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Bill Detail: SB21-184

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Title Ski Area Safety Plans And Accident Reporting
Status Senate Committee on Agriculture & Natural Resources Postpone Indefinitely (04/15/2021)
Bill Subjects
  • Natural Resources & Environment
  • Public Health
  • State Government
House Sponsors
Senate Sponsors J. Danielson (D)
T. Story (D)
House Committee
Senate Committee Agriculture and Natural Resources
Date Introduced 03/18/2021

The bill updates the Ski Safety Act of 1979 by:
  • Requiring each ski area to adopt and publish, in printed
form and on the ski area's website, if any, a safety plan

specifying the governance, management, and operational
roles, responsibilities, and practices of the ski area to
prevent accidents and reduce the frequency and severity of
injuries; and
  • Requiring ski areas with an elevation drop of 500 feet or
more and at least one elevated lift to:
  • Collect and disseminate seasonal data on ski and
snowboard accidents and deaths, including those
occurring while boarding or exiting lifts; and
  • Collect and make available, upon request, specific
information about each accident, including where
and when it occurred, the conditions at the time, the
type of injuries and whether death occurred on site
or following medical transport, and specified
nonprivate information about the injured person.
The bill makes any failure to create, maintain, and publish a safety
plan or provide the required reports or data grounds for discipline by the
passenger tramway safety board.

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