CIVIL PRACTICE AND REMEDIES CODE


TITLE 5. GOVERNMENTAL LIABILITY


CHAPTER 112. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR GOVERNMENTAL UNITS


Sec. 112.001. CERTAIN ACTIONS OF VOLUNTEER EMERGENCY SERVICES PERSONNEL. (a) In this section:

(1) "Governmental unit" has the meaning assigned by Section 101.001.

(2) "Volunteer emergency services personnel" has the meaning assigned by Section 46.01, Penal Code.

(b) A governmental unit is not liable in a civil action arising from the discharge of a handgun by an individual who is volunteer emergency services personnel and licensed to carry the handgun under Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code.

(c) The discharge of a handgun by an individual who is volunteer emergency services personnel and licensed to carry the handgun under Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code, is outside the course and scope of the individual's duties as volunteer emergency services personnel.

(d) This section may not be construed to waive the immunity from suit or liability of a governmental unit under Chapter 101 or any other law.

Added by Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1143 (H.B. 435), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2017.