2013 Regular Session



Punitive Damages - High-Risk Drunk Drivers

Sponsored by:

Delegate Waldstreicher


In the House - Unfavorable Report by Judiciary; Withdrawn

Synopsis:Authorizing a finder of fact to determine that a person with a specified alcohol concentration in the blood or breath 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; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Delegates Waldstreicher, Anderson, Barkley, Conaway, Lee, Malone, Simmons, and Smigiel
Additional Facts:Introduced in a prior session as: HB0574 Session: 2011 Regular Session
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2013
Judiciary  View Committee Hearing
Broad Subject(s):Vehicle Laws - Drunk Driving
Civil Actions and Procedures
Narrow Subject(s):Accidents
Chemical Tests
Civil Actions -see also- Small Claims
Drivers' Licenses
Drunk and Drugged Driving
Motor Vehicles -see also- Aband Veh; Ambulances; Buses; etc.
Motor Vehicle Insurance -see also- MD Auto Insurance Fund
Wrongful Death
Statutes:Article - Courts and Judicial Proceedings

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October 24, 2017 1:04 P.M.