2009 Regular Session


File Code: Civil Actions and Procedures
Sponsored By:
Delegates Smigiel, Ali, Bartlett, Dumais, Frank, Hecht, Kaiser, Lee, Montgomery, Schuler, and Vallario
Torts - Pets - Injury or Death


Increasing the compensatory damages for tortious death of, or injury to, a pet that may be awarded to an owner of the pet.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occurring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
House Action
First Reading Judiciary
Hearing 3/18 at 1:00 p.m.
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Michael D. Smigiel, Sr., District 36
Delegate Saqib Ali, District 39
Delegate Joseph R. Bartlett, District 4A
Delegate Kathleen M. Dumais, District 15
Delegate William J. Frank, District 42
Delegate Sue Hecht, District 3A
Delegate Anne R. Kaiser, District 14
Delegate Susan C. Lee, District 16
Delegate Karen S. Montgomery, District 14
Delegate Todd Schuler, District 8
Delegate Joseph F. Vallario, Jr., District 27A

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Animals -see also- Birds; Turtles
Civil Actions -see also- Small Claims
Death -see also- Advance Medical Directives; Wrongful Death.
Liability -see also- Good Samaritan
Torts -see also- Libel and Slander; Med Malp; Wrongful Death

Bill affects the following Statute:

Courts and Judicial Proceedings
( 11-110 )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments: None offered