102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
Introduced 1/19/2022, by Sen. Adriane Johnson
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Creates the Park District and Public Utility Liability Act. Provides
that provisions in, or in connection with, a land lease agreement between
an electric public utility and a park district that require a lessee park
district to indemnify or hold harmless the lessor public utility against
liability for damages arising out of bodily injury to persons or damage to
property proximately caused by or resulting from the negligence of the
lessor is against public policy, void, and unenforceable. Provides that
nothing in the Act shall prevent or prohibit a contract, promise, or
agreement for a lessor to indemnify or hold harmless any lessee against
liability for damages resulting from the sole negligence of the lessor.
A BILL FOR
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AN ACT concerning civil law.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be cited as the
District and Public Utility Liability Act.
As used in this Act:
"Lessee" means any park district engaged in a contractual
lease for property use.
"Lessor" means any electric public utility leasing
property ownership, control, or access.
"Park district" has the same meaning as used in the Park
"Public utility" has the same meaning as used in the
Public Utilities Act.
(a) Provisions in, or in connection with, a land lease
agreement between an electric public utility and a park
district that require a lessee to indemnify or hold harmless
the lessor, the lessor's independent contractors, agents,
employees, or indemnitees, against liability for damages
arising out of bodily injury to persons or damage to property
proximately caused by or resulting from negligence, in whole