Bill Status of HB5066  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  PRESCRIBED BURNING-LIABILITY

House Sponsors
Rep. Tim Butler

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  2/18/2022HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
525 ILCS 37/15


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Prescribed Burning Act. Removes a provision making a property owner and any person conducting a prescribed burn liable for actual damage or injury caused by the prescribed burn or resulting smoke upon proof of negligence. Provides instead that no landowner, agent of the landowner, or certified prescribed burn manager is liable for damage, injury, or loss caused by a prescribed burn or resulting smoke unless proven to be grossly negligent. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/26/2022HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Tim Butler
  1/27/2022HouseFirst Reading
  1/27/2022HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/9/2022HouseAssigned to Judiciary - Civil Committee
  2/14/2022HouseTo Civil Procedure & Tort Liability Subcommittee
  2/18/2022HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee