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ILSB0009EngrossCreates the Coal Ash Cleanup and Storage Act. Provides a short title only.
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2019-05-17
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
ILSJR0016EngrossDeclares February 7, 2019 as Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day in Illinois.
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2019-05-17
To House Rules Committee
ILSJR0014EngrossCreates the Home Birth Maternity Care Crisis Study Committee to provide the General Assembly a consumer-focused, evidence-based solution to the Illinois Home Birth Maternity Care Crisis.
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2019-05-17
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB1862EngrossAmends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2019-05-17
To House Transportation: Vehicles & Safety Committee
ILSB1778EngrossAmends the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act. Removes the list of mandated reports under the Act and instead lists several categories of professionals required to report suspected child abuse and neglect to the Department of Children and Famil...
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2019-05-17
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Anne Stava-Murray
ILSB0024EngrossAmends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that no rail carrier shall operate a train or light engine used in connection with the movement of freight unless it has an operating crew consisting of at least 2 individuals. Provides that the minimum frei...
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2019-05-16
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Diane Pappas
ILSB0211EngrossAmends the Illinois Procurement Code. Provides that construction agencies (currently, State purchasing officers) may enter into energy conservation program contracts or energy savings contracts or leases that provide for utility cost savings. Provide...
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2019-05-16
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
ILSB0111EngrossAmends the Illinois Insurance Code. In provisions concerning coverage for anesthetics provided in conjunction with dental care to an individual diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, removes the requirement that anesthetics be provided by a dentist...
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2019-05-16
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Chris Miller
ILSB1498EngrossAmends the School Code. Provides that, subject to appropriation, the State Board of Education must develop an Agricultural Education Pre-Service Teacher Training Program beginning at the secondary level that provides grants to (i) students who qualif...
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2019-05-16
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
ILSB1468EngrossAmends the Veterans' and Military Discount Program Act. Provides that veterans, military personnel, and those spouses and dependents of veterans and military personnel who have been issued valid Military ID or Military Dependent ID cards (rather than...
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2019-05-16
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Lance Yednock
ILSB1881EngrossAmends the North Shore Water Reclamation District Act and the Sanitary District Act of 1917. Provides that that the North Shore Water Reclamation District and sanitary districts may lease property not required for district use to others for a period ...
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2019-05-16
[Hearing: May 22 @ 8:30 am]
Final Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 31, 2019
ILSB1788EngrossAmends 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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2019-05-16
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
ILSB2027EngrossAmends the Environmental Protection Act. Codifies the findings and recommendations of the Mahomet Aquifer Task Force established under P.A. 100-0403. Provides that the Environmental Protection Agency shall identify unlined, thinly covered legacy land...
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2019-05-16
Placed on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
ILSB1524EngrossCreates the Illinois Student Loan Investment Act. Provides for the establishment, operation, and administration of the Student Investment Account by the State Treasurer. Provides that the State Treasurer shall establish fees to cover the costs of adm...
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2019-05-16
To House Rules Committee
ILSB2122EngrossAmends the Public Community College Act. Provides for legislative findings. Provides that, subject to appropriation, the Illinois Community College Board shall establish a community college apprenticeship grant program to expand opportunities for cre...
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2019-05-16
State Debt Impact Note Filed
ILSB1932EngrossAmends the State Treasurer Act. Provides that, subject to the provisions of the Public Contract Fraud Act, the State Treasurer is authorized during fiscal years 2019 and 2020 to purchase real property located in the City of Springfield, Illinois whic...
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2019-05-16
[Hearing: May 22 @ 8:30 am]
Final Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 31, 2019
ILSB1332EngrossAmends the State Comptroller Act. Creates the Illinois Bank On Initiative to increase the use of Certified Financial Products and reduce reliance on alternative financial products. Provides that the Illinois Bank On Initiative shall be administered b...
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2019-05-16
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel Didech
ILSB1952EngrossAmends 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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2019-05-16
Placed on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
ILSB1425EngrossAmends the Suicide Prevention, Education, and Treatment Act. Makes changes concerning the findings of the General Assembly. Creates the Office of Suicide Prevention within the Department of Public Health for the purpose of implementing the Act. Requi...
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2019-05-16
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Mark L. Walker
ILSB0161EngrossAmends the Attorney General Act. Creates the Worker Protection Unit within the Office of the Illinois Attorney General to intervene in, initiate, enforce, and defend all criminal or civil legal proceedings on matters and violations relating to specif...
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2019-05-16
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary Edly-Allen
ILSB2146EngrossAmends the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Provides that the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity shall create a Clean Water Workforce Pipeline Program to provide grants and...
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2019-05-16
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
ILSB1980EngrossAmends the Soil and Water Conservation Districts Act. Provides that the purposes of soil and water conservation districts include the conservation of soil health, organic matter in soil and plants, and water quality (rather than just water); and the ...
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2019-05-15
To House Rules Committee
ILSB1167EngrossAmends the Higher Education Student Assistance Act. Requires the Illinois Student Assistance Commission to establish and administer an adult vocational community college scholarship program. Provides that beginning with the 2020-2021 academic year, t...
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2019-05-15
[Hearing: May 21 @ 8:30 am]
Final Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 31, 2019
ILSB1814EngrossAmends the State Finance Act. Provides that the appropriations authorized under Article 137 through Article 166 of Public Act 100-0586 may also be used for costs incurred prior to July 1, 2018. Repeals provisions concerning FY19 prior incurred costs ...
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2019-05-15
To House Rules Committee
ILSB0471EngrossAmends the Labor Dispute Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2019-05-15
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Hernandez
ILSB0535IntroAmends the Anti-Registry Program Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2019-05-15
Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Higher Education; 011-000-000
ILSB0109EngrossAmends the Authorized Electronic Monitoring in Long-Term Care Facilities Act. Includes in the definition of "facility" a facility that provides housing to individuals with dementia. Effective immediately.
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2019-05-14
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
ILSB1449EngrossAmends the Illinois Insurance Code. Provides that every insurer that amends, delivers, issues, or renews a group or individual policy or certificate of disability insurance or disability income insurance shall ensure parity for the payment of mental,...
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2019-05-14
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
ILSB1387EngrossAmends the State Treasurer Act. Modifies and reorganizes provisions concerning the ABLE account program. Provides that a designated representative under the program includes, among other persons, the account owner's guardian of the person or any othe...
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2019-05-14
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
ILSB0156EngrossAmends the Department of Innovation and Technology Act and the Unified Code of Corrections. Provides that the Director of Corrections and the Secretary of Innovation and Technology shall jointly adopt a rule or best practices protocol that permits ea...
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2019-05-14
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
ILSB1411EngrossAmends the Sexual Assault Evidence Submission Act. Provides that the State Police shall by rule establish a sexual assault evidence tracking system that conforms to the recommendations made by the Sexual Assault Evidence Tracking and Reporting Commis...
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2019-05-14
Added Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
ILSB1608EngrossAmends the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Repeals provisions establishing the Illinois Science and Technology Commission. Effective immediately.
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2019-05-14
To House Rules Committee
ILSB0110EngrossAmends the Property Tax Code. Provides that, for the 2015 taxable year and thereafter, the exemption for veterans with disabilities also carries over to the surviving spouse of a veteran who was killed in the line of duty in the current taxable year ...
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2019-05-10
To House Rules Committee
ILSB0145EngrossAmends 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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2019-05-10
To House Rules Committee
ILSB1579EngrossAmends the Property Tax Code. Provides that, if a veteran with a surviving spouse was in the process of review to receive the homestead exemption for veterans with disabilities, but the veteran died before the exemption was approved, then the applica...
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2019-05-10
To House Rules Committee
ILSB1805EngrossAmends the Downstate Public Transportation Act. Provides for the authorization of two-phase design-build selection procedures under the Act. Effective immediately.
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2019-05-10
To House Rules Committee
ILSB1257EngrossAmends the Property Tax Code. In a Section concerning the Senior Citizens Homestead Exemption, provides that in all counties (now, in counties with less than 3,000,000 inhabitants), the county board may by resolution provide that if a person has been...
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2019-05-10
To House Rules Committee
ILSB1780EngrossCreates the Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act. Defines terms. Provides for: applicability; relation to other law; service; notice by posting; commissioners; determination of value; cotenant buyout; partition alternatives; considerations for par...
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2019-05-10
To House Rules Committee
ILSB1988EngrossCreates the High Speed Railway Commission Act. Prescribes the membership of the Commission. Provides that the Commission shall create a statewide plan for a high-speed rail line and feeder network connecting St. Louis, Missouri and Chicago, Illinois ...
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2019-05-10
To House Rules Committee
ILSB1485EngrossCreates the Racial Impact Note Act. Provides that every bill which has or could have a disparate impact on racial and ethnic minorities, upon the request of any member, shall have prepared for it, before second reading in the house of introduction, a...
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2019-05-10
To House Rules Committee
ILSB1970EngrossAmends the Election Code. Provides that a student entitled to vote in a primary, general, or special election or at any election at which propositions are submitted to a popular vote in the State, with consent from his or her school, is entitled to a...
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2019-05-10
To House Rules Committee
ILSB1829EngrossCreates the Workplace Transparency Act. Provides that an employer shall not enter into a contract or agreement with an employee or applicant if that contract or agreement contains a nondisclosure or nondisparagement clause or forced arbitration claus...
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2019-05-10
To House Rules Committee
ILSB2132IntroCreates the Clean Energy Jobs Act. Contains only a short title provision.
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2019-05-09
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Napoleon Harris, III
ILSB0636IntroAmends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning conditions for basic maintenance grants of aid to the aged, blind, or disabled.
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2019-05-09
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB1785IntroAmends the Medical Assistance Article of the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that the Medicaid rates for supportive living services on and after July 1, 2019 must be equal to 60% of the average total nursing facility services per diem for the geog...
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2019-05-09
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSR0404PassMourns the death of Allan Mueller of Urbana.
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2019-05-09
Resolution Adopted
ILSB2137IntroAmends the Illinois Prepaid Tuition Act. Makes a change to a reference to the Illinois Pension Code with respect to subjecting the Illinois Student Assistance Commission to the same investment requirements as are imposed upon the board of trustees of...
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2019-05-02
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSR0352PassMourns the death of John Edward Severns of Champaign.
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2019-05-02
Resolution Adopted
ILSR0353PassMourns the death of R. Thomas "Tom" Heinhorst of Mahomet.
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2019-05-02
Resolution Adopted
ILSR0360PassMourns the death of James W. Gardner of Rantoul.
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2019-05-02
Resolution Adopted
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