|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In the 2011-2012 legislative session we passed Senate Bill 1131, which repealed the doctrine of joint and several liability.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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 717-783-3815.