Bill Status of SB0520  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  CIV PRO-EVICTION CASE SEALING

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Patricia Van Pelt, Mattie Hunter and Elgie R. Sims, Jr.

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  4/23/2021SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
735 ILCS 5/9-102.5 new
735 ILCS 5/9-121


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Eviction Article of the Code of Civil Procedure. Provides that eviction proceedings shall be sealed and remain so unless a final order of eviction in favor of the plaintiff is entered. Provides that unsealed records shall remain unsealed for a period of 7 years. Provides that after 7 years, access to the court records may be obtained only by specified parties. Allows the court to order that the tenant's name in an eviction action related to a condominium be sealed. Effective 90 days after becoming law.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/23/2021SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Patricia Van Pelt
  2/23/2021SenateFirst Reading
  2/23/2021SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/3/2021SenateAssigned to Judiciary
  3/17/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  3/18/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
  4/16/2021SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As April 23, 2021
  4/23/2021SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments