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CS/CS/SB 1384: Nursing Home Litigation

GENERAL BILL by Health Policy ; Judiciary ; Galvano

Nursing Home Litigation; Providing that a claim for punitive damages may not be brought unless there is a showing of admissible evidence proffered by the parties which provides a reasonable basis for recovery of punitive damages when certain criteria are applied; requiring the trier of fact to find by clear and convincing evidence that a specific person or corporate defendant actively and knowingly participated in intentional misconduct or engaged in conduct that constituted gross negligence and contributed to the loss, damages, or injury suffered by the claimant before punitive damages may be awarded, etc.

Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Last Action: 5/3/2013 Senate - Died on Calendar
Location: On 2nd Reading Calendar
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Judiciary (JU)
  2. Health Policy (HP)
  3. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/28/2013 Senate • Filed
3/4/2013 Senate • Referred to Judiciary; Health Policy; Rules -SJ 103
3/5/2013 Senate • Introduced -SJ 103
3/27/2013 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 04/01/13, 3:15 pm, 110 Senate Office Building
4/1/2013 Senate • CS by Judiciary; YEAS 7 NAYS 2 -SJ 346
4/3/2013 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
4/4/2013 Senate • Now in Health Policy -SJ 346
• On Committee agenda-- Health Policy, 04/09/13, 1:30 pm, 412 Knott Building --Not Considered
• CS by Judiciary read 1st time -SJ 356
4/11/2013 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Health Policy, 04/16/13, 1:30 pm, 412 Knott Building
4/16/2013 Senate • CS/CS by Health Policy; YEAS 6 NAYS 3 -SJ 481
4/17/2013 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
4/18/2013 Senate • Now in Rules -SJ 481
• On Committee agenda-- Rules, 04/22/13, 2:00 pm, 110 Senate Office Building
4/22/2013 Senate • Favorable by- Rules; YEAS 12 NAYS 3 -SJ 480
4/23/2013 Senate • Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 480
• CS/CS by Health Policy read 1st time -SJ 492
4/24/2013 Senate • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/29/13
4/29/2013 Senate • Retained on Calendar -SJ 784
5/3/2013 Senate • Died on Calendar