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§ 6119. Immunity

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 23 Pa.C.S.A. Domestic RelationsEffective: May 9, 2006

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 23 Pa.C.S.A. Domestic Relations (Refs & Annos)
Part VII. Abuse of Family
Chapter 61. Protection from Abuse (Refs & Annos)
Effective: May 9, 2006
23 Pa.C.S.A. § 6119
§ 6119. Immunity
(a) General rule.--Law enforcement agencies and their employees, including police officers and sheriffs, shall, except as provided in subsection (b), be immune from civil liability for actions taken in good faith to carry out their duties relating to the seizure and relinquishment of firearms, other weapons and ammunition as provided for in this chapter, except for gross negligence, intentional misconduct or reckless, willful or wanton misconduct.
(b) Exception.--Law enforcement agencies and their employees, including police officers and sheriffs, shall be liable to the lawful owner of confiscated, seized or relinquished firearms in accordance with 18 Pa.C.S. § 6105(f) (relating to persons not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell or transfer firearms) and shall be liable to the lawful owner of confiscated, seized or relinquished other weapons or ammunition for any loss, damage or substantial decrease in the value of the other weapons or ammunition that is a direct result of a lack of reasonable care by the law enforcement agency or its employees.

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2005, Nov. 10, P.L. 335, No. 66, § 13, effective in 180 days [May 9, 2006].
23 Pa.C.S.A. § 6119, PA ST 23 Pa.C.S.A. § 6119
Current through the end of the 2023 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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