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General Assembly

 

Proposed Bill No. 5655

 

January Session, 2017

 

LCO No. 197

 

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Referred to Committee on JUDICIARY

 

Introduced by:

 

REP. CAMILLO, 151st Dist.

 

AN ACT CONCERNING A PROPERTY OWNER'S LIABILITY FOR EXPENSES INCURRED AS A RESULT OF A FALLING TREE OR TREE LIMB.

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

That the general statutes be amended to impose liability on the owner of real property for the expenses of removing a tree or limb from a tree located on such property that falls on adjoining private real property, provided an arborist, as defined in section 23-61a of the general statutes, inspected the tree or tree limb and documented that such tree or tree limb was dead, hazardous or likely to fall on an adjoining private property's land.

Statement of Purpose:

To impose liability on certain owners of real property for the expenses of removing a tree or limb from a tree located on such property that falls on adjoining owner's private real property.