Senate Committee on Judiciary, Corrections, Insurance, Campaign Finance Reform, and Housing

The Senate Committee on Judiciary, Corrections, Insurance, Campaign Finance Reform, and Housing held an executive session and public hearing on August 18, 2009 at the state Capitol. During the executive session, the committee considered Senate Bill 40 relating to public financing of campaigns for the office of justice of the supreme court, and Senate Bill 160 relating to increasing the amount of the homestead exemption. During the public hearing, the committee heard testimony on: Senate Bill 93, relating to partially exempting an assessor and an assessor’s staff from liability for trespassing, creating immunity from civil liability, and changing the notice requirements related to the revaluation of property by an assessor; Senate Bill 127, relating to notification to the state and certain public agencies regarding a medical malpractice claim and limits on liability; Senate Bill 203, relating to claims for loss of society and companionship in medical malpractice cases; Senate Bill 182, relating to statute of limitations for intentional torts.

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