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 Bill Status of HB5577  99th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Litesa E. Wallace - Eddie Lee Jackson, Sr., Linda Chapa LaVia, Martin J. Moylan, Emanuel Chris Welch, Michelle Mussman, Robyn Gabel, Carol Ammons, Camille Y. Lilly, David Harris, Laura Fine, Thomas Morrison, Sonya M. Harper, Sara Feigenholtz, Elaine Nekritz, Pamela Reaves-Harris, Christine Winger, Margo McDermed, Robert W. Pritchard and Tim Butler

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/10/2017HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
740 ILCS 185/1from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 9401
740 ILCS 185/2from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 9402
740 ILCS 185/2.5 new
740 ILCS 185/2.6 new
740 ILCS 185/3from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 9403

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Wrongful Tree Cutting Act. Defines "land with a primary purpose of preservation or conservation". Provides that any party found to have intentionally cut or knowingly caused to be cut any timber or tree on land with a primary purpose of preservation or conservation that he or she did not have the legal right to cut or caused to be cut must pay the owner of the timber or tree 3 times stumpage value plus all remediation costs. Provides that nothing in the Act limits the rights provided under other law of an owner of land with a primary purpose of preservation or conservation. Provides that the court may not use the diminution of market value in determining damages. Provides that the court shall allow a plaintiff who prevails to recover the cost of expenses incurred. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  2/9/2016HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Litesa E. Wallace
  2/10/2016HouseFirst Reading
  2/10/2016HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/16/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  3/17/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Martin J. Moylan
  3/28/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  3/31/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michelle Mussman
  4/1/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
  4/6/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
  4/6/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  4/6/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. David Harris
  4/7/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Laura Fine
  4/7/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Thomas Morrison
  4/7/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sonya M. Harper
  4/7/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
  4/8/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elaine Nekritz
  4/8/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Pamela Reaves-Harris
  4/19/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Christine Winger
  4/20/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Margo McDermed
  4/21/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert W. Pritchard
  4/21/2016HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Eddie Lee Jackson, Sr.
  8/4/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Tim Butler
  1/10/2017HouseSession Sine Die

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