2020 Arkansas Code
Title 16 - Practice, Procedure, And Courts
Subtitle 7 - Particular Proceedings And Remedies
Chapter 120 - Immunity from Tort Liability
Subchapter 7 - Governing Bodies of Governmental Entities and Nonprofit Corporations
§ 16-120-702. Persons granted immunity

Universal Citation: AR Code § 16-120-702 (2020)
  1. (a) Except as otherwise provided by this subchapter, no member of any board, commission, agency, authority, or other governing body of any governmental entity and no member of the board of directors of a nonprofit corporation that holds a valid federal income tax exemption issued by the Internal Revenue Service shall be held personally liable for damages resulting from:

    1. (1) Any negligent act or omission of an employee of the nonprofit corporation or governmental entity; or

    2. (2) Any negligent act or omission of another director or member of the governing body of the governmental entity.

  2. (b) The same immunity provided by this subchapter shall be extended to any athletic official during the officiating of an interscholastic, intercollegiate, or any other amateur athletic contest being conducted under the auspices of a nonprofit or governmental entity. No official shall be held personally liable in any civil action for damages to a player, participant, or spectator as a result of his or her acts of commission or omission arising out of officiating duties and activities. Nothing in this subsection shall be deemed to grant immunity to any person causing damage by his or her malicious, willful, wanton, or grossly negligent act.

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