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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
H. B. No. 286

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

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.

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 That existing section 1533.18 of the Revised Code is hereby repealed.
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