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 Bill Status of HB1896  95th General Assembly


Short Description:  CIV PRO-TESTIMONY RELIABILITY

House Sponsors
Rep. Renée Kosel - Ron Stephens - Raymond Poe - Jerry L. Mitchell and Sidney H. Mathias

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2009HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
735 ILCS 5/Art. VIII Pt. 28 heading new
735 ILCS 5/8-2801 new
735 ILCS 5/8-2802 new
735 ILCS 5/8-2803 new
735 ILCS 5/8-2804 new
735 ILCS 5/8-2805 new
735 ILCS 5/8-2806 new
735 ILCS 5/8-2807 new
735 ILCS 5/8-2808 new
735 ILCS 5/8-2809 new
735 ILCS 5/8-2810 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Code of Civil Procedure. Provides that a non-expert's opinion or inference testimony is limited to opinions or inferences that are rationally based on his or her perception, helpful to a clear understanding of his or her testimony or the determination of a fact in issue, and not based on scientific, technical, or other specialized knowledge. Sets forth requirements regarding: qualifications, testimony, disclosure, and compensation of expert witnesses; bases of expert opinion testimony; limitations on expert testimony; pre-trial hearings and disclosures concerning expert witnesses; precedents to be followed in interpreting the new provisions; interlocutory appeals of rulings on the admissibility of expert evidence; standards to be followed by reviewing courts in determining the admissibility of expert testimony; severability; and other matters. Applies to actions commenced on or after the effective date of the amendatory Act and pending actions in which a trial has not been scheduled or in which a trial has been scheduled more than 90 days after the effective date of the amendatory Act. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/23/2007HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Renée Kosel
  2/23/2007HouseFirst Reading
  2/23/2007HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/27/2007HouseAssigned to Executive Committee
  3/6/2007HouseRe-assigned to Judiciary I - Civil Law Committee
  3/12/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sidney H. Mathias
  3/19/2007HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Ron Stephens
  3/19/2007HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Raymond Poe
  3/19/2007HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jerry L. Mitchell
  3/21/2007HouseMotion Do Pass - Lost Judiciary I - Civil Law Committee; 006-006-001
  3/21/2007HouseRemains in Judiciary I - Civil Law Committee
  3/23/2007HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/13/2009HouseSession Sine Die

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