S.565 - A bill to limit the civil liability of business entities that make available to a nonprofit organization the use of a motor vehicle or aircraft.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.|
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Summary: S.565 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (04/14/1997)
Exempts a business entity from civil liability for any injury or death occurring as a result of the operation of an entity's aircraft or motor vehicle loaned to a nonprofit organization for use outside the scope of business of such entity if: (1) the injury or death occurs while the aircraft or vehicle is used by the organization; and (2) the entity authorized the organization's use of the aircraft or vehicle. Provides an exception for an injury or death that results from an act or omission that constitutes gross negligence or intentional misconduct, including crimes of violence or acts of international terrorism, hate crimes, sexual offenses, or misconduct that 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.