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 Bill Status of HB5289  95th General Assembly

Short Description:  CIV PRO-VENUE

House Sponsors
Rep. Jil Tracy

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2009HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
735 ILCS 5/2-101from Ch. 110, par. 2-101
735 ILCS 5/2-102from Ch. 110, par. 2-102
735 ILCS 5/2-103from Ch. 110, par. 2-103
735 ILCS 5/2-104from Ch. 110, par. 2-104

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Code of Civil Procedure. Provides that, if none of the parties joined in good faith as defendants in a civil case are residents of this State, an action against those defendants may be commenced in the State only in the county in which the transaction out of which the cause of action arose, or some part of that transaction, occurred. Provides that a corporation organized under the laws of or authorized to do business in this State is a resident only of any county in which it has its registered office or other office (rather than being a resident of any county in which it does business). Makes similar changes regarding partnerships and voluntary unincorporated associations. Deletes language providing that an insurance company incorporated under the laws of, or doing business in this State may be sued in any county in which the plaintiff or one of the plaintiffs reside. Provides that, if none of the defendants in a civil action are residents of this State, and no part of the transaction out of which the action arose occurred in this State, the action must be dismissed for lack of proper venue. Makes other changes. Provides that the changes apply to causes of action filed on or after the effective date of the Act. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  2/14/2008HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Jil Tracy
  2/14/2008HouseFirst Reading
  2/14/2008HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/22/2008HouseAssigned to Judiciary I - Civil Law Committee
  3/14/2008HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/13/2009HouseSession Sine Die

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