Friday, April 22, 2005

Asbestos On!

Right now in Senate State Affairs Sen. Kyle Janek (R-Houston) is laying out a substitute to SB 15, the Asbestos tort reform bill. This bill failed last session because there were not enough votes in the Senate to bring it up. The sticking point for the tort reform crowd was Sen. John Carona (R-Dallas). Janek says that they have made a number of compromises to make the bill more palatable to its critics. But the fact that the bill is now moving again might indicate that Texans for Lawsuit Reform, which has been working this bill hard all session long could have found their vote. Chairman Sen. Robert Duncan (R-Lubbock) said the committee will not vote on the bill today.