Bill Status of HB3484  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  IMDMA-TEMPORARY RELIEF

House Sponsors
Rep. Denyse Wang Stoneback, Terra Costa Howard, David A. Welter, Maurice A. West, II, Jonathan Carroll, Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz, Curtis J. Tarver, II, Dan Ugaste and Seth Lewis

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Rachelle Crowe)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/20/2021HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 102-0480

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
750 ILCS 5/501from Ch. 40, par. 501


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act. Allows either party to petition or move for an allowance from the other party for a retainer fee to obtain an attorney, accompanied by a financial affidavit that is supported by documentary evidence, and a certificate stating that if an allowance is granted, the party shall only use it for retaining an attorney. Provides that the court shall review the financial affidavit and, if appropriate, grant an allowance to the party for a retainer fee.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act. Allows either party to petition or move for an allowance from the other party for a retainer fee to obtain an attorney. Requires the petition to identify the attorney to be retained and be accompanied by specified documents. Provides that all awards shall be paid directly to the identified attorney.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 2
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act. Includes an allowance from the other party for a retainer fee to obtain an attorney in the definitions of "interim attorney's fees and costs" and "interim award". Provides that a petition for interim fees that seeks an order for the payment of an initial retainer to retain an attorney shall have attached to it an affidavit from the attorney to be retained that the attorney has been contacted by the moving party and the attorney has agreed to enter an appearance if the court grants the relief requested, together with a certificate from the moving party that the interim fees granted will only be used by the moving party to retain the attorney. Requires any interim fees granted to be paid directly to the identified attorney.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/19/2021HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Denyse Wang Stoneback
  2/22/2021HouseFirst Reading
  2/22/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/16/2021HouseAssigned to Judiciary - Civil Committee
  3/19/2021HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Denyse Wang Stoneback
  3/19/2021HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/23/2021HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Judiciary - Civil Committee
  3/23/2021HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Judiciary - Civil Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/23/2021HouseDo Pass as Amended / Consent Calendar Judiciary - Civil Committee; 014-000-000
  3/24/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Terra Costa Howard
  3/24/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. David A. Welter
  3/24/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Maurice A. West, II
  3/24/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jonathan Carroll
  3/24/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz
  3/24/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Curtis J. Tarver, II
  3/24/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dan Ugaste
  3/25/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Seth Lewis
  4/8/2021HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Consent Calendar
  4/15/2021HouseSecond Reading - Consent Calendar
  4/15/2021HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Consent Calendar
  4/16/2021HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Consent Calendar
  4/21/2021HouseThird Reading - Consent Calendar - First Day
  4/22/2021HouseThird Reading - Consent Calendar - Passed 113-000-000
  4/23/2021SenateArrive in Senate
  4/23/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading April 27, 2021
  4/28/2021SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Rachelle Crowe
  4/28/2021SenateFirst Reading
  4/28/2021SenateReferred to Assignments
  5/10/2021SenateAssigned to Judiciary
  5/18/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Rachelle Crowe
  5/18/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  5/19/2021SenateDo Pass Judiciary; 007-000-000
  5/19/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 20, 2021
  5/20/2021SenateSecond Reading
  5/20/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 21, 2021
  5/20/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Rachelle Crowe
  5/20/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  5/24/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Assignments Refers to Judiciary
  5/25/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommend Do Adopt Judiciary; 009-000-000
  5/26/2021SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  5/26/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted; Crowe
  5/26/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  5/27/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading ** May 28, 2021
  5/29/2021SenateThird Reading - Passed; 059-000-000
  5/29/2021HouseArrived in House
  5/29/2021HousePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 2
  5/30/2021HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Denyse Wang Stoneback
  5/30/2021HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  5/30/2021HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
  5/31/2021HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 House Concurs 117-000-000
  5/31/2021HouseHouse Concurs
  5/31/2021HousePassed Both Houses
  6/29/2021HouseSent to the Governor
  8/20/2021HouseGovernor Approved
  8/20/2021HouseEffective Date January 1, 2022
  8/20/2021HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 102-0480