Fertility fraud and deception

For amend and vote only, the House Judiciary Committee heard SB 174 on fertility fraud and deception, sponsored by Rep. Pressel.  The bill establishes a cause of action for civil fertility fraud and provides that a prevailing plaintiff may be awarded: (1) compensatory … [Read more...]

Nonconsenual pornography

The House Judiciary Committee heard SB 192, sponsored by Rep. Negele, concerning nonconsenual pornography. The bill defines “intimate image” and creates a civil cause of action against a person who discloses an intimate image without the consent of the individual … [Read more...]

Nonconsensual pornography

For amend and vote only, the Senate Judiciary Committee heard Sen. Bohacek’s SB 192 on nonconsensual pornography.  The bill defines "intimate image" and creates a civil cause of action against a person who displays or distributes an intimate image without the consent of … [Read more...]

Fertility fraud

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard Sen. Sandlin’s SB 174 on fertility fraud. This introduced bill provides that a physician who treats a patient of that physician for infertility by using the physician's own spermatozoon or ovum, without the patient's consent or by … [Read more...]

Pyramid promotional schemes

S.E.A. 283, P.L. 105 Effective: July 1, 2017 Removes references to pyramid promotional schemes in the deceptive consumer sales law and addresses pyramid promotional schemes in a separate law. Provides that a person may not establish, promote, operate, or participate … [Read more...]

Utility easements

S.E.A. 478, P.L. 236 Effective: §1 effective April 28, 2017; §2 effective July 1, 2017 Provides that a property owner may bring a cause of action against an electricity supplier for damages for a decrease in value of the property owner's real property caused by 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...]