Maine LD 12: An Act To Limit the Liability of Landowners Who Allow Recreational Climbing on Their Land

LD 12 (subjects: RECREATION , PROPERTY ACCESS )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=12&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Sen. Geoffrey Gratwick of Penobscot: (D – District 9) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook

9 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
1/13/2015 Senate Committee on JUDICIARY
suggested and ordered printed
On motion by Senator Burns of Washington REFERRED to the Committee on JUDICIARY
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
1/14/2015 House Bill REFERRED to the Committee on JUDICIARY.
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
3/25/2015 Senate Report READ and ACCEPTED
READ ONCE
ASSIGNED FOR SECOND READING NEXT LEGISLATIVE DAY.
3/26/2015 Senate COMMITTEE ON BILLS IN THE SECOND READING REPORTS NO FURTHER VERBAL AMENDMENTS NECESSARY Senator Saviello, Senate Chair. REPORT ACCEPTED.

READ A SECOND TIME AND PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
3/31/2015 House CONSENT CALENDAR – FIRST DAY
4/1/2015 House Committee on Bills in the Second Reading Reports no further verbal amendments necessary Representative McLEAN of Gorham, Chair, House of Representatives Report Accepted.
CONSENT CALENDAR – SECOND DAY.
The Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED.

In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/2/2015 House PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/7/2015 Senate PASSED TO BE ENACTED, in concurrence.

Bill Text

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An Act To Limit the Liability of Landowners Who Allow Recreational Climbing on Their Land

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 14 MRSA 159-A, sub- 1, B, as amended by PL 2009, c. 156, 1, is further amended to read:

B. “Recreational or harvesting activities” means recreational activities conducted out-of-doors, including, but not limited to, hunting, fishing, trapping, camping, environmental education and research, hiking, rock climbing, ice climbing, bouldering, rappelling, recreational caving, sight-seeing, operating snow-traveling and all-terrain vehicles, skiing, hang-gliding, noncommercial aviation activities, dog sledding, equine activities, boating, sailing, canoeing, rafting, biking, picnicking, swimming or activities involving the harvesting or gathering of forest, field or marine products. It includes entry of, volunteer maintenance and improvement of, use of and passage over premises in order to pursue these activities. “Recreational or harvesting activities” does not include commercial agricultural or timber harvesting.

SUMMARY

Current law limits the liability of landowners who allow certain recreational or harvesting activities on their land. This bill provides that recreational climbing is included in these activities.

Patterns of Support

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This information about LD 12 was last updated on 2016-05-12.
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