HB 1649 Provides that a person who removes an unattended child from a locked car shall not be held liable for damages
Sponsor: Parson
LR Number: 4153S.03T Fiscal Notes
Committee: Seniors, Families and Children
Last Action: 7/1/2016 - Signed by Governor Journal Page: S3708-3709
Title: SCS HCS HB 1649 Calendar Position:
Effective Date: Emergency clause
House Handler: Haahr

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SCS/HCS/HB 1649 - This act provides that a person who removes an unattended child from a locked car shall not be held liable for damages resulting from the removal.

In order to qualify for immunity the person must first determine that the car is locked and there is no other reasonable method to remove the child, have a good faith belief that the child is in imminent danger of suffering harm, contact emergency response personnel, wait with the child until emergency response personnel arrives to the scene, and only use the amount of force necessary to forcibly enter the car and remove the child.

This act is substantially similar to SB 896 (2016), and contains an emergency clause.

JESSI BAKER