A bipartisan plan seeking to preserve and protectwas introduced on Tuesday by State Representative Ken Borton.
According to a press release, House Bill 5862 aims to shieldagainst frivolous based on risks that naturally come with .
“Northernare great spots for residents and tourists to stay in our scenic outdoors,” Borton said. “We all want to keep these venues open and safe for to enjoy. My plan will protect our from ridiculous , ensuring without requiring unnecessary interference with our .”
owners in , such as Vince Rogala of Mackinaw , expressed support.
“There are countless opportunities forin — with unlimited benefits. This will help owners run safe without fear of frivolous . owners across the state look forward to working with Rep. Borton, the other bill sponsors, and the entire Legislature to preserve our terrific ,” Rogala said. He is also the president of Camp .
HB 5862 would give immunity to an owner or employee of a privatefrom civil liability for physical harm or damage resulting from an inherent risk of . Under the bill, inherent risks include features of the natural world, lack of lighting, weather, , wildlife, other visitors’ actions, fireworks not authorized by the , and use of or pool equipment.
The bill would requireto post signage at any registration area stating that the is not liable for inherent risks of , with listed examples.
Still, themaintains reasonable expectations for precautions. A owner or employee would not be granted immunity for intentional harm or reckless disregard for . Immunity would also not apply if the person failed to post warning signs after a previous injury resulted because of a particular inconspicuous danger.
Borton noted that a similar proposal was recently passed and signed into law in Ohio.
HB 5862 was referred to the Committee on Judiciary.