Bill Status of SB0339 94th General Assembly
Short Description: UNIFORM ACT LIMITING LITIGATIO
Sen. Kirk W. Dillard - John J. Cullerton - Dan Cronin - Don Harmon and Pamela J. Althoff
(Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie)
| 1/9/2007||Senate||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Limiting Strategic Litigation Against Public Participation Act. Provides that a party may bring a special motion to strike any claim that is based on an action involving public participation and petition. Provides that, if the moving party on a special motion to strike meets the prima facie requirements, the responding party must establish a probability of prevailing on the claim. Outlines the procedures for filing a special motion to strike. Provides that a moving party on a special motion to strike who prevails is entitled to costs of litigation, reasonable attorney's fees incurred in connection with the motion, and any additional relief, including sanctions upon the responding party and its attorneys or law firms, that the court determines necessary to deter reputation of the conduct and comparable conduct by others. Effective immediately.
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Creates the Citizen Participation Act. Applies to motions in cases concerning SLAPP lawsuits (Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation) that have been filed to discourage citizen participation in government. Requires courts to decide those motions within 90 days. Provides that discovery is suspended pending a decision on the motion. Allows discovery on certain issues upon leave of court. Requires that the motion be granted and the claim dismissed unless the responding party produces clear and convincing evidence that the moving parties' acts are not immunized under this Act. Provides for attorney's fees and costs to be awarded to the prevailing moving party. Effective immediately.
Senate Committee Amendment No. 2
Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Creates the Limiting Strategic Litigation Against Public Participation Act. Contains a short title only.
|Date||Chamber|| Action|| 2/15/2005||Senate||Filed with Secretary by Sen. Kirk W. Dillard|| 2/15/2005||Senate||Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. John J. Cullerton|| 2/15/2005||Senate||Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Dan Cronin|| 2/15/2005||Senate||First Reading|| 2/15/2005||Senate||Referred to Rules|| 2/17/2005||Senate||Assigned to Judiciary|| 2/24/2005||Senate||Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Kirk W. Dillard|| 2/24/2005||Senate||Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules|| 2/24/2005||Senate||Postponed - Judiciary|| 3/1/2005||Senate||Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Judiciary|| 3/2/2005||Senate||Postponed - Judiciary|| 3/8/2005||Senate||Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted|| 3/9/2005||Senate||Held in Judiciary|| 3/9/2005||Senate||Added as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Don Harmon|| 3/15/2005||Senate||Senate Committee Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Kirk W. Dillard|| 3/15/2005||Senate||Senate Committee Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules|| 3/15/2005||Senate||Senate Committee Amendment No. 2 Rules Refers to Judiciary|| 3/16/2005||Senate||Postponed - Judiciary|| 3/17/2005||Senate||Senate Committee Amendment No. 2 Adopted|| 3/17/2005||Senate||Do Pass as Amended Judiciary; 010-000-000|| 3/17/2005||Senate||Placed on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 6, 2005|| 4/13/2005||Senate||Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Pamela J. Althoff|| 4/13/2005||Senate||Second Reading|| 4/13/2005||Senate||Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 14, 2005|| 4/14/2005||Senate||Third Reading - Passed; 049-001-000|| 4/14/2005||House||Arrived in House|| 4/14/2005||House||Placed on Calendar Order of First Reading|| 5/3/2005||House||Chief House Sponsor Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie|| 5/3/2005||House||First Reading|| 5/3/2005||House||Referred to Rules Committee|| 5/3/2005||House||Assigned to Executive Committee|| 5/13/2005||House||Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee|| 1/9/2007||Senate||Session Sine Die|