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 Bill Status of SB0458  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  AGRITOURISM LIABILITY ACT

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Craig Wilcox - Dale Fowler, John Connor, Jason Plummer, Brian W. Stewart, Win Stoller and Rachelle Crowe

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  4/16/2021SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Agritourism Liability Act. Provides that an agritourism operator is not liable for the injury or death of a participant resulting from the inherent risks of agritourism activities if the agritourism operator posts the prescribed warning notice. Provides that a participant assumes the inherent risks of an agritourism activity by engaging in the agritourism activity. Provides that no participant may pursue an action or recover from an agritourism operator for injury, loss, damage, or death of the participant resulting from any of the inherent risks of agritourism activities. Provides that nothing prevents or limits the liability of an agritourism operator if the agritourism operator: (1) commits an act or omission that constitutes willful or wanton disregard for the safety of the participant and that act or omission proximately causes injury, damage, or death to the participant; or (2) has actual knowledge or reasonably should know of an unusual dangerous condition on the land, facilities, or equipment used in the activity or the dangerous propensity of a particular animal used in such an activity, does not make the danger known to the participant, and the danger proximately causes injury, damage, or death to the participant. Provides that an agritourism operator shall post and maintain a warning notice in a clearly visible location at or near the entrance to the agritourism activity. Effective July 1, 2021.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/19/2021SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Craig Wilcox
  2/19/2021SenateFirst Reading
  2/19/2021SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/3/2021SenateAssigned to Judiciary
  3/9/2021SenateTo Judiciary- Torts
  3/30/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. John Connor
  4/7/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Jason Plummer
  4/8/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Brian W. Stewart
  4/9/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Win Stoller
  4/9/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Rachelle Crowe
  4/13/2021SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Dale Fowler
  4/16/2021SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

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