BILL NO. 233
2nd Session, 60th General Assembly
57 Elizabeth II, 2008
Private Member's Bill
First Reading: November 21, 2008
Second Reading: November 21, 2008
Third Reading: November 24, 2008 (LINK TO BILL AS PASSED)
An Act Respecting the Effect
of an Apology and to Prohibit its Use
as Evidence of Fault or Liability
Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:
(a) "apology" means an expression of sympathy or regret, a statement that one is sorry or any other words or actions indicating contrition or commiseration, whether or not the words or actions admit or imply an admission of fault in connection with the matter to which the words or actions relate;
(c) notwithstanding any wording to the contrary in any contract of insurance or any other enactment or law, does not void, impair or otherwise affect any insurance coverage that is or, but for the apology, would be available to the person in connection with that matter; and
(2) Notwithstanding any other enactment or law, evidence of an apology made by or on behalf of a person in connection with any matter is not admissible in any court as evidence of the fault or liability of the person in connection with that matter.
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