2017 Session Laws

CHAPTER 124

(HB 1068)

Landowner liability for injuries suffered
regarding unimproved section lines.


        ENTITLED, An Act to revise certain provisions concerning landowner liability for certain injuries suffered.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:

    Section 1. That chapter 31-18 be amended by adding a NEW SECTION to read:

    Notwithstanding the provisions of ยง 20-9-16, a landowner owes no duty of care to keep an unimproved section line safe for entry or use by any uninvited person for an outdoor recreational purpose or tourism activity. The landowner does not have a duty to give any warning of a dangerous condition, use, or structure on an unimproved section line to any uninvited person entering for an outdoor recreational purpose or tourism activity, except for any condition created by the willful and wanton act of the landowner.

     Signed March 6, 2017
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