Bill Status of HB1727  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  OFFICER ACCOUNTABILITY

House Sponsors
Rep. Curtis J. Tarver, II - Kambium Buckner, Lakesia Collins, Mary E. Flowers, Delia C. Ramirez, Carol Ammons, Will Guzzardi, Lamont J. Robinson, Jr., Robyn Gabel, Kelly M. Cassidy, La Shawn K. Ford, Rita Mayfield, Anna Moeller, Anne Stava-Murray and Emanuel Chris Welch

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  4/23/2021HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Bad Apples in Law Enforcement Accountability Act of 2021. Provides that a peace officer subjecting another person to the deprivation of individual rights is liable to the person for appropriate relief. Excludes sovereign immunity, statutory immunity, and statutory damages for claims brought under this provision. Provides that qualified immunity is not a defense to liability under this provision. Allows attorney's fees and costs to be awarded to the plaintiff. Provides that civil actions brought under this provision must be commenced within 5 years after the cause of action accrues. Requires units of local government to make public disclosures regarding judgments or settlements awarded under this provision. Determines what information is not required to be disclosed by the unit of local government.

 Fiscal Note (Illinois Court of Claims)
 The Illinois Court of Claims cannot provide an estimated cost to the State of Illinois if House Bill 1727 is passed. The Court has jurisdiction over State agencies, not individual State employees. It is not possible to forecast what future lawsuits may be filed, nor the facts surrounding the alleged events and/or potential awards by the Court.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/11/2021HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Curtis J. Tarver, II
  2/17/2021HouseFirst Reading
  2/17/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/2/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kambium Buckner
  3/9/2021HouseAssigned to Judiciary - Civil Committee
  3/16/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lakesia Collins
  3/16/2021HouseRe-assigned to Restorative Justice Committee
  3/17/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  3/25/2021HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Restorative Justice Committee; 004-002-000
  4/1/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Delia C. Ramirez
  4/6/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
  4/7/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
  4/7/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lamont J. Robinson, Jr.
  4/7/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
  4/8/2021HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/8/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  4/12/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  4/13/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
  4/13/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Anna Moeller
  4/13/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Anne Stava-Murray
  4/15/2021HouseFiscal Note Requested by Rep. Blaine Wilhour
  4/20/2021HouseFiscal Note Filed
  4/20/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  4/21/2021HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/21/2021HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/23/2021HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee