Amends the instances in which a possessor of land can be subject to liability for physical injury or death to a trespasser set out in GS 38B-3. Concerning harms to trespassing children caused by artificial conditions, provides that the possessor is not subject to liability for a condition that is a body of water on the possessor's land unless the possessor creates or causes to be created a sandy area for swimmers or makes other improvements that would make the body of water attractive to a child trespasser. Defines body of water to includes a pool of water, pond, stream, creek, river, lake, reservoir, or other body of water having a primary use as a wildlife habitat, a wildlife conservation area, a wildlife water source, or an irrigation source for plants or crops, a water supply reservoir for a governmental or private water system, or a watering place for livestock and farm animals. Applies to injuries occurring on or after October 1, 2019.
Bill H 447 (2019-2020)Summary date: Mar 25 2019 - More information
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