Mr. Speaker: Pursuant to Joint Rule 20, your Committee on Rules and Legislative Procedures, to which was referred Engrossed Senate Bill 479 because it conflicts with 1044-2003 without properly recognizing the existence of 1044-2003, has had Engrossed Senate Bill 479 under consideration and begs leave to report back to the House with the recommendation that Engrossed Senate Bill 479 be corrected as follows:

    Page 6, line 22, delete "ADDED BY P.L.133-2002," and insert "HEA 1044-2003,".
    Page 6, line 23, delete "56," and insert "1,".
    Page 8, line 9, after "assistance." insert " A person, other than a person or other entity with whom the clerk has entered into a contract to provide assistance, who in good faith performs the duties the person is required to perform under this subsection is not liable for civil damages that might otherwise be imposed on the person as a result of

the performance of those duties unless the person commits an act or omission that amounts to gross negligence or willful and wanton misconduct. ".
    (Reference is to ESB 479 as reprinted April 9, 2003.)


Representative Pelath, Chairperson


Representative Whetstone, R.M.M.


Representative Lawson L, Sponsor

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