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Proposed Illinois Firearm Legislation SB2855

  this is an anti-gun bill
Legislation Overview


Description: Creates the Firearms Accountability Act. Provides that whenever any person intentionally or negligently delivers or causes to be delivered a firearm, firearm ammunition, or silencer to: (1) any person who is not legally authorized to possess that item; (2) a person who is purchasing the item on behalf of another person; or (3) any other person the deliverer knows or has reason to know will use the item unlawfully; the deliverer shall thereafter be civilly liable for the commission of any subsequent tortious conduct that directly or indirectly involves the use, attempted use, or threatened use of the item by any person. Provides that a person bringing an action under the Act may be entitled to recover punitive damages if the conduct of the defendant that gave rise to the cause of action was either intentional, reckless, or grossly negligent. Provides that persons subject to liability under the Act are jointly and severally liable.

Session: 99th General Assembly

Last Action: Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

Last Action Date: May 31, 2016


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1 sponsors: Ira Silverstein;

Percentage of Senate sponsoring bill: 2% (1 of 59)

Chamber Date Action
Senate May 31, 2016 Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
Senate May 27, 2016 Rule 2-10 Committee/3rd Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2016
Senate May 13, 2016 Rule 2-10 Committee/3rd Reading Deadline Established As May 27, 2016
Senate Apr 22, 2016 Rule 2-10 Committee/3rd Reading Deadline Established As May 13, 2016
Senate Apr 8, 2016 Rule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As April 22, 2016
Senate Mar 9, 2016 To Subcommittee on Firearms (JU)
Senate Mar 2, 2016 Assigned to Judiciary
Senate Feb 17, 2016 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Ira I. Silverstein
Senate Feb 17, 2016 Referred to Assignments
Senate Feb 17, 2016 First Reading
Type Date State Link Text
Introduced Feb 17, 2016 state link bill text
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
There are no amendments to this bill at this time
Votes - Click on description to view vote roll call

There have not been any votes on this bill

Link: link to state bill page

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