Illinois Senator Kimberly Lightford [D] | Senate

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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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2017-05-25
[Hearing: May 26 @ 9:00 am]
To Senate Education Committee
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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2017-05-25
Motion to Suspend Rule 21 - Prevailed
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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2017-05-25
To House Rules 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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2017-05-25
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Steven A. Andersson
ILSR0353IntroUrges the creation of an environmental justice agenda.
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2017-05-25
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Steven M. Landek
ILSB1706IntroAmends the Use of Credit Information in Personal Insurance Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning definitions.
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2017-05-25
To Subcommittee on Auto Insurance Rates
ILSB1761EngrossAmends 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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2017-05-25
Placed on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
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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2017-05-25
House Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 005-000-000
ILSB1351EngrossAmends the Illinois School Student Records Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2017-05-25
State Debt Impact Note Requested by Rep. Will Guzzardi
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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2017-05-25
To Senate Assignments Committee
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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2017-05-25
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Fred Crespo
ILSB1353EngrossAmends 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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2017-05-25
[Hearing: May 25 @ 9:00 am]
Held on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
ILSB0031EngrossAmends the State Records Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2017-05-25
House Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 005-000-000
ILSB0453IntroAmends the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title of the Act.
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2017-05-25
[Hearing: May 26 @ 9:00 am]
To Senate Assignments Committee
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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2017-05-25
Placed on Calendar Order of Secretary's Desk Resolutions May 26, 2017
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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2017-05-25
[Hearing: May 25 @ 9:00 am]
Held on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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2017-05-19
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
ILSB0736EngrossCreates the Educational Credit for Military Experience Act. Provides that before June 1, 2018, each institution of higher education shall adopt a policy regarding its awarding of academic credit for military training considered applicable to the requ...
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2017-05-19
To House Rules Committee
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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2017-05-18
Passed Both Houses
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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2017-05-18
Passed Both Houses
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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2017-05-18
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Michelle Mussman
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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2017-05-18
Passed Both Houses
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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2017-05-17
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura M. Murphy
ILSB0642IntroAmends the Nurse Practice Act. In provisions concerning scope of practice, written collaborative agreements, temporary practice with a collaborative agreement, prescriptive authority with a collaborative agreement, titles, advertising, continuing edu...
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2017-05-12
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
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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2017-05-09
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. John J. Cullerton
ILSB0195EngrossAmends 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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2017-05-09
To House Rules Committee
ILSB1122EngrossAmends the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the purpose of the Act.
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2017-05-09
To House Rules Committee
ILSB1661IntroAmends 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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2017-05-09
To Senate Assignments Committee
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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2017-05-08
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Julie A. Morrison
ILSB0729IntroAmends the Chicago Teacher Article of the Illinois Pension Code. Provides that beginning in State fiscal year 2018, the State shall make annual contributions to the Chicago Public School Teachers' Pension and Retirement Fund. Provides that for State ...
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2017-05-05
To Senate Assignments Committee
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