2019 Legislative Session Digest

This is the final installment of the Legislative Update for the 2019 legislative session. This installment contains summaries of select bills of interest or portions of bills that were signed into law in the 2019 legislative session.  Civil Anatomical gifts and … [Read more...]

Fertility fraud and deception

S.E.A. 174, P.L. 215 Effective: July 1, 2019 Establishes a cause of action for civil fertility fraud and provides that a prevailing plaintiff may be awarded: (1) compensatory and punitive damages; or (2) liquidated damages of $10,000. Specifies the statute of … [Read more...]

Nonconsensual pornography

S.E.A. 192, P.L. 29 Effective: July 1, 2019 Defines "intimate image" and creates a civil cause of action against a person who discloses an intimate image without the consent of the individual depicted in the intimate image. Provides that a prevailing plaintiff may … [Read more...]

Going upon the premises of another

S.E.A. 220, P.L. 113 Effective: July 1, 2019 Amends the law providing that a person who goes upon the premises of another for certain purposes does not have an assurance that the premises are safe for the person's purpose. Specifies that the law applies to a person … [Read more...]

Unlawful indemnity agreements

S.E.A. 230, P.L. 65 Effective: July 1, 2019 Provides that the law concerning indemnity agreements in construction or design contracts applies to certain design-build contracts. Specifies that "sole negligence" for purposes of liability under a construction or design … [Read more...]

Individualized mental health safety plans

S.E.A. 359, P.L. 225 Effective: July 1, 2019 In relevant part, provides that a psychiatric crisis center, psychiatric inpatient unit, or psychiatric residential treatment provider that discloses an individualized mental health safety plan to certain licensed … [Read more...]

Claims concerning user fees

S.E.A. 582, P.L. 195 Effective: §1 retroactive to July 1, 2017; §2 retroactive to July 1, 2015; §3-6 effective May 6, 2019 Defines the term "user fee" as a fee, rate, or charge imposed by a political subdivision: (1) that represents a just, reasonable, and … [Read more...]