Bill Status of HB2384 96th General Assembly
Short Description: STREETGANG PREVENT-DAMAGES
Rep. Edward J. Acevedo - Elizabeth Hernandez
| 1/11/2011||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Streetgang Terrorism Omnibus Prevention Act. Provides that in addition to existing provisions for injunctive relief against an individual in an illegal streetgang, the Attorney General, any State's Attorney, or any prosecuting municipal attorney may maintain an action for damages on behalf of a community or neighborhood against streetgangs, their officers, or members to abate streetgang activity constituting a nuisance. Provides that any money damages awarded shall be paid by or collected from the streetgang's or its members' assets. Provides that only members of the criminal streetgang who created, maintained, or contributed to the creation or maintenance of the nuisance shall be personally liable. Provides that in this action the testimony of experts may be used to establish damages suffered by the community or neighborhood injured by the nuisance. Provides that the damages recovered shall be deposited into a separate segregated fund for payment to the governing body of the municipality or county in which the community or neighborhood is located, and that governing body shall use those assets solely for the benefit of the community or neighborhood that has been injured by the nuisance.