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 Bill Status of HB2341  98th General Assembly


Short Description:  ALCOHOL POISONING IMMUNITY

House Sponsors
Rep. Naomi D. Jakobsson - Jay Hoffman - Kenneth Dunkin - Kelly M. Cassidy - Monique D. Davis, Luis Arroyo and Laura Fine

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  12/3/2014HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
235 ILCS 5/6-20from Ch. 43, par. 134a


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Liquor Control Act of 1934. Provides that a person who, in good faith, seeks or obtains emergency medical assistance for someone experiencing alcohol poisoning shall not be charged or prosecuted for violation of the Act if (1) the evidence for the charge was acquired as a result of the person seeking or obtaining emergency medical assistance and (2) the individual remains at the scene of the event or medical facility until a law enforcement officer, medical provider, or emergency responder arrives. Provides that this immunity is not available to a parent seeking or obtaining emergency medical assistance for a minor experiencing alcohol poisoning after the parent served the minor alcohol in violation of the Act. Provides that a person under 21 years of age who is experiencing alcohol poisoning and is in need of medical assistance shall not be charged or prosecuted for violation of this Act if evidence for the charge was acquired as a result of the person seeking or obtaining emergency medical assistance. Provides that the limited immunity within the Act shall not be extended if law enforcement officers have reasonable suspicion or probable cause to detain, arrest, or search the person for criminal activity and the reasonable suspicion or probable cause is based on information obtained prior to or independent of the individual taking action to seek or obtain emergency medical assistance, and not obtained as a direct result of the action of seeking or obtaining emergency medical assistance. Effective immediately.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Provides that there is no immunity for violation of the Act for members of organizations, other than the individual seeking or obtaining emergency medical assistance, or individuals engaged in hazing.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/19/2013HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Naomi D. Jakobsson
  2/19/2013HouseFirst Reading
  2/19/2013HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/25/2013HouseAssigned to Judiciary
  3/15/2013HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jay Hoffman
  3/19/2013HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Naomi D. Jakobsson
  3/19/2013HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/20/2013HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Judiciary
  3/21/2013HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Judiciary; by Voice Vote
  3/21/2013HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Judiciary; 009-005-000
  3/21/2013HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/21/2013HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kenneth Dunkin
  3/21/2013HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  4/8/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Luis Arroyo
  4/9/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Deborah Conroy
  4/9/2013HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Monique D. Davis
  4/9/2013HouseChief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Monique D. Davis
  4/10/2013HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Deborah Conroy
  4/10/2013HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/10/2013HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/19/2013HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/8/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Laura Fine
  1/28/2014HouseApproved for Consideration Rules Committee; 003-000-000
  1/28/2014HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/11/2014HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  12/3/2014HouseSession Sine Die

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