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MEMORANDUM


Posted: January 28, 2013 03:47 PM


From: Senator Richard Alloway


To: All Senate members

Subject: RECREATIONAL USE OF LAND AND WATER ACT


In the near future, I will be introducing legislation to amend Act 586 of 1965, known as the Recreational Use of Land and Water Act. This act provides landowners protection against liability when they allow individuals to use their land for recreational purposes.

Recreational purpose as defined by the original legislation means any activity undertaken or viewed for exercise, sport, education, recreation, relaxation, or pleasure and includes, but is not limited to: hunting, fishing, swimming, boating, camping, picnicking, hiking, pleasure driving, nature study, water skiing, water sports, cave exploration, and viewing or enjoying historical, archeological, scenic, or scientific sites. <span style="font-weight: bold">This legislation will expand the definition to include: snowmobiling, all-terrain vehicle and motorcycle riding.</span>

This legislation would also expand the definition of land, includes coverage for physical improvements to properties, provides clarification that the current liability protection provided to landowners is not limited by the location of the aggrieved person or property, and provides to the landowners an award of attorney fees for a property owner who under the Act successfully defends a law suit.


http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/Legi...;cosponId=11361
 

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Again, it sounds good. But, I bet it was brought up by the ATV manufacturers in an attempt to open more land up for ATV's, thus allowing them to sell more.
 

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I see it as a stepping stone, or the camels nose to allow ATV's on game lands. Pass this, then in a few years with no problems seek to open it up for all.

After trespassing, ATV use where hunting is concerned is the next complaint. Landowners and others affected.
 

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I would have thought that "any activity undertaken or viewed for exercise, sport, education, recreation, relaxation, or pleasure " already covers it.

It is one of the few laws we have that is rather clear.

Wish they would rewrite the trespass laws in simple less complicated form.
 

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Yep and put all of them under one statute. Then go through them and make the fines and penalties consistent.
 
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