IL HB4968 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 3-0)
Status: Introduced on February 14 2018 - 25% progression
Action: 2018-04-24 - Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
Pending: House Rules Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


Amends the Code of Civil Procedure. Provides that upon motion or petition, the court shall order the sealing and impoundment of a court file for an eviction action in which the court does not find that a tenant or an occupant has materially breached the lease. Provides that the records of the circuit court clerk pertaining to a court file that is ordered sealed and impounded shall be impounded until further order of the court upon good cause shown and the name of the petitioner obliterated on the official index required to be kept by the circuit court clerk under the Clerks of Courts Act. Provides that the clerk of the court may not collect a filing fee for a petition filed under the new provisions. Makes a corresponding change in the Clerks of Courts Act.

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2018-04-24HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
2018-04-24HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sonya M. Harper
2018-04-13HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
2018-04-13HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
2018-04-11HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Judiciary - Civil Committee
2018-04-09HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
2018-04-09HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Litesa E. Wallace
2018-03-23HouseTo Civil Procedure Subcommittee
2018-03-21HouseAssigned to Judiciary - Civil Committee
2018-02-14HouseReferred to Rules Committee
2018-02-14HouseFirst Reading
2018-02-14HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Litesa E. Wallace

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
70510527.2cNew CodeSee Bill Text
73559-121Amended CodeCitation Text

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