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Substitute Senate Bill No. 151

Public Act No. 10-51

AN ACT LIMITING THE INDEMNIFICATION OF FIRE SERVICE INSTRUCTORS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Section 7-323q of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2010):

The state shall save harmless and indemnify any person certified as a fire service instructor by the Commission on Fire Prevention and Control under section 7-323l from financial loss and expense, including legal fees and costs, if any, arising out of any claim, demand, suit or judgment by reason of alleged negligence or other act resulting in personal injury or property damage, which acts are not wanton, reckless or malicious, provided such person, at the time of the acts resulting in such injury or damage, was acting in the discharge of [his] such person's duties [in providing] (1) as an employee or member of a municipal, state or tribal nation fire department to provide fire service training and instruction for the other members or employees of such municipal, state or tribal nation fire department, (2) as a fire service instructor employed by said commission to provide fire service training and instruction on behalf of said commission, or (3) as a fire service instructor employed by a regional fire school to provide fire service training and instruction on behalf of such school.

Approved May 18, 2010