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Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: January 2, 2019 01:38 PM
From: Representative Robert Freeman
To: All House members
Subject: Joint and Several Liability Exception for a Minor with a Beneficial Interest
In the near future, I plan to introduce legislation that would amend the joint and several liability law to protect the rights of all children when they are involved in a civil lawsuit.

In the 2011-2012 legislative session we passed Senate Bill 1131, which repealed the doctrine of joint and several liability. Although a few exceptions were included into the bill there was one glaring oversight that I believe we need to address. An exception protecting all the rights of children was not written into the law. I will be introducing legislation amending the joint and several liability law to preserve all the rights for children whenever they have a beneficial interest in a civil lawsuit.

Please join me in co-sponsoring this legislation.

If you have any questions regarding this legislation, please contact Brianna Medevich in my office by e-mail at bmedevic@pahouse.net or by telephone at 717-783-3815.