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 Bill Status of HB5351  96th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Patricia R. Bellock - Sandra M. Pihos - Barbara Flynn Currie - Elizabeth Coulson - Naomi D. Jakobsson, Michael W. Tryon, Greg Harris and Rosemary Mulligan

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Kirk W. Dillard - A. J. Wilhelmi)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  7/27/2010HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 96-1321

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
405 ILCS 5/3-806.1 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code. Provides that the Illinois Supreme Court or any circuit court of this State may adopt rules permitting the use of video conferencing equipment in all court hearings, subject to certain criteria. Provides that any court may permit any witness, including a psychiatrist, to testify by video conferencing equipment from any location in the absence of a court rule specifically prohibiting such testimony.

DateChamber Action
  2/4/2010HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
  2/4/2010HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sandra M. Pihos
  2/4/2010HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  2/4/2010HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Coulson
  2/5/2010HouseFirst Reading
  2/5/2010HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/22/2010HouseAssigned to Judiciary I - Civil Law Committee
  3/3/2010HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Judiciary I - Civil Law Committee; 017-000-000
  3/3/2010HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/9/2010HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Naomi D. Jakobsson
  3/10/2010HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/10/2010HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/12/2010HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael W. Tryon
  3/12/2010HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 110-000-000
  3/12/2010HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Greg Harris
  3/12/2010HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Rosemary Mulligan
  3/12/2010SenateArrive in Senate
  3/12/2010SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading March 15, 2010
  3/12/2010SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Kirk W. Dillard
  3/15/2010SenateFirst Reading
  3/15/2010SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/18/2010SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. A. J. Wilhelmi
  4/6/2010SenateAssigned to Judiciary
  4/14/2010SenatePostponed - Judiciary
  4/20/2010SenateDo Pass Judiciary; 008-000-000
  4/20/2010SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 21, 2010
  4/27/2010SenateSecond Reading
  4/27/2010SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 28, 2010
  5/4/2010SenateThird Reading - Passed; 057-000-000
  5/4/2010HousePassed Both Houses
  6/2/2010HouseSent to the Governor
  7/27/2010HouseGovernor Approved
  7/27/2010HouseEffective Date January 1, 2011
  7/27/2010HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 96-1321

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