Immunity approved for emergency child removal

A person assisting a child believed to be in imminent danger will be eligible for legal immunity under a bill passed by lawmakers July 31.

Sen. Bruce Bostelman
Sen. Bruce Bostelman

State law currently includes a “good Samaritan” provision that extends legal immunity to a person rendering aid at the scene of an accident or other emergency. LB832, introduced by Brainard Sen. Bruce Bostelman, expands the definition to include entering a vehicle to remove a child to avoid immediate harm.

The bill passed on a 46-0 vote.

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