2015 Hawaii Revised Statutes
TITLE 36. CIVIL REMEDIES AND DEFENSES AND SPECIAL PROCEEDINGS
663. Tort Actions
663-10.6 Exemption for providing shelter and subsistence to the needy.

HI Rev Stat § 663-10.6 (2015) What's This?

[§663-10.6] Exemption for providing shelter and subsistence to the needy. (a) Any charitable or nonprofit organization that in good faith provides shelter or proper means of subsistence to needy persons as part of its bona fide and customary charitable activities, rendered without remuneration or expectation of remuneration, shall be exempt from civil liability for injuries and damages resulting from the organization's acts or omissions in providing such shelter or subsistence, except for gross negligence or wanton acts or omissions of the organization.

(b) Any person who donates goods, food, materials, or services to a charitable or nonprofit organization described in subsection (a) shall be exempt from civil liability for injuries and damages resulting from the donation, except for gross negligence or wanton acts or omissions.

(c) As used in this section, "needy person" means any person who lacks adequate or proper means of subsistence. [L 1994, c 250, §2]

Note

Applies only to causes of action based upon acts or omissions occurring on or after June 29, 1994. L 1994, c 250, §4.

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