Tort reform heads to the Gov. Branstad’s desk

March 16, 2017

Legislation addressing tort reform continues to move through the legislative process. This week House passed SF 376 by a 56-39 vote. The bill passed the Iowa Senate last week and now heads to Gov. Terry Branstad’s desk for his signature. The Iowa Senate also held a subcommittee on HF 69. The bill increases the penalties for trespassing and makes the act a scheduled fine. The subcommittee approved the bill Wednesday, and it now is eligible for Judiciary Committee consideration. The legislation has already passed the House.   

         Read more: Bill limiting asbestos liability lawsuits heads to Branstad (Des Moines Register)