Section 1 [Civil Immunity; Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Program] provides immunity from damages for persons who provide or receive certain services in the Minnesota National Guard’s Beyond the Yellow Ribbon program.
A person who provides certain services to an active or reserve service member or to an immediate family member of the service member before, during, or after mobilization or deployment for a contingency operations ordered by proper military authority is not liable for damages caused as a result of the provision of services.
A recipient of services under the program is not liable for damages incurred by a person who provides services under the program.
The "services" include any voluntary assistance provided through the program related to the service member's or service member's family's home maintenance, transportation, physical or emotional health, personal finance, or other similar matters.
This section does not grant immunity for willful and wanton or reckless acts or omissions by the provider of services or recipient of services.
This section does not grant immunity to a person who, during the course of their regular employment for compensation, provides care, assistance, counseling, advice, or services to an active or reserve service member or to an immediate family member of the service member.
This section is effective the day following final enactment, for damages incurred on or after the effective date.