Creates the Firearm Liability Act. Provides that a firearm
transferor is strictly liable in a civil action for death, injury, or
property damage resulting from the use of a firearm that was
unlawfully sold, transferred, or caused to be sold or transferred.
Provides that the plaintiff may recover punitive damages in addition
to all other lawful damages, court costs, and attorney's fees.
Provides that a defendant found strictly liable under this Act must
pay $10,000 in a civil penalty to the Department of State Police if
the defendant sold, transferred, or caused to be sold or transferred a
firearm in violation of certain provisions of the Firearm Owners
Identification Card Act or the Criminal Code of 1961. Provides that
an action under this Act must be commenced within 5 years after the
cause of action accrued.
00-01-12 S FIRST READING
00-01-12 S REFERRED TO SENATE RULES COMMITTEE RULES
00-02-15 S ADDED AS A CHIEF CO-SPONSOR OBAMA
01-01-09 S SESSION SINE DIE
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