Illinois Senator Cristina Castro [D]

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ILSR2013IntroUrges the United States Congress to pass the Butch Lewis Act, which would create the Pension Rehabilitation Administration, an agency of the United States Department of the Treasury.
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2018-12-13
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB2854EngrossAmends the Election Code. Except for provisions with references to a committeeman and committeewoman, changes references from "committeeman" to "committeeperson" and makes related changes throughout the Code. Changes references from "chairman" to "ch...
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2018-12-05
Chief Sponsor Changed to Sen. John J. Cullerton
ILHB0126PassAmends the Regulatory Sunset Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2018-11-30
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-1131
ILHB4515PassAmends the Medical Practice Act of 1987. Exempts physicians from disciplinary action by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation based solely upon the licensee's recommendation or provision of a treatment method for Lyme disease or oth...
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2018-11-30
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-1137
ILHB4771PassAmends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Requires the Department of Human Services and the Department of Healthcare and Family Services' Office of the Inspector General to perform the following actions to ensure that applicants submit completed applicati...
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2018-11-30
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-1141
ILSB3174EngrossAmends the Illinois Oil and Gas Act. Provides that wells with horizontal or directional extensions from a vertical bore hole shall not be classified as confidential. Provides that the length and direction of these wells shall be included in the Depar...
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2018-11-29
Third Reading - Short Debate - Passed 105-000-000
ILSB0034PassAmends the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2018-11-29
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-1115
ILSB2641VetoAmends the Renter's Financial Responsibility and Protection Act. Provides that a rental car company may void a damage waiver if damage or loss occurs to the rental vehicle when the rental vehicle is stolen and the renter fails to: (i) return the rent...
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2018-11-29
Bill Dead - Amendatory Veto
ILSB2481PassProvides that the amendatory Act may be referred to as the Commitment to Justice Act and includes legislative findings. Amends the Court of Claims Act. Removes the $100,000 limit on awards in tort cases. Provides that the changes apply to cases filed...
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2018-11-29
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-1124
ILSB0904PassAmends the Illinois Insurance Code. Creates an advisory council within the Department of Insurance to review and make recommendations to the Department regarding rules to be adopted by the Department concerning continuing education courses, course ma...
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2018-11-29
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-1117
ILSB2273FailAmends the Election Code. Provides that the Electronic Registration Information Center shall provide the exclusive interstate voter registration program for the State. Provides that the State Board of Elections shall not share identification records ...
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2018-11-28
Total Veto Stands
ILHB3792FailAmends the School Code. Requires each school district to require that all students in grade 6 receive education on work ethics, including, but not limited to, learning how to be reliable, be professional, take initiative, be positive, respect authori...
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2018-11-28
Total Veto Stands - No Positive Action Taken
ILSB3101EngrossAmends the Environmental Protection Act. Contains provisions requiring the Environmental Protection Agency to create a State beneficiary mitigation plan in accordance with specified consent decrees. Provides that the Agency shall establish the Volksw...
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2018-11-28
To House Environment Committee
ILSB3102EngrossAmends 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 stored-value card that charges dormancy fees or other post-issuance fees. Defines terms.
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2018-11-28
Placed on Calendar Order of Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1 - January 7, 2019
ILSB3103FailCreates the Immigrant Tenant Protection Act. Defines terms. Provides that, with exceptions, a landlord shall not require disclosure of, disclose, intimidate, harass, or evict a tenant on the basis of a person's immigration or citizenship status. Prov...
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2018-11-28
Total Veto Stands
ILSB2544VetoAmends the Local Government Reduction and Efficiency Division of the Counties Code. Provides that the findings on an audit of a unit that has been proposed to be dissolved shall be reported within 30 days, or as soon thereafter as is practicable, (ra...
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2018-11-28
Bill Dead - Amendatory Veto
ILSB2892FailAmends the School Code. Provides that, beginning July 1, 2019, in fixing the salaries of teachers, a school board shall pay those who serve on a full-time basis a rate not less than $40,000 per year. Removes a provision providing for a periodic teach...
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2018-11-28
Total Veto Stands
ILHB4163VetoAmends the Equal Pay Act of 2003. Prohibits an employer from: (i) screening job applicants based on their wage or salary history, (ii) requiring that an applicant's prior wages satisfy minimum or maximum criteria, and (iii) requesting or requiring as...
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2018-11-28
Bill Dead - No Positive Action Taken - Amendatory Veto
ILSB2572FailAmends the School Code. Provides that an approved waiver from or modification to a physical education mandate may remain in effect for a period not to exceed 2 school years (rather than 5 school years like other mandate waivers) and may be renewed no...
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2018-11-28
Total Veto Stands
ILSB0035FailAmends the Regulatory Sunset Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2018-11-28
Total Veto Stands
ILHB4922FailAmends 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 stored-value card that charges dormancy fees or other post-issuance fees. Defines terms.
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2018-11-28
Total Veto Stands - No Positive Action Taken
ILSB3402EngrossCreates the Illinois Council on Women and Girls Act. Creates the Illinois Council on Women and Girls. Provides that the Council shall advise the Governor and the General Assembly on policy issues impacting women and girls in this State with specified...
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2018-11-28
Held on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
ILHB4572FailAmends the Illinois Human Rights Act. Provides that "employer" includes any person employing one (instead of 15) or more employees within Illinois during 20 or more calendar weeks within the calendar year of or preceding the alleged violation.
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2018-11-28
Total Veto Stands - No Positive Action Taken
ILHB4310EngrossAmends the Department of Veterans' Affairs Act. Provides that a Veterans Home shall notify the residents of the Veterans Home, the families of residents at the Veterans Home, employees of the Veterans Home, and individuals working on contract at the ...
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2018-11-28
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading November 29, 2018
ILHB4096FailAmends the Medical Assistance Article of the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that the Department of Healthcare and Family Services shall require each Medicaid Managed Care Organization to list as preferred on the Medicaid Managed Care Organization...
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2018-11-28
Total Veto Stands - No Positive Action Taken
ILSB2898EngrossAmends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that licensed medically complex for the developmentally disabled facilities (MC/DD) (rather than licensed long-term care facilities for persons under 22 years of age) that serve severely and chronically i...
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2018-11-28
Held on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
ILHB4508PassAmends the Public Utilities Act. Modifies the definition of "water or sewer utility" to remove language specifying water or sewer service provided to 7,500 or fewer customer connections as provided by certain entities. Provides that appraisals of the...
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2018-11-28
Removed Co-Sponsor Rep. Jerry Lee Long
ILHB4208VetoAmends the School Code. With respect to school discipline improvement plans, makes changes to how the State Board of Education determines the top 20% of school districts, when notification is given that a plan must be submitted, which school district...
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2018-11-28
Bill Dead - No Positive Action Taken - Amendatory Veto
ILHB4469VetoAmends 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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2018-11-28
Bill Dead - No Positive Action Taken - Amendatory Veto
ILHB4923VetoAmends the Illinois Secure Choice Savings Program Act. Provides that an investment option may be a conservative fund rather than a conservative principal protection fund. Provides that the Illinois Secure Choice Savings Board may establish deadlines ...
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2018-11-28
Bill Dead - No Positive Action Taken - Amendatory Veto
ILHB2624FailCreates the Health Insurance Rate Review Act. Creates the independent quasi-judicial Health Insurance Rate Review Board to ensure insurance rates are reasonable and justified. Sets forth duties and prohibited activities concerning the Board. Creates ...
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2018-11-28
Total Veto Stands - No Positive Action Taken
ILSB2921VetoAmends the State Treasurer Act. Modifies and reorganizes the provisions of a Section concerning the College Savings Pool. Provides that the State Treasurer may establish and administer a College Savings Pool as a qualified tuition program under the I...
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2018-11-28
Bill Dead - Amendatory Veto
ILSB0577IntroAmends the Child Support Payment Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2018-11-27
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILHB1252EngrossAmends the School Code. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the School Code's construction.
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2018-11-20
Re-assigned to Education
ILSB2610EngrossAmends the Motor Fuel Tax Law. Provides that no municipality, county, or road district that received distributions under this subsection (e) totaling more than $1,000,000 in the previous State fiscal year shall receive a future distribution of motor ...
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2018-11-15
Third Reading - Standard Debate - Lost 045-037-011
ILSR1908PassMourns the death of Myra Becker of Elgin.
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2018-11-15
Resolution Adopted
ILSR2114PassMourns the death of Donald H. Schmidt of Bloomingdale.
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2018-11-15
Resolution Adopted
ILSR2115PassMourns the death of Heather Mills-Rogers.
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2018-11-15
Resolution Adopted
ILSR1943PassMourns the death of Joseph Nugara.
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2018-11-15
Resolution Adopted
ILSB3415IntroAmends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Deletes language providing that the Section concerning the traffic and pedestrian stop statistical study is repealed on July 1, 2019. Provides that the Department of Transportation shall report specified findings and...
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2018-11-13
Placed on Calendar - Consideration Postponed November 14, 2018
ILSB3249EngrossAmends the School Code. With regard to the textbook block grant program, provides that the textbooks authorized to be purchased must accurately portray the diversity of our society, including the role and contributions of people protected under the I...
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2018-11-07
Placed on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
ILSB2387EngrossAmends the Illinois Trust and Payable on Death Accounts Act. Makes a technical change to the short title Section.
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2018-11-07
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
ILSB3620IntroAmends the Freedom of Information Act to provide that in the case of sexual assault or sexual abuse by school district personnel, nothing in the Act prohibits a school district from disclosing disciplinary records of school district personnel. Amends...
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2018-11-07
To Senate Education Committee
ILSB2563IntroAmends 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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2018-10-25
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB2071IntroCreates the Transforming, Helping, and Reviving Illinois' Versatile Economy (THRIVE) Job Creation Tax Credit Act. Provides that the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity shall award an income tax credit to taxpayers that meet certain criter...
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2018-09-30
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB1357IntroAmends the Park District Police Act. Extends the police powers of park police officers to include property within 300 feet of the boundary of park district real property (currently, is limited to park district property except when an officer is in fr...
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2018-09-30
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB0677EngrossAmends the Nurse Practice Act. Ratifies and approves the Nurse Licensure Compact, which allows for the issuance of multistate licenses that allow nurses to practice in their home state and other compact states. Provides that the Compact does not supe...
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2018-09-30
To House Rules Committee
ILSB2555IntroAmends the Agricultural Areas Conservation and Protection Act. Provides that an agricultural area, at the creation of any such area, shall not be less than 350 acres in all counties with a population under 100,000 (rather than (600,000) and not less ...
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2018-09-30
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB2558EngrossAmends the State Police Act. Provides that the Director of State Police may also authorize any civilian employee of the Department of State Police who is not a State policeman to be a truck weighing inspector with the power of enforcing a provision o...
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2018-09-04
To House Rules Committee
ILSB3160IntroAmends the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act. Creates a uniform statement of economic interest form that must be completed by all persons who are required to file that form under the Act. Changes the nature of the required disclosures that must be mad...
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2018-09-04
To Senate Assignments Committee
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