101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2019 and 2020
Introduced 2/18/2020, by Rep. Tony McCombie
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Creates the Public Duty Rule Codification Act. Contains legislative
findings and a statement of legislative purpose. Provides that a local
governmental entity and its employees owe no duty of care to individual
members of the general public to provide governmental services.
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
Duty Rule Codification Act.
(a) The General Assembly finds:
(1) On January 22, 2016, the Illinois Supreme Court, in
Coleman v. East Joliet Fire Protection District, 2016 IL
117952, abolished the public duty rule.
(2) The public duty rule is an important doctrine that
is grounded in the principle that the duty of a local
governmental entity to preserve the well-being of the
community is owed to the public at large rather than to
specific members of the community.
(b) It is the purpose of this Act to codify the public duty
Public duty rule.
A local governmental entity
and its employees owe no duty of care to individual members of
the general public to provide governmental services.