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ISBA Director of Legislative Affairs Jim Covington reviews legislation in Springfield of interest to ISBA members. In this episode he covers County code of conduct (Public Act 98-779), Dissolution of business entities (Public Act 98-776), The Residential Real Property Disclosure Act (Public Act 98-754) and The Mechanics Lien Act. (Public Act 98-764). More information on the bill is available below the video.

County code of conduct. Public Act 98-779 (Morrison, D-Deerfield; Yingling D-Hainesville) allows a county board for counties more than 300,000 but less than two million population to adopt a code of conduct regarding the fiscal responsibility and procurement authority, as required by State law, local ordinance, or county board policy It may also include additional provisions for the accountability, transparency, and ethical conduct of county appointees. Allows appointees appointed by a county board chairman or county executive to be removed from office for violating the code of conduct by the county board chairman or county executive with concurrence by a 2/3 majority vote of the county board. It requires that reasonable notice of the violation and a hearing before the county board or its designee be provided to the appointee before the vote. Makes similar provisions for appointees appointed by the county. The Act exempts the removal of county superintendent of highways and county engineer from these provisions. Effective January 1, 2015.

ISBA Director of Legislative Affairs Jim Covington reviews legislation in Springfield of interest to ISBA members. In this episode he covers the rewrite of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (House Bill 1452). More information on the bill is available below the video.

House Bill 1452, rewrite of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act. (http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/98/HB/PDF/09800HB1452sam001.pdf)

Modification.  The general rule is that a motion to modify an order allocating parental responsibilities may not be made within two years of the order’s entry. There are three exceptions to this general rule.

(1) A court is required to modify a parenting plan or allocation judgment if necessary to serve the child’s best interests if the court finds, by a preponderance of the evidence that:

ISBA Director of Legislative Affairs Jim Covington reviews legislation in Springfield of interest to ISBA members. In this episode he covers Township government (Public Act 98-653), Workers’ Compensation Act (Public Act 98-633), UM/UIM insurance (House Bill 5575), Independent examination in mental health proceedings (Senate Bill 3532), Local Records Act (House Bill 5623) and Condominiums and common-interest communities (House Bill 5322). More information on each bill is available below the video.

ISBA Director of Legislative Affairs Jim Covington reviews legislation in Springfield of interest to ISBA members. In this episode he covers Strict foreclosure of an omitted subordinate interest (Senate Bill 2730), Ticket quotas banned (Public Act 98-650), Expungement of juvenile records (Public Act 98-637), Victims’ rights (HJRCA 1), Procedures in lineup identifications (House Bill 802), Search warrants sought electronically (House Bill 4594), Unfitness issues in criminal cases (Senate Bill 2801) and Traffic offenses and appearance (Senate Bill 2583). More information on each bill is available below the video.

ISBA Director of Legislative Affairs Jim Covington reviews legislation in Springfield of interest to ISBA members. In this episode he covers Statutes of limitation (House Bill 5512), Pregnancy and discrimination (House Bill 8), Power of attorney for health care (Senate Bill 3228), Dissolution of business entities (Senate Bill 1098) and Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act (Senate Bill 1941). More information on each bill is available below the video.

ISBA Director of Legislative Affairs Jim Covington reviews legislation in Springfield of interest to ISBA members. In this episode he covers Administrative review and attorney’s fees (Senate Bill 2829), Condominium Property Act (House Bill 4783), Presumptively void transfers (Senate Bill 1048), FOIA (House Bill 3796), The Residential Real Property Disclosure Act (Senate Bill 2597), Common Interest Community Association Act (Senate Bill 3057) and Service of process. (Senate Bill 3286). More information on each bill is available below the video.

ISBA Director of Legislative Affairs Jim Covington reviews legislation in Springfield of interest to ISBA members. In this episode he covers Condominium Property Act (House Bill 4783), UM/UIM arbitration (House Bill 5575), Sale of distressed condominium units (Senate Bill 2664), Workers' Compensation Act (Senate Bill 3287), Transfer on Death Instrument (TODI) Cleanup (Senate Bill 2656), Marriage rewrite (House Bill 1452) and Eavesdropping. More information on each bill is available below the video.

ISBA Director of Legislative Affairs Jim Covington reviews legislation in Springfield of interest to ISBA members. In this episode he covers Marriage rewrite (House Bill 1452), Disabled adults (Senate Bill 1051), UM/UIM arbitration (House Bill 5575), Sale of distressed condominium units (Senate Bill 2664), Eavesdropping, Workers' Compensation Act (Senate Bill 3287)  and Statutes of limitation (House Bill 5512). More information on each bill is available below.

ISBA Director of Legislative Affairs Jim Covington reviews legislation in Springfield of interest to ISBA members. In this episode he covers Small Estate Affidavit (Senate Bill 2985), Service of process (Senate Bill 3286), Guardianship (Senate Bill 1046), Health Care Power of Attorney (Senate Bill 3228) and Presumptively void transfers (Senate Bill 1048). More information on each bill is available below.

ISBA Director of Legislative Affairs Jim Covington reviews legislation in Springfield of interest to ISBA members. In this episode he covers The Residential Real Property Disclosure Act (Senate Bill 2597), Common Interest Community Association Act (Senate Bill 3057), Condominium Property Act (Senate Bill 2892), Driving on suspended license (Senate Bill 3547) and Transfer on Death Instrument (TODI) Cleanup (Senate Bill 2656). More information on each bill is available below.