Malloy vetoes bill that would place liability on tree owner

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy vetoed H.B.5220, which would have imposed liability on the owner of a tree that falls on a neighbor’s property. In his veto message, Malloy cites various reasons for disapproving the legislation, including that it would lead to trees being unnecessarily felled; the pressure tree owners would feel to remove healthy trees solely due to the complaint of a neighbor; and the existence of remedies available under current law—specifically the ability of a homeowner to cut branches overhanging his or her property line. Malloy said the bill addresses a legitimate issue, and encouraged its proponents to reconsider the specifics of the proposal in the coming session.  

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