IL HB0400 | 2015-2016 | 99th General Assembly

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 17-0)
Status: Introduced on January 28 2015 - 25% progression, died in committee
Action: 2015-03-31 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael J. Zalewski
Pending: House Rules Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]

Summary

Amends the Carnival and Amusement Rides Safety Act. Changes the name of the Act to the Amusement Ride and Attraction Safety Act. Changes the definition of "volunteer" to mean "any person who operates or assists in the operation of an amusement ride or amusement attraction, or performs any other function related to a carnival or fair, for an owner or operator without pay or lodging". Provides that no person, firm, corporation, or other entity that owns or operates a carnival or fair shall employ any individual, or permit any individual to volunteer, who (i) has been convicted of any offense set forth in Article 11 of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012, (ii) is a registered sex offender, as defined in the Sex Offender Registration Act, or (iii) has ever been convicted of any offense set forth in Article 9 of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that a person, firm, corporation, or other entity that owns or operates a carnival or fair must conduct a criminal history records check and perform a check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry for all employees and volunteers, regardless of their job function, at the time they are hired or begin volunteering, and annually thereafter except if they are in the continued employ of the entity. Provides that a carnival or fair owner is not responsible for any personal information submitted by an employee or volunteer for criminal history records checks. Provides that any person, firm, corporation, or other entity that owns or operates a carnival or fair that violates the provisions of subsection (a) of this Section or fails to conduct a criminal history records check or a sex offender registry check for its employees or volunteers shall be assessed a civil penalty in an amount not to exceed $10,000 for a first offense, not to exceed $25,000 for a second offense, and not to exceed $50,000 for a third or subsequent offense. Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that it is unlawful for a child sex offender to knowingly operate, manage, be employed by, or be associated with any amusement enterprise, carnival, or fair, including a county fair, when persons under the age of 18 are present. Effective immediately.

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Title

AMUSEMENT RIDE SAFETY

Sponsors


History

DateChamberAction
2015-03-31HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael J. Zalewski
2015-03-31HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Thaddeus Jones
2015-03-31HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. John C. D'Amico
2015-03-27HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
2015-03-26HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jay Hoffman
2015-03-26HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
2015-03-26HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Deb Conroy
2015-03-26HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Frances Ann Hurley
2015-03-26HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr.
2015-03-06HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sue Scherer
2015-03-06HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. John Bradley
2015-03-06HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sam Yingling
2015-03-05HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Natalie A. Manley
2015-02-26HouseTo Business Licenses Subcommittee
2015-02-24HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Luis Arroyo
2015-02-19HouseTo Business Licenses Subcommittee
2015-02-18HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Brandon W. Phelps
2015-02-18HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kathleen Willis
2015-02-17HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Silvana Tabares
2015-02-13HouseAssigned to Business & Occupational Licenses Committee
2015-01-28HouseReferred to Rules Committee
2015-01-28HouseFirst Reading
2015-01-28HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Martin J. Moylan

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
430852-1Amended CodeCitation Text
430852-2Amended CodeCitation Text
430852-20Amended CodeCitation Text
430852-21Amended CodeCitation Text
720511-9.3Amended CodeCitation Text

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