102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
Introduced 2/22/2021, by Rep. Sonya M. Harper
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Creates the Malicious False Reporting Liability Act. Provides that a
person may bring an action against another person for malicious false
reporting to a law enforcement agency. Provides that a person bring an
action may recover: an amount in actual and punitive damages or liquidated
damages of at least $250 and not more than $1,500; the costs of the action;
and reasonable attorney's fees.
A BILL FOR
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AN ACT concerning civil law.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be cited as the
Malicious False Reporting Liability Act.
Cause of action.
(a) A person may bring an action against another person
for malicious false reporting if the person is able to
(1) the other person made a false report to a law
enforcement agency knowing that the report was false; and
(2) as a result of the report, the person was
questioned, detained, or arrested by a law enforcement
(b) A person may bring an action under this Act even if the
(1) has not been prosecuted for the crime of false
reporting or false informing;
(2) has not been convicted of the crime of false
reporting or false informing; or
(3) has been acquitted of the crime of false reporting
or false informing.
(c) A separate cause of action may be brought by each