Illinois General Assembly - Bill Status for SB2282
Illinois General Assembly

  Bills & Resolutions  
  Compiled Statutes  
  Public Acts  
  Legislative Reports  
  IL Constitution  
  Legislative Guide  
  Legislative Glossary  

 Search By Number
 (example: HB0001)
Search Tips

Search By Keyword

 Bill Status of SB2282  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  NEGLIGENT HIRING-LIMITATIONS

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Chuck Weaver and Dale A. Righter

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  4/13/2018SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Limitations on Actions for Negligent Hiring Act. Provides that a cause of action may not be brought against a party solely for hiring an employee or independent contractor who has been convicted of a nonviolent, non-sexual offense. Provides that in a negligent hiring action for the acts of an employee or independent contractor, the fact that the employee or independent contractor was convicted of a nonviolent, non-sexual offense before the beginning of the employee's or independent contractor's employment or contractual obligation may not be introduced into evidence. Provides that the new provisions do not preclude any existing cause of action for failure of an employer or other person to provide adequate supervision of an employee or independent contractor, except that the fact that the employee or independent contractor has been convicted of a nonviolent, non-sexual criminal offense may be introduced into evidence in the suit only if: (1) the employer knew of the conviction or was grossly negligent in not knowing of the conviction; and (2) the conviction was directly related to the nature of the employee's or independent contractor's work and the conduct that gave rise to the alleged injury that is the basis of the suit. Provides exceptions in certain situations.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/10/2018SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Chuck Weaver
  1/10/2018SenateFirst Reading
  1/10/2018SenateReferred to Assignments
  1/24/2018SenateAssigned to Judiciary
  2/7/2018SenateTo Subcommittee on Tort Reform
  3/14/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Dale A. Righter
  4/13/2018SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

Back To Top