Bill Text: TX SB230 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Enrolled


Bill Title: Relating to a landowner's liability for injuries incurred during certain recreational activities.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Passed) 2019-06-14 - Effective immediately [SB230 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-SB230-Enrolled.html
 
 
  S.B. No. 230
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to a landowner's liability for injuries incurred during
  certain recreational activities.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 75.001(3), Civil Practice and Remedies
  Code, is amended to read as follows:
               (3)  "Recreation" means an activity such as:
                     (A)  hunting;
                     (B)  fishing;
                     (C)  swimming;
                     (D)  boating;
                     (E)  camping;
                     (F)  picnicking;
                     (G)  hiking;
                     (H)  pleasure driving, including off-road
  motorcycling and off-road automobile driving and the use of
  all-terrain vehicles and recreational off-highway vehicles;
                     (I)  nature study, including bird-watching;
                     (J)  cave exploration;
                     (K)  waterskiing and other water sports;
                     (L)  any other activity associated with enjoying
  nature or the outdoors;
                     (M)  bicycling and mountain biking;
                     (N)  disc golf;
                     (O)  on-leash and off-leash walking of dogs; [or]
                     (P)  radio control flying and related activities;
  or
                     (Q)  rock climbing.
         SECTION 2.  The change in law made by this Act applies only
  to a cause of action that accrues on or after the effective date of
  this Act. A cause of action that accrued before the effective date
  of this Act is governed by the law applicable to the cause of action
  immediately before the effective date of this Act, and that law is
  continued in effect for that purpose.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
  a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
  provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.  If this
  Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
  Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
 
 
 
 
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 230 passed the Senate on
  March 18, 2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 30, Nays 0.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 230 passed the House on
  May 22, 2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 143, Nays 0, two
  present not voting.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
 
  Approved:
 
  ______________________________ 
              Date
 
 
  ______________________________ 
            Governor
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