HB 423 (BR 1780) - W. Scott
AN ACT relating to disaster and emergency response activity.
Amend KRS 39.433 to exclude volunteers registered with the Division of Disaster and Emergency Services from liability for acts performed during emergency response activity except in cases of willful misconduct, negligence, or bad faith; extend to registered volunteers the same responsibilities and immunities of state employees, including defense by Attorney General where applicable.
HB 423 - AMENDMENTS
HCS - Retain original provisions except also provide for registration of volunteers with local emergency and disaster response organizations; qualify that liability exists for gross negligence, rather than negligence; include volunteers in provision for payment of Attorney General for defense of state employees.
SCS - Retain amendment of KRS 39.433; create a new section of KRS Chapter 39A, same as Section 24 of 1998 HB 453, but incorporating amendment made to KRS 39.433; specify that new section becomes effective and supersedes Section 24 of HB 453 if that bill becomes law.
Jan 26-introduced in House
Jan 27-to State Government (H)
Feb 20-posted in committee
Feb 24-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
Feb 25-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for for February 26, 1998
Feb 27-3rd reading, passed 92-0 with Committee Substitute
Mar 2-received in Senate
Mar 3-to Judiciary (S)
Mar 23-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
Mar 24-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for March 25, 1998
Mar 25-3rd reading, passed 33-0 with Committee Substitute
Mar 26-received in House; posted for passage for concurrence in Senate amendment
Mar 31-House concurred in Senate Committee Substitute; passed 89-0
Apr 1-enrolled, signed by each presiding officer, delivered to Governor
Apr 10-signed by Governor