Archives: Civil Justice / Model Policies

Archives: Civil Justice / Model Policies

  • Overtime Exceptions and Class Actions Prohibition Act image

    Overtime Exceptions and Class Actions Prohibition Act

    Section 1. (A) (A)(1) Except as provided in divisions (B) and (C) of this section, an employer is not required to pay the overtime wage rate under section ______…

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    Independent Administrative Law Judges Act

    Whereas, due process of law, which is fundamental to ordered liberty in all dealings with the government, requires fair, unbiased, and independent adjudicators; and Whereas, unbiased and independent hearings and…

  • Democratic Accountability in Board Appointments Act image

    Democratic Accountability in Board Appointments Act

    Whereas, much like the controversial Missouri Plan for judicial appointments, some states require their governor to select new members of occupational boards and commissions from a list of candidates provided…

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    Anchors Away Act

    Model Policy In the trial of any civil tort action, no party or counsel for a party shall seek or make reference to a specific dollar amount or state a…

  • Targeted Legislative Review Act image

    Targeted Legislative Review Act

    Policy Whereas, administrative agencies with insufficient democratic controls do more than fill in tiny gaps left by the legislature in regulatory schemes, but instead, often write detailed rules with the…

  • Accountability in Rule Making Act image

    Accountability in Rule Making Act

    Model Policy Section 1. (a) The adoption or amendment of any rule or rules package by any state agency shall be subject to the approval of the governor. (b) No…

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    Emergency Power Limitation Act

    Therefore, be it enacted: Section 1. Nothing in this act grants additional emergency powers to the governor or any other official. Section 2. State and local officials may issue nonbinding…

  • LIABILITY PROTECTION FOR EMPLOYERS  IN A DECLARED DISASTER OR PUBLIC EMERGENCY ACT image

    LIABILITY PROTECTION FOR EMPLOYERS IN A DECLARED DISASTER OR PUBLIC EMERGENCY ACT

    Section 1. As used in this act, the following words shall have the following meaning: (1) “Guidance” means written guidance related to a declared public emergency that is issued…

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    Expedited Suspension and Legislative Repeal of Harmful Rules Act

    Section 1. Nothing in this act grants any authority to the governor, a state agency, commission, board, or any other state actor to impose or increase regulatory burdens on, or…

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    Judicial Deference Reform Act

    Section 1.   In interpreting a state statute, regulation, or other sub-regulatory document, a state court or an officer hearing an administrative action may not defer to a state agency’s…

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    Whistleblower Immunity Act

    Summary  The purpose of this Act is to encourage the exposure of negligent health care providers. This Act limits liability for certain information and safeguards the confidentiality of individuals who…

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    Resolution on Protective Orders

    WHEREAS, proposals have been put forth in a number of state legislatures that would make it extremely difficult to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information (e.g., trade…

  • Statement of Principles on Philanthropic Freedom image

    Statement of Principles on Philanthropic Freedom

    Statement of Principles on Philanthropic Freedom Philanthropy exemplifies the American ideal of private action in the public interest, demonstrating our faith in the capacity of individual citizens not…

  • Resolution in Opposition to Legislation Regulating Online Advocacy image

    Resolution in Opposition to Legislation Regulating Online Advocacy

    WHEREAS, the First Amendment to the United States Constitution protects the right to the freedom of speech, press, assembly, and petition; WHEREAS, the First Amendment’s preservation of free speech, press,…

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    Resolution Opposing Unfair Federal Consent Decrees

    PURPOSE:  To support policy ensuring that federal consent decrees are narrowly drafted, limited in duration, and respectful of state and local interests and policy judgments. WHEREAS, in…

  • Resolution on Animal Liability and Guardianship image

    Resolution on Animal Liability and Guardianship

    WHEREAS, individuals historically could not collect non-economic damages in animal litigation, and the existing legal and legislative framework that defines the relationship between livestock producers and their…

  • Regulatory Class Action Reform Act image

    Regulatory Class Action Reform Act

    Summary Regulatory class actions—in which plaintiff attorneys seek not only to win large monetary awards, but also to regulate the marketplace and manage relations between regulated firms and consumers—empower private…

  • Statement of Principles on Commercial Speech image

    Statement of Principles on Commercial Speech

    ALEC recognizes that commercial speech promotes an open society by eliminating arbitrary burdens on speech and is essential for the free flow of information among consumers and private enterprise in…

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    Reliability in Expert Testimony Standards Act

    Section 1.  {Short Title}  This Act may be known and cited as the Reliability in Expert Testimony Standards Act. Section 2.  {FRE 701: Opinion Testimony by Lay…

  • Regulatory Compliance Congruity with Liability Act image

    Regulatory Compliance Congruity with Liability Act

    Regulatory Compliance Congruity with Liability Act Summary State legislatures and Congress have charged certain government agencies with ensuring that products are…