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Statehouse Review

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.

ISBA Statehouse Review for the week of July 14

Posted on July 14, 2011 by Chris Bonjean
ISBA’s Director of Legislative Affairs Jim Covington reports from Springfield on new legislation, including Legal Services Funding, Illinois Radon Awareness Act, Local Government Reporting Requirements, New Jurors and Fitness Hearings. View previous editions of the Statehouse Review.

ISBA Statehouse Review for the week of July 8

Posted on July 8, 2011 by Chris Bonjean
ISBA's Director of Legislative Affairs Jim Covington reports from Springfield on seven new public acts that Gov. Quinn has signed. New laws affect worker's compensation, transfers on death, court's witness, students, juvenile justice, FOIA and insurance law.

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