S. 1747 (109th): GIVE Act of 2005

Introduced:
Sep 21, 2005 (109th Congress, 2005–2006)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
John Cornyn
Senator from Texas
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Sep 21, 2005
Length
23 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 5759 (Related)
FEMA Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 11, 2006

 
Status

This bill was introduced on September 21, 2005, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Sep 21, 2005
Referred to Committee Sep 21, 2005
 
Full Title

A bill to limit liability for volunteers and those providing goods and services for disaster relief, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
10 cosponsors (9R, 1D) (show)
Committees

Senate Judiciary

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Library of Congress Summary

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9/21/2005--Introduced.
Good Samaritan Liability Improvement and Volunteer Encouragement Act of 2005 (GIVE Act of 2005) - Exempts from liability for acts or omissions: (1) disaster relief volunteers; (2) employers or business partners of disaster relief volunteers; (3) hosts or enabling persons, entities, or organizations; and (4) governmental and intergovernmental entities for donations of disaster relief goods.
Specifies limits to punitive and non-economic damages for willful, knowing, or reckless misconduct based on the actions of disaster relief volunteers and governmental or intergovernmental donors.
Provides for: (1) judicial review of allegations; (2) supplemental disaster declarations by the President, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, or the Secretary of Homeland Security; and (3) state election for nonapplicability of a provision of this Act to certain civil actions in state court.
Amends the Volunteer Protection Act of 1997 with respect to liability protection for actions of volunteers generally.
Exempts persons from civil liability relating to any injury or death involving: (1) donations of equipment to nonprofit organizations; or (2) use of facilities, a motor vehicle or aircraft provided to nonprofit organizations.
Provides for judicial review of allegations

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