Lawyers 'Double Dipping' on Asbestos, Traffic Stop Etiquette, Impaired EMTs

February 9, 2018 MichiganVotes weekly roll call report

House Bill 4705, Teach proper traffic stop actions in drivers ed: Passed 109 to 0 in the House

To require drivers education courses to teach what to do when pulled over by a law enforcement officer.

Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"


House Bill 4528, Include EMTs in impaired doctor program: Passed 107 to 1 in the House

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To expand a law that establishes a recovery program and a monitoring system for health professionals who may be impaired due to substance abuse, so that this also applies to emergency medical technicians.

Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"


House Bill 5456, Ban asbestos lawsuit “double dipping”: Passed 58 to 51 in the House

To require plaintiffs who seek damages for alleged asbestos-related conditions to disclose whether they have already filed suits against trusts or claims pools created in previous asbestos bankruptcy cases. Reportedly some plaintiff attorneys have filed multiple suits seeking duplicate damages. The bill would also authorize reopening and readjusting cases and damage awards in such cases.

Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"


SOURCE: MichiganVotes.org, a free, non-partisan website created by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, providing concise, non-partisan, plain-English descriptions of every bill and vote in the Michigan House and Senate. Please visit www.MichiganVotes.org.


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