Illinois Senator Cristina Castro [D]

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ILHB3701EngrossCreates the Educational Credit for Military Experience Act. Provides that before June 1, 2018, each institution of higher education shall adopt a policy to award academic credit for military training applicable to the student's certificate or degree ...
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2017-05-23
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 24, 2017
ILHB1784EngrossAmends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that a driver of a motor vehicle may, subject to certain requirements, overtake and pass to the left of a bicycle proceeding in the same direction on a portion of a highway designated as a no-passing zone. P...
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2017-05-23
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 24, 2017
ILSB0982EngrossAmends the Election Code. Provides that no candidate for President or Vice-President of the United States shall appear on the official ballot for the general election if that candidate has not released his or her tax returns at least 5 days prior to ...
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2017-05-22
[Hearing: May 30 @ 9:00 am]
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Cynthia Soto
ILHB0238EngrossAmends the Nursing Home Care Act, MC/DD Act, ID/DD Community Care Act, and Specialized Mental Health Rehabilitation Act of 2013. Provides that a facility must not enter into a pre-dispute agreement for binding arbitration with any resident or consume...
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2017-05-22
Postponed - Judiciary
ILSB1697EnrollAmends the Illinois Human Rights Act. Provides that it is a violation for an employer to impose as a condition of obtaining or retaining employment any term or condition that requires a person to violate or forgo a sincerely held practice of his or h...
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2017-05-22
Passed Both Houses
ILHB3293EngrossAmends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that whenever a school bus is operated for the purpose of transporting passengers other than persons in connection with an activity of the school or religious organization which owns the bus or whenever a sc...
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2017-05-22
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB1607IntroAmends the Illinois Controlled Substances Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the prescription monitoring program.
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2017-05-22
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina Castro
ILSB0652EngrossAmends the New Markets Development Program Act. Provides that, to be considered a "qualified equity investment" under the Act, 100% (currently, 85%) of the cash purchase price of the investment must be used by the issuer to make qualified low-income ...
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2017-05-19
[Hearing: May 30 @ 9:00 am]
To House Rules Committee
ILSB0598EngrossAmends the University of Illinois Trustees Act. Provides that in order to determine residency status of a potential or current student trustee, the student must provide evidence of the student's Illinois domicile for at least the previous 6 months, a...
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2017-05-19
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
ILSB0866EnrollAmends the Department of Veterans Affairs Act. Provides that the Department of Veterans Affairs shall provide informational resources and education to veterans returning from deployment regarding service animals for individuals with disabilities incl...
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2017-05-19
Passed Both Houses
ILSB0308EngrossAmends the Illinois Underground Utility Facilities Damage Prevention Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2017-05-19
Third Reading - Short Debate - Lost 046-050-000
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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2017-05-19
Committee Deadline Extended-Rule 9(b) May 26, 2017
ILHB2567EngrossCreates the Transportation Act. Contains only a short title provision.
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2017-05-19
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 22, 2017
ILHB2663EnrollAmends the School Code. Provides that early childhood programs receiving State Board of Education grants for preschool educational programs shall prohibit the expulsion of children. Provides instead that when persistent and serious challenging behavi...
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2017-05-19
Passed Both Houses
ILSB0736EngrossCreates the Educational Credit for Military Experience Act. Provides that before June 1, 2018, each institution of higher education shall adopt a policy regarding its awarding of academic credit for military training considered applicable to the requ...
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2017-05-19
To House Rules Committee
ILHB2449EngrossAmends the Illinois Service Member Civil Relief Act. Provides that any person or service member who enters military service may, at any time after receiving military orders to relocate for a period of service of at least 90 days, terminate or suspend...
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2017-05-19
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 22, 2017
ILHB2388EnrollCreates the Child Abuse Awareness Act. Contains only a short title provision.
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2017-05-19
Passed Both Houses
ILHB0768EngrossAmends the Charter Schools Law of the School Code. Removes provisions allowing the State Charter School Commission to reverse a school board's decision to deny, revoke, or not renew a charter; makes related changes. Provides that if a charter school ...
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2017-05-19
Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Pat McGuire
ILSR0480IntroUrges the Department of Health and Family Services to immediately suspend the Medicaid managed care RFP for a Purchase of Care Contract for review by the General Assembly to allow for transparency and assurance of non-discriminatory actions and fair ...
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2017-05-19
Postponed - Special Committee on Oversight of Medicaid Managed Care
ILSB0569IntroAmends the Code of Civil Procedure. Makes a technical change in the short title Section.
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2017-05-19
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
ILHB3542EngrossAmends the Foster Children's Bill of Rights Act. In addition to other specified rights, provides that it is the policy of the State that every child and adult in the care of the Department of Children and Family Services who is placed in foster care ...
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2017-05-19
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 22, 2017
ILHB3910EngrossAmends the Illinois Controlled Substances Act. Provides that emergency medical services personnel may administer Schedule II, III, IV, or V controlled substances to a person in the scope of their employment without a written, electronic, or oral pres...
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2017-05-19
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 22, 2017
ILHB2595EnrollAmends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides for the issuance of U.S. Coast Guard license plates. Provides that an applicant shall pay $26 for the original issuance of the plate, in addition to any appropriate registration fees. Of this fee, $11 shall ...
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2017-05-19
Passed Both Houses
ILHB2661EnrollAmends the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems Act. Provides that an EMR, EMT, EMT-I, A-EMT, or Paramedic may transport a police dog injured in the line of duty to a veterinary clinic or similar facility if there are no persons requiring medical...
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2017-05-19
Passed Both Houses
ILHB2570EnrollAmends the Military Code of Illinois. Provides that families of Illinois National Guard members who have died while on active duty or during training shall be presented with the State flag of Illinois, appropriate for use as a burial flag, upon appli...
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2017-05-19
Passed Both Houses
ILHB2897EngrossAmends the Unified Code of Corrections. Provides that the Helping Paws Service Dog Program shall include training service dogs for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or depression. Defines "veteran".
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2017-05-19
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 22, 2017
ILSR0507PassMourns the death of Officer Stevenson Jones of Elgin.
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2017-05-19
Resolution Adopted
ILHB2800EngrossAmends the Perinatal HIV Prevention Act. Provides that every health care professional who provides health care services to a pregnant person, unless a pregnant person already has a documented negative HIV status (currently, already been tested) durin...
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2017-05-19
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 22, 2017
ILSB0084EnrollAmends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Requires the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to make application to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services by July 1, 2017 for a State plan amendment to implement the Community First C...
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2017-05-18
Passed Both Houses
ILSB1657EngrossCreates the Gun Dealer Licensing Act. Provides that it is unlawful for a person to engage in the business of selling, leasing, or otherwise transferring firearms without a license issued by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Pro...
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2017-05-18
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Michelle Mussman
ILSB1705EngrossAmends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Adds families that are not recipients of benefits under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program and that need child care assistance to participate in education and training activities to the lis...
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2017-05-18
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
ILSB0189EnrollAmends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that when the victim is under 18 years of age at the time of the offense, a prosecution for criminal sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual assault, predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, aggravat...
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2017-05-18
Passed Both Houses
ILHB3213EngrossAmends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Adds families that are not recipients of benefits under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program and that need child care assistance to participate in education and training activities to the lis...
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2017-05-18
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 19, 2017
ILHB3211EngrossAmends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Requires the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) to identify and flag all college students who are potentially eligible to receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. Provides that...
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2017-05-18
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 19, 2017
ILSB0981IntroAmends 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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2017-05-17
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura M. Murphy
ILHB0311EngrossCreates the Network Adequacy and Transparency Act. Provides that administrators and insurers, prior to going to market, must file with the Department of Insurance for review and approval a description of the services to be offered through a network p...
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2017-05-17
Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Dale Fowler
ILSB0888IntroAmends the Public Community College Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the Illinois Community College Board.
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2017-05-16
Senate Floor Amendment No. 4 Postponed - Higher Education
ILHB3122EngrossAmends the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) Article of the Illinois Pension Code. Provides that a person who holds elected office, except for a member of the governing body of a city, village, incorporated town, or township, shall not be con...
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2017-05-16
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 17, 2017
ILSB1754IntroCreates the Home Birth Safety Act. Provides for the licensure of midwives by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation and for certain limitations on the activities of licensed midwives. Creates the Illinois Midwifery Board. Sets forth ...
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2017-05-12
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Emil Jones, III
ILHB0616EngrossAmends the Illinois Municipal Code and Fire Protection District Act. Provides that after a firefighter is selected from the register of eligibles to fill a vacancy in a fire department or fire protection district, each appointee shall be presented wi...
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2017-05-12
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 15, 2017
ILHB0685EngrossAmends the Counties Code and Illinois Municipal Code. Provides that counties and municipalities may not classify milkweed as a noxious or exotic weed. Limits home rule powers.
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2017-05-12
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 15, 2017
ILHB0733EngrossAmends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that no new or used motor vehicle dealer shall permit a driver to drive a motor vehicle offered for sale or lease off premises where the motor vehicle is being offered for sale or lease, including when the d...
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2017-05-12
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 15, 2017
ILHB0826EngrossAmends the School Code. Provides that it is the power of a school board to hire school social workers. Sets forth qualifications to use the title of "school social worker". Provides that school districts may employ a sufficient number of school socia...
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2017-05-12
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 15, 2017
ILSB0642IntroAmends the Nurse Practice Act. In provisions concerning scope of practice, written collaborative agreements, temporary practice with a collaborative agreement, prescriptive authority with a collaborative agreement, titles, advertising, continuing edu...
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2017-05-12
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
ILHB2537EngrossAmends the Code of Civil Procedure. Repeals a Section concerning notice by publication requirements in a petition for change of name. Provides that in any application for a change of name involving a minor, before a judgment granting a change of name...
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2017-05-12
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 15, 2017
ILHB2492EngrossAmends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that the Code Chapter governing size, weight, and load of vehicles does not apply to fire apparatus or authorized emergency vehicles owned or operated by any governmental body or not-for-profit fire protecti...
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2017-05-12
Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina Castro
ILSB1522IntroAmends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Requires the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to develop, by rule, a process by which a facility experiencing cash flow problems can request a hardship payment from a managed care organization as an ad...
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2017-05-12
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina Castro
ILHB0698EngrossAmends the Unified Code of Corrections. Creates the Prisoner Entrepreneur Education Program Law. Provides that the Prisoner Entrepreneur Education Program shall be established as a 5-year pilot project to be instituted within the Department of Correc...
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2017-05-12
Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Linda Holmes
ILSR0131IntroCondemns President Donald J. Trump's executive order barring refugees from the United States and calls on him to uphold and protect the values of all of the people of this great nation, which was founded by immigrants on principles that include relig...
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2017-05-12
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILHB0040EngrossAmends the State Employees Group Insurance Act of 1971. Removes a provision prohibiting the non-contributory portion of a program of health-benefits from including the expenses of obtaining an abortion. Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Removes a ...
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2017-05-10
Motion Filed to Reconsider Vote Sen. Don Harmon
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