SB 1198 Sets penalties for anyone setting fires in an area that has been proclaimed to be in extraordinary danger from fire
Sponsor: Scott
LR Number: 5454S.01I Fiscal Note: 5454-01
Committee: Judiciary and Civil & Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action: 3/13/2006 - Hearing Conducted S Judiciary and Civil & Criminal Jurisprudence Committee Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2006

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SB 1198 - This act makes it illegal to set any fire in an area that has been proclaimed, by executive order, to be in extraordinary danger from fire. Anyone violating the provisions of the act shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor. The act also allows in a separate cause of action, political subdivisions to seek recovery of reasonable costs incurred when fighting any fire set by an individual violating the provisions of the act.

MEGAN WORD