N.C. Bill Would Protect Nuclear Facility Guards from Liability
A bill introduced last week in North Carolina seeks to give security officers at nuclear power plants the same liability protections as a police officer when it comes to the use of force, Star News Online reports.
The bill, Senate Bill 61: Nuclear Security Guards No Liability, was introduced after a security officer at a nuclear station asked his senator to address it. The officer was unsure if he would be sued if an intruder penetrated the perimeter of the plant and he shot said intruder.
If the bill becomes law, a security officer, his employer and the owners of a nuclear generating facility will not be “civilly or criminally liable” for use of force, including deadly force, Star News reports.