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H. B. No. 286As Reported by the House Civil and Commercial Law Committee
As Reported by the House Civil and Commercial Law Committee

124th General Assembly
Regular Session
2001-2002
H. B. No. 286


REPRESENTATIVES Distel, Latell, Key, Reinhard, Britton, Hollister, Jerse, Boccieri, Rhine, Krupinski, Coates, Allen, Seitz, Grendell, Manning, Beatty, Core



A BILL
To amend section 1533.18 of the Revised Code to specify that the operation of a snowmobile or all-purpose vehicle is a recreational activity subject to landowner's immunity from liability for a recreational user's injuries.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF OHIO:
Section 1. That section 1533.18 of the Revised Code be amended to read as follows:
Sec. 1533.18.  As used in sections 1533.18 and 1533.181 of the Revised Code:
(A) "Premises" means all privately-owned lands, ways, and waters, and any buildings and structures thereon, and all state-owned lands, ways, and waters leased to a private person, firm, or organization, or corporation, including any buildings and structures thereon.
(B) "Recreational user" means a person to whom permission has been granted, without the payment of a fee or consideration to the owner, lessee, or occupant of premises, other than a fee or consideration paid to the state or any agency thereof, to enter upon premises to hunt, fish, trap, camp, hike, swim, operate a snowmobile or all-purpose vehicle, or engage in other recreational pursuits.
(C) "All-purpose vehicle" has the same meaning as in section 4519.01 of the Revised Code.
Section 2. That existing section 1533.18 of the Revised Code is hereby repealed.
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