First Regular Session 118th General Assembly (2013)


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    HOUSE ENROLLED ACT No. 1027



     AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning civil procedure.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 34-30-27; (13)HE1027.1.1. -->
    SECTION 1. IC 34-30-27 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW CHAPTER TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE]:
     Chapter 27. Volunteer Professional Services of a Registered Architect, Land Surveyor, or Professional Engineer Related to a Declared Emergency
    Sec. 1. An architect registered under IC 25-4-1, a land surveyor registered under IC 25-21.5, or a professional engineer registered under IC 25-31-1 who, after May 31, 2013, voluntarily, without compensation (other than expense reimbursement), provides architectural, structural, electrical, mechanical, or professional services:
        (1) related to a declared national, state, or local emergency caused by an earthquake, hurricane, tornado, fire, explosion, gale, severe storm, flood, or collapse; and
        (2) at the request of or with the approval of a federal or state official with executive responsibility in the jurisdiction to coordinate:
            (A) law enforcement;
            (B) public safety; or
            (C) building inspection;
        believed by the registered architect, land surveyor, or

professional engineer to be acting in an official capacity;
is not liable for any personal injury, wrongful death, property damage, or other loss of any nature related to the registered architect's, land surveyor's, or professional engineer's acts, errors, or omissions in the performance of the services.
    Sec. 2. The immunity provided in this chapter applies only to voluntary architectural, surveying, or engineering services provided during the emergency, or not more than thirty (30) days after the end of the period for the emergency, described in section 1 of this chapter, unless extended by an executive order issued by the governor under the governor's emergency executive powers.
    Sec. 3. This chapter does not provide immunity for wanton, willful, or intentional misconduct.

SOURCE: ; (13)HE1027.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. An emergency is declared for this act.


HEA 1027 _ Concur

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