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Statehouse Review

ISBA Director of Legislative Affairs Jim Covington reviews legislation in Springfield of interest to ISBA members. This week he covers Access to a lawyer Public Act 99-882, Expungement Public Act 99-835, Juvenile probation. Public Act 99-879, Mechanics Lien Act Public Act 99-852, Condominium Property Act Public Act 99- 849, Guilty pleas Public Act 99-871 and Toxicology results Public Act 99-801.

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. This week he covers Income shares and child support. Public Act 99-764, Parentage Act of 2015. Public Act 99-769, IMDMA cleanup. Public Act 99-763, Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act (2015). Public Act 99-775 and Personal guardian. Public Act 99-821.

More information on each bill is available below the video.

Income shares and child support. Public Act 99-764 (Kelly Burke, D-Oak Lawn; Hastings, D-Matteson) moves Illinois into the majority of other states that have an “income shares” model for adjudicating child support. Effective July 1, 2017. 

ISBA Director of Legislative Affairs Jim Covington reviews legislation in Springfield of interest to ISBA members. This week he covers Open Meetings Act Public Act 99-714IDVA electronic filing pilot program Public Act 99-718Supplementary proceedings Public Act 99-744Forcible Entry and Detainer Article Public Act 99- 753 and Mendelson Public Act 99-743.

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. This week he covers Property crimes Public Act 99-631FOIA Public Act 99-586Creates the Local Government Travel Expense Control Act Public Act 99-604Common Interest Community Association Act Public Act 99-627Omnibus Juvenile justice changes Public Act 99-628Cell site simulator device Public Act 99-622Short-term guardian Public Act 99-599Land Trust Beneficiary Rights Act Public Act 99-609 and Common Interest Community Association Act and the Condominium Property Act. Public Act 99-612.

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. This week he covers Common Interest Community Association Act and the Condominium Property Act Public Act 99-569, Common Interest Community Association Act and the Condominium Property Act. Public Act 99-567Illinois Human Rights Act. Public Act 99-548, Uniform Disposition of Unclaimed Property Act. Public Act 99-577, Property Tax Code Public Act 99-579 and Alcoholism and other Drug Abuse and Dependency Act Public Act 99-574.

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. This week he covers Open Meetings Act Public Act 99-515, FOIA House Bill 4715, Counties Code House Bill 4603, Creates the Local Government Travel Expense Control Act House Bill 4379 and Statewide Relocation Towing Licensure Commission Senate Bill 2261.

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Open Meetings Act. Public Act 99-515 (Ives, R-Wheaton; Connelly, R-Naperville) requires public bodies to give access to verbatim recordings and minutes of closed meetings to officials filling vacancies of elected officials in public bodies. Access is to be granted in the public body’s main office or official storage location in the presence of a records secretary, an administrative official of the public body, or any elected official of the public body. These records may not be recorded or removed from official storage unless the pubic body votes otherwise or so ordered by the courts. Effective June 20, 2016.

ISBA Director of Legislative Affairs Jim Covington reviews legislation in Springfield of interest to ISBA members. This week he covers Common Interest Community Association Act and the Condominium Property Act (Senate Bill 2354), Property crimes (Senate Bill 2907), IDVA electronic filing pilot program. (House Bill 6109), Common Interest Community Association Act and the Condominium Property Act (Senate Bill 2358)Condominium Property Act (Senate Bill 2359) and Common Interest Community Association Act (Senate Bill 2741).

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. This week he covers Personal Information Protection Act (Public Act 99-503), Cell site simulator device (Senate Bill 2343), Mechanics Lien Act (Senate Bill 2450), Predatory lending database program (Senate Bill 2677), and Condominium and Common Interest Community Ombudsperson Act. (House Bill 4658). More information on each bill is available below the video.

Personal Information Protection Act. Public Act 99-503 (Biss, D-Skokie; Williams, D-Chicago) makes the following changes to the existing Act.

(1) Expands the definition of protected “personal information” to include a person’s first name or first initial and the last name that are encrypted or redacted but the unlocking keys have been breached to allow one of several “data elements” to be unlawfully acquired. 

ISBA Director of Legislative Affairs Jim Covington reviews legislation in Springfield of interest to ISBA members. This week he covers Filing fees, Mobile Home and Landlord and Tenant Rights Act (House Bill 6285), Unclaimed U.S. savings bonds (House Bill 5607),  Guilty pleas (House Bill 2569), Counties Code (House Bill 4603) and Toxicology results (Senate Bill 3096). More information on each bill is available below the video.

Filing fees. The Access to Justice Act created the Statutory Court Fee Task Force to study the current system of fees, fines, and other court costs and propose recommendations to the Illinois General Assembly and Illinois Supreme Court. Its report may be found here.

ISBA Director of Legislative Affairs Jim Covington reviews legislation in Springfield of interest to ISBA members. This week he covers E-business fee (Senate Bill 3162), Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act (2015) (House Bill 4648),  Forcible Entry and Detainer Article (Senate Bill 3166),  Supplementary proceedings (Senate Bill 2845), FOIA (House Bill 4715) and Snow and ice removal (Senate Bill 2138). More information on each bill is available below the video.