S.B. 212

Senate Floor Amendments

Amendment 6 March 11, 2013 7:08 PM

Senator Stephen H. Urquhart proposes the following amendments:

1.    Page 2, Lines 30 through 41 :    

             30          (2) It is the duty of the court, in entering judgment for plaintiff in that action, to add to
             31      the amount of special damages actually incurred that are assessed by the verdict of the jury, or
             32      found by the court, prejudgment interest on that amount [calculated at 7.5% simple interest per
             33      annum, from the date of the occurrence of the act giving rise to the cause of action to the date
             34      of entering the judgment,] and to include it in that judgment. The court shall calculate
             35      prejudgement interest using a per annum rate, which is
{   one   }        two       percentage      {   point   }        points       above the prime

             36      rate, as published by the board of governors of the federal reserve system on the first business
             37      day in January of the calendar year
  in which the plaintiff is first treated.            {   in which the judgment is entered,   }      {   and   }        The prejudgment interest rate applied may not be above 10 percent nor below 5 percent. The prejudgment interest       shall be computed as

             38      simple interest accruing during the period from the date
{   90 days after commencement of the

             39      lawsuit  
  the plaintiff is first treated       to the date      {   entering   }        on which       the judgment        is entered       .

             40          (3) As used in this section, "special damages actually incurred" does not include
             41      damages for future medical expenses, loss of future wages, or loss of future earning capacity.
  (4) This section applies to injuries that occur after May 14, 2013.      

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