SB 731 - Authorizing Attorney General Contingency Fee Contracts. - Key Vote
Louisiana Key Votes
- June 21, 2010 Senate Conference Report Adopted
- June 20, 2010 Senate Nonconcurrence Vote Passed
- June 18, 2010 House Bill Passed
- June 7, 2010 Senate Bill Passed
- April 20, 2010 Introduced
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (25-14) - June 21, 2010
Legislation - Nonconcurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (31-6) - June 20, 2010
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (71-23) - June 18, 2010
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (21-16) - June 7, 2010 (Key vote)
Title: Authorizing Attorney General Contingency Fee Contracts.
Vote to pass a bill that allows the attorney general to enter into contingent fee contracts with private attorneys and law firms.
- -the attorney general must prove to the Litigation Subcommittee of the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget that the litigation claims are valid and that they represent a true loss to the state or to state agencies;
-the attorney general must interview at least three qualified attorneys or law firms before entering into a contract;
-the attorney general must, before signing a contract, make a written determination that the chosen legal representation is cost-effective and serves the state's best interest, and that the attorney general does not otherwise have sufficient legal resources to represent the state in court; and
-the attorney general must obtain the approval of the contract at a public hearing by the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget.
- -no more than 25 percent for any recovery of up to $25 million;
-no more than 20 percent for any recovery between $25 million and $50 million;
-no more than 15 percent for any recovery between $50 million and $125 million; and
-no more than 10 percent for any recovery exceeding $125 million.
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) - April 20, 2010
Title: A bill authorizing the attorney general to enter into certain contingency fee contracts
- Joel T. Chaisson II (LA - D) (Out Of Office)