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Aggressive Drunk Driving - Punitive Damages

Sponsored by:

Senator Raskin


In the House - Unfavorable Report by Judiciary

Synopsis:Authorizing a finder of fact to determine that a person with an alcohol concentration of 0.15 or more in the blood or breath of the person who causes personal injury or wrongful death while driving or attempting to drive a motor vehicle was acting with malice and to award punitive damages under specified circumstances; limiting liability for punitive damages under this Act to the person driving or attempting to drive the motor vehicle; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note (Revised)
All Sponsors:Senators Raskin, Astle, Benson, Conway, Currie, DeGrange, Feldman, Ferguson, Gladden, Guzzone, Jennings, Kagan, Kasemeyer, King, Klausmeier, Lee, Madaleno, Manno, Mathias, McFadden, Middleton, Miller, Montgomery, Peters, Pinsky, Pugh, Ramirez, Rosapepe, Waugh, Young, and Zirkin
Additional Facts:Introduced in a prior session as: SB0351 Session: 2012 Regular Session
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2015
Judicial Proceedings  View Committee HearingJudiciary  View Committee Hearing
Broad Subject(s):Civil Actions and Procedures
Vehicle Laws - Drunk Driving
Narrow Subject(s):Accidents
Chemical Tests
Drivers' Licenses
Drunk and Drugged Driving
Liability -see also- Good Samaritan
Motor Vehicle Insurance -see also- MD Auto Insurance Fund
Wrongful Death
Statutes:Article - Courts and Judicial Proceedings

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October 24, 2017 4:49 P.M.