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2014 Senate Bill 981: Ban divorce lawyer “ambulance chasing”
Introduced by Sen. Rick Jones (R) on June 11, 2014 To prohibit a lawyer from soliciting business from a party to a divorce action within 30 days after proof of service in the action was filed with the court, punishable by fines of $30,000, and $60,000 for subsequent violations.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on June 11, 2014
Reported in the Senate on September 18, 2014 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered in the Senate on September 30, 2014
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on September 30, 2014
Passed 35 to 1 in the Senate on October 1, 2014 To prohibit a lawyer from soliciting business from a party to a divorce action within 14 days after proof of service in the action was filed with the court, punishable by fines of $1,000 and $5,000 for subsequent violations.
Received in the House on October 2, 2014
Referred to the House Families, Children, and Seniors Committee on October 2, 2014

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