Late last Friday the House made one more attempt to push through SB 6015, the bill that would significantly increase local government liability pertaining to wrongful death. We had been hearing rumors all day that it might be the “5 o’clock” bill. The 5 o’clock bill is the last bill that a chamber brings up before the 5:00 pm floor
SB 6015, Wrongful Death, passed the Senate and is very much still alive this session. The Senate Bill is being heard this week in the House Judiciary Committee As a reminder, the House version passed both the House policy and fiscal committees respectively and perhaps only failed to pass off the House Floor since the Senate version of the bill had
Senate advances bills that expands county liability – SB 6015 represents a substantial expansion to the number of people who may file a claim and the damages for which they may seek redress for wrongful death. It is expected to considerably increase the costs to public entities. The bill passed off the Senate floor Friday night on a mostly partisan vote.
Senate version of wrongful death bill will be heard on Thursday. SB 6015, the companion bill to the wrongful death bill, HB 2262, heard in the House last week. The bill amends the current wrongful death statute by: Removing dependency requirements for claimants; Allowing parents to bring an action for children over 18 years old; Expanding noneconomic covered damages; and