Illinois Senator Melinda Bush [D]

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ILSB1786PassAmends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that the amendatory Act may be referred to as the License to Work Act. Deletes language providing that all notices sent to a person involved in an administrative proceeding shall state that failure to satisf...
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2020-01-17
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0623
ILSB0110EngrossAmends the Property Tax Code. Provides that, for the 2015 taxable year and thereafter, the exemption for veterans with disabilities also carries over to the surviving spouse of a veteran who was killed in the line of duty in the current taxable year ...
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2020-01-16
To House Rules Committee
ILSB2315IntroAmends the School Code. Prohibits a school district employee or volunteer or an independent contractor of a school district from placing a student in seclusion; defines seclusion. Provides that this prohibition does not apply to the use of seclusion ...
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2020-01-14
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB2341IntroAmends the Property Tax Code. Provides that the county board of Lake County, by ordinance, or the voters of Lake County, by backdoor referendum, may vote to discontinue all offices of the township assessor in the county. Provides petition and referen...
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2020-01-08
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB2016IntroProvides that, in addition to any other funding that may be provided to the Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program (ITEP) from federal, State, or other sources, the Department of Transportation shall set aside an amount equal to 2% of the total ...
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2020-01-01
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILHB3233EngrossAmends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that the Secretary of State shall include, in the Illinois Rules of the Road publication, information advising drivers how to safely share the road with large trucks, including how to safely pass a large tru...
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2020-01-01
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILHB0392PassAmends the State Employee Health Savings Account Law. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2019-12-20
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0612
ILSB0730PassAmends the State Comptroller Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2019-12-20
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0617
ILSB1297IntroAmends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that 30 days after the effective date of the bill, the Department of Transportation shall conduct a study evaluating automated traffic law enforcement systems in this State. Provides that on or before Decemb...
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2019-12-15
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILHB3888EngrossAmends the Environmental Protection Act. Provides requirements for the prohibition of the conduct of ethylene oxide sterilization operations or other activities that emit ethylene oxide (and, for ethylene oxide sterilization sources, propylene oxide)...
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2019-12-15
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB0222PassAmends the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act. Provides that it is an unlawful practice to offer to consumers at retail a rebate made on a rebate card that charges dormancy fees or other post-issuance fees. Defines "rebate card".
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2019-12-06
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0597
ILSB1639PassAmends the Personnel Code. Provides that no person may be appointed from any eligible list unless that person becomes a resident of the State of Illinois within 3 months from the first day of employment.
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2019-12-05
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0595
ILSB1557PassAmends the Illinois Insurance Code. Creates the Pharmacy Benefits Managers Article. Provides that a pharmacy benefits manager may not prohibit a pharmacy or pharmacist from providing a customer with a more affordable alternative if a more affordable ...
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2019-12-04
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0593
ILSB0667EnrollAmends the Comprehensive Health Insurance Plan Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2019-12-03
Sent to the Governor
ILSB0557EngrossAmends the Uniform Act for the Extradition of Persons of Unsound Mind. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2019-11-28
To House Rules Committee
ILSB1679IntroAmends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that beginning in State fiscal year 2020, the specified income threshold shall be no less than 200% of the then-current federal poverty level for each family size. Effective July 1, 2019.
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2019-11-04
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILHB3590FailAmends the Illinois Income Tax Act. Provides that winnings from pari-mutuel wagering conducted at a wagering facility licensed under the Illinois Horse Racing Act of 1975 or from winnings from gambling games conducted on a riverboat licensed under th...
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2019-11-01
Total Veto Stands - No Positive Action Taken
ILSB2132IntroCreates the Clean Energy Jobs Act. Contains only a short title provision.
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2019-10-24
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant
ILSB0651PassAmends the Public Utilities Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title and applicability of the Electric Service Customer Choice and Rate Relief Law of 1997.
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2019-08-27
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0590
ILHB2237PassAmends the State Treasurer Act. Provides that the State Treasurer shall establish the Illinois Higher Education Savings Program for the purpose of expanding access to higher education through savings. Provides for enrollment in the Program. Provides ...
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2019-08-27
Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Dan McConchie
ILSB1726PassAmends the Alzheimer's Disease Research Act. Changes the short title of the Act to the Alzheimer's Disease Research, Care, and Support Fund Act. Creates the full-time position of Dementia Coordinator within the Department of Public Health, who is res...
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2019-08-26
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0588
ILHB2124PassAmends the Open Meetings Act. Provides that a public body may hold a closed meeting to consider the appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees, specific independent contractors, or specific volu...
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2019-08-26
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0459
ILHB0925PassAmends the Mobile Home Local Services Tax Act. Provides that the penalty for delinquent local services taxes shall not exceed the lesser of $100 or 50% of the original tax imposed (currently, $100). Effective immediately.
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2019-08-26
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0454
ILHB3550PassAmends the School Code. With regard to a sex education course, provides that course material and instruction in grades 6 through 12 must include an age-appropriate discussion on the meaning of consent that includes discussion on recognizing that (i) ...
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2019-08-26
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0579
ILSB0162PassAmends the Counties Code, the Illinois Municipal Code, Illinois Insurance Code, the Health Maintenance Organization Act, and the Illinois Public Aid Code. In provisions concerning coverage for mammograms, provides that coverage shall also include a d...
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2019-08-26
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0580
ILHB2154PassAmends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that, for recipients of public aid who are required to comply with the terms of a service plan developed by the Department of Children and Family Services, participation in substance abuse treatment, drug...
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2019-08-26
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0461
ILHB2076PassAmends the Environmental Protection Act. Prohibits the manufacture, distribution, or use of paper containing bisphenol A for the making of business or banking records. Requires paper manufacturers to, among other things, replace bisphenol A with an a...
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2019-08-26
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0457
ILSB0037PassAmends the Downstate Firefighter Article of the Illinois Pension Code. Requires a unit of local government of 5,000 or more inhabitants that employs a firefighter who is a full-time firefighter in a different downstate firefighter pension fund to mak...
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2019-08-23
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0522
ILSB1507PassCreates the Civil Remedies for Nonconsensual Dissemination of Private Sexual Images Act. Defines terms. Provides that a depicted individual who is identifiable and who suffers harm from a person's intentional dissemination or threatened dissemination...
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2019-08-23
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0556
ILSB0161PassAmends the Attorney General Act. Creates the Worker Protection Unit within the Office of the Illinois Attorney General to intervene in, initiate, enforce, and defend all criminal or civil legal proceedings on matters and violations relating to specif...
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2019-08-23
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0527
ILSB1641PassAmends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Requires the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) to identify and flag college students who are potentially eligible to receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. Provides that the...
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2019-08-23
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0560
ILHB3113PassAmends the Illinois Insurance Code. Provides that no individual or group policy of accident and health insurance shall require a patient to make a co-payment or a deductible for a dermatology examination. Effective January 1, 2020.
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2019-08-23
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0500
ILHB2160PassAmends the Illinois Insurance Code. Requires the Department of Insurance to develop a uniform electronic prior authorization form to be used by an insurer that provides prescription drug benefits when requiring prior authorization. Provides that the ...
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2019-08-23
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0463
ILHB0465PassAmends the Electronic Fund Transfer Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning powers and duties under the Act.
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2019-08-23
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0452
ILSB2027PassAmends the Environmental Protection Act. Codifies the findings and recommendations of the Mahomet Aquifer Task Force established under P.A. 100-0403. Provides that the Environmental Protection Agency shall identify unlined, thinly covered legacy land...
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2019-08-23
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0573
ILHB0252PassAmends the Illinois Human Rights Act. Provides that "employer" includes any person employing one (instead of 15) or more employees within Illinois during 20 or more calendar weeks within the calendar year of or preceding the alleged violation. Provid...
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2019-08-20
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0430
ILSB1332PassAmends the State Comptroller Act. Creates the Illinois Bank On Initiative to increase the use of Certified Financial Products and reduce reliance on alternative financial products. Provides that the Illinois Bank On Initiative shall be administered b...
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2019-08-19
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0427
ILSB0075PassCreates the Hotel and Casino Employee Safety Act. Requires hotels and casinos to adopt anti-sexual harassment policies and make panic buttons available to certain employees. Prohibits retaliation against an employee for using a panic button, availing...
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2019-08-09
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0221
ILSB0024PassAmends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that no rail carrier shall operate a train or light engine used in connection with the movement of freight unless it has an operating crew consisting of at least 2 individuals. Provides that the minimum frei...
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2019-08-09
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0294
ILSB1694PassAmends the School Code. With regard to the prerequisites to receiving a high school diploma, provides that each pupil entering the 9th grade in the 2020-2021 school year or a subsequent school year must, in addition to other course requirements, succ...
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2019-08-09
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0347
ILSB1828PassCreates the Needle and Hypodermic Syringe Access Program Act. Provides that persons or entities that promote scientifically proven ways of mitigating health risks associated with drug use and other high-risk behaviors may establish and operate a need...
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2019-08-09
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0356
ILHB0246PassAmends the School Code. With regard to the textbook block grant program, provides that the textbooks authorized to be purchased must include the roles and contributions of all people protected under the Illinois Human Rights Act and must be non-discr...
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2019-08-09
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0227
ILSB0090PassAmends the Illinois Drainage Code. Provides that if one or more municipalities account for at least 50% of a drainage district's territory, the drainage district may be dissolved if each municipality that has territory within the drainage district an...
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2019-08-09
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0298
ILHB2643PassAmends the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act. Provides that a person age 65 and older may cancel certain contracts within 15, rather than 3, days after the day the contract was signed. Effective January 1, 2020.
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2019-08-09
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0264
ILHB3652PassAmends the School Code. Provides that, in assisting all students with a college or post-secondary education plan, a school counselor must include a discussion on all post-secondary education options, including 4-year colleges or universities, communi...
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2019-08-09
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0290
ILHB3435PassAmends the Illinois Insurance Code. Provides that a policy of accident and health insurance or a managed care plan shall provide coverage for epinephrine injectors for persons 18 years of age or under. Makes conforming changes in the State Employees ...
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2019-08-09
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0281
ILHB2152PassCreates the Mental Health Early Action on Campus Act. Provides for intent, legislative findings, purposes of the Act, and definitions. Provides that to raise mental health awareness on college campuses, each public college or university in this State...
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2019-08-09
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0251
ILHB0120PassAmends the Freedom of Information Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2019-08-09
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0225
ILHB1551PassAmends the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Administrative Act. Provides that a child shall continue to be eligible for an Individual Care Grant if the child is placed in the guardianship of the Department of Children and Family Services ...
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2019-08-09
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0237
ILHB2665PassAmends the Consent by Minors to Health Care Services Act. Provides that a minor of 12 years or older who may have come into contact with any sexually transmitted disease or may be determined to be an intoxicated person or a person with a substance us...
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2019-08-07
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0214
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