S-6803 introduced

Senator Gaughran’s new liability bill has been introduced as S-6803 to Rules.

According to the text:

“… ANY ACTION IN WHICH THE WRONGFUL ACT INVOLVES THE INTENTIONAL AND PRE-MEDITATED USE OF A DEADLY WEAPON AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION TWELVE OF SECTION 10.00 OF THE PENAL LAW, FAIR COMPENSATION FOR THE FOLLOWING DAMAGES MAY ALSO BE RECOVERED …”

What does this mean?

According to the Senator’s remarks to the Daily News:

“… Gaughran believes the expansion of the statute, allowing family members to sue the person responsible for the death, is a fundamental change lawmakers can make to help families suffering in the wake of the unthinkable … Efforts to expand the law so that families can sue gun manufacturers or sellers are ongoing, said Mike Murphy, a spokesman for the Senate Democrats … “It’s an idea that’s been seriously discussed and next session we hope to have a path forward,” Murphy said …”

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