Generally, any public or private landowners, hydroelectric project owners, or others in lawful possession and control of any lands, including water areas, who allow members of the public to use the areas for the purposes of outdoor recreation are not liable for unintentional injuries to such users.
This exemption does not apply to injuries sustained by users by reason of a known dangerous artificial latent condition for which warnings signs have not been conspicuously posted. Known dangerous artificial latent conditions do not include releasing water or flows and making waterways or channels available for kayaking, canoeing, or rafting purposes pursuant to a hydroelectric license issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
The term "recreation" includes:
A landowner who releases water or flows and makes waterways or channels available for recreational use pursuant to a hydroelectric license issued by the FERC is not liable for injuries sustained by the public while boating, swimming, or fishing.
The exemption from liability for such landowners does not apply to any action filed prior to the effective date of the bill.