Bill Status of SB2784  95th General Assembly

Short Description:  CIV PRO-DEATH OF PARTY

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Don Harmon

House Sponsors
(Rep. Jay C. Hoffman)

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

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
735 ILCS 5/13-209from Ch. 110, par. 13-209

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Code of Civil Procedure. Provides that when a person dies before an action is filed against him or her, a court may appoint a special representative for that decedent, against whom an action may be brought without opening an estate. Deletes a provision requiring notice to heirs or legatees as the court directs, and provides instead that the plaintiff must notify all known heirs or legatees of the decedent by U.S. mail. Provides that any interested person may be substituted as the special representative for good cause shown. Provides that proceeding under this provision shall not bar the estate from filing counterclaims. Deletes a provision limiting recovery to proceeds of any liability insurance available to the estate. Provides that these changes apply to actions commenced or pending on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  2/15/2008SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Don Harmon
  2/15/2008SenateFirst Reading
  2/15/2008SenateReferred to Rules
  2/28/2008SenateAssigned to Judiciary Civil Law
  3/6/2008SenateDo Pass Judiciary Civil Law; 007-000-002
  3/6/2008SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 11, 2008
  3/13/2008SenateSecond Reading
  3/13/2008SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 1, 2008
  4/17/2008SenateThird Reading - Passed; 046-002-001
  4/17/2008HouseArrived in House
  4/17/2008HousePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/17/2008HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Jay C. Hoffman
  4/17/2008HouseFirst Reading
  4/17/2008HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/13/2009SenateSession Sine Die