Illinois Senator Kimberly Lightford [D]

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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
ILSR0353PassUrges the creation of an environmental justice agenda.
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2017-05-31
Resolution Adopted
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
ILHB0768EngrossAmends the Charter Schools Law of the School Code. Removes provisions allowing the State Charter School Commission to reverse a school board's decision to deny, revoke, or not renew a charter; makes related changes. Provides that if a charter school ...
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2017-05-30
Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Omar Aquino
ILSR0489PassEncourages 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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2017-05-29
Resolution Adopted
ILSR0337PassDeclares May 28, 2017 as a day of remembrance for the 1917 East St. Louis Race Riot.
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2017-05-29
Resolution Adopted
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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2017-05-26
To Senate Assignments Committee
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
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
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
ILSB0767IntroAmends the Charter Schools Law of the School Code. Provides that, in Chicago, a 4-year university may serve as the authorizer for a multi-site charter school devoted exclusively to re-enrolled high school dropouts.
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2017-05-05
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB1738IntroAmends the Minimum Wage Law. Increases the minimum wage from $8.25 to $9.50 beginning July 1, 2017 and increases it by $1.25 each July 1 of 2018 and 2019 and increases it by $1.50 each July 1 of 2020 and 2021, at which point the minimum wage will be ...
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2017-05-05
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB1740IntroAmends the School Code and the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act. Provides that, on and after September 1, 2018, all teacher evaluation ratings on record as "excellent", "proficient", or "needs improvement" are considered "effective", and all ...
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2017-05-05
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB1557IntroAmends 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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2017-05-05
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB1513IntroCreates the Apprenticeship Utilization Act. Provides that on projects covered under the Prevailing Wage Act where the estimated cost is in excess of $250,000, all specifications shall require that no less than 15% of the labor hours within each trade...
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2017-05-05
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB2075IntroAmends the Illinois Income Tax Act. Creates a child tax credit in an amount equal to 20% of the federal tax credit allowed under Section 24 of the federal Internal Revenue Code. Effective immediately.
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2017-05-05
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB1724IntroAmends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Requires managed care organizations (MCOs) to participate in the Non-Emergency Transportation Services Prior Approval Program (NETSPAP) established under the Code beginning 90 days after the effective date of the ...
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2017-05-05
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB1624IntroAmends the Nursing Home Care Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2017-05-05
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB0940IntroAmends the Developmental Disability and Mental Disability Services Act. Provides for the transition to community-based services of persons over 18 years of age with developmental disabilities in the State who qualify for Medicaid Waiver services, who...
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2017-05-05
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB1273IntroAmends the Environmental Protection Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2017-05-05
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB1272IntroAmends the Environmental Protection Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2017-05-05
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB1886IntroAmends the Cannabis Control Act, the Illinois Controlled Substances Act, and the Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act. Reduces felony penalties for possession of cannabis, controlled substances, and methamphetamine to misdemeanors. Am...
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2017-05-05
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB0596IntroAmends the Public Community College Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the application of provisions to a community college district in Chicago.
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2017-04-26
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB1885IntroAmends the School Code. Provides that there shall be no place of detention or criminal processing established or maintained on the grounds of any school. Effective immediately.
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2017-04-26
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB1948IntroCreates the State Resources and Federal Immigration Mandates Act. Contains only a short title provision.
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2017-04-26
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB2036IntroAmends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that unless some other speed restriction is established under a Chapter in the Code governing rules of the road, the maximum speed limit outside an urban district for any vehicle is 60 miles per hour (rather...
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2017-04-07
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB1897IntroCreates the Tuition Reduction Act. Beginning with the 2017-2018 academic year, requires each public university located in this State to reimburse its full-time resident undergraduate students a portion of the tuition charged in the form of a grant ap...
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2017-04-07
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB1614IntroAmends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Removes provisions providing the Secretary of State authority to cancel a license or permit of a person who has failed to pay fees owed to the Illinois Commerce Commission or has been convicted of a sex offense as de...
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2017-04-07
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB1240IntroAmends the Public Utilities Act. Requires all local exchange telecommunications carriers with at least 35,000 subscriber access lines, any person or entity providing cable service or video service, and any wireless telephone carrier and internet serv...
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2017-03-17
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB1583IntroAmends the School Code. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the State Board of Education.
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2017-02-09
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB1384IntroAmends the School Code. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the State Board of Education.
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2017-02-09
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB0972IntroAmends the Illinois Income Tax Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2017-02-07
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB0970IntroAmends the Consumer Installment Loan Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning a license required to engage in the business of making loans of money in a principal amount not exceeding $40,000.
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2017-02-07
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB0971IntroAmends the Payday Loan Reform Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2017-02-07
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSR0075PassMourns the death of Phillip Anthony Harrell Sr.
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2017-01-26
Resolution Adopted
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