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HB 535 Beekeepers; limited liability.
SUMMARY AS PASSED HOUSE: (all summaries)
Limited liability for beekeepers. Provides that a beekeeper shall not be liable for any personal injury or property damage that occurs in connection with his keeping and maintaining of bees, bee equipment, queen breeding equipment, apiaries, or appliances if he follows best management practices established in regulations adopted by the Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The immunity does not extend to intentional tortious conduct or acts of omissions that constitute gross negligence or negligence. The Board is directed to adopt initial regulations to be effective no later than November 1, 2016.