Synopsis As Introduced Creates the Interstate Mutual Aid Act. Authorizes the State and units of local government to enter into mutual aid agreements with units of government from another state to provide for the coordination of communications, training, response to, and stand-by for planned events and emergency responses between the units of government. Contains provisions concerning licenses and certifications, liability, and employee benefits.
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the language of the introduced bill with the following changes. Deletes a provision which stated that the Act does not prohibit a private entity that employs emergency responders, or its employees, from participating in the provision of mutual aid, provided that the private entity is a party to a mutual aid agreement with the requesting political subdivision and the agreement permits the participation. Provides that the Act shall not provide greater immunities to emergency responders from outside of this State than those immunities provided to emergency responders with a license, certificate, or permit in this State. Makes certain portions of the Act apply only to causes of action accruing on or after the effective date of the Act. Defines "training exercises". Makes other changes. Effective immediately.