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2012 Special Session 1


File Code: Civil Actions and Procedures
Sponsored By:
Delegates Cardin, Bromwell, Carr, Feldman, Frush, Guzzone, Haddaway-Riccio, Hogan, Kipke, Luedtke, A. Miller, Morhaim, Reznik, Stocksdale, and F. Turner
Courts - Civil Liability for Injuries Inflicted by Dogs


Establishing that no person may be held civilly liable for an injury inflicted by a dog of any breed or heritage unless the person had responsibility for exercising control over the dog and was negligent in exercising that control; and making the Act an emergency measure.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

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

Sponsored by:

Delegate Jon S. Cardin, District 11
Delegate Eric M. Bromwell, District 8
Delegate Alfred C. Carr, Jr., District 18
Delegate Brian J. Feldman, District 15
Delegate Barbara Frush, District 21
Delegate Guy Guzzone, District 13
Delegate Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio, District 37B
Delegate Patrick N. Hogan, District 3A
Delegate Nicholaus R. Kipke, District 31
Delegate Eric G. Luedtke, District 14
Delegate Aruna Miller, District 15
Delegate Dan K. Morhaim, District 11
Delegate Kirill Reznik, District 39
Delegate Nancy R. Stocksdale, District 5A
Delegate Frank S. Turner, District 13

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Animals -see also- Birds; Turtles
Civil Actions -see also- Small Claims
Emergency Bills
Liability -see also- Good Samaritan
Negligence -see also- Medical Malpractice
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