Download This Bill in Microsoft Word format
A142, R160, H4475
Sponsors: Reps. Young, Clyburn, Taylor, Hixon, Frye, Southard, Clemmons and Hardwick
Document Path: l:\council\bills\ms\7647ahb12.docx
Companion/Similar bill(s): 1245
Introduced in the House on January 10, 2012
Introduced in the Senate on January 31, 2012
Last Amended on January 26, 2012
Passed by the General Assembly on March 14, 2012
Governor's Action: April 2, 2012, Signed
Summary: Equine Liability Immunity
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 11/29/2011 House Prefiled 11/29/2011 House Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs 1/10/2012 House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 53) 1/10/2012 House Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs (House Journal-page 53) 1/18/2012 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Taylor, Hardwick 1/19/2012 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Hixon, Frye, Southard 1/25/2012 House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs (House Journal-page 2) 1/26/2012 House Amended (House Journal-page 15) 1/26/2012 House Read second time (House Journal-page 15) 1/26/2012 House Roll call Yeas-105 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 17) 1/26/2012 House Unanimous consent for third reading on next legislative day (House Journal-page 18) 1/26/2012 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Clemmons 1/27/2012 House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 1) 1/27/2012 Scrivener's error corrected 1/31/2012 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 12) 1/31/2012 Senate Referred to Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources (Senate Journal-page 12) 2/22/2012 Senate Committee report: Favorable Agriculture and Natural Resources (Senate Journal-page 20) 3/7/2012 Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 21) 3/7/2012 Senate Roll call Ayes-42 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 21) 3/14/2012 Senate Read third time and enrolled (Senate Journal-page 20) 3/29/2012 Ratified R 160 4/2/2012 Signed By Governor 4/5/2012 Effective date 04/02/12 4/11/2012 Act No. 142
View the latest legislative information at the LPITS web site
VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
(A142, R160, H4475)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 47-9-710, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS FOR PURPOSES OF EQUINE LIABILITY IMMUNITY, SO AS TO REVISE THE DEFINITIONS OF "EQUINE ACTIVITY" AND "EQUINE ACTIVITY SPONSOR"; AND TO AMEND SECTION 47-9-730, RELATING TO WARNING SIGNS REQUIRED TO BE POSTED BY EQUINE PROFESSIONALS AND EQUINE ACTIVITY SPONSORS, SO AS TO INCLUDE A REQUIREMENT THAT WARNING SIGNS ARE TO BE POSTED AT THE PRIMARY ENTRANCE TO RIDING TRAILS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Equine liability immunity, definition of "equine activity"
SECTION 1. Section 47-9-710(3)(a) of the 1976 Code, as added by Act 182 of 1993, is amended to read:
"(3) 'Equine activity' means:
(a) an equine show, fair, competition, performance, parade, or trail riding that involves a breed of equine and an equine discipline, including, but not limited to, dressage, hunter and jumper horse shows, grand prix jumping, three-day events, combined training, rodeos, driving, pulling, cutting, polo, steeplechasing, English and Western performance riding, trail riding and Western games, and hunting."
Equine liability immunity, definition of "equine activity sponsor"
SECTION 2. Section 47-9-710(4) of the 1976 Code, as added by Act 182 of 1993, is amended to read:
"(4) 'Equine activity sponsor' means an individual, a group, a club, a partnership, or a corporation, whether the sponsor is operating for profit or nonprofit, which sponsors, organizes, or provides the facilities for an equine activity, including, but not limited to, a pony club, 4-H club, hunt club, riding club, school and college-sponsored class, program, and activity, therapeutic riding program, and an operator, instructor, and promoter of an equine facility, including, but not limited to, a stable, clubhouse, ponyride string, fair, and an arena at which the activity is held or a landowner who has given permission for the use of his land in an equine activity either by easement or other means."
Equine liability immunity, warning signs at entrance to riding trails
SECTION 3. Section 47-9-730(A) of the 1976 Code, as added by Act 182 of 1993, is amended to read:
"(A) An equine professional and an equine activity sponsor shall post and maintain signs which contain the warning notice specified in subsection (B). These signs must be placed in a clearly visible location on or near stables, corrals, or arenas where the equine professional or the equine activity sponsor conducts equine activities or once at the primary entrance to any riding trail maintained or operated by the activity sponsor. The warning notice specified in subsection (B) must appear on the sign in black letters with each letter a minimum of one inch in height. A written contract entered into by an equine professional or by an equine activity sponsor to provide professional services, instruction, or rental of equipment, tack, or an equine to a participant, whether or not the contract involves equine activities on or off the location or site of the business of the equine professional or the equine activity sponsor, must contain in clearly readable print the warning notice specified in subsection (B)."
SECTION 4. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 29th day of March, 2012.
Approved the 2nd day of April, 2012.
This web page was last updated on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 10:26 A.M.