Lawsuit Abuse Reform Measure Moves Forward in the House

House Majority Leader Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) released the following statement regarding House Bill 1, “The Fair Share Act,” moving past second consideration in the House.  The bill will be taken up for a final vote next week:

“Reasonable lawsuit abuse reform will benefit both large and small businesses, taxpayers, consumers, doctors and health care professionals, not to mention people with legitimate lawsuits. 

“Lawsuit abuse reform measures provide further assurance that doctors and nurses will remain in Pennsylvania to provide quality health care for our citizens.  We will ensure that hospitals and their specialty units will remain open, and that business and industry in Pennsylvania will continue to provide quality jobs. 

“The Fair Share Act will help put an end to frivolous lawsuits and reduce the cost of doing business in Pennsylvania; this is about jobs.  Today, the House voted against amendments that would weaken this much-needed reform and moved this legislation one step closer to becoming law.  It is my goal to send this bill over to the Senate for consideration next week.”

Contact: Tricia Graham


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