Illinois Senator Melinda Bush [D]

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ILSB3550EnrollAmends the Consumer Electronics Recycling Act. Provides that nothing in the Act shall prevent a manufacturer from accepting, through a manufacturer e-waste program, residential CEDs collected through a drop-off collection program that is operated pur...
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2018-12-14
Sent to the Governor
ILHB0156EnrollAmends the Illinois Income Tax Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning a tax credit for property taxes.
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2018-12-11
Sent to the Governor
ILSB2272IntroAmends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that a person also commits aggravated battery when, in committing a battery, other than by the discharge of a firearm, he or she knowingly causes great bodily harm or permanent disability or disfigurement to...
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2018-12-04
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILHB0126PassAmends the Regulatory Sunset Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2018-11-30
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-1131
ILHB4515PassAmends the Medical Practice Act of 1987. Exempts physicians from disciplinary action by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation based solely upon the licensee's recommendation or provision of a treatment method for Lyme disease or oth...
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2018-11-30
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-1137
ILSB2332FailAmends the Prevention of Tobacco Use by Minors and Sale and Distribution of Tobacco Products Act. Changes the name of the Act to the Prevention of Tobacco Use by Persons under 21 Years of Age and Sale and Distribution of Tobacco Products Act. Raises ...
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2018-11-29
Total Veto Stands
ILSB3174EngrossAmends the Illinois Oil and Gas Act. Provides that wells with horizontal or directional extensions from a vertical bore hole shall not be classified as confidential. Provides that the length and direction of these wells shall be included in the Depar...
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2018-11-29
Third Reading - Short Debate - Passed 105-000-000
ILSB0034PassAmends the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2018-11-29
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-1115
ILSB2641VetoAmends the Renter's Financial Responsibility and Protection Act. Provides that a rental car company may void a damage waiver if damage or loss occurs to the rental vehicle when the rental vehicle is stolen and the renter fails to: (i) return the rent...
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2018-11-29
Bill Dead - Amendatory Veto
ILSB0904PassAmends the Illinois Insurance Code. Creates an advisory council within the Department of Insurance to review and make recommendations to the Department regarding rules to be adopted by the Department concerning continuing education courses, course ma...
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2018-11-29
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-1117
ILSB0752EnrollAmends 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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2018-11-28
Passed Both Houses
ILSB1469EngrossAmends the Food Handling Regulation Enforcement Act. Provides that the Department of Public Health shall work with the Farmers' Market Task Force to address farmers' market vendor complaints regarding the reasonableness of local health departments' f...
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2018-11-28
Motion Filed to Reconsider Vote Sen. Heather A. Steans
ILSB2572FailAmends the School Code. Provides that an approved waiver from or modification to a physical education mandate may remain in effect for a period not to exceed 2 school years (rather than 5 school years like other mandate waivers) and may be renewed no...
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2018-11-28
Total Veto Stands
ILHB4163VetoAmends 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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2018-11-28
Bill Dead - No Positive Action Taken - Amendatory Veto
ILSB0035FailAmends the Regulatory Sunset Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2018-11-28
Total Veto Stands
ILSB2898EngrossAmends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that licensed medically complex for the developmentally disabled facilities (MC/DD) (rather than licensed long-term care facilities for persons under 22 years of age) that serve severely and chronically i...
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2018-11-28
Held on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
ILHB4922FailAmends 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 stored-value card that charges dormancy fees or other post-issuance fees. Defines terms.
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2018-11-28
Total Veto Stands - No Positive Action Taken
ILHB4208VetoAmends the School Code. With respect to school discipline improvement plans, makes changes to how the State Board of Education determines the top 20% of school districts, when notification is given that a plan must be submitted, which school district...
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2018-11-28
Bill Dead - No Positive Action Taken - Amendatory Veto
ILHB4310EngrossAmends the Department of Veterans' Affairs Act. Provides that a Veterans Home shall notify the residents of the Veterans Home, the families of residents at the Veterans Home, employees of the Veterans Home, and individuals working on contract at the ...
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2018-11-28
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading November 29, 2018
ILHB2624FailCreates the Health Insurance Rate Review Act. Creates the independent quasi-judicial Health Insurance Rate Review Board to ensure insurance rates are reasonable and justified. Sets forth duties and prohibited activities concerning the Board. Creates ...
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2018-11-28
Total Veto Stands - No Positive Action Taken
ILSB0577IntroAmends the Child Support Payment Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2018-11-27
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB3628IntroAmends the Election Code. Provides that political committee funds may be used for certain child care expenses that are necessary for the fulfillment of political, governmental, or public policy duties, activities, or purposes. Effective immediately.
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2018-11-27
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB2011IntroAmends the Illinois Controlled Substances Act. Provides that a registered pharmacist filling a prescription for an opioid substance listed in Schedule II may dispense the prescribed substance in a lesser quantity than the recommended full quantity in...
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2018-11-15
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB1606EngrossCreates the Department of Innovation and Technology Act to codify the changes made in Executive Order 2016-001. Creates the Department of Innovation and Technology. Abolishes the Information Technology Office (also known as the Office of the Chief In...
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2018-11-15
To House Rules Committee
ILSB3640IntroAmends the Environmental Protection Act. Provides that ethylene oxide shall only be used to sterilize medical products, and only if the Environmental Protection Agency determines that there is no substitute sterilization technology available for ster...
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2018-11-15
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB3249EngrossAmends the School Code. With regard to the textbook block grant program, provides that the textbooks authorized to be purchased must accurately portray the diversity of our society, including the role and contributions of people protected under the I...
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2018-11-07
Placed on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
ILSB2387EngrossAmends the Illinois Trust and Payable on Death Accounts Act. Makes a technical change to the short title Section.
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2018-11-07
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
ILSB3619IntroAmends the School Code. Provides that, upon knowledge of an incident of sexual assault committed on school grounds or at a school-sponsored activity or event by a student against a teacher, a teacher against a student, or a student against another st...
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2018-11-07
To Senate Education Committee
ILSB3633IntroAmends the Illinois Nuclear Facility Safety Act. Provides that any municipality may establish and collect a nuclear storage impact fee from the entity that operated a nuclear facility within the boundaries of the municipality. Provides that the nucle...
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2018-11-07
To Senate Assignments Committee
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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2018-09-30
To House Rules Committee
ILSB2071IntroCreates the Transforming, Helping, and Reviving Illinois' Versatile Economy (THRIVE) Job Creation Tax Credit Act. Provides that the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity shall award an income tax credit to taxpayers that meet certain criter...
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2018-09-30
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB0680EngrossAmends the Safe Pharmaceutical Disposal Act. Provides that used, expired, or unwanted pharmaceuticals collected by a city, village, or municipality under the Act may be destroyed in a drug destruction device by a law enforcement agency. Amends the En...
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2018-09-30
To House Rules Committee
ILSB2452EngrossAmends the Sanitary District Act of 1936. Provides that the Lakes Region Sanitary District may dissolve itself upon entering into a dissolution agreement with Lake County for the county to acquire all of the assets and responsibilities of the distric...
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2018-09-30
To House Rules 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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2018-09-04
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB1700EngrossCreates 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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2018-09-04
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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2018-09-04
To House Rules Committee
ILSB2558EngrossAmends the State Police Act. Provides that the Director of State Police may also authorize any civilian employee of the Department of State Police who is not a State policeman to be a truck weighing inspector with the power of enforcing a provision o...
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2018-09-04
To House Rules Committee
ILSB0336PassAmends the Party Line Emergency Act. Makes a technical change concerning the short title.
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2018-08-28
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-1114
ILHB5770PassAmends the School Code. Provides that, beginning with the 2018-2019 school year, a school board shall notify students and the parents or guardians of students, electronically or in the form of a letter, that a student may be eligible to receive menta...
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2018-08-28
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-1112
ILHB5777PassAmends the Union of Contiguous Municipalities Division of the Illinois Municipal Code. Adds "consolidation" to the title of the Division. Provides that any 2 or more incorporated contiguous municipalities may be united into one incorporated city or v...
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2018-08-28
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-1113
ILSB2952PassAmends the Illinois Controlled Substances Act. Provides that the Department of Human Services, in consultation with the Advisory Committee, shall adopt rules allowing licensed prescribers or pharmacists who have registered to access the Prescription ...
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2018-08-26
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-1093
ILSB3285PassCreates the Illinois Home Grown Business Opportunity Act. Provides that the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity shall develop an economic plan to assist businesses and municipalities located geographically close to bordering states. Provi...
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2018-08-24
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-1084
ILSB3488PassCreates the Anti-Registry Program Act. Provides that no agent or agency shall use any moneys, facilities, property, equipment, or personnel of the agency to participate in or provide support in any manner for the creation, publication, or maintenance...
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2018-08-24
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-1088
ILSB3560PassAmends the State Prompt Payment Act. Codifies the Vendor Payment Program established under the Illinois Administrative Code. Provides that any contract executed under that Program prior to June 30, 2018 shall remain in effect until those contracts ha...
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2018-08-24
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-1089
ILHB5814PassAmends the State Employees Group Insurance Act of 1971. Provides that interest penalties that may be payable under the Act, as provided under specified Sections of the Illinois Insurance Code, shall be paid from a separate appropriation from each fun...
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2018-08-24
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-1064
ILHB4146PassAmends the Managed Care Reform and Patient Rights Act. In provisions concerning transition of services, provides that the health care plan shall not modify an enrollee's coverage of a drug during the plan year if the drug has been previously approved...
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2018-08-24
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-1052
ILHB4242PassAmends the Freedom of Information Act. Provides that a unit of local government, school district, community college district, or other local taxing body shall provide notice to the public if the unit of local government, school district, community co...
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2018-08-23
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-1040
ILSB3023PassCreates the Community-Law Enforcement Partnership for Deflection and Addiction Treatment Act. Allows a law enforcement agency to establish a program to facilitate contact between a person and a licensed substance abuse treatment provider for assessme...
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2018-08-22
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-1025
ILHB4735PassAmends the State Designations Act. Designates the month of May as "Monarch Month" to be observed throughout the State as a month to honor the Monarch Butterfly. Effective immediately.
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2018-08-22
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-1033
ILHB1010PassAmends the Election Code. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2018-08-22
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-1027
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