Illinois Senator Patricia Vanpelt-Watkins [D]

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ILSB0858EnrollAmends the Illinois Freedom to Work Act. Provides that "low-wage employee" means an employee whose earnings do not exceed the greater of (1) the hourly rate equal to the minimum wage required by the applicable federal, State, or local minimum wage la...
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2017-05-24
Passed Both Houses
ILSB1381EngrossAmends 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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2017-05-24
To House Rules Committee
ILSB0903EngrossAmends the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963. Provides that any person incarcerated on a bailable offense who does not supply bail and against whom a fine is levied on conviction of such offense shall be allowed a credit of $30 (rather than $5) for ...
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2017-05-24
Added Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Juliana Stratton
ILSB1294EngrossCreates the Industrial Hemp Act. Provides that any person desiring to grow, process, cultivate, harvest, process, possess, sell, or purchase industrial hemp or industrial hemp related products must be licensed by the Department of Agriculture. Provid...
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2017-05-24
Held on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
ILSB2021IntroAmends the Juvenile Court Act of 1987. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2017-05-24
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 25, 2017
ILSB0552IntroAmends the Cannabis Control Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2017-05-24
Senate Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommend Do Adopt Criminal Law; 009-001-000
ILSB0634EngrossAmends the State Employees Group Insurance Act of 1971. Provides that the failure of the State of Illinois to adequately reimburse a dental provider for a period of 6 months from the date a claim was submitted may be considered by the provider to be ...
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2017-05-24
Held on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
ILSB0886EngrossAmends the Illinois Income Tax Act. Provides that the Department of Revenue may share information with the State Treasurer for the purpose of administering the Uniform Disposition of Unclaimed Property Act. Amends the Uniform Disposition of Unclaimed...
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2017-05-24
Held on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
ILSB1933EngrossAmends 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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2017-05-24
Held on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
ILSB1453IntroAmends the Personnel Code. Provides for the creation of a supported employees program by the Department of Central Management Services. Provides that the Director of Central Management Services shall develop and implement a supported employment progr...
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2017-05-24
To Senate State Government Committee
ILSB0704IntroAmends 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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2017-05-24
Placed on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 25, 2017
ILSB0764EngrossAmends the School Code. Requires each public school and charter school to post, in a clearly visible location in a public area of the school that is readily accessible to students, a sign in English and in Spanish that contains the toll-free telephon...
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2017-05-24
Placed on Calendar Order of Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1 - May 25, 2017
ILSB1739EnrollAmends the Higher Education Student Assistance Act. Provides that a student who is already licensed to teach and is enrolled in a course of study leading to an additional teaching endorsement or a master's degree in an academic field in which he or s...
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2017-05-24
Passed Both Houses
ILSB1479EngrossAmends the Election Code. Provides that grace period registration and changes of address shall be conducted for eligible residents in connection with voting at certain elder care facilities. Effective immediately.
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2017-05-24
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
ILSB1774EngrossAmends the Comprehensive Lead Education, Reduction, and Window Replacement Program Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2017-05-24
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
ILHB2721EngrossAmends the Illinois Insurance Code, the State Employees Group Insurance Act of 1971, the Counties Code, the Illinois Municipal Code, the School Code, the Health Maintenance Organization Act, the Limited Health Service Organization Act, and the Volunt...
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2017-05-24
To Senate Insurance Committee
ILHB3142EngrossCreates the Criminal History in College Applications Act. Provides that a public college may not inquire about or consider an applicant's criminal history information at any time during the admission decision-making process, except as required by Sta...
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2017-05-24
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Postponed - Criminal Law
ILSB1351EngrossAmends the Illinois School Student Records Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2017-05-24
State Mandates Fiscal Note Requested by Rep. Tom Demmer
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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2017-05-24
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
ILSB0031EngrossAmends the State Records Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2017-05-24
Held on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
ILSB1869EngrossAmends 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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2017-05-24
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
ILSB1462EngrossAmends the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2017-05-24
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
ILHB3745EngrossAmends the School Code. Requires public and charter schools to post, in English and Spanish, information regarding local community after-school programs at each school campus in at least one high-traffic, highly and clearly visible, public area that ...
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2017-05-24
Placed on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 25, 2017
ILHB2950EngrossAmends the School Code. Requires each school, charter school, and non-public, non-sectarian elementary or secondary school to provide information on a quarterly basis to students concerning what to do if the student is being bullied and what resource...
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2017-05-24
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 25, 2017
ILHB2373EngrossAmends the Criminal Identification Act. Provides that the court may order the sealing of the records of arrests or charges not initiated by arrest which result in an order of supervision or a conviction for a misdemeanor violation of public indecency...
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2017-05-24
Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Pat McGuire
ILSB0647EngrossAmends the Mortgage Foreclosure Article of the Code of Civil Procedure. Provides that provisions concerning an additional fee paid by residential foreclosure plaintiffs are operative until January 1, 2020 (instead of January 1, 2018). Provides that p...
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2017-05-24
Housing Affordability Impact Note Requested by Rep. Tom Demmer
ILHB2568EngrossAmends the State Designations Act. Designates milkweed as the official State wildflower of the State of Illinois. Effective immediately.
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2017-05-24
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 25, 2017
ILSB2185EngrossAmends the Alcoholism and Other Drug Abuse and Dependency Act. Redefines "detoxification" as the process of allowing an individual to safely withdraw or sober from a drug or alcohol in a controlled environment, including a treatment or law enforcemen...
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2017-05-24
To House Rules Committee
ILSB1029EngrossAmends the Voluntary Payroll Deductions Act of 1983. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2017-05-24
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
ILHB2771EngrossCreates 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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2017-05-24
To Senate Labor Committee
ILHB3369EngrossAmends the School Code. Requires the State Board of Education to establish guidelines for the creation of a high-skilled manufacturing curriculum to be used in vocational education programs.
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2017-05-24
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 25, 2017
ILSB0309EngrossAmends the Health Maintenance Organization Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning deposits with the Director of Insurance.
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2017-05-24
Held on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
ILSB0955EngrossAmends 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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2017-05-24
[Hearing: May 25 @ 9:00 am]
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth
ILHB0243EngrossAmends the School Code. Creates the police training academy job training program. Requires any school district with a high school to establish a partnership with a local police department, county sheriff, or police training academy to establish a job...
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2017-05-24
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 25, 2017
ILHB3718EngrossAmends the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963. Revises and consolidates provisions regarding obtaining and issuing orders of protection, protective orders, and no contact orders. Repeals various provisions in the domestic violence order of protection...
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2017-05-24
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 25, 2017
ILHB3691EngrossAmends the State Treasurer Act. Creates the Illinois Higher Education Savings Program. Provides for the implementation of and requirements for the Program. Provides for the State Treasurer's duties under the Program. Provides that the State Treasurer...
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2017-05-24
Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. David Koehler
ILHB2641EngrossCreates the Protection of Individuals with Disabilities in the Criminal Justice System Task Force consisting of up to 25 members appointed by the Attorney General. Provides that the members shall reflect the racial, ethnic, and geographic diversity o...
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2017-05-24
Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Criminal Law; 010-000-000
ILHB0786EngrossAmends the Park District Code. Prohibits a park district from knowingly engaging a volunteer who has been convicted of or found to be a child sex offender. Provides that every park district shall require volunteers to complete an application prior to...
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2017-05-24
Senate Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommend Do Adopt Criminal Law; 010-000-000
ILSB0705EngrossAmends 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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2017-05-23
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Katie Stuart
ILHB3737EngrossCreates the Government Cybersecurity Review Act. Creates the Division of Cybersecurity Inspection within the Department of Innovation and Technology. Provides that the Division shall review all websites operated by State agencies to determine whether...
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2017-05-23
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 24, 2017
ILHB2993EngrossAmends the Department of Public Health Act and the School Code. Provides that school districts may serve students produce grown and harvested by students in school-owned or community gardens if the produce meets requirements adopted by rule by the De...
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2017-05-23
Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Education; 009-000-000
ILHB1804EngrossAmends the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963. Allows a motion to be filed with the trial court that entered the judgment of conviction in a defendant's case at any time following the entry of a guilty verdict or a finding of guilt for any offense un...
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2017-05-23
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 24, 2017
ILHB3709EngrossAmends the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code. Provides that counseling services or psychotherapy on an outpatient basis provided to a minor 12 years of age or older must be provided by, or under the supervision of, a licensed service ...
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2017-05-23
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 24, 2017
ILHB3151EngrossAmends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that a person commits intimidation when, with intent to cause another to perform or to omit the performance of any act, he or she communicates to another, directly or indirectly by any means, a threat to per...
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2017-05-23
Added as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Karen McConnaughay
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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2017-05-22
To House Rules Committee
ILSB0982EngrossAmends the Election Code. Provides that no candidate for President or Vice-President of the United States shall appear on the official ballot for the general election if that candidate has not released his or her tax returns at least 5 days prior to ...
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2017-05-22
[Hearing: May 30 @ 9:00 am]
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Cynthia Soto
ILSB1993EngrossAmends the Court of Claims Act. Absent an enacted appropriation in any State fiscal year, makes a continuing appropriation to the Court of Claims of all amounts necessary for the purposes of paying claims for time unjustly served in prisons of this S...
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2017-05-22
[Hearing: May 30 @ 9:00 am]
To House Executive Committee
ILHB2550EngrossAmends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that in addition to other purposes, moneys in the Illinois Fire Fighters' Memorial Fund shall be used to provide scholarships for graduate study, undergraduate study, or any other post-secondary education ap...
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2017-05-22
To Senate Higher Education Committee
ILHB2880EngrossAmends the Environmental Protection Act. Provides that no later than 6 months after the effective date, the Environmental Protection Agency shall propose to the Board, and, no later than one year after the Board's receipt of the Agency's proposal, th...
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2017-05-22
Sponsor Removed Sen. Pamela J. Althoff
ILSB0055EnrollAmends the State Commemorative Dates Act. Provides that August 4th of each year is designated as Barack Obama Day.
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2017-05-19
Passed Both Houses
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