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 Bill Status of HB0389  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  CIV PRO-VENUE; TORT LIABILITY

House Sponsors
Rep. Thomas M. Bennett

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  3/31/2017HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
735 ILCS 5/2-101from Ch. 110, par. 2-101
735 ILCS 5/2-102from Ch. 110, par. 2-102
735 ILCS 5/2-103from Ch. 110, par. 2-103
735 ILCS 5/2-110 new
735 ILCS 5/2-1107.1from Ch. 110, par. 2-1107.1
735 ILCS 5/2-1117from Ch. 110, par. 2-1117
735 ILCS 5/2-1205.2 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Code of Civil Procedure. Deletes a provision authorizing an action to be commenced in any county if all defendants are nonresidents of this State. Limits venue for actions against corporations, partnerships, and insurance companies. Provides that in actions in which no party is a resident of this State and over which another forum has jurisdiction, the court shall, upon motion, dismiss the action subject to specified conditions. Provides that joint and several liability attaches when a defendant is found to be 50%, rather than 25%, at fault. Limits amounts recovered for medical care, treatment, or services and caretaking expenses to the amounts actually paid for those expenses regardless of the amounts initially billed.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/12/2017HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Thomas M. Bennett
  1/12/2017HouseFirst Reading
  1/12/2017HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/25/2017HouseAssigned to Judiciary - Civil Committee
  2/24/2017HouseTo Tort Liability Law Subcommittee
  3/31/2017HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

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