Sen. Debbie DeFrancesco Halvorson

Filed: 2/24/2005





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2     AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 245 by replacing
3 everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4     "Section 5. The Good Samaritan Act is amended by adding
5 Section 72 as follows:
6     (745 ILCS 49/72 new)
7     Sec. 72. Professional engineers, architects, land
8 surveyors, and structural engineers; exemption from civil
9 liability for professional services in response to an
10 emergency, natural disasters or catastrophic events. Any
11 professional engineer, architect, land surveyor, or structural
12 engineer who in good faith, without fee, provides professional
13 services in response to an emergency, natural disaster or other
14 catastrophic event shall not be liable for civil damages as a
15 result of his or her acts or omissions in providing the
16 professional services, except for willful and wanton
17 misconduct. This immunity applies to services that are provided
18 without fee during or within 60 days following the end of an
19 emergency, disaster, or catastrophic event.".