SB 701
Modifies the relief that can be granted by courts pursuant to the Missouri Human Rights Act
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Last Action:
3/1/2023 - S First Read
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2023

Current Bill Summary

SB 701 - Under current law, in an action brought under the Missouri Human Rights Act, a court may may award to the plaintiff actual and punitive damages, and may award court costs and reasonable attorney fees to the prevailing party, other than a state agency or commission or a local commission; except that, a prevailing respondent may be awarded reasonable attorney fees only upon a showing that the case was without foundation. This act repeals the provision allowing for reasonable attorney fees as well as the provision prohibiting a state agency from being granted court costs.



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