Illinois Senator Kimberly Lightford [D]

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ILSB0704IntroAmends the School Code. Provides that the State Board of Education is, subject to appropriation, authorized to award competitive grants under a Safe Schools and Healthy Learning Environments Program. Provides that under the program, selected school d...
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2017-05-24
Placed on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 25, 2017
ILSB0838EngrossAmends the Department of Public Health Powers and Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning sarcoidosis.
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2017-05-24
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
ILSB1267EngrossCreates the Railroad Supplier Diversity Act. Defines terms. Provides that each Class I railroad company shall, no later than April 15 of each year, submit to the Illinois Commerce Commission an annual report containing certain information concerning ...
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2017-05-24
Held on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Standard Debate
ILSB1223EngrossCreates 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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2017-05-24
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
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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2017-05-24
Passed Both Houses
ILSB1567EngrossAmends the Economic Development for a Growing Economy Tax Credit Act. Provides that each taxpayer claiming a credit under the Act shall, no later than April 15 of each taxable year for which the taxpayer claims a credit, submit to the Illinois Commer...
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2017-05-24
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
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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2017-05-24
To House Rules Committee
ILSB0446EngrossAmends the School Construction Law. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning referendum requirements.
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2017-05-24
To House Approp-Elementary & Secondary Education Committee
ILSB1688EngrossAmends 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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2017-05-24
Added Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. John M. Cabello
ILSB2046EngrossAmends 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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2017-05-24
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
ILSB1577EngrossAmends 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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2017-05-24
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
ILSB0885EngrossRepeals 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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2017-05-24
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
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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2017-05-24
To Senate Education Committee
ILSB1783EngrossAmends 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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2017-05-24
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
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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2017-05-24
Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. David Koehler
ILSB0889EngrossAmends the Jury Act. Provides that, except as otherwise specifically provided by statute, no person who is qualified and able to serve as a juror may be excluded from jury service in any court of this State on the basis of race, color, religion, nati...
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2017-05-24
Added Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael Halpin
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
ILSB1933EngrossAmends 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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2017-05-24
Held on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
ILHB0656EngrossAmends the Downstate Teacher Article of the Illinois Pension Code. In a provision relating to employer contributions from special trust and federal funds, provides that, beginning July 1, 2017, the rate, expressed as a percentage of salary, shall be ...
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2017-05-24
Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Chris Nybo
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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2017-05-24
Passed Both Houses
ILSB1351EngrossAmends the Illinois School Student Records Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2017-05-24
State Mandates Fiscal Note Requested by Rep. Tom Demmer
ILSB0768EngrossAmends 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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2017-05-24
Placed on Calendar Order of Concurrence House Amendment(s) 2 - May 25, 2017
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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2017-05-24
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
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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2017-05-24
Housing Affordability Impact Note Filed
ILSB0764EngrossAmends 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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2017-05-24
Placed on Calendar Order of Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1 - May 25, 2017
ILHB3142EngrossCreates the Criminal History in College Applications Act. Provides that a public college may not inquire about or consider an applicant's criminal history information at any time during the admission decision-making process, except as required by Sta...
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2017-05-24
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Postponed - Criminal Law
ILSB1869EngrossAmends 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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2017-05-24
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
ILSB0449EngrossAmends the Higher Education Veterans Service Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2017-05-24
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
ILHB2721EngrossAmends the Illinois Insurance Code, the State Employees Group Insurance Act of 1971, the Counties Code, the Illinois Municipal Code, the School Code, the Health Maintenance Organization Act, the Limited Health Service Organization Act, and the Volunt...
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2017-05-24
To Senate Insurance Committee
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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2017-05-24
To Senate Labor Committee
ILSB0262EngrossAmends the Taxation Disclosure Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2017-05-24
Held on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
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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2017-05-24
To Senate Labor Committee
ILSB0031EngrossAmends the State Records Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2017-05-24
Held on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
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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2017-05-24
To Senate Assignments Committee
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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2017-05-24
[Hearing: May 25 @ 9:00 am]
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth
ILHB3817EngrossAmends the Juvenile Court Act of 1987. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2017-05-24
Placed on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 25, 2017
ILHB2461EngrossAmends the School Code. Requires school report cards to include the most current data collected and maintained (rather than possessed) by the State Board of Education. Requires the State Board to include in the school report cards certain demographic...
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2017-05-24
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 25, 2017
ILHB2907EngrossAmends the Medical Assistance Article of the Illinois Public Aid Code. In a provision concerning access to psychiatric mental health services via telepsychiatry, provides that the Department of Healthcare and Family Services shall not require that a ...
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2017-05-24
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 25, 2017
ILHB2534EngrossAmends the Illinois Controlled Substances Act. Requires that to be illegal a drug analog must not be approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration or, if approved, it is not dispensed or possessed in accordance with State and federal law...
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2017-05-23
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 24, 2017
ILHB1804EngrossAmends the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963. Allows a motion to be filed with the trial court that entered the judgment of conviction in a defendant's case at any time following the entry of a guilty verdict or a finding of guilt for any offense un...
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2017-05-23
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 24, 2017
ILHB3709EngrossAmends the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code. Provides that counseling services or psychotherapy on an outpatient basis provided to a minor 12 years of age or older must be provided by, or under the supervision of, a licensed service ...
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2017-05-23
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 24, 2017
ILHB2698EngrossAmends 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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2017-05-23
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 24, 2017
ILSR0489IntroEncourages all officers and employees of the Illinois State Board of Education, the Illinois Department of Human Services, the Administrative Office of the Courts, and the Illinois Department of Corrections to become informed regarding well-documente...
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2017-05-23
Waive Posting Notice
ILHB3157EngrossAmends the Department of Agriculture Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois . Provides that the Department of Agriculture shall identify and track geographical areas in this State that are food deserts. Provides that the Department shall no...
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2017-05-23
Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Public Health; 007-000-000
ILHB2510EngrossAmends the Food Handling Regulation Enforcement Act. Provides that all food service establishments shall have at least one certified food service sanitation manager who has undergone training that follows nationally recognized industry standards for ...
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2017-05-23
Waive Posting Notice
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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2017-05-22
Passed Both Houses
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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2017-05-22
[Hearing: May 30 @ 9:00 am]
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Cynthia Soto
ILSB1843EngrossAmends 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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2017-05-19
Committee Deadline Extended-Rule 9(b) May 26, 2017
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
ILHB2976EngrossAmends 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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2017-05-19
Added as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
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