Bill Summary for H 404 (2021)

Summary date: 

Sep 8 2021

Bill Information:

View NCGA Bill Details2021
House Bill 404 (Public) Filed Wednesday, March 24, 2021
AN ACT PROVIDING THAT PUBLIC SAFETY ANSWERING POINTS, REGIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY ANSWERING POINTS, AND THEIR EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS AND EMPLOYEES OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES ARE NOT LIABLE FOR DAMAGES IN A CIVIL ACTION EXCEPT IN CASES OF GROSS NEGLIGENCE OR WANTON OR WILLFUL MISCONDUCT.
Intro. by Zachary, Warren.

View: All Summaries for BillTracking:

Bill summary

Conference report makes the following changes to the 3rd edition. Further amends GS 143B-1413 to more specifically exempt the previously named individual and entities (employees, directors, officers, vendors, and agents of a communications provider, a 911 system provider, next generation 911 system providers, public safety answering point (PSAP) and a regional PSAP, and employees of a law enforcement agency who are certified by the North Carolina Sheriffs' Education and Training Standards Commission) from liability for any damages in excess of any applicable insurance coverage in a civil action resulting from death or injury to a person or from damage to property incurred by any person in connection with developing, adopting, implementing, maintaining, or operating the 911 system (previously, provided for limited liability for the named individuals for any damages in the described civil actions, without regard to applicable insurance coverage). Specifically prohibits applicable insurance coverage from excluding coverage for damages arising from the described actions. Adds to the exceptions to the limitation on liability granted, cases of gross negligence by the individual. Adds to the introductory language to reflect that the statute was amended by SL 2021-88. Makes conforming changes to the act's long title.

© 2021 School of Government The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

This work is copyrighted and subject to "fair use" as permitted by federal copyright law. No portion of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means without the express written permission of the publisher. Distribution by third parties is prohibited. Prohibited distribution includes, but is not limited to, posting, e-mailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, installing on intranets or servers, and redistributing via a computer network or in printed form. Unauthorized use or reproduction may result in legal action against the unauthorized user.

Printer-friendly: Click to view