Illinois Senator Daniel Biss [D]

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ILHB3369EnrollAmends the School Code. Requires the State Board of Education to establish guidelines for the creation of a high-skilled manufacturing curriculum to be used in vocational education programs.
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2017-05-25
Passed Both Houses
ILHB3449EngrossCreates the Geolocation Privacy Protection Act. Defines "geolocation information", "location-based application", and "private entity". Provides that a private entity may not collect, use, store, or disclose geolocation information from a location-bas...
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2017-05-25
Placed on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 4, 5
ILHB2976EnrollAmends the Department of Central Management Services Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Requires every institution of higher education approved by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission, whether public or private, to submit an annu...
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2017-05-25
Passed Both Houses
ILHB3720EngrossAmends the Tax Increment Allocation Redevelopment Act of the Illinois Municipal Code. Provides that surplus tax revenues may be used to pay for costs of special education, social services, and other costs of a public school district. Provides that fo...
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2017-05-25
To Senate Executive Committee
ILHB3507EnrollAmends the Compulsory Attendance Article of the School Code. Allows a child to be absent from school on a particular day or days or at a particular time of day for the reason that his or her parent or legal guardian is an active duty member of the un...
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2017-05-25
Passed Both Houses
ILSB1670EnrollAmends 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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2017-05-24
Passed Both Houses
ILSR0493IntroEncourages collaboration with state and/or national coalitions, organizations or agencies to facilitate increased awareness and education about perinatal depression and related mood disorders throughout the State. Declares May of 2017 and 2018 as Mat...
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2017-05-24
Placed on Calendar Order of Secretary's Desk Resolutions May 25, 2017
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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2017-05-23
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
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
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
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
ILSB1906IntroAmends the Illinois Insurance Code, the Health Maintenance Organization Act, and the Voluntary Health Services Plans Act to require coverage for hearing instruments and related services for all individuals under the age of 18 when a hearing care prof...
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2017-05-19
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILHJR0002EngrossCreates the Underrepresented Groups in Academia Task Force within the Board of Higher Education to examine strategies to grow underrepresented groups in institutions of higher education and to ascertain the viability of increasing the number of labor...
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2017-05-19
Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Daniel Biss
ILHB0270EngrossCreates the Law Enforcement Sexual Assault Investigation Act. Provides that allegations of sexual assault by a police officer while performing his or her duties shall immediately be reported to the police officer's supervisory or command personnel an...
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2017-05-19
To Senate Assignments Committee
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
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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2017-05-18
Added as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael Connelly
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
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
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
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
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
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
ILSB0654EngrossAmends the State Universities Article of the Illinois Pension Code. Changes the definition of "service" to include periods where earnings credits were established for periods of voluntary pay reduction in lieu of furlough. In a provision concerning r...
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2017-05-09
To House Rules Committee
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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2017-05-09
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. John J. Cullerton
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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2017-05-05
To Senate Assignments Committee
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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2017-05-05
To Senate Assignments Committee
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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2017-05-05
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB1624IntroAmends the Nursing Home Care Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2017-05-05
To Senate Assignments Committee
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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2017-05-05
To Senate Assignments Committee
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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2017-05-05
To Senate Assignments Committee
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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2017-05-05
To Senate Assignments Committee
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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2017-05-05
To Senate Assignments Committee
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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2017-05-04
Placed on Calendar - Consideration Postponed May 5, 2017
ILSB0520IntroAmends the Project Labor Agreements Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2017-05-04
Added as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Daniel Biss
ILHB2360EnrollAmends 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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2017-05-03
Passed Both Houses
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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2017-04-28
Rule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2017
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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2017-04-28
Rule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2017
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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2017-04-28
Rule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 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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2017-04-28
Rule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2017
ILSB0316IntroAmends the Illinois Clinical Laboratory and Blood Bank Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2017-04-28
Rule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2017
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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2017-04-27
Postponed - State Government
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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2017-04-26
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 27, 2017
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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2017-04-21
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSR0404IntroUrges the State of Illinois not to use its resources on enforcement of federal immigration law.
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2017-04-20
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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2017-04-07
To Senate Assignments Committee
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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2017-04-07
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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2017-04-07
To Senate Assignments 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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2017-04-06
Added as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Wm. Sam McCann
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
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