HB 4156

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

Firearms Liability


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.

Bill Sponsors (4)


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Jul 08, 2022


Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi

Feb 18, 2022


Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee


House Committee Amendment No. 1 Rule 19(c) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Feb 09, 2022


House Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Executive Committee

Feb 04, 2022


House Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Margaret Croke


House Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee

Jan 11, 2022


Assigned to Executive Committee

Oct 19, 2021


Referred to Rules Committee


First Reading

Oct 05, 2021


Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Maura Hirschauer


Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Jonathan Carroll

Sep 28, 2021


Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Margaret Croke

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