2013 Regular Session



Civil Actions - Liability for Personal Injury or Death Caused by Dog

Sponsored by:

Delegate Smigiel


In the House - Hearing 2/07 at 1:00 p.m.

Synopsis:Establishing that the owner of a dog running at large is liable for damages for personal injury or death caused by a bite from the dog, regardless of whether the dog has shown any vicious or dangerous propensities or whether the owner knew or should have known of the dog's propensities; establishing exceptions; retaining specified common law as to owners of real property and other persons who have the right to control the presence of a dog on property; stating the intent of the General Assembly to abrogate a specified decision; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Delegates Smigiel, Bates, Cane, Cardin, Frank, Hogan, Howard, Jacobs, Kramer, McDermott, McDonough, Stifler, and Wood
Additional Facts:Bill is an Emergency Bill
Introduced in a prior session as: SB0002 Session: 2012 2nd Special Session
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): Upon Enactment
Judiciary  View Committee Hearing
Broad Subject(s):Civil Actions and Procedures
Narrow Subject(s):Animals -see also- Birds; Turtles
Civil Actions -see also- Small Claims
Corporations -see also- Municipal Corps; Public Corps & Inst
Court of Appeals
Emergency Bills
Homeowners Associations
Housing -see also- Apartments; Condos; Mobile & Manuf Homes
Landlord and Tenant -see also- Eviction; Leases & Rent; etc.
Liability -see also- Good Samaritan
Negligence -see also- Medical Malpractice
Statutes:Article - Courts and Judicial Proceedings

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October 24, 2017 1:02 P.M.