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Statehouse Review

ISBA Statehouse Review for the week of March 27, 2014

Posted on March 27, 2014 by Chris Bonjean

ISBA Director of Legislative Affairs Jim Covington reviews legislation in Springfield of interest to ISBA members. In this episode he covers Parenting time (House Bill 5425), Parenting time (House Bill 1452), Constitutional amendment and victims’ rights. (HJRCA 1), Workers’ Compensation Act (Senate Bill 3287) and Sale of distressed condominium units (Senate Bill 2664). More information on each bill is available below the video.

ISBA Statehouse Review for the week of March 13, 2014

Posted on March 13, 2014 by Chris Bonjean

ISBA Director of Legislative Affairs Jim Covington reviews legislation in Springfield of interest to ISBA members. In this episode he covers IMDMA and life insurance (House Bill 5825), Guardianship for minors (House Bill 5686), UM/UIM arbitration (House Bill 5575), FOIA (House Bill 5875), IMDMA Rewrite (House Bill 1452), Victims’ Constitutional amendment (HJRCA 1) and Electronic voting in associations and condos (Senate Bill 3040). More information on each bill is available below the video.

ISBA Statehouse Review for the week of March 6, 2014

Posted on March 6, 2014 by Chris Bonjean

ISBA Director of Legislative Affairs Jim Covington reviews legislation in Springfield of interest to ISBA members. In this episode he covers Victims’ rights amendment (HJRCA 1), Electronic surveillance and bail bonds (House Bill 3744), Court-services fee (House Bill 5453), Disabled adults (Senate Bill 2954) and The Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act (Senate Bill 1941). More information on each bill is available below the video.

ISBA Statehouse Review for the week of February 27, 2014

Posted on February 27, 2014 by Chris Bonjean

ISBA Director of Legislative Affairs Jim Covington reviews legislation in Springfield of interest to ISBA members. In this episode he covers Court-services fee (House Bill 5453), Mechanics Lien Act (Senate Bill 3023), IMDMA (House Bill 5991), Mortgage Foreclosure (Senate Bill 3104) and Health Care Power of Attorney (Senate Bill 3228). More information on each bill is available below the video.

ISBA Statehouse Review for the week of February 20, 2014

Posted on February 20, 2014 by Chris Bonjean

ISBA Director of Legislative Affairs Jim Covington reviews legislation in Springfield of interest to ISBA members. In this episode he covers UM/UIM arbitration (House Bill 5575), Probate Act and child's award (Senate Bill 2904), Health Care Services Lien Act (House Bill 5656), Mechanics Lien Act (House Bill 5663), Ticket quotas prohibited (Senate Bill 3411), Presumptions in IMDMA (House Bill 5425) and Regulation of loans to litigants (Senate Bill 3169). More information on each bill is available below the video.

ISBA Statehouse Review for the week of February 6, 2014

Posted on February 6, 2014 by Chris Bonjean

ISBA Director of Legislative Affairs Jim Covington reviews legislation in Springfield of interest to ISBA members. In this episode he covers Family law and visas (Senate Bill 2630), Local Records Act and destruction (House Bill 4316), Attorney-client privilege (House Bill 4317), UM/UIM arbitration (Senate Bill 1636) and Sale of distressed condominium units. (Senate Bill 2664). More information on each bill is available below the video.

ISBA Statehouse Review for the week of August 29

Posted on August 29, 2013 by Chris Bonjean

ISBA Director of Legislative Affairs Jim Covington reviews legislation in Springfield of interest to ISBA members. In this episode he covers Collection procedures (Public Act 98-557), Recorded interrogations (Public Act 98-547), Minimum liability insurance coverage (Public Act 98-519) and The Recreational Use of Land and Water Areas Act (Public Act 98-522). More information on each bill is available below the video.

ISBA Statehouse Review for the week of August 22

Posted on August 22, 2013 by Chris Bonjean

ISBA Director of Legislative Affairs Jim Covington reviews legislation in Springfield of interest to ISBA members. In this episode he covers Access to Justice Act (Public Act 98-351), Automobile liability insurance (Senate Bill 1898), Privacy and the workplace (Public Act 98-501), Visitation (Public Act 98-462) and Body attachments and child support (Public Act 98-417). More information on each bill is available below the video.

ISBA Statehouse Review for the week of Aug. 8: Rewrite of Illinois' Marriage Act

Posted on August 8, 2013 by Chris Bonjean

ISBA Director of Legislative Affairs Jim Covington reviews legislation in Springfield of interest to ISBA members. In this episode he provides an in-depth overview of House Bill 1452, the complete rewrite of Illinois' Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act. Much more information is available below the video.

Rewrite of Illinois’ Marriage Act

House Bill 1452 (Kelly Burke, D-Evergreen Park) is a complete rewrite of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act that may be acted on in the fall veto session. This article is a summary of that bill.

You may want to download a copy of this 186-page bill to review it. It may be found at the General Assembly’s website at www.ilga.gov/ . I find that the PDF version is easier to read and usually select that option for that reason.

Terminology. Courts will no longer award custody or visitation under this bill. Rather, courts will allocate parental responsibilities to include parenting time. A parent may ask the court for permission to relocate with a minor child instead of removing the child. Interestingly, it continues to use the lawyerism dissolution of marriage. Have any of you ever heard this process referred to as anything other than a divorce?

ISBA Statehouse Review for the week of July 25

Posted on July 25, 2013 by Chris Bonjean

ISBA Director of Legislative Affairs Jim Covington reviews legislation in Springfield of interest to ISBA members. In this episode he covers Fraudulent real estate documents (Public Act 98-99), Income withholding notice (Public Act 99-81) and Complete rewrite of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (House Bill 1452). More information on each bill is available below the video.

Fraudulent real estate documents. Public Act 98-99 (Lang, D-Chicago; Silverstein, D-Chicago) allows a recorder of deeds to establish and use a “Fraud Referral and Review Process” for deeds and instruments that the recorder reasonably believes are fraudulent, unlawfully altered, or intended to unlawfully cloud or transfer the title of any real property. If the recorder reasonably believes the document is fraudulent, the recorder may refer the instrument to a county administrative law judge for review. If the ALJ finds by clear and convincing evidence that the document is fraudulent, the ALJ must issue a judgment to that effect with a notation that the fraudulent document may not affect the chain of title of the property in any way. Effective July 19, 2013.

Income withholding notice. Public Act 99-81 (McGuire, D-Joliet; Mell; D-Chicago) deletes the current requirement that these notices must contain the date that withholding for current support terminates. Effective July 15, 2013.

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