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S 0007 - Increases the tort claims cap to one million dollars

Tracking Level: Priority
Sponsor: Gerald Malloy (D)
Last Action: 4/11/2019 - House - Referred to Committee on Ways and Means
Senate Committee: Judy
House Committee: WM
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Staff: Tiger Wells (twells@masc.sc or 803.933.1270)

Staff Analysis of the Legislation

01.22.2019 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.
01.15.2019 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report with amendments. The amendments require the SC Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office to be the agency to publish notice of the CPI change and changes the effective date to one year after publication of the notice of cap adjustment. 
Summary of the bill as introduced: Increases the limits from a loss to one person from a single occurrence to $1 million, and increases the total limits from a loss arising out of a single occurrence to $2 million.

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