Legislature(2003 - 2004)

05/21/2003 09:05 PM 018

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HB 18 - PARENTAL LIABILITY FOR CHILD'S DAMAGE                                                                                 
Number 0019                                                                                                                     
CHAIR McGUIRE announced that the only order of business would be                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 18, "An Act relating to the liability of parents                                                                 
and legal  guardians of  minors who  destroy property."   [Before                                                               
the committee were CSHB 18(JUD) am and SCS CSHB 18(HES).]                                                                       
CHAIR  McGUIRE indicated  that the  committee would  take up  SCS                                                               
CSHB 18(HES).                                                                                                                   
Number 0067                                                                                                                     
SENATOR DYSON moved  to adopt Conceptual Amendment 1  to SCS CSHB
18(HES), which reads as follows [original punctuation provided]:                                                                
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     2    Delete "25,000"                                                                                                       
     3    Insert "15,000"                                                                                                       
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     6    After "However,"                                                                                                      
     7    Insert "if either or both parents have insurance                                                                      
          that would compensate the                                                                                             
     8    claimant for civil damages awarded against either                                                                     
          or both parents, either or                                                                                            
     9    both parents shall be liable for civil  damages                                                                       
          described in this subsection not                                                                                      
     10   to exceed $25,000."                                                                                                   
There being no objection, Conceptual Amendment 1 was adopted.                                                                   
Number 0092                                                                                                                     
SENATOR DYSON moved  to report SCS CSHB 18(HES),  as amended, out                                                               
of   committee   [with   individual   recommendations   and   the                                                               
accompanying fiscal notes].  There  being no objection, CCS HB 18                                                               
was reported from the Conference Committee on HB 18.                                                                            

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