Bill Status of SB0720 100th General Assembly
Short Description: CIV PRO-PERSONAL JURISDICTION
Sen. Jil Tracy
| 3/17/2017||Senate||Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Code of Civil Procedure. Provides that within 90 days after filing an appearance (instead of prior to filing any other pleading other than a motion for an extension of time within which to plead), a party may object to the court exercising personal jurisdiction over the party. Deletes a provision that if a party files a responsive pleading other than a motion for an extension of time prior to filing a motion to dismiss or to quash service of process, the party waives all objections to the court's jurisdiction over the party's person. Provides instead that participating in the litigation does not waive objections to the court's jurisdiction. Deletes a provision stating that error in ruling against an objecting party is waived by that party taking part in further proceedings in the case unless the objection is on the basis of the party not being amenable to service by an Illinois court. Provides that the amendatory Act applies to actions filed on or after the effective date. Effective immediately.