69 – Negligence standard for inmate suicide. Specifies that gross negligence will be the standard of
proof in a court action brought against a public or private jail or a
correctional or detention facility as a result of a death by suicide of any
112 / SB 105 – Statutory medical malpractice action. Establishes a statutory cause of
action, replacing the common law action, for damages against a health care
provider for personal injury arising out of the rendering of or failure to
render health care services.
247 – Removal of statute of limitation for child abuse. Removes the statute of limitation for
certain actions to recover damages regarding child abuse and sexual offenses
committed against a child and allows prosecutions for child abuse to be
commenced at any time. In scope. Support some limitations on civil actions,
but not criminal actions.
287 – Statute of limitation for actions against mental health professionals. Establishes a five-year statute of
limitations for actions against a mental health professional for malpractice,
negligence, or error.
319 / SB 353 – Whistleblower Protection Act. Establishes the Whistleblower’s Protection Act to codify
the existing common law exceptions to the at-will employment doctrine making it
unlawful for an employer to discharge a protected person.
HB 320 / SB 353 – Missouri Human Rights Act. Changes the laws regarding unlawful discriminatory employment
practices as they relate to the Missouri Human Rights Act and establishes the
Whistleblower Protection Act.
HB 339 – Damage limitations for uninsured motorists. Requires uninsured motorists to
forfeit recovery of noneconomic damages under certain circumstances. In
HB 425 / SB 322 – Immunity for law enforcement officers. Specifies that all law enforcement
officers are immune from personal civil liability for acts that are within the
scope of their official duties, discretionary, and not performed in bad faith
or with malice.
HCS HB 468 – Immunity for law enforcement process servers. Gives sheriffs or any other law
enforcement officer absolute immunity when conducting service of process at the
direction of any court. In
scope. Oppose. The Missouri Bar is presumptively opposed to special
immunities and supports the criminal justice and civil trial system to solve
disputes about liability.
HJR 6 / SJR 1 – Limitation of liability for noneconomic damages. Proposes a constitutional amendment
limiting the liability for noneconomic damages and authorizes the General
Assembly to adjust the amount as necessary by law.
SB 12 – Immunity for court-appointed lawyers. Provides immunity from civil liability for attorneys
appointed by the court to represent indigent criminal defendants.
SB 64 – Standard of evidence in medical malpractice. Changes the evidentiary standard in medical
malpractice cases to clear and convincing for noneconomic damages.
SB 356 – Product manufacturer liability. Terminates a manufacturer’s liability when a product is
materially altered by a person not in the business of selling the product.