Illinois Senator Melinda Bush [D]

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ILSB0087EngrossAmends the Property Tax Code. Provides that, for the 2016 taxable year and thereafter, the exemption for veterans with disabilities carries over to the surviving spouse of a veteran who was killed in the line of duty in the current taxable year or an...
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2017-04-28
To House Rules Committee
ILSB0910IntroAmends the Counties Code. Provides that when a county board creates or modifies the apportionment of districts in the county, each district shall also (i) provide racial minorities or language minorities with equal opportunity to participate in the p...
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2017-04-28
Rule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2017
ILSB0669IntroAmends the Counties Code. Provides that for the 2020 election and thereafter, the chairman of the Lake County board shall be elected by the voters of the county. Provides that an individual seeking election as chairman of the Lake County board may al...
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2017-04-28
Rule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2017
ILSB0909IntroAmends 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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2017-04-28
Rule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2017
ILSB0923IntroAmends the Public Officer Simultaneous Tenure Act. Provides that it is unlawful for any person to simultaneously hold the office of county board member and township supervisor or township trustee (currently, it is lawful to be a county board member a...
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2017-04-28
Rule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2017
ILSB1404IntroAmends the General Assembly Article of the Illinois Pension Code. Restricts participation in the General Assembly Retirement System by members of the Senate to persons who become participants before June 1, 2018 and provides that, beginning on that d...
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2017-04-28
Rule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2017
ILSB1607IntroAmends the Illinois Controlled Substances Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the prescription monitoring program.
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2017-04-28
Rule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2017
ILSB1335IntroAmends the Downstate Firefighter Article of the Illinois Pension Code. Requires a unit of local government that employs a firefighter who is a full-time firefighter in a different downstate firefighter pension fund to make specified contributions to ...
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2017-04-28
Rule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2017
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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2017-04-28
Rule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2017
ILSB0889IntroAmends 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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2017-04-28
Rule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2017
ILSB0867IntroAmends the Limited Liability Company Act. Reduces the fee collected by the Secretary of State for the filing of articles of organization, applications for admission, and restated articles of organization from $500 to $39 and reduces those fees in con...
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2017-04-28
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ILSB1242IntroAmends the Department of Veterans Affairs Act. Provides that the Department of Veterans' Affairs shall assist the superintendent and staff of any Veterans Assistance Commission created under the Military Veterans Assistance Act with the United States...
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2017-04-28
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ILSB0705IntroAmends the Higher Education Veterans Service Act. Provides that a required survey and guidebook shall be made available on the homepage of a campus website or a veteran Internet link (instead of just the survey being made available on the homepage of...
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2017-04-28
Rule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2017
ILSB0660IntroAmends the Veterans' Health Insurance Program Act of 2008. Changes the short title of the Act to the Veterans' Supplemental Health Insurance Program Act of 2008. Makes conforming changes in the Illinois Public Aid Code and State Finance Act. Changes ...
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2017-04-28
Rule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2017
ILSB1381IntroAmends 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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2017-04-28
Rule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2017
ILSB1933IntroAmends 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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2017-04-28
Rule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2017
ILSB0955IntroAmends 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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2017-04-28
Rule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2017
ILSB0636IntroAmends the Pharmacy Practice Act. Provides that the Act shall not apply to, or in any manner interfere with, the sale or distribution of dialysate, drugs, or devices necessary to perform home renal dialysis for patients with chronic kidney failure, p...
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2017-04-28
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ILSB1353IntroAmends 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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2017-04-28
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ILSB1296IntroCreates 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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2017-04-28
Rule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2017
ILSB1354IntroAmends the Chicago Teacher Article of the Illinois Pension Code. Adds a pensioner member to the Board of Trustees and makes corresponding changes. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement. Effective immediately.
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2017-04-28
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ILSB1223IntroCreates 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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2017-04-28
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ILSB1577IntroAmends 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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2017-04-28
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ILSB0888IntroAmends the Public Community College Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the Illinois Community College Board.
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2017-04-28
Rule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2017
ILSB1424IntroCreates the Small Donor Democracy Matching System for Fair Elections Act. Amends the Election Code. Creates a small donor campaign contribution matching system for candidates for the offices of Governor, Attorney General, State Comptroller, State Tre...
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2017-04-28
Rule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2017
ILSB0001IntroAmends the School Code. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the School Code's construction. Effective immediately, but this Act does not take effect at all unless Senate Bills 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13 of the 100th General ...
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2017-04-28
Rule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2017
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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2017-04-28
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ILSB0316IntroAmends the Illinois Clinical Laboratory and Blood Bank Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2017-04-28
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ILSB1351IntroAmends the Illinois School Student Records Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2017-04-28
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ILSB0518IntroAmends the General Obligation Bond Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2017-04-28
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ILSB1652IntroAmends the State Finance Act. Requires each State agency to report to the State Comptroller the aggregate dollar amount of all current liabilities held at the time of the report and an estimate of any interest penalties that have accrued under the St...
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2017-04-28
Rule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2017
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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2017-04-28
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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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2017-04-28
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB1304IntroAmends the Illinois Municipal Code and the Fire Protection District Act. Provides that a person shall not be appointed as the chief, the acting chief, the department head, or a position, by whatever title, that is responsible for day-to-day operation...
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2017-04-28
Rule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2017
ILSB1884EngrossCreates the Research Dogs and Cats Adoption Act. Provides that a research facility, after the completion of any research involving a dog or cat, shall assess the health of the dog or cat and determine whether it is suitable for adoption. Provides tha...
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2017-04-28
To House Rules Committee
ILSB0885IntroRepeals 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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2017-04-28
Rule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2017
ILHB0311EngrossCreates the Network Adequacy and Transparency Act. Provides that administrators and insurers, prior to going to market, must file with the Department of Insurance for review and approval a description of the services to be offered through a network p...
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2017-04-28
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB1700IntroCreates the Property Assessed Clean Energy Act. Provides that a local unit of government may establish a property assessed clean energy program. Provides that, to finance or refinance one or more energy projects on the property covered by the program...
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2017-04-28
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ILSB1417IntroAmends the Electronic Products Recycling and Reuse Act. Provides that a retailer may collect a fee for each covered electronic device or eligible electronic device collected. Provides that municipalities, townships, and other units of local governmen...
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2017-04-28
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ILSB1122IntroAmends the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the purpose of the Act.
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2017-04-28
Rule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2017
ILSB0057EngrossAmends the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986 and the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963. Provides that, with exceptions, the court may, upon request by a petitioner for an order of protection, order a wireless telephone service provider to trans...
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2017-04-28
To House Rules Committee
ILSB1798IntroAmends the Illinois Procurement Code. Provides that an expatriate corporation shall be considered a non-resident bidder for purposes of the Code. Provides that no business or member of a unitary business group shall submit a bid for or enter into a c...
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2017-04-28
Rule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2017
ILSB1790EngrossAmends the Pharmacy Practice Act. Provides that a pharmacist may refill a patient's prescription without prescriber authorization if the pharmacist is unable to contact the prescriber after reasonable effort, a failure to refill the prescription may ...
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2017-04-28
To House Rules Committee
ILHB3211EngrossAmends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Requires the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) to identify and flag all college students who are potentially eligible to receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. Provides that...
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2017-04-28
To Senate Human Services Committee
ILHB3368EngrossAmends the School Code. Requires the State Board of Education to create model curriculum for use by school districts with secondary schools for the teaching of entrepreneur skills. Requires the State Board to encourage the input of business groups an...
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2017-04-28
Added as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Melinda Bush
ILSB1869IntroAmends 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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2017-04-28
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Napoleon Harris, III
ILSB0677EngrossAmends the Nurse Practice Act. Ratifies and approves the Nurse Licensure Compact, which allows for the issuance of multistate licenses that allow nurses to practice in their home state and other compact states. Provides that the Compact does not supe...
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2017-04-27
To House Rules Committee
ILSB1670EngrossAmends 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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2017-04-27
To House Rules Committee
ILSB1624IntroAmends the Nursing Home Care Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2017-04-27
Sponsor Removed Sen. Thomas Cullerton
ILSB0868EngrossAmends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that the Secretary of State shall offer to each applicant for issuance or renewal of a driver's license or identification card who is 16 years of age or older (rather than 18 years of age or older) the oppor...
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2017-04-27
To House Rules Committee
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