House Study Bill 162
BY (PROPOSED COMMITTEE ON
REBUILD IOWA AND DISASTER
RECOVERY BILL BY
Passed House, Date Passed Senate, Date
Vote: Ayes Nays Vote: Ayes Nays
A BILL FOR
1 An Act relating to disaster emergency assistance immunity.
2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA:
3 TLSB 1879HC 83
1 1 Section 1. NEW SECTION. 613.17A VOLUNTEER DISASTER
1 2 EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE IMMUNITY.
1 3 During a disaster as defined in section 29C.2 or in the
1 4 period immediately following a disaster for which the governor
1 5 has issued a proclamation of disaster emergency pursuant to
1 6 section 29C.6, a person who in good faith renders emergency
1 7 assistance without compensation shall not be liable for any
1 8 civil damages for acts or omissions occurring during the
1 9 rendering of the emergency assistance at the place of the
1 10 disaster emergency unless such acts or omissions constitute
1 11 recklessness.
1 12 EXPLANATION
1 13 This bill relates to disaster emergency assistance
1 14 immunity.
1 15 The bill provides that, during a disaster or in the period
1 16 immediately following a disaster for which the governor has
1 17 issued a proclamation of disaster emergency, a person who in
1 18 good faith renders emergency assistance without compensation
1 19 shall not be liable for any civil damages for acts or
1 20 omissions occurring during the rendering of the emergency
1 21 assistance at the place of the disaster emergency unless such
1 22 acts or omissions constitute recklessness.
1 23 LSB 1879HC 83
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