FL: Hot car law passes Florida Senate, provides legal protections

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  1. Vicki

    Vicki Administrator

    Hot car law passes Florida Senate, provides legal protections
    Published 4:06 PM EST Jan 30, 2016


    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. —Florida Senators have given final approval to a bill that provides good Samaritans legal protections if they break into a car to save children or pets.

    The bill, which passed Thursday, means people who see an animal or person locked inside a hot car can smash a window to rescue them without facing legal action if the car's owner wants to sue for damages.

    The bill requires that rescuers call 911 immediately after they break into a car, and stay with the vehicle until first responders arrive.

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  2. ruby55

    ruby55 Active Member

    I'm so glad this law passed. If I ever saw a child or pet in distress in a locked car, a threat of lawsuit never would have stopped me before, but at least my butt is covered now.
     

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