Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Code of Civil Procedure. Makes stylistic changes in a
Section concerning construction of the Code.
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Deletes reference to:
735 ILCS 5/1-106
Adds reference to:
40 ILCS 5/18-127
735 ILCS 5/2-1009A
Deletes everything. Creates the Small Claim Alternative Disposi-
tion Act. Authorizes the Supreme Court to appoint referees, who must
be licensed attorneys, to hear small claims cases if all of the par-
ties consent and none of the parties are represented by an attorney.
Provides for compensation for the referees from the Mandatory Arbi-
tration Fund. Amends the Judges Retirement System Article of the
Pension Code to provide that a retired judge who serves as a small
claims referee for not more than 75 working days in a calendar year
is not deemed to be regularly employed for the purpose of the Article.
Amends the Civil Practice Article of the Code of Civil Procedure to
authorize compensation to small claims referees from the Mandatory
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: 01-01-09
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 0 SENATE - 1
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