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Full Text of SB0095  102nd General Assembly

SB0095 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  

 


 
102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
SB0095

 

Introduced 2/3/2021, by Sen. Linda Holmes

 

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
 
New Act

    Creates the Public Duty Rule Codification Act. Contains legislative findings and a statement of legislative purpose. Provides that a local governmental entity and its employees owe no duty of care to individual members of the general public to provide governmental services.


LRB102 02709 LNS 12712 b

 

 

A BILL FOR

 

SB0095LRB102 02709 LNS 12712 b

1    AN ACT concerning civil law.
 
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
 
4    Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Public
5Duty Rule Codification Act.
 
6    Section 5. Findings; purpose.
7    (a) The General Assembly finds:
8        (1) On January 22, 2016, the Illinois Supreme Court,
9    in Coleman v. East Joliet Fire Protection District, 2016
10    IL 117952, abolished the public duty rule.
11        (2) The public duty rule is an important doctrine that
12    is grounded in the principle that the duty of a local
13    governmental entity to preserve the well-being of the
14    community is owed to the public at large rather than to
15    specific members of the community.
16    (b) It is the purpose of this Act to codify the public duty
17rule.
 
18    Section 10. Public duty rule. A local governmental entity
19and its employees owe no duty of care to individual members of
20the general public to provide governmental services.