S.563 - A bill to limit the civil liability of business entities that donate equipment to nonprofit organizations.105th Congress (1997-1998)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Santorum, Rick [R-PA] (Introduced 04/14/1997)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||05/15/1998 Referred to Subcommittee on Oversight and Courts. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.563 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (04/14/1997)
Exempts a business entity from civil liability relating to any injury or death that results from the use of mechanical, electronic, or office equipment donated by such entity to a nonprofit organization. Provides an exception with respect to an injury or death that results from an entity's act or omission that constitutes gross negligence or intentional misconduct, including crimes of violence or acts of international terrorism, hate crimes, sexual offenses, and misconduct which violates Federal or State civil rights laws.
Provides that this Act shall not apply in a State that enacts a statute to that effect if all parties to an action are citizens of that State.