The Senate Civil Law Committee heard HB 1045, sponsored by Sen. Ford, creating recreational facility immunity. This bill specifies the duties and responsibilities of the users and the operator of a recreational facility operated by an elementary, secondary, or postsecondary educational institution. It also specifies that the operator of such a recreational facility who fulfills the operator’s duties and responsibilities has a complete defense to a civil action. The bill was amended to clarify the definition of “recreational user” and limit the immunity to those using the facility for its primary purpose. The amended bill passed 7-0.
Read the bill at http://iga.in.gov/legislative/2015/bills/house/1045.