Bill Status of SB0636 95th General Assembly
Short Description: FORCIBLE ENTRY-FEES TIME LIMIT
Sen. Dave Syverson
| 1/13/2009||Senate||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Clerks of Courts Act. Provides that the filing fees for landlords and tenants, varying by county population size, are reduced: a plaintiff's filing fee is a minimum of $5 and a maximum of $165 (at present, $10 minimum and $335 maximum) and a defendant's appearance filing fee is a minimum of $5 and a maximum of $40 (at present, $10 minimum and $90 maximum). Amends the Code of Civil Procedure. Provides that 4 categories of forcible entry and detainer actions shall be treated as expedited proceedings: forcible entry; peaceable entry and possession unlawfully withheld; entry upon vacant or unoccupied lands; and lessee holds possession after lease termination or notice to quit. Provides that time limits for certain provisions are reduced: posted notice, 5 days (at present, 10 days); stay of enforcement, no more than 5 days (at present, 7 days); sheriff's execution of an order, within 5 days (at present, 7 days); time between notice by a verified complaint and a hearing, at least 7 days (at present, 14 days); no continuance beyond 5 days (at present, 7 days); and a notice to terminate tenancy from week to week, at least 5 days (at present, 7 days). Effective immediately.
|Date||Chamber|| Action|| 2/8/2007||Senate||Filed with Secretary by Sen. Dave Syverson|| 2/8/2007||Senate||First Reading|| 2/8/2007||Senate||Referred to Rules|| 1/13/2009||Senate||Session Sine Die|