Illinois Senator Scott Bennett [D]

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ILSB1246EngrossAmends the Code of Civil Procedure. Adds, to the list of personal property that is exempt from judgment, attachment, or distress for rent, moneys held in educational expense accounts and similar types of educational savings accounts, including, but n...
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2018-05-18
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
ILSB0193VetoAmends 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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2018-05-18
Motion Filed Override Governor Veto Rep. Jay Hoffman
ILSB2017EngrossAmends the Illinois Income Tax Act. Creates a deduction in an amount equal to the amount contributed by taxpayer during the taxable year to an ABLE account. Provides that the deduction shall not exceed $10,000 per taxpayer in any taxable year. Provid...
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2018-05-18
Final Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 25, 2018
ILSB2439EngrossAmends various acts to remove provisions allowing or requiring licensing authorities to revoke professional licenses for defaulting on an educational loan provided by or guaranteed by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission. Effective immediately.
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2018-05-18
Placed on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
ILSB2539EngrossAmends the Property Tax Code. In a Section requiring a receipt for payment of certain fees and costs incurred by a certificate holder, provides that the county clerk shall write or stamp the date of receiving upon the receipt. In a Section concerning...
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2018-05-18
Placed on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
ILSB2660EngrossAmends the State Treasurer Act. Provides that unless prohibited by federal law, upon the death of a designated beneficiary, proceeds from an ABLE account may be transferred to the estate of a designated beneficiary, or to an account for another eligi...
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2018-05-18
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
ILSB2899EngrossAmends the Illinois Promotion Act. Provides that moneys that are required to be deposited into the Tourism Promotion Fund from the proceeds of the tax imposed under the Hotel Operators' Occupation Tax Act shall be deposited directly into the Tourism ...
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2018-05-18
To House Environment Committee
ILSB3138EngrossAmends the Higher Education Student Assistance Act. Provides that the identity and address of a scholarship, grant, or financial assistance applicant or recipient under the Act is private information and is exempt from inspection and copying under th...
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2018-05-18
Placed on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
ILSB2433EnrollAmends the Currency Exchange Act. Defines "government assistance check", "government check", "payroll check", "printed", and "protected class". Provides additional considerations by the Secretary of Financial and Professional Regulation for determini...
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2018-05-18
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
ILSB3232EngrossAmends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Creates a 5-year demonstration project within the Department of Human Services to provide an intensive workforce training program for entry level workers and a multi-generational healthy family initiative. Provide...
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2018-05-18
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
ILSB2312IntroMakes appropriations from the School Infrastructure Fund to the State Board of Education for school district broadband expansion.
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2018-05-18
To Senate Assignments Committee
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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2018-05-18
To House Rules Committee
ILSB3508EngrossAmends 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 that build toward livable wages for front-line personnel i...
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2018-05-18
To House Rules Committee
ILSB2577EngrossAmends the Use Tax Act and the Service Use Tax Act. Provides that, if a retailer or serviceman makes a sale to purchaser in Illinois from outside of Illinois, then that retailer or serviceman is considered to be "maintaining a place of business in th...
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2018-05-18
To House Rules Committee
ILSB2913EngrossAmends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Requires long-term care providers to submit all changes in resident status, including, but not limited to, death, discharge, changes in patient credit, third party liability, and Medicare coverage to the Departmen...
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2018-05-18
Placed on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
ILSB2951EngrossCreates the Early Mental Health and Addictions Treatment Act. Requires the Department of Healthcare and Family Services, and other specified agencies and entities, to develop a pilot program under which a qualifying adolescent or young adult may rece...
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2018-05-18
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Juliana Stratton
ILSB2339EngrossAmends the Illinois Prison Inspection Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2018-05-18
Final Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 25, 2018
ILSB2868EngrossAmends the Illinois Income Tax Act. Creates an income tax checkoff for contributions to the Hunger Relief Fund.
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2018-05-18
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura M. Murphy
ILHB4757EngrossAmends the Illinois Promotion Act. Provides that moneys that are required to be deposited into the Tourism Promotion Fund from the proceeds of the tax imposed under the Hotel Operators' Occupation Tax Act shall be deposited directly into the Tourism ...
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2018-05-18
Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Neil Anderson
ILSB3549EngrossAmends the Illinois Oil and Gas Act. Provides that the Department of Natural Resources shall conduct annual inspections at all gas storage fields in the State to ensure that there are no infrastructure deficiencies or failures that could pose any har...
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2018-05-18
To House Rules Committee
ILSB3548EngrossAmends the Illinois Oil and Gas Act. Provides that the Department of Natural Resources shall evaluate releases of contaminants whenever it determines that the extent of the leaking salt water, oil, gas, or other deleterious substance into any fresh w...
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2018-05-18
To House Rules Committee
ILHB4081EngrossCreates the Call Center Worker and Consumer Protection Act. Provides that an employer that intends to relocate a call center or portions of a call center from Illinois to another state or a foreign country must provide notice to the State Treasurer a...
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2018-05-18
Postponed - Telecommunications and Information Technology
ILHB5245EngrossAmends the Sexual Assault Survivors Emergency Treatment Act. Adds various provisions concerning requirements for hospitals and pediatric health care facilities in relation to pediatric sexual assault care. Provides that a hospital licensed under the ...
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2018-05-18
Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Martin A. Sandoval
ILHB4146EngrossAmends 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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2018-05-18
To Senate Assignments Committee
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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2018-05-18
To House Rules Committee
ILSB2357IntroAmends the School Code. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning school district financial oversight panels.
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2018-05-18
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSR1747PassMourns the death of Thomas W. Fletcher of Oakwood.
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2018-05-18
Resolution Adopted
ILHB5741EngrossAmends the Environmental Protection Act. Requires the Environmental Protection Agency, in coordination with the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, to make an assessment of available treatment technologies for reducing and removing compounds of e...
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2018-05-18
Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Scott M. Bennett
ILSB0575IntroAmends the Baseball Facility Liability Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning limitations on liability.
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2018-05-18
To Senate Judiciary Committee
ILHB4900EngrossCreates the Illinois Generic Drug Pricing Fairness Act. Provides that a manufacturer or wholesale drug distributor shall not engage in price gouging in the sale of an essential off-patent or generic drug. Provides that the Director of Healthcare and ...
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2018-05-18
Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Thomas Cullerton
ILSB2591EngrossAmends the Wind Energy Facilities Agricultural Impact Mitigation Act. Provides that the Act may be cited as the Renewable Energy Facilities Agricultural Impact Mitigation Act. Changes references in the Act from "commercial wind energy facility" to "c...
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2018-05-17
To House Energy Committee
ILSB0274EngrossAmends the Uniform Racial Classification Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2018-05-17
Placed on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
ILHB4754EnrollAmends the State Treasurer Act. Provides that unless prohibited by federal law, upon the death of a designated beneficiary, proceeds from an ABLE account may be transferred to the estate of a designated beneficiary, or to an account for another eligi...
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2018-05-17
Passed Both Houses
ILHJR0021EngrossDesignates the overpass at 200 North Road crossing I-57 South of Paxton as the "McCarter-Caisse-Vice-Hale Memorial Overpass".
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2018-05-17
Placed on Calendar Order of Secretary's Desk Resolutions May 18, 2018
ILSB2843IntroAmends the Consumer Installment Loan Act. Defines "title-secured loan". Provides that for title-secured loans entered into or renewed on or after the effective date of the Act: (i) a licensee shall not contract for or receive a charge exceeding 36% a...
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2018-05-17
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura M. Murphy
ILSB2789EngrossAmends the County Jail Good Behavior Allowance Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2018-05-17
Placed on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
ILHB4420EngrossAmends the Protection of Individuals with Disabilities in the Criminal Justice System Task Force Act. Changes the date by which the Task Force shall submit its report with findings and recommendations from March 31, 2018 to March 31, 2019. Changes th...
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2018-05-17
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 18, 2018
ILHB4469EngrossAmends the Election Code. Provides that each election authority shall collaborate with the county jail within the jurisdiction of the election authority to facilitate voting by mail for voters eligible to vote in the county who are confined or detain...
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2018-05-17
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 18, 2018
ILHB4885EnrollAmends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that families with children under the age of 5 who have an open intact family services case with the Department of Children and Family Services shall be eligible for child care assistance under the Depart...
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2018-05-17
Passed Both Houses
ILHB4781EngrossAmends the Higher Education Veterans Service Act. Requires a public college or university to use its best efforts to hire a veteran of the armed services as the Coordinator of Veterans and Military Personnel Student Services. Effective immediately.
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2018-05-17
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 18, 2018
ILHB4658EngrossAmends the School Code. Requires a school board to adopt and implement a policy on how to recognize mental health issues and how to properly address them. Provides that, as part of this policy, a school board shall require in-service training of lice...
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2018-05-17
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 18, 2018
ILHB4515EnrollAmends 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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2018-05-17
Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
ILSB3240EngrossAmends the Amusement Ride and Attraction Safety Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2018-05-16
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
ILSB2891EngrossAmends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that a prosecution for vendor fraud, kickbacks, or managed health care fraud, in which the total amount of money involved is at least $5,000, may be commenced within 5 years of the last act committed in furt...
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2018-05-16
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
ILHB4383EngrossAmends the Medical Assistance Article of the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that disenrollment of a Medicaid enrollee from a managed care organization under contract with the Department of Healthcare and Family Services shall be in accordance wit...
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2018-05-16
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 17, 2018
ILHB4397EnrollAmends the Student Loan Servicing Rights Act. Provides that, as used in the Act, "student loan servicer" does not include a law firm or licensed attorney that is collecting post-default debt. Effective December 31, 2018.
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2018-05-16
Passed Both Houses
ILHB4687EngrossAmends the Guardians for Adults With Disabilities Article of the Probate Act of 1975. Provides that an adult child, spouse, adult grandchild, parent, adult sibling, or other interested person (instead of an adult child) may petition for visitation pr...
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2018-05-16
Placed on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 1
ILHB5019EngrossAmends the State Salary and Annuity Withholding Act. Provides that an employee or annuitant may authorize the withholding of a portion of his salary, wages, or annuity, among other purposes, for investment purchases made as a participant in College S...
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2018-05-16
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 17, 2018
ILHB4568EnrollAmends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Deletes language repealing the Healthy Local Food Incentives Program on June 30, 2019.
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2018-05-16
Passed Both Houses
ILSB2259IntroAmends the Illinois Income Tax Act. Creates a credit for taxpayers who (1) have an adjusted gross income of $200,000 or less and (2) are college or university students or may claim a college or university student as a dependent. Provides that the cre...
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2018-05-15
Re-assigned to Revenue
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