(a) This section applies only to a certified municipal inspector who provides inspection services if the services:
(1) are authorized by the scope of the inspector’s:
(A) national model code group certification; or
(B) plumbing inspector’s license under Chapter 1301, Occupations Code;
(2) are provided voluntarily and without compensation or the expectation of compensation from any source;
(3) are in response to and provided during the duration of a proclaimed state of emergency under § 433.001, Government Code, or a declared state of disaster under § 418.014, Government Code;
(4) are provided at the request or with the approval of a federal, state, or local public official acting in an official capacity in response to the proclaimed state of emergency or declared disaster, including a law enforcement official, public safety official, or building inspection official; and
(5) are related to a structure, building, premises, piping, or other system, either publicly or privately owned.
(b) A certified municipal inspector who provides the services to which this section applies is not liable for civil damages, including personal injury, wrongful death, property damage, or other loss related to the inspector’s act, error, or omission in the performance of the services, unless the act, error, or omission constitutes:
(1) gross negligence; or
(2) wanton, wilful, or intentional misconduct.
Terms Used In Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code 150.004
- Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
- Property: means real and personal property. See Texas Government Code 311.005