IL SB2228 | 2015-2016 | 99th General Assembly


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 19-4)
Status: Passed on July 29 2016 - 100% progression
Action: 2016-07-29 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 99-0697
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [HTML]


Amends the Cannabis Control Act. Provides that the possession of 10 grams or less of cannabis is a civil law violation punishable by a minimum fine of $100 and a maximum fine of $200. Creates the offense of unlawful use of cannabis-based product manufacturing equipment. Provides that a violation is a Class 2 felony. Provides that the provisions of any ordinance enacted by any municipality or unit of local government which imposes a fine upon cannabis other than as defined in the Cannabis Control Act are not invalidated or affected by this Act. Amends the Drug Paraphernalia Control Act. Provides that if a person is convicted of 10 grams or less of cannabis, the penalty for possession of any drug paraphernalia seized during the arrest for that offense shall be a civil law violation punishable by a minimum fine of $100 and a maximum fine of $200. Provides for distribution of these fines. Amends Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that a person shall not drive or be in actual physical control of any vehicle, snowmobile, or watercraft within this State when the person has, within 2 hours thereof, a tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) concentration in the person's whole blood or other bodily substance of 5 nanograms or more of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol per milliliter of whole blood or 10 nanograms or more of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol per milliliter of other bodily substance from the unlawful consumption of cannabis (rather than a cannabis THC concentration in any amount). Amends various other Acts to make conforming changes. Effective immediately.

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Roll Calls

2016-05-18 - House - Third Reading in House (Y: 64 N: 50 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2016-04-19 - Senate - Third Reading in Senate (Y: 40 N: 14 NV: 4 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2016-07-29SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 99-0697
2016-07-29SenateEffective Date July 29, 2016
2016-07-29SenateGovernor Approved
2016-06-16SenateSent to the Governor
2016-05-18SenatePassed Both Houses
2016-05-18HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sonya M. Harper
2016-05-18HouseAlternate Co-Sponsor Removed Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
2016-05-18HouseAlternate Chief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Carol Ammons
2016-05-18HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
2016-05-18HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
2016-05-18HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 40
2016-05-18HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 40
2016-05-18HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 064-050-000
2016-05-17HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
2016-05-17HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
2016-05-11HouseAlternate Chief Co-Sponsor Removed Rep. Ron Sandack
2016-05-11HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
2016-05-10HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth
2016-05-10HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Christian L. Mitchell
2016-05-10HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Ron Sandack
2016-05-10HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
2016-05-10HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Ron Sandack
2016-05-06HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Ed Sullivan
2016-05-06HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
2016-05-06HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael J. Zalewski
2016-05-05HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
2016-05-05HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Ron Sandack
2016-05-05HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
2016-05-04HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Restorative Justice Committee; 008-002-000
2016-04-26HouseAssigned to Restorative Justice Committee
2016-04-20HouseReferred to Rules Committee
2016-04-20HouseFirst Reading
2016-04-20HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
2016-04-20HouseArrived in House
2016-04-19SenateThird Reading - Passed; 040-014-000
2016-04-19SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
2016-04-19SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Donne E. Trotter
2016-04-11SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Patricia Van Pelt
2016-04-06SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Emil Jones, III
2016-03-23SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Napoleon Harris, III
2016-03-10SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Linda Holmes
2016-03-10SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 16, 2016
2016-03-10SenateSecond Reading
2016-03-09SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Karen McConnaughay
2016-03-09SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Toi W. Hutchinson
2016-03-09SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 10, 2016
2016-03-09SenateDo Pass Criminal Law; 009-003-000
2016-03-08SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Pamela J. Althoff
2016-03-03SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Don Harmon
2016-03-02SenatePostponed - Criminal Law
2016-02-26SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jason A. Barickman
2016-02-18SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
2016-01-27SenateAssigned to Criminal Law
2016-01-22SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael Noland
2016-01-13SenateReferred to Assignments
2016-01-13SenateFirst Reading
2016-01-13SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Heather A. Steans

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