Bill Status of SB3037  102nd General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. Susan Garrett - Michael W. Frerichs - Kimberly A. Lightford - M. Maggie Crotty - Mattie Hunter, Terry Link, Don Harmon, Kwame Raoul, Mike Jacobs, Jacqueline Y. Collins, Linda Holmes, Jeffrey M. Schoenberg, A. J. Wilhelmi, Michael Noland, Heather Steans, John J. Cullerton, Iris Y. Martinez and David Koehler

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

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
215 ILCS 5/143.11c new
215 ILCS 5/154.6from Ch. 73, par. 766.6
215 ILCS 5/155from Ch. 73, par. 767

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Insurance Code. Provides that no company may cancel, terminate, or refuse to renew any policy of property and casualty insurance during the pendency of a claim in which the primary residence of the policyholder is or comes to be uninhabitable, unoccupied, or under construction or has yet to be permanently repaired. Provides that any of the following acts by an insurer shall constitute improper claims practice: (1) paying an appraiser, contractor, or vendor involved in providing services or estimates for appraising the value of any loss for repairing a policyholder's home; (2) compelling a policyholder as to which appraiser, vendor, or contractor the policyholder must use for the repair; (3) failing to reimburse a policyholder within 30 days after receiving proof of reimbursable out-of-pocket expenses; or (4) denying a policyholder's request for reimbursement without a written explanation within 30 days after a policyholder's request. Eliminates the $60,000 limit on the part of the taxable costs a court may allow in any action by or against a company where there is in issue the liability of a company on a policy or policies of insurance or the amount of the loss payable thereunder or where there is an unreasonable delay in settling a claim, and it appears to the court that such action or delay is vexatious and unreasonable. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  4/30/2008SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Susan Garrett
  4/30/2008SenateChief Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael W. Frerichs
  4/30/2008SenateChief Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  4/30/2008SenateFirst Reading
  4/30/2008SenateReferred to Rules
  5/14/2008SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. M. Maggie Crotty
  5/14/2008SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  5/15/2008SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Terry Link
  5/22/2008SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Don Harmon
  5/30/2008SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Kwame Raoul
  6/4/2008SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Mike Jacobs
  8/1/2008SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  8/11/2008SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Linda Holmes
  8/13/2008SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Jeffrey M. Schoenberg
  8/15/2008SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. A. J. Wilhelmi
  8/15/2008SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael Noland
  9/4/2008SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Heather Steans
  9/10/2008SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. John J. Cullerton
  10/8/2008SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
  10/9/2008SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. David Koehler
  1/13/2009SenateSession Sine Die