The Cottage Grove City Council voted unanimously to adopt a resolution recommending the restoration of recreational immunity rights during it's Monday, Feb. 13 meeting.
The issue first appeared earlier this year when the Oregon Legislature introduced several bills concerning the matter, particularly Senate Bill 504 which would effectively hold city employees responsible in some cases of injuries on city property meant for recreation. Initially, recreational immunity barred legal action against cities due to the inherent nature of recreation. However, after the Johnson v. Gibson court case was decided in which a city's employee was not covered under recreational immunity, the lines blurred.
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Cottage Grove City Council Oregon State Immunity Laws