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House Bill 1481


House Bill 1481

ARCHIVE (2007)

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DIGEST OF HB1481 (Updated February 26, 2007 5:35 pm - DI 84)


Punitive damage awards. Provides that contracted attorney fees and reasonable costs are to be paid out of a punitive damage award. Requires: (1) 75% of the remainder of a punitive damage award to be paid to the person to whom the damages were awarded; and (2) 25% of the remainder of the award to be deposited in the violent crime victims compensation fund. Makes technical corrections. (Current law requires: (1) 25% of a punitive damage award to be paid to the person to whom the damages were awarded; and (2) 75% of the award to be deposited in the violent crime victims compensation fund.)
Current Status:
 In Committee - 2nd House
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