REPORT TITLE:
Volunteer Immunity; SCBM


DESCRIPTION:
Grants immunity from civil liability for official decisions of
student-centered school boards and school/community-based
management councils.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                        
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                H.B. NO.844        
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 1999                                
STATE OF HAWAII                                            
                                                             
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                   A  BILL  FOR  AN  ACT

RELATING TO VOLUNTEER SERVICE IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS.



BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 1      SECTION 1.  Chapter 663, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended
 
 2 by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to
 
 3 read as follows:
 
 4      "663-    Student-centered school boards and school
 
 5 community-based management councils.  No member of any student-
 
 6 centered school board or school community-based management
 
 7 council shall be liable for any civil damages arising from any
 
 8 formal board or council decision taken at an official meeting
 
 9 open to the public and conducted in accordance with applicable
 
10 law and rules and procedures of the department of education,
 
11 unless the decision constitutes gross negligence or wilful or
 
12 wanton misconduct."
 
13      SECTION 2.  This Act shall apply to any claim arising after
 
14 the effective date of this Act.
 
15      SECTION 3.  New statutory material is underscored.
 
16      SECTION 4.  This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
 
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18                           INTRODUCED BY:  _______________________