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Today, State Representative Doug Green (R – Mt. Orab) applauded the Ohio House’s passage of legislation that grants agritourism operators civil liability protection for injuries that occur during agritourism activities.


“This legislation goes the extra mile in advancing the cause of rural Ohio,” Green said. “This encourages farms to open up and invite people to come see what they are doing and promote the sale of their products directly to the public without fear of something going wrong and assuming liability.”


The bill protects agritourism providers from frivolous lawsuits resulting from accidents that occur during an activity with inherent risk, including surface and subsurface land conditions, the actions of animals, and ordinary dangers associated with equipment and structures used in farming operations.


Conversely, the legislation holds all operators accountable by withholding immunity in the case of willful or wanton disregard for participants’ safety, criminal behavior that causes harm to visitors, or failure to post and maintain required warning signs on the property.


In addition, by ensuring that agritourism operations cannot be prohibited by zoning authorities, House Bill 80 enables local farm markets and agriculture property owners to offer the “farm experience” to everyday Ohioans.


The bill now goes to the Ohio Senate for further consideration.

 
 
 
  
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Rep. Green Encourages Constituents To Submit Online Legislative Survey

 
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State Representative Doug Green (R-Mt. Orab) has set up an online legislative survey in an effort to gain feedback from the residents of the 66th Ohio House District regarding a variety of state issues. The survey can be accessed at: http://tinyurl.com/GreenConstituentSurvey