SECOND REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 762
92ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES WHORTON (Sponsor), MYERS, RANSDALL, SALVA, WALLACE AND TAYLOR (Co-sponsors).
Pre-filed December 1, 2003, and copies ordered printed.
STEPHEN S. DAVIS, Chief Clerk
To amend chapter 537, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to limitation on liability of certain municipalities.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Chapter 537, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section, to be known as section 537.550, to read as follows:
537.550. 1. No city or village with ten thousand or fewer inhabitants that organizes, sponsors, or conducts any fair, festival, or similar gathering shall be liable for an injury or death of any person attending the event, and no person attending the event shall make any claim against, or recover from, any such city or village for injury, loss, damage, or death of the person attending the event.
2. Each city or village governed by this section shall post and maintain signs which contain the warning notice specified in this section. The signs shall be placed in a clearly visible location at each entrance to the event and throughout the event location as determined by the governing authority of the city or village. The signs described in this section shall contain substantially the following warning notice:
Under Missouri law, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (enter city or village name) is not liable for an injury to or the death of any person resulting from the inherent risks of participating in or observing any activities at this event pursuant to the Revised Statutes of Missouri.