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Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:
1. That § 3.2-6402 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:
§ 3.2-6402. Notice required.
A. Every agritourism professional shall post and maintain
signs that contain the
warning notice specified in subsection B. The
sign shall be placed in a clearly visible location at the entrance to the
agritourism location and at the site of the agritourism activity. The warning
notice shall consist of a sign in black letters, with each letter to be a
minimum of one inch in height. Every written contract entered into by an
agritourism professional for the providing of professional services,
instruction, or the rental of equipment to a participant, whether or not the
contract involves agritourism activities on or off the location or at the site
of the agritourism activity, shall contain in clearly readable print the warning
notice specified in subsection B.
B. The signs and contracts described in subsection A shall
contain the following notice
of warning: "WARNING ATTENTION: "WARNING"
or "ATTENTION" followed by "Under Virginia law, there is no
liability for an injury to or death of a participant in an agritourism activity
conducted at this agritourism location if such injury or death results from the
inherent risks of the agritourism activity. Inherent risks of agritourism
activities include, among others, risks of injury inherent to land, equipment,
and animals, as well as the potential for you to act in a negligent manner that
may contribute to your injury or death. You are assuming the risk of participating
in this agritourism activity."
C. Failure to comply with the requirements concerning
signs and notices provided in this section shall prevent an agritourism
professional from invoking the privileges of immunity provided by this chapter.