An important bill in the Mississippi Legislature last week was the passage of HB 767. This legislation would codify the common law duty of care of a land possessor to a trespasser and licensee. There have been attempts through rewriting tort law definitions used by courts to expand the liability of a landowner to a trespasser. This bill limits liability. There is a companion bill SB 2464 in the Senate which could be voted on as early as tomorrow morning.
Homeowners and other property owners in Mississippi need to take note and contact their state Senator today to encourage them to vote for SB 2464. Let’s keep our liability to a minimum.
For more information, read SB 2464 here.
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Eileen Saunders, REALTOR with Tommy Morgan Realtors. 2092 Old Taylor Road, Oxford MS 38655 662-404-0816 or 662-234-5344. Equal Housing.