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 Bill Status of HB0305  97th General Assembly


Short Description:  CIV PRO-TESTIMONY RELIABILITY

House Sponsors
Rep. Renée Kosel - Dwight Kay - Michael Unes - Chad Hays, Patricia R. Bellock, Sidney H. Mathias, Jil Tracy and David Harris

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/8/2013HouseSession Sine Die

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 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
  1/31/2011HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Renée Kosel
  1/31/2011HouseChief Co-Sponsor Rep. Dwight Kay
  1/31/2011HouseFirst Reading
  1/31/2011HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/8/2011HouseAssigned to Judiciary I - Civil Law Committee
  2/28/2011HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael Unes
  2/28/2011HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Chad Hays
  2/28/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
  2/28/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sidney H. Mathias
  2/28/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jil Tracy
  2/28/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. David Harris
  3/17/2011HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/8/2013HouseSession Sine Die

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