View Amendment Current Amendment: 1 to Bill 4607 The Committee on Judiciary proposes the following Amendment No. 1 to H. 4607 (COUNCIL\BBM\4607C001.BBM.DG14):

Amend the bill, as and if amended, by striking all after the enacting words and inserting:

/ SECTION      1.      Title 15 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:


Trespasser Responsibility Act

     Section 15-82-10.      (A)      As used in this chapter:
           (1)      'Possessor of land' means the possessor of any fee, reversionary, or easement interest in real property, including an owner, lessee, or other lawful occupant;
           (2)      'Trespasser' means a person who enters or remains on the land of another without permission, express or implied, or without legal right or privilege.
     (B)      A possessor of land owes no duty to a trespasser except to refrain from causing an intentional, reckless, wilful, or wanton injury.
     (C)      Notwithstanding subsection (B), a possessor of land is subject to liability for physical harm to children trespassing thereon caused by an artificial condition upon the land if:
           (1)      the place where the condition exists is one upon which the possessor knows or has reason to know that children are likely to trespass;
           (2)      the condition is one of which the possessor knows or has reason to know and which he realizes or should realize will involve an unreasonable risk of death or serious bodily harm to such children;
           (3)      the children, because of their youth or mental capacity, do not discover the condition or realize the risk involved in intermeddling with it or in coming within the area made dangerous by it;
           (4)      the utility to the possessor of maintaining the condition and the burden of eliminating the danger are slight as compared with the risk to children involved; and
           (5)      the possessor fails to exercise reasonable care to eliminate the danger or otherwise to protect the children.
     (D)      Notwithstanding subsection (B), a possessor of land is subject to liability for physical harm to any person who suffers injury or death while attempting to rescue a child from a danger created by an artificial condition on land if the possessor is also liable for injury to the child pursuant to subsection (C).
     (E)      This chapter does not affect any immunities from or defenses to civil liability established by another section of the South Carolina Code of Laws or available at common law to which a possessor of land may be entitled."

SECTION      2.      This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor. /

Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.