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 Bill Status of SB1481  94th General Assembly


Short Description:  JURY ACT-SERVICE

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Kirk W. Dillard - John J. Cullerton

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/9/2007SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
55 ILCS 5/4-11001.5 new
705 ILCS 305/4.1from Ch. 78, par. 4.1
705 ILCS 305/5from Ch. 78, par. 5
705 ILCS 305/8from Ch. 78, par. 8
705 ILCS 305/10.2from Ch. 78, par. 10.2
705 ILCS 305/10.3 new
705 ILCS 305/15from Ch. 78, par. 15
30 ILCS 105/5.640 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Counties Code. Creates the Lengthy Trial Fund. Provides that the Fund shall be used to provide full or partial wage replacement or wage supplementation to jurors who serve as petit jurors for more than 10 days. Provides that a fee of $10, which shall be paid to the clerk of the court for deposit into the Fund, shall be charged to each attorney who files a civil case or a pleading in response to a complaint. Amends the Jury Act. Provides that jurors shall not be required or requested to use annual, vacation, or sick leave for time spent responding to a summons for jury duty, time spent participating in the jury selection process, or time spent actually serving on a jury. Provides that an employer may not subject an employee to any adverse employment action by reason of the employee's jury service. Provides that a court shall automatically postpone and reschedule the service of a summoned juror who is employed by an employer with 5 or fewer full-time employees, or the equivalent, if another employee of that employer is summoned to appear during the same period. Provides that an individual may be excused from jury service for a period of up to 24 months, instead of seeking postponement, under the listed circumstances. Raises the fees for failure to attend when summoned to appear as a grand or petit juror to any sum not more than $500 (instead of $100). Amends the State Finance Act to create the Lengthy Trial Fund. Makes other changes. Effective July 1, 2005.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/23/2005SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Kirk W. Dillard
  2/23/2005SenateChief Co-Sponsor Sen. John J. Cullerton
  2/23/2005SenateFirst Reading
  2/23/2005SenateReferred to Rules
  3/2/2005SenateAssigned to Judiciary
  3/9/2005SenatePostponed - Judiciary
  3/16/2005SenatePostponed - Judiciary
  3/17/2005SenatePostponed - Judiciary
  3/18/2005SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Rules
  1/9/2007SenateSession Sine Die

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