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SB 311 - Changes in Liability Limits - Key Vote

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NOTE: THIS BILL WAS PRINTED BY ORDER OF THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OR PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE BY REQUEST OF AN INTERIM COMMITTEE THAT IS SPECIFIED IN THE HIGHLIGHTS, BUT THE LISTING OF THESE OFFICIALS AS SPONSORS INDICATES NEITHER ADVOCACY NOR OPPOSITION TO THE LEGISLATION ON THEIR PART.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Changes in Liability Limits

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (24-5) - (Key vote)

Title: Changes in Liability Limits

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that sets new limits on liability for claims against the state or local public bodies.

Highlights:
-Sets maximum limits on the state's liability to any single claimant making a claim due to personal injury or death to the following levels (Sec. 3):
    -$1.5 million for causes of action arising from December 28, 2007 to June 30, 2010; -$1.6 million for causes of action arising from July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011; -$1.7 million for causes of action arising from July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012; -$1.8 million for causes of action arising from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013; -$1.9 million for causes of action arising from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014; -$2 million for causes of action arising from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015; and -an amount determined by the State Court Administrator based on the changes in the cost of living (but not to exceed 3 percent) beginning in 2015 and for every year thereafter.
-Sets maximum limits on the state's liability to all claimants making a claim due to personal injury or death to the following levels (Sec. 3):
    -$3 million for causes of action arising from December 28, 2007 to June 30, 2010; -$3.2 million for causes of action arising from July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011; -$3.4 million for causes of action arising from July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012; -$3.6 million for causes of action arising from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013; -$3.8 million for causes of action arising from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014; -$4 million for causes of action arising from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015; and -an amount determined by the State Court Administrator based on the changes in the cost of living (but not to exceed 3 percent) beginning in 2015 and for every year thereafter.
-Sets maximum limits on a local public body's liability to any single claimant making a claim due to personal injury or death to the following levels (Sec. 4):
    -$500,000 causes of action arising from July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010; -$533,300 causes of action arising from July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011; -$566,700 causes of action arising from July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012; -$600,000 causes of action arising from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013; -$633,300 causes of action arising from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014; -$666,700 causes of action arising from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015; and -an amount determined by the State Court Administrator based on the changes in the cost of living (but not to exceed 3 percent) beginning in 2015 and for every year thereafter.
-Sets maximum limits on a local public body's liability to all claimants making a claim due to personal injury or death to the following levels (Sec. 4):
    -$1 million causes of action arising from July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010 -$1.07 million causes of action arising from July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011 -$1.13 million causes of action arising from July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2012 -$1.2 million causes of action arising from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013 -$1.27 million causes of action arising from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014 -$1.33 million causes of action arising from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015 -an amount determined by the State Court Administrator based on the changes in the cost of living (but not to exceed 3 percent) beginning in 2015 and for every year thereafter.
-This bill was introduced at the request of the Senate Interim Committee on Judiciary for Oregon Tort Claims Act Interim Task Force.
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (50-8) - (Key vote)

Title: Changes in Liability Limits

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that sets new limits on liability for claims against the state or local public bodies.

Highlights:
-Sets maximum limits on the state's liability to any single claimant making a claim due to personal injury or death to the following levels (Sec. 3):
    -$1.5 million for causes of action arising from December 28, 2007 to June 30, 2010; -$1.6 million for causes of action arising from July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011; -$1.7 million for causes of action arising from July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012; -$1.8 million for causes of action arising from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013; -$1.9 million for causes of action arising from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014; -$2 million for causes of action arising from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015; and -an amount determined by the State Court Administrator based on the changes in the cost of living (but not to exceed 3 percent) beginning in 2015 and for every year thereafter.
-Sets maximum limits on the state's liability to all claimants making a claim due to personal injury or death to the following levels (Sec. 3):
    -$3 million for causes of action arising from December 28, 2007 to June 30, 2010; -$3.2 million for causes of action arising from July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011; -$3.4 million for causes of action arising from July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012; -$3.6 million for causes of action arising from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013; -$3.8 million for causes of action arising from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014; -$4 million for causes of action arising from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015; and -an amount determined by the State Court Administrator based on the changes in the cost of living (but not to exceed 3 percent) beginning in 2015 and for every year thereafter.
-Sets maximum limits on a local public body's liability to any single claimant making a claim due to personal injury or death to the following levels (Sec. 4):
    -$500,000 causes of action arising from July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010; -$533,300 causes of action arising from July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011; -$566,700 causes of action arising from July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012; -$600,000 causes of action arising from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013; -$633,300 causes of action arising from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014; -$666,700 causes of action arising from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015; and -an amount determined by the State Court Administrator based on the changes in the cost of living (but not to exceed 3 percent) beginning in 2015 and for every year thereafter.
-Sets maximum limits on a local public body's liability to all claimants making a claim due to personal injury or death to the following levels (Sec. 4):
    -$1 million causes of action arising from July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010 -$1.07 million causes of action arising from July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011 -$1.13 million causes of action arising from July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2012 -$1.2 million causes of action arising from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013 -$1.27 million causes of action arising from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014 -$1.33 million causes of action arising from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015 -an amount determined by the State Court Administrator based on the changes in the cost of living (but not to exceed 3 percent) beginning in 2015 and for every year thereafter.
-This bill was introduced at the request of the Senate Interim Committee on Judiciary for Oregon Tort Claims Act Interim Task Force.
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (24-5) - (Key vote)

Title: Changes in Liability Limits

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that sets new limits on liability for claims against the state or local public bodies.

Highlights:
-Sets maximum limits on the state's liability to any single claimant making a claim due to personal injury or death to the following levels (Sec. 3):
    -$1.5 million for causes of action arising from December 28, 2007 to June 30, 2010; -$1.6 million for causes of action arising from July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011; -$1.7 million for causes of action arising from July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012; -$1.8 million for causes of action arising from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013; -$1.9 million for causes of action arising from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014; -$2 million for causes of action arising from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015; and -an amount determined by the State Court Administrator based on the changes in the cost of living (but not to exceed 3 percent) beginning in 2015 and for every year thereafter.
-Sets maximum limits on the state's liability to all claimants making a claim due to personal injury or death to the following levels (Sec. 3):
    -$3 million for causes of action arising from December 28, 2007 to June 30, 2010; -$3.2 million for causes of action arising from July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011; -$3.4 million for causes of action arising from July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012; -$3.6 million for causes of action arising from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013; -$3.8 million for causes of action arising from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014; -$4 million for causes of action arising from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015; and -an amount determined by the State Court Administrator based on the changes in the cost of living (but not to exceed 3 percent) beginning in 2015 and for every year thereafter.
-Sets maximum limits on a local public body's liability to any single claimant making a claim due to personal injury or death to the following levels (Sec. 4):
    -$500,000 causes of action arising from July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010; -$533,300 causes of action arising from July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011; -$566,700 causes of action arising from July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012; -$600,000 causes of action arising from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013; -$633,300 causes of action arising from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014; -$666,700 causes of action arising from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015; and -an amount determined by the State Court Administrator based on the changes in the cost of living (but not to exceed 3 percent) beginning in 2015 and for every year thereafter.
-Sets maximum limits on a local public body's liability to all claimants making a claim due to personal injury or death to the following levels (Sec. 4):
    -$1 million causes of action arising from July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010 -$1.07 million causes of action arising from July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011 -$1.13 million causes of action arising from July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2012 -$1.2 million causes of action arising from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013 -$1.27 million causes of action arising from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014 -$1.33 million causes of action arising from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015 -an amount determined by the State Court Administrator based on the changes in the cost of living (but not to exceed 3 percent) beginning in 2015 and for every year thereafter.
-This bill was introduced at the request of the Senate Interim Committee on Judiciary for Oregon Tort Claims Act Interim Task Force.
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Changes in Liability Limits

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