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ISBA Director of Legislative Affairs Jim Covington reviews legislation in Springfield of interest to ISBA members. This week he covers Real estate claims in Cook County (Senate Bill 1487), Medical records’ fees (House Bill 3845), Foreign Language Court Interpreter Act (House Bill 3620) and Drug Court Treatment Act (Senate Bill 727) and (Senate Bill 844). More information on each bill is available below the video.

Real estate claims in Cook County. Senate Bill 1487 (Cunningham, D-Chicago) authorizes the Cook County Recorder of Deeds to establish a three-year pilot program that permits documents to be recorded against a property in foreclosure by judicial order only. It requires a judge to issue an order barring any “nonrecord claimants” from recording an interest on the foreclosed property without approval of the court. The order shall expire on the date the court confirms the judicial sale of the property under the judgment of foreclosure.

If a court order has been recorded under this section, a non-record claimant may not record a document regarding the foreclosed property the subject of the foreclosure action without a certified court order. A unit of local government is not required to obtain a certified court order under this subsection to record a document that is subject of a foreclosure action. Nor does it apply to a bank or financial institution that recorded the lis pendens notice of foreclosure. On third reading in the Senate.

ISBA Director of Legislative Affairs Jim Covington reviews legislation in Springfield of interest to ISBA members. This week he covers Presumptions in probate (Senate Bill 90), Guardianships for minors (Senate Bill 786), Temporary guardianships (House Bill 2505), Unfounded reports (Senate Bill 1335), Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act (House Bill 4131) and Presumptively Void Transfers (House Bill 3325). 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 Court reporters, Attorney fees in civil actions (House Bill 2456), Product liability and confidentiality orders (House Bill 3518), Property fraud alert system (House Bill 3672), Guilty pleas (House Bill 2569) and The Notice and Opportunity to Repair Act (House Bill 3744). 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 Wills deposited with county recorders (Senate Bill 1596), Insured’s Independent Counsel Act (Senate Bill 1296), Guilty pleas (House Bill 2569), Administrative Review Law (Senate Bill 1447), Wrongful Death Act (House Bill 2713) and Amends the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act (House Bill 2691). More information on each bill is available below the video

Wills deposited with county recorders. Senate Bill 1596 (Kotowski, D-Park Ridge) amends the Counties Code to allow a county recorder to implement a county will depository. If the recorder does create a depository, it must also provide a form affidavit for a depositor of a will to file with the deposited will. States the requirements of the form affidavit. Provides for the duties of the county recorders for acceptance of wills, storage of wills, release of wills, and destruction of wills. Provides for different fees the county recorder may charge. Scheduled for hearing next Tuesday in Senate Judiciary Committee.

ISBA Director of Legislative Affairs Jim Covington reviews legislation in Springfield of interest to ISBA members. This week he covers Guardianship of a disabled adult (House Bills 2504, 2505 and 2506), Municipalities and bankruptcy (House Bill 298), The Probate Act of 1975 (House Bill 1332), Court-appointed counsel (House Bill 1417), The Security Deposit Interest Act (House Bill 1319) and IMDMA and dissipation (House Bill 1520). 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 IMDMA Rewrite (Senate Bill 57), The Uniform Interstate Depositions and Discovery Act (Senate Bill 45) and Interest on judgments (Senate Bill 1248). 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 Forcible Entry and Detainer (House Bill 160), Premises Liability Act (House Bill 1441), Mortgage Foreclosure (Senate Bill 735), Public officers and multiple offices (House Bill 1434 ), Guardianship of minors (Senate Bill 786), Mental health confidentiality (Senate Bill 818) and Grandparents’ visitation (House Bill 1414). 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 Trades and proof of insurance (House Bill 201), Open Meetings Act (House Bill 1323), Mortgage Foreclosure (Senate Bill 735), The Probate Act of 1975 (House Bill 1332) and Governor Rauner’s State of the State Address. 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 Municipalities and bankruptcy (House Bill 298), FOIA (House Bill 303), Notice and change of addresses (House Bill 304), DUI imprisonment (House Bill 340), Wills and presumptions (Senate Bill 90) and State’s Attorneys’ and debt collection (Senate Bill 86). 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 The Attorney Act and citizenship (Senate Bill 23), Juror fees (Senate Bill 59), Uniform Interstate Depositions and Discovery Act (Senate Bill 45), Open Meetings Act (House Bill 175), Respondents in discovery (House Bill 96) and Discovery and depositions (House Bill 95 ). More information on each bill is available below the video.