Articles on Legislation

Legislation 2021—Outline Summary: 102d General Assembly Live Bills By Steve Baker Criminal Justice, September 2021 An outline of recent legislation.
New Legislation Amends Health Insurance Provisions in 750 ILCS 5/505.2 By Margare A. Bennett & Nancy Chausow Shafer Family Law, September 2021 On July 9, 2021, Governor Pritzker signed Senate Bill 258, now Public Act 87, into law, amending provisions in 750 ILCS 5/505.2 of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act.
Legislative Session Quiet as to Oil & Gas Issues By Craig R. Hedin Mineral Law, June 2021 Summaries of recently proposed legislation that could impact how oil operators do business.
Illinois Department of Revenue Tax Practitioners Meeting – November 6, 2020: Legislative Recap State and Local Taxation, January 2021 A look at the tax legislation that went into effect on Jan. 1.
Update on Legislation: Senate Bill 1569 Omnibus Education Bill By Phil Milsk Education Law, June 2020 A summary of the bills passed during the special General Assembly session held May 20-24.
New Laws By Joseph T. Monahan Mental Health Law, May 2020 Summaries of recent laws that took effect on January 1 that may affect mental health recipients and their agents or guardians.
2019 Legislative Update Part 2 By Phil Milsk Education Law, January 2020 Summaries of major bills relating to education that were signed into law in 2019.
Legislative Report By Marylou Lowder Kent Women and the Law, November 2019 Summaries of bills passed by the Illinois General Assembly last spring.
New Family Law Legislation: 2019 By Richard W. Zuckerman Family Law, November 2019 An overview of the bills the Family Law Section Council has reviewed this year.
Legislative Update Education Law, October 2019 Summaries of major bills relating to education that were recently signed into law.
New Legislation By Karen Kloppe Elder Law, September 2019 Summaries of new laws of interest to elder law practitioners.
New Legislation By Karen Kloppe Elder Law, August 2019 Summaries of new laws of interest to elder law practitioners.
Recent legislation impacting Illinois solar developments By Jonathan LA Phillips Energy, Utilities, Telecommunications, and Transportation, January 2019 Summaries of the three pieces of 2018 legislation that impacted solar development in Illinois.
2018 legislative update By Megan Liston Mahalik State and Local Taxation, September 2018 A summary of recent legislation.
Legislative update By Michael Rom Workers’ Compensation Law, September 2018 A summary of SB 1737 and SB 904, both of which were amendatorily vetoed by Governor Bruce Rauner last month.
2018 legislative report By Craig R. Hedin Mineral Law, June 2018 A summary of legislation affecting the mineral industry.
Report on 2017-2018 real estate-related Illinois legislation By Bruno Tabis Real Estate Law, May 2018 In 2017, the Real Estate Law Section Council considered a total of 97 bills.
Oh, the laws I’d offer if I were an Illinois state legislator. Part I: The civil fix By Shira Truitt Women and the Law, October 2016 Author Shira Truitt shares what bills she would introduce if she were an Illinois legislator.
How a bill becomes a law—ISBA style By Lisa M. Nyuli Family Law, August 2014 Ever wonder what ISBA's role is in Illinois' legislative process?
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Illinois legislation update: Trust, probate, powers of attorney, property issues By Lesser, Lutrey & McGlynn LLP Trusts and Estates, June 2011 Legislation affecting trust & estate attorneys.
Illinois legislative update: Power of attorney updates & alerts By Mary Cascino Trusts and Estates, June 2011 Recent updates to Property and Health Care Powers in Illinois.
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New School Laws 2011: A digest of state laws affecting Illinois public school enacted in 2010 Education Law, March 2011 A listing of new laws and changes to existing laws of interest to schools and education law practitioners.
How will the Illinois Legislature affect you this year? Young Lawyers Division, December 2002 As the Illinois General Assembly enters into its 93rd session in January, look to the ISBA Legislative Affairs Department for help in sorting through the mounds of material to find what matters to you in your practice.  
Recent legislation enacted into law Bench and Bar, December 1999 P.A. 91-589, effective January 1, 2000, creates the Capital Crimes Litigation Act (725 ILCS 124/1 et seq.).
Recent legislation enacted into law Bench and Bar, November 1999 P.A. 91-363, effective July 30, 1999, amends Code of Criminal Procedure. Adds new section 115-10.4 (admissibility of prior statements when witness deceased):
Recent legislation enacted into law Bench and Bar, October 1999 P.A. 91-145, effective January 1, 2000, amends Code of Civil Procedure. Rewrites section 2-301 (was "special appearance", now "objections to jurisdiction over the person") to provide that, prior to filing pleading or motion other than a motion for extension to answer or otherwise appear.
Recent legislative developments By Michele M. Jochner General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, October 1999 Significant changes in Illinois law have occurred as a result of new legislation which has been recently enacted.
1999 Key municipal legislation By Roger Huebner Local Government Law, September 1999 SB1032 - TAX INCREMENT FINANCING REFORM
Recent legislation enacted into law Bench and Bar, March 1999 P.A. 90-805, effective December 2, 1998, amends Local Governmental and Governmental Employees Tort Immunity Act (745 ILCS 10/3-108).

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