CBA Record October 2017

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE CBA Bills that have been signed into law: –HB 703 (Feigenholtz) Interstate Adoptions –Public Act….100-0344. Drafted by: Adoption Law Committee –HB 189 (Thapedi) Condominium Act-Surplus Funds –Public Act….100-0292 . Drafted by: RPL-Condo Subcommittee –HB 3359 (E. Sims, Jr.) Forcible Entry Action-Eviction –Public Act….100-0173. Drafted by: Legal Aid Committee For a full text copy of the Public Acts, go to the Illinois General Assembly website: Illinois General Assembly Veto Session: October 24-26 and November 7-9. For more information, contact CBA Legislative Liaison LorettaWells at

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