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No Liability If Landowner Grants Free Access Land

Concerning a grant of immunity from liability for a landowner related to the landowner's failure to warn against a known dangerous condition on the landowner's land when the landowner has granted a person access to use the land for recreational purposes without charging the person.
2019 Regular Session
Natural Resources & Environment
Bill Summary

Under current law, a landowner that grants access to another person, without charge, to use the landowner's land for recreational purposes, such as hunting, fishing, or camping, is not liable for any injuries the person sustains while using the land; except that a landowner is liable to the person for the landowner's willful and malicious failure to guard or warn against a known dangerous condition, use, structure, or activity on the land likely to cause harm. The bill removes the exception.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)




Bill Text


Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. D. Valdez, Rep. P. Will



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