a. As used in this act "community service" means services, work or similar acts ordered by a court of competent jurisdiction to be performed by an offender as part of a sentence, penalty or other disposition imposed for the violation of a statute or ordinance.
b. Notwithstanding any provisions of law to the contrary:
(1) A county or municipality shall not be liable in any civil action for damages to an offender or any other person arising out of and in the course of the performance of community service; and
(2) A county or municipality shall not be subject to any law governing the provision of labor, workers' compensation, conditions of employment or insurance with respect to an offender performing community service.
c. Nothing in this section shall be deemed to grant immunity if the damages suffered by an offender or any other person were caused by a willful, wanton, or grossly negligent act of commission or omission by a county or municipality.
d. Nothing in this section shall be deemed to grant immunity to a county or municipality for damages resulting from the negligent operation of a motor vehicle.
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