2010 Maryland Code
Subtitle 6 - Immunities and Prohibited Actions - Health and Public Safety
Section 5-602 - Emergency defense and civil defense shelters.

§ 5-602. Emergency defense and civil defense shelters.

(a)  Definitions.- In this section, "emergency management and civil defense" and "emergency" have the meanings stated in the State Emergency Management and Civil Defense Act. 

(b)  In general.- No action for damages may be brought against a person, firm, or corporation who allows premises which he owns, controls, or occupies to be used, free of charge, for one of the following purposes: 

(1) Sheltering persons during an attack or raid by an enemy; 

(2) Stocking of food, water, medical supplies, equipment, or other materials to be used in the event of an attack upon the United States; or 

(3) Sheltering persons during an emergency. 

(c)  Application of section.- This section applies only to injuries to person or property incurred on or adjacent to the premises: 

(1) During an actual or practice attack or raid; 

(2) While supplies and materials are being moved or stored; 

(3) During an emergency; or 

(4) During inspections or visits connected with emergency management and civil defense. 

[An. Code 1957, art. 16A, § 37; 1973, 1st Sp. Sess., ch. 2, § 1; 1975, ch. 666, § 6; 1981, ch. 505, § 2; 1997, ch. 14, § 9; 2007, ch. 5.] 

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