Introduced by Sen. Rick Jones (R) on February 13, 2014 To establish in statute (in addition to existing case law or common law) that a property owner, leaseholder, lien-holder or occupant is not liable for physical harm to a trespasser caused by the property owner or possessor's failure to exercise reasonable care to make the property reasonably safe and not endanger the trespasser. The bill authorizes exceptions for willful and wanton misconduct by the property owner or possessor, or “active negligence,” or in the case of harm to a child, knowing that an “attractive nuisance” exists. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on February 13, 2014
Reported in the Senate on May 1, 2014 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on May 7, 2014
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on May 7, 2014