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 Bill Status of HB5596  99th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Robert Martwick

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/10/2017HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
735 ILCS 5/2-1021 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Civil Practice Law of the Code of Civil Procedure. Defines "product liability action" and "confidentiality order". Provides that for good cause shown, a party required to respond to discovery in a product liability action may obtain a confidentiality order. Provides that if the court finds that such a confidentiality order is appropriate, the order shall be narrowly drafted and may permit the subsequent designation of specific confidential materials. Provides that, if a party objects to a designation that limits disclosure or dissemination of materials under a confidentiality order, the party seeking to limit disclosure or dissemination pursuant to a claim of confidentiality must demonstrate, by a preponderance of the evidence, a specific, serious, and substantial interest in confidentiality that outweighs the adverse effect of confidentiality upon the general public health or safety. Provides for appeals of orders denying confidentiality. Provides that the new provisions do not: preclude the use of confidentiality orders to protect trade secrets; apply to laws or regulations safeguarding the confidentiality of medical records; or apply to healthcare services. Contains provisions concerning intervention; prohibited agreements; applicability; and other matters.

DateChamber Action
  2/9/2016HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Robert Martwick
  2/10/2016HouseFirst Reading
  2/10/2016HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/23/2016HouseAssigned to Judiciary - Civil Committee
  4/8/2016HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/10/2017HouseSession Sine Die

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