Illinois Senator Scott Bennett [D]

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ILSB3139PassAmends the Illinois Plain Language Task Force Act. Provides for plain language State government communications to the public. Modifies the definition of "plain language" to conform to the Plain Writing Act of 2010. Removes the representation interest...
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2018-08-27
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-1108
ILHB2624VetoCreates 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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2018-08-26
Governor Vetoed
ILHB5749PassAmends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that the Department of Transportation and local authorities, with respect to highways under their respective jurisdictions, in their discretion and upon application in writing may issue a special permit auth...
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2018-08-26
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-1090
ILHB4687PassAmends 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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2018-08-24
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-1054
ILHB5696PassCreates the Bridge Program for Underrepresented Students Act. Defines terms. Provides that each public university in this State may establish a Bridge Program for underrepresented students. Specifies program requirements. Provides that a public unive...
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2018-08-24
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-1063
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
ILSB2951PassCreates 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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2018-08-21
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-1016
ILSB2868PassAmends the Illinois Income Tax Act. Creates an income tax checkoff for contributions to the Hunger Relief Fund.
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2018-08-21
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-1014
ILHB4781PassAmends 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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2018-08-21
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-1007
ILSB2891PassAmends 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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2018-08-20
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0998
ILSB2539PassAmends 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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2018-08-19
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0975
ILSB2844PassAmends the School Code. Requires the State Board of Education to establish and maintain the Growing Future Educators Program to train high school graduates who at one time have been identified as English learners and who are enrolled in an approved e...
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2018-08-19
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0982
ILHB4383PassAmends 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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2018-08-19
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0950
ILSB1246PassAmends 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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2018-08-17
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0922
ILSB3240PassAmends the Amusement Ride and Attraction Safety Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2018-08-17
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0944
ILHB4469VetoAmends 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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2018-08-17
Governor Amendatory Veto
ILHB4658PassAmends 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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2018-08-17
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0903
ILHB5741PassAmends 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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2018-08-17
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0917
ILHB4746PassAmends the Consumer Installment Loan Act. Provides that the date of renewal for a license is December 1st (rather than December 15th). Amends the Payday Loan Reform Act. Provides that the date of renewal for a license is December 1 (rather than Decem...
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2018-08-16
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0896
ILHB4771VetoAmends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Requires the Department of Human Services and the Department of Healthcare and Family Services' Office of the Inspector General to perform the following actions to ensure that applicants submit completed applicati...
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2018-08-15
Governor Amendatory Veto
ILSB2439PassAmends 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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2018-08-14
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0872
ILSB3138PassAmends 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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2018-08-14
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0887
ILHB4420PassAmends 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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2018-08-14
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0852
ILHB4885PassAmends 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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2018-08-14
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0860
ILHB5020PassAmends the Diversifying Higher Education Faculty in Illinois Act. Provides that the Program Board created to administer the grant program authorized by the Act shall be comprised of 11 (rather than 21) members. Effective immediately.
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2018-08-13
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0823
ILHB4515VetoAmends 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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2018-08-13
Governor Amendatory Veto
ILSB3232PassAmends 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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2018-08-10
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0806
ILHB5019PassAmends 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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2018-08-10
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0763
ILHB5245PassAmends 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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2018-08-10
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0775
ILSB2660PassAmends 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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2018-08-03
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0713
ILSB2433PassAmends 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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2018-08-03
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0704
ILHB4754VetoAmends 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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2018-08-03
Governor Vetoed
ILHB4757PassAmends 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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2018-08-03
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0678
ILHB5148PassAmends the School Code. Provides that course material and instruction in a sex education course shall include, with an emphasis on the workplace environment and life on a college campus, material and discussion on what constitutes sexual consent and ...
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2018-08-03
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0684
ILSB2913PassAmends 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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2018-08-02
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0665
ILHB5121PassAmends the Intergovernmental Cooperation Act. Provides that no intergovernmental or interagency agreement or contract may be entered into, implemented, or given effect if the agreement's or contract's intent or effect is, among other requirements, to...
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2018-07-31
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0655
ILSB3622IntroAmends the Downstate Teachers and State Universities Articles of the Illinois Pension Code. Requires an employer to make an additional employer contribution for a participant whose earnings for any academic year used to determine the final rate of ea...
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2018-07-31
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILHB4397PassAmends 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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2018-07-27
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0635
ILHB4568PassAmends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Deletes language repealing the Healthy Local Food Incentives Program on June 30, 2019.
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2018-07-27
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0636
ILSR1859IntroMourns the death of Norma Jean Bailey of Danville.
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2018-07-25
Referred to Resolutions Consent Calendar
ILHB3185PassAmends the State Universities Civil Service Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning temporary appointments.
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2018-07-20
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0615
ILSB3620IntroAmends the Freedom of Information Act to provide that in the case of sexual assault or sexual abuse by school district personnel, nothing in the Act prohibits a school district from disclosing disciplinary records of school district personnel. Amends...
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2018-07-10
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB2269IntroMakes appropriations to various agencies for prior year costs for personal services and State contributions to Social Security. Effective immediately .
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2018-07-01
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB3137IntroAppropriates specified amounts to the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois from various funds. Effective July 1, 2018.
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2018-07-01
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB2312IntroMakes appropriations from the School Infrastructure Fund to the State Board of Education for school district broadband expansion.
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2018-07-01
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB0274EngrossAmends the Uniform Racial Classification Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2018-07-01
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB2807IntroAmends the Illinois Banking Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2018-07-01
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB0398IntroCreates the Economic Development Act of 2017. Contains only a short title provision.
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2018-07-01
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB2339EngrossAmends the Illinois Prison Inspection Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2018-07-01
To Senate Assignments Committee
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