SB 610

84(R) - 2015
Senate State Affairs
Senate State Affairs
State Affairs

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Positive
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Charles Perry

Bill Caption

Relating to limited liability for an agritourism entity involved in an agritourism activity.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

No fiscal implication to local governments is anticipated.  

Bill Analysis

SB 610 would amend current law to limit liability for an agritourism entity, such as a Christmas tree farm or corn maze. The bill would provide that agritourism entities are not liable as long as a warning was posted on the limited liability in accordance with Section 75A.003 or the entity obtained a written agreement and warning statement from the participant.  This bill would not excuse agritourism entities from the liability from disregarding the safety of a participant due to negligence, not disclosing a preexisting dangerous condition on the land or dangerous animal, or failing to properly train an employee. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

This bill positively impacts the principles of property rights and personal responsibility, therefore we support this legislation. SB 610 protects the property rights of agritourism entity owners by limiting their liability from participants who willingly choose to participate in an event. By limiting liability, the bill also supports taking responsibility for one's own actions that may have caused injury to oneself..