SB 444 Repeals a provision of law that requires MoDOT to submit to binding arbitration in negligence actions and allows the commission to delegate to designated hearing examiners the authority to conduct hearings and render final decisions
Sponsor: Stouffer
LR Number: 4314S.01I Fiscal Note available
Committee: Transportation
Last Action: 2/1/2012 - Voted Do Pass S Transportation Committee Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2012

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SB 444 - This act modifies the law with respect to how the department of transportation handles legal actions.

BINDING ARBITRATION - This act repeals a provision of law which currently requires MoDOT to submit to binding arbitration upon the request of a plaintiff in a negligence action (Section 226.095). This provision may be found in SB 33 (2011).

DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY TO CONDUCT HEARINGS BY THE COMMISSION - The act also allows the commission to delegate to a designated hearing examiner and/or appeals board the authority to conduct hearings and render final decisions and orders on behalf of it in all contested case administrative hearings that are required by federal or state law (Section 226.131).

STEPHEN WITTE