Youth Football Sign-Up Time
FOOTBALL SIGN-UPS WILL BE HELD MAY 5TH AND MAY 19TH @ THE COLLINSVILLE
HIGH SCHOOL COMMONS AREA. FOR GRADES 1ST - 6TH . AT WHICH TIME WE WOULD
LIKE FOR YOU TO BRING A COPY NOT THE ORIGINAL OF YOUR BIRTH CERTIFICATE.
OR YOU CAN ALSO REGISTER ONLINE AT SPORTABASE.COM. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS
PLEASE CONTACT ROGER SALISBURY @ 857-9256
Fees are as followed:
Late fee date will be June 30th. Anything after this date will require late fee payment as well. There will be only HALF refund if child quits before 1st practice. And no refund from that point on.
|Workers were scrubbing the asphalt surface of the new CHS track Friday to prepare for the final cushioned surface. (Previous Coverage)|
|Not much obvious change at the new Broadway Bridge since the placement of the supports back on March 20-21.|
|Tort Reform Is
Good For State
By State Rep. Earl Sears
|With a little less
than five weeks left in Oklahoma's legislative session, time is running
out on getting bills heard and voted on.
And while there are still many bills out there, one bill that I'm highly in favor of recently passed the House and Senate and is now on the way to the governor for final approval. The piece of legislation I'm talking about is Senate Bill 507. The bill passed by a 57-39 vote in the House and by a 25-23 margin in the Senate. The bill is one that focuses on sweeping Tort Reform changes, which I hope will target frivolous lawsuits and clear up the legal system, which I believe has been overwhelmed in recent years. For too long now, our citizens, small businesses and medical professionals have suffered because of these frivolous lawsuits, eating up their budgets and driving up prices for us all in the process.
This bill will do some great things for Oklahoma. For starters, it will cap all non-economic damages (also known as "Pain and Suffering") at $300,000 for person injury cases. Now, this doesn't mean that number will be all you could get if you suffered an extreme hardship; the bill allows exceptions to that cap in cases of malice or gross negligence. Each year, the cap will also be reviewed to match inflation.
It also puts a cap on punitive damages. SB 507 states that a jury can only award punitive damages in personal liability if it finds intentional wrongdoing or gross negligence via clear evidence. The bill also has provisions in it that require lawsuits against doctors and other medical professionals be filed within eight years after the date of the initial incident, allowing for individuals to "opt-in" a class-action lawsuit instead of being in one without their knowledge and protects restaurants and other food outlets from obesity lawsuits.
There have been too many times that bad lawsuits have hurt legitimate lawsuits for one reason or another. I believe that, if this bill is signed into law, it will only go to improve the legal system for all Oklahomans, which will result in other benefits across the board for our great state.
While that bill awaits a final signature before becoming law, there is still much going on in Oklahoma City. This past weekend, the House did something for the first time ever, as we held session on a Saturday. Since we're normally in session during the day from Monday-Thursday, it makes it hard for working Oklahomans who are interested in the process to see it live. Having that Saturday session opened things up more to the public, which I believe it is a good thing for the people of Oklahoma.
Just remember, I'm working for you. If you ever have a question or need anything, call me at (405) 557-7289 at the Capitol, (918) 336-4855 in Bartlesville or e-mail me at email@example.com.
Earl Sears (R- Bartlesville) represents District 11 in the Oklahoma House of Representatives.
Collinsville Chamber of Commerce will hold a membership drive April 30th
- May 4th. If your business or individual membership is not already in
for 2007 expect a visit from one of the chamber board members. The ladies
have challanged the guys to see who can bring in the most additional memberships
to support Collinsville.
(More Chamber Info)