SB 0811 Increases parental liability for certain acts of children
LR Number:2920S.02I Fiscal Note:2920-02
Committee:Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action:02/02/00 - Hearing Conducted S Civil & Criminal Jurisprudence Journal page:
Effective Date:August 28, 2000
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SB 811 - This act amends two provisions regarding parental liability for damages caused by their children. Currently, a court may order a juvenile or that juvenile's parent to make restitution to the victim of an offense committed by the juvenile, but the restitution is limited at $4,000. The act increases this amount to $50,000.

The parent or guardian of any unemancipated minor (excluding foster parents) against whom a judgment has been rendered for intentional destruction of property shall be liable for payment of the judgment up to $50,000. This amount is currently limited to $2,000.