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 Bill Status of SB2953  102nd General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford - John Connor, Linda Holmes and Mattie Hunter

House Sponsors
(Rep. Nicholas K. Smith - Lawrence Walsh, Jr. - Dan Brady - Jay Hoffman, Michael Halpin, Natalie A. Manley, Frances Ann Hurley, LaToya Greenwood, Jaime M. Andrade, Jr., Martin J. Moylan and Barbara Hernandez)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/10/2023SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
55 ILCS 5/4-7001from Ch. 34, par. 4-7001

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Counties Code. Provides that fees for a coroner's or medical examiner's permit to cremate a human body is $100 (rather than $50). Provides that fees for a certified copy of a transcript of sworn testimony of a coroner's inquest made by written request declaring the request is for research or genealogy purposes is $15.00 for the entire transcript. Provides that a request shall be deemed a proper request for purpose of research or genealogy if the requested inquest occurred not less than 20 years prior to the date of the written request and that the transcript shall be stamped with the words "FOR GENEALOGY OR RESEARCH PURPOSES ONLY". Provides that a coroner may waive, at his or her discretion, fees under the Section (currently, only the cremation permit fee) if the coroner determines that the person is indigent and unable to pay the permit fee or under other special circumstances as determined by the coroner.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill but removes provisions regarding fees for a coroner's inquest transcript requested for research or genealogy purposes and the waiver of those fees. Effective July 1, 2023.

DateChamber Action
  10/28/2021SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Antonio Muñoz
  10/28/2021SenateFirst Reading
  10/28/2021SenateReferred to Assignments
  1/20/2022SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. John Connor
  10/3/2022SenateChief Sponsor Changed to Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  11/22/2022SenateAssigned to State Government
  11/23/2022SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  11/23/2022SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  11/29/2022SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Linda Holmes
  11/29/2022SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to State Government
  11/30/2022SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  11/30/2022SenateDo Pass as Amended State Government; 008-000-000
  11/30/2022SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading
  11/30/2022SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  11/30/2022SenateSecond Reading
  11/30/2022SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading December 1, 2022
  12/1/2022SenateThird Reading - Passed; 053-000-000
  12/1/2022HouseArrived in House
  12/1/2022HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Nicholas K. Smith
  12/1/2022HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Lawrence Walsh, Jr.
  12/1/2022HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael Halpin
  12/1/2022HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Dan Brady
  12/1/2022HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jay Hoffman
  12/1/2022HouseFirst Reading
  12/1/2022HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  12/2/2022HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Natalie A. Manley
  12/2/2022HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Frances Ann Hurley
  12/2/2022HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. LaToya Greenwood
  12/2/2022HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr.
  12/2/2022HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Martin J. Moylan
  12/2/2022HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Hernandez
  1/10/2023SenateSession Sine Die

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