Alvarado files state Constitutional amendment to allow tort reform
January 10, 2018
FRANKFORT — One of the Senate’s top priorities this year will be a Constitutional amendment which allows lawmakers to address tort reform.
Senate Bill 2 was filed by Sen. Ralph Alvarado, R-Winchester, a physician, who said that the legislation would allow the General Assembly to eventually set limits on liability claims.
The Winchester Republican said he would talk with each member in the upper chamber in an effort to reach a Constitutional majority.
“Once it’s in the House it’s a much more different venture — we still have a lot of unknowns as to what that count would look like,” he said. “Again, this isn’t necessarily setting caps per-say, but this gives the General Assembly the authority to set something, and get away from the Judicial Branch which, frankly, in my opinion, is probably not taken this the way most people would mostly want to have done.”