HB 103 Modifies provisions relating to public safety
Sponsor: Callahan
LR Number: 0356S.03T Fiscal Note: 0356-06
Committee: Jobs, Economic Development and Local Government
Last Action: 7/13/2009 - Signed by Governor Journal Page:
Title: SCS HB 103 Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2009
House Handler: Wildberger

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SS#2/SCS/HB 103 - Public safety agencies are allowed to enter into mutual-aid agreements with other public and private agencies for reciprocal emergency aid.

The mutual-aid system shall be administered by the department of public safety.

Responders are deemed employees of the responding political subdivision or public safety agency and are subject to the liability and workers' compensation provisions provided to them as employees of their such subdivision or agency.

The board of regents or board of governors of state colleges and universities may respond to emergencies or natural disasters outside of school grounds if requested by law enforcement.

Builders of single family dwellings or residences or multi-unit dwellings of four or fewer units are required to offer purchasers the option to install fire sprinklers.

Currently, those with appropriate medical training and proficiency in using defibrillators who render emergency care by using a defibrillator when medically appropriate without objection of the victim is relieved of civil liability when such person acts as an ordinarily reasonable prudent person would have acted under similar circumstances. Under the act, all individuals are relieved from civil liability when they use a defibrillator unless the person acts in a willful and wanton or reckless manner regardless of training, appropriateness of the care, or objection of the victim. Persons owning the defibrillator and those providing clinical protocol for defibrillator sites or programs shall likewise be shielded from liability.

Persons owning boat docks on lakes having at least 950 miles of shorelines and lakes constructed or maintain by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers must display the appropriate 911 street address near the dock. The failure to display identifying dock information is an infraction

The Elevator Safety Board is given the power to adopt a code of rules and regulations governing licenses of elevator mechanics and elevator contractors.

This act is similar to HB 707 (2009), SB 89 (2009), SB 386 (2009), HB 657 (2009), SB 356 (2009), HB 62 (2009), SB 261 (2009), HB 442 (2009), HB 819 (2009), HB 549 (2009), and SB 513 (2009).

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