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Recreational Liability Bill Advances

by | May 17, 2011 9:32pm
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Posted to: Local Politics, State Capitol

A bill   limiting recreational liability for municipalities overwhelmingly passed the House Tuesday by a vote of 142-1.

Rep. Andrew Fleischmann, D-West Hartford, was the only one to vote against the proposal, which limits the liability municipalities have when it comes to public use of open space, trails, and other recreational lands.

The bill was modified to maintain liability for certain structures such as roads and playground equipment.

The legislation was partially prompted by the $2.9 million jury award to a bicyclist who was injured after hitting a gate at the West Hartford Reservoir.

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posted by: neil | May 20, 2011  10:14pm

“Rep. Andrew Fleischman…was the only one to vote against…” Why?