Bill Text: IL HB2233 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly | Enrolled


Bill Title: Amends the Code of Civil Procedure. Repeals a provision regarding special interrogatories in verdicts. Effective immediately.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 14-0)

Status: (Enrolled) 2019-06-06 - Sent to the Governor [HB2233 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2019-HB2233-Enrolled.html



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1 AN ACT concerning civil law.
2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4 Section 5. The Code of Civil Procedure is amended by
5changing Section 2-1108 as follows:
6 (735 ILCS 5/2-1108) (from Ch. 110, par. 2-1108)
7 Sec. 2-1108. Verdict - Special interrogatories. Unless the
8nature of the case requires otherwise, the jury shall render a
9general verdict. Within the discretion of the court, the The
10jury may be asked required by the court, and must be required
11on request of any party, to find specially upon any material
12question or questions of fact submitted to the jury in writing.
13Any party may request special interrogatories. Special
14interrogatories shall be tendered, objected to, ruled upon and
15submitted to the jury as in the case of instructions.
16Submitting or refusing to submit a question of fact to the jury
17may be reviewed on appeal to determine whether the trial court
18abused its discretion. , as a ruling on a question of law. When
19any the special finding of fact is inconsistent with the
20general verdict, the court shall direct the jury to further
21consider its answers and verdict. If, in the discretion of the
22trial court, the jury is unable to render a general verdict
23consistent with any special finding, the trial court shall

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1order a new trial. During closing arguments, the parties shall
2be allowed to explain to the jury what may result if the
3general verdict is inconsistent with any special finding former
4controls the latter and the court may enter judgment
5accordingly.
6 This amendatory Act of the 101st General Assembly applies
7only to trials commencing on or after January 1, 2020.
8(Source: P.A. 83-707.)
9 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
10becoming law.
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