Illinois Senator Patricia Vanpelt-Watkins [D]

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ILSB0087IntroAmends 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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2017-04-26
Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Veterans Affairs; 005-000-000
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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2017-04-26
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Kwame Raoul
ILSB1413EngrossAmends the Vital Records Act. Provides that a person shall not be required to pay a search fee for a birth record search or an additional fee for a certified copy of the record upon the person's release on parole, mandatory supervised release, final ...
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2017-04-26
Third Reading - Passed; 055-000-000
ILSB0189EngrossAmends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that when the victim is under 18 years of age at the time of the offense, a prosecution for criminal sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual assault, predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, aggravat...
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2017-04-26
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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2017-04-26
Arrived in House
ILSB1294IntroCreates 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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2017-04-26
To Senate Agriculture Committee
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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2017-04-26
Arrived in House
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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2017-04-26
To Senate Assignments Committee
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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2017-04-26
Chief House Sponsor Rep. Martin J. Moylan
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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2017-04-26
To Senate Executive Committee
ILSB1519EngrossAmends the Unified Code of Corrections. Deletes a provision that requires Department of Juvenile Justice personnel who are hired by the Department and who participate or assist in the rehabilitative and vocational training of delinquent youths, super...
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2017-04-26
Chief House Sponsor Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
ILSB0752EngrossAmends 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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2017-04-26
To House Rules Committee
ILHB3108EngrossAmends the Illinois Finance Authority Act. In Sections concerning the fire truck revolving loan program, the fire station revolving loan program, and the ambulance revolving loan program, provides that repayments of loans made under those programs (a...
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2017-04-26
To Senate State Government 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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2017-04-26
To Senate Human Services Committee
ILHB2663EngrossAmends the School Code. Provides that early childhood programs receiving State Board of Education grants for preschool educational programs shall prohibit the expulsion of children. Provides instead that when persistent and serious challenging behavi...
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2017-04-26
To Senate Education Committee
ILHB3212EngrossAmends the Emancipation of Minors Act. Removes language pertaining to homeless minors from provisions governing: purpose and policy; jurisdiction; rights and responsibilities of an emancipated minor; petitions; and hearings. Repeals the definition of...
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2017-04-26
To Senate Judiciary Committee
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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2017-04-26
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB1706IntroAmends the Use of Credit Information in Personal Insurance Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning definitions.
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2017-04-26
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Kwame Raoul
ILSB1884IntroCreates 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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2017-04-26
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Patricia Van Pelt
ILHB0302EngrossAmends the Unclaimed Life Insurance Benefits Act. Provides that "policy" includes a policy that has lapsed or been terminated. Requires insurers to, at no later than the date of policy delivery or the establishment of an account, and upon any change ...
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2017-04-26
To Senate Assignments Committee
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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2017-04-26
To Senate Assignments Committee
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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2017-04-26
To Senate Assignments Committee
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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2017-04-26
To Senate Criminal Law Committee
ILSB0055EngrossAmends the State Commemorative Dates Act. Provides that August 4th of each year is designated as Barack Obama Day.
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2017-04-25
To House Rules 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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2017-04-25
To House Rules Committee
ILSB0858EngrossAmends 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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2017-04-25
Arrived in House
ILSB0982IntroAmends 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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2017-04-25
Chief Co-Sponsor Changed to Sen. Omar Aquino
ILSB0736EngrossCreates the Educational Credit for Military Experience Act. Provides that before June 1, 2018, each institution of higher education shall adopt a policy regarding its awarding of academic credit for military training considered applicable to the requ...
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2017-04-25
To House Rules Committee
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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2017-04-25
To Senate Labor Committee
ILSB2021IntroAmends the Juvenile Court Act of 1987. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2017-04-25
To Senate Criminal Law Committee
ILHB0685EngrossAmends the Counties Code and Illinois Municipal Code. Provides that counties and municipalities may not classify milkweed as a noxious or exotic weed. Limits home rule powers.
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2017-04-25
To Senate Environment and Conservation Committee
ILSB1657IntroCreates the Gun Dealer Licensing Act. Provides that it is unlawful for a person to engage in the business of selling, leasing, or otherwise transferring firearms without a license issued by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Pro...
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2017-04-25
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB1715IntroAmends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that a prosecution for any offense based upon misconduct in office by a public officer or employee may be commenced within 2 years (rather than one year) after discovery of the offense by a person having a l...
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2017-04-25
To Senate Assignments Committee
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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2017-04-25
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant
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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2017-04-25
To House Rules Committee
ILSB1844IntroAmends the Illinois Insurance Code. Provides that all entities providing prescription drug coverage shall permit and apply a prorated daily cost-sharing rate to prescriptions that are dispensed by a pharmacy for less than a 30-day supply if the presc...
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2017-04-25
Added as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Dan McConchie
ILSB1479IntroAmends 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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2017-04-25
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 26, 2017
ILSB0193IntroAmends the Illinois Insurance Code. Provides that a group or individual policy of accident and health insurance must provide coverage for medically necessary preventative physical therapy for insureds diagnosed with multiple sclerosis without any tre...
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2017-04-25
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 26, 2017
ILHB3213EngrossAmends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Adds families that are not recipients of benefits under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program and that need child care assistance to participate in education and training activities to the lis...
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2017-04-25
To Senate Human Services Committee
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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2017-04-25
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina Castro
ILHB0826EngrossAmends the School Code. Provides that it is the power of a school board to hire school social workers. Sets forth qualifications to use the title of "school social worker". Provides that school districts may employ a sufficient number of school socia...
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2017-04-25
To Senate Education Committee
ILSB0233IntroAmends the Burn Injury Reporting Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2017-04-25
To Senate Judiciary Committee
ILHB3092EngrossAmends the Illinois Human Rights Act. In provisions governing the notice and response in a case involving types of charges other than those pertaining to real estate transactions, removes the requirement that a response be verified. Provides that the...
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2017-04-25
To Senate Judiciary 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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2017-04-25
To Senate Criminal Law Committee
ILSB1364IntroAmends the Meat and Poultry Inspection Act. Provides that, beginning July 1, 2018, licenses issued to Type I and Type II establishments (meat and poultry processing and slaughtering) shall not expire if the licensee remains in compliance with the pro...
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2017-04-25
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Pamela J. Althoff
ILSB0634IntroAmends 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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2017-04-24
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB1578IntroCreates the Seizure and Forfeiture Reporting Act. Provides that the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority shall establish and maintain on its official website a searchable public database that includes specified information about property s...
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2017-04-21
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Omar Aquino
ILSB1970IntroCreates the Financial Transaction Tax Act. Imposes a tax on the privilege of engaging in a financial transaction that occurs, is effectuated, consummated, executed, or cleared at a facility located in the State. Provides that the tax is imposed at a ...
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2017-04-21
To Senate Assignments Committee
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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2017-04-21
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILHB3131EngrossAmends the Department of Human Services Act. Requires the Department of Human Services to collect and publicly report statistical data on the racial and ethnic demographics of program participants for each program administered by the Department. Prov...
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2017-04-21
To Senate Assignments Committee
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