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Full Text of HB2468  102nd General Assembly

HB2468 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  

 


 
102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
HB2468

 

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

 

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
 
New Act

    Creates Civil Conspiracy to Cause Unlawful Harm to Persons or Property Act. Provides that it shall be a civil cause of action for conspiracy to cause unlawful harm to persons or property where 2 or more persons: (1) conspire to cause unlawful harm to persons or property through an overt act or acts in furtherance of the conspiracy to provide funding in furtherance of the conspiracy, distribute funding in furtherance of the conspiracy, encourage funding for or participation in unlawful harm to persons or property, or participate in an act or acts of unlawful harm to persons or property; and (2) the conspiracy actually led to assault, battery, wrongful death, homicide, other serious bodily injury, damage to public or private property, destruction of public or private property, or theft of public or private property. Provides that any person who participates in the conspiracy to cause unlawful harm to persons or property shall be liable for damages caused by any other member participating in the conspiracy. Provides that an action may be brought by specified persons and entities. Provides that any person found liable in an action for conspiracy to cause unlawful harm to persons or property shall be jointly and severally liable for any actual and reasonably foreseeable damages plus reasonable attorney's fees and court costs. Effective immediately.


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A BILL FOR

 

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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 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Civil
5Conspiracy to Cause Unlawful Harm to Persons or Property Act.
 
6    Section 5. Cause of action.
7    (a) It shall be a civil cause of action in this State for
8conspiracy to cause unlawful harm to persons or property where
92 or more persons:
10        (1) conspire to cause unlawful harm to persons or
11    property through an overt act or acts in furtherance of
12    the conspiracy to:
13            (A) provide funding in furtherance of the
14        conspiracy;
15            (B) distribute funding in furtherance of the
16        conspiracy;
17            (C) encourage funding for or participation in
18        unlawful harm to persons or property; or
19            (D) participate in an act or acts of unlawful harm
20        to persons or property; and
21        (2) the conspiracy actually led to:
22            (A) assault;
23            (B) battery;

 

 

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1            (C) wrongful death;
2            (D) homicide;
3            (E) other serious bodily injury;
4            (F) damage to public or private property;
5            (G) destruction of public or private property; or
6            (H) theft of public or private property.
7    (b) Any person who participates in the conspiracy to cause
8unlawful harm to persons or property shall be liable for
9damages caused by any other member participating in the
10conspiracy.
11    (c) An action under this Section may be brought by:
12        (1) any person who suffered harm to his or her person
13    or private property under paragraph (2) of subsection (a);
14        (2) any person bringing an action on behalf of another
15    person under paragraph (1) of subsection (c) who is unable
16    to bring an action on his or her own behalf; and
17        (3) any city, village, municipality, township, county,
18    other form of local government, or the State suffering
19    harm to public property under its control under
20    subparagraphs (F), (G), or (H) of paragraph (2) of
21    subsection (a).
 
22    Section 10. Damages. Any person found liable in a civil
23action for conspiracy to cause unlawful harm to persons or
24property shall be jointly and severally liable for any actual
25and reasonably foreseeable damages plus reasonable attorney's

 

 

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1fees and court costs.
 
2    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
3becoming law.