Feb. 20, 2017: About 10 days ago, I reported on the tort reform efforts in Arkansas (see below). Here is an update, as reported in the TortsProf blog: The Arkansas Senate voted 21-10 to send a proposed constitutional amendment involving damage caps to the House for further consideration. Given that 53 of the 100 members of the House are co-sponsors, it has a good chance of passing. If the House approves the proposal, it will be on the ballot in the 2018 general election. Arkansas Online has the story; more coverage here.
UPDATE (3/5/17): The TortsProf blog has updates here and here. The house bill doubled the amount of the proposed cap on non economic damages to $500,000. That's the good news. The bad news is that a cap is still a cap. The new bill must now pass both houses.