LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers are proposing a constitutional amendment to allow the Legislature to limit damages awarded in lawsuits.
That comes after a more-expansive "tort reform" measure was disqualified from last year's ballot.
Republican Sen. Bart Hester and Rep. Jon Eubanks on Tuesday proposed putting on next year's ballot a proposed amendment to allow the Legislature to limit punitive and noneconomic damages awarded in lawsuits. Wednesday is the deadline for lawmakers to file proposed constitutional amendments. The Legislature can refer up to three proposals for next year.