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CO Statute on Parental Waiver of Liability

2003
Organizations/Sources: Colorado General Assembly
The Colorado General Assembly, in order to maximize the recreational and other opportunities available to children amended Part 1 of article 22 of title 13, Colorado Revised Statutes in 2003 to add § 13-22-107. This section provides that the parent of a child may, on behalf of the child, release or waive the child's prospective claim for negligence.
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Davis v. City of Philadelphia 1/13/2010 Decision

2010
A PA Commonwealth Court decision filed 1/13/2010 pertaining to the Recreational Use of Land and Water Act. The decision is a positive outcome for landowners who make their land available for outdoor public recreation.
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Easement Holder Enjoys Same RULWA Immunity as Land Owner

Organizations/Sources: The Legal Intelligencer
An article from The Legal Intelligencer Online highlights a recent ruling securing liability protection for easement holders who have opened land to the public for recreational uses.
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Equine Immunity Act

2005
Organizations/Sources: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania's Act 93 of 2005 provides immunity from liability for particular equine activities under certain conditions.
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Guide to Pennsylvania's Recreational Use of Land and Water Act: A Law Limiting the Liability of Those Who Open Their Land to the Public

2019
Organizations/Sources: Pennsylvania Land Trust Association
The Recreational Use of Land and Water Act limits the liability of property owners who open their land to the public for recreation. This guide describes the immunity provided to owners in regards to claims of personal injury and loss of property and reviews relevant case law. (Print version of ConservationTools.org guide)
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Indemnity Agreements and Liability Insurance: Protection From Claims Brought by Third Parties

2014
Organizations/Sources: Pennsylvania Land Trust Association
An individual or organization’s risk of being held liable for personal injury or property damage may be shifted to another party who agrees to accept the risk and who holds liability insurance or sufficient assets to back up the acceptance of the risk. A release agreement guards against a successful lawsuit by the person signing the release; an indemnity agreement, in contrast, ensures that if some other person sues, the indemnifying party will be responsible for handling the claim.
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Information Paper: Recreation Use of Land and Water Act

2017
Organizations/Sources: Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission
This June 2017 paper provided by the PA Fish & Boat Commission looks at the courts' inconsistent application of RULWA to various situations.
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Liability and Rail-Trails in Pennsylvania

2007
Organizations/Sources: Rails to Trails Conservancy
6 pages. Includes rail-trail case studies.
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Model Release of Liability Form

2019
Organizations/Sources: Pennsylvania Land Trust Association
The risk of being held responsible for injuries or property damage associated with organizing volunteer, educational, recreational, and other events and activities (or opening up property for the same) can be minimized by having those who wish to participate sign a release of liability. The "Model Release of Liability Form" provides nonprofits with a well-designed template and example to work from. The guide "Release of Liability Form" provides commentary for the model.
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Overview of Pennsylvania’s Recreational Use of Land and Water Act

2019
Organizations/Sources: Pennsylvania Land Trust Association
A two-page review of the landowner protections provided by the Act regarding claims of personal injury or property loss by recreational users of their land. (PALTA's "Guide to Pennsylvania’s Recreational Use of Land and Water Act" provides a more in-depth review of the same subject.)
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Rails to Trails Act

1990
Organizations/Sources: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania’s Rails-to-Trails Act (32 P.S. § 5611 ) provides for rail-trails acquired under the Act liability protection similar to that found in PA's Recreational Use of Land and Water Act. It also establishes within DCNR a program to acquire, operate, maintain and develop available railroad rights-of-way for public recreational trail use.
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Recreational Use of Land and Water Act (Title 68, Sections 477-1 et seq.)

2018
Organizations/Sources: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
This law encourages landowners to allow the public onto their properties for recreational use by limiting the liability of landowners for claims of injury associated with that recreational use. The Recreational Use of Land and Water Act (“RULWA”), found in Purdon’s Pennsylvania Statutes, title 68, sections 477-1 et seq., is presented here as as amended by the PA General Assembly through 2018. The HB544 document provides the 2018 amendments to the statute.
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Reducing Liability Associated with Public Access

2011
Organizations/Sources: Pennsylvania Land Trust Association
Public access to property for recreational uses – such as hiking, bird watching, fishing and hunting – raises concern about the possibility of liability on account of injury to a recreational user. Pennsylvania law provides some protection from liability associated with public use of property for recreational purposes. Also there are practical steps that can be taken to minimize risk of liability.
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Release of Liability Form: A Tool to Reduce the Risk of Claims for Personal Injury or Property Loss

2019
Organizations/Sources: Pennsylvania Land Trust Association
A properly designed release of liability form signed by a volunteer or participant in an activity can reduce liability risks of the organizing or hosting organization. (Print version of ConservationTools.org guide)
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Trail Easements

2015
Organizations/Sources: Pennsylvania Land Trust Association
A landowner may convey to another person the rights to create a trail, open it for public use and maintain it without the owner giving up ownership and enjoyment of the land through which the trail passes.
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