Immunity for damage caused rescuing a child

The House Judiciary heard HB 1161 concerning immunity for damage caused rescuing a child, authored and presented by Rep. GiaQuinta. The bill provides that if a child is in imminent danger of harm, a person who forcibly enters a locked motor vehicle for the purpose of rescuing the child is granted civil immunity. The bill does not extend civil immunity to acts involving gross negligence or willful and wanton misconduct. An amendment, adopted by consent, removes written notice requirements to the owner of the vehicle. The amended bill passed 11-0.

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