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 Bill Status of SB2968  94th General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. Dan Cronin - M. Maggie Crotty - Christine Radogno - Iris Y. Martinez - John J. Millner, Edward D. Maloney and Pamela J. Althoff

House Sponsors
(Rep. Sandra M. Pihos - Roger L. Eddy - Kevin A. McCarthy - JoAnn D. Osmond - Donald L. Moffitt, Randall M. Hultgren, Michael K. Smith, Elaine Nekritz, Suzanne Bassi, Mike Boland, James D. Brosnahan, Richard T. Bradley, Kevin Joyce, Joseph M. Lyons, Robert Rita, Calvin L. Giles, Robin Kelly, Elizabeth Coulson and Patricia R. Bellock)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  6/2/2006SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 94-0826

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
745 ILCS 49/27 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Good Samaritan Act. Provides immunity against criminal liability, civil damages, or medical malpractice damages for any acts or omissions, for any physician licensed under the Medical Practice Act of 1987 to practice medicine in all its branches or licensed to practice the treatment of human ailments in any other state or territory of the United States; any dental emergency responder; any licensed nurse; any licensed physicians assistant; any licensed EMT-Basic, EMT-Intermediate, or EMT-Paramedic; and any First Responder who provides volunteer Tactical Emergency Medical Support (TEMS) services to any person or animal in any law enforcement incident or training situation, or any other law enforcement related situation, including disasters, in civil unrest, or methamphetamine lab interdiction.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Further amends the Good Samaritan Act. Provides that no medical provider listed in this Section shall be liable for any civil damages or medical malpractice damages (previously, also included liability for criminal prosecution) as a result of any act or omission, except for willful and wanton misconduct (previously, did not provide this exception), by that person in rendering those services. Changes reference to licensed physician (rather than, physician licensed to practice medicine in all its branches).

Senate Floor Amendment No. 2
Deletes reference to:
745 ILCS 49/27 new
Adds reference to:
745 ILCS 49/70

Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Good Samaritan Act. Provides for immunity from civil damages for emergency medical technicians and first responders, as those terms are defined in the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems Act (in addition to law enforcement officers and firemen), who provide emergency care in good faith without fee or compensation (instead of only without fee).

DateChamber Action
  1/20/2006SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Dan Cronin
  1/20/2006SenateFirst Reading
  1/20/2006SenateReferred to Rules
  1/31/2006SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. M. Maggie Crotty
  1/31/2006SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Christine Radogno
  1/31/2006SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
  1/31/2006SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. John J. Millner
  2/1/2006SenateAssigned to Judiciary
  2/1/2006SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Edward D. Maloney
  2/8/2006SenatePostponed - Judiciary
  2/10/2006SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Dan Cronin
  2/10/2006SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules
  2/14/2006SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Judiciary
  2/14/2006SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  2/15/2006SenateDo Pass as Amended Judiciary; 010-000-000
  2/15/2006SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading February 16, 2006
  2/16/2006SenateSecond Reading
  2/16/2006SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading February 22, 2006
  2/16/2006SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Pamela J. Althoff
  2/28/2006SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Dan Cronin
  2/28/2006SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules
  2/28/2006SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Rules Refers to Judiciary
  3/1/2006SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommend Do Adopt Judiciary; 008-000-000
  3/2/2006SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  3/2/2006SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted; Cronin
  3/2/2006SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  3/2/2006SenateThird Reading - Passed; 058-000-000
  3/2/2006HouseArrived in House
  3/2/2006HousePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  3/2/2006HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Sandra M. Pihos
  3/2/2006HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Roger L. Eddy
  3/2/2006HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kevin A. McCarthy
  3/2/2006HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. JoAnn D. Osmond
  3/2/2006HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Donald L. Moffitt
  3/2/2006HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Randall M. Hultgren
  3/2/2006HouseFirst Reading
  3/2/2006HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/3/2006HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael K. Smith
  3/3/2006HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Elaine Nekritz
  3/3/2006HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Suzanne Bassi
  3/3/2006HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Boland
  3/3/2006HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. James D. Brosnahan
  3/3/2006HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Richard T. Bradley
  3/3/2006HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Kevin Joyce
  3/3/2006HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Joseph M. Lyons
  3/3/2006HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert Rita
  3/3/2006HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Calvin L. Giles
  3/8/2006HouseAssigned to Judiciary I - Civil Law Committee
  3/15/2006HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Robin Kelly
  3/23/2006HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Judiciary I - Civil Law Committee; 010-000-000
  3/24/2006HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/28/2006HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/28/2006HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/31/2006HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) April 7, 2006
  4/3/2006HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 110-000-000
  4/3/2006HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Coulson
  4/3/2006SenatePassed Both Houses
  4/4/2006HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
  5/2/2006SenateSent to the Governor
  6/2/2006SenateGovernor Approved
  6/2/2006SenateEffective Date January 1, 2007
  6/2/2006SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 94-0826

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