SB 0174 Limits paddlesport outfitters liability
LR Number:0497S.01I Fiscal Note:0497-01
Committee:Judiciary and Civil & Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action:02/17/03 - Hearing Conducted S Judiciary & Civil & Criminal Journal page:
Jurisprudence Committee
Effective Date:August 28, 2003
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SB 174 - This act states that a paddlesport outfitter has no liability for any injury to or death of a participant resulting from the inherent risks of paddlesport. However, an outfitter is liable if: (1) he or she intentionally injures a participant; (2) is negligent and is the proximate cause of the injury; (3) provides unsafe equipment that he or she should have known was unsafe; (4) fails to provide an approved flotation device; and (5) fails to use ordinary care.

Every outfitter shall post a sign which contains a warning that the outfitter is not liable for an injury as a result of the inherent risks of paddlesport activities.

This act is similar to HB 1609 (2002).