Legislature(1995 - 1996)

1995-02-08 House Journal

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1995-02-08                     House Journal                      Page 0265
HB 19                                                                        
The Judiciary Committee has considered:                                        
HOUSE BILL NO. 19                                                             
"An Act relating to the definition of 'fault' as that term is used for        
the purposes of determining the liabilities of parties in civil                
actions, setting limitations on civil liability, and authorizing the           
award, in conformance with applicable court rule, of attorney fees             
in civil actions."                                                             
The report was signed by Representative Porter, Chair, with the                
following individual recommendations:                                          
Do pass (5):  Porter, Green, Bunde, Toohey, Vezey                              
No recommendation (2):  B.Davis, Finkelstein                                   

1995-02-08                     House Journal                      Page 0266
HB 19                                                                        
A House Judiciary Committee letter of intent for HB 19, signed by              
Representative Porter, Chair, appears below:                                   
"In adding `intentional' to the definition of fault in this chapter, the       
committee intends to make it clear that parties whose actions were             
arguably intentional may be named or joined in the litigation, as well         
as those who were allegedly negligent or reckless.  The inclusion of           
intentional tortfeasors does not preclude consideration of whether the         
intentional tortfeasor's acts relieve unintentional tortfeasors of             
The following fiscal notes apply:                                              
Zero fiscal note, Dept. of Law, 2/8/95                                         
Zero fiscal note, Dept. of Administration, 2/8/95                              
HB 19 was referred to the Finance Committee.