31-26-26.2. Liability on construction or maintenance of pipeline--County recovery--Venue.

Nothing contained in § 31-26-25 or 31-26-26 may be construed to exempt from liability a person who owns, operates, or benefits from a livestock pipeline, for any damage or injury sustained by reason of the faulty or negligent construction or maintenance of a livestock pipeline. A county is entitled to recover, from any owner, operator, or beneficiary of a livestock pipeline, the amount necessary to spend in the removal or repair of the portion of highway or right of way impacted by the faulty or negligent construction or maintenance, including a reasonable amount for attorney's fees. The action may be commenced in any court in the county having jurisdiction.

Source: SL 2023, ch 96, § 4.