Texas Education Code - Section 51.937. Immunity From Liability For Volunteers
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§ 51.937. IMMUNITY FROM LIABILITY FOR VOLUNTEERS. (a) A
volunteer who is serving as a direct service volunteer for an
institution of higher education is immune from civil liability for
any act that:
(1) is incident to or within the scope of the duties of
the volunteer's position; and
(2) involves the exercise of judgment or discretion on
the part of the volunteer.
(b) This section does not apply to the operation, use, or
maintenance of a motor vehicle.
(c) This section does not limit the liability of a person
for intentional misconduct or gross negligence.
(d) In this section, "volunteer" means a person providing
services for or on behalf of an institution of higher education, on
the premises of the institution or at an activity related to or
sponsored by the institution on or off of the property of the
institution, who does not receive compensation in excess of
reimbursement for expenses.
Added by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 622, § 1, eff. June 11, 1997.
Last modified: August 11, 2007