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General Assembly

 

Proposed Bill No. 291

 

January Session, 2009

 

LCO No. 2106

   

Referred to Committee on Insurance and Real Estate

 

Introduced by:

 

SEN. MEYER, 12th Dist.

REP. LESSER, 100th Dist.

 

AN ACT CONCERNING HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE POLICIES FOR PEOPLE WHO OWN DOGS THAT HAVE BITTEN A PERSON.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

That title 38a of the general statutes be amended to prohibit insurers from refusing to issue personal risk insurance policies for homeowners who own a dog that has bitten a person. An insurer may require such homeowner to (1) purchase a rider for such policy based on such dog's history or risk, or (2) sign a hold harmless agreement for such dog.

Statement of Purpose:

To prohibit insurers from refusing to issue personal risk insurance policies for homeowners who own a dog that has bitten a person.