Illinois Representative Sonya Harper [D]

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ILHB2663EnrollAmends 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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2017-05-19
Passed Both Houses
ILHB0156EngrossAmends the Illinois Income Tax Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning a tax credit for property taxes.
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2017-05-19
To Senate Assignments Committee
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
ILHB2475IntroAmends the Illinois Income Tax Act. Increases the earned income tax credit to (i) 12% of the federal tax credit for each taxable year beginning on or after January 1, 2017 and beginning prior to January 1, 2018, (ii) 14% of the federal tax credit for...
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2017-05-18
To House Rules Committee
ILHB0259IntroCreates the Isolated Confinement Restriction Act. Restricts the use of isolated confinement in correctional facilities in the State. Provides that a committed person shall not be placed in isolated confinement unless there is reasonable cause to beli...
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2017-05-18
House Floor Amendment No. 2 Tabled
ILHB0198IntroAmends the Labor Dispute Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2017-05-18
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
ILSB0189EnrollAmends 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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2017-05-18
Passed Both Houses
ILSB1519EnrollAmends 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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2017-05-18
Passed Both Houses
ILHR0304IntroEncourages all officers and employees of the Illinois State Board of Education, the Illinois Department of Human Services, the Administrative Office of the Courts, and the Illinois Department of Corrections to become informed regarding well-documente...
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2017-05-17
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Natalie A. Manley
ILHR0128PassDeclares August 4, 2017 and August 4, 2018 as "President Barack Obama Day" in the State of Illinois.
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2017-05-16
Resolution Adopted
ILHB1253EngrossAmends the School Code. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the members of the State Board of Education.
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2017-05-16
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILHB2369EnrollAmends the School Code. Requires a public school, including a charter school, to provide reasonable accommodations to a lactating pupil on a school campus to express breast milk, breastfeed an infant child, or address other needs related to breastfee...
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2017-05-12
Passed Both Houses
ILHB3063EnrollAmends the Food Handling Regulation Enforcement Act. Makes changes to provisions concerning farmers' markets. Provides that the Department of Public Health shall work with the Farmers' Market Task Force to address farmers' market vendor complaints re...
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2017-05-12
Passed Both Houses
ILHB3869EnrollAmends the School Code. Requires in-service training for school personnel to include training on civil rights and in cultural diversity, including racial and ethnic sensitivity and implicit racial bias. Effective July 1, 2017.
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2017-05-12
Passed Both Houses
ILHB2738EnrollAmends the Unified Code of Corrections. Provides that all of the institutions and facilities of the Department of Corrections shall permit every committed person to receive in-person visitors, except in case of abuse of the visiting privilege or when...
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2017-05-12
Passed Both Houses
ILHR0132PassDeclares the week of February 26 to March 4, 2017 as Eating Disorders Awareness Week in the State of Illinois.
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2017-05-11
Resolution Adopted
ILHB0721IntroAmends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that notwithstanding any other provision of law or administrative rule to the contrary, beginning in fiscal year 2018, the specified threshold for working families must be no less than 185% of the then-cu...
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2017-05-11
To House Rules Committee
ILHB3895IntroAmends the Department of Human Services Act. Provides that a person is eligible for a diaper allowance of $80 per month per child if all of the following conditions are met: (i) the person's household income is at or below 50% of the federal poverty ...
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2017-05-11
To House Rules Committee
ILHR0122PassUrges police departments around the State to create a community liaison police officer program similar to CAPS, that designates a specific number of patrol officers as community partners and liaisons, and we encourage police departments to establish ...
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2017-05-11
Resolution Adopted
ILHJR0032IntroMakes application to Congress under the provisions of Article V of the Constitution of the United States for the calling of a convention of the states limited to proposing amendments to the Constitution of the United States that impose fiscal restrai...
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2017-05-11
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Al Riley
ILHB4008IntroAppropriates $56,000,000 from the General Revenue Fund to the Office of the Secretary of State for 28 non-competitively awarded grants, each in the amount of $2,000,000, to community-based organizations based entirely within 28 specified Representati...
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2017-05-10
To House Rules Committee
ILHB2691IntroAmends 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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2017-05-10
To House Rules Committee
ILHB1776EngrossAmends the Election Code. Provides for the election of the board of trustees of the City Colleges of Chicago, Illinois Community College District No. 508, at the general primary election in 2018 on a nonpartisan ballot. Provides that a member of the ...
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2017-05-10
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILHB3392IntroAmends the Nursing Home Care Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2017-05-10
To House Rules Committee
ILHR0234IntroUrges the creation of an environmental justice agenda.
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2017-05-09
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
ILHB3202IntroAmends the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois the Department of State Police Law. Amends the Uniform Peace Officers' Disciplinary Act. Provides that it shall not be a requirement of a person filing a complaint against a State Police Officer to hav...
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2017-05-03
To House Rules Committee
ILHB4041IntroCreates the Laquan McDonald Act. Establishes a procedure for an election to recall the Mayor of Chicago, an alderman of the City of Chicago, and the Cook County State's Attorney. Effective immediately.
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2017-05-02
To House Rules Committee
ILHB3444IntroAmends the Medical Assistance Article of the Illinois Public Aid Code. Requires the Department of Healthcare and Family Services, in supplying medical assistance, to provide for the legally authorized services of persons licensed under the Profession...
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2017-05-01
To House Rules Committee
ILHB0271IntroAmends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that beginning January 1, 2019, all handgun ammunition that is manufactured, imported into the State for sale or personal use, kept for sale, offered or exposed for sale, sold, given, lent, or possessed shal...
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2017-04-28
To House Rules Committee
ILHB0503IntroAmends the State Commemorative Dates Act. Designates President Barack Obama's date of birth, August 4, as a legal holiday on which to hold appropriate exercises in commemoration of him. Includes that when the day falls on a Sunday, the following Mond...
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2017-04-28
To House Rules Committee
ILHB0268IntroAmends the Chicago School District Article of the School Code. Requires the Chicago Board of Education to establish a school nurse pilot program. Provides that under the program, the Board shall require the top 20% of the lowest performing schools in...
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2017-04-28
To House Rules Committee
ILHB2541IntroCreates 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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2017-04-28
To House Rules Committee
ILHB2354IntroCreates the Lethal Violence Order of Protection Act. Provides that a petitioner may request an emergency lethal violence order of protection by filing an affidavit or verified pleading alleging that the respondent poses an immediate and present dange...
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2017-04-28
To House Rules Committee
ILHB3418IntroAmends the Counties Code and Illinois Municipal Code. Provides that a county or municipality may create an urban agricultural zones (UAZ) composed of organizations or persons who grow produce or other agricultural products; who raise livestock or pou...
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2017-04-28
To House Rules Committee
ILHB3882IntroAmends the Unified Code of Corrections. Provides that notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, in imposing a sentence for an offense that requires a mandatory minimum sentence of imprisonment, the court may sentence the offender to...
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2017-04-28
To House Rules Committee
ILHB0274IntroAmends the Pharmacy Practice Act. Provides that "practice of pharmacy" includes the prescribing and dispensing of hormonal contraceptive patches and self-administered oral hormonal contraceptives. Defines "hormonal contraceptive patch" as a transderm...
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2017-04-28
To House Rules Committee
ILHB0456IntroAmends the Higher Education Student Assistance Act. Requires the Illinois Student Assistance Commission to award grants to students in financial need whose household income is less than the poverty guidelines updated periodically in the Federal Regis...
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2017-04-28
To House Rules Committee
ILHB2367IntroAmends the Criminal Identification Act. Provides that records of conviction for a non-violent offense or a criminal offense that did not result in bodily harm or death to another person may be sealed 10 years after the termination of the petitioner's...
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2017-04-28
To House Rules Committee
ILHB0134IntroAmends the Governor Succession Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the line of succession for the office of Governor.
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2017-04-28
To House Rules Committee
ILHB3831IntroAmends the Unified Code of Corrections. Provides that the Department of Corrections shall provide educational programs in each of its institutions and facilities for all committed persons. Provides that the Department must allow into each institution...
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2017-04-28
To House Rules Committee
ILHB3166IntroAmends the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Act. Makes a technical change concerning the purpose of the Act.
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2017-04-28
To House Rules Committee
ILHB1274IntroAmends the Savings and Loan Share and Account Act. Makes a technical change to a Section relating to joint ownership of accounts.
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2017-04-28
To House Rules Committee
ILHB2990IntroAmends the Unified Code of Corrections. Provides that the conditions of every parole and mandatory supervised release are that the subject not knowingly frequent places where controlled substances are illegally sold, used, distributed, or administere...
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2017-04-28
To House Rules Committee
ILHB0183IntroAmends the Criminal Code of 2012. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2017-04-28
To House Rules Committee
ILHB0780IntroAmends the Election Code. Provides that no candidate for President or Vice President of the United States shall appear on the official ballot if that candidate has not filed copies of all of his or her tax returns with the State Board of Elections at...
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2017-04-28
To House Rules Committee
ILHB1454IntroAmends the Environmental Protection Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning noise.
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2017-04-28
To House Rules Committee
ILHB2774IntroCreates the Right to Know Act. Provides that an operator of a commercial website or online service that collects personally identifiable information through the internet about individual customers residing in Illinois who use or visit its commercial ...
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2017-04-28
To House Rules Committee
ILHB3905IntroAmends the Illinois Crime Reduction Act of 2009. Adds definition of "offender" and deletes definition of "violent offender". Provides that all offenders (rather than just non-violent offenders) are eligible for the Adult Redeploy Illinois program.
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2017-04-28
To House Rules Committee
ILHR0334PassRecognizes the valiant work of those associated with the Boy Scouts of America Iroquois Trail district.
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2017-04-27
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Sonya M. Harper
ILHR0346PassRecognizes Ron Orent as he prepares to embark on his Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. on May 10, 2017.
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2017-04-27
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael J. Zalewski
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