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Key Votes

HR 2366 - Small Business Liability Reform bill - Key Vote

National Key Votes

Shelley Berkley voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Stage Details

Legislation - Placed on Calendar (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (221-193) - (Key vote)

Title: Small Business Liability Reform bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that would make significant changes to provisions of tort law relating to small businesses.

  • Imposes a more rigorous standard of evidence to find small businesses liable for civil infractions.
  • Caps punitive damages awards at $250,000, unless a court finds that the business being sued intentionally caused harm.
  • Defines small business as a business that has fewer than 25 employees.
  • Exempts the following from provisions in the bill:
    • Violent crimes;
    • Acts of international terrorism;
    • Hate crimes;
    • Civil rights violations;
    • Sexual offenses;
    • Certain offenses that harm or destruct natural resources; and
    • Crimes committed while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Small Business Liability Reform bill


  • James E. Rogan (CA - R) (Out Of Office)


  • Richard Hugh Baker (LA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Richard M. Burr (NC - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Chris Cannon (UT - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Larry Ed Combest (TX - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Gary A. Condit (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Randall H. 'Duke' Cunningham (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas M. 'Tom' Davis III (VA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James W. 'Jim' DeMint (SC - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Virgil H. Goode Jr. (VA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Richard A. 'Rick' Hill (MT - ) (Out Of Office)
  • David Lee 'Dave' Hobson (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas Timothy 'Tim' Holden (PA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jerry Lewis (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Bill McCollum (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Suellen W. 'Sue' Myrick (NC - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Anne Meagher Northup (KY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James A. 'Jim' Nussle (IA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Deborah D. Pryce (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jim R. Ryun (KS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert Lee 'Bob' Stump (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James M. 'Jim' Talent (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Tom Gerald Tancredo (CO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • David B. Vitter (LA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Wesley 'Wes' Watkins (OK - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Julius Caesar 'J.C.' Watts Jr. (OK - R) (Out Of Office)
  • David Weldon (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
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