127A-150. Immunity of guardsmen from civil and criminal liability.

(a) A member of the North Carolina National Guard or State defense militia, while acting in aid of civil authorities and in the line of duty, shall have the immunities of a law-enforcement officer.

(b) Members of the North Carolina National Guard or State defense militia shall have the immunities of a law-enforcement officer whenever they are called upon to execute the laws; engage in disaster relief; suppress or prevent actual or threatened riot or insurrection; repel invasion; or apprehend or disperse any sniper, rioters, mob or unlawful assembly.

(c) Any civil claim against a member of the North Carolina National Guard or State defense militia allegedly arising from the action or inaction of the member of the North Carolina National Guard or State defense militia while in line of duty shall be filed within two years of the date of the occurrence or forever barred. (1969, c. 969; 1975, c. 604, s. 2; 2009-281, s. 1; 2011-195, s. 1(a).)