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HB 578 - Establishes Civil and Criminal Immunity for Individuals who Report Suspicious Terrorist Activity - Mississippi Key Vote

Mark Baker voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Issues Related to HB 578

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Legislation - Referred to Committee (Senate) -

Title: Establishes Civil and Criminal Immunity for Individuals who Report Suspicious Terrorist Activity

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (89-30) - (Key vote)
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Title: Establishes Civil and Criminal Immunity for Individuals who Report Suspicious Terrorist Activity

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that establishes civil and criminal immunity for individuals who report suspicious terrorist activity, effective July 1, 2016.

Highlights:
  • Specifies that any person who makes a report of suspicious activity or behavior, in good faith and on an objectively reasonable suspicion, to an authorized official shall be immune from civil and criminal liability for that report (Sec. 2).
  • Specifies that this does not apply to false reports or reports made with reckless disregard for the truth (Sec. 2).

  • Specifies that governmental entities and employees acting within the scope of their employment are not liable for any claim arising out of any report of suspicious activity or behavior submitted to an authorized official (Sec. 3).

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Establishes Civil and Criminal Immunity for Individuals who Report Suspicious Terrorist Activity

Sponsors

  • J. Andrew 'Andy' Gipson (MS - R) (Out Of Office)

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