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Public Act 094-0625




Public Act 094-0625
SB0251 Enrolled LRB094 06325 LCB 36400 b

    AN ACT concerning civil law.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Recreational Use of Land and Water Areas Act
is amended by changing Sections 1 and 2 as follows:
    (745 ILCS 65/1)  (from Ch. 70, par. 31)
    Sec. 1. This Act shall be known and may be cited as the
"Recreational Use of Land and Water Areas Act".
    The purpose of this Act is to encourage owners of land to
make land and water areas available to any individual or
members of the public for recreational or conservation purposes
by limiting their liability toward persons entering thereon for
such purposes.
(Source: P.A. 85-959.)
    (745 ILCS 65/2)  (from Ch. 70, par. 32)
    Sec. 2. As used in this Act, unless the context otherwise
    (a) "Land" includes roads, water, watercourses, private
ways and buildings, structures, and machinery or equipment when
attached to the realty, but does not include residential
buildings or residential property.
    (b) "Owner" includes the possessor of any interest in land,
whether it be a tenant, lessee, occupant, the State of Illinois
and its political subdivisions, or person in control of the
    (c) "Recreational or conservation purpose" means entry
onto the land of another to conduct hunting or recreational
shooting or a combination thereof or any activity solely
related to the aforesaid hunting or recreational shooting any
activity undertaken for conservation, resource management,
exercise, education, relaxation, or pleasure on land owned by
    (d) "Charge" means an admission fee for permission to go
upon the land, but does not include: the sharing of game, fish
or other products of recreational use; or benefits to or
arising from the recreational use; or contributions in kind,
services or cash made for the purpose of properly conserving
the land.
    (e) "Person" includes any person, regardless of age,
maturity, or experience, who enters upon or uses land for
recreational purposes.
(Source: P.A. 85-959.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 8/18/2005