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Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

Code of Ala. 31-6-16(b)

Summary Title

Liability: Government, Agency, and Emergency Management


The state, a state agency, political subdivision, emergency management worker, association, or corporation who, in good faith, attempts to comply with emergency management rules, regulations, or activities will not be held legally responsible for death, injury, or property damage. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm. This section does not affect workers' compensation, pension laws, or federal compensation acts.

Full Title

Government Function - Liability

Full Text

(b) Neither the state nor any political subdivision thereof nor other agencies of the state or political subdivisions thereof, nor, except in cases of willful misconduct, gross negligence or bad faith, any emergency management worker, individual, partnership, association or corporation complying with or reasonably attempting to comply with this article or any order, rule or regulation promulgated pursuant to the provisions of this article or pursuant to any ordinance relating to blackout or other precautionary measures enacted by any political subdivision of the state, shall be liable for the death of or injury to persons, or for damage to property, as a result of any such activity. The provisions of this section shall not affect the right of any person to receive benefits to which he would otherwise be entitled under this article or under the Worker’s Compensation Law or under any pension law, nor the right of any such person to receive any benefits or compensation under any act of Congress.