thd 2006

Texas Equine Limited Liability Act

A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT

relating to limiting the liability of certain persons for equine activities. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:

SECTION 1. Title 4, Civil Practices and Remedies Code, is amended by adding Chapter 87 to read as follows:
CHAPTER 87. LIABILITY FOR EQUINE ACTIVITIES
SEC. 87.001. DEFINITIONS. In this chapter:


SEC. 87.002. APPLICABILITY OF CHAPTER. This chapter does not apply to an activity regulated by the Texas Racing Commission.

SEC. 87.003. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. Except as provided by Section 87.004, any person, including an equine activity sponsor or an equine professional, is not liable for property damage or damages arising from the personal injury or death of a participant if the property damage, injury, or death results from the dangers or conditions that are an inherent risk or equine activity, including:


SEC. 87.004. EXCEPTIONS TO LIMITATION ON LIABILITY. A person, including an equine activity sponsor or an equine professional, is liable for property damage or damages arising from the personal injury or death caused by a participant in an equine activity if:
SEC. 87.005. WARNING NOTICE.