Bill Status of SB2143 98th General Assembly
Short Description: SEAT BELT DAMAGE MITIGATION
Sen. Sue Rezin
|Session Sine Die
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that evidence of failure to comply with the seat belt requirements of the Illinois Vehicle Code may be admitted in litigation related to a motor vehicle accident for the purpose of mitigating damages in subsequent civil litigation. Provides that this mitigation will apply only to damages for pain and suffering and not to recovery of economic loss or medical payments. Maintains the prohibition on admission of evidence of failure to use child restraints as required under the Child Passenger Protection Act.