PROHIBIT CIVIL SUITS BY CRIMINALS - S.B. 528: COMMITTEE SUMMARY
Senate Bill 528 (as introduced 6-7-01)
Sponsor: Senator Joel D. Gougeon
Date Completed: 4-10-02
The bill would amend the Revised Judicature Act (RJA) to prohibit an individual from bringing a civil action for injury or resulting death that arose from conduct by that individual that resulted in his or her conviction, guilty plea, or plea of nolo contendere (no contest) to a crime under State or Federal law or a local ordinance substantially corresponding to a crime under State law.
Proposed MCL 600.2972
Public Act 176 of 2000 amended the RJA to require the dismissal of a civil lawsuit brought for personal injury or death that occurred as a result of the plaintiff's participation in or flight from a felony or his or her actions or flight from actions that constitute the elements of a felony.
- Legislative Analyst: Patrick Affholter
The bill would have an indeterminate fiscal impact based on the number of potential future civil actions that would be prevented under the bill.
- Fiscal Analyst: Bill BowermanS0102\s528sa
This analysis was prepared by nonpartisan Senate staff for use by the Senate in its deliberations and does not constitute an official statement of legislative intent.