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Legislative Update: Electronic Notice by Clerks

House Bill 5381 will allow the circuit court clerk to give “notice” to a party by “hard copy” or by “electronic notice” under a uniform and standard policy adopted by the clerk. Electronic notice has the same effect as notice by hard copy if this statute and clerk’s policies are complied with. The bill gives the recipient an option to receive notices by hard copy or electronic notice by registering an electronic address with the clerk. The bill requires the clerk to keep a copy of the electronic content and a delivery receipt. This bill will impact Illinois law.