Legislation In State House Would Offer Protection To Those Who Rescue Child From Hot Cars

People who come to the rescue of a child in a hot car would be protected under a bill approved by the state House Judiciary Committee. The bill would provide civil immunity for someone forced to damage a vehicle in order to rescue a child who appears to be in distress. The bill's sponsor says she remembers a TV news story of a child rescued from a hot car, but the first thing the car's owner noticed was the damaged windshield. A bill signed into law last year provides similar protection for pets rescued from hot cars.