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CHAPTER 65-H.F.No. 628 An act relating to civil actions; limiting liability for public notification of emergency; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 604A. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. [604A.35] [PUBLIC NOTIFICATION OF EMERGENCY.] (a) A person who notifies the public of an emergency via a medium of mass communications including, without limitation, radio, television, cable television, or Internet, is not liable for civil damages resulting from acts or omissions by that person in making the notification, unless the person acts in bad faith or recklessly in providing the notification. (b) For purposes of this section, notifying the public of an emergency includes a notification made through the Emergency Alert System, a notification made through the Amber Alert System, or a notification requested by a government entity. Sec. 2. [EFFECTIVE DATE; APPLICATION.] Section 1 is effective August 1, 2003, and applies to actions arising from incidents occurring on or after that date. Presented to the governor May 16, 2003 Signed by the governor May 20, 2003, 5:02 p.m.