2009 Texas Code
CIVIL PRACTICE AND REMEDIES CODE
TITLE 4. LIABILITY IN TORT
CHAPTER 97. LIABILITY OF PERSONS PROVIDING SERVICES FOR A GOVERNMENTAL UNIT  

CIVIL PRACTICE AND REMEDIES CODE

TITLE 4. LIABILITY IN TORT

CHAPTER 97. LIABILITY OF PERSONS PROVIDING SERVICES FOR A

GOVERNMENTAL UNIT

Sec. 97.001. LIABILITY OF CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES AND OFFICERS

BARRED FOR CERTAIN ACTS OF INMATES. A correctional facility or

an officer or employee of a correctional facility is not liable

for damages arising from an act committed by a person confined in

the correctional facility that is in violation of Section 38.111,

Penal Code. This section does not apply if the officer or

employee of the correctional facility knowingly assists or

participates in the conduct prohibited by Section 38.111, Penal

Code.

Added by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1337, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1,

2001. Amended by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 584, Sec. 3, eff.

Sept. 1, 2003.

Sec. 97.002. LIMIT ON LIABILITY OF CERTAIN HIGHWAY, ROAD, AND

STREET CONTRACTORS. A contractor who constructs or repairs a

highway, road, or street for the Texas Department of

Transportation is not liable to a claimant for personal injury,

property damage, or death arising from the performance of the

construction or repair if, at the time of the personal injury,

property damage, or death, the contractor is in compliance with

contract documents material to the condition or defect that was

the proximate cause of the personal injury, property damage, or

death.

Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 584, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1,

2003.

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