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Senate File 447

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  1  1    Section 1.  NEW SECTION.  671A.1  DEFINITIONS.
  1  2    As used in this chapter:
  1  3    1.  "Bowler" means a person engaged in the sport of bowling
  1  4 while in a bowling center.
  1  5    2.  "Bowling" means the sport wherein a heavy ball is
  1  6 rolled along a bowling lane in an attempt to knock over ten
  1  7 bowling pins placed upright at the far end of the lane,
  1  8 according to specified regulations and rules of the American
  1  9 bowling congress, the women's international bowling congress,
  1 10 or the bowling proprietors association of America.
  1 11    3.  "Bowling center" means a place of business having at
  1 12 least twelve bowling lanes on the premises which are used for
  1 13 the purpose of bowling.
  1 14    4.  "Bowling center operator" means a person that owns,
  1 15 controls, manages, or is responsible for the operation of a
  1 16 bowling center.
  1 17    5.  "Other customer" means a person who is present in a
  1 18 bowling center, but is not an employee of the bowling center,
  1 19 a spectator, or a bowler.
  1 20    6.  "Spectator" means a person who is observing bowling
  1 21 within a bowling center.
  1 22    Sec. 2.  NEW SECTION.  671A.2  LIABILITY OF BOWLING CENTER
  1 23 OPERATOR.
  1 24    1.  A bowling center operator may conspicuously post within
  1 25 a bowling center a sign containing the following:  
  1 26                             NOTICE
  1 27    BOWLERS, SPECTATORS, AND OTHER CUSTOMERS OF THE BOWLING
  1 28 CENTER ASSUME THE RISKS THAT ARE INHERENT IN THE SPORT OF
  1 29 BOWLING, AND IN BEING WITHIN A BOWLING CENTER.  A BOWLING
  1 30 CENTER OPERATOR IS NOT LIABLE FOR INJURIES OR DAMAGE THAT
  1 31 RESULTS FROM THE INHERENT RISKS OF BOWLING.
  1 32    2.  A bowling center operator shall not be civilly liable
  1 33 for any damages resulting from the inherent risks of bowling
  1 34 if the bowling center operator complies with all of the
  1 35 following:
  2  1    a.  Posts signs according to subsection 1.
  2  2    b.  Complies with the safety standards specified in the
  2  3 bowling safety standards published by the bowling proprietors
  2  4 association of America.
  2  5    c.  Properly maintains all bowling equipment and bowling
  2  6 surfaces.
  2  7    d.  Complies with all applicable state and local safety
  2  8 codes.  
  2  9                           EXPLANATION
  2 10    This bill creates a new chapter that provides that the
  2 11 operator of a bowling center shall not be civilly liable for
  2 12 damages from actions resulting from the inherent risks of
  2 13 bowling if the operator posts a sign disclaiming such
  2 14 liability and complies with certain safety standards.  
  2 15 LSB 1005SS 77
  2 16 jls/jw/5
     

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