SECTION 1. Chapter 140 of the General Laws, as appearing 2016 Official Edition, is amended by adding, after Section 205A, the following new section:-
Section 205B: Farm Amusement Rides
Section 205B. Section 205A shall not apply to any farm amusement ride given on a farm and not on a public way. Any vehicle which is used to provide a farm amusement ride must have functioning breaks. For the purposed of this section a “farm amusement ride” shall be any ride that does has a maximum travel of not more than 10 miles per hour and elevates a passenger no more than 5 feet from the surface of the ground.
No owner, operator, or employee of a farm who provides a farm amusement ride shall be liable for injuries or death to persons, or damage to property, resulting from the conduct of such operation in the absence of willful, wanton, or reckless conduct on the part of said owner, operator, or employee.
Said owner or operator of said farm shall post and maintain signs which contain the warning notice specified herein. Such signs shall be placed in a location visible to persons allowed to enter said farm for the purpose of agricultural harvesting. The warning notice shall appear on a sign in black letters, with each letter to be a minimum of one inch in height and shall contain the following notice:
Under section 205B of chapter 140 of the General Laws the owner, operator, or any employees of this farm, shall not be liable for injury or death of persons, or damage to property, resulting out of the ride in the absence of willful, wanton, or reckless conduct.
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