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Law Number

37-B MRS 822

Summary Title

Liability: Emergency Management Activities


The state, a political subdivision, a person participating in emergency management activities, or a person, who, voluntarily and without compensation, allows the use of their property as an emergency management shelter and is complying, or attempting to comply, with the rules adopted by the Emergency Management Agency, will not be held legally responsible for injuries or damage to a person or property.

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Neither the State nor any of its agencies or political subdivisions nor a person called out pursuant to section 784-A, including a voluntary and uncompensated grantor of a permit for the use of the grantor’s premises as an emergency management shelter, may, while engaged in any emergency management activities and while complying with or attempting to comply with this chapter or any rule adopted pursuant to this chapter, be liable for the death of or injury to any person, or damage to property, as a result of those activities. This section does not affect the right of any person to receive benefits to which that person would otherwise be entitled under this chapter, under the Maine Workers’ Compensation Act of 1992, under any pension law or under any act of Congress.