|HB3062 Enrolled||LRB103 29578 LNS 55973 b|
AN ACT concerning civil law.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Code of Civil Procedure is amended by
adding Section 2-101.5 as follows:
(735 ILCS 5/2-101.5 new)
Venue in actions asserting constitutional
claims against the State.
(a) Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Code, if
an action is brought against the State or any of its officers,
employees, or agents acting in an official capacity on or
after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 103rd
General Assembly seeking declaratory or injunctive relief
against any State statute, rule, or executive order based on
an alleged violation of the Constitution of the State of
Illinois or the Constitution of the United States, venue in
that action is proper only in the County of Sangamon and the
County of Cook.
(b) The doctrine of forum non conveniens does not apply to
actions subject to this Section.
(c) As used in this Section, "State" has the meaning given
to that term in Section 1 of the State Employee