90th General Assembly
Summary of SB0942
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CT OF CLAIMS ACT-CLAIMS                                                    

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the Court of Claims Act.  Deletes provisions requiring the      
   court to hold regular session at specified times.  Provides  that  the      
   court  has exclusive jurisdiction to hear and determine certain claims      
   for expenses in civil litigation. Provides that  the  court  does  not      
   have  jurisdiction  to  review  administrative  decisions  for which a      
   statute provides that review shall be in the circuit court. Provides        
   that the court shall provide, by rule, for the maintenance of separate      
   records of claims that arise solely due to lapsed  appropriations  and      
   for claims for which the amount of recovery sought is less than $5,000      
   (now  $2,500).    Provides  that  no  filing  fee shall be required in      
   certain cases.  Provides that a claimant is not  required  to  file  a      
   certain notice required by the Act if he or she files his or her claim      
   within  one  year  of its accrual.  Provides that the court may direct      
   immediate payment of certain claims where the amount of the  award  of      
   the  court  is  less  than  $5,000  (now  $2,500).  Repeals provisions      
   concerning a statement of decisions.  Effective immediately.                
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          740 ILCS 45/2                   from Ch. 70, par. 72                 
        Deletes everything.  Reinserts similar  provisions.   Amends  the      
   Crime  Victims  Compensation  Act.  Includes aggravated battery with a      
   firearm in the definition of "crime of violence".  Provides  that  the      
   term   "crime  of  violence"  does  not  include  crimes  constituting      
   terrorism as defined in 18 U.S.C. 2331. Effective immediately.              
          FISCAL NOTE (Court of Claims)                                        
          There would be no negative fiscal impact from SB942. Additional      
          federal funding for losses from terrorism would be a positive        
          fiscal impact, and other provisions will result in minor sav-        
          ings to the State.                                                   
          STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE, H-AM 1 (DCCA)                            
          Fails to create a State mandate.                                     
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 90-0492

   Last action date: 97-08-17

           Location: Senate

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   1     SENATE -   0


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