CONFERENCE COMMITTEE REPORT

DIGEST FOR ESB 360



Citations Affected: IC 22-11-15-5.1.

Synopsis: Civil actions involving LP gas. Conference committee report for ESB 360. Permits an individual to bring a civil action against a person who misuses a liquified petroleum (LP) gas container. Permits the recovery of damages, court costs, and attorney's fees. (This conference committee report removes a provision permitting the civil rights commission to award attorney's fees to a prevailing complainant in a discrimination action brought before the commission, removes a provision permitting the award of costs and attorney's fees only to the prevailing party, and removes the repeal of a provision mandating that 75% of a punitive damages award go to the state.)

Effective: July 1, 2002.



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CONFERENCE COMMITTEE REPORT

MR. SPEAKER:
    Your Conference Committee appointed to confer with a like committee from the Senate upon Engrossed House Amendments to Engrossed Senate Bill No. 360 respectfully reports that said two committees have conferred and agreed as follows to wit:

    that the Senate recede from its dissent from all House amendments and that the Senate now concur in all House amendments to the bill and that the bill be further amended as follows:

SOURCE: Page 1, line 1; (02)CC036004.1. -->     Page 1, delete lines 1 through 17.
    Delete pages 2 through 4.
    Page 5, delete lines 1 through 3.
    Page 5, line 8, delete "for".
    Page 5, line 9, after "(1)" insert " for".
    Page 5, line 10, after "(2)" insert " for".
    Page 5, line 10, delete "and" and insert " or".
    Page 5, line 11, after "(3)" insert " to recover compensatory".
    Page 5, line 15, after "fees" delete "to" and insert " .".
    Page 5, delete lines 16 through 26.
    Renumber all SECTIONS consecutively.
    (Reference is to ESB 360 as reprinted February 26, 2002.)




Conference Committee Report

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Engrossed Senate Bill 360



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igned by:

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    Senator HarrisonRepresentative Goodin
    Chairperson

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    Senator LananeRepresentative Cherry

    Senate Conferees    House Conferees


CC036004/DI 106
2002