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 Bill Status of SB1611  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  SOS-ELECTRONIC SIGNATURES

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Bill Cunningham - Michael E. Hastings

House Sponsors
(Rep. Michael J. Zalewski, Carol Ammons, Dan Caulkins, Tony McCombie and Norine K. Hammond)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  7/30/2021SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 102-0213

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
15 ILCS 305/35 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends Secretary of State Act. Allows the Secretary of State to adopt rules to authorize the filing of documents with his or her office that have been signed by electronic means. Specifies the rules to be adopted. Provides certification requirements for entities seeking to provide services to third parties for the execution of electronic signatures for filing with the Secretary of State. Specifies minimum requirements for the use of electronic signatures on documents. Provides for the refusal of non-compliant electronic signatures. Provides that electronic signatures and electronic delivery of records shall have the same force and effect as manual signatures and the physical delivery of records. Provides that electronic records and electronic signatures accepted by the Secretary of State shall be admissible in all administrative, quasi-judicial, and judicial proceedings.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/26/2021SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Bill Cunningham
  2/26/2021SenateFirst Reading
  2/26/2021SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/9/2021SenateAssigned to Judiciary
  3/12/2021SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael E. Hastings
  3/16/2021SenateDo Pass Judiciary; 008-000-000
  3/16/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 17, 2021
  3/24/2021SenateSecond Reading
  3/24/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading ** March 25, 2021
  4/21/2021SenateThird Reading - Passed; 056-000-000
  4/22/2021HouseArrived in House
  4/22/2021HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Michael J. Zalewski
  4/23/2021HouseFirst Reading
  4/23/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/28/2021HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
  4/28/2021HouseAssigned to State Government Administration Committee
  5/5/2021HouseDo Pass / Consent Calendar State Government Administration Committee; 008-000-000
  5/6/2021HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Consent Calendar
  5/11/2021HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Dan Caulkins
  5/12/2021HouseSecond Reading - Consent Calendar
  5/12/2021HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Consent Calendar
  5/13/2021HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Consent Calendar
  5/14/2021HouseThird Reading - Consent Calendar - First Day
  5/20/2021HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Tony McCombie
  5/20/2021HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Norine K. Hammond
  5/21/2021HouseThird Reading - Consent Calendar - Passed 111-000-000
  5/21/2021SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/17/2021SenateSent to the Governor
  7/30/2021SenateGovernor Approved
  7/30/2021SenateEffective Date January 1, 2022
  7/30/2021SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 102-0213

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