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  H.B. No. 1666
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the liability of certain persons for damages arising
  from training exercises to prepare the persons to respond to
  certain emergencies.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Chapter 78, Civil Practice and Remedies Code, is
  amended by adding Subchapter D to read as follows:
  SUBCHAPTER D. LIABILITY FOR TRAINING EXERCISES
         Sec. 78.151.  LIABILITY FOR TRAINING EXERCISES. A person is
  not liable for damages resulting from the person's execution of a
  training exercise intended to prepare the person to respond to a
  fire or emergency to which this chapter applies to the same extent
  that the person would not be liable under this chapter for damages
  resulting from the person's actions in responding to a fire or
  emergency.
         SECTION 2.  Chapter 79, Civil Practice and Remedies Code, is
  amended by adding Section 79.004 to read as follows:
         Sec. 79.004.  LIABILITY FOR TRAINING EXERCISES. Except in a
  case of reckless conduct or intentional, wilful, or wanton
  misconduct, a person who is immune from civil liability for an act
  or omission that occurs in giving care, assistance, or advice with
  respect to the management of an incident to which this chapter
  applies is immune from civil liability for an act or omission that
  occurs during the execution of a training exercise intended to
  prepare the person to give that care, assistance, or advice.
         SECTION 3.  This Act applies to an act or omission in
  relation to a training exercise the execution of which begins on or
  after the effective date of this Act, without regard to whether the
  planning or scheduling of the exercise took place before, on, or
  after that date.
         SECTION 4.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2015.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 1666 was passed by the House on May 8,
  2015, by the following vote:  Yeas 142, Nays 0, 2 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 1666 was passed by the Senate on May
  27, 2015, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor