CHAPTER 444

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 482

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 68, TITLE 16, TO PROVIDE EXEMPTION FROM CIVIL LIABILITY FOR PERSONS WHO IN GOOD FAITH INTERVENE TO PROTECT OTHER PERSONS FROM CERTAIN CRIMINAL ACTS.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend Chapter 68, Title 16, Delaware Code, by adding thereto a new subchapter to read as follows:

"Subchapter III. Immunity for Intervention to Protect Other Persons from Certain Criminal Acts.

§8820. Person intervening to protect other persons from certain crimes exempt from liability.

Any person who, in good faith, intervenes without compensation to protect other persons against any criminal act involving death, serious physical injury, robbery, burglary, kidnapping, or sexual intercourse compelled by force or threat at the scene of said attempted criminal act, shall not be liable for any civil damages resulting from the rendering of such assistance, except acts or omissions amounting to gross negligence or willful or wanton misconduct."

Approved July 23, 1982.