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Full Text of SB0884  99th General Assembly



State of Illinois
2015 and 2016


Introduced 2/11/2015, by Sen. Christine Radogno


755 ILCS 5/6-1  from Ch. 110 1/2, par. 6-1

    Amends the Probate Act of 1975. Makes a technical change to a Section concerning probate of wills.

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1    AN ACT concerning civil law.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Probate Act of 1975 is amended by changing
5Section 6-1 as follows:
6    (755 ILCS 5/6-1)  (from Ch. 110 1/2, par. 6-1)
7    Sec. 6-1. Duty to file will - altering, destroying or
9    (a) Immediately upon the the death of the testator any
10person who has the testator's will in his possession shall file
11it with the clerk of the court of the proper county and upon
12failure or refusal to do so, the court on its motion or on the
13petition of any interested person may issue an attachment and
14compel the production of the will, subject to the provisions of
15Section 5.15 of the Secretary of State Act.
16    (b) If any person wilfully alters or destroys a will
17without the direction of the testator or wilfully secretes it
18for the period of 30 days after the death of the testator is
19known to him, the person so offending, on conviction thereof,
20shall be sentenced as in cases of theft of property classified
21as a Class 3 felony by the law in effect at the date of the
22offense. The 30-day period does not apply to the Secretary of
23State when acting pursuant to Section 5.15 of the Secretary of



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1State Act.
2(Source: P.A. 96-137, eff. 1-1-10.)