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2012 Special Session 1


File Code: Civil Actions and Procedures
Sponsored By:
Delegate Kramer
Courts - Dog Bite Lawsuits - Evidence and Standard of Proof


Establishing that in a cause of action involving damages resulting from a dog bite, the common law rules of evidence and standard of proof that existed on January 1, 2012, are retained without regard to the breed or heritage of the dog; stating the General Assembly's intent to overturn the ruling in a specified court case; and applying the Act prospectively.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

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House Action
First Reading House Rules and Executive Nominations
Senate Action
No Action

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Animals -see also- Birds; Turtles
Civil Actions -see also- Small Claims
Court of Appeals
Liability -see also- Good Samaritan
Safety -see also- Occupational Safety

Bill affects the following Statute:

Courts and Judicial Proceedings
( 10-922 )


All documents except Roll Call Votes are displayed in PDF format:
Bill Text: First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note: Not available at this time
Amendments: None offered