Bill Status of HB1013  98th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Michael J. Zalewski, Jack D. Franks and Keith Farnham

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Don Harmon - Ira I. Silverstein)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/5/2013HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 98-0170

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
15 ILCS 305/5.20 new
720 ILCS 5/32-8.1 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Secretary of State Act. Provides that a request for an apostille or a certification shall be submitted on the form prescribed by the Secretary of State and must be accompanied by the lawful fee for the apostille or certification. Establishes grounds for which the Secretary of State may refuse to issue an apostille or a certification. Provides that an individual may not remove an apostille, certification, any part of the apostille or certification, or the "great seal of the State of Illinois" from any document to which the Secretary of State has affixed it. Provides this act or any attempt to do so shall render the apostille or certification invalid. Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that a person commits tampering with a certification by a public official when he or she knowingly, without lawful authority, and with the intent to defraud any individual, entity, public officer, or governmental unit, uses a certification or part of a certification by a public official, including but not limited to an apostille, the "great seal of the State of Illinois", and other certification, in connection with any document he or she knows or reasonably should know is not the original document for which the public official originally issued the certification. Provides that a violation is a Class A misdemeanor for a first offense and a Class 4 felony for a second or subsequent offense. Effective July 1, 2013.

DateChamber Action
  1/30/2013HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Michael J. Zalewski
  1/30/2013HouseFirst Reading
  1/30/2013HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/13/2013HouseAssigned to State Government Administration Committee
  2/20/2013HouseDo Pass / Short Debate State Government Administration Committee; 017-000-000
  2/21/2013HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  2/27/2013HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  2/27/2013HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/1/2013HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 112-000-000
  3/1/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jack D. Franks
  3/1/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Keith Farnham
  3/1/2013SenateArrive in Senate
  3/1/2013SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading March 5, 2013
  3/1/2013SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Don Harmon
  3/5/2013SenateFirst Reading
  3/5/2013SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/12/2013SenateAssigned to Judiciary
  4/11/2013SenateDo Pass Judiciary; 009-000-000
  4/11/2013SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 12, 2013
  4/26/2013SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Ira I. Silverstein
  5/8/2013SenateSecond Reading
  5/8/2013SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 9, 2013
  5/15/2013SenateThird Reading - Passed; 056-000-000
  5/15/2013HousePassed Both Houses
  6/13/2013HouseSent to the Governor
  8/5/2013HouseGovernor Approved
  8/5/2013HouseEffective Date August 5, 2013
  8/5/2013HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 98-0170