Public Act 096-0723
SB1556 Enrolled LRB096 08960 AJO 19098 b

    AN ACT concerning civil law.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the
Interscholastic Association Defamation Act.
    Section 5. Definition. As used in this Act, "association"
means the Illinois High School Association.
    Section 10. Defamation. Any association which has as its
purpose promoting, sponsoring, regulating, or in any manner
providing for interscholastic athletics or any form of athletic
competition among schools and students within this State is not
liable for defamation, except for actual malice.
    Section 98. Applicability. This Act applies only to causes
of actions accruing on or after its effective date.
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect October
1, 2009.

Effective Date: 10/1/2009