An exciting update on House Bill 290, the Shared Use Bill! After being referred to the House Education Committee, the bill had sponsor testimony last Wednesday.
Now, we still need your help! Shared Use legislation removes an important barrier for schools – liability. Help us urge quick passage of this legislation by sending a message today to your legislators.
School playgrounds and other school facilities are natural resources in communities. But, due to fear of lawsuits, many schools don’t open their grounds for shared use by non-profits or other local groups after-school hours. In addition, community members are not able to use these resources. In many cases, these facilities are locked each day when the last employee leaves and not opened again until the next school day begins.
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