Thursday, November 21, 2013

Pennsylvania Livery Providers Lien Bill Passes Senate, Referred to House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee

On November 19, the Pennsylvania Senate approved SB 995 in an unanimous vote of 49-0.  The bill was then moved on to the House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee.

SB 995, the “Pennsylvania Livery Providers Fair Lien Act” establishes the requirements for livery provider liens which allows for an owner of a boarding stable to attach a lien to a horse which is left for the stable owner to perform labor upon, board, furnish services, supplies or provide materials for, at the request or consent of the owner of the horse.  The lien gives the stable owner the right to detain the horse to secure payment.  The lien attaches to a horse the day it is placed in the stable owner’s care for boarding or other labor in a statement of the amount due to the stable owner for the care of the horse and a description of the horse to which the lien is attached.  Liens arising under the Pennsylvania Livery Providers Fair Lien Act would be deemed an agricultural lien subject to 13 P.A.C.S. Div. 9.

The text of the bill, accompanying memo, and status can be found on the Pennsylvania legislature’s website.

Written by Alyssa Looney – Research Assistant
The Agricultural Law Resource and Reference Center
November 20, 2013

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