CHAPTER 763
HOTEL AND INN KEEPERS.
LIABILITY FOR PROPERTY. POSTING OF RATES

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Sec. 44-1. Loss of valuables of guests.
Sec. 44-2. Loss of other property.
Sec. 44-3. Rates to be posted. Penalty.

      Sec. 44-1. Loss of valuables of guests. The proprietor of a hotel or inn shall not be liable for the loss of or damage to any securities, bank notes, money, jewelry, precious stones, watches or other valuables belonging to, or brought to such hotel or inn by, a guest of such hotel or inn unless such guest has delivered such property to the person in charge of the office of such hotel for safekeeping and taken a written receipt therefor, provided such proprietor shall have posted in the room of such guest or in the office of such hotel or inn a notice to the effect that such proprietor has provided a safe for the keeping of valuables, and such proprietor shall not be liable for more than five hundred dollars damages for the loss of or damage to such property so delivered unless such guest has declared a greater value and such proprietor has given a written receipt stating such value.

      (1949 Rev., S. 6807.)

      Construction of act prior to 1927 amendment. 106 C. 551.

      Provisions not applicable to automobile damage. 59 CA 462.

      Innkeeper not liable for destruction of wearing apparel by fire in guest's room where fire was caused by the guest. 10 CS 229.


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      Sec. 44-2. Loss of other property. The proprietor of a hotel or inn shall not be liable for the loss of or damage to any property belonging to, or brought to such hotel or inn by, a guest of such hotel or inn other than the property described in section 44-1 and not in the room assigned to such guests unless such loss or damage is caused by the negligence of such proprietor or any of his employees, and such proprietor shall not be liable for more than one thousand dollars damages for any loss or damage so caused, provided, if any such property is deposited in the checkroom or baggage room of any such hotel or inn and a check or written receipt taken therefor, the proprietor of such hotel or inn shall be liable for the loss of or damage to such property to the extent of three hundred and fifty dollars, and provided such proprietor shall not be liable for more than one thousand dollars damages for the loss of property from the room assigned to such guest.

      (1949 Rev., S. 6808.)

      Liability of innkeeper for fire caused by guest discussed. 10 CS 229.

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      Sec. 44-3. Rates to be posted. Penalty. Section 44-3 is repealed, effective October 1, 2002.

      (1949 Rev., S. 6809; P.A. 02-89, S. 90.)

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