2016 Legislative Session Digest

This is the final installment of the Legislative Update for the 2016 legislative session. This installment contains summaries of select bills of interest or portions of bills that were signed into law in the 2016 legislative session.  Civil Law Administrative law … [Read more...]

Administrative law study commission

S.E.A. 1, P.L. 11 Effective: March 21, 2016 Establishes the 12 member administrative law study commission (commission) to study issues concerning whether administrative law judges and environmental law judges should be replaced by an administrative court that … [Read more...]

Medical malpractice

S.E.A. 28, P.L. 182 Effective: §§1, 3, 5-12 effective July 1, 2017; §§2, 4 effective March 24, 2016 Increases the amount of recoverable damages for injury or death to a patient. Increases health care provider liability limits. Defines "final non-appealable … [Read more...]

Tort claims immunity

S.E.A. 146, P.L. 129 Effective: July 1, 2011 Provides that the tort claims act applies to a claim against certain approved postsecondary educational institutions and associations acting on behalf of certain approved postsecondary educational institutions if: (1) the … [Read more...]

Firearms and certification

H.E.A. 1085, P.L. 66 Effective: July 1, 2016 Defines "chief law enforcement officer" as an official whose certification is required under federal law for a person to manufacture or transfer certain firearms, and requires a chief law enforcement officer to issue a … [Read more...]

Business entities; series limited liability

H.E.A. 1336, P.L. 170 Effective: §§1-2, 7, 10, 13, 15, 17, 19 effective July 1, 2016; §§3-6, 8-9, 11-12, 14, 16, 18 effective March 23, 2016 Makes various changes to the business and other association law, including the following: (1) Requires that an application to … [Read more...]

Various criminal law matters

S.E.A. 14, P.L. 13 Effective: §§1, 3-20 effective July 1, 2016; §2 effective March 21, 2016 Makes the offense of child exploitation a Level 4 felony instead of a Level 5 felony if the offense involves, depicts, or describes a child less than 18 years of age who: (1) … [Read more...]