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CHAPTER 148-H.F.No. 221 An act relating to civil actions; regulating liability on land used for recreational purposes; modifying the definition of recreational purpose; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 604A.21, subdivision 5. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 604A.21, subdivision 5, is amended to read: Subd. 5. [RECREATIONAL PURPOSE.] "Recreational purpose" includes, but is not limited to, hunting; trapping; fishing; swimming; boating; camping; picnicking; hiking; rock climbing; cave exploring; bicycling; horseback riding; firewood gathering; pleasure driving, including snowmobiling and the operation of any motorized vehicle or conveyance upon a road or upon or across land in any manner, including recreational trail use; nature study; water skiing; winter sports; and viewing or enjoying historical, archaeological, scenic, or scientific sites. "Rock climbing" means the climbing of a naturally exposed rock face. "Cave exploring" means the planned exploration of naturally occurring cavities in rock, including passage through any structures placed for the purpose of safe access, access control, or conservation, but does not include the exploration of other, manmade cavities such as tunnels, mines, and sewers. [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective August 1, 2005, and applies to causes of action arising on or after that date. Presented to the governor May 31, 2005 Signed by the governor June 3, 2005, 9:03 a.m.