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 Bill Status of SB2527  95th General Assembly

Short Description:  SOS-DEPOSIT OF WILLS

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Kwame Raoul

House Sponsors
(Rep. Sidney H. Mathias)

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

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
15 ILCS 305/5.15 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Secretary of State Act. Provides that an attorney (or an attorney's representative or guardian) who certifies that he or she has been unable to locate a testator after a diligent search may deposit the testator's will with the Secretary of State. Requires the Secretary of State to: index, store, and perform other duties with respect to deposited wills; deliver the will to the testator or a designee or to a person specified in a court order; deliver the will to a court upon being notified of the death of the testator; and respond to inquiries regarding the will under specified circumstances. Contains provisions regarding fees, destruction of wills, immunity, and other matters.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
Provides that the index of wills created by the Secretary of State is a public record. Provides that fees collected in connection with the deposit of wills must be deposited into the Secretary of State Special Services Fund. Deletes an unnecessary and incorrect cross-reference.

DateChamber Action
  2/15/2008SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Kwame Raoul
  2/15/2008SenateFirst Reading
  2/15/2008SenateReferred to Rules
  3/5/2008SenateAssigned to Judiciary Civil Law
  3/13/2008SenateDo Pass Judiciary Civil Law; 010-000-000
  3/13/2008SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 1, 2008
  4/1/2008SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Kwame Raoul
  4/1/2008SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules
  4/2/2008SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Judiciary Civil Law
  4/3/2008SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Judiciary Civil Law; 008-000-000
  4/8/2008SenateSecond Reading
  4/8/2008SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; Raoul
  4/8/2008SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 9, 2008
  4/15/2008SenateThird Reading - Passed; 048-000-000
  4/15/2008HouseArrived in House
  4/15/2008HousePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/15/2008HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Sidney H. Mathias
  4/15/2008HouseFirst Reading
  4/15/2008HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/13/2009SenateSession Sine Die

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