SB 630
Establishes provisions relating to liability for removing a domestic animal from a motor vehicle
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Last Action:
3/11/2021 - Second Read and Referred S Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2021

Current Bill Summary

SB 630 - This act provides that any person who enters a motor vehicle for the expressed purpose of removing a domestic animal shall not be liable in a civil action for any damages to the motor vehicle if the person:

(1) Determines that the motor vehicle is locked or there is no other reasonable method for the domestic animal to exit the motor vehicle without assistance;

(2) Has a good faith and reasonable belief, based on known circumstances, that the entry into the motor vehicle is necessary because the domestic animal is in imminent danger of suffering harm;

(3) Ensures that law enforcement is notified or calls 911 before entering the motor vehicle or immediately thereafter;

(4) Uses no more force to enter the motor vehicle and remove the domestic animal than is necessary; and

(5) Remains with the domestic animal in a safe location in reasonable proximity to the motor vehicle until a law enforcement officer or a first responder arrives.



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