Description: H.Amdt. 586 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Information (Except Text)

Amendment sought to 1) modify the definition of "small business" to include businesses that had revenues in each of the last two years of $5 million or less; 2) apply the bill's product liability protections only to small business retailers; 3) apply the bill's cap on punitive damages only to cases related to product liability; 4) revise the bill's definition of "hate crimes" to mean "a crime in which the defendant intentionally selects a victim because of the actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, or sexual orientation of any person"; and 5) allow states to opt out of the federal cap on punitive damages and product liability protections through legislation or voter initiative.

Purpose:

An amendment numbered 4 printed in House report 106-498 to 1) modify the definition of "small business" to include businesses that had revenues in each of the last two years of $5 million or less; 2) apply the bill's product liability protections only to small business retailers; 3) apply the bill's cap on punitive damages only to cases related to product liability; 4) revise the bill's definition of "hate crimes" to mean "a crime in which the defendant intentionally selects a victim because of the actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, or sexual orientation of any person"; and 5) allow states to opt out of the federal cap on punitive damages and product liability protections through legislation or voter initiative.

House Amendment Code:

(A004)

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