SB 844 Modifies provisions relating to livestock trespass liability
Sponsor: Parson
LR Number: 5555S.01T Fiscal Notes
Committee: Agriculture, Food Production and Outdoor Resources
Last Action: 9/14/2016 - Legislature voted to override Governor's veto Journal Page: S23
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Effective Date: August 28, 2016
House Handler: McGaugh

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Current Bill Summary

SB 844 - Currently, if any horses, cattle, or other livestock break through any fence or trespass onto another's property, the owner of such animal is strictly liable for damages sustained by the animal to another's property. Under this act, the owner of such animal would only be liable for damages sustained to another's property if the animal owner was negligent.

This act also repeals a duplicative section relating to livestock trespass.

This act is similar to HB 1827 (2016), HCS/HB 2332 (2016), HB 372 (2015), HCS/HB 258 (2015), SCS/HCS/HB 807 (2015), HCS/SCS/SB 131 (2015), and HCS/SCS/SB 340 (2015).