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Public Act 100-1086


 

Public Act 1086 100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 100-1086
 
SB3295 EnrolledLRB100 18082 JLS 33275 b

    AN ACT concerning civil law.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 5. The Code of Civil Procedure is amended by
changing Section 1-109 as follows:
 
    (735 ILCS 5/1-109)  (from Ch. 110, par. 1-109)
    Sec. 1-109. Verification by certification. Unless
otherwise expressly provided by rule of the Supreme Court,
whenever in this Code any complaint, petition, answer, reply,
bill of particulars, answer to interrogatories, affidavit,
return or proof of service, or other document or pleading filed
in any court of this State is required or permitted to be
verified, or made, sworn to or verified under oath, such
requirement or permission is hereby defined to include a
certification of such pleading, affidavit or other document
under penalty of perjury as provided in this Section.
    Whenever any such pleading, affidavit or other document is
so certified, the several matters stated shall be stated
positively or upon information and belief only, according to
the fact. The person or persons having knowledge of the matters
stated in a pleading, affidavit or other document certified in
accordance with this Section shall subscribe to a certification
in substantially the following form: Under penalties as
provided by law pursuant to Section 1-109 of the Code of Civil
Procedure, the undersigned certifies that the statements set
forth in this instrument are true and correct, except as to
matters therein stated to be on information and belief and as
to such matters the undersigned certifies as aforesaid that he
verily believes the same to be true.
    Any pleading, affidavit, or other document certified in
accordance with this Section may be used in the same manner and
with the same force and effect as though subscribed and sworn
to under oath, and there is no further requirement that the
pleading, affidavit, or other document be sworn before an
authorized person.
    Any person who makes a false statement, material to the
issue or point in question, which he does not believe to be
true, in any pleading, affidavit or other document certified by
such person in accordance with this Section shall be guilty of
a Class 3 felony.
(Source: P.A. 83-916.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2019