2012 Special Session 2


File Code: Civil Actions and Procedures
Sponsored By:
Delegate Kramer
Civil Action - Liability for Damages Caused by Dog


Establishing that, in a civil action for damages for serious personal injury or death caused by a dog, an owner of the dog is liable regardless of specified circumstances; providing that the common law that applied on January 1, 2012, shall be retained under specified circumstances; stating the intent of the General Assembly to abrogate under specified circumstances the holding by the Court of Appeals in a specified case; and making the Act an emergency measure.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

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House Action
First Reading Judiciary
Hearing 8/10 at 1:30 P.M.
Senate Action
No Action

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Animals -see also- Birds; Turtles
Civil Actions -see also- Small Claims
Court of Appeals
Emergency Bills
Landlord and Tenant -see also- Eviction; Leases & Rent; etc.
Liability -see also- Good Samaritan

Bill affects the following Statute:

Courts and Judicial Proceedings
( 3-1901 through 3-1905 )


All documents except Roll Call Votes are displayed in PDF format:
Bill Text: First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note: Available
Amendments: None offered