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H. B. No. 22 As IntroducedAs Introduced
|129th General Assembly|
To amend sections 951.02, 951.10, and 951.99 of the
Revised Code regarding the liability of owners of
certain animals that are running at large.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF OHIO:
Section 1. That sections 951.02, 951.10, and 951.99 of the
Revised Code be amended to read as follows:
Sec. 951.02. No person, who is the owner or keeper of
horses, mules, cattle, bison, sheep, goats, swine, llamas,
alpacas, or geese, shall permit them to run at large in the public
road, highway, street, lane, or alley, or upon unenclosed land, or
such the animals to be herded, kept, or detained for the
purpose of grazing on premises other than those owned or lawfully
occupied by the owner or keeper of such the animals.
The running at large of any such animal in or upon any of the
places mentioned in this section is prima-facie evidence that it
is running at large in violation of this section.
Sec. 951.10. The owner or keeper of an animal described in
section 951.01 or 951.02 of the Revised Code, who negligently
permits it to run at large in violation of either of
sections, is liable for all damages caused by such the animal upon
the premises of another without reference to the fence which that
may enclose such the premises.
Sec. 951.99. Whoever recklessly violates section
951.02 of the Revised Code is guilty of a misdemeanor of the
Section 2. That existing sections 951.02, 951.10, and 951.99
of the Revised Code are hereby repealed.