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AB-2387 Common carriers: liability.(1991-1992)

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Assembly Bill No. 2387
CHAPTER 466

An act to amend Section 2197.5 of the Civil Code, relating to common carriers.

[ Filed with Secretary of State  August 10, 1992. Approved by Governor  August 09, 1992. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2387, Moore. Common carriers: liability.
Under existing law, a common carrier is liable for delay only when it is caused by the common carrier’s want of ordinary care and diligence. Existing law specifies that a consignor or consignee is liable for storage or equipment rental charges assessed against a motor carrier by a railroad or steamship company if the delay was caused by the consignor or consignee, as specified. Existing law, operative until January 1, 1993, also specifies that a consignee is liable to the motor carrier for the charges if the freight is shipped prepaid and the delay was caused by either the consignor or consignee.
This bill would delete the January 1, 1993, repeal date of the latter provision.

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 2197.5 of the Civil Code is amended to read:

2197.5.
 (a)  In addition to the liability established by Section 2197, the consignee is liable to the motor carrier for the charges if the freight is shipped prepaid and the delay was caused by either the consignor or the consignee.
(b)  Nothing in this section shall affect the rights, duties, and obligations between a railroad or steamship company and a motor carrier.