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SB 076: AGRITOURISM LIABILITY LIMITATIONS ACT

An Act Relating To Tourism; Enacting The Agritourism Liability Limitations Act; Providing Immunity From Liability For Agritourism Professionals; Providing Exceptions From Immunity;
Requiring Agritourism Professionals To Post Warnings About Agritourism Activities.

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MILD SB 076
AGRITOURISM LIABILITY LIMITATIONS ACT

Legislative URL:
SB 076 on nmlegis.gov
Emergency Clause:
No
Germane:
N/A
Location:
SCONC
Action:
SPREF [1] SCONC/SJC-SCONC API.
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Summary

This bill enacts the Liability Limitations Act; provides immunity from liability for agritourism professionals for “inherent risks” of the activity; provides exceptions from immunity; and requires agritourism professionals to post warnings about agritourism activities.

 

“Agritourism” is defined to mean an industry that encourages participants to visit agricultural operations that combine tourism and local agriculture and that provide recreation, entertainment or educational experiences for participants.

 

“Agritourism activity” means an activity carried out on a farm or ranch that allows participants to observe or participate in farm- and ranch-related activities, regardless of whether a fee is paid, including: demonstration farming; harvest-your-own produce or Christmas tree operations; corn mazes; petting and feeding zoos; hay rides; guest or dude ranches; agricultural museums; living history farms; farmers’ markets located on farms and ranches; wine tasting and winery tours; rural bed-and-breakfast operations; garden tours; and shows, fairs, competitions, rodeos, performances or parades that involve agritourism activities.

 

The bill provides that an agritourism professional is not liable for injury to or death of a participant that results from the inherent risks of agritourism activities. It also requires an agritourism professional to post and include in written material a warning notice regarding the lack of liability.

 

A possible benefit of this bill might be the enhanced economic viability of farms and ranches through its encouragement and protection from liability of agritourism activities.