Full Statute Name:  West's Annotated California Codes. Civil Code. Division 1. Persons. Part 2. Personal Rights. § 43.100. Property damage or trespass to motor vehicle resulting from rescue of animal; immunity from civil liability

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Primary Citation:  West's Ann.Cal.Civ.Code § 43.100 Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  June, 2017 Alternate Citation:  CA CIVIL § 43.100 Date Adopted:  2017
Summary: This California law effective January 1, 2017 states that there is no civil liability for property damage to a motor vehicle if the damage was caused by a person rescuing an animal under Section 597.7 of the Penal Code.
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(a) There shall not be any civil liability on the part of, and no cause of action shall accrue against, a person for property damage or trespass to a motor vehicle, if the damage was caused while the person was rescuing an animal in accordance with subdivision (b) of Section 597.7 of the Penal Code.

(b) The immunity from civil liability for property damage to a motor vehicle that is established by subdivision (a) does not affect a person's civil liability or immunity from civil liability for rendering aid to an animal.

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(Added by Stats.2016, c. 554 (A.B.797), § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 2017.)

[See also Criminal Code: § 597.7. Animal endangerment; confinement in unattended motor vehicle; violations and penalties; removal of animal if safety is in danger]

 

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