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Aggressive Drunk Driving - Punitive Damages

Sponsored by:

Delegate Smith


In the House - Hearing 2/24 at 1:00 p.m.

Synopsis:Providing that a person with an alcohol concentration of 0.08 or more in the blood or breath who causes personal injury or wrongful death while operating or attempting to operate a motor vehicle is liable for punitive damages under the Act; providing that punitive damages under the Act may not be awarded in the absence of an award of compensatory damages; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Delegates Smith, Anderson, Angel, Barkley, B. Barnes, D. Barnes, Barron, Barve, Beidle, Brooks, Carr, Carter, Conaway, Ebersole, Fennell, Fraser-Hidalgo, Frick, Gilchrist, Glenn, Gutierrez, Haynes, Hixson, C. Howard, Impallaria, Jalisi, Jones, Kelly, Knotts, Korman, Kramer, Lam, Luedtke, McCray, A. Miller, Moon, Oaks, Platt, Proctor, Reznik, B. Robinson, S. Robinson, Rosenberg, Sanchez, Valderrama, Vallario, Vaughn, Waldstreicher, A. Washington, and K. Young
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: SB0302
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): July 1, 2016
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Broad Subject(s):Civil Actions and Procedures
Vehicle Laws - Drunk Driving
Narrow Subject(s):Courts -see also- Circuit; Appeals; District; Orphans'; etc.
Drunk and Drugged Driving
Liability -see also- Good Samaritan
Statutes:Article - Courts and Judicial Proceedings

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October 24, 2017 5:03 P.M.