Bill Status of HB1244 95th General Assembly
Short Description: DOMESTC VIOLENCE-FATAL REVIEW
Rep. James H. Meyer - Harry Osterman
| 1/13/2009||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
|750 ILCS 60/Art. V heading new|
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986. Creates the Domestic Violence Prevention Review Board. Authorizes the Board to create Domestic Violence Fatality Review Teams to gather and review information concerning fatal and near-fatal violence incidents, including suicides. Provides that information relevant to the investigation of a crime may be disclosed by a Team only to the prosecuting attorney or to a law enforcement agency or may be made available to the Attorney General, upon request. Limits the liability for a Team member or a person providing information to a Team for civil damages arising out of an official act or an omission during the gathering or processing of information by a Team, except for acts or omissions that constitute willful or wanton misconduct on the part of the member or person providing information or acts performed outside the scope of the authority of the Team. Amends the Freedom of Information Act. Exempts information gathered by a Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team from the requirements of the Act. Effective immediately.