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S.543

One Hundred Fifth Congress

of the

United States of America

AT THE FIRST SESSION

Begun and held at the City of Washington on Tuesday,

the seventh day of January, one thousand nine hundred and ninety-seven

An Act

To provide certain protections to volunteers, nonprofit organizations, and governmental entities in lawsuits based on the activities of volunteers.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS AND PURPOSE.

SEC. 3. PREEMPTION AND ELECTION OF STATE NONAPPLICABILITY.

SEC. 4. LIMITATION ON LIABILITY FOR VOLUNTEERS.

SEC. 5. LIABILITY FOR NONECONOMIC LOSS.

SEC. 6. DEFINITIONS.

SEC. 7. EFFECTIVE DATE.

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Vice President of the United States and

President of the Senate.