Illinois Senator Christopher Belt [D]

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ILSB0516PassAmends the Illinois Gambling Act. Requires an applicant for a casino license in the City of Chicago to make a public presentation of its proposal and to publish a summary of the proposal on the City of Chicago's or Cook County's website. Provides tha...
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2020-06-30
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0648
ILSB3874IntroAmends the Illinois Income Tax Act. Creates an income tax credit for taxpayers who employ individuals working within the engineering sector who graduated from an accredited institution of higher learning with a Bachelor's degree or higher. Provides t...
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2020-06-24
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB1930EngrossCreates the Grow Your Own STEM and Vocational Education Teachers Act. Provides that a public institution of higher education shall, if funds are appropriated to the Board of Higher Education under the Act, waive any tuition, fees, and on-campus housi...
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2020-06-23
To House Rules Committee
ILSB1407EngrossCreates the Illinois Hazardous Materials Workforce Training Act. Provides that the Department of Labor shall develop by rule a curriculum of approved advanced safety training for workers at high hazard facilities. Provides that an owner or operator, ...
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2020-06-23
To House Rules Committee
ILSB0110EngrossAmends the Property Tax Code. Provides that, for the 2015 taxable year and thereafter, the exemption for veterans with disabilities also carries over to the surviving spouse of a veteran who was killed in the line of duty in the current taxable year ...
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2020-06-23
To House Rules Committee
ILHB2174PassExtends the repeal of the following by one year: the Crematory Regulation Act; the Cemetery Oversight Act; the Illinois Health Information Exchange and Technology Act; the Radiation Protection Act of 1990; the Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, and...
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2020-06-12
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0639
ILSR1075PassMourns the death of Todd D. Hill.
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2020-05-24
Resolution Adopted
ILSB1510EngrossAmends the Nursing Home Care Act. Removes language that requires light intermediate care to be staffed at the same staffing ratio as intermediate care. Provides that for purposes of minimum staffing ratios, all residents shall be classified as requir...
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2020-05-23
To House Rules Committee
ILSB1829EngrossCreates the Workplace Transparency Act. Provides provisions for: prohibitions; voidable agreements; unconscionable terms; settlement or separation agreements; enforcement; application; limitations; and severability. Makes conforming changes in the Un...
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2020-05-22
To House Rules Committee
ILHB2237PassAmends the State Treasurer Act. Provides that the State Treasurer shall establish the Illinois Higher Education Savings Program for the purpose of expanding access to higher education through savings. Provides for enrollment in the Program. Provides ...
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2020-05-22
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Michelle Mussman
ILSB3343IntroAppropriates $4,000,000 from the General Revenue Fund to the Department of Children and Family Services for grants to assist the Illinois Association of Court Appointed Special Advocates in its efforts to advocate for timely placement of children in ...
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2020-05-22
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILHB3427EngrossCreates the Water Heater Safety Valve Act. Provides that a manufacturer or supplier of a hot water heater for use in a residential home or facility must supply or attach a temperature mixing valve or other safety valve to the hot water heater or tank...
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2020-05-21
Rule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2020
ILSB0033EngrossAmends the Election Code. Provides that political committee funds may be used for certain child care expenses that are necessary for the fulfillment of political, governmental, or public policy duties, activities, or purposes. Effective immediately.
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2020-05-21
To House Rules Committee
ILSB1512IntroAmends the Illinois Income Tax Act. Provides that the credit for student assistance contributions sunsets on December 30, 2025 (instead of December 30, 2020). Provides that the credit for student-assistance contributions may not exceed $1,000 (curren...
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2020-05-15
Rule 2-10 Committee/3rd Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2020
ILSB2343IntroAmends the Illinois Lottery Law. Requires the Department of the Lottery, beginning on July 1, 2020, to offer a special instant scratch-off game for child abuse prevention. Requires the net revenue from that game to be deposited into the Child Abuse P...
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2020-05-15
Rule 2-10 Third Reading/Passage Deadline Established As May 31, 2020
ILSB2324IntroAmends the Higher Education Student Assistance Act. Requires the Illinois Student Assistance Commission to implement and administer a program, beginning with the 2021-2022 academic year, to award College Promise grants to Illinois residents seeking a...
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2020-05-15
Rule 2-10 Committee/3rd Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2020
ILSB2495IntroAmends the Mental Health Early Action on Campus Act. Provides that if a public higher education institution issues student identification cards to its students, the institution must provide contact information for certain suicide prevention and menta...
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2020-05-15
Rule 2-10 Third Reading/Passage Deadline Established As May 31, 2020
ILSB2496IntroAmends the Criminal Identification Act. Provides that no fee shall be required if the records sought to be expunged or sealed were arrests resulting in release without charging or arrests or charges not initiated by arrest resulting in acquittal, dis...
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2020-05-15
Rule 2-10 Third Reading/Passage Deadline Established As May 31, 2020
ILSB2478IntroAmends the Downstate Teacher Article of the Illinois Pension Code. Provides that through June 30, 2022 (instead of June 30, 2020), an annuitant may accept employment as a teacher without impairing his or her retirement status if that employment is no...
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2020-05-15
Rule 2-10 Third Reading/Passage Deadline Established As May 31, 2020
ILSB2974IntroAmends the Vital Records Act. Provides that an additional fee for certified copies of death certificates and fetal death certificates is $4 (rather than $2). Provides that $2 of the additional fee must be deposited into the State Crime Laboratory Fun...
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2020-05-15
Rule 2-10 Committee/3rd Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2020
ILSB3004IntroAmends the State Employees Group Insurance Act of 1971. Provides that an annuitant, survivor, or retired employee whose coverage has been terminated for nonpayment of premiums may re-enroll in the program during the next annual benefit choice period ...
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2020-05-15
Rule 2-10 Committee/3rd Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2020
ILSB2309IntroCreates the Unidentified Patient Act. Provides that the Act may be referred to as the Elisha Brittman Law. Provides that upon the arrival of an unidentified patient into a hospital's emergency department the hospital shall take specified efforts towa...
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2020-05-15
Rule 2-10 Third Reading/Passage Deadline Established As May 31, 2020
ILSB3817IntroAmends the School Code. Requires the State Board of Education to develop and implement a School Unused Food Program that allows public schools in this State to provide food that is unused by the school to needy children who are students of that schoo...
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2020-05-15
Rule 2-10 Committee/3rd Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2020
ILSB2328IntroAmends the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Administrative Act. Provides that the Department of Human Services shall create and maintain an online database and resource page on its website. Provides that the database and resource page sha...
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2020-05-15
Rule 2-10 Committee/3rd Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2020
ILSB2499IntroAmends the Medical Assistance Article of the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that the medical assistance program shall provide coverage for routine care costs that are incurred in the course of an approved clinical trial if the medical assistance ...
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2020-05-15
Rule 2-10 Third Reading/Passage Deadline Established As May 31, 2020
ILSB3520IntroAmends the Department of Professional Regulation Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Provides that the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation shall reduce all application fees and examination fees by 50% for veterans. Provi...
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2020-05-15
Rule 2-10 Committee/3rd Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2020
ILSB3522IntroAmends the Health Care Worker Background Check Act. Provides that "health care employer" includes the Department of Corrections or a third-party vendor employing certified nursing assistants working with the Department of Corrections. Effective immed...
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2020-05-15
Rule 2-10 Third Reading/Passage Deadline Established As May 31, 2020
ILSB3787IntroCreates the Build Illinois Homes Tax Credit Act. Provides that the Illinois Housing Development Authority and the City of Chicago Department of Housing may award credits for certain qualified low-income housing projects. Provides that the credits may...
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2020-05-15
Rule 2-10 Committee/3rd Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2020
ILSB3214IntroAmends the Department of Central Management Services Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Provides that each State agency shall implement an equal opportunity employment interview initiative in order to increase State employment opportun...
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2020-05-15
Rule 2-10 Third Reading/Passage Deadline Established As May 31, 2020
ILSB3107IntroCreates the Sickle Cell Prevention, Care, and Treatment Program Act. Requires the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to establish a grant program for the purpose of providing for the prevention, care, and treatment of sickle cell disease an...
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2020-05-15
Rule 2-10 Third Reading/Passage Deadline Established As May 31, 2020
ILSB3374IntroAmends the Juvenile Court Act of 1987 concerning court appointed special advocates. Defines "court appointed special advocate". Provides that a court appointed special advocate shall: (1) conduct an independent assessment to monitor the facts and cir...
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2020-05-15
Rule 2-10 Committee/3rd Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2020
ILSB2771IntroAmends the Illinois Insurance Code. Provides that an insurer, health maintenance organization, independent practice association, or physician hospital organization may not attempt a recoupment or offset until all appeal rights of a health care profes...
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2020-05-15
Rule 2-10 Third Reading/Passage Deadline Established As May 31, 2020
ILSB3521IntroAmends the evidence-based funding provisions of the School Code. Allows district intervention money to be added to an organizational unit's base funding minimum if the organizational unit (i) is operating under an Independent Authority or is subject ...
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2020-05-15
Rule 2-10 Committee/3rd Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2020
ILSB3818IntroCreates the Child Trauma Counseling Act. Defines terms. Provides that: (1) a day care center shall provide the services of a trauma counselor to a child, from birth through the fifth grade, enrolled and attending the day care center who has been iden...
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2020-05-15
Rule 2-10 Committee/3rd Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2020
ILSB3454IntroAmends the Illinois Police Training Act. Provides that the certified training programs in crisis intervention established by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board shall include addressing transportation of people with mental illnesses...
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2020-05-15
Rule 2-10 Third Reading/Passage Deadline Established As May 31, 2020
ILSB2560IntroCreates the Complete Streets Act. Requires the Department of Transportation to use federal or State funds allocated for transportation projects to improve safety, access, and mobility for users of the various modes of transportation. Creates the Comp...
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2020-05-15
Rule 2-10 Committee/3rd Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2020
ILSB3345IntroAmends the Adult Protective Services Act. Expands the scope of the Act to include reports of abandonment. Defines "abandonment" to mean the desertion or willful forsaking of an eligible adult by anyone having care or custody of that eligible adult un...
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2020-05-15
Rule 2-10 Committee/3rd Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2020
ILSB2946IntroAmends the Technology Development Act. Removes a provision specifying that the investment of the State Treasurer in any fund created by an Illinois venture capital firm in which the State Treasurer places money shall not exceed 10% of the total inves...
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2020-05-15
Rule 2-10 Third Reading/Passage Deadline Established As May 31, 2020
ILSB2954IntroCreates the Coal Tar Sealant Disclosure Act. Requires specified persons and entities, public schools and public school districts, and State agencies to disclose the use of a coal tar-based sealant or high polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon sealant produ...
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2020-05-15
Rule 2-10 Third Reading/Passage Deadline Established As May 31, 2020
ILSB3491IntroAmends the Lodging Services Human Trafficking Recognition Training Act. Includes restaurants and truck stops within the businesses required to human trafficking to their employees.
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2020-05-15
Rule 2-10 Committee/3rd Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2020
ILSB1432IntroAmends the Illinois Income Tax Act. Provides that a taxpayer who may claim a qualifying student as a dependent is allowed a credit of up to $2,000 for qualified tuition and fee expenses paid by the taxpayer. Provides that the term qualifying student ...
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2020-05-15
Rule 2-10 Committee/3rd Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2020
ILSB3224IntroAmends the Illinois Income Tax Act. Provides that each individual who serves as a volunteer firefighter or a volunteer EMS provider during the taxable year is entitled to a credit in an amount equal to $500. Effective immediately.
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2020-05-15
Rule 2-10 Committee/3rd Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2020
ILSB3482IntroAmends the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act. Provides that, subject to federal law and regulation, no provider of telephone, cellular telephone, television, Internet, energy, or water service shall impose a fee for termination or e...
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2020-05-15
Rule 2-10 Committee/3rd Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2020
ILSB3236IntroAmends the Private Detective, Private Alarm, Private Security, Fingerprint Vendor, and Locksmith Act of 2004. Makes changes in provisions concerning firearm training requirements under the Act. Requires that commercial or industrial operations that e...
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2020-05-15
Rule 2-10 Committee/3rd Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2020
ILSB3464IntroCreates the Medicaid Technical Assistance Center Act. Requires the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to establish a Medicaid Technical Assistance Center (Center). Provides that the Center shall operate as a cross-system educational resourc...
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2020-05-15
Rule 2-10 Committee/3rd Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2020
ILSB3531IntroAmends the Children and Family Services Act. Provides that beginning in State Fiscal Year 2021, and for every State fiscal year thereafter, the Department of Children and Family Services shall implement the rate reimbursement methodology outlined in ...
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2020-05-15
Rule 2-10 Committee/3rd Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2020
ILSB2294IntroAmends the Employee Sick Leave Act. Removes language exempting from coverage under the Act an employee of an employer subject to the provisions of Title II of the federal Railway Labor Act.
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2020-05-15
Rule 2-10 Committee/3rd Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2020
ILSB2994IntroAmends the University of Illinois Act with respect to a Section requiring the Government Finance Research Center to issue a water rates report. Provides that the water rates report for the Lake Michigan service area of northeastern Illinois must be i...
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2020-05-15
Rule 2-10 Third Reading/Passage Deadline Established As May 31, 2020
ILSB2965IntroAmends the Illinois Dental Practice Act. Makes changes to the definitions of "branches of dentistry" and "teledentistry". Provides that a dentist may administer vaccinations to patients 18 years of age and older if it is a general policy or recommend...
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2020-05-15
Rule 2-10 Committee/3rd Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2020
ILSB3511IntroAmends the Renter's Financial Responsibility and Protection Act. Provides that a rental company may void a damage waiver for damage or loss to the rental vehicle if the rental vehicle is stolen and the renter fails to: (i) return the rental vehicle's...
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2020-05-15
Rule 2-10 Committee/3rd Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2020
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