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 Bill Status of SB0738  95th General Assembly

Short Description:  CIV PRO-DEATH OF PARTY

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Randall M. Hultgren - Pamela J. Althoff and John J. Cullerton

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2009SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
735 ILCS 5/13-209from Ch. 110, par. 13-209

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Code of Civil Procedure. Provides that when a person dies before an action is filed against him or her, a court may appoint a special representative for that decedent, against whom an action may be brought without opening an estate. Deletes a provision requiring notice to heirs or legatees as the court directs, and provides instead that the plaintiff must notify all known heirs or legatees of the decedent by U.S. mail. Provides that any interested person may be substituted as the special representative for good cause shown. Provides that proceeding under this provision shall not bar the estate from filing counterclaims. Deletes a provision limiting recovery to proceeds of any liability insurance available to the estate. Provides that these changes apply to actions commenced or pending on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  2/8/2007SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Randall M. Hultgren
  2/8/2007SenateFirst Reading
  2/8/2007SenateReferred to Rules
  2/21/2007SenateAssigned to Judiciary Civil Law
  3/1/2007SenateDo Pass Judiciary Civil Law; 010-000-000
  3/1/2007SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 2, 2007
  3/8/2007SenateSecond Reading
  3/8/2007SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 13, 2007
  3/21/2007SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Pamela J. Althoff
  3/28/2007SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. John J. Cullerton
  3/30/2007SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2007
  5/31/2007SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As December 31, 2007
  12/3/2007SenatePursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b) / Referred to Rules
  5/31/2008SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As January 13, 2009
  1/13/2009SenateSession Sine Die

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