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Aggressive Drunk Driving - Punitive Damages

Sponsored by:

Senator Brochin


In the Senate - Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings; Withdrawn

Synopsis:Providing that a person who causes personal injury or wrongful death while operating or attempting to operate a motor vehicle, and who has a 0.15 or more alcohol concentration in the person's blood or breath or who refuses to submit to a chemical test for alcohol concentration, is liable for punitive damages under specified circumstances; limiting liability for punitive damages under the Act solely to the person operating or attempting to operate the motor vehicle; applying the Act prospectively; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Senators Brochin and Zirkin
Additional Facts:Introduced in a prior session as: SB0302 Session: 2016 Regular Session
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): July 1, 2017
Judicial Proceedings  View Committee Hearing
Broad Subject(s):Civil Actions and Procedures
Vehicle Laws - Drunk Driving
Narrow Subject(s):Claims
Drunk and Drugged Driving
Statutes:Article - Courts and Judicial Proceedings

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November 28, 2017 1:14 P.M.