Illinois Representative Sonya Harper [D]

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ILHR0469PassRecognizes Dr. Walt Whitman and the Soul Children of Chicago as they celebrate 35 years of being a successful arts program.
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2017-05-31
Resolution Adopted
ILHB3914EngrossAmends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that in addition to suspension of driving privileges, a person convicted of failing to stop his or her vehicle before meeting or overtaking a school bus stopped on a highway, roadway, private road, parking l...
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2017-05-29
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILHR0334PassRecognizes the valiant work of those associated with the Boy Scouts of America Iroquois Trail district.
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2017-05-29
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Juliana Stratton
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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2017-05-26
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILHB3371EngrossAmends the School Code. Provides that required training in suicide awareness and prevention techniques shall last at least 2 hours. Allows the State Board of Education to by rule provide for the training to be included as a continuing professional de...
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2017-05-26
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILHB3458IntroCreates the Illinois Natural Areas Stewardship Act. Creates the Illinois Land Conservation and Stewardship Grant Program to make grants to conservation land trusts to steward lands identified in the Illinois Natural Area Inventory, lands designated a...
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2017-05-25
To House Rules Committee
ILHR0274PassStrongly opposes any and all efforts by the Trump Administration to cut the Meals on Wheels Program and Congregate Meals Program, eliminate the Community Development Block Grant, eliminate the Community Services Block Grant, and slash funding for the...
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2017-05-24
Resolution Adopted
ILHB3393IntroAmends the Illinois Income Tax Act. Imposes a privilege tax at a rate of 20% on partnerships and S corporations engaged in the business of conducting investment management services, until such time as a federal law with an identical effect has been e...
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2017-05-23
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Home Rule Note Filed as Amended
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
ILHB0234IntroAmends the Nurse Practice Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning a licensed practical nurse's scope of practice.
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2017-04-25
To House Rules Committee
ILHR0294PassHonors Chance the Rapper for his charitable donation to Chicago Public Schools.
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2017-04-24
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Melissa Conyears-Ervin
ILHB2370IntroAmends 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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2017-03-31
To House Rules Committee
ILHB2632IntroAmends the Illinois Income Tax Act. Provides a credit for the head of a single parent household that operates a business from his or her residential property for each dependent under the age of 18 living in that household. Defines terms. Effective im...
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2017-03-31
To House Rules Committee
ILHB2609IntroAmends the Property Tax Code. Creates a resident low-income assessment freeze homestead exemption. Provides that the maximum income limitation is $75,000 for applicants who have occupied the residence in a low-income area 5 years or more. Indexes the...
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2017-03-31
To House Rules Committee
ILHB2592IntroCreates the Farmers' Market Act. Provides that the Department of Public Health shall develop a permit system for farmers' markets in accordance with the laws and rules of the State that are applicable to farmers' markets. Provides that each local hea...
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2017-03-31
To House Rules Committee
ILHB2649IntroAmends the State Finance Act. Creates the Safety-Net Hospital Service Loan Forgiveness Program Fund. Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Requires the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to establish the Safety-Net Hospital Service Loan Forg...
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2017-03-31
To House Rules Committee
ILHB3155IntroAmends the School Code. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the members of the State Board of Education.
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2017-03-31
To House Rules Committee
ILHB3154IntroAmends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that local authorities, with respect to highways under their jurisdiction, may limit the operation of trucks or other commercial vehicles in areas with poor air quality. Defines "poor air quality".
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2017-03-31
To House Rules Committee
ILHB3107IntroAmends the Illinois Municipal Code. Provides that the City of Chicago shall waive all permit, registration, licensing, or operating fees for any vehicles that are specifically designed, constructed, modified and equipped, or used for the retail sale ...
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2017-03-31
To House Rules Committee
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