Proceedings supplemental to execution

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard Sen. Steel’s SB 2 on proceedings supplemental to execution.  This bill provides that a person requesting the mailing of a document by registered or certified mail in a proceeding supplemental shall pay for the mailing. The bill was … [Read more...]

Application of foreign law

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard SB 38, authored by Sen. Steele and Sen. Delph, on the application of foreign law.  This bill provides that a court may not apply, enforce, or grant comity, res judicata, claim preclusion, or issue preclusion to a foreign law, ruling, … [Read more...]

Medical malpractice actions

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard SB 55, Sen. Steele’s bill on medical malpractice actions that permits a patient to bring an action against a health care provider without submitting the complaint to the Medical Review Board if the amount of the claim is not more … [Read more...]

Judgments

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard SB 354, Sen. Steele’s bill on judgments, providing that a judgment creditor may require a judgment debtor to appear in court to provide information concerning the judgment debtor's income and assets: (1) at any time, if the judgment … [Read more...]

Judgment dockets

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard Rep. Richardson’s HB 1141 pertaining to judgment dockets. This bill was prepared at the request of the Supreme Court Records Management Committee to clarify changes made last session to the judgment docket. The bill … [Read more...]

Statute of limitations for rape

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard SB 94, Sen. Crider’s bill on the statute of limitations for rape. Sen. Crider explained that the bill would allow the state to bring rape charges otherwise time-barred if the charges are filed within five years of … [Read more...]

Credit time

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard SB 175, Sen. Young’s bill establishing uniform terminology for sentence credit time.  Sen. Young explained that the bill would not change the law but would clarify terminology by enacting the following … [Read more...]

Inmates and Medicaid

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard SB 212, Sen. Miller’s bill on inmates and Medicaid. The bill authorizes the Department of Correction to act as an inmate’s representative for Medicaid and to authorize a sheriff to act as Medicaid representative … [Read more...]