Ski patrol, volunteer, liability
PARTIES TO ACTIONS – Adds to existing law to provide for the immunity of volunteer ski and bike patrollers in certain instances.

RS30963 / H0408

This bill adds a new section to Title 5, Chapter 3 of the Idaho Code relating to limited immunity from liability for acts or omissions of volunteer ski and bike patrols at Idaho’s mountain recreation areas. The patrollers must possess qualifications meeting the standards of the National Ski Patrol. Idaho’s Good Samaritan statute is inadequate to sufficiently protect volunteer patrollers from exposure to liability for various aid they provide to the visitors to the areas they serve. This bill will advance the public policy of encouraging these volunteers, and those thinking of volunteering, to provide immediate assistance in times of great need.

This legislation causes no additional expenditure of funds at the state or local level of government, nor does it cause and increase or decrease in revenue for state or local government. Therefore, the legislation has no fiscal impact.

Bill Events
Date Description
01/18 Introduced, read first time, referred to JRA for Printing
01/19 Reported Printed and Referred to Judiciary, Rules & Administration
02/16 Reported out of Committee with Do Pass Recommendation, Filed for Second Reading
02/19 Read second time; Filed for Third Reading
02/20 U.C. to hold place on third reading calendar one legislative day
02/21 Read Third Time in Full – PASSED - 52-17-1
AYES – Achilles, Allgood, Berch, Blanksma, Boyle, Bundy, Burns, Cheatum, Chew(Egbert), Clow, Cornilles, Dixon(1), Dixon(24), Durrant, Ehardt, Ehlers, Erickson, Furniss, Galaviz, Gannon, Garner, Green, Handy, Healey, Hill, Holtzclaw, Horman, Lanting, Manwaring, Mathias, McCann, Mickelsen, Miller, Mitchell, Monks, Necochea, Nelsen, Palmer, Petzke, Pickett, Raybould, Raymond, Roberts, Rubel, Sauter, Skaug, Vander Woude, Weber, Wheeler, Wroten, Yamamoto, Mr. Speaker
NAYS – Alfieri, Andrus, Barbieri, Cannon, Crane(12), Crane(13), Gallagher, Hawkins, Kingsley, Lambert, Mendive, Price, Redman, Scott, Tanner, Wisniewski, Young
Absent – Shepherd
Floor Sponsor - Dixon(24)
Title apvd - to Senate
02/22 Received from the House passed; filed for first reading
02/22 Introduced, read first time; referred to: Judiciary & Rules
03/11 Reported out of Committee with Do Pass Recommendation; Filed for second reading
03/12 Read second time; filed for Third Reading
03/14 Read third time in full – PASSED - 25-10-0
AYES – Adams, Anthon, Bernt, Burtenshaw, Carlson, Cook, Den Hartog, Grow, Guthrie, Harris, Hartgen, Just, Lakey, Lee, Lent, Rabe, Ricks, Schroeder, Semmelroth, Taylor, Trakel, VanOrden, Ward-Engelking, Winder, Wintrow
NAYS – Bjerke, Foreman, Hart, Herndon, Lenney, Nichols, Okuniewicz, Ruchti, Toews, Zuiderveld
Absent and excused – None
Floor Sponsor - Lee
Title apvd - to House
03/15 Returned from Senate Passed; to JRA for Enrolling
03/18 Reported Enrolled; Signed by Speaker; Transmitted to Senate
03/18 Received from the House enrolled/signed by Speaker
03/18 Signed by President; returned to House
03/19 Returned Signed by the President; Ordered Transmitted to Governor
03/20 Delivered to Governor at 11:45 a.m. on March 19, 2024
03/21 Reported Signed by Governor on March 20, 2024
Session Law Chapter 114
Effective: 03/20/2024