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Sen. Morrison-sponsored law amending the Limitations Article of the Code of Civil Procedure now in effect

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By Local Labs News Service | Aug 28, 2019

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A new law sponsored by Sen. Julie A. Morrison (D-29) that was introduced with the purpose of amending the Limitations Article of the Code of Civil Procedure went into effect on Aug. 20, according to the official Illinois General Assembly website.

The legislation was introduced in bill SB1868 on Feb. 15, when Sen. Terry Link (D-30) filed it with the Senate clerk.

According to the General Assembly website, the bill as introduced was designed to "amend the Limitations Article of the Code of Civil Procedure".

The Senate passed the bill and it arrived in the House on April 4, and both chambers agreed to the final version of the legislation on May 23. The bill was sent to the governor and signed into law on Aug. 20. The law went into effect immediately.

Illinois legislature enacts laws through bills that can be introduced in either the state House of Representatives or the state Senate. Either chamber of the legislature can reject or amend a bill before it becomes law. Legislators sometimes sponsor "shell bills" devoid of substantive provisions, introduced with the intention of being amended later to include actual legislation.

The following table shows the full history of actions on SB1868.

Date
Chamber
Action
2/15/2019
Senate
Filed with Secretary by Sen. Terry Link
2/15/2019
Senate
First Reading
2/15/2019
Senate
Referred to Assignments
2/27/2019
Senate
Assigned to Judiciary
3/12/2019
Senate
Postponed - Judiciary
3/14/2019
Senate
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Terry Link
3/14/2019
Senate
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
3/18/2019
Senate
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
3/19/2019
Senate
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
3/19/2019
Senate
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Judiciary
3/20/2019
Senate
Do Pass as Amended Judiciary; 008-000-000
3/20/2019
Senate
Placed on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 21, 2019
3/27/2019
Senate
Second Reading
3/27/2019
Senate
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 28, 2019
4/4/2019
House
First Reading
4/4/2019
House
Chief House Sponsor Rep. Ann M. Williams
4/4/2019
House
Referred to Rules Committee
4/4/2019
House
Arrived in House
4/4/2019
Senate
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Steven M. Landek
4/4/2019
Senate
Added as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Julie A. Morrison
4/4/2019
Senate
Third Reading - Passed; 052-003-000
4/24/2019
House
Assigned to Judiciary - Civil Committee
4/26/2019
House
To Civil Procedure Subcommittee
5/8/2019
House
Recommends Do Pass Subcommittee/ Judiciary - Civil Committee; 003-000-000
5/8/2019
House
Reported Back To Judiciary - Civil Committee;
5/8/2019
House
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Deanne M. Mazzochi
5/9/2019
House
Placed on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
5/9/2019
House
Do Pass / Short Debate Judiciary - Civil Committee; 014-000-000
5/16/2019
House
Second Reading - Short Debate
5/16/2019
House
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
5/23/2019
House
Third Reading - Short Debate - Passed 116-000-000
5/23/2019
House
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Hernandez
5/23/2019
Senate
Passed Both Houses
6/21/2019
Senate
Sent to the Governor
8/20/2019
Senate
Governor Approved
8/20/2019
Senate
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0435
8/20/2019
Senate
Effective Date August 20, 2019

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