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Full Text of HB2467  102nd General Assembly

HB2467 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  

 


 
102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
HB2467

 

Introduced 2/19/2021, by Rep. Deanne M. Mazzochi

 

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
 
735 ILCS 5/5-109.5 new

    Amends the Code of Civil Procedure. Provides that, in an action based upon an allegation of the use of excessive force by an officer in the line of duty, if the court finds that the officer used a level of force necessary to effectuate the arrest and protect his or her life or the life of another, the court shall award attorney's fees to the officer.


LRB102 13267 LNS 18611 b

 

 

A BILL FOR

 

HB2467LRB102 13267 LNS 18611 b

1    AN ACT concerning civil law.
 
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
 
4    Section 5. The Code of Civil Procedure is amended by
5adding Section 5-109.5 as follows:
 
6    (735 ILCS 5/5-109.5 new)
7    Sec. 5-109.5. Attorney's fees for prevailing officer. In
8an action based upon an allegation of the use of excessive
9force by an officer in the line of duty, if the court finds
10that the officer used a level of force necessary to effectuate
11the arrest and protect his or her life or the life of another,
12the court shall award attorney's fees to the officer.