Summary: H.R.1176 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)

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Reported to House without amendment (03/15/2006)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here, with an updated short title.)

Nonprofit Athletic Organization Protection Act of 2006 - Exempts a nonprofit athletic organization from liability for harm caused by an act or omission in the adoption of rules of play for sanctioned or approved athletic competitions or practices if: (1) the organization was acting within the scope of its duties; (2) the organization was properly licensed, certified, or authorized for the competition or practice; and (3) the harm was not caused by the organization's willful or criminal misconduct, gross negligence, or reckless misconduct. Makes exceptions where state law: (1) requires such an organization to adhere to risk management procedures, including mandatory training; (2) makes the organization liable for the acts or omissions of its employees, agents, and volunteers to the same extent as an employer is liable for its employees; and (3) makes a limitation of liability inapplicable if the civil action was brought by an officer of a state or local government.