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Senate Bill 0295


Senate Bill 0295

ARCHIVE (2001)

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DIGEST OF SB 295 (Updated April 12, 2001 11:12 AM - DI 106)


Dog attacks. Specifies that a dog owner may be held civilly liable if the owner's dog attacks a person who is carrying out a duty imposed by state law, federal law, postal regulations, a local ordinance, or under the authority of a public utility. Provides that a dog owner who recklessly, knowingly, or intentionally fails to restrain the owner's dog commits a class C misdemeanor if the dog attacks a person not on the owner's property. Establishes enhanced penalties for repeat offenses, or if the victim suffers serious injury or death. Provides that a dog owner who fails to post a conspicuous sign warning of the dog, or knowingly, or intentionally fails to restrain the owner's dog during the daylight hours commits a class B misdemeanor if the dog attacks a person on the owner's property and the person is carrying out a duty imposed by state law, federal law, postal regulations, a local ordinance, or under the authority of a public utility. Requires a person who has a duty to enter the dog owner's property but who cannot enter the owner's property because of the dog to obtain a court order or notify the property owner by certified mail of the person's inability to enter the dog owner's property. Establishes enhanced penalties for repeat offenses or if the victim suffers serious injury or death.
    Current Status:
     In Conference Committee
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