Chief Sponsor: Brady Brammer

Senate Sponsor: Jani Iwamoto


8     General Description:
9          This bill amends provisions regarding liability for a recreational activity.
10     Highlighted Provisions:
11          This bill:
12          ▸     provides that scooter riding is a recreational activity for the purpose of a claim that
13     is brought for a personal injury or property damage resulting from the inherent risks
14     of a recreational activity; and
15          ▸     makes technical and conforming changes.
16     Money Appropriated in this Bill:
17          None
18     Other Special Clauses:
19          None
20     Utah Code Sections Affected:
21     AMENDS:
22          78B-4-509, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 360 and renumbered and
23     amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 3

25     Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
26          Section 1. Section 78B-4-509 is amended to read:
27          78B-4-509. Inherent risks of certain recreational activities -- Claim barred

28     against county or municipality -- No effect on duty or liability of person participating in
29     recreational activity or other person.
30          (1) As used in this section:
31          (a) "Inherent risks" means [those dangers, conditions, and potentials for personal injury
32     or property damage that are] any danger, condition, and potential for personal injury or
33     property damage that is an integral and natural part of participating in a recreational activity.
34          (b) "Municipality" [has the meaning as] means the same as that term is defined in
35     Section 10-1-104.
36          (c) "Person" [includes] means:
37          (i) an individual, regardless of age, maturity, ability, capability, or experience[,]; and
38          (ii) a corporation, partnership, limited liability company, or any other form of business
39     enterprise.
40          (d) "Recreational activity" [includes] means a rodeo, an equestrian activity,
41     skateboarding, skydiving, para gliding, hang gliding, roller skating, ice skating, fishing, hiking,
42     walking, running, jogging, bike riding, scooter riding, or in-line skating on property:
43          (i) owned, leased, or rented by, or otherwise made available to:
44          (A) with respect to a claim against a county, the county; and
45          (B) with respect to a claim against a municipality, the municipality; and
46          (ii) intended for the specific use in question.
47          (2) Notwithstanding [anything in] Sections 78B-5-817 through 78B-5-823 [to the
48     contrary], no person may make a claim against or recover from any of the following entities for
49     personal injury or property damage resulting from any of the inherent risks of participating in a
50     recreational activity:
51          (a) a county, municipality, local district under Title 17B, Limited Purpose Local
52     Government Entities - Local Districts, or special service district under Title 17D, Chapter 1,
53     Special Service District Act; or
54          (b) the owner of property that is leased, rented, or otherwise made available to a
55     county, municipality, local district, or special service district for the purpose of providing or
56     operating a recreational activity.
57          (3) (a) Nothing in this section may be construed to relieve a person participating in a
58     recreational activity from an obligation that the person would have in the absence of this

59     section to exercise due care or from the legal consequences of a failure to exercise due care.
60          (b) Nothing in this section may be construed to relieve any other person from an
61     obligation that the person would have in the absence of this section to exercise due care or
62     from the legal consequences of a failure to exercise due care.