Illinois Senator Christopher Belt [D] | Senate

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ILSB1244EngrossAmends the Cemetery Oversight Act. Provides that no cemetery authority shall charge a consumer an amount exceeding $500 for the placement of a headstone or memorial marker that is provided for a United States Veteran by the United States Government. ...
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2019-05-22
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Robert Peters
ILSB2090EngrossAmends the Election Code. Provides that each election authority shall collaborate with the county jail within the jurisdiction of the election authority to facilitate voting by mail for voters eligible to vote in the county who are confined or detain...
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2019-05-22
[Hearing: May 23 @ 8:30 am]
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
ILSB1425EnrollAmends the Suicide Prevention, Education, and Treatment Act. Makes changes concerning the findings of the General Assembly. Creates the Office of Suicide Prevention within the Department of Public Health for the purpose of implementing the Act. Requi...
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2019-05-22
Passed Both Houses
ILSB1378EnrollAmends the Jury Act. Provides that except as otherwise specifically provided by statute, no person who is qualified and able to serve as a juror may be excluded from jury service in any court of this State on the basis of, among other things, sexual ...
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2019-05-22
Passed Both Houses
ILSB0449EngrossAmends the School Code. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning a financial oversight panel's powers.
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2019-05-22
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
ILSB0222EngrossAmends the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act. Provides that it is an unlawful practice to offer to consumers at retail a rebate made on a rebate card that charges dormancy fees or other post-issuance fees. Defines "rebate card".
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2019-05-22
[Hearing: May 22 @ 8:30 am]
Placed on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
ILSB1392EnrollAmends the Environmental Protection Act. Requires that the Agency define "microplastics" and examine the role of microplastics in public drinking water. Requires the Agency to publicly disclose the results of its testing and reporting. Provides that ...
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2019-05-22
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Grant Wehrli
ILSB1524EngrossCreates the Illinois Student Loan Investment Act. Provides for the establishment, operation, and administration of the Student Investment Account by the State Treasurer. Provides that the State Treasurer shall establish fees to cover the costs of adm...
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2019-05-22
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB1167EngrossAmends the Higher Education Student Assistance Act. Requires the Illinois Student Assistance Commission to establish and administer an adult vocational community college scholarship program. Provides that beginning with the 2020-2021 academic year, t...
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2019-05-22
Held on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
ILSB1786EngrossAmends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that the amendatory Act may be referred to as the License to Work Act. Deletes language providing that all notices sent to a person involved in an administrative proceeding shall state that failure to satisf...
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2019-05-22
To House Rules Committee
ILSB1641EngrossAmends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Requires the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) to identify and flag college students who are potentially eligible to receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. Provides that the...
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2019-05-22
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth
ILSB1778EngrossAmends the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act. Removes the list of mandated reports under the Act and instead lists several categories of professionals required to report suspected child abuse and neglect to the Department of Children and Famil...
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2019-05-22
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Deb Conroy
ILSR0434IntroMourns the death of Jaylon McKenzie of Belleville.
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2019-05-22
Referred to Resolutions Consent Calendar
ILSB0209EnrollAmends the School Code. With regard to special education joint agreements, provides that under no circumstances may a petition for withdrawal from a joint agreement be presented to other member districts less than 18 months from the date of the propo...
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2019-05-21
Passed Both Houses
ILSB1127EngrossAmends the Illinois Aeronautics Act. Provides that the Division of Aeronautics of the Department of Transportation shall require the display of an MIA flag at any airport in its jurisdiction, either upon the same flag-staff as the United States natio...
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2019-05-21
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
ILSB0211EnrollAmends the Illinois Procurement Code. Provides that construction agencies (currently, State purchasing officers) may enter into energy conservation program contracts or energy savings contracts or leases that provide for utility cost savings. Provide...
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2019-05-21
Passed Both Houses
ILSB0024EnrollAmends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that no rail carrier shall operate a train or light engine used in connection with the movement of freight unless it has an operating crew consisting of at least 2 individuals. Provides that the minimum frei...
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2019-05-21
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Sue Scherer
ILSB0651EngrossAmends the Public Utilities Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title and applicability of the Electric Service Customer Choice and Rate Relief Law of 1997.
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2019-05-21
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Sue Scherer
ILSB0109EnrollAmends the Authorized Electronic Monitoring in Long-Term Care Facilities Act. Includes in the definition of "facility" a facility that provides housing to individuals with dementia. Effective immediately.
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2019-05-21
Passed Both Houses
ILSB0156EnrollAmends the Department of Innovation and Technology Act and the Unified Code of Corrections. Provides that the Director of Corrections and the Secretary of Innovation and Technology shall jointly adopt a rule or best practices protocol that permits ea...
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2019-05-21
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
ILSB1952EngrossAmends the Downstate Teachers and State Universities Articles of the Illinois Pension Code. Requires an employer to make an additional employer contribution for a participant whose earnings for any academic year used to determine the final rate of ea...
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2019-05-21
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
ILSB1726EngrossAmends the Alzheimer's Disease Research Act. Changes the short title of the Act to the Alzheimer's Disease Research, Care, and Support Fund Act. Creates the full-time position of Dementia Coordinator within the Department of Public Health, who is res...
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2019-05-21
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary Edly-Allen
ILSB1624EngrossAmends the Personal Information Protection Act. Provides that a data collector required to report breaches to more than 100 Illinois residents as a result of a single breach must also report to the Attorney General. Provides that the Attorney General...
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2019-05-21
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
ILSB1467EngrossAmends the Higher Education Student Assistance Act. Provides that a person is a qualified applicant if, despite not meeting other residency requirements, the applicant is a resident of Illinois at the time of application and at some point after leavi...
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2019-05-21
Placed on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
ILSB0190EnrollAmends the Personnel Code. Provides that if an agency requests an open competitive eligible list from the Department of Central Management Services, the Director or Central Management Services shall also provide to the agency a Successful Disability ...
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2019-05-21
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
ILSB1213EngrossAmends the School Code. Provides that, on and after September 1, 2019, all teacher evaluation ratings on record as "excellent", "proficient", or "needs improvement" are considered "effective" and all teacher evaluation ratings on record as "unsatisfa...
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2019-05-21
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
ILSB1429EngrossAmends the Evidence Article of the Code of Civil Procedure. Provides that evidence of a person's immigration status is not admissible in any civil proceeding unless: it is essential to prove an element of a claim or an affirmative defense; or a perso...
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2019-05-21
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Mark L. Walker
ILSB1165EnrollAmends the Behavioral Health Workforce Education Center Task Force Act. Provides that the Behavioral Health Education Center Task Force must recognize that the behavioral health workforce is comprised of a broad range of professions providing prevent...
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2019-05-21
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael D. Unes
ILSB0111EngrossAmends the Illinois Insurance Code. In provisions concerning coverage for anesthetics provided in conjunction with dental care to an individual diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, removes the requirement that anesthetics be provided by a dentist...
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2019-05-20
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Terra Costa Howard
ILSB1510EngrossAmends the Nursing Home Care Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2019-05-17
To House Rules Committee
ILSB1746EngrossAmends the School Code. With regard to issuing bonds not to exceed a certain amount for the purpose of creating, recreating, or increasing a working cash fund, adds to that amount 85% of the most recent amount of all State funding received by the sch...
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2019-05-16
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
ILSB1744EngrossAmends the Unified Code of Corrections. Provides that prior to release of a person on parole, mandatory supervised release, final discharge, or pardon the Department of Corrections shall screen every person for Medicaid eligibility. Requires correcti...
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2019-05-16
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
ILSB2024EngrossCreates the Apprenticeship Study Act. Creates the Apprenticeship Study. Requires the Department of Labor to conduct a study on the potential expansion of apprenticeship programs in this State and produce a report on its findings. Provides for the con...
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2019-05-16
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
ILSB1418EngrossAmends the Children's Advocacy Center Act. Provides that consent is not required for a forensic interview to be electronically recorded and that failure to record does not render a forensic interview inadmissible. Provides that a forensic interview, ...
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2019-05-16
Sponsor Removed Sen. Rachelle Crowe
ILSB1731EngrossAmends the School Code. With regard to the in-service training program on the warning signs of mental illness and suicidal behavior in youth, provides that the program must utilize evidence-based training that educates the participants on (i) recogni...
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2019-05-16
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
ILSB1694EngrossAmends the School Code. With regard to the prerequisites to receiving a high school diploma, provides that each pupil entering the 9th grade in the 2020-2021 school year or a subsequent school year must, in addition to other course requirements, succ...
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2019-05-16
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
ILSB2146EngrossAmends the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Provides that the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity shall create a Clean Water Workforce Pipeline Program to provide grants and...
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2019-05-16
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
ILSB0068EngrossAmends the Illinois Income Tax Act. Provides for a credit against withholding taxes in an amount equal to 25% of the wages or salary paid by a private employer to an Illinois employee while the employee is on organ donation leave if the employer gran...
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2019-05-15
To House Rules Committee
ILSB2249IntroCreates the Access to Justice Grant Program Act. Establishes a Program and a Panel to issue and award grants to 2 community-based organizations to increase outreach, education on legal matters, and access to legal services to low-income communities o...
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2019-05-15
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB0075EngrossCreates the Hotel and Casino Employee Safety Act. Requires hotels and casinos to adopt anti-sexual harassment policies and make panic buttons available to certain employees. Prohibits retaliation against an employee for using a panic button, availing...
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2019-05-14
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
ILSR0099PassDeclares May 15, 2019 as Trauma-Informed Awareness Day in Illinois. Encourages all officers, agencies and employees of the State of Illinois whose responsibilities impact children and adults to become informed regarding the impacts of adverse childho...
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2019-05-14
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Christopher Belt
ILSB1673IntroCreates the Mental Health Modernization and Access Improvement Act. Requires the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to apply for a Medicaid waiver or State Plan amendment, or both, within 6 months after the effective date of the Act to deve...
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2019-05-14
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB1346EngrossAmends the Property Tax Code. With respect to the Senior Citizens Assessment Freeze Homestead Exemption, provides that, beginning in assessment year 2019, the taxpayer's household income shall be reduced by any amounts paid as Medicare premiums. Effe...
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2019-05-10
To House Rules Committee
ILSB1257EngrossAmends the Property Tax Code. In a Section concerning the Senior Citizens Homestead Exemption, provides that in all counties (now, in counties with less than 3,000,000 inhabitants), the county board may by resolution provide that if a person has been...
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2019-05-10
To House Rules Committee
ILSB1970EngrossAmends the Election Code. Provides that a student entitled to vote in a primary, general, or special election or at any election at which propositions are submitted to a popular vote in the State, with consent from his or her school, is entitled to a...
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2019-05-10
To House Rules Committee
ILSB2080IntroAmends the Electric Service Customer Choice and Rate Relief Law of 1997 of the Public Utilities Act. In provisions concerning infrastructure investment and modernization: Provides that beginning in 2022, a participating utility other than a combinati...
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2019-05-10
Rule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2019
ILSB1485EngrossCreates the Racial Impact Note Act. Provides that every bill which has or could have a disparate impact on racial and ethnic minorities, upon the request of any member, shall have prepared for it, before second reading in the house of introduction, a...
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2019-05-10
To House Rules Committee
ILSB1407IntroCreates the Illinois Hazardous Materials Workforce Training Act. Contains only a short title provision.
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2019-05-10
Rule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2019
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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2019-05-10
To House Rules Committee
ILSB1829EngrossCreates the Workplace Transparency Act. Provides that an employer shall not enter into a contract or agreement with an employee or applicant if that contract or agreement contains a nondisclosure or nondisparagement clause or forced arbitration claus...
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2019-05-10
To House Rules Committee
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