limits liability for distributing donated shelf-stable packaged food (amended as judicial proceedings omnibus bill)
Status: Passed House

Bill number: SB679   Sponsor: O’Laughlin
Description: Modifies Supreme Court Rules relating to advertisements for legal services through electronic media
Status: Filed

Bill number: SB716  Sponsor: Burlison
Description: Extends sovereign immunity damages cap to employees of multistate compact agency
Status: Passed Senate Committee

Bill number: SB726   Sponsor: Luetkemeyer
Description: Limits insurers liability for arbitration awards and grants intervenors the same rights as defendants
Status: Passed Senate Committee

Bill number: SB727   Sponsor: Luetkemeyer
Description: Limits damages for unlawful merchandising-practice claims
Status: Passed Senate Committee

Bill number: SB728   Sponsor: Luetkemeyer
Description: Requires arbitrators, not courts, to decide the validity of arbitration agreements in employment disputes
Status: Passed Senate Committee

Bill number: SB738   Sponsor: Onder
Description: Limits franchisees and their employees from being considered employees of a franchisor
Status: Passed Senate Committee

Bill number: SB745  Sponsor: Burlison
Description: Limits damages and attorneys’ fees for unlawful merchandising-practice class actions
Status: Filed

Bill number: SB746   Sponsor: Burlison
Description: Bars “slack fill” lawsuits under the Merchandising Practices Act
Status: Passed Senate Committee

Bill number: SB752   Sponsor: Brown
Description: Sets six-year terms for administrative law judges and requires retention votes every three years
Status: Filed

Bill number: SB762   Sponsor: Burlison
Description: Allows contracts for residential homes to be excluded from the Merchandising Practices Act
Status: Filed

Bill number: SB763   Sponsor: Burlison
Description: Limits liability for damages resulting from lawfully conducted body cavity searches
Status: Filed

Bill number: SB783   Sponsor: Brown
Description: Limits liability for private campgrounds
Status: Passed Senate Committee

Bill number: SB793   Sponsor: Koenig
Description: Limits unlawful merchandising-practice claims
Status: Passed Senate Committee

Bill number: SB833  Sponsor: Luetkemeyer
Description: Requires county jail inmates to exhaust administrative remedies before bringing a civil action
Status: Filed

Bill number: SB845   Sponsor: Burlison
Description: Eliminates joint liability, allowing defendants to be only severally liable for damages
Status: Filed

Bill number: SB879   Sponsor: Burlison
Description: Requires product-liability suits to be brought within 15 years of when the product is first sold
Status: Filed

Bill number: SB911   Sponsor: White
Description: Bars punitive damages against public entities or employees
Status: Filed

Bill number: SB939   Sponsor: Onder
Description: Bars use of the American Law Institute’s liability insurance restatement when interpreting state insurance laws
Status: Filed

Bill number: SB963 Sponsor: O’Laughlin
Description: Limits post-judgment interest in tort cases
Status: Filed

Bill number: HB1302   Sponsor: Dinkins
Description: Limits liability for private campgrounds
Status: Filed

Bill number: HB1411   Sponsor: Solon
Description: Removes the 10-year statute of limitations for personal injury from childhood sexual abuse
Status: Dropped from H. calendar

Bill number: HB1412   Sponsor: Solon
Description: Requires condemning authorities to pay attorneys’ fees and costs to the property owners
Status: Filed

Bill number: HB1446   Sponsor: Richey
Description: Immunizes nonprofit and religious organizations that disclose allegations of sexual misconduct
Status: Heard in House Committee

Bill number: HB1457   Sponsor: Schroer
Description: Allows suits by patrons injured at businesses that prohibit concealed carry of firearms
Status: Filed

Bill number: HB1547   Sponsor: Shawan
Description: Limits liability for damages caused by a prescribed burn
Status: Passed House Committee

Bill number: HB1553   Sponsor: DeGroot
Description: Modifies punitive damages
Status: Filed

Bill number: HB1593   Sponsor: Bland Manlove
Description: Creates cause of action for calling a police officer
Status: Filed

Bill number: HB1596   Sponsor: Trent
Description: Requires product-liability suits to be brought within 15 years of when the product is first sold
Status: 1st-round Approval in House

Bill number: HB1644   Sponsor: Windham
Description: Requires universities to establish a personal injury or accidental death insurance program for athletes
Status: Heard in House Committee

Bill number: HB1682   Sponsor: Wood
Description: Requires any funds from a state-settled opioid lawsuit to be used for opioid addiction-related programs (added as amendment)
Status: Sent to Governor

Bill number: HB1711   Sponsor: Remole
Description: Limits liability for distributing donated shelf-stable packaged food
Status: Sent to Governor

Bill number: HB1840  Sponsor: Green
Description: Creates cause of action for workplace harassment
Status: Filed

Bill number: HB1872   Sponsor: Gregory
Description: Allows contracts for residential homes to be excluded from the Merchandising Practices Act
Status: Filed

Bill number: HB1888   Sponsor: Schroer
Description: Sets six-year terms for administrative law judges and requires retention votes every three years
Status: Filed

Bill number: HB1996   Sponsor: Wilson
Description: Requires county jail inmates to exhaust administrative remedies before bringing a civil action
Status: Passed House committee

Bill number: HB2031   Sponsor: Ellebracht
Description: Requires arbitration agreements for MMPA disputes to be in a separate, written agreement
Status: Filed

Bill number: HB2049   Sponsor: Coleman
Description: Limits insurers liability for arbitration awards and grants intervenors the same rights as defendants
Status: Passed Senate Committee

Bill number: HB2106   Sponsor: Trent
Description: Bars use of the American Law Institute’s liability insurance restatement when interpreting state insurance laws
Status: Filed

Bill number: HB2139   Sponsor: Gregory
Description: Requires disclosure of information about trusts that could face claims in asbestos tort suits
Status: Passed House Committee

Bill number: HB2140   Sponsor: Gregory
Description: Allows jury trial to determine if a trust is void because of fraud, duress, undue influence or if the settlor lacked capacity
Status: Heard in House committee

Bill number: HB2181  Sponsor: Knight
Description: Provides injury immunity for landowners in residential areas adjacent to parks or trails
Status: Filed

Bill number: HB2214  Sponsor: Christofanelli
Description: Extends sovereign immunity damages cap to employees of multistate compact agency
Status: Filed

Bill number: HB2242  Sponsor: Trent
Description: Eliminates joint liability, allowing defendants to be only severally liable for damages
Status: Filed

Bill number: HB2243  Sponsor: Trent
Description: Limits damages for unlawful merchandising-practice claims
Status: Filed

Bill number: HB2267 Sponsor: Eggleston
Description: Changes the medical review process for workers’ compensation claims
Status: Passed House Committee

Bill number: HB2353  Sponsor: Trent
Description: Limits post-judgment interest in tort cases
Status: Filed

Bill number: HB2384  Sponsor: Christofanelli
Description: Changes how medical bills can be introduced as evidence
Status: Filed

Bill number: HB2393  Sponsor: Mackey
Description: Repeals recent changes to Whistleblower’s Protection Act
Status: Filed

Bill number: HJR93   Sponsor: Sain
Description: Proposes constitutional amendment removing “as heretofore enjoyed” from the right of a trial by jury
Status: Filed

 

 

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