Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. House OKs changes to civil lawsuit payouts
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A key component of a Republican-sponsored plan to overhaul the state's civil justice system has been passed by the House.
The House voted mostly along party lines Tuesday for a bill to eliminate the concept of "joint and several liability." The proposal prevents defendants in civil cases from having to pay judgments that exceed what they were actually responsible for.
Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. lawmakers endorse fetal pain abortion ban
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Doctors who perform abortions in Oklahoma after a woman reaches 20 weeks of pregnancy could face felony charges under a bill overwhelmingly approved by a Senate committee.
The Senate Health and Human Services Committee voted 6-1 on Monday for the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, a measure based on the idea that a fetus can experience pain after 20 weeks. The House-passed bill now heads to the full Senate.