AB 265, as amended, Gatto. Local government liability: dog parks.
Existing law governs the tort liability and immunity of, and claims and actions against, a public entity, including a city, county,
begin delete andend delete city and county. Existing law makes the owner of any dog civilly liable for the damages suffered by any person who is bitten by the dog while in a public place or lawfully in a private place, as specified, regardless of the former viciousness of the dog or the owner’s knowledge of such viciousness.
This bill would provide that a
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Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no. State-mandated local program: no.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
Section 831.7.5 is added to the Government Code,
begin deleteNotwithstanding any other law, a city, county, that owns or
4city and county, or special district end delete
5operates a dog park shall not be held liable for injury or death of
6a person or pet resulting solely from the actions of a dog in the
8(b) This section shall not be construed to
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9liability of a
begin delete city, county, city and county, or special district for that
begin delete may otherwise existend delete under the