HB 1693 - Torts; wrongful death; increase surviving spouse share (2)

First Reader Summary

A BILL to amend Code Section 51-4-2 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to wrongful death and persons entitled to bring an action, survival of an action, release of a wrongdoer, disposition of the recovery, exemption of the recovery from liability for the decedent's debts, and recovery as to a child born out of wedlock, so as to provide that the share of a surviving spouse of the decedent in a wrongful death action is at least one-third of the amount recovered; and for other purposes.

Hecht, Greg K (97th) Martin, Jim (47th) Crawford, Robert (Mack) M (129th)
Reichert, Robert A. B. (126th)
Full Text HC: Judy SC: Judy
F/R: 02/17/98 L/A: 04/02/98 Signed by Governor
Code Sections Amended:
House Action Senate
2/17/98 Read 1st Time 3/3/98
2/18/98 Read 2nd Time 3/12/98
2/24/98 Favorably Reported 3/12/98
Sub Committee Amend/Sub
3/2/98 Read 3rd Time 3/18/98
3/2/98 Passed/Adopted 3/18/98
CS Comm/Floor Amend/Sub
3/27/98 Sent to Governor
4/2/98 Signed by Governor
748 Act/Veto Number
7/1/98 Effective Date

Code Sections

Code Sections amended: 51-4-2

Clerk of the House
Robert E. Rivers, Jr., Clerk
Last Updated on 04/20/98