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 Bill Status of SB0098  101st General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. Jason A. Barickman and Paul Schimpf

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2021SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
735 ILCS 5/Art. II Pt. 24 heading new
735 ILCS 5/2-2401 new
735 ILCS 5/2-2402 new
735 ILCS 5/2-2403 new
735 ILCS 5/2-2404 new
735 ILCS 5/2-2405 new
735 ILCS 5/2-2406 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Civil Practice Law of the Code of Civil Procedure to add a Part concerning asbestos trust claims. Includes a statement of legislative findings and purpose. Defines terms. Provides that within 30 days after an asbestos action is filed, the plaintiff shall: (1) provide all parties with a sworn statement indicating that an investigation has been conducted and that all asbestos trust claims that can be made by the plaintiff have been filed; and (2) provide all parties with all trust claim materials from all law firms connected to the plaintiff in relation to exposure to asbestos. Provides that a plaintiff has a continuing duty to supplement the information and materials within 30 days after the plaintiff supplements an asbestos trust claim, receives additional information or materials related to an asbestos trust claim, or files an additional trust claim. Provides that, not less than 60 days before trial, if a defendant believes the plaintiff has not filed all asbestos trust claims, the defendant may move and the court may enter an order to require the plaintiff to file additional trust claims. Provides that trust claim materials and trust governance documents are presumed to be relevant and authentic, and are admissible in evidence in an asbestos action. Provides that a claim of privilege does not apply to trust claim materials or trust governance documents and that a defendant may seek discovery from an asbestos trust. Provides that a defendant is entitled to a setoff in the amount the plaintiff has received or will receive from an asbestos trust.

DateChamber Action
  1/23/2019SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Jason A. Barickman
  1/23/2019SenateFirst Reading
  1/23/2019SenateReferred to Assignments
  1/30/2019SenateAssigned to Judiciary
  3/5/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Paul Schimpf
  3/5/2019SenateTo Subcommittee on Tort Reform
  3/22/2019SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As March 28, 2019
  3/28/2019SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  1/13/2021SenateSession Sine Die

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