Constitutional amendment to bring changes to legal environment filed as Senate Bill 2
January 3, 2018
On the first day of the 2018 session, a bill to allow a constitutional amendment to give voters, via their elected representatives, the ability to make the state’s legal environment more competitive was filed as Senate Bill 2.
Senate Bill 2, filed by state Sen. Ralph Alvarado, would allow the General Assembly to establish commonsense thresholds on jury-awarded damages—giving Kentuckians the power to determine the state’s legal liability climate.
Currently, there is no limit on these claims in the state, and awards can run into the millions of dollars.