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    (745 ILCS 52/1)
    Sec. 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Hockey Facility Liability Act.
(Source: P.A. 89‑87, eff. 6‑30‑95.)

    (745 ILCS 52/5)
    Sec. 5. Definitions. As used in this Act:
    "Hockey facility" means any rink, stadium, or other facility that is used for the play of ice hockey (regardless of whether it is also used for other purposes) and that is owned or operated by any individual, partnership, corporation, unincorporated association, the State or any of its agencies, officers, instrumentalities, elementary or secondary schools, colleges, or universities, unit of local government, school district, park district, or other body politic and corporate.
    "Hockey" includes the game of ice hockey, including practice, regardless of whether it is played on a professional or amateur basis and regardless of whether it is played under an organized or league structure or outside of any such structure. "Hockey" does not include field hockey, roller hockey, or any other form of hockey that is not played on ice.
    "Willful and wanton conduct" means a course of action which shows an actual or deliberate intention to cause harm or which, if not intentional, shows an utter indifference to or conscious disregard for the safety of others or their property.
(Source: P.A. 89‑87, eff. 6‑30‑95.)

    (745 ILCS 52/10)
    Sec. 10. Liability limited. The owner or operator of a hockey facility shall not be liable for any injury to the person or property of any person as a result of that person being hit by a hockey stick or puck unless: (1) the person is situated behind a screen, protective glass, or similar device at a hockey facility and the screen, protective glass, or similar device is defective (in a manner other than in width or height) because of the negligence of the owner or operator of the hockey facility; or (2) the injury is caused by willful and wanton conduct, in connection with the game of hockey, of the owner or operator or any hockey player or coach employed by the owner or operator.
(Source: P.A. 89‑87, eff. 6‑30‑95.)

    (745 ILCS 52/99)
    Sec. 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon becoming law.
(Source: P.A. 89‑87, eff. 6‑30‑95.)