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Rep. Mah-sponsored law amending the Code of Civil Procedure goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2020

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By Local Labs News Service | Jul 30, 2019

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A new law sponsored by Rep. Theresa Mah (D-2) that was introduced with the purpose of amending the Code of Civil Procedure will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2020, according to the official Illinois General Assembly website.

The legislation was introduced in bill HB88 on Dec. 10, 2018, when Rep. Michael J. Madigan (D-22) filed it with the House clerk.

According to the General Assembly website, the bill as introduced was designed to "amend the Code of Civil Procedure" and "make a technical change in a section concerning construction of the Code".

After debate, the House passed the bill and it arrived in the Senate on April 11, and both chambers agreed to the final version of the legislation on May 21. The bill was sent to the governor and signed into law on July 29. The law is scheduled to go into effect on Jan. 1, 2020.

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 HB88.

Date
Chamber
Action
12/10/2018
House
Prefiled with Clerk by Rep. Michael J. Madigan
1/9/2019
House
First Reading
1/9/2019
House
Referred to Rules Committee
1/29/2019
House
Assigned to Executive Committee
2/6/2019
House
Do Pass / Short Debate Executive Committee; 007-005-000
2/7/2019
House
Placed on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate **
3/28/2019
House
House Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Will Guzzardi
3/28/2019
House
House Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
4/2/2019
House
House Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Judiciary - Civil Committee
4/2/2019
House
Placed on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
4/3/2019
House
House Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
4/3/2019
House
House Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Will Guzzardi
4/4/2019
House
House Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Judiciary - Civil Committee; 012-000-000
4/8/2019
House
Chief Sponsor Changed to Rep. Will Guzzardi
4/9/2019
House
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Lindsay Parkhurst
4/10/2019
House
House Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted
4/10/2019
House
Second Reading - Short Debate
4/10/2019
House
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Theresa Mah
4/10/2019
House
House Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted
4/10/2019
House
House Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
4/10/2019
House
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
4/11/2019
House
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Allen Skillicorn
4/11/2019
House
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin
4/11/2019
House
Third Reading - Short Debate - Passed 113-000-000
4/11/2019
Senate
Arrive in Senate
4/11/2019
Senate
First Reading
4/11/2019
Senate
Placed on Calendar Order of First Reading
4/11/2019
Senate
Chief Senate Sponsor Sen. John J. Cullerton
4/11/2019
Senate
Referred to Assignments
4/11/2019
Senate
Added as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
4/24/2019
Senate
Assigned to Judiciary
5/1/2019
Senate
Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
5/1/2019
Senate
Alternate Chief Sponsor Changed to Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
5/2/2019
Senate
Placed on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 7, 2019
5/2/2019
Senate
Do Pass Judiciary; 009-000-000
5/9/2019
Senate
Second Reading
5/9/2019
Senate
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 14, 2019
5/21/2019
House
Passed Both Houses
5/21/2019
Senate
Added as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Omar Aquino
5/21/2019
Senate
Third Reading - Passed; 055-000-000
6/19/2019
House
Sent to the Governor
7/29/2019
House
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0168
7/29/2019
House
Effective Date January 1, 2020
7/29/2019
House
Governor Approved

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