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Senate passes bill protecting landlords if tenant's dog attacks someone
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Monday, February 10, 2014 8:53 PM EST
Landlords who live on their own property would not be financially liable for a tenant's dog if it attacks another person under a bill passed by the Kentucky Senate.
Senate Democrats express concerns that public health services like Medicaid would have to pay for medical costs in the event of a dog bite. They offered an amendment requiring insurance coverage by either the landlord or tenant in the event of an attack.
The bill passed 29-8 Monday without the amendment. It now moves to the House for consideration.
The legislation is Senate Bill 78.