Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

ACA 12-75-125

Summary Title

Liability: Providing Shelter


An individual who owns or controls real estate and, voluntarily and without compensation, allows the use of the real estate for the purpose of sheltering people during an actual, impending, or mock disaster or attack will not be held legally responsible for causing the death or injury to a person on the real estate or the loss or damage to a person's property while on their real estate. This section extends to include the voluntary use of motor vehicles, boats, or aircraft.

Full Title

Donation of property or equipment - Immunity

Full Text

(a) Any person owning or controlling real estate or other premises who voluntarily and with or 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 during an actual, impending, mock, or practice attack shall, together with his or her successors in interest, if any, not be civilly liable for negligently causing the death of, or injury to, any person on or about such real estate or premises for loss of or damage to the property of such person. (b) The immunity in subsection (a) of this section shall extend to those persons who have voluntarily and with or without compensation granted the use of automotive vehicles, boats or similar equipment, or aircraft for use under the circumstances described in subsection (a) of this section.