Gov. Martin O’Malley has signed his first bill of the year, expanding the state’s pre-kindergarten program to another 1,600 children from low-income families.
All Maryland dog owners would be equally liable if their dogs bite someone but also would have a chance to defend themselves in court under a bill approved by the Maryland General Assembly on Thursday.
The Maryland Senate has approved a compromise bill on liability for dog bites.
The Maryland Senate has approved a measure that would hold dog owners liable for bites, but give owners a chance to rebut a presumption of liability in court.
Maryland’s Senate advanced a measure on Wednesday that would hold dog owners liable for bites, but protect those who can prove they didn’t know their dog was dangerous.
A new Senate bill would hold dog owners liable when their dogs bite “innocent victims,” but would also relieve owners who prove they couldn’t know their dogs were dangerous.
Anne Arundel County authorities say a 3-year-old Glen Burnie boy has been hospitalized after a neighbor’s dog bit off part of his nose.