2022 Georgia Code
Title 51 - Torts
Chapter 1 - General Provisions
§ 51-1-29.2. Liability of Persons or Entities Acting to Prevent, Minimize, and Repair Injury and Damage Resulting From Catastrophic Acts of Nature

Universal Citation: GA Code § 51-1-29.2 (2022)

Any natural person and any association, fraternal organization, private for profit entity, not for profit entity, religious organization, or charitable organization and the officers, directors, employees, and agents of such associations, organizations, and entities, when such persons, associations, organizations, or entities are working in coordination and under the direction of an appropriate state agency, who voluntarily and without the expectation or receipt of compensation provides services or goods in preparation for, anticipation of, or during a time of emergency and in a place of emergency as declared by the Governor for the benefit of any natural person or his or her property to prevent or minimize harm to such natural person or to prevent, minimize, and repair injury and damage to such person’s property resulting from biological, chemical, or nuclear agents; terrorism; pandemics or epidemics of infectious disease; or catastrophic acts of nature, including, but not limited to, fire, flood, earthquake, wind, storm, or wave action, or any other occurrence which warrants the declaration of a state of emergency or disaster by the Governor pursuant to Code Section 38-3-51 or by a federal agency shall not be civilly liable to any natural person receiving such assistance as a result of any act or omission in rendering such service if such natural person, association, organization, or entity was acting in good faith and unless the damage or injury was caused by the willful or wanton negligence or misconduct of such natural person, association, organization, or entity. Nothing in this Code section shall be construed to amend, repeal, alter, or affect in any manner any other provision of law granting immunity or limiting liability. Nothing in this Code section shall be construed to abrogate the sovereign immunity of this state as to all actions executed by any party under this Code section.

History. Code 1981, § 51-1-29.2 , enacted by Ga. L. 1995, p. 954, § 1; Ga. L. 2008, p. 1199, § 8/HB 89.

Cross references.

Sovereign immunity granted those who allow premises to be used for emergency purposes, § 38-3-32 .

Immunity granted those who provide equipment in emergencies, § 38-3-33 .

Immunity of state and political subdivision, § 38-3-35 .

Editor’s notes.

Ga. L. 2008, p. 1199, § 1, not codified by the General Assembly, provides that: “This Act shall be known and may be cited as the ‘Business Security and Employee Privacy Act.’ ”

Law reviews.

For note on the 1995 enactment of this Code section, see 12 Ga. St. U.L. Rev. 368 (1995).

For article, “Georgia’s ‘Bring Your Gun to Work’ Law May Not Have the Firepower to Trouble Georgia Employers After All,” see 14 (No. 7) Ga. State Bar J. 12 (2009).

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