|SB 1231||Reimburses fire protection and emergency services districts from the special allocation fund|
|LR Number:||4180S.01I||Fiscal Note:||4180-01|
|Committee:||Ways and Means|
|Last Action:||03/04/02 - Second Read and Referred S Ways & Means Committee||Journal page:||S435|
|Effective Date:||August 28, 2002|
SB 1231 - This act requires the State Emergency Management Agency to administer an emergency volunteer program in any disaster or emergency. Current law applies only to earthquakes or other natural disasters. The volunteers may donate their time and equipment for the period requested by the state and agreed to by the volunteer. The act also revises the qualified immunity of volunteers for their actions or omissions while assisting the state during a time of emergency.
The act authorizes local governments to utilize volunteers during a time of local emergency. Any work done after the period of emergency is over shall be advertised and bid as required by state and federal law.
The act immunizes any person from liability for the person's
actions on behalf of the state or a local government in an
emergency if the person, in good faith, believes that such action
within the scope of the government's request for emergency
assistance. The immunity from liability is qualified with regard
to willful or reckless conduct of the person or if the harm was
not a necessary or likely result of the person's actions.