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 Bill Status of HB7278  93rd General Assembly

Short Description:  CD CIV PRO-MALPRACTICE

House Sponsors
Rep. Tom Cross - Robert W. Pritchard - Suzanne Bassi - Ruth Munson, Bob Biggins, Joe Dunn, Dave Winters, Donald L. Moffitt, Sidney H. Mathias, Ed Sullivan, Jr., Sandra M. Pihos, Renee Kosel, Patricia R. Bellock, Eileen Lyons, Ron Stephens, John J. Millner and Mike Bost

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/11/2005HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
735 ILCS 5/2-1115.3 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Code of Civil Procedure. Limits the recovery of non-economic damages on account of death, bodily injury, or physical damage to property based on negligence, or on account of product liability based on any theory or doctrine, to $500,000 per plaintiff. Provides for liability limit increases and decreases based upon the percentage change in the consumer price index published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the United States Department of Labor. Requires that the Department of Insurance conduct a 10-year study of the effects of the liability limitation. Provides that the Department shall produce an update every 2 years and, at the end of the 10-year period, shall present a final report to the General Assembly. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  3/18/2004HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Tom Cross
  3/23/2004HouseFirst Reading
  3/23/2004HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/21/2004HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Coulson
  4/21/2004HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert W. Pritchard
  4/21/2004HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Suzanne Bassi
  4/21/2004HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Ruth Munson
  4/21/2004HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Bob Biggins
  4/21/2004HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Joe Dunn
  4/21/2004HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dave Winters
  4/21/2004HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Donald L. Moffitt
  4/21/2004HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sidney H. Mathias
  4/21/2004HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Ed Sullivan, Jr.
  4/21/2004HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sandra M. Pihos
  4/21/2004HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Renee Kosel
  4/21/2004HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
  4/21/2004HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Eileen Lyons
  5/11/2004HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Ron Stephens
  5/13/2004HouseSponsor Removed Rep. Elizabeth Coulson
  6/25/2004HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. John J. Millner
  6/25/2004HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Bost
  1/11/2005HouseSession Sine Die

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