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 Bill Status of SB0983  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  CONSUMER AND EMPLOYEE JUSTICE

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Daniel Biss

Hearings
Judiciary Hearing Apr 26 2017 4:30PM Capitol 400 Springfield, IL


Last Action
DateChamber Action
  4/6/2017SenatePostponed - Judiciary

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
710 ILCS 5/1from Ch. 10, par. 101
815 ILCS 505/2Zfrom Ch. 121 1/2, par. 262Z
815 ILCS 505/10e new


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Limitations on Forced Arbitration Act. Defines terms and contains statements of findings, purpose, and policy. Places conditions limiting the use of forced arbitration agreements on entities doing business with the State. Creates a rebuttable presumption that specified contract terms relating to forced arbitration agreements are unconscionable. Prohibits arbitration agreements in specified situations. Provides that, with specified exceptions, appellate courts do not have jurisdiction to review a trial court's interlocutory order denying a motion to compel arbitration or otherwise concluding that an arbitration agreement is unenforceable or does not apply to a particular claim. Makes other changes, including a corresponding change in the Uniform Arbitration Act. Amends the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act. Provides that a person may initiate on behalf of the State an action alleging violations of the Act to recover civil penalties on behalf of the State and to seek injunctive, declaratory, or other equitable relief that the State would itself be entitled to seek. Allows such a person a percentage of the recovery. Adds provisions governing: the State's opportunity to intervene and proceed with the action; discovery; prohibition of duplicative actions; settlement; limitations on State actions initiated by a private party; res judicata; relationship to forced arbitration; and severability.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/7/2017SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Daniel Biss
  2/7/2017SenateFirst Reading
  2/7/2017SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/15/2017SenateAssigned to Judiciary
  3/15/2017SenatePostponed - Judiciary
  3/17/2017SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As April 7, 2017
  3/29/2017SenatePostponed - Judiciary
  4/6/2017SenatePostponed - Judiciary
  4/7/2017SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As May 5, 2017

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