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Legislation


2012 Regular Session

SENATE BILL 351

File Code: Civil Actions and Procedures Prior Year Introduction As: SB 483/11 - JPR Crossfiled with: HOUSE BILL 469
Sponsored By:
Senators Forehand, Madaleno, and Rosapepe
Entitled:
Punitive Damages - High-Risk Drunk Drivers

Synopsis:

Authorizing a finder of fact to determine that a person with an alcohol concentration 0.15 or more 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.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

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Senate Action
1/30
First Reading Judicial Proceedings
2/1
Hearing 2/15 at 1:00 p.m.
3/23
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
House Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Senator Jennie M. Forehand, District 17
Senator Richard S. Madaleno, Jr., District 18
Senator Jim Rosapepe, District 21

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Accidents
Chemical Tests
Civil Actions -see also- Small Claims
Courts -see also- Circuit; Appeals; District; Orphans'; etc.
Damages
Drivers' Licenses
Drunk and Drugged Driving
Evidence
Motor Vehicles -see also- Aband Veh; Ambulances; Buses; etc.
Motor Vehicle Insurance -see also- MD Auto Insurance Fund
Wrongful Death

Bill affects the following Statute:

Courts and Judicial Proceedings
( 10-913.1 )

Documents

All documents except Roll Call Votes are displayed in PDF format:
Bill Text: First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note: Available
Amendments: None offered
Committee Votes :
Senate
Judicial Proceedings
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