TORT IMMUNITY-ATTY FEES
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Local Governmental and Governmental Employees Tort
Immunity Act. Provides that if any claim or action is instituted
against an employee of a local public entity based on an injury
allegedly arising out of an act or omission occurring within the scope
of his or her employment as such employee, the entity must indemnify
the employee or former employee for his or her reasonable attorney's
fees incurred in connection with the claim or action, except any
portion incurred that relates to punitive or exemplary damages. Amends
the State Mandates Act to require implementation without
reimbursement. Effective immediately.
JUDICIAL NOTE (Illinois Courts Administrative Office)
HB 4354 would neither increase nor decrease the number of
judges needed in the State.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Deletes reference to:
30 ILCS 805/8.26 new
Deletes all changes. Amends the Local Governmental and
Governmental Employees Tort Immunity Act. Provides that a local
public entity may indemnify an employee or former employee for
attorney's fees incurred in defending a claim or action instituted
against the employee based on an injury allegedly arising out of an
act or omission occurring within the scope of employment. Effective
FISCAL NOTE (Attorney General Office)
The fiscal impact is unknown, but there probably would be none.
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Adds reference to:
55 ILCS 5/5-1002 from Ch. 34, par. 5-1002
65 ILCS 5/1-4-6 from Ch. 24, par. 1-4-6
745 ILCS 10/9-102 from Ch. 85, par. 9-102
Deletes everything. Amends the Counties Code and the Illinois
Municipal Code to increase the indemnification limit for certain local
governmental employees from $500,000 to $1,000,000. Amends the Local
Governmental and Governmental Employees Tort Immunity Act to authorize
payment of certain attorney's fees and costs. Effective immediately.
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 92-0810
Last action date: AUG-21-2002
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 1 SENATE - 1
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