HB 4476

86(R) - 2019
House Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
House Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Health & Human Services
Civil Remedies

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Yvonne Davis

Bill Caption

Relating to civil liability for abuse or exploitation of an elderly person or person with a disability.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

HB 4476 would make a person liable to an elderly person or person with a disability for damages for abuse or exploitation. The bill authorizes a claimant who prevails in a suit under the bill's provision to recover actual damages, including damages for mental anguish, even if an injury other than mental anguish is not shown, and to recover exemplary damages and reasonable attorney fees.

Vote Recommendation Notes

We do not see a direct liberty principle connection with this bill and therefore remain neutral.