|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
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|Jan 06, 2016||referred to judiciary|
|Mar 17, 2015||referred to judiciary|
assembly Bill A6210
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
Anthony H. Palumbo
A6210 - Details
A6210 - Summary
Provides strict liability for medical costs resulting from a dog bite or bites; allows exemptions for police work dogs, hearing dogs and service dogs; allows additional recovery where it can be proved that the dog had dangerous or vicious propensities and the owner had knowledge of such propensities.
A6210 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6210 2015-2016 Regular Sessions I N A S S E M B L Y March 17, 2015 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. SKARTADOS -- read once and referred to the Committee on Judiciary AN ACT to amend the general obligations law, in relation to liability of owners for dog bites THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as "Frankie Flora's Law". S 2. The general obligations law is amended by adding a new section 11-108 to read as follows: S 11-108. LIABILITY OF OWNER OF DOG; INJURY TO INDIVIDUALS AND COMPAN- ION ANIMALS; EXCEPTIONS. 1. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, THE OWNER OF A DOG SHALL BE STRICTLY LIABLE FOR MEDICAL COSTS RESULTING FROM AN INDIVIDUAL OR COMPANION ANIMAL BEING BITTEN BY SUCH OWNER'S DOG. IN ORDER TO RECEIVE ANY COMPENSATION ABOVE AND BEYOND MEDICAL COSTS UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION, THE VICTIM MUST PROVE THE DOG HAD DANGEROUS OR VICIOUS PROPENSITIES AND THE OWNER HAD KNOWLEDGE OF SUCH PROPENSITIES. 2. NOTHING IN THIS SECTION SHALL AUTHORIZE THE BRINGING OF AN ACTION PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION AGAINST ANY PERSON, GOVERN- MENTAL ENTITY OR INSTRUMENTALITY USING A POLICE WORK DOG, HEARING DOG OR SERVICE DOG FOR ITS INTENDED PURPOSE IF THE BITE OR BITES OCCURRED WHILE THE DOG WAS DEFENDING ITSELF FROM AN ANNOYING, HARASSING OR PROVOKING ACT, OR ASSISTING AN EMPLOYEE OF THE ENTITY OR LOCALITY IN THE PERFORM- ANCE OF THEIR OFFICIAL DUTIES. 3. THIS SECTION SHALL NOT BE DEEMED TO LIMIT OR IMPAIR ANY CAUSE OF ACTION AUTHORIZED PURSUANT TO ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW AVAILABLE TO A PERSON OR COMPANION ANIMAL INJURED AS A RESULT OF A DOG BITE OR BITES. THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE IN ADDITION TO ANY OTHER STATU- TORY REMEDIES. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD07877-03-5
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