HB 4156

  • Illinois House Bill
  • 102nd Regular Session
  • Introduced in House
  • House
  • Senate
  • Governor

Firearms Liability

Abstract

Creates the Firearms Dealer and Importer Liability Act. Provides that the Act may be referred to as the Protecting Heartbeats Act. Provides that any manufacturer, importer, or dealer of a firearm shall be held strictly liable for any bodily injury or death if the bodily injury or death proximately results from the unlawful discharge of the firearm in the State. Allows any person, other than an officer or employee of a State or local governmental entity, to bring a civil action against any person or entity who violates the Act. Requires the court to award a prevailing claimant: (1) injunctive relief; (2) statutory damages in an amount of not less than $10,000 for each individual injured or killed by a firearm that the defendant manufactured, imported, or dealt; and (3) costs and attorney's fees. Provides for various limitations.

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Oct 19, 2021

House

First Reading

House

Referred to Rules Committee

Oct 05, 2021

House

Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Maura Hirschauer

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Jonathan Carroll

Sep 28, 2021

House

Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Margaret Croke

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