Bill S2799-2013

Creates an exemption from civil liability for any person who renders emergency medical care during a state declaration of disaster emergency

Creates an exemption from civil liability for causing the death or injury of any person, or damage to any property, for any person who renders emergency medical care during a state declaration of disaster emergency.

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  • Feb 4, 2014: REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • Jan 8, 2014: REFERRED TO VETERANS, HOMELAND SECURITY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS
  • Jan 23, 2013: REFERRED TO VETERANS, HOMELAND SECURITY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs - Feb 4, 2014
Ayes (10): Ball, Carlucci, Flanagan, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Larkin, Zeldin, Addabbo, Avella
Ayes W/R (2): Gipson, Tkaczyk
Nays (1): Sanders

Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 2799 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 23, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sen. BALL -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Veterans, Homeland Securi- ty and Military Affairs AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to providing an exemption from civil liability for any person who renders emergency medical care during a state declaration of disaster emergency THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 28 of the executive law is amended by adding two new subdivisions 5 and 6 to read as follows: 5. DURING A STATE DISASTER EMERGENCY, ANY PRIVATE PERSON, FIRM OR CORPORATION, AND THE EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS OF SUCH PERSON, FIRM OR CORPO- RATION, IN THE PERFORMANCE OF A CONTRACT RELATED TO SUCH EMERGENCY WITH AND UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE STATE OR ITS POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ARTICLE SHALL NOT BE CIVILLY LIABLE FOR CAUSING THE DEATH OR INJURY OF ANY PERSON, OR DAMAGE TO ANY PROPERTY EXCEPT IN THE EVENT OF GROSS NEGLIGENCE OR WILLFUL MISCONDUCT. NOTHING IN THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL BE DEEMED TO RELIEVE OR ALTER THE LIABILITY OF ANY SUCH PRIVATE PERSON, FIRM OR CORPORATION OR THE EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS OF SUCH PERSON, FIRM OR CORPORATION FOR DAMAGES OR INJURIES OR DEATH ARIS- ING OUT OF THE OPERATION OF MOTOR VEHICLES. 6. DURING A STATE DISASTER EMERGENCY, ANY PRIVATE PERSON, FIRM OR CORPORATION, AND THE EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS OF SUCH PERSON, FIRM OR CORPO- RATION, WHO RENDERS ASSISTANCE OR ADVICE IN CONNECTION WITH SUCH EMER- GENCY AT THE REQUEST OF THE STATE OR ITS POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ARTICLE SHALL NOT BE CIVILLY LIABLE FOR CAUSING THE DEATH OR INJURY OF ANY PERSON, OR DAMAGE TO ANY PROPERTY EXCEPT IN THE EVENT OF GROSS NEGLIGENCE OR WILLFUL MISCONDUCT. NOTHING IN THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL BE DEEMED TO RELIEVE OR ALTER THE LIABILITY OF ANY SUCH PRIVATE PERSON, FIRM OR CORPORATION OR THE EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS OF SUCH PERSON, FIRM OR CORPORATION FOR DAMAGES OR INJURIES OR DEATH ARIS- ING OUT OF THE OPERATION OF MOTOR VEHICLES. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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