Illinois Senator Elgie Sims [D]

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ILHB0156EnrollAmends the Illinois Income Tax Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning a tax credit for property taxes.
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2018-12-11
Sent to the Governor
ILHB5971EnrollAmends the State Commemorative Dates Act. Designates the month of April of each year as Arab American Heritage Month to be observed throughout the State as a month to recognize the valuable contributions of Arab Americans to this State and to the var...
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2018-12-11
Sent to the Governor
ILHB3538PassCreates the Keep Illinois Business Act. Provides that any recipient business that chooses to move all or part of its business operations and the jobs created by its business out-of-State shall be deemed to no longer qualify for State economic develop...
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2018-12-10
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-1148
ILHB3418PassAmends the Counties Code and Illinois Municipal Code. Provides that a county or municipality may create an urban agricultural zones (UAZ) composed of organizations or persons who grow produce or other agricultural products; who raise livestock or pou...
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2018-11-30
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-1133
ILHB4657PassAmends the School Code. Creates the Emotional Intelligence Education Task Force to develop curriculum guidelines on emotional intelligence; sets forth provisions concerning its membership, duties, administration, and dissolution. Provides that, begin...
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2018-11-30
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-1139
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
ILHB4743PassAmends the Equal Pay Act of 2003. Provides that no employer may discriminate between employees by paying wages to an African-American employee at a rate less than the rate at which the employer pays wages to another employee who is not African-Americ...
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2018-11-30
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-1140
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
ILHB5104VetoAmends the Unified Code of Corrections. Deletes provision that the Department of Corrections shall require the committed person receiving medical or dental services on a non-emergency basis to pay a $5 co-payment to the Department for each visit for ...
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2018-11-29
Bill Dead - No Positive Action Taken - Amendatory Veto
ILSB2365EngrossAmends the Freedom of Information Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2018-11-29
Added Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Fortner
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
ILHB2505EngrossAmends the School Code. In a Section concerning the debt limitations of school districts, provides that, in addition to all other authority to issue bonds, Brookfield LaGrange Park School District Number 95 may issue bonds with an aggregate principal...
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2018-11-29
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Norine K. Hammond
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
ILSB1328EnrollAmends the Unified Code of Corrections. Provides that the $25 assessment for drug related offenses appropriated to and administered by the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority shall be distributed to fund Department of State Police drug ta...
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2018-11-28
Passed Both Houses
ILSB3500EngrossAmends the Criminal Code of 2012. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2018-11-28
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Sonya M. Harper
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
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
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
ILHB5481FailAmends the School Code. Provides that, no later than day 60 of instruction in each school year, a school board shall report to the State Board of Education for kindergarten through grade 12 classes certain information about actively employed teachers...
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2018-11-28
Total Veto Stands - No Positive Action Taken
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
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
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
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
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
ILHB5750FailMakes appropriations from the School Infrastructure Fund to the State Board of Education for school district broadband expansion. Effective July 1, 2018.
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2018-11-28
Total Veto Stands - No Positive Action Taken
ILHB4290FailMakes appropriations to various agencies for prior year costs for personal services and State contributions to Social Security. Effective immediately .
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2018-11-28
Total Veto Stands - No Positive Action Taken
ILSB0407EnrollAmends the Salaries Act. Makes a technical change in the Section concerning the short title.
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2018-11-28
Passed Both Houses
ILHB5877EngrossCreates the Racial Impact Note Act. Provides that every bill which has or could have a disparate impact on racial and ethnic minorities, upon the request of any member, shall have prepared for it, before second reading in the house of introduction, a...
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2018-11-28
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILHB4265EngrossAmends the Unified Code of Corrections. Provides that if an offender defaults in the payment of a fine or any installment of that fine, the court may issue a summons for his or her appearance (deletes warrant of arrest). Provides that the court may i...
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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
ILSR1973PassMourns the death of Dr. Marcellus J. Leonard of Springfield.
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2018-11-15
Resolution Adopted
ILSR2079PassMourns the death of Barbara Noel Caldwell.
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2018-11-15
Resolution Adopted
ILSR1972PassMourns the death of Leonard Stephen Smith.
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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
ILSB0275EngrossAmends the Illinois AgrAbility Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2018-11-09
To House Rules Committee
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
ILHB0040PassAmends 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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2018-08-27
Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Julie A. Morrison
ILSB3139PassAmends the Illinois Plain Language Task Force Act. Provides for plain language State government communications to the public. Modifies the definition of "plain language" to conform to the Plain Writing Act of 2010. Removes the representation interest...
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2018-08-27
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-1108
ILSB2858PassAmends the Deposit of State Moneys Act. Provides that whenever the total amount of vouchers presented to the Comptroller exceeds the funds available in the general funds by $1,000,000,000 or more, the State Treasurer may invest or reinvest any State ...
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2018-08-27
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-1107
ILSB1979PassAmends the Property Tax Code. In a Section concerning the Senior Citizens Homestead Exemption, provides that in all counties (now, in counties with less than 3,000,000 inhabitants), the county board may by resolution provide that if a person has been...
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2018-08-27
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-1104
ILSB2428PassCreates 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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2018-08-26
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-1092
ILHB4146PassAmends the Managed Care Reform and Patient Rights Act. In provisions concerning transition of services, provides that the health care plan shall not modify an enrollee's coverage of a drug during the plan year if the drug has been previously approved...
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2018-08-24
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-1052
ILSB3285PassCreates 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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2018-08-24
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-1084
ILSB3261PassAmends the Abandoned Mobile Homes Act. Repeals and deletes provisions authorizing a municipality to remove and dispose of an abandoned mobile home within the municipality upon notice to each owner and each lienholder and provisions regarding various ...
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2018-08-24
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-1083
ILSB3295PassAmends the Code of Civil Procedure regarding a pleading or other document verified by certification. Provides that the pleading or other document may be used in the same manner as though sworn under oath without any further requirement that the docum...
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2018-08-24
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-1086
ILSB3404PassAmends the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2018-08-24
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-1087
ILSB3488PassCreates 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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2018-08-24
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-1088
ILHB5696PassCreates 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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2018-08-24
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-1063
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