Sen. A. J. Wilhelmi

Filed: 3/1/2010





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2     AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 3617 by replacing
3 everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4     "Section 5. The Code of Civil Procedure is amended by
5 changing Section 2-101 as follows:
6     (735 ILCS 5/2-101)  (from Ch. 110, par. 2-101)
7     Sec. 2-101. Generally. Except as otherwise provided in this
8 this Act, every action must be commenced (1) in the county of
9 residence of any defendant who is joined in good faith and with
10 probable cause for the purpose of obtaining a judgment against
11 him or her and not solely for the purpose of fixing venue in
12 that county, or (2) in the county in which the transaction or
13 some part thereof occurred out of which the cause of action
14 arose.
15     If a check, draft, money order, or other instrument for the
16 payment of child support payable to or delivered to the State



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1 Disbursement Unit established under Section 10-26 of the
2 Illinois Public Aid Code is returned by the bank or depository
3 for any reason, venue for the enforcement of any criminal
4 proceedings or civil cause of action for recovery and attorney
5 fees shall be in the county where the principal office of the
6 State Disbursement Unit is located.
7     If all defendants are nonresidents of the State, an action
8 may be commenced in any county.
9     If the corporate limits of a city, village or town extend
10 into more than one county, then the venue of an action or
11 proceeding instituted by that municipality to enforce any fine,
12 imprisonment, penalty or forfeiture for violation of any
13 ordinance of that municipality, regardless of the county in
14 which the violation was committed or occurred, may be in the
15 appropriate court (i) in the county wherein the office of the
16 clerk of the municipality is located or (ii) in any county in
17 which at least 35% of the territory within the municipality's
18 corporate limits is located.
19 (Source: P.A. 91-212, eff. 7-20-99.)".