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2011 Senate Bill 281: Grant narrow lawsuit immunity to bowling alleys

Public Act 221 of 2011

Introduced by Sen. Joe Hune (R) on March 17, 2011 To grant limited immunity to bowling alleys for the liability associated with a very narrow class of “slip-and-fall” lawsuits involving bowling shoes that have been worn outside facility, if the facility complies with certain public notice requirements the bill would establish. Reportedly bowling alleys are getting sued more since a state bar and restaurant smoking ban, because bowlers in bowling shoes step out for a smoke.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on March 17, 2011
Reported in the Senate on May 5, 2011 With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on June 7, 2011 To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance as previously described.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on June 7, 2011
Passed 30 to 8 in the Senate on June 8, 2011 (same description)
To grant limited immunity to bowling alleys for the liability associated with a very narrow class of “slip-and-fall” lawsuits involving bowling shoes that have been worn outside facility, if the facility complies with certain public notice requirements the bill would establish. Reportedly bowling alleys are getting sued more since a state bar and restaurant smoking ban, because bowlers in bowling shoes step out for a smoke.
Received in the House on June 8, 2011
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on June 8, 2011
Reported in the House on October 18, 2011 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on October 27, 2011 To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance as previously described.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on October 27, 2011
Passed 90 to 19 in the House on November 1, 2011 (same description)
To grant limited immunity to bowling alleys for the liability associated with a very narrow class of “slip-and-fall” lawsuits involving bowling shoes that have been worn outside facility, if the facility complies with certain public notice requirements the bill would establish. Reportedly bowling alleys are getting sued more since a state bar and restaurant smoking ban, because bowlers in bowling shoes step out for a smoke.
Received in the Senate on November 2, 2011
Passed 28 to 10 in the Senate on November 3, 2011 To concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on November 15, 2011

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