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Ag Tourism Liability Bill Passes Wisconsin Senate

Farmers wouldn’t be financially liable for the death of someone participating in an agricultural tourism activity under a bill that has cleared the Wisconsin Senate. Agricultural tourism is growing in popularity as farmers and others look for ways to diversify …

Bill to Make Cancer Drugs More Affordable Passes Wisconsin Senate

Chemotherapy pills that cancer patients can take at home would be more affordable under a bill that the Wisconsin Senate passed on April 1 – the last planned meeting day of its two-year session. The oral chemotherapy bill was one …

Oklahoma Bills Would Limit Liability of Shelters During Storms

A pair of Oklahoma legislators says businesses, schools and churches that open their doors to passers-by during violent weather should be spared liability if their temporary guests are hurt or killed. A bill by Rep. Larry Glenn, R-Miami, would exempt …

Wisconsin Governor Signs Controversial Asbestos Lawsuit Bill

Gov. Scott Walker quietly signed into law a bill that critics say would delay and deny justice to those who seek damages in court after falling ill from exposure to asbestos. The asbestos bill, which was introduced last year and …

Scooter Law Stronger in Indiana but Still No Insurance Requirement

Drivers of motorized scooters in Indiana will face tighter regulations under a measure signed into law by Gov. Mike Pence, although an insurance requirement is not among them. The new law will require scooter operators to obtain license plates from …

Rideshare Services Regulation Bill Filed in Illinois

A dispute among taxi companies, Chicago officials and rideshare companies such as Uber, Lyft and Sidecar is about to welcome one more player: state lawmakers who say the rideshare industry needs to play by the same rules as other transportation …

Bill Banning Cellphone Use While Driving Stalls in Louisiana

It appears Louisiana drivers won’t face new limits on their cellphone use. An annual effort seeking to prohibit hand-held cellphone use by motorists stalled in the House Transportation Committee. After facing widespread resistance, Republican Rep. Mike Huval of Breaux Bridge, …

Louisiana Bill Would Force ‘Speed Trap’ Towns to Be Labeled as Such

Tiny towns across Louisiana that get more than half their annual income from speeding citations would be labeled “speed traps” with blinking signs posted to warn drivers, under a proposal heading to the full House for debate. Rep. Steve Pylant, …

Kansas House Rejects Change in Personal Injury Evidence Rules

A business-backed proposal to change court evidence rules failed on March 21 in the Kansas House before members gave first-round approval to a bill increasing the damages allowed in personal injury lawsuits. The measure advanced by the House on a …

Missouri Governor Signs Chemotherapy Equity Bill

 Missouri cancer patients could soon find it more affordable to take chemotherapy pills under legislation signed by Gov. Jay Nixon. Starting in January, patients could not be charged more than $75 for a 30-day supply of oral cancer drugs. The …