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 Bill Status of SB0721  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  CIV PRO-TESTIMONY RELIABILITY

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Jil Tracy

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  3/17/2017SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
735 ILCS 5/Art. VIII Pt. 29 heading new
735 ILCS 5/8-2901 new
735 ILCS 5/8-2902 new
735 ILCS 5/8-2903 new
735 ILCS 5/8-2904 new
735 ILCS 5/8-2905 new
735 ILCS 5/8-2906 new
735 ILCS 5/8-2907 new
735 ILCS 5/8-2908 new
735 ILCS 5/8-2909 new
735 ILCS 5/8-2910 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Code of Civil Procedure. Provides limitations upon a non-expert's opinion or inference testimony. 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; and severability. Provides that the new provisions apply 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
  1/30/2017SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Jil Tracy
  1/30/2017SenateFirst Reading
  1/30/2017SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/8/2017SenateAssigned to Judiciary
  2/16/2017SenateTo Subcommittee on Tort Reform
  3/17/2017SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

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