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SB 408 — Designated Areas for Skateboarding, Inline Skating, Paintball, or Freestyle or Mountain and Off-roading Bicycling

by Senator Simmons

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Judiciary Committee (JU)

This bill eliminates the requirement that a governmental entity obtain a consent form from the parent of a child who uses a public skate park or area set aside for skateboarding, inline skating, or freestyle bicycling as a condition of limiting the governmental entity’s liability for damages or injuries. However, under the bill and current law, the governmental entity can be liable for gross negligence or for failing to guard against or warn of dangerous conditions that are not apparent, regardless of whether a parental consent form is obtained.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2015.

Vote: Senate 39-0; House 116-0