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 Bill Status of SB1846  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  CIV PRO:COURT PRO BONO PROGRAM

Senate Sponsors
Sen. John G. Mulroe - Kirk W. Dillard - Michael Connelly

House Sponsors
(Rep. Robert F. Martwick  and Cynthia Soto)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  10/31/2013SenateTotal Veto Stands

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
735 ILCS 5/5-105.5


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Code of Civil Procedure. Defines "court-sponsored pro bono program" as a pro bono program established by or in partnership with a circuit court in this State for the purpose of providing free civil legal services by an organized panel of pro bono attorneys. Changes the definition of "indigent person" to mean a person whose income is 125% or less of the current official federal poverty income guidelines or who is otherwise eligible to receive civil legal services under the eligibility guidelines of the civil legal services provider or court-sponsored pro bono program (instead of under the Legal Services Corporation Act of 1974). Makes a subsection waiving certain court fees applicable to filings by attorneys in court-sponsored pro bono programs.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Provides that the changes made by the amendatory Act apply to all actions commenced on or after July 1, 2013. Provides that the changes also apply to actions pending on or after the effective date of the Act, but only with respect to fees and costs that become due in those actions after July 1, 2013.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/15/2013SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. John G. Mulroe
  2/15/2013SenateFirst Reading
  2/15/2013SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/27/2013SenateAssigned to Judiciary
  3/5/2013SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. John G. Mulroe
  3/5/2013SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/5/2013SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Judiciary
  3/5/2013SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  3/5/2013SenateDo Pass as Amended Judiciary; 010-000-000
  3/5/2013SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 6, 2013
  3/6/2013SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Kirk W. Dillard
  3/12/2013SenateSecond Reading
  3/12/2013SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 13, 2013
  4/11/2013SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael Connelly
  4/11/2013SenateThird Reading - Passed; 054-000-000
  4/11/2013HouseArrived in House
  4/11/2013HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Robert F. Martwick
  4/11/2013HouseFirst Reading
  4/11/2013HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/24/2013HouseAssigned to Counties & Townships Committee
  5/2/2013HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Counties & Townships Committee; 004-000-000
  5/2/2013HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/7/2013HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/7/2013HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/9/2013HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 114-000-000
  5/9/2013HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Cynthia Soto
  5/9/2013SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/6/2013SenateSent to the Governor
  8/2/2013SenateGovernor Vetoed
  10/16/2013SenatePlaced Calendar Total Veto October 22, 2013
  10/31/2013SenateTotal Veto Stands

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