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S.B. 181 Enrolled

                 

LIMITING LIABILITY IN HOCKEY FACILITIES

                 
1998 GENERAL SESSION

                 
STATE OF UTAH

                 
Sponsor: L. Alma Mansell

                  AN ACT RELATING TO THE JUDICIAL CODE; LIMITING THE LIABILITY FOR THE
                  OWNERS AND OPERATORS OF HOCKEY FACILITIES UNDER CERTAIN
                  CIRCUMSTANCES.
                  This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
                  ENACTS:
                      78-27-61, Utah Code Annotated 1953
                  Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
                      Section 1. Section 78-27-61 is enacted to read:
                      78-27-61. Limitation on liability of hockey facilities.
                      (1) As used in this section, "hockey facility" means a facility where hockey is customarily
                  played or practiced and the general public is charged an admission fee to attend.
                      (2) The owner or operator of a hockey facility is not liable for any injury to the person or
                  property of any person as a result of that person being hit by a hockey puck or stick unless:
                      (a) the person is situated completely behind a board, glass, or similar barrier and the board,
                  glass, or barrier is defective; or
                      (b) the injury is caused by negligent or willful and wanton conduct in connection with the
                  game of hockey by the owner or operator or any hockey player, coach, or manager employed by
                  the owner or operator.


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