Illinois Senator Cristina Castro [D]

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ILHB3040EnrollAmends the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act. Exempts the Illinois State Guard from the definition of "agency". Amends the State Employee Indemnification Act. Expands the definition of "State" and "employee" to include the Illinois State Guard an...
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2018-05-31
Passed Both Houses
ILHB5245EnrollAmends the Sexual Assault Survivors Emergency Treatment Act. Adds various provisions concerning requirements for hospitals and pediatric health care facilities in relation to pediatric sexual assault care. Provides that a hospital licensed under the ...
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2018-05-31
Passed Both Houses
ILSB3128EnrollAmends the Design-Build Procurement Act. Provides that the Act is repealed on July 1, 2021 (currently, July 1, 2019). Effective immediately.
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2018-05-31
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Omar Aquino
ILSB3527EnrollAmends the Illinois Income Tax Act. Provides that taxpayers of a qualified historic structure located in a River Edge Redevelopment Zone shall be allowed a tax credit against certain provisions of the Illinois Insurance Code during a 48-month period....
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2018-05-31
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Jil Tracy
ILSB0904EnrollAmends 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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2018-05-31
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina Castro
ILSB2921EnrollAmends 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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2018-05-31
Added as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina Castro
ILHB0201EngrossAmends the Employment of Strikebreakers Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2018-05-30
Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
ILSB2298EnrollCreates the Industrial Hemp Act. Provides that a person desiring to grow, cultivate, or process industrial hemp or industrial hemp products must be licensed by the Department of Agriculture. Provides that the application for a license shall include t...
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2018-05-30
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Patricia Van Pelt
ILSB2892EnrollAmends 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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2018-05-30
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
ILHB4163EngrossAmends 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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2018-05-30
Motion Filed to Reconsider Vote Sen. Cristina Castro
ILSB3488EnrollCreates the Anti-Registry Program Act. Provides that no agent or agency shall use any moneys, facilities, property, equipment, or personnel of the agency to participate in or provide support in any manner for the creation, publication, or maintenance...
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2018-05-30
Added Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Christian L. Mitchell
ILSB2436EnrollAmends the Liquor Control Act of 1934. In a provision prohibiting the issuance or renewal of licenses to sell alcoholic liquor at retail within 100 feet of churches, schools, hospitals, and certain other buildings, provides that a local liquor contro...
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2018-05-30
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Fortner
ILSB2899EnrollAmends the Illinois Promotion Act. Provides that moneys that are required to be deposited into the Tourism Promotion Fund from the proceeds of the tax imposed under the Hotel Operators' Occupation Tax Act shall be deposited directly into the Tourism ...
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2018-05-30
Passed Both Houses
ILSB2851EnrollAmends the Uniform Health Care Services Benefits Information Card Act. Includes dental service plans under the definition of "health benefit plan". Requires a uniform health care benefit information card or other technology for a dental service plan ...
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2018-05-30
Passed Both Houses
ILSB3022EnrollAmends the Liquor Control Act of 1934. In a provision that allows a manufacturer, distributor, or importing distributor to provide signs to a retailer if certain conditions are met, including a limitation on the dollar value of the signs that may be ...
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2018-05-30
Passed Both Houses
ILSB2428EnrollCreates the Hunger-Free Students' Bill of Rights Act. Provides that every school in this State shall provide a federally reimbursable lunch to a student of that school who requests the lunch, regardless of whether the student has the ability to pay f...
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2018-05-30
Passed Both Houses
ILHB5696EnrollCreates the Bridge Program for Underrepresented Students Act. Defines terms. Provides that each public university in this State may establish a Bridge Program for underrepresented students. Specifies program requirements. Provides that a public unive...
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2018-05-30
Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Kwame Raoul
ILHB4100EnrollAmends the Nurse Practice Act. Defines "retail health care facility". Creates provisions concerning workplace violence against nurses in specified medical facilities concerning notice, contacting law enforcement, and mental health services. Requires ...
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2018-05-30
Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Neil Anderson
ILSB0513IntroAmends the Rivers, Lakes, and Streams Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the jurisdiction of the Department of Natural Resources under the Act.
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2018-05-30
Senate Floor Amendment No. 2 Pursuant to Senate Rule 3-8(b-1), this amendment will remain in the Committee on Assignments.
ILSB2270EnrollAmends the Animal Control Act. Provides that every owner of a cat, that is 4 months or more of age, shall have each cat inoculated against rabies by a licensed veterinarian. Exempts feral cats. Provides that veterinarians who inoculate a cat shall pr...
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2018-05-30
Added as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina Castro
ILHB1023EngrossAmends the Governor's Office of New Americans Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2018-05-29
Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted State Government Administration Committee; 007-000-000
ILSB3503EnrollAmends the Counties Code. Provides that on or before June 1, 2019, every facility that houses a circuit court room shall include at least one lactation room or area for members of the public to express breast milk in private that is located outside t...
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2018-05-29
Passed Both Houses
ILHB4846EnrollAmends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that a violation (rather than a second or subsequent violation) of a provision in the Code governing the use of an electronic communication device while operating a motor vehicle is an offense against traffi...
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2018-05-29
Passed Both Houses
ILSB1628EngrossAmends the Illinois Act on the Aging. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2018-05-29
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion To Concur Recommended Do Adopt Human Services; 007-002-000
ILHB5122EnrollAmends the Children and Family Services Act. Makes post-secondary education tuition and fee waivers available to youth for whom the Department of Children and Family Services has court-ordered legal responsibility, youth who aged out of care at age 1...
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2018-05-29
Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Karen McConnaughay
ILHB5136EnrollAmends the School Code. With regard to the development of teacher evaluation plans, provides that, beginning with the first school year following the effective date of the amendatory Act, a joint committee (created by a school district to incorporate...
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2018-05-29
Passed Both Houses
ILHB5814EnrollAmends the State Employees Group Insurance Act of 1971. Provides that interest penalties that may be payable under the Act, as provided under specified Sections of the Illinois Insurance Code, shall be paid from a separate appropriation from each fun...
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2018-05-29
Passed Both Houses
ILSB3604EnrollCreates the Government Severance Pay Act. Provides that a unit of government that enters into a contract or employment agreement, or renewal or renegotiation of an existing contract or employment agreement, that contains a provision for severance pay...
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2018-05-29
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Burke
ILSB2827IntroAmends the Medical Assistance Article of the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that drugs prescribed to residents of the following facilities are not subject to prior approval as a result of the 4-prescription limit: long-term care facilities as def...
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2018-05-29
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina Castro
ILSB3049EnrollAmends the Medical Assistance Article of the Illinois Public Aid Code. Requires the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to reimburse psychiatrists, federally qualified health centers as defined in the Social Security Act, clinical psychologi...
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2018-05-29
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina Castro
ILHB5351EnrollAmends the Illinois Insurance Code. In provisions concerning coverage for telehealth services, if an individual or group policy of accident or health insurance provides coverage for telehealth services, it must provide coverage for licensed dietitian...
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2018-05-29
Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina Castro
ILSB3285EnrollCreates the Illinois Home Grown Business Opportunity Act. Provides that the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity shall develop an economic plan to assist businesses and municipalities located geographically close to bordering states. Provi...
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2018-05-28
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. LaToya Greenwood
ILSB3214EnrollCreates the Pollinator Friendly Solar Site Act. Provides that an owner of a ground-mounted solar site may follow practices that: (1) provide native perennial vegetation and foraging habitat which is beneficial to game birds, songbirds, and pollinator...
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2018-05-28
Passed Both Houses
ILSB3156EnrollAmends the Enforcement Title of the Environmental Protection Act. Provides that the Environmental Protection Agency shall cause investigations to be made as a result of the Agency's own investigation or knowledge. Provides that in all cases in which ...
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2018-05-28
Passed Both Houses
ILHB4907EnrollAmends the Illinois Controlled Substances Act. Provides that the Department of Human Services, in consultation with the Advisory Committee, shall adopt rules allowing licensed prescribers or pharmacists who have registered to access the Prescription ...
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2018-05-28
Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina Castro
ILHB1252EngrossAmends the School Code. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the School Code's construction.
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2018-05-25
Added as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Don Harmon
ILSB2940EnrollAmends the Township Code. Provides that the electors may delegate the power to purchase, sell, or lease property to the township board for a period of up to 12 months and the township board may specify properties being considered. Makes a conforming ...
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2018-05-25
Passed Both Houses
ILSB2866EnrollAmends the Communicable Disease Prevention Act. Provides that the Department must provide all students (currently, all female students) who are entering sixth grade and their parents or legal guardians written information about the link between human...
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2018-05-25
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Deb Conroy
ILHB3142EngrossCreates the Criminal History in College Applications Act. Provides that a public college may not inquire about or consider an applicant's criminal history information at any time during the admission decision-making process, except as required by Sta...
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2018-05-25
Rule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2018
ILSB2908EnrollAmends the Universal Telephone Service Protection Law of 1985 of the Public Utilities Act. Requires a Large Electing Provider to provide the required statement in a notice of proposed cessation of requested service to existing customers in English an...
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2018-05-25
Passed Both Houses
ILSB2951EnrollCreates the Early Mental Health and Addictions Treatment Act. Requires the Department of Healthcare and Family Services, and other specified agencies and entities, to develop a pilot program under which a qualifying adolescent or young adult may rece...
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2018-05-25
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Monica Bristow
ILSB3019EnrollAmends the Liquor Control Act of 1934. Provides that a manufacturer of beer that imports beer into this State must obtain a non-resident dealer's license and comply with certain provisions concerning recordkeeping and taxation. Provides that nothing ...
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2018-05-25
Passed Both Houses
ILSB2925EnrollAmends the Illinois Police Training Act. Provides that the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board shall develop or approve a curriculum for a certified training program for school resource officers which shall consist of at least 40 hours ...
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2018-05-25
Passed Both Houses
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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2018-05-25
Rule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2018
ILSB2388IntroAmends the Savings Bank Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning rules and regulations.
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2018-05-25
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILHB5062EngrossAmends the School Code. Provides that, beginning with the 2018-2019 school year, the State Board of Education shall develop and maintain a program aimed at facilitating education in advanced manufacturing technical skills. Provides that the program s...
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2018-05-25
Rule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2018
ILHB4191EngrossAmends the Humane Care for Animals Act. Provides that a person is immune from criminal liability for criminal damage to property and criminal trespass to vehicles resulting from his or her forcible entry into a vehicle and from civil liability for pr...
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2018-05-25
Rule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2018
ILHB5553EngrossCreates the Blockchain Technology Act. Provides for the permitted uses of blockchain technology in transactions and proceedings. Provides limitations to the use of blockchain technology. Prohibits units of local government from implementing specified...
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2018-05-25
Rule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2018
ILHB4932EngrossAmends the Freedom of Information Act. Provides that a request for an arrest report or criminal history record must be made to the public body that created the public record being sought. Provides that a public body that merely maintains a copy of th...
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2018-05-25
Rule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2018
ILSB2469EnrollAmends the Respite Program Act. In a provision requiring the Director of the Department on Aging to submit an annual report to the Governor and the General Assembly detailing the progress of the respite care services provided under the Act, provides ...
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2018-05-24
Passed Both Houses
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