HB0073 (CH0049)

Find a 2014 Bill:

2014 Regular Session



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

Sponsored by:

Delegate Simmons


Approved by the Governor - Chapter 49

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:Delegates Simmons, Smigiel, Kramer, Barkley, Fraser-Hidalgo, S. Robinson, Stocksdale, Valderrama, and Glenn
Additional Facts:Bill is an Emergency Bill
Cross-filed with: SB0247
Bill File Type: Pre-Filed
Effective Date(s): Upon Enactment
Judiciary   View Committee HearingJudicial Proceedings
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

How a Bill Becomes Law

Legislative Lingo

Explanation of Floor Motions and Actions

October 24, 2017 1:48 P.M.