Illinois Senator Ira Silverstein [D]

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ILSB0191EngrossAmends the Liquor Control Act of 1934. Prohibits the possession of any product consisting of or containing powdered alcohol. Provides that a knowing violation of that prohibition is a Class A misdemeanor for a first offense and a Class 4 felony for a...
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2017-04-28
Arrived in House
ILSB1647EngrossAmends the Judicial Privacy Act. Provides that "judicial officer" includes retired justices and judges. Effective immediately.
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2017-04-28
To House Rules Committee
ILSB2034EngrossAmends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that for the purposes of the offense of threatening a public official or human service provider, "public official" includes a social worker, caseworker, attorney, or investigator employed by the Department o...
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2017-04-28
To House Rules Committee
ILSB1905EngrossCreates the Collective Bargaining Freedom Act. Provides that it is the policy of the State that employers, employees, and their labor organizations are free to bargain collectively. Provides that the authority to enact laws or rules that restrict the...
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2017-04-28
To House Rules Committee
ILSB1904EngrossAmends the Prevailing Wage Act. Requires the Department of Labor to publish, by July 15 of each year on its official website, a prevailing wage schedule for each county in the State based upon the prevailing rate of wages investigated and ascertained...
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2017-04-28
Chief House Sponsor Rep. Jay Hoffman
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
ILSB1884EngrossCreates the Research Dogs and Cats Adoption Act. Provides that a research facility, after the completion of any research involving a dog or cat, shall assess the health of the dog or cat and determine whether it is suitable for adoption. Provides tha...
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2017-04-28
To House Rules Committee
ILSB1807EngrossAmends the Illinois Municipal Code. Provides that a municipality shall not enter into any new contracts, but may extend a contract or renew a contract, with any other unit of local government, by intergovernmental agreement or otherwise, or with any ...
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2017-04-28
To House Rules Committee
ILSB1657EngrossCreates 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
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
ILSB0087EngrossAmends the Property Tax Code. Provides that, for the 2016 taxable year and thereafter, the exemption for veterans with disabilities carries over to the surviving spouse of a veteran who was killed in the line of duty in the current taxable year or an...
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2017-04-28
To House Rules 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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2017-04-28
Rule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2017
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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2017-04-28
Rule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2017
ILSB1981IntroAmends the Wildlife Code. Provides that it shall be unlawful for any person to trap bobcat in this State at any time. Provides that no person shall knowingly sell, offer for sale, or purchase a bobcat pelt of a bobcat taken in this State. Makes confo...
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2017-04-28
Rule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2017
ILSB1985IntroAmends the Wildlife Code. Provides that it shall be unlawful to use lead ammunition to take wildlife in State parks or natural areas. Defines "lead ammunition" as a projectile containing one or more percent lead by weight. Makes conforming changes. E...
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2017-04-28
Rule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2017
ILSB1502IntroCreates 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
Rule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2017
ILSB1869IntroAmends the Legislative Information System Act. Provides that within one-year after the effective date of this amendatory Act, the Legislative Information System shall create a Spanish-language version of its website to provide legislative information...
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2017-04-28
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Napoleon Harris, III
ILSB0076IntroCreates the New Vehicle Buyer Protection Act of 2017. Provides that if a manufacturer is unable to service or repair a new motor vehicle to conform to the applicable express warranties after a reasonable number of attempts, the manufacturer shall eit...
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2017-04-27
[Hearing: May 4 @ 9:00 am]
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Postponed - Commerce and Economic Development
ILSB1342EngrossAmends the Illinois Endangered Species Protection Act. Provides a person shall not allow for the participation of an African elephant or Asian elephant protected under the federal Endangered Species Act of 1973 in a traveling animal act. Provides tha...
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2017-04-27
To House Rules Committee
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
ILSB0982EngrossAmends 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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2017-04-27
To House Rules Committee
ILSB0868EngrossAmends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that the Secretary of State shall offer to each applicant for issuance or renewal of a driver's license or identification card who is 16 years of age or older (rather than 18 years of age or older) the oppor...
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2017-04-27
To House Rules Committee
ILSB1029IntroAmends the Voluntary Payroll Deductions Act of 1983. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2017-04-27
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Steve Stadelman
ILHB3143EngrossAmends the State Prompt Payment Act. Provides that goods or services furnished to the State includes, but is not limited to, services concerning prevention, intervention, or treatment services and supports for youth provided by a vendor by virtue of ...
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2017-04-27
To Senate State Government Committee
ILHB3212EngrossAmends the Emancipation of Minors Act. Removes language pertaining to homeless minors from provisions governing: purpose and policy; jurisdiction; rights and responsibilities of an emancipated minor; petitions; and hearings. Repeals the definition of...
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2017-04-27
To Senate Judiciary Committee
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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2017-04-26
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 27, 2017
ILSB0189EngrossAmends 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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2017-04-26
To House Rules Committee
ILSB0752EngrossAmends the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Commission Act. Provides that the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Commission shall be composed of 11 Commissioners (currently, members) that are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate. Requires at least 8 (...
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2017-04-26
To House Rules Committee
ILSB0641IntroAmends the Animal Control Act. Provides that if the money from registration fees is placed in the county animal population control fund it may also be used for a purpose under the Food Stamp Program or the Social Security Disability Insurance Benefit...
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2017-04-26
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 27, 2017
ILHB4011EngrossAmends the Secretary of State Act. Provides that it shall be the duty of the Secretary of State, subject to appropriation, to make grants or otherwise provide assistance to, on an emergency basis, specified not-for-profit organizations for eligible s...
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2017-04-26
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILHB2665EngrossAmends the Guardianship and Advocacy Act. Provides that the State Guardian shall provide a training program that outlines the duties and responsibilities of guardians appointed for adults with disabilities under the Probate Act of 1975. Provides that...
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2017-04-26
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB0084EngrossAmends 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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2017-04-25
To House Rules Committee
ILHB0685EngrossAmends the Counties Code and Illinois Municipal Code. Provides that counties and municipalities may not classify milkweed as a noxious or exotic weed. Limits home rule powers.
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2017-04-25
To Senate Environment and Conservation Committee
ILHB0760EngrossAmends provisions of the School Code concerning debt limitations. Provides that notwithstanding other provisions of law, bonds issued by East Prairie School District 73 with an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $47,353,147 and approved by the ...
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2017-04-25
To Senate Education Committee
ILSR0353IntroUrges the creation of an environmental justice agenda.
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2017-04-25
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Ira I. Silverstein
ILHB1784EngrossAmends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that a driver of a motor vehicle may, subject to certain requirements, overtake and pass to the left of a bicycle proceeding in the same direction on a portion of a highway designated as a no-passing zone. P...
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2017-04-25
To Senate Transportation Committee
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
ILSR0231IntroUrges Congress to adopt a farm bill that supports and promotes the development of local and regional food systems.
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2017-04-14
To Senate Agriculture Committee
ILSB1272IntroAmends the Environmental Protection Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2017-04-13
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Chris Nybo
ILSB1273IntroAmends the Environmental Protection Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2017-04-13
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Chris Nybo
ILSB0072IntroAmends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that a person operating a commercial motor vehicle with a gross weight of 10,001 or more pounds upon a highway of this State shall remove any ice and snow from the hood, roof, and sides of the vehicle that p...
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2017-04-07
Rule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As May 5, 2017
ILSB0074IntroAmends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Provides that on and after the effective date of the amendatory Act, each applicant for the issuance or renewal of a Firearm Owner's Identification Card shall include a full set of his or her fingerp...
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2017-04-07
Rule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As May 5, 2017
ILSB0073IntroAmends the Illinois Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. Adds provision concerning prescription drug price increases. Requires manufacturers of prescription drugs to notify State purchasers, health insurers, health care service plan providers, and pharmacy b...
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2017-04-07
Rule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As May 5, 2017
ILSB0075IntroAmends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that, beginning July 1, 2017, each school bus that is purchased new shall be equipped with seat safety belts for each passenger. Provides that the State Board of Education shall adopt rules to ensure that sc...
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2017-04-07
Rule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As May 5, 2017
ILSB0629IntroAmends the Riverboat Gambling Act. Provides that the duties of the Illinois Gaming Board include the duty to adopt rules under which all fantasy sports gaming in the State shall be conducted. Defines "fantasy sports gaming".
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2017-04-07
Rule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As May 5, 2017
ILSB0194IntroAmends the Criminal Code of 2012. Adds an Imitation Firearms Article to the Code. Prohibits the sale of an imitation firearm in the State and of a BB device that is an airsoft gun that expels a projectile, such as a BB or pellet, that is 6mm or 8mm c...
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2017-04-07
Rule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As May 5, 2017
ILSB0628IntroAmends the Criminal Code of 2012. Creates the offense of unauthorized visual recording. Provides that a first responder commits the offense when he or she is present at a motor vehicle accident or other emergency situation for the purpose of providin...
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2017-04-07
Rule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As May 5, 2017
ILSB0766IntroAmends the Firearm Concealed Carry Act. Prohibits a licensee under the Act from knowingly carry a firearm on or into any building, real property, or parking area of a polling place holding an election authorized under the Election Code.
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2017-04-07
Rule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As May 5, 2017
ILSB1221IntroAmends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Defines the term, "smoking." Prohibits operation of a motor vehicle while a person is smoking in the vehicle and a person under the age of 18 is present in the vehicle. Provides that police officers may not stop or d...
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2017-04-07
Rule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As May 5, 2017
ILSB1220IntroAmends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Makes it unlawful: for a person under the age of 16 to operate or be a passenger on a bicycle unless he or she wears a protective bicycle helmet; for a person who weighs less than 40 pounds or is less than 40 inches ...
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2017-04-07
Rule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As May 5, 2017
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