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 Bill Status of SB1608  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  COOK COUNTY-TRIAL JUDGES

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Bill Cunningham

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  4/16/2021SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
705 ILCS 35/2from Ch. 37, par. 72.2
705 ILCS 35/2ffrom Ch. 37, par. 72.2f
705 ILCS 40/2from Ch. 37, par. 72.42
705 ILCS 45/2from Ch. 37, par. 160.2


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Circuit Courts Act, the Judicial Vacancies Act, and the Associate Judges Act. Increases the number of resident judges in Cook County from 165 to 270, the new judges to replace vacating judges as vacancies occur in Cook County circuit judgeships and associate judgeships. Reduces the number of circuit judges in Cook County by 94 as vacancies occur on and after the effective date of the amendatory Act. Reduces the number of associate judges in Cook County by 11 as vacancies occur on and after the effective date of the amendatory Act. Provides that resident judgeship vacancies shall be filled by appointment by the Supreme Court. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/26/2021SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Bill Cunningham
  2/26/2021SenateFirst Reading
  2/26/2021SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/16/2021SenateAssigned to Executive
  3/24/2021SenateTo Executive- Elections
  4/16/2021SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

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