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General Assembly



February Session, 2012

LCO No. 3540



Offered by:


SEN. FASANO, 34th Dist.

SEN. KISSEL, 7th Dist.

SEN. WITKOS, 8th Dist.

SEN. MCLACHLAN, 24th Dist.


To: Senate Bill No. 245

File No. 271

Cal. No. 228

In line 19, after the period, insert the following:

"In any action, suit or proceeding under this section, there shall be a rebuttable presumption that the peace officer had reasonable grounds for the officer's belief asserted under this subsection, and the burden of proof shall be on the person bringing the action, suit or seeking redress to establish that the peace officer did not have reasonable grounds for such belief. "