SB0247 (CH0048)

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Civil Actions - Personal Injury or Death Caused by Dog - Rebuttable Presumption

Sponsored by:

Senator Frosh


Approved by the Governor - Chapter 48

Synopsis:Establishing that, in an action against an owner of a dog for damages for personal injury or death caused by the dog, evidence that the dog caused the injury or death creates a rebuttable presumption that the owner knew or should have known that the dog had vicious or dangerous propensities; prohibiting a judge in a jury trial from making a specified ruling before the jury returns a verdict; establishing that the owner of a dog is liable for injury, death, or loss caused by a dog while the dog is running at large; establishing exceptions; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note (Revised)
All Sponsors:Senators Frosh, Forehand, Gladden, Hershey, Jacobs, Jennings, Shank, and Stone
Additional Facts:Bill is an Emergency Bill
Cross-filed with: HB0073
Introduced in a prior session as: SB0160 Session: 2013 Regular Session
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): Upon Enactment
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Broad Subject(s):Civil Actions and Procedures
Narrow Subject(s):Animals -see also- Birds; Turtles
Crimes and Punishments -see also- Penalties and Sentnc; etc.
Death -see also- Advance Medical Directives; Wrongful Death
Emergency Bills
Liability -see also- Good Samaritan

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October 2, 2015 9:05 A.M.