AN ACT TO IMPROVE THE NORTH CAROLINA RECREATIONAL USE STATUTE BY CLARIFYING THAT EQUINE RECREATION WHERE THE LANDOWNER RECEIVES NO COMPENSATION IS SUBJECT TO THE RECREATIONAL USE STATUTE AND NOT THE EQUINE ACTIVITY LIABILITY STATUTE, BY CLARIFYING THAT CONTRACTUAL RELEASES ARE NOT ABROGATED OR INVALIDATED BY THE RECREATIONAL USE STATUTE, AND BY ALLOWING A CHARGE FOR ACTIVITIES SUBJECT TO THE RECREATIONAL USE STATUTE WHEN THE CHARGE IS IMPOSED BY CERTAIN ACTIVITY SPONSORS AND NOT THE LANDOWNER.
House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Changes the long title.
Amends GS 99E-1(5a) to apply equine recreation to all use, not just the commercial use, of a landowner's property.
Makes a technical change to GS 99E-4.
Deletes proposed GS 38A-5, Attorney's fees for prevailing defendants, from the act.
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