Section 8-15-17

Insurance requirement and liability of warehouseman for articles not stored in warehouse.

(a) A public warehouseman who stores cotton or other article in the open or in any place except in the warehouse shall keep the same insured against destruction or injury by fire and shall be responsible and liable for all injury or damage suffered from the weather or any other cause by reason of the cotton or other article being stored in the open or in any other place except in the warehouse.

(b) Such warehouseman shall also have the same responsibility and liability for the cotton or other article as if the same was stored or kept in the warehouse. The warehouseman's bond shall also cover all duties and liabilities of a warehouseman imposed by this section and Section 8-15-16.

(Ag. Code 1927, §405; Acts 1939, No. 443, p. 586; Code 1940, T. 2, §584.)