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Law Number

La. R.S. 29:771(B)(2)(a)

Summary Title

Liability: Providing Shelter


When a public health emergency declaration is in effect, a person owning or controlling real estate, who, voluntarily and without compensation, allows it to be used to shelter people, will not be held legally responsible for death, injury, or damage to a person's property while on their real estate.

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(a) During a state of public health emergency, any person owning or controlling real estate or other premises who voluntarily and without compensation grants a license or privilege, or otherwise permits the designation or use of the whole or any part or parts of such real estate or premises for the purpose of sheltering persons, together with that person’s successors in interest, if any, shall not be civilly liable for negligently causing the death of, or injury to, any person on or about such real estate or premises under such license, privilege, or other permission, or for negligently causing loss of, or damage to, the property of such person.