Illinois Representative Emanuel Welch [D]

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ILHB3151EngrossAmends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that a person commits intimidation when, with intent to cause another to perform or to omit the performance of any act, he or she communicates to another, directly or indirectly by any means, a threat to per...
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2017-05-26
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILHB0109EngrossAppropriates $2 from the General Revenue Fund to the Department of Natural Resources for its FY18 ordinary and contingent expenses. Effective July 1, 2017.
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2017-05-26
Rule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2017
ILHB0138EngrossAmends the Governor Transition Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the orderly transition of the office of Governor.
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2017-05-26
Rule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2017
ILHB0137EngrossAmends the Governor Transition Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the orderly transition of the office of Governor.
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2017-05-26
Rule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2017
ILHB2958IntroAmends the Environmental Protection Act. Provides that, on and after January 1, 2018, no person may knowingly cause or allow sale at wholesale or retail of a coal tar sealant product. Provides that, on and after July 1, 2019, no person may knowingly ...
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2017-05-25
To House Rules Committee
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
ILHB3458IntroCreates the Illinois Natural Areas Stewardship Act. Creates the Illinois Land Conservation and Stewardship Grant Program to make grants to conservation land trusts to steward lands identified in the Illinois Natural Area Inventory, lands designated a...
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2017-05-25
To House Rules Committee
ILHR0274PassStrongly opposes any and all efforts by the Trump Administration to cut the Meals on Wheels Program and Congregate Meals Program, eliminate the Community Development Block Grant, eliminate the Community Services Block Grant, and slash funding for the...
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2017-05-24
Resolution Adopted
ILHB3393IntroAmends the Illinois Income Tax Act. 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 e...
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2017-05-23
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Home Rule Note Filed as Amended
ILHJR0033EngrossCongratulates the Chicago Cubs on winning the 2016 World Series.
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2017-05-23
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Grant Wehrli
ILHB2764EngrossAmends the Department of Natural Resources Act. Provides that only materials manufactured in Illinois may be sold on the property of the Illinois State Museum. Defines "materials manufactured in Illinois". Amends the State Parks Act. Provides that on...
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2017-05-23
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILHB3099IntroCreates the Illinois Trust Act. Provides that no law enforcement agency may detain or continue to detain any individual solely on the basis of any immigration detainer or administrative warrant, or otherwise comply with an immigration detainer or adm...
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2017-05-19
To House Rules Committee
ILHB0496EngrossAmends the Township Code. Provides that all townships within a coterminous, or substantially coterminous, municipality may be discontinued (currently, municipalities in which the city council exercises the powers and duties of the township board, or ...
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2017-05-19
To Senate Assignments Committee
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
ILHB2475IntroAmends the Illinois Income Tax Act. Increases the earned income tax credit to (i) 12% of the federal tax credit for each taxable year beginning on or after January 1, 2017 and beginning prior to January 1, 2018, (ii) 14% of the federal tax credit for...
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2017-05-18
To House Rules Committee
ILHB0198IntroAmends the Labor Dispute Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2017-05-18
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
ILHB0259IntroCreates the Isolated Confinement Restriction Act. Restricts the use of isolated confinement in correctional facilities in the State. Provides that a committed person shall not be placed in isolated confinement unless there is reasonable cause to beli...
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2017-05-18
House Floor Amendment No. 2 Tabled
ILHR0198PassStates the belief in holding the President of the United States to the highest of standards.
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2017-05-16
Resolution Adopted
ILHB1253EngrossAmends the School Code. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the members of the State Board of Education.
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2017-05-16
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILHB3360IntroCreates the Community Renewal and Revitalization Act. Provides for the qualifications for and designation of Health, Opportunity, Prosperity, and Empowerment (HOPE) Zones. Provides for a HOPE Zone tax credit and other credits and benefits going to bu...
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2017-05-16
To House Rules Committee
ILHR0398PassCongratulates the Union Pacific Railroad in its exemplary safety record, its achievements, and its focus on communities.
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2017-05-15
Resolution Adopted
ILHB2756EngrossAmends the Counties Code. Changes the application of provisions concerning allowing management and mitigation of the effects of urbanization on stormwater drainage in metropolitan counties located in the area served by the Northeastern Illinois Plann...
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2017-05-12
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILHB0721IntroAmends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that notwithstanding any other provision of law or administrative rule to the contrary, beginning in fiscal year 2018, the specified threshold for working families must be no less than 185% of the then-cu...
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2017-05-11
To House Rules Committee
ILHB3895IntroAmends the Department of Human Services Act. Provides that a person is eligible for a diaper allowance of $80 per month per child if all of the following conditions are met: (i) the person's household income is at or below 50% of the federal poverty ...
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2017-05-11
To House Rules Committee
ILHB2031IntroAmends the Water Use Act of 1983. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title of the Act.
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2017-05-11
To House Rules 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
ILHB3392IntroAmends the Nursing Home Care Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2017-05-10
To House Rules Committee
ILHB3202IntroAmends the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois the Department of State Police Law. Amends the Uniform Peace Officers' Disciplinary Act. Provides that it shall not be a requirement of a person filing a complaint against a State Police Officer to hav...
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2017-05-03
To House Rules Committee
ILSB1845EngrossAmends the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act. Provides that the Department of Children and Family Services may implement a "differential response program" (rather than providing that beginning January 1, 2010, the Department may implement a 5-...
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2017-05-03
To House Rules Committee
ILHB0426IntroCreates the Immigration Safe Zones Act. Provides that schools, medical treatment and health care facilities, and places of worship may not grant access to State and local law enforcement agencies that have entered into an agreement with United States...
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2017-04-28
To House Rules Committee
ILHB0708IntroAmends the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963. Requires a peace officer to arrest without a warrant or issue a notice to appear to any person who violates the cruel treatment, aggravated cruelty, animal torture, or animal fighting offenses under the ...
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2017-04-28
To House Rules Committee
ILHB2557IntroAmends the Illinois Highway Code. Provides that upon receipt of an application, consent to use a highway may be granted to any communications provider issued a certificate of public convenience and necessity from the Illinois Commerce Commission. Pro...
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2017-04-28
To House Rules Committee
ILHB2716IntroAmends the Presumptively Void Transfers Article of the Probate Act of 1975. Replaces references to the term "transfer instrument" with "transfer". Changes the definitions of "family member" and "transfer". Provides that if the court determines the tr...
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2017-04-28
To House Rules Committee
ILHB0503IntroAmends the State Commemorative Dates Act. Designates President Barack Obama's date of birth, August 4, as a legal holiday on which to hold appropriate exercises in commemoration of him. Includes that when the day falls on a Sunday, the following Mond...
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2017-04-28
To House Rules Committee
ILHB2541IntroCreates 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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2017-04-28
To House Rules Committee
ILHB2354IntroCreates 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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2017-04-28
To House Rules Committee
ILHB0456IntroAmends the Higher Education Student Assistance Act. Requires the Illinois Student Assistance Commission to award grants to students in financial need whose household income is less than the poverty guidelines updated periodically in the Federal Regis...
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2017-04-28
To House Rules Committee
ILHB0689IntroCreates 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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2017-04-28
To House Rules Committee
ILHB0271IntroAmends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that beginning January 1, 2019, all handgun ammunition that is manufactured, imported into the State for sale or personal use, kept for sale, offered or exposed for sale, sold, given, lent, or possessed shal...
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2017-04-28
To House Rules Committee
ILHB0458IntroAmends the Code of Civil Procedure. Provides that any person criminally prosecuted and incarcerated prior to trial for one or more felonies by the State of Illinois which he or she did not commit may file a petition for a certificate of innocence in ...
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2017-04-28
To House Rules Committee
ILHB2367IntroAmends the Criminal Identification Act. Provides that records of conviction for a non-violent offense or a criminal offense that did not result in bodily harm or death to another person may be sealed 10 years after the termination of the petitioner's...
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2017-04-28
To House Rules Committee
ILHB2990IntroAmends the Unified Code of Corrections. Provides that the conditions of every parole and mandatory supervised release are that the subject not knowingly frequent places where controlled substances are illegally sold, used, distributed, or administere...
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2017-04-28
To House Rules Committee
ILHB3166IntroAmends the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Act. Makes a technical change concerning the purpose of the Act.
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2017-04-28
To House Rules Committee
ILHB2774IntroCreates the Right to Know Act. Provides that an operator of a commercial website or online service that collects personally identifiable information through the internet about individual customers residing in Illinois who use or visit its commercial ...
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2017-04-28
To House Rules Committee
ILHB0780IntroAmends the Election Code. Provides that no candidate for President or Vice President of the United States shall appear on the official ballot if that candidate has not filed copies of all of his or her tax returns with the State Board of Elections at...
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2017-04-28
To House Rules Committee
ILHB1454IntroAmends the Environmental Protection Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning noise.
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2017-04-28
To House Rules Committee
ILHR0346PassRecognizes Ron Orent as he prepares to embark on his Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. on May 10, 2017.
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2017-04-27
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael J. Zalewski
ILHB3695IntroAmends 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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2017-04-25
To House Rules Committee
ILHB3056IntroAmends the Environmental Protection Act. Provides that within one year after the effective date of the amendatory Act, the Pollution Control Board shall adopt amendments to the rules adopted under specified provisions to require groundwater monitorin...
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2017-04-25
To House Rules Committee
ILHB2554IntroAmends the Property Tax Code. Increases the maximum reduction under the Senior Citizens Homestead Exemption from $5,000 to $7,000 for taxable year 2017. Effective immediately.
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2017-04-07
To House Rules Committee
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