Substitute for Raised H.B. No. 7343
Session Year 2019


AN ACT CONCERNING THE OFFICE OF THE CLAIMS COMMISSIONER.

To: (1) Increase the Claims Commissioner's threshold for settling claims from twenty thousand dollars to fifty thousand dollars, (2) permit the Claims Commissioner to hold hearings on liability only, (3) to permit certain medical malpractice claims to be initiated in state court instead of the Office of the Claims Commissioner, and (4) give the Claims Commissioner authority to delegate certain decision making authority to a magistrate.