Recreation facilities; locality may establish trails for all-terrain vehicles, etc. (HB1149)

Introduced By

Del. Bud Phillips (D-Castlewood)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Trail Activity; immunity. Provides that a person who invites the public onto his land for the purpose of riding ATVs on a trail, whether for profit or not, is immune for simple negligence should an injury result from the same. The language very closely tracks the language from the Equine Activity Liability Act passed by the General Assembly in 1991. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 080601680
01/09/2008Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/30/2008Referred from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/30/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/08/2008Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (20-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2008Committee substitute printed 080882680-H1
02/09/2008Read first time
02/11/2008Read second time
02/11/2008Committee substitute agreed to 080882680-H1
02/11/2008Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1149H1
02/12/2008Read third time and passed House (99-Y 0-N)
02/12/2008VOTE: --- PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2008Communicated to Senate
02/13/2008Constitutional reading dispensed
02/13/2008Referred to Committee on Local Government
02/19/2008Reported from Local Government (15-Y 0-N)
02/21/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/22/2008Read third time
02/22/2008Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/25/2008Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1149ER)
02/26/2008Signed by Speaker
02/28/2008Signed by President
03/05/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 381 (effective 7/1/08)
03/11/2008G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0381)