IL SB0061 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 4-0)
Status: Passed on December 15 2017 - 100% progression
Action: 2017-12-15 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0565
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [HTML]


Amends the Illinois Human Rights Act. Provides that for specified types of charges pending before the Department of Human Rights, if the charging party has initiated litigation for the purpose of seeking final relief in a State or federal court or before an administrative law judge or hearing officer in an administrative proceeding before a local government administrative agency, and if a final decision on the merits in that litigation or administrative hearing would preclude the charging party from bringing another action based on the pending charge, the Department shall cease its investigation and dismiss the pending charge by order of the Director, who shall provide the charging party notice of his or her right to commence a civil action in the appropriate circuit court or other appropriate court of competent jurisdiction. Provides that the Director shall also provide the charging party notice of his or her right to seek review of the dismissal order before the Human Rights Commission. Provides that any review by the Commission of the dismissal shall be limited to the question of whether the charge was properly dismissed under the new provisions. Provides that the Department may continue to investigate an allegation in a charge that is unique to the Act or otherwise could not have been included in the litigation or administrative proceeding. Provides that for charges relating to real estate transactions, the Department may administratively close a charge pending before the Department if the issues that are the basis of the charge are being litigated in a State or federal court proceeding. Deletes language providing that the Department shall stay any administrative proceedings after the filing of a civil action by or on behalf of the aggrieved party under any federal or State law seeking relief with respect to the alleged civil rights violation. Makes other changes.

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Roll Calls

2017-11-09 - Senate - Motion in Senate (Y: 52 N: 0 NV: 7 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2017-11-08 - House - Third Reading in House (Y: 112 N: 0 NV: 4 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2017-04-25 - Senate - Third Reading in Senate (Y: 55 N: 0 NV: 4 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2017-12-15SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0565
2017-12-15SenateEffective Date January 1, 2018
2017-12-15SenateGovernor Approved
2017-12-08SenateSent to the Governor
2017-11-09SenatePassed Both Houses
2017-11-09SenateSenate Concurs
2017-11-09SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Senate Concurs 052-000-000
2017-11-09Senate3/5 Vote Required
2017-11-09SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Be Approved for Consideration Assignments
2017-11-09SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Assignments
2017-11-09SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Filed with Secretary Sen. Dale A. Righter
2017-11-09SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1 - November 9, 2017
2017-11-09SenateSecretary's Desk - Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1
2017-11-08HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 112-000-000
2017-11-08House3/5 Vote Required
2017-11-08HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
2017-11-08HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted
2017-11-07HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Judiciary - Civil Committee; 008-000-000
2017-11-06HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Judiciary - Civil Committee
2017-11-03HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
2017-11-03HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Steven A. Andersson
2017-11-02HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) November 10, 2017
2017-11-02HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
2017-11-02HouseApproved for Consideration Rules Committee; 004-000-000
2017-07-06HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
2017-06-30HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) July 7, 2017
2017-05-31HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) June 30, 2017
2017-05-26HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 31, 2017
2017-05-24HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
2017-05-24HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
2017-05-17HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
2017-05-17HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Judiciary - Civil Committee; 008-002-000
2017-05-17HouseReported Back To Judiciary - Civil Committee;
2017-05-17HouseRecommends Do Pass Subcommittee/ Judiciary - Civil Committee; 002-001-000
2017-05-10HouseTo Domestic Relations Law Subcommittee
2017-05-09HouseAssigned to Judiciary - Civil Committee
2017-04-25HouseReferred to Rules Committee
2017-04-25HouseFirst Reading
2017-04-25HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Steven A. Andersson
2017-04-25HouseArrived in House
2017-04-25SenateThird Reading - Passed; 055-000-000
2017-03-14SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 15, 2017
2017-03-14SenateSecond Reading
2017-02-16SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading February 28, 2017
2017-02-16SenateDo Pass Judiciary; 009-000-000
2017-02-09SenatePostponed - Judiciary
2017-02-07SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael Connelly
2017-02-07SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Pamela J. Althoff
2017-01-24SenateAssigned to Judiciary
2017-01-11SenateReferred to Assignments
2017-01-11SenateFirst Reading
2017-01-10SenatePrefiled with Secretary by Sen. Dale A. Righter

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