SB 787
Creates penalties for individuals who set fires in areas proclaimed to be in extraordinary danger from fire
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Last Action:
1/10/2008 - Second Read and Referred S Judiciary and Civil & Criminal Jurisprudence Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2008

Current Bill Summary

SB 787 - This act prohibits individuals from setting a fire in an area proclaimed by the governor to be in extraordinary danger from fire as a result of emergency drought conditions. Individuals who violate this act are guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.

In a separate cause of action, political subdivisions and volunteer fire protection associations may seek to recover reasonable costs associated with responding to a fire caused by a person in violation of this act.

This act is similar to SB 114 (2007) and SCS/SB 1198 (2006).