90th General Assembly
Summary of HB0061
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CIV PRO-MALPRACTICE-AFFIDAVIT                                              

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends  the  Code  of  Civil  Procedure  by   restoring   certain      
   provisions concerning affidavits in healing art malpractice actions to      
   the  form  in  which  they  existed before Public Act 89-7 became law.      
   Effective immediately.                                                      
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
          Deletes reference to:                                                
          735 ILCS 5/2-622                                                     
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          New Act                                                              
          5 ILCS 80/4.18 new                                                   
          65 ILCS 5/11-33-1 rep.                                               
        Replaces the title and  everything  after  the  enacting  clause.      
   Creates  the  Electrician  Licensing  Act to regulate electricians and      
   electrical contractors through licensing  requirements.  Provides  for      
   the  administration  and  enforcement  of the Act by the Department of      
   Public Health.  Exempts farm-related  electrical  activities.   Amends      
   the  Regulatory  Agency Sunset Act to sunset the new Act on January 1,      
   2008.  Amends  the  Illinois  Municipal  Code  to  repeal  a   Section      
   concerning  municipal  regulation of electrical contractors. Effective      
   July 1, 1998.                                                               
          STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE                                           
          HB61 fails to create a State mandate.                                
          STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE, H-AM 1                                   
          HB61, with H-am 1, creates a personnel mandate which requires        
          100% reimbursement.                                                  
          FISCAL NOTE, H-AM 1 (Dept. of Public Health)                         
          The Dept. expects that the entire program will cost more than        
          $10,000,000; this entire amount will have to be covered by GRF.      
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2.                                                 
        Changes the definition of "approved apprenticeship program" under      
   the new Act to mean a program registered with the  federal  Bureau  of      
   Apprenticeship Training (now, the Illinois Department of Labor).  Sets      
   forth  specific  licensing  fee requirements and deletes the provision      
   allowing the Department to see the fees  by  rule.   Makes  additional      
   substantive and technical changes.                                          
          FISCAL NOTE, H-AM 2 (Dept. of Labor)                                 
          No fiscal impact will be incurred by this Dept.                      
          HOME RULE NOTE, H-AM 3                                               
          HB 61, with H-am 3, does preempt home rule authority.                
          STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE, H-AM 3                                   
          No change from previous mandates note.                               
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 3.                                                 
        Exempts  certain  locksmiths  and  locksmith  agencies  from  the      
   requirements of the new Act.                                                
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 4.                                                 
        Provides that the exemption from certain requirements of the  Act      
   applies to certain locksmiths and locksmith agencies if they maintain,      
   install, or work on systems of less than 100 volts.                         
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 5.                                                 
        Provides that the  Act  shall  not  apply  to  the  installation,      
   replacement,  service,  or  repair of household products by a business      
   entity primarily engaged in the retail sale of consumer products.           
          HOUSING AFFORDABILITY NOTE, AMENDED                                  
          There is insufficient information to determine fiscal impact.        
          FISCAL NOTE, H-AM 1-5                                                
          Fiscal implications to the Dept. will be approximately $1.6 M.       
          HOME RULE NOTE, H-AM 5                                               
          Does preempt home rule authority.                                    
          STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE, H-AM 5                                   
          Creates a "personnel mandate" which requires 100% reimbursement      
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 6.                                                 
        Exempts farms from the electrical inspection requirements of  the      
   new  Act.    Prohibits  a  political  subdivision  from  applying more      
   stringent  standards  than  those  required  under  the  new  Act   to      
   electrical work performed on farms.                                         
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: 99-01-12

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   6     SENATE -   0


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