Legislature to Vote on Tort Reform
Laramie, Wy – Wyoming's Legislature will get a chance to vote on a very controversial subject this February. The joint health committee approved two constitutional amendments this week. One of them could open the door for putting a cap on medical malpractice lawsuits.
Senator Charlie Scott is the co-chair of the health committee and a proponent of the plan. He notes the bill starts in the house where it faces an uphill battle. Scott notes there are many trial lawyers in the House and a cap would mean less money for trial lawyers. Plus Scott says Democrats are not supporting the constitutional amendment.
The bill requires two-thirds support in the house and senate before it can go to the voters.
The second constitutional amendment the health committee approved allows the legislature to set up a medical errors review commission.