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 Bill Status of SB2892  94th General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. Kirk W. Dillard - Christine Radogno and Pamela J. Althoff

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/9/2007SenateSession 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.

DateChamber Action
  1/20/2006SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Kirk W. Dillard
  1/20/2006SenateFirst Reading
  1/20/2006SenateReferred to Rules
  2/1/2006SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Christine Radogno
  2/22/2006SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Pamela J. Althoff
  1/9/2007SenateSession Sine Die

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