Senate File 570 - Reprinted SENATE FILE 570 BY COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY (SUCCESSOR TO SF 68) (As Amended and Passed by the Senate March 28, 2019 ) A BILL FOR An Act providing for immunity from civil liability for 1 registered architects and professional engineers providing 2 disaster emergency assistance under specified circumstances. 3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 4 SF 570 (2) 88 ko/jh/mb
S.F. 570 Section 1. NEW SECTION . 29C.20C Immunity —— registered 1 architects and professional engineers. 2 An architect registered pursuant to chapter 544A or a 3 professional engineer licensed pursuant to chapter 542B who, 4 during a disaster emergency as proclaimed by the governor or 5 a major disaster as declared by the president of the United 6 States, in good faith and at the request of or with the 7 approval of a national, state, or local public official, law 8 enforcement official, public safety official, or building 9 inspection official believed by the registered architect or 10 professional engineer to be acting in an official capacity, 11 voluntarily and without compensation provides architectural, 12 engineering, structural, electrical, mechanical, or other 13 design professional services related to the disaster emergency 14 shall not be liable for civil damages for any acts or omissions 15 resulting from the services provided, unless such acts or 16 omissions constitute recklessness or willful and wanton 17 misconduct. A registered architect or professional engineer 18 who receives expense reimbursement for the performance of 19 services described in this section shall not be considered to 20 have received compensation for such services. 21 -1- SF 570 (2) 88 ko/jh/mb 1/ 1