Bill Status of HB0017  97th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Jil Tracy - Dwight Kay - Sidney H. Mathias, Jim Watson and Thomas Morrison

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

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
735 ILCS 5/2-101from Ch. 110, par. 2-101
735 ILCS 5/2-102from Ch. 110, par. 2-102
735 ILCS 5/2-103from Ch. 110, par. 2-103
735 ILCS 5/2-104from Ch. 110, par. 2-104

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Code of Civil Procedure. Deletes language providing that an action may be commenced in any county if all defendants are nonresidents of the State, and replaces it with language providing that if no defendants that are joined in good faith and with probable cause for the purpose of obtaining a judgment against them are residents of the State, an action may be commenced only in the county in which the transaction or some part thereof occurred out of which the cause of action arose. Makes various changes in provisions defining the residence of certain corporations, voluntary unincorporated associations, and partnerships. Deletes language providing that actions against an insurance company incorporated under the laws of this State or doing business in this State may be brought in any county in which the plaintiff or one of the plaintiffs resides. Provides that if no defendants are residents of this State, and the transaction, or some part thereof, out of which the cause of action arose did not occur in this State, the action must be dismissed for lack of proper venue. Makes changes in relation to motions claiming improper venue. Provides that the changes made by the amendatory Act apply to actions filed on or after its effective date. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  12/28/2010HousePrefiled with Clerk by Rep. Jil Tracy
  1/12/2011HouseFirst Reading
  1/12/2011HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/31/2011HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Dwight Kay
  2/8/2011HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sidney H. Mathias
  2/8/2011HouseAssigned to Judiciary I - Civil Law Committee
  3/17/2011HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  3/29/2011HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jim Watson
  4/1/2011HouseRemove Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jim Watson
  4/1/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jim Watson
  4/7/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Thomas Morrison
  1/8/2013HouseSession Sine Die