IL HB2541 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Democrat 46-4)
Status: Passed on August 21 2019 - 100% progression
Action: 2019-08-21 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0441
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [HTML]


Creates the Re-Entering Citizens Civics Education Act. Provides that the Department of Corrections and the Department of Juvenile Justice shall provide a nonpartisan peer-led civics program throughout the correctional institutions of the State to teach civics to soon-to-be released citizens who will be re-entering society. Provides for the curriculum and eligibility for the program. Provides that the program shall be taught by peer educators who are citizens incarcerated in the Department of Corrections and the Department of Juvenile Justice facilities and specially trained by experienced peer educators and established nonpartisan civic organizations. Provides that the nonpartisan civic organizations shall provide adequate training to peer educators on matters including, but not limited to, voting rights, governmental institutions, current affairs, and simulations of voter registration, election, and democratic processes, and shall provide periodic updates to program content and to peer educators. Provides that the Department of Corrections shall adopt rules to carry out the Act within 6 months after the effective date of the Act. Provides that the funding for the voting rights and registration peer education program shall be subject to appropriation by the General Assembly. Contains provisions regarding funding for the program. Effective January 1, 2020.

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Roll Calls

2019-05-29 - House - Concurrence in House (Y: 113 N: 1 NV: 2 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-05-23 - Senate - Third Reading in Senate (Y: 58 N: 0 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-04-10 - House - Third Reading in House (Y: 102 N: 9 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2019-08-21HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0441
2019-08-21HouseEffective Date January 1, 2020
2019-08-21HouseGovernor Approved
2019-06-27HouseSent to the Governor
2019-05-29HousePassed Both Houses
2019-05-29HouseHouse Concurs
2019-05-29HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 House Concurs 113-001-000
2019-05-27HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Appropriations-Public Safety Committee; 012-000-000
2019-05-26HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Rules Referred to Appropriations-Public Safety Committee
2019-05-26HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
2019-05-26HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Sonya M. Harper
2019-05-23HousePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 2
2019-05-23HouseArrived in House
2019-05-23SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 5-4(a)
2019-05-23SenateThird Reading - Passed; 058-000-000
2019-05-23SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
2019-05-23SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted; Peters
2019-05-23SenateRecalled to Second Reading
2019-05-23SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Christopher Belt
2019-05-22SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommend Do Adopt Criminal Law; 010-000-000
2019-05-21SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Omar Aquino
2019-05-21SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Andy Manar
2019-05-21SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. John G. Mulroe
2019-05-21SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Ram Villivalam
2019-05-21SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Assignments Refers to Criminal Law
2019-05-17SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
2019-05-17SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Robert Peters
2019-05-16SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
2019-05-14SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 15, 2019
2019-05-14SenateSecond Reading
2019-05-09SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Ann Gillespie
2019-05-08SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Pursuant to Senate Rule 3-8(b-1), this amendment will remain in the Committee on Assignments.
2019-05-08SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 9, 2019
2019-05-08SenateDo Pass Criminal Law; 010-000-000
2019-05-07SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
2019-05-07SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
2019-05-07SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Robert Peters
2019-05-02SenatePostponed - Criminal Law
2019-04-24SenateAssigned to Criminal Law
2019-04-10SenateReferred to Assignments
2019-04-10SenateFirst Reading
2019-04-10SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Robert Peters
2019-04-10SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
2019-04-10SenateArrive in Senate
2019-04-10HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 102-009-001
2019-04-04HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
2019-04-04HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
2019-03-29HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
2019-03-27HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Appropriations-Public Safety Committee; 010-000-000
2019-03-27HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
2019-03-27HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Hernandez
2019-03-27HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel Swanson
2019-03-27HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lindsay Parkhurst
2019-03-27HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Thaddeus Jones
2019-03-27HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lawrence Walsh, Jr.
2019-03-27HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
2019-03-27HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth
2019-03-27HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz
2019-03-27HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Bob Morgan
2019-03-27HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lamont J. Robinson, Jr.
2019-03-27HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Melissa Conyears-Ervin
2019-03-27HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
2019-03-27HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Aaron M. Ortiz
2019-03-27HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Theresa Mah
2019-03-27HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Natalie A. Manley
2019-03-27HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
2019-03-27HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kathleen Willis
2019-03-27HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Amy Grant
2019-03-27HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Margo McDermed
2019-03-27HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
2019-03-27HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sue Scherer
2019-03-27HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
2019-03-27HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Anna Moeller
2019-03-27HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sam Yingling
2019-03-27HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Anne Stava-Murray
2019-03-27HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. LaToya Greenwood
2019-03-27HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Justin Slaughter
2019-03-27HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Curtis J. Tarver, II
2019-03-27HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
2019-03-27HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
2019-03-27HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. André Thapedi
2019-03-27HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
2019-03-27HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin
2019-03-27HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Delia C. Ramirez
2019-03-27HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Celina Villanueva
2019-03-26HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
2019-03-26HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Nicholas K. Smith
2019-03-06HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
2019-03-05HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
2019-02-26HouseAssigned to Appropriations-Public Safety Committee
2019-02-13HouseReferred to Rules Committee
2019-02-13HouseFirst Reading
2019-02-13HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Sonya M. Harper

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