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§ 5-804. Caves and cave owners

West's Annotated Code of MarylandCourts and Judicial Proceedings

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Courts and Judicial Proceedings
Title 5. Limitations, Prohibited Actions, and Immunities (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 8. Immunities and Prohibited Actions--Miscellaneous (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Courts and Judicial Proceedings, § 5-804
§ 5-804. Caves and cave owners
Definitions
(a)(1) In this section the following words have the meanings indicated.
(2) “Cave” has the meaning stated in § 5-1401 of the Natural Resources Article.
(3) “Commercial cave” has the meaning stated in § 5-1401 of the Natural Resources Article.
(4) “Owner” has the meaning stated in § 5-1401 of the Natural Resources Article.
(5) “Person” has the meaning stated in § 5-1401 of the Natural Resources Article.
Use of cave for recreational or scientific purposes
(b) An owner of a cave or the owner's authorized agents acting within the scope of their authority are not liable for injuries sustained by any person using the cave for a recreational or scientific purpose if the prior consent of the owner has been obtained and if no charge has been made for the use of the cave.
Owners of commercial caves
(c) An owner of a commercial cave is not liable for an injury sustained by a spectator who has paid to view the cave unless:
(1) The injury is sustained as a result of the owner's negligence in connection with the providing and maintaining of trails, stairs, electrical wires, or other modifications; and
(2) The negligence is the proximate cause of the injury.

Credits

Added as Courts and Judicial Proceedings § 5-399 by Acts 1990, c. 546, § 3. Renumbered as Courts and Judicial Proceedings § 5-804 by Acts 1997, c. 14, § 9, eff. April 8, 1997.
MD Code, Courts and Judicial Proceedings, § 5-804, MD CTS & JUD PRO § 5-804
Current with all legislation from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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