2015 Regular Session
|At the request of:||(at the request of Senate Interim Committee on Judiciary)|
|Regular Sponsors:||Printed pursuant to Senate Interim Rule 213.28 by order of the President of the Senate in conformance with presession filing rules, indicating neither advocacy nor opposition on the part of the President.|
|Bill Title:||Relating to lawsuits; declaring an emergency.|
Changes procedure for award of damages in class action.
Directs court in class action to order that funds not distributed to class members be paid to Legal Aid Supplementary Account and to entity for purposes that court determines have direct or indirect relationship to objectives of underlying litigation or otherwise promote substantive or procedural interests of class members. Establishes Legal Aid Supplementary Account in State Treasury. Declares emergency, effective on passage.
|Fiscal Impact:||May Have Fiscal Impact, But No Statement Yet Issued|
|Revenue Impact:||May Have Revenue Impact, But No Statement Yet Issued|
|Measure Analysis:||Staff Measure Summary / Impact Statements|
|Current Location:||In Senate Committee|
|Current Committee:||Senate Committee On Judiciary|