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Full Text of HB5918  96th General Assembly




HB5918 Enrolled LRB096 19196 AJO 34587 b

1     AN ACT concerning civil law.
2     Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3 represented in the General Assembly:
4     Section 5. The Good Samaritan Act is amended by adding
5 Section 71 as follows:
6     (745 ILCS 49/71 new)
7     Sec. 71. Exemption from civil liability in emergencies
8 requiring building evacuations. Any person who in good faith
9 provides emergency care, without fee or compensation, to any
10 person at the scene of an emergency that necessitates the
11 evacuation of a building shall not, as a result of his or her
12 acts or omissions, except willful and wanton misconduct on the
13 part of the person in providing the emergency care, be liable
14 to a person to whom such emergency care is provided for civil
15 damages. This Section shall apply to causes of action accruing
16 on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the
17 96th General Assembly.
18     Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
19 becoming law.