Bill Summary for H 896 (2015-2016)

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Apr 20 2015

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View NCGA Bill Details2015-2016 Session
House Bill 896 (Public) Filed Tuesday, April 14, 2015
AN ACT TO PROVIDE IMMUNITY FROM CIVIL LIABILITY FOR A PERSON WHO FORCIBLY BREAKS INTO A VEHICLE TO REMOVE A MINOR WHO APPEARS TO BE IN IMMINENT DANGER.
Intro. by Hanes, Tine, McNeill, Reives.

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Eancts GS Chapter 1, Article 43F, Immunity for Forcible Entry into Vehicle to Remove a Minor, providing an exception from civil liability for damage resulting from forcible entry of a vehicle to remove a minor.  Sets out six conditions that must be met for the immunity to be applicable, including contacting 911, local law enforcement, or the fire department prior to the forcible entry and that the person has a good faith belief that entry is necessary due because the minor is in imminent danger.

Provides that the immunity to civil liability does not extend to any aid that is in addition to what is authorized by this section.

Effective October 1, 2015, applying to causes of action arising on or after that date.

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