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 Bill Status of SB1420  96th General Assembly

Short Description:  WORKERS COMP-FRAUD

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Dale A. Righter - Tim Bivins - Dan Duffy

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/12/2011SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
820 ILCS 305/19from Ch. 48, par. 138.19
820 ILCS 305/25.5

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Workers' Compensation Act. Provides that the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission may recall a decision or settlement when fraud has been determined to be committed related to the case. Provides that the Commission shall implement a rule to establish a process for recalling a decision or settlement that is subject to recall due to fraud. Provides that the fraud and insurance non-compliance unit of the Division of Insurance of the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation shall employ one or more attorneys licensed to practice law in Illinois as special prosecutors who shall initiate and prosecute any necessary criminal or civil actions in any court or tribunal of competent jurisdiction in this State. Provides that the special prosecutors may also assist State's Attorneys in prosecuting violations of this Section, without charge to the county. Provides that when the Attorney General or a State's Attorney declines to prosecute a referral from the fraud and insurance non-compliance unit of an alleged violation of this Section, the Attorney General or the State's Attorney declining prosecution shall provide in writing a response to the unit within 30 days of such decision setting forth the reasons and basis for the decision. Provides that the unit shall provide the response to the employer.

DateChamber Action
  2/11/2009SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Dale A. Righter
  2/11/2009SenateFirst Reading
  2/11/2009SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/18/2009SenateAssigned to Executive
  2/18/2009SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Tim Bivins
  2/25/2009SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Dan Duffy
  2/27/2009SenatePostponed - Executive
  3/6/2009SenatePostponed - Executive
  3/12/2009SenateTo Executive Subcommittee on State And Local Government
  3/13/2009SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As April 3, 2009
  3/26/2009SenatePostponed - Executive; Subcommittee on State and Local Governments
  4/2/2009SenateHeld in Executive; Subcommittee on State and Local Governments
  4/3/2009SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  1/12/2011SenateSession Sine Die

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