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Thanks to all our attorney agents who filed Witness Slips opposing HB 5188. We had a tremendous turnout: 299 Witness Slips filed in opposition! Watch your email — we will keep you informed of any developments concerning this bill. As always, thank you for helping ATG advocate for you!

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April 10, 2018

April 4, 2018

URGENT: Oppose House Bill 5188

TIME SENSITIVE: Submit Your Witness Slip by Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Tania M.S. Stori photoFor 175 years, Illinois has had a common law interpretation of Section 30 of the Conveyances Act as a race-notice recording act. House Bill 5188 seeks to overturn the common law and make Illinois a pure notice recording state. If passed, this change would create claims on title policies you write, create new risks for buyers of land, and make it harder for you to represent sellers.

ATG needs your help in opposing HB 5188. On Tuesday, April 10 at 8:00 a.m., the Real & Personal Property Law Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee is meeting to consider HB 5188. Tell them now that you oppose it.

Click Committee's Witness Slip to open the Record of Committee Witness form on the Illinois General Assembly website. Complete these sections of the form to file your Witness Slip anytime between now and Tuesday, April 10 — but before the end of the 8:00 a.m. hearing:

  1. IDENTIFICATION - Enter your information.
  2. REPRESENTATION - Feel free to leave this section blank.
  3. POSITION - Click the Opponent button.
  4. TESTIMONY - Select Record of Appearance Only.
  5. Agree to the Terms of Agreement and click the Create (Slip) button. (NOTE: You'll need to complete the reCaptcha security step to successfully submit.)

The Illinois General Assembly will email you a confirmation of the submission of your Witness Slip.

Thank you for helping ATG advocate for you! If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me. Use House Bill 5188 as the subject line.

Tania M.S. Stori
ATG Vice President – Claims and Litigation

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