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Full Text of SB0251  94th General Assembly



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1     AN ACT concerning civil law.
2     Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3 represented in the General Assembly:
4     Section 5. The Recreational Use of Land and Water Areas Act
5 is amended by changing Sections 1 and 2 as follows:
6     (745 ILCS 65/1)  (from Ch. 70, par. 31)
7     Sec. 1. This Act shall be known and may be cited as the
8 "Recreational Use of Land and Water Areas Act".
9     The purpose of this Act is to encourage owners of land to
10 make land and water areas available to any individual or
11 members of the public for recreational or conservation purposes
12 by limiting their liability toward persons entering thereon for
13 such purposes.
14 (Source: P.A. 85-959.)
15     (745 ILCS 65/2)  (from Ch. 70, par. 32)
16     Sec. 2. As used in this Act, unless the context otherwise
17 requires:
18     (a) "Land" includes roads, water, watercourses, private
19 ways and buildings, structures, and machinery or equipment when
20 attached to the realty, but does not include residential
21 buildings or residential property.
22     (b) "Owner" includes the possessor of any interest in land,
23 whether it be a tenant, lessee, occupant, the State of Illinois
24 and its political subdivisions, or person in control of the
25 premises.
26     (c) "Recreational or conservation purpose" means entry
27 onto the land of another to conduct hunting or recreational
28 shooting or a combination thereof or any activity solely
29 related to the aforesaid hunting or recreational shooting any
30 activity undertaken for conservation, resource management,
31 exercise, education, relaxation, or pleasure on land owned by



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1 another.
2     (d) "Charge" means an admission fee for permission to go
3 upon the land, but does not include: the sharing of game, fish
4 or other products of recreational use; or benefits to or
5 arising from the recreational use; or contributions in kind,
6 services or cash made for the purpose of properly conserving
7 the land.
8     (e) "Person" includes any person, regardless of age,
9 maturity, or experience, who enters upon or uses land for
10 recreational purposes.
11 (Source: P.A. 85-959.)
12     Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
13 becoming law.