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Statehouse Review

ISBA Statehouse Review for the week of Sept. 29

Posted on September 29, 2011 by Chris Bonjean

ISBA Director of Legislation Jim Covington looks at bill in Springfield of interest to ISBA members. This week he looks at: Public Act 97-148 access to a principal's medical records by his or her agent under a power of attorney for health care; House Bill 1589 may pass in veto session changing law on custody and visitation orders  for deployed service members; House Bill 1712's amendatory veto that affects limited powers of attorney for property by financial institutions for limited business purposes.

ISBA Statehouse Review for the week of Sept. 15

Posted on September 15, 2011 by Chris Bonjean

ISBA Director of Legislative Affairs Jim Covington reviews bills in Springfield of interest to ISBA members. This week he covers: Funding for legal services, Rules on Medicaid eligibility under Deficit Reduction Act and Senate Bill 1694 on medical records for veto session.

ISBA Statehouse Review for the Week of Sept. 8

Posted on September 8, 2011 by Chris Bonjean

ISBA Director of Legislative Affairs Jim Covington reviews legislation of interest to ISBA members. This week he covers: The proposed rules affecting Medicaid eligibility proposed by the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to implement the federal Deficit Reduction Act; Public Act 97-578 requiring more and retroactive registration by sex offenders; Senate Bill 1040 that implements the federal Adam Walsh act for registration of sex offenders and Advance Directives' forms in English and Spanish on the Department of Public Health webpage.

ISBA Statehouse Review for the week of Sept. 1

Posted on September 1, 2011 by Chris Bonjean

Melinda Bentley, ISBA First Assistant Counsel & Assistant Director of Legislative Affairs, reviews three bills of significance signed by Gov. Quinn in the last week. She takes a look at Transfer on Death Instrument (PA 97-555), FOIA and "Recurrent Requesters" (PA 97-579) and Maintenance and Life Insurance (PA 97-608).

ISBA Statehouse Review for the week of August 25

Posted on August 25, 2011 by Chris Bonjean

ISBA Director of Legislative Affairs Jim Covington reviews legislation of interest to ISBA members in his weekly ISBA Statehouse Review. This week he looks at Adoption forms (PA 97-493), the Illinois Personal Information Act (PA 97-483), Insurers must arbitrate small subrogation damages (PA 97-513), Cook County landlord and tenants (PA 97-470) and Jurors removed PA (97-436).

ISBA Statehouse Review for the week of August 18

Posted on August 18, 2011 by Chris Bonjean

ISBA Director of Legislative Affairs Jim Covington reviews legislation on DNA from registered sex offenders and some arrestees (PA 97-383), juvenile justice (PA 97-362), Open Meetings Act-audits (PA 97-318), FOIA and park districts (97-385), FOIA and "personally identifiable information" (PA-97-342) and Mortgage Foreclosure Article (97-329).

ISBA Statehouse Review for the week of August 11

Posted on August 11, 2011 by Chris Bonjean

ISBA Director of Legislative Affairs Jim Covington discusses legislation of interest to ISBA members. This week he covers Forcible Entry and Detainer: (Ford, D-Chicago; Martinez, D-Chicago) allows the plaintiff to include in a forcible entry and detainer complaint a request for the pro rata amount of rent due for any period that a judgment is stayed. Effective January 1, 2012.

ISBA Statehouse Review for the week of August 4

Posted on August 4, 2011 by Chris Bonjean
ISBA Director of Legislative Affairs Jim Covington discusses bills in Springfield of interest to ISBA members. This week he covers new laws that make a number of changes to the Home Repair and Remodeling Act (PA 97-235) and PA 97-236, which covers lessees and criminal activity.

ISBA Statehouse Review for the week of July 28

Posted on July 28, 2011 by Chris Bonjean

ISBA Director of Legislative Affairs Jim Covington reports from Springfield on two family law bills recently signed into law: (PA 97-189)-Penalty for False reporting of child abuse or neglect enhanced to a Class 4 felony and (PA 97-186)-two changes affecting past-due child support.

ISBA Statehouse Review for the week of July 21

Posted on July 21, 2011 by Chris Bonjean

ISBA’s Director of Legislative Affairs Jim Covington reports from Springfield on new legislation, including County prisoners and childbirth (House Bill 1958), Residential mortgage originators (Public Act 97-143), Uniform Foreign Country Money Judgements Recognition Act, Adoption Act Registry, Health Care PoAs and Condominiums and associations.

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