91st General Assembly
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FIREARM LIABILITY ACT                                                      

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        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.                                                    
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: 01-01-09

           Location: Senate

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   0     SENATE -   0


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