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Representative Steve Andersson Passes Bill to Improve Out of State Subpoena Issuance

Today Representative Steve Andersson passed Senate Bill 45. This legislation creates the Uniform Interstate Depositions and Discovery Act, and provides more specific guidelines for the issuance of subpoenas. It amends an existing process for the presentation of out of state subpoenas, and provides attorneys with a more streamlined method, one that would create a faster, more responsive legal process.

This legislation was an initiative of the Illinois State Bar Association, and was initially sponsored in the Senate by Senator Jason Barickman (R-Bloomington). Representative Andersson became the Chief Sponsor of the bill in the House, where the legislation passed unanimously.

“This bill creates an improved mechanism for issuance of subpoenas. Similar measures have already been adopted by 31 other states including the District of Colombia and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and it will greatly help our state expedite judicial proceedings and improve our legal system.”

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