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40 years ago: No-fault car insurance recommended to Kansas Senate

March 22, 2013


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for March 22, 1973:

  • The Kansas Senate Committee on Commercial and Financial Institutions this week voted 6-3 to recommend a no-fault car insurance bill for passage by the Senate. The bill would provide a package of insurance benefits of up to $17,000 for each victim of an automobile accident. Every vehicle owner in the state would be required to carry a no-fault insurance coverage plan. The bill also contained a controversial $500 threshold on lawsuits for pain and suffering, which would limit lawsuits for damages to cases where a victim's medical bills exceeded $500 or to cases of serious permanent injury or death.
  • At their weekly meeting, the Lawrence City Commission gave first reading to an ordinance instituting an Aviation Advisory Board. The board was to make recommendations to the commission concerning the municipal airport; its five members were to include a Kansas University representative, the airport superintendent, and three at-large representatives.


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