that aims to protect owners from “frivolous” was signed by Gov. on Monday (Feb. 28).
State Rep. Shane Wilkin (R-Hillsboro) and D.J. Swearingen (R-Huron) were the sponsors of thewith the goal of supporting tourism by helping the in the region.
“Thiswill help prevent frivolous against ‘s family-owned small businesses while equaling the playing field for those businesses with larger state-owned facilities,” said Wilkin.
The bill doesn’t prevent owners and operators from being held accountable for injuries that result from circumstances within their control. The bill intends to make fair laws and regulations forsmall businesses.
Long’s Retreat Family Resort in Western Pike County has expressed its frustrations with the current law to the representative. House Bill 229 was the result of those discussions.
The bill also exempts sites that host historical reenactorfrom the and operation license requirements.
The NFIB has backed thealong with the Chamber, the Owners Association, Long’s Retreat Family Resort, Zoar Community Association, and the History Connection.
This story originally appeared on The Highland County Press.