Illinois Compiled Statutes 745 ILCS 72 Roller Skating Rink Safety Act. Section 5

    (745 ILCS 72/5)

    Sec. 5. Legislative findings and declarations. The General Assembly finds and declares that the recreational sport of roller skating is practiced by a large number of citizens of this State; roller skating is a wholesome and healthy family activity that should be encouraged; and the allocation of risks and costs of roller skating is an important matter of public policy.

    The General Assembly further finds and declares that the owners of roller skating rinks face great difficulty in obtaining liability insurance coverage at an affordable cost and that the lack of affordable insurance coverage affects not only owners of roller skating rinks, but also patrons who may suffer personal injury or property damage as a result of accidents that occur on the premises of a roller skating rink. In order to make it more economically feasible for insurance companies to provide coverage to roller skating rinks at an affordable rate to the owners, occurrences resulting in liability to the owners should be more predictable by limiting the liability that may be incurred by the owners and encouraging the development and implementation of risk reduction techniques. This Act should be liberally construed to best carry out the purposes of this Act.

(Source: P.A. 89-37, eff. 1-1-96.)

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