H.R.1176 - Nonprofit Athletic Organization Protection Act of 2005

To provide immunity for nonprofit athletic organizations in lawsuits arising from claims of ordinary negligence relating to the passage, adoption, or failure to adopt rules of play for athletic competitions and practices. view all titles (3)

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  • Short: Nonprofit Athletic Organization Protection Act of 2005 as introduced.
  • Short: Nonprofit Athletic Organization Protection Act of 2006 as reported to house.
  • Official: To provide immunity for nonprofit athletic organizations in lawsuits arising from claims of ordinary negligence relating to the passage, adoption, or failure to adopt rules of play for athletic competitions and practices. as introduced.

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12/05/06
 
 
 
 
 

Official Summary

Nonprofit Athletic Organization Protection Act of 2006 - Exempts a nonprofit athletic organization from liability for harm caused by an act or omission in the adoption of rules of play for sanctioned or approved athletic competitions or practices if: (1) the organization was acting within t

Official Summary

Nonprofit Athletic Organization Protection Act of 2006 - Exempts a nonprofit athletic organization from liability for harm caused by an act or omission in the adoption of rules of play for sanctioned or approved athletic competitions or practices if:
(1) the organization was acting within the scope of its duties;
(2) the organization was properly licensed, certified, or authorized for the competition or practice; and
(3) the harm was not caused by the organization's willful or criminal misconduct, gross negligence, or reckless misconduct. Makes exceptions where state law:
(1) requires such an organization to adhere to risk management procedures, including mandatory training;
(2) makes the organization liable for the acts or omissions of its employees, agents, and volunteers to the same extent as an employer is liable for its employees; and
(3) makes a limitation of liability inapplicable if the civil action was brought by an officer of a state or local government. .

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