Friday, April 20, 2012
This week Senate Committees considered legislation brought over from the house. Senator LaHood was the primary sponsor of 4 house bills that passed committee this week.
Senator LaHood’s bills include:
Ag Building (HB 5540): Designates the Department of Agriculture administration building at the State Fairgrounds in Springfield as the John R. Block Building. Block served as Director of the Illinois Department of Agriculture from 1977 to 1981, and as Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture from 1981 to 1985.
Tenant Damages (HB 5314): Amends the Security Deposit Return Act to allow landlords to send a list of itemized damages by email to an email address provided by the tenant.
Serving a Child Protocol (HB 5062): A child's guardian, rather than the child, would be served legal papers by a process server if the child is under 14 years old, under this proposal. It was recommended by an adoption attorney, who pointed out that young children are often confused and frightened when served the legal papers.
Low-Speed Vehicle Title (HB 4862): Requires owners of low-speed vehicles manufactured after January 1, 2010 to apply for a certificate of title.
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