Illinois Senator Mike Simmons [D]

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ILSB3233Intro
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Creates the Build Illinois Homes Tax Credit Act. Provides that owners of qualified low-income housing developments are eligible for credits against the taxes imposed by the Illinois Income Tax Act or taxes, penalties, fees, charges, and payments impo...
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2024-02-23
To Senate Revenue Committee
ILSB2257Intro
25%
Provides that the Act may be referred to as the Nelson Mandela Act. Creates the Isolated Confinement Restriction Act. Provides that, except for a committed person in protective custody who opts out of that status by providing informal, voluntary, wri...
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2024-02-23
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Mike Simmons
ILSB3559Intro
25%
Amends the Nursing Home Care Act. Provides that a facility shall not take any retaliatory action against a resident of the facility because the resident (1) complains, discloses, or threatens to disclose to a supervisor, a public body, or any other p...
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2024-02-23
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB1444Intro
25%
Amends the Illinois Income Tax Act. Creates an income tax credit for dependents of the taxpayer. Provides that the maximum amount of the credit is $700 per qualified dependent of the taxpayer. Provides that the maximum amount shall be reduced by $24 ...
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2024-02-22
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Mike Porfirio
ILSB3695Intro
25%
Creates the Compassionate Use and Research of Entheogens Act. Establishes the Illinois Psilocybin Advisory Board within the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for the purpose of advising and making recommendations to the Department r...
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2024-02-22
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILHB2347Engross
50%
Reinserts the provisions of the bill as amended by House Amendment No. 1. Further amends the Children and Family Services Act. Provides that the Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission shall study and make recommendations to the General Assembly regardi...
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2024-02-22
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB3717Intro
25%
Amends the General Provisions Article of the Illinois Pension Code. Provides that the amendatory Act may be referred to as the Fossil Fuel Divestment Act. With regard to the pension funds and retirement systems established under the General Assembly,...
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2024-02-22
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB3538Intro
25%
Amends the Counties Code and the Illinois Municipal Code. Provides that, if a municipality or county, including a home rule municipality or county, is a self-insurer for purposes of providing health insurance coverage for its employees, the insurance...
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2024-02-22
To Senate Local Government Committee
ILSB3669Intro
25%
Creates the Wetlands and Small Streams Protection Act to restore protections for wetlands and small streams that were formerly protected from pollution and destruction by the Clean Water Act. Provides provisions concerning: exemptions; wetlands delin...
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2024-02-22
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSR0733Intro
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Urges the Illinois Supreme Court and relevant authorities to require, as a consistent part of continuing education, LGBTQ+ and HIV cultural competency education for all attorneys, judges, and courtroom staff in the State of Illinois.
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2024-02-21
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB3018Intro
25%
Amends the School Code. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2024-02-21
Placed on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading February 22, 2024
ILSB3183Intro
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Amends the Juvenile Court Act of 1987. Changes all references in the General Provisions Article and the Abused, Neglected or Dependent Minors Article of the Act from "reasonable efforts" to "active efforts" in cases that involve reunification by the ...
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2024-02-21
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB3182Intro
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Amends the Hospital Licensing Act. Provides that a hospital having custody of a fetus following a spontaneous fetal death occurring during or after a gestation period of at least 20 completed weeks must notify the gestational parent of the parent's r...
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2024-02-21
To Senate Judiciary Committee
ILSB3299Intro
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Amends the Arts Council Act. Requires the Illinois Arts Council, subject to appropriation, to establish a statewide arts and humanities initiative to capture current Illinois culture, values, and beauty. Specifies that the initiative shall begin on J...
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2024-02-20
To Senate Appropriations Committee
ILSB3809Intro
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Provides legislative findings. Appropriates specified amounts to the Department of Public Health for grants, expenses, and administrative costs of programs relating to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and human immunodeficiency virus; the Getting t...
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2024-02-20
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB3297Intro
25%
Amends the Housing is Recovery Pilot Program Act. Provides that an individual is eligible to receive a Housing is Recovery bridge rental subsidy for purposes of stabilizing his or her mental illness or substance use disorder if: (1) the individual is...
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2024-02-20
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
ILSB3300Intro
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Amends the Illinois Act on the Aging. Requires the Department on Aging to develop and implement, by January 1, 2025, a Senior Corps Program to assist Illinois residents aged 55 and older find volunteer opportunities or meaningful service employment o...
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2024-02-20
To Senate Appropriations - Health and Human Services Committee
ILSB3309Intro
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Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that the authority having maintenance jurisdiction over publicly owned paved bicycle trails in the State shall erect permanent regulatory or warning signage alerting pedestrians or cyclists of highway crossi...
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2024-02-20
To Senate Transportation Committee
ILSB3451Intro
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Amends the Transportation Cooperation Act of 1971, the Department of Transportation Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois, the Bi-State Development Agency Act, and the Regional Transportation Authority Act. Provides that a railroad passeng...
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2024-02-20
To Senate Transportation Committee
ILSB3226Intro
25%
Appropriates $10,000,000 from the General Revenue Fund to the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Agency for grants to Community Resource Healing Centers (CHRC)for their operational expenses. Effective July 1, 2024.
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2024-02-14
To Senate Appropriations - Public Safety and Infrastructure Committee
ILSB3791Intro
25%
Amends the Humane Euthanasia in Animal Shelters Act. Provides that, beginning July 1, 2024, an animal shelter may not euthanize any dog, cat, or other domesticated animal. Effective July 1, 2024.
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2024-02-09
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB3784Intro
25%
Amends the Illinois Sexually Transmissible Disease Control Act. Changes the short title of the Act to the Illinois Sexually Transmitted Infection Control Act. Changes references to "sexually transmissible diseases" to "sexually transmitted infections...
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2024-02-09
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB3792Intro
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Amends the Equitable Restrooms Act. Provides that any multiple-occupancy restroom must be identified as an all-gender multiple-occupancy restroom and designated for use by any person of any gender. Removes the requirement that any newly constructed m...
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2024-02-09
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB3750Intro
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Creates the Low-Income Tenant's Right to Eviction Counsel Act. Provides that a tenant who financially qualifies under the Act has a right to full representation by counsel to be appointed by the court for eviction proceedings or for proceedings termi...
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2024-02-09
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB3511Intro
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Creates the Let America Read Act. Provides that an entity or an entity's staff with oversight over the books, instructional materials, or curriculum used in a public school may not refuse to approve or prohibit the use of books, instructional materia...
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2024-02-09
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB3751Intro
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Creates the Equitable Health Outcomes Act. Provides that an entity required to collect health data and report it to the Department of Public Health shall include, in the patient data collected, the following items: (i) race; (ii) ethnicity; (iii) sex...
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2024-02-09
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB3804Intro
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Amends the Adult Protective Services Act. Expands the list of mandated reporters under the Act to include broker-dealers and officers and employees of financial institutions. Provides that financial exploitation of an adult with disabilities or a per...
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2024-02-09
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB0207Intro
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Amends the Legislative Commission Reorganization Act of 1984. Provides that newsletters and printed material printed on behalf of a member of the General Assembly may include autobiographical or biographical information about a member as long as the ...
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2024-02-08
To Senate Ethics Committee
ILSB1481Intro
25%
Amends the Election Code. Allows the State Board of Elections to receive voter registration information provided by applicants using electronic voter registration portals (rather than the Board's website). Provides that, notwithstanding any other pro...
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2024-02-08
To Senate Elections Committee
ILSB1893Intro
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Amends the Local Records Act. Provides that a municipality must compile and maintain a list of each contract it enters into for $5,000,000 or more for public infrastructure projects. Provides that the list shall be available for public inspection or ...
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2024-02-08
To Senate Procurement Committee
ILSB2840Intro
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Amends the Election Code. Creates the Access to Candidacy and Feasibility of Holding Public Office for Non-Wealthy Persons Task Force. Provides that the purpose of the Task Force is to analyze the financial barriers that exist for non-wealthy candida...
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2024-02-08
To Senate Elections Committee
ILSB3381Intro
25%
Creates the Censorship in Correctional Facilities Act. Provides that a law enforcement agency or law enforcement official shall not refuse to approve the use or prohibit the use of books, including, but not limited to, memoirs, autobiographies, and b...
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2024-02-08
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB3450Intro
25%
Creates the Safe Public Drinking Water Act. Provides that, as soon as practicable after the effective date of the Act, the Department of Public Health shall propose, and the Illinois Pollution Control Board shall adopt, amendments to the Board rules ...
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2024-02-08
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB2008Intro
25%
Amends the Environmental Protection Act. Provides that no person or organization shall organize a gathering that causes the release of balloons into the air unless the balloons are (1) used by an institution of higher education or a governmental agen...
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2024-02-07
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILHB3375Engross
50%
Amends the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963. Provides that the provision of the Post-Conviction Hearing Article of the Code that a prisoner shows cause by identifying an objective factor that impeded his or her ability to raise a specific claim dur...
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2024-02-07
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB2839Intro
25%
Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Sets forth the General Assembly's intentions. Requires the Environmental Protection Agency to adopt rules to implement the motor vehicle emission standards of the State of California and the advanced clean cars II pr...
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2024-02-07
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB3310Intro
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Amends the Illinois Human Rights Act. Extends the date to file a charge from 300 calendar days to 3 years for an alleged violation under the Act except for the Real Estate Transactions Article. Authorizes the Human Rights Commission to award damages ...
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2024-02-07
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB3298Intro
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Amends the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act. Provides that a person shall not report to a consumer reporting agency any medical debt incurred by a consumer or any collection action against the consumer to collect medical debt. Prov...
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2024-02-07
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB2863Intro
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Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Requires the authority having maintenance jurisdiction over a publicly owned paved bicycle trail in the State to erect permanent regulatory or warning signage alerting pedestrians or cyclists of highway crossings unl...
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2024-02-06
To Senate Transportation Committee
ILSB3271Intro
25%
Amends the Illinois Human Rights Act. Defines "source of income" as the lawful manner by which an individual supports himself or herself and his or her dependents including, but not limited to, any lawful source of income or rental assistance from an...
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2024-02-06
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB2844Intro
25%
Amends the Regional Transportation Authority Act. Provides that, by December 31, 2025, the Regional Transportation Authority, the Board of the Commuter Rail Division of the Authority, the Board of the Suburban Bus Division of the Authority, and the B...
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2024-01-31
To Senate Appropriations - Public Safety and Infrastructure Committee
ILSB2990Intro
25%
Amends the Illinois Human Rights Act. Makes it a violation of the Real Estate Transactions Article of the Act to unlawfully discriminate using credit score and history, including insufficient credit history. Limits these provisions to landlord and te...
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2024-01-31
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB2442Intro
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Amends the Fair Patient Billing Act. Provides that, notwithstanding any other provision of law, a hospital shall not charge or bill a patient whose household income is not greater than 138% of the federal poverty level.
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2024-01-24
To Senate Insurance Committee
ILSR0552Intro
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Expresses strong support for the initiative to reprogram USDA funds allocated to Puerto Rico toward purchasing locally grown items in Puerto Rico. Urges the United States Congress to endorse and implement this initiative in recognition of its potenti...
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2024-01-24
To Senate Agriculture Committee
ILSB2843Intro
25%
Amends the Regional Transportation Authority Act. Provides that, beginning with the 2024 calendar year, the Regional Transportation Authority shall issue an annual report on or before December 31 of each year containing all rail safety recommendation...
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2024-01-19
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB2015Intro
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Amends the Electric Vehicle Rebate Act. Provides that, beginning July 1, 2024, and continuing as long as funds are available, a person may apply for a rebate in specified amounts following the purchase of an electric bicycle in Illinois. Prohibits th...
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2024-01-17
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB1284Intro
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Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that the county board may designate a geographic area within the county as a flood zone. Provides that homestead property that is located within a flood zone is entitled to a reduction of $5,000 from the propert...
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2024-01-10
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Re-assigned to Revenue
ILSB1501Intro
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Amends the General Not For Profit Corporation Act of 1986. Provides that in its annual report filed with the Secretary of State, a domestic or foreign corporation shall include the aggregated demographic information of its directors and officers, inc...
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2024-01-10
Re-assigned to Judiciary
ILSB2006Intro
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Amends the evidence-based funding provisions of the School Code. Provides that the Minimum Funding Level is equal to $550,000,000 (instead of $350,000,000). Effective July 1, 2023.
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2024-01-10
Re-assigned to Appropriations- Education
ILSB1441Intro
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Amends the Real Estate Transactions Article of the Illinois Human Rights Act. Provides that it is a civil rights violation for an owner or any other person engaging in a real estate transaction, or for a real estate broker or salesman, because of a c...
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2024-01-10
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Re-assigned to Judiciary
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