Helena, Mont- House Bill 204 passed out of the Legislature with overwhelming bipartisan support and was signed by Governor Bullock on Tuesday May 5th and it is now law. This is a tremendous benefit to your industry and is the result of months of work and negotiation. Known as the Montana Recreation Providers Act (MTRPPA), HB 204 aligns Montana with 47 other states that recognize and allow the use of liability waivers by recreation service providers. Prior to the passage of HB 204 liability waivers were not recognized in Montana and, perhaps more importantly, they were deemed illegal for use via Judiciary opinion Participants and clients are still assured protections as well since gross negligence or the failure to provide reasonable care based on standards of the industry on the part of the service provider are still grounds for setting aside a signed waiver. However, now a liability waiver may be used to share responsibility where an... Read More