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Animals - Civil Liability and Insurance Coverage for Dogs and Court Costs for Animal-Related Crimes

Sponsored by:

Senator Zirkin


In the Senate - Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings; Withdrawn

Synopsis:Establishing that an owner, a keeper, or a harborer of a dog is liable for damages for personal injury or death caused by the dog under specified circumstances; prohibiting an insurer, with respect to homeowner's or renter's insurance, from refusing to underwrite a risk or denying, canceling, or refusing to renew coverage solely because an applicant or insured owns, keeps, or harbors a specific breed of dog; requiring a specified additional cost to be imposed in specified criminal cases; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Senator Zirkin
Additional Facts:Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): June 1, 2014, October 1, 2014
Judicial Proceedings   View Committee Hearing
Broad Subject(s):Civil Actions and Procedures
Insurance - Other than Health
Criminal Law - Procedure
Narrow Subject(s):Animals -see also- Birds; Turtles
Circuit Courts
Counties -see also- Chartered Counties; Code Counties
Court Costs
Death -see also- Advance Medical Directives; Wrongful Death
District Courts
Insurance -see also- Health Ins; MAIF; Motor Vehicle Ins
Leases and Rent
Liability -see also- Good Samaritan
Real Property

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October 24, 2017 1:55 P.M.