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HB 1798 - Wrongful Death Damages - Key Vote

Illinois Key Votes

Mike Fortner voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Stages

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Issues

Stage Details

Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Wrongful Death Damages

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (31-23) - (Key vote)

Title: Wrongful Death Damages

Highlights:
- Entitles the surviving spouse or next of kin to the amount a jury deems a fair a just compensation, including damages for grief, sorrow and mental suffering. (Sec. 2) - If there is no surviving spouse or next of kin entitled to recovery, the damages shall go to: The person or persons who furnished hospitalization or services in connection with last illness not to exceed $450. To the person or persons furnishing medical or surgical services in connection with such last illness or injury not to exceed $450. To the personal representatives, as such, for the costs and expenses of administering the estate and prosecuting or compromising the action, including a reasonable attorney's fee. (Sec. 2) - Requires action within two years (Sec. 2)
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (63-52) - (Key vote)

Title: Wrongful Death Damages

Highlights:
- Entitles the surviving spouse or next of kin to the amount a jury deems a fair a just compensation, including damages for grief, sorrow and mental suffering. (Sec. 2) - If there is no surviving spouse or next of kin entitled to recovery, the damages shall go to: The person or persons who furnished hospitalization or services in connection with last illness not to exceed $450. To the person or persons furnishing medical or surgical services in connection with such last illness or injury not to exceed $450. To the personal representatives, as such, for the costs and expenses of administering the estate and prosecuting or compromising the action, including a reasonable attorney's fee. (Sec. 2) - Requires action within two years (Sec. 2)
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Wrongful Death Damages

Sponsors

  • James D. 'Jim' Brosnahan (IL - D) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

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