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2017 Senate Bill 100: Ease restrictions on cost and fee awards in lawsuits against the state

Passed 28 to 10 in the Senate on December 19, 2018.
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To remove certain restrictions on a person who successfully sues the state also collecting “costs and fees” in addition to any court-ordered damage awards, with some exceptions. Under current law, the winning plaintiff must prove a state agency's position was "frivolous" to collect costs and fees. The bill would instead require the state provide clear and convincing evidence that its position was justifiable. It would eliminate a provision that than prohibits these damage awards if the plaintiff's net worth exceeds $500,000, own a business worth more than $3.0 million, or employs more than 250 people. The House added other unrelated provisions dealing with conflicts involving electric utility cooperatives, foreclosing mortgages "by advertisement" and more.

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Democrat
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11 total votes
Republican
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27 total votes

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IN FAVOR

SENATE DEMOCRATS

Gregory (D)

SENATE REPUBLICANS

Booher (R)Brandenburg (R)Casperson (R)Colbeck (R)Emmons (R)
Green (R)Hansen (R)Hildenbrand (R)Horn (R)Hune (R)
Jones (R)Knollenberg (R)Kowall (R)MacGregor (R)Marleau (R)
Meekhof (R)Nofs (R)O'Brien (R)Pavlov (R)Proos (R)
Robertson (R)Rocca (R)Schmidt (R)Schuitmaker (R)Shirkey (R)
Stamas (R)Zorn (R)   


AGAINST

SENATE DEMOCRATS

Ananich (D)Bieda (D)Conyers (D)Hertel (D)Hollier (D)
Hood (D)Hopgood (D)Knezek (D)Warren (D)Young (D)

SENATE REPUBLICANS
none


SENATE LEGISLATORS ORDERED BY NAME

  n  Ananich (D-27)  n  Bieda (D-9)Y    Booher (R-35)Y    Brandenburg (R-8)
Y    Casperson (R-38)Y    Colbeck (R-7)  n  Conyers (D-4)Y    Emmons (R-33)
Y    Green (R-31)Y    Gregory (D-11)Y    Hansen (R-34)  n  Hertel (D-23)
Y    Hildenbrand (R-29)  n  Hollier (D-2)  n  Hood (D-3)  n  Hopgood (D-6)
Y    Horn (R-32)Y    Hune (R-22)Y    Jones (R-24)  n  Knezek (D-5)
Y    Knollenberg (R-13)Y    Kowall (R-15)Y    MacGregor (R-28)Y    Marleau (R-12)
Y    Meekhof (R-30)Y    Nofs (R-19)Y    O'Brien (R-20)Y    Pavlov (R-25)
Y    Proos (R-21)Y    Robertson (R-14)Y    Rocca (R-10)Y    Schmidt (R-37)
Y    Schuitmaker (R-26)Y    Shirkey (R-16)Y    Stamas (R-36)  n  Warren (D-18)
  n  Young (D-1)Y    Zorn (R-17)  


Senate Roll Call on 2017 Senate Bill 100

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