SB 391 Limits liability for personal injury or death arising from geologic sequestration activities in certain areas
Sponsor: Schaefer
LR Number: 1921S.04C Fiscal Note: 1921-04
Committee: Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and the Environment
Last Action: 5/15/2009 - S Formal Calendar S Bills for Perfection--SB 391-Schaefer, with SCS Journal Page:
Title: SCS SB 391 Calendar Position: 4
Effective Date: August 28, 2009

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Current Bill Summary

SCS/SB 391 - The act limits liability to no more than $2 million total, and no more than $300,000 per individual, in cases of personal injury or death related to geologic sequestration of carbon dioxide or other gases from a single site. The limits do not apply to worker's compensation cases. The act prohibits the inclusion of punitive damages in any such award for personal injury or death from geologic sequestration activities. In cases involving an award to multiple claimants, an individual claimant may ask the court to apportion his or her share of the total award. The provisions of the act apply only to sites located in Greene County.