102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
Introduced 10/28/2021, by Sen. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Creates the Straw Purchaser Accountability Act. Provides that
whenever any person engages in gun trafficking or intentionally or
negligently delivers or causes to be delivered a firearm, firearm
ammunition, or a laser sight accessory, firearm silencer, or muffler to:
(1) any person who is not legally authorized to possess that item; (2) a
person who is purchasing the item on behalf of another person; or (3) any
other person the deliverer knows or has reason to know will use the item
unlawfully; the deliverer shall thereafter be civilly liable for the
commission of any subsequent tortious conduct that directly or indirectly
involves the use, attempted use, or threatened use of the item by any
person. Provides that a prevailing plaintiff shall be entitled to all
relief that would make him or her whole. Provides that persons subject to
liability under the Act are jointly and severally liable. Provides that
any person who recovers damages under the Act may not recover the same
costs or damages under any other Act. Provides that a person who recovers
damages under any other Act may not recover for the same costs or damages
under Straw Purchaser Accountability Act.
A BILL FOR
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AN ACT concerning civil law.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be cited as the
Purchaser Accountability Act.
In this Act, "gun trafficking"
means a violation or attempted violation of any of the
following Sections or subsections of the Criminal Code of
(1) Section 24-3 (unlawful sale or delivery of firearms);
(2) Section 24-3A (gunrunning);
(3) Section 24-3B (firearms trafficking);
(4) Section 24-3.3 (unlawful sale or delivery of firearms
on the premises of any school);
(5) Section 24-3.4 (unlawful sale of firearms by liquor
(6) subsection (b) or (c) of Section 24-3.5 (unlawful
purchase of a firearm).
Cause of action.
Whenever any person engages
in gun trafficking or intentionally or negligently delivers or
causes to be delivered a firearm, firearm ammunition, or a
laser sight accessory, firearm silencer, or muffler to: