[United States Statutes at Large, Volume 118, 108th Congress, 2nd Session] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office, www.gpo.gov] 118 STAT. 1750 Public Law 108-370 108th Congress An Act To amend the International Child Abduction Remedies Act to limit the tort liability of private entities or organizations that carry out responsibilities of the United States Central Authority under that Act. NOTE: Oct. 25, 2004 - [S. 2883] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, NOTE: Prevention of Child Abduction Partnership Act. SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. NOTE: 42 USC 11601 note. This Act may be cited as the ``Prevention of Child Abduction Partnership Act''. SEC. 2. LIMITATION ON LIABILITY. Section 7 of the International Child Abduction Remedies Act (42 U.S.C. 11606) is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection: ``(f) Limited Liability of Private Entities Acting Under the Direction of the United States Central Authority.-- ``(1) Limitation on liability.--Except as provided in paragraphs (2) and (3), a private entity or organization that receives a grant from or enters into a contract or agreement with the United States Central Authority under subsection (e) of this section for purposes of assisting the United States Central Authority in carrying out its responsibilities and functions under the Convention and this Act, including any director, officer, employee, or agent of such entity or organization, shall not be liable in any civil action sounding in tort for damages directly related to the performance of such responsibilities and functions as defined by the regulations issued under subsection (c) of this section that are in effect on October 1, 2004. ``(2) Exception for intentional, reckless, or other misconduct.--The limitation on liability under paragraph (1) shall not apply in any action in which the plaintiff proves that the private entity, organization, officer, employee, or agent described in paragraph (1), as the case may be, engaged in intentional misconduct or acted, or failed to act, with actual malice, with reckless disregard to a substantial risk of causing injury without legal justification, or for a purpose unrelated to the performance of responsibilities or functions under this Act. ``(3) Exception for ordinary business activities.--The limitation on liability under paragraph (1) shall not apply to any alleged act or omission related to an ordinary business activity, such as an activity involving general administration [[Page 1751]] 118 STAT. 1751 or operations, the use of motor vehicles, or personnel management.''. Approved October 25, 2004. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--S. 2883: --------------------------------------------------------------------------- CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 150 (2004): Oct. 1, considered and passed Senate. Oct. 8, considered and passed House.