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HF 2769

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 04/01/2019 02:53pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Bill Text Versions

Introduction Posted on 04/01/2019

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to civil actions; allowing next of kin to bring personal injury action on
behalf of decedent who was a vulnerable adult; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018,
section 573.02, subdivision 2.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 573.02, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

Subd. 2.

Injury action.

new text begin(a) new text endWhen injury is caused to a person by the wrongful act or
omission of any person or corporation and the person thereafter dies from a cause unrelated
to those injuries, the trustee appointed in subdivision 3 may maintain an action for special
damages arising out of such injury if the decedent might have maintained an action therefor
had the decedent lived.

new text begin (b) If the injury under paragraph (a) is caused to a person who was a vulnerable adult,
the next of kin may maintain an action on behalf of the decedent for general and special
damages. For purposes of this paragraph, "vulnerable adult" has the meaning given in section
626.5572, subdivision 21.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2019, and applies to actions
commenced on or after that date.
new text end