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Lawmaker hopes proposed bill will cut down on hot car deaths

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BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

An Alabama State Representive wants to introduce legislation to cut down on hot car deaths as well as give legal protection to those who try to help.

State Representive John Rogers says he plans to introduce a bill at the next legislative session that would legally protect a person who breaks into a vehicle to save a child, person or pet in distress.

As FOX6 News reported earlier this month, there is no current law in place offering legal protection to those who might enter a vehicle to save somone from a heat related illness or death.

And while it's unlikely a lawsuit would be successful against someone who breaks into a hot car to rescue someone, Rogers says this bill would remove any doubt of criminal or civil liability.

Related: Detective explains legal ramifications of breaking into a car to save a child

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