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Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

Miss. Code Ann. 33-15-21(a)

Summary Title

Liability: Government Rules or Regulations

Summary

The state, a political subdivision, or an agent, employee, or representative of the state or a political subdivision, who participates in emergency management activities and complies with, or attempts to comply with, rules or regulations, will not be held legally responsible for injury to a person or property damage.

Full Title

Immunity

Full Text

(a) Neither the state nor any political subdivision thereof, nor other agencies, nor, except in cases of willful misconduct, the agents, employees, or representatives of any of them engaged in any emergency management activities, while complying with or attempting to comply with this article or any rule or regulation promulgated pursuant to the provisions of this article, shall be liable for the death of or any injury to persons, or damage to property, as a result of such activity. The provisions of this section shall not affect the right of any person to receive benefits to which he would otherwise be entitled under this article, or under the workmen's compensation law, or under any pension law, nor the right of any such person to receive any benefits or compensation under any act of congress.