2017 Wisconsin Statutes & Annotations
Chapter 323. Emergency management.
323.41 Liability of state or local unit of government.

Universal Citation: WI Stat § 323.41 (2017)

323.41 Liability of state or local unit of government.

(1)Employee of local unit of government. An employee of a local unit of government's emergency management program is an employee of that local unit of government under ss. 893.80, 895.35, and 895.46 for purposes of any claim, unless the responsibility related to a claim under ss. 893.80, 895.35, and 895.46 is assigned as provided under s. 66.0313 or under an agreement between the local unit of government and the state or another local unit of government.

(2)State agency volunteers. Except as provided in s. 323.45, a volunteer who registers with a state agency to assist the agency without compensation, other than reimbursement for travel, lodging, or meals, during a disaster, an imminent threat of a disaster, or a related training exercise is considered an employee of the agency under ss. 893.82 and 895.46, for purposes of any claim related to the assistance provided.

(3)Local unit of government volunteers.

(a) Except as provided in par. (b), an individual who registers in writing with a local unit of government's emergency management program to provide his or her own labor without compensation, other than reimbursement for travel, lodging, or meals, during a disaster, an imminent threat of a disaster, or a related training exercise is considered an employee of the local unit of government under ss. 893.80, 895.35, and 895.46 for purposes of any claim relating to the labor provided.

(b) This subsection does not apply to an individual's provision of services if s. 257.03 or 323.45 applies.

(4)Exceptions. This section does not apply if the person's act or omission involves reckless, wanton, or intentional misconduct.

History: 2009 a. 42.

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