Illinois Representative LaShawn Ford [D]

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ILHB0204IntroAmends the Revised Cities and Villages Act of 1941. Establishes a procedure for an election to recall the Mayor of Chicago. Effective immediately.
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2017-03-31
To House Rules Committee
ILHB0206IntroAmends the Election Code. Provides that a person is not prohibited from photographing his or her own ballot at any time during the voting process or from viewing a photograph of a completed or partially completed ballot. Provides that a person who gi...
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2017-03-31
To House Rules Committee
ILHB0233IntroAmends the Criminal Identification Act. Provides that records of conviction for any non-violent offense or any criminal offense that did not result in bodily harm or death to another person may be sealed 10 years after the termination of the petition...
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2017-03-31
To House Rules Committee
ILHB0212IntroCreates the Universal Child Care Demonstration Program Act. Requires the Department of Human Services to establish and administer a 5-year statewide Universal Child Care Demonstration Program to provide grants to eligible entities to develop, expand,...
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2017-03-31
To House Rules Committee
ILHB0208IntroAmends the Higher Education Student Assistance Act. Requires the Illinois Student Assistance Commission to award grants, subject to appropriation, to applicants who are teachers licensed under the School Code and are employed by a school district wit...
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2017-03-31
To House Rules Committee
ILHB0217IntroAmends the Clerks of Courts Act and the Criminal Code of 2012. Creates the offense of parental cyber-bullying. Provides that a person commits the offense when he or she: (1) is a parent or legal guardian of a minor who is under 18 years of age at the...
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2017-03-31
To House Rules Committee
ILHB0218IntroAmends the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963. Provides that if the offense for which bail has been set is not a violent crime as defined in the Rights of Crime Victims and Witnesses Act, the sum of money required to be deposited with the clerk of th...
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2017-03-31
To House Rules Committee
ILHB0214IntroAmends the Attorney General Act. Provides that the Attorney General shall have the duty to investigate prosecutorial misconduct, including violations of Illinois Supreme Court Rules and statutes, upon a complaint filed with the Attorney General by a ...
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2017-03-31
To House Rules Committee
ILHB0215IntroAmends the Illinois Income Tax Act. Creates an income tax checkoff for the Mental Health Income Tax Checkoff Fund. Amends the State Finance Act to create the Fund. Provides that moneys in the Fund may be used by the Department of Public Health for th...
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2017-03-31
To House Rules Committee
ILHB0216IntroAmends the Illinois Income Tax Act. Provides that a person who prepares a draft income tax return on behalf of another person shall mark the return with a stamp or watermark indicating that the return is a draft copy and is not intended for filing.
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2017-03-31
To House Rules Committee
ILHB0235IntroAmends the Prevention of Tobacco Use by Minors and Sale and Distribution of Tobacco Products Act. Provides that a violation of the Act involving the sale or distribution of single or loose cigarettes that are not contained within a sealed container, ...
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2017-03-31
To House Rules Committee
ILHB0203IntroAmends the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963. Provides that in determining the amount of monetary bail or conditions of release, the court shall consider whether the defendant has been convicted of one or more offenses involving the unlawful use of ...
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2017-03-31
To House Rules Committee
ILHB0273IntroAmends the Illinois Lottery Law. Requires the Department of the Lottery to offer a special instant "After-School Rescue" scratch-off game. Requires the net revenue from that game to be deposited into the After-School Rescue Fund for appropriation by ...
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2017-03-31
To House Rules Committee
ILHB0272IntroAmends the Illinois Lottery Law. Requires the Department of the Lottery to offer a special instant "Scratch-Out Crime" scratch-off game. Requires the net revenue from that game to be deposited into the Municipal Police Hiring Assistance Fund for appr...
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2017-03-31
To House Rules Committee
ILHB0209IntroAmends the Unemployment Insurance Act. Provides that upon payment of an annual administrative fee not exceeding $100, during the first 3 calendar quarters an employer may pay its quarterly contributions due for wages in equal installments. Establishe...
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2017-03-31
To House Rules Committee
ILHB0367IntroCreates the Value After Rehabilitation Appraisal Act. Provides that, unless prohibited by federal law or regulation, for any program administered by this State that requires an appraisal to be performed on real estate, the appraisal may take value af...
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2017-03-31
To House Rules Committee
ILHB0483IntroAmends the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963. Provides that upon verified application by the Sheriff in whose custody the defendant has been remanded (in addition to current application by the State, the defendant, or the court on its own motion) th...
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2017-03-31
To House Rules Committee
ILHB0515IntroAmends the Nursing Home Care Act. Removes provisions that prohibit the use of resident identification wristlets without a physician's order. Requires identification wristlets to be employed for every resident.
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2017-03-31
To House Rules Committee
ILHB0533IntroAmends the Illinois Emergency Management Agency Act. Adds street violence to the definition of "disaster".
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2017-03-31
To House Rules Committee
ILHB0387IntroAmends the Limited Liability Company Act. Reduces some fees in the fee schedule for limited liability companies filing documents with the Secretary of State to match the fees for similar documents in the fee schedule for corporations. Effective immed...
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2017-03-31
To House Rules Committee
ILHB2365IntroAmends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that a municipality with a population of more than 1,000,000 may not operate an automated traffic law enforcement system. Provides that the prohibition may be reconsidered through the introduction of appropr...
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2017-03-31
To House Rules Committee
ILHB2366IntroAmends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that a municipality with a population of more than 1,000,000 may not operate an automated traffic law enforcement system. Provides that the prohibition may be reconsidered through the introduction of appropr...
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2017-03-31
To House Rules Committee
ILHB1770IntroAmends the Criminal Identification Act. Provides that records of charges that result in an acquittal or dismissal with prejudice, except for minor traffic offenses, may be immediately sealed after the final disposition of the case. Provides that upon...
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2017-03-31
To House Rules Committee
ILHB2368IntroAmends the Juvenile Court Act of 1987. Provides that the period of probation for a minor who is found to be guilty for an offense which is first degree murder, second degree murder, criminal sexual assault, a Class X felony, or an attempt Class X fel...
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2017-03-31
To House Rules Committee
ILHB2456IntroAmends the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963. Provides that if a first-time offender is charged with a non-violent offense, the court shall order him or her released on his or her own recognizance, unless the court makes a specific finding that a ca...
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2017-03-31
To House Rules Committee
ILHB0262IntroAmends the Minimum Wage Law. Increases the minimum wage to $15 per hour on October 1, 2017. Effective immediately.
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2017-03-31
To House Rules Committee
ILHB3805IntroCreates the Encouraging Small Business Lending Tax Credit Act. Contains only a short title provision.
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2017-03-31
To House Rules Committee
ILHB3912IntroAmends the Conveyances Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the Act's short title.
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2017-03-31
To House Rules Committee
ILHB2795IntroCreates the Compensation for Wrongfully Imprisoned Persons Act. Provides that the Comptroller shall pay moneys to claimants who meet certain criteria related to wrongful imprisonment. Contains provisions governing; notice to wrongfully imprisoned per...
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2017-03-31
To House Rules Committee
ILHB3804IntroAmends the Criminal Identification Act. Provides that records of charges that result in an acquittal or dismissal with prejudice, except for minor traffic offenses, may be immediately sealed after the final disposition of the case. Provides that upon...
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2017-03-31
To House Rules Committee
ILHB0444IntroAmends the Illinois Income Tax Act. Increases the maximum amount of the education expense credit to $1,500 (currently, $500). Adds athletic fees, driver's education fees, and fees and costs associated with certain out-of-school activities to the list...
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2017-03-31
To House Rules Committee
ILHB3013IntroAmends the Illinois Income Tax Act. Provides that the amount of credit that exceeds the taxpayer's liability shall be refunded if the taxpayer is 65 years or older and has a federal adjusted gross income of not more than $50,000. Effective immediatel...
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2017-03-31
To House Rules Committee
ILHB1779IntroAmends 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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2017-03-31
To House Rules Committee
ILHB0665IntroCreates the Limitations on Actions for Negligent Hiring Act. Provides that a cause of action may not be brought against a party solely for hiring an employee or independent contractor who has been convicted of a nonviolent, non-sexual offense. Provid...
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2017-03-31
To House Rules Committee
ILHB0766IntroAmends the Freedom of Information Act. Excludes from the definition of "public records" executable programs or source codes used to store and access electronic data processing records or other electronic communications. Provides that a public body is...
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2017-03-31
To House Rules Committee
ILHR0227PassMourns the death of Carolyn Rush, wife of U.S. Representative Bobby Rush.
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2017-03-23
Resolution Adopted
ILHR0014PassUrges Congress, consistent with the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, to pass a law prohibiting parents from cyber-bullying their children by posting messages or images on social media sites on the Internet that embarrass, intimidate...
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2017-03-15
Resolution Adopted as Amended
ILHR0010PassDesignates the second week of May of 2017 as Child Care Awareness Week in the State of Illinois.
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2017-03-15
Resolution Adopted
ILHR0012PassUrges the boards of trustees of every public university in the State of Illinois to adopt a program that provides housing scholarships to college students that are registered as homeless and to include funding for this program in their appropriations...
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2017-03-15
Resolution Adopted
ILHR0013PassDesignates the month of March in 2017 and 2018 as Ask Your Boss for a Raise Month.
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2017-03-15
Resolution Adopted
ILHR0007PassUrges the Department of Human Services and Cook County to enter into all Redeploy Illinois agreements allowable under P.A. 98-0060.
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2017-03-15
Resolution Adopted
ILHR0042PassUrges the Governor to create a commission to confront the economic problems that still plague African-American communities.
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2017-03-15
Resolution Adopted
ILHB1798IntroMakes appropriations for personnel-related expenditures for various state agencies.
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2017-03-03
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Al Riley
ILHJRCA0031IntroProposes to amend the Suffrage and Elections Article of the Illinois Constitution. Provides that the General Assembly may by law provide for the right to vote of a person convicted of a felony, or otherwise under sentence in a correctional institutio...
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2017-02-23
To House Rules Committee
ILHB1769IntroAmends the Criminal Code of 2012. Creates the offense of parental bullying. Provides that a parent or legal guardian of a minor commits parental bullying when he or she knowingly and with the intent to discipline, embarrass, or alter the behavior of ...
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2017-02-16
Tabled
ILHR0147PassMourns the death of Robert E. Cook.
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2017-02-16
Resolution Adopted
ILHR0015PassUrges Congress to require replica gun manufacturers to design these guns to be bright colors.
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2017-02-09
Resolution Adopted
ILHR0008PassUrges Congress to strengthen national freight laws for cars carrying firearms across state lines.
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2017-02-09
Resolution Adopted
ILHR0018PassUrges the Governor to declare a state of emergency in areas of the State where violent crime is a serious problem and deploy State agency resources to combat violent crime.
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2017-02-09
Resolution Adopted
ILHB0211IntroAppropriates $250,000,000 from the General Revenue Fund to the Illinois Housing Development Authority for grants to municipalities with a population over 1,000,000 for the rehabilitation of vacant and abandoned residential housing. Provides that fund...
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2017-02-08
To House Appropriations-General Service Committee
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