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(a) In-line skating by an adult shall be deemed a hazardous recreational activity within the meaning of Section 831.7 of the Government Code if all of the following conditions are met:

(1) The local public agency has, by legislative action, designated specific public property as a recreational area, boardwalk, or park in which in-line skating is permitted.

(2) The designated area, boardwalk, or park is adequately posted with notices advising the public that in-line skating in the designated area by adults is deemed to be a hazardous recreational activity and that the public entity may not be liable for injuries incurred by persons participating in the hazardous recreational activity in the designated area, boardwalk, or park.

(b) Nothing in Section 831.7 of the Government Code or this section shall be deemed to limit the duty of a public entity to maintain public property or premises in a safe manner.

(c) The appropriate local public agency shall maintain a record of all known or reported injuries incurred by an in-line skater on designated public property and other public property. The local public agency shall also maintain a record of all claims, paid and not paid, including any lawsuits and their results, arising from those incidents that were filed against the public agency. Beginning in 1999, copies of these records shall be filed annually, no later than January 30 each year, with the Judicial Council, which shall submit a report to the Legislature on or before March 31, 2000, on the incidences of injuries incurred, claims asserted, and the results of any lawsuit filed, by persons injured while in-line skating on designated public property and other public property.

(d) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2001, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that is enacted before January 1, 2001, deletes or extends that date.

(Amended by Stats. 1998, Ch. 932, Sec. 39.)