ISBA Statehouse Review for the week of Jan. 12, 2017
ISBA Director of Legislative Affairs Jim Covington reviews legislation in Springfield of interest to ISBA members. This week he covers the Title Insurance Act, Collaborative Process Act, Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act, Illinois Administrative Procedure Act and Setting bail.
More information on each bill is available below the video.
Title Insurance Act. Senate Bill 65 (Hastings, D-Frankfort) requires all title insurance policies for the sale and purchase of residential real transactions to be issued through the same policy-issuing entity unless otherwise agreed by the seller and buyer.
Effective January 1, 2018. Just introduced.
Collaborative Process Act. Senate Bill 67 (Hastings, D-Frankfort) creates the Collaborative Process Act for those using this process in family law cases on or after the effective date of the Act. It contains provisions concerning requirements of collaborative-process agreements; the beginning and conclusion of the collaborative process; proceedings before the court; disclosure of information; standards of professional responsibility and mandatory reporting; confidentiality; and privileges.
The Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act. Senate Bill 69 (Hastings, D-Frankfort) combines the changes made to the Section concerning child support by Public Act 99-90, Public Act 99-763, and Public Act 99-764. Adds provisions concerning the computation of the basic child-support obligation. Makes changes concerning the child-support guidelines, the duty of support, income calculation, presumptions in favor of the child-support guidelines, minimum child-support obligations, income greater than the support schedule, child care expenses, shared and split physical care, and health care. Replaces references to “supporting parent” and “payor” with references to “obligor.” Makes other changes.
Effective July 1, 2017. Just introduced.
The Illinois Administrative Procedure Act. House Bill 301 (Olson, R-Downers Grove) provides that if an agency decides to hold a public hearing, it must post on its Internet website certain requisite information to provide the public with notice of the proposed rulemaking. If an agency decides not to initiate a public hearing, it must post the requirements to request a public hearing, along with information on the proposed rulemaking, on its Internet website.
Setting bail. House Bill 314 (Turner, D-Chicago) allows a sheriff to apply for an increase or reduction in the amount of bail or may alter the conditions of the bail bond or grant bail if it has been previously revoked or denied. If monetary bail has been set and the defendant has been unable to post the required amount, the defendant must present a verified application setting forth in detail any new facts not known or obtainable at the time of the setting of bail, or the previous revocation or denial of bail proceedings. If the court grants bail and it has previously been revoked or denied, or changes the amount of bail, the court must state on the record of the proceedings the findings of facts and conclusion of law upon which the order is based.