Illinois Senator Kimberly Lightford [D]

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ILSB1739EnrollAmends the Higher Education Student Assistance Act. Provides that a student who is already licensed to teach and is enrolled in a course of study leading to an additional teaching endorsement or a master's degree in an academic field in which he or s...
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2017-06-22
Sent to the Governor
ILSB1783EnrollAmends the Illinois Income Tax Act and the Illinois Insurance Code. Provides that all or a portion of the income tax credit awarded for the restoration and preservation of a qualified historic structure located in a River Edge Redevelopment Zone may ...
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2017-06-22
Sent to the Governor
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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2017-06-22
Sent to the Governor
ILSB0858EnrollAmends the Illinois Freedom to Work Act. Provides that "low-wage employee" means an employee whose earnings do not exceed the greater of (1) the hourly rate equal to the minimum wage required by the applicable federal, State, or local minimum wage la...
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2017-06-22
Sent to the Governor
ILHB3259EngrossAmends 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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2017-06-22
Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Dale Fowler
ILSB1381EngrossAmends the Public Utilities Act. Adds provisions to the Telecommunications Article concerning the transition of Large Electing Providers to Internet Protocol-based networks and service. Provides that beginning July 1, 2017, a Large Electing Provider ...
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2017-06-21
[Hearing: Jun 27 @ 2:00 pm]
To House Rules Committee
ILSB1846EnrollAmends the School Code. Requires the Department of Public Health to promulgate rules and regulations to include asthma in the standard school health examination. Makes conforming changes. Amends the Illinois Health Statistics Act. Requires the Depart...
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2017-06-20
Sent to the Governor
ILHB3167EnrollAmends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Requires the Department of Human Services to conduct and regularly update a study on the early childhood workforce at least once every 3 years. Provides that the study shall: (i) describe the professional developm...
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2017-06-20
Sent to the Governor
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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2017-06-16
Sent to the Governor
ILSB1829IntroAmends the School Code. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning licensure of educators.
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2017-06-16
Chief Sponsor Changed to Sen. Toi W. Hutchinson
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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2017-06-16
Sent to the Governor
ILSB1519EnrollAmends the Unified Code of Corrections. Deletes a provision that requires Department of Juvenile Justice personnel who are hired by the Department and who participate or assist in the rehabilitative and vocational training of delinquent youths, super...
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2017-06-16
Sent to the Governor
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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2017-06-16
Sent to the Governor
ILHB2426EnrollAmends the School Code. In provisions concerning the Early Childhood Education Block Grant, provides that (i) the requirement to fund programs for children ages 0-3 applies to funds distributed by this State and funds distributed to the Chicago schoo...
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2017-06-16
Sent to the Governor
ILHB1774EngrossAmends the Election Code. Provides for the election of the Chicago Board of Education starting with the 2019 consolidated election. Makes related changes. Amends the Chicago School District Article of the School Code. Provides that a person shall be ...
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2017-06-02
Placed on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 1
ILSB1223EnrollCreates the Accelerated Placement Act. Provides that any student in a school district may be referred by a teacher, administrator, gifted education specialist, guidance counselor, school psychologist, or parent or legal guardian to the principal for ...
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2017-05-31
Passed Both Houses
ILSB0446EngrossAmends the School Construction Law. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning referendum requirements.
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2017-05-31
House Committee Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Assignments Referred to Education
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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2017-05-31
To House Rules Committee
ILSB2046EnrollAmends the Illinois Income Tax Act. Creates an income tax checkoff for the Thriving Youth Income Tax Checkoff Fund. Amends the State Finance Act to create the Fund. Provides that moneys in the Fund shall be used by the Department of Human Services fo...
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2017-05-31
Passed Both Houses
ILSB1688EnrollAmends the Department of Professional Regulation Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Requires the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation to consider certain mitigating factors and evidence of rehabilitation for certain appl...
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2017-05-31
Passed Both Houses
ILSB1843EnrollAmends the Counties Code. Provides that a court considering the petition of an interested person to appoint a special prosecutor shall presume, without demonstration from the petitioner, a conflict of interest on behalf of any State's Attorney not ex...
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2017-05-31
Passed Both Houses
ILSR0353PassUrges the creation of an environmental justice agenda.
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2017-05-31
Resolution Adopted
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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2017-05-31
Final Action Deadline Extended-9(b) June 30, 2017
ILSB0885EnrollRepeals the Dwelling Structure Contract Act and the Dwelling Unit Installment Contract Act. Creates the Installment Sales Contract Act. Adds provisions governing: definitions; terms and conditions of installment sales contracts; applicability of othe...
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2017-05-31
Passed Both Houses
ILSB1706IntroAmends the Use of Credit Information in Personal Insurance Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning definitions.
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2017-05-31
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB1761EnrollAmends 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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2017-05-31
Passed Both Houses
ILSB1933EnrollAmends 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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2017-05-31
Passed Both Houses
ILSB1351EnrollAmends the Illinois School Student Records Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2017-05-31
Passed Both Houses
ILSB0776EngrossAmends the Predatory Lending Database Article of the Residential Real Property Disclosure Act. Changes the definition of "counseling" and "originator". Provides that each certificate of compliance with the Article or certificate of exemption must con...
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2017-05-31
Final Action Deadline Extended-9(b) June 30, 2017
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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2017-05-31
To House Rules Committee
ILSB0768EnrollAmends the Regulatory Sunset Act. Extends the repeal date of the Clinical Social Work and Social Work Practice Act from January 1, 2018 to January 1, 2028. Amends the Clinical Social Work and Social Work Practice Act. Makes changes in provisions conc...
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2017-05-31
Passed Both Houses
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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2017-05-31
Final Action Deadline Extended-9(b) June 30, 2017
ILSB0764EnrollAmends the School Code. Requires each public school and charter school to post, in a clearly visible location in a public area of the school that is readily accessible to students, a sign in English and in Spanish that contains the toll-free telephon...
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2017-05-31
Passed Both Houses
ILSB1869EnrollAmends 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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2017-05-31
Passed Both Houses
ILHB0690EngrossAmends the Day and Temporary Labor Services Act. Requires a day and temporary labor service agency (agency) to notify a day or temporary laborer (laborer) in writing of the schedule and length of multi-day assignments. Requires an agency to keep reco...
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2017-05-31
Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Labor & Commerce Committee; 025-000-000
ILSB1353EnrollAmends 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 ID/DD Community Care Act, the Community-Integrated Living Arrangements Licensure and Certification Ac...
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2017-05-31
Passed Both Houses
ILSB0262EnrollAmends the Taxation Disclosure Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2017-05-31
Passed Both Houses
ILHB2771EngrossCreates 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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2017-05-31
Senate Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
ILHB2698EnrollAmends the Build Illinois Act. Provides that the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity may also make loans or equity investments to small businesses with moneys in the State Small Business Credit Initiative Fund (currently, the Department m...
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2017-05-31
Passed Both Houses
ILSB0031EnrollAmends the State Records Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2017-05-31
Passed Both Houses
ILHB2977EngrossAmends the School Code. Provides that every public elementary school and high school shall include in its curriculum a unit of instruction practicing writing in cursive.
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2017-05-31
Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
ILHB3817EnrollAmends the Juvenile Court Act of 1987. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2017-05-31
Passed Both Houses
ILSB0955EngrossAmends 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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2017-05-31
Final Action Deadline Extended-9(b) June 30, 2017
ILHB0302EnrollAmends 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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2017-05-31
Passed Both Houses
ILSB0453EngrossAmends the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title of the Act.
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2017-05-31
Final Action Deadline Extended-9(b) June 30, 2017
ILSB0081EnrollAmends the Minimum Wage Law. Excludes from the definition of "employee" an employee employed as a player who is 28 years old or younger, a manager, a coach, or an athletic trainer by a minor league professional baseball team not affiliated with a maj...
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2017-05-31
Passed Both Houses
ILSB1833EngrossAmends the Illinois Insurance Code. In provisions concerning the filing of policy forms with the Director of Insurance, includes that policies issued to an exempt commercial purchaser, except for workers' compensation policies, are not subject to the...
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2017-05-31
Final Action Deadline Extended-9(b) June 30, 2017
ILSB1577EnrollAmends the Illinois False Claims Act. Provides that a person who commits certain acts is liable to the State for a civil penalty of not less than the minimum amount and not more than the maximum amount allowed for a civil penalty for a violation of t...
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2017-05-30
Passed Both Houses
ILHB3691EngrossAmends the State Treasurer Act. Creates the Illinois Higher Education Savings Program. Provides for the implementation of and requirements for the Program. Provides for the State Treasurer's duties under the Program. Provides that the State Treasurer...
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2017-05-30
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Appropriations-Higher Education Committee; 014-002-001
ILHB0213EngrossCreates the School Choice Act. Provides findings and declarations of policy. Establishes the School Choice Program. Provides that under the program the custodian of a qualifying pupil is entitled to a School Choice Scholarship to pay for qualified ed...
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2017-05-30
Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee; 016-000-000
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