Bill Text: IL HB2349 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: 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.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 3-1)

Status: (Introduced) 2017-03-31 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee [HB2349 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-HB2349-Introduced.html


100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2017 and 2018
HB2349

Introduced , by Rep. Keith R. Wheeler

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.
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A BILL FOR

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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, in
9 Coleman v. East Joliet Fire Protection District, 2016 IL
10 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.
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