BILL REQ. #: H-2463.1
|State of Washington||60th Legislature||2007 Regular Session|
READ FIRST TIME 02/27/07.
AN ACT Relating to exempting property owners from injury caused to another person as a result of metal theft; and adding a new section to chapter 4.24 RCW.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
NEW SECTION. Sec. 1 A new section is added to chapter 4.24 RCW
to read as follows:
(1) A public or private landowner or the possessor of land is not civilly liable for a person's injuries caused by: (a) The theft or attempted theft, by the person or a third party, of copper, aluminum, steel, or other metal material from the property of the landowner or possessor; or (b) a dangerous condition created as a result of the theft or attempted theft of copper, aluminum, steel, or other metal material from property of the landowner or the possessor when the landowner or possessor did not know and could not have reasonably known of the dangerous condition.
(2) This section does not create or impose a duty of care upon a landowner or possessor of land that would not otherwise exist under common law.