Kansas Law Protecting Good Samaritans Takes Effect July 1

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A new Kansas law goes into effect on July 1 that legally protects Good Samaritans who break into vehicles to save overheating children, animals and vulnerable adults.

Several groups are planning to get together at 11 a.m. Monday in Spring Hill to talk about the law and show Kansans how to exercise that right. The event highlights the dangers of hot cars with planned demonstrations showing temperature rise in a car and how to break a car’s window safety and easily.

The bill signed into law earlier this year states it would provide immunity from civil liability when a vehicle is damaged by a person trying to aid a “vulnerable person or domestic animal” in situations where there is “imminent danger of harm” and law enforcement has been notified.

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