Illinois Senator Daniel Biss [D]

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ILSB1761IntroAmends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that a non-violent sexual advance, nor the discovery, knowledge, or perception of a person's sex or sexual orientation, including under circumstances in which the defendant and victim dated or had a romantic...
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2017-03-24
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB0084IntroAmends 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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2017-03-23
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB1933IntroAmends the Election Code. Provides that the State Board of Elections and the Office of the Secretary of State shall establish an automatic voter registration program pursuant to an interagency contract and jointly-adopted rules. Provides that an appl...
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2017-03-23
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. John J. Cullerton
ILSB1695IntroAmends Public Act 99-524 to make supplemental appropriations. Reduces certain appropriations from the Commitment to Human Services Fund for funeral and burial expenses from $8,775,000 to $575,000. Appropriates $8,200,000 from the Personal Property Ta...
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2017-03-23
[Hearing: Mar 29 @ 8:30 am]
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Ira I. Silverstein
ILSB1557IntroAmends 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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2017-03-22
To Senate Education Committee
ILSB0031IntroAmends the State Records Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2017-03-22
To Senate Executive Committee
ILSB1351IntroAmends the Illinois School Student Records Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2017-03-20
Added as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
ILSB1296IntroCreates the Healthy Workplace Act and amends the State Finance Act. Requires employers to provide specified paid sick days to employees. Sets forth the purposes for and manner in which the sick days may be used. Contains provisions regarding employer...
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2017-03-20
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Pat McGuire
ILSB0780IntroAmends the Election Code. Provides that members of the General Assembly and the offices Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Comptroller, and Treasurer shall be elected by ranked-choice voting. Provides for ranked-choi...
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2017-03-17
Rule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As April 7, 2017
ILSB0779IntroAmends the General Provisions Article of the Illinois Pension Code in relation to investment transparency. Defines terms. Provides that within 90 days after entering into a new agreement to invest in an alternative investment fund, a public retiremen...
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2017-03-17
Rule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As April 7, 2017
ILSB0778IntroAmends the Freedom of Information Act. In a provision establishing exemptions for disclosure under the Act, excludes from those exemptions the text of an agreement to invest in a private equity fund, hedge fund, or absolute return fund that is propos...
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2017-03-17
Rule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As April 7, 2017
ILSB0983IntroCreates the Limitations on Forced Arbitration Act. Defines terms and contains statements of findings, purpose, and policy. Places conditions limiting the use of forced arbitration agreements on entities doing business with the State. Creates a rebutt...
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2017-03-17
Rule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As April 7, 2017
ILSB1349IntroAmends the Illinois Insurance Code. In the provision concerning the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission Operations Fund surcharge, provides that after the effective date of the amendatory Act, the Director of Insurance shall make one or more lo...
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2017-03-17
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB1622IntroAmends the Illinois Income Tax Act. Provides that the angel investment credit applies for taxable years ending on or before December 31, 2022 (instead of December 31, 2016). Makes changes concerning the annual report submitted by the Department of Co...
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2017-03-17
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB1403IntroAmends the Criminal Identification Act. Provides that the court may order the sealing of the records of arrests or charges not initiated by arrest which result in an order of supervision or a conviction for a misdemeanor violation of public indecency...
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2017-03-17
Rule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As April 7, 2017
ILSB1721IntroCreates the Family Leave Insurance Act. Provides that an employee may take up to 12 weeks of family leave within any 24-month period for the purpose of providing care for the birth of a child, adoption of a child or placement of a foster child, or se...
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2017-03-17
Rule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As April 7, 2017
ILSB1762IntroAmends the Illinois Freedom to Work Act. Expands the scope of the Act to apply to all employees (currently applies only to low-wage employees). Prohibits all covenants not to compete.
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2017-03-17
Rule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As April 7, 2017
ILSB1624IntroAmends the Nursing Home Care Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2017-03-17
Rule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As April 7, 2017
ILSB1719IntroAmends the Illinois Income Tax. Imposes a privilege tax at a rate of 20% on partnerships and S corporations engaged in the business of conducting investment management services, until such time as a federal law with an identical effect has been enact...
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2017-03-17
Rule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As April 7, 2017
ILSB1347IntroCreates the Living Wage Act. Provides that the State, its agencies, and political subdivisions shall ensure that new contracts and subcontracts include a provision specifying that, as a condition of payment of the contract, the minimum wage to be pai...
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2017-03-17
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Omar Aquino
ILSB1760IntroCreates the Wrongful Discharge from Employment Act. Provides that a discharge from employment is wrongful if it (1) was a constructive discharge, (2) was in retaliation for the employee's refusal to violate public policy or for reporting a violation ...
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2017-03-17
Rule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As April 7, 2017
ILSB0889IntroAmends 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 race, color, religion, nati...
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2017-03-17
Rule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As April 7, 2017
ILSB0762IntroAmends the Election Code. Requires candidates for President of the United States to file with the State Board of Elections federal income tax returns for the 5 most recent tax years prior to the election by August 15 of every presidential election ye...
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2017-03-17
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB1578IntroCreates the Seizure and Forfeiture Reporting Act. Provides that the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority shall establish and maintain on its official website a searchable public database that includes specified information about property s...
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2017-03-17
Rule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As April 7, 2017
ILSB0704IntroAmends the School Code. Provides that the State Board of Education is, subject to appropriation, authorized to award competitive grants under a Safe Schools and Healthy Learning Environments Program. Provides that under the program, selected school d...
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2017-03-17
Rule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As April 7, 2017
ILSB1657IntroCreates 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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2017-03-17
Rule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As April 7, 2017
ILSB1291IntroCreates the Lethal Violence Order of Protection Act. Provides that a petitioner may request an emergency lethal violence order of protection by filing an affidavit or verified pleading alleging that the respondent poses an immediate and present dange...
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2017-03-17
Added as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Don Harmon
ILSB0940IntroAmends the Developmental Disability and Mental Disability Services Act. Provides for the transition to community-based services of persons over 18 years of age with developmental disabilities in the State who qualify for Medicaid Waiver services, who...
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2017-03-17
Rule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As April 7, 2017
ILSB0735IntroAmends the Unclaimed Life Insurance Benefits Act. Provides that "policy" includes a policy that has lapsed or been terminated. Requires insurers to, at no later than the date of policy delivery or the establishment of an account, and upon any change ...
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2017-03-17
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB1897IntroCreates the Tuition Reduction Act. Beginning with the 2017-2018 academic year, requires each public university located in this State to reimburse its full-time resident undergraduate students a portion of the tuition charged in the form of a grant ap...
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2017-03-17
Rule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As April 7, 2017
ILSB1886IntroAmends the Cannabis Control Act, the Illinois Controlled Substances Act, and the Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act. Reduces felony penalties for possession of cannabis, controlled substances, and methamphetamine to misdemeanors. Am...
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2017-03-17
Rule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As April 7, 2017
ILSB0982IntroAmends 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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2017-03-16
Added as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Daniel Biss
ILSB1424IntroCreates the Small Donor Democracy Matching System for Fair Elections Act. Amends the Election Code. Creates a small donor campaign contribution matching system for candidates for the offices of Governor, Attorney General, State Comptroller, State Tre...
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2017-03-16
Added as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Melinda Bush
ILSB1954IntroAmends the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act. Removes language concerning impasse procedures involving an educational employer whose territorial boundaries are coterminous with those of a city having a population in excess of 500,000. Repeals ...
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2017-03-16
To Senate Assignments Committee
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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2017-03-16
Placed on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 28, 2017
ILSB2089IntroAmends the Election Code. Includes certain tax-exempt organizations under the federal Internal Revenue Code in the definitions of political action committees, ballot initiative committees, and independent expenditure committees. Allows the tax-exempt...
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2017-03-16
Placed on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 28, 2017
ILSB1705IntroAmends 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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2017-03-16
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Patricia Van Pelt
ILSR0298PassMourns the death of Philip T. Kalayil.
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2017-03-16
Resolution Adopted
ILSB1970IntroCreates the Financial Transaction Tax Act. Imposes a tax on the privilege of engaging in a financial transaction that occurs, is effectuated, consummated, executed, or cleared at a facility located in the State. Provides that the tax is imposed at a ...
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2017-03-16
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB1720IntroAmends the Illinois Procurement Code. Prohibits any person or business that violates the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act, the Minimum Wage Law, the Illinois Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, the Employee Classification Act, ...
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2017-03-15
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina Castro
ILSB0189IntroAmends 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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2017-03-15
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina Castro
ILSB1697IntroAmends 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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2017-03-15
Placed on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 16, 2017
ILHB2360EngrossAmends the Illinois Secure Choice Savings Program Act. Requires the Board to select a default contribution rate within the range of 3% to 6% of an enrollee's wages (rather than 3% of wages). Provides that the Program shall begin during 2018, rather t...
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2017-03-15
To Senate State Government Committee
ILSB0955IntroAmends the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Administrative Act and the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that the Department of Human Services shall establish reimbursement rates which build toward livable wages for front-line personnel ...
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2017-03-15
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Thomas Cullerton
ILSR0285IntroCondemns President Donald J. Trump's executive orders barring immigrants and refugees from entering 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 prin...
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2017-03-15
To Senate State Government Committee
ILSB1405IntroAmends the Medical Assistance Article of the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that for a person who is a resident in a facility licensed under the Specialized Mental Health Rehabilitation Act of 2013 or the Community-Integrated Living Arrangements ...
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2017-03-15
Placed on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 16, 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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2017-03-14
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Donne E. Trotter
ILSJRCA0001IntroProposes to amend the Revenue Article of the Illinois Constitution. Removes a provision that provides that a tax on income shall be measured at a non-graduated rate. Provides that there may be one tax on the income of individuals and corporations (cu...
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2017-03-09
Postponed - Executive
ILSB1960IntroCreates the Jobs for Young People Act. Contains only a short title provision.
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2017-03-09
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB1670IntroAmends the Gubernatorial Boards and Commissions Act. Provides that the Governor's Office of Boards and Commissions database shall include an application data field where an applicant may optionally disclose his or her sexual orientation for reporting...
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2017-03-09
Placed on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 14, 2017
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