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Civil Actions - Hydraulic Fracturing Liability Act

Sponsored by:

Senator Zirkin


In the House - Hearing 4/01 at 1:00 p.m.

Synopsis:Voiding as against public policy a provision of a specified contract or agreement that attempts or purports to waive specified rights or reduce specified liability for injury, death, or loss to person or property caused by the hydraulic fracturing activities of a specified permitee; providing for the treatment of specified information relating to a chemical constituent used in hydraulic fracturing for the purposes of a specified action; authorizing a specified plaintiff to recover specified economic and noneconomic damages; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note (Revised)
All Sponsors:Senators Zirkin, Raskin, Currie, Ferguson, Guzzone, Kagan, Kelley, Madaleno, Montgomery, Muse, Nathan-Pulliam, Pinsky, Ramirez, and Young
Additional Facts:Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2015
Judicial Proceedings  View Committee HearingEnvironment and Transportation  View Committee Hearing
Broad Subject(s):Civil Actions and Procedures
Narrow Subject(s):Civil Actions -see also- Small Claims
Contracts -see also- Land Installment Contracts; Procurement
Courts -see also- Circuit; Appeals; District; Orphans'; etc.
Death -see also- Advance Medical Directives; Wrongful Death
Environmental Matters -see also- Conserv; Nat Resrce; Pollut
Fuel -see also- Coal
Hazardous and Toxic Substances -see also- Asbestos; Radiatn
Insurance -see also- Health Ins; MAIF; Motor Vehicle Ins
Liability -see also- Good Samaritan
Licenses -see also- Alcoholic Bev Lic; Drivers' Licenses
Negligence -see also- Medical Malpractice
Real Property
Statutes:Article - Courts and Judicial Proceedings
(3-2101 through 3-2105)
Article - Environment

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October 24, 2017 4:48 P.M.