Illinois Representative Terra Costa Howard [D]

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ILHB2766PassCreates the First Responders Suicide Prevention Act. Provides that emergency services personnel and public safety personnel may refer any person to an employee assistance program or peer support counselor within the emergency services provider or law...
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2019-08-16
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0375
ILSB1411PassAmends 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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2019-08-16
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0377
ILHB1594IntroAmends the Illinois Income Tax Act. Creates an income tax credit for an Illinois business that increases its average full-time employee head count in the State for the taxable year by more than 20% over its average full-time employee head count in th...
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2019-08-16
To House Rules Committee
ILHB2093IntroAmends the Illinois Workforce Innovation Board Act. Provides that on or before December 15, 2019, and on or before each December 15 thereafter, the Illinois Workforce Innovation Board must review labor market data and projections in this State and mu...
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2019-08-16
To House Rules Committee
ILHB2430IntroAmends the Property Tax Code. Provides that, for taxable years 2019 and thereafter, the maximum reduction for the senior citizens homestead exemption is $8,000 in all counties (currently, $8,000 in counties with 3,000,000 or more inhabitants and $5,0...
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2019-08-15
To House Rules Committee
ILHB0889PassAmends the Illinois Insurance Code. Requires an individual or group policy of accident and health insurance or managed care plan to provide coverage for long-term antibiotic therapy for a person with a tick-borne disease. Makes conforming changes in ...
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2019-08-13
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0371
ILHB0246PassAmends the School Code. With regard to the textbook block grant program, provides that the textbooks authorized to be purchased must include the roles and contributions of all people protected under the Illinois Human Rights Act and must be non-discr...
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2019-08-09
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0227
ILHB2818PassAmends the Address Confidentiality for Victims of Domestic Violence Act. Provides that a person who is a victim of, among other things, sexual assault or stalking may apply for the address confidentiality program under the Act.
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2019-08-09
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0270
ILHB2152PassCreates the Mental Health Early Action on Campus Act. Provides for intent, legislative findings, purposes of the Act, and definitions. Provides that to raise mental health awareness on college campuses, each public college or university in this State...
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2019-08-09
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0251
ILHB2900IntroAmends the Illinois Income Tax Act if and only if Senate Bill 1 of the 101st General Assembly becomes law. Provides that a withholding tax credit for full-time equivalent employees created in Senate Bill 1 applies for reporting periods that begin on ...
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2019-08-09
To House Rules Committee
ILHB3435PassAmends the Illinois Insurance Code. Provides that a policy of accident and health insurance or a managed care plan shall provide coverage for epinephrine injectors for persons 18 years of age or under. Makes conforming changes in the State Employees ...
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2019-08-09
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0281
ILHB2643PassAmends the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act. Provides that a person age 65 and older may cancel certain contracts within 15, rather than 3, days after the day the contract was signed. Effective January 1, 2020.
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2019-08-09
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0264
ILSB1378PassAmends the Jury Act. Provides that except as otherwise specifically provided by statute, no person who is qualified and able to serve as a juror may be excluded from jury service in any court of this State on the basis of, among other things, sexual ...
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2019-08-09
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0327
ILSB0062PassAmends the Recorder Division of the Counties Code. Modifies how a county recorder determines if a lien is an expired lien under a county's demand and referral program by providing that a lien is expired if a suit to enforce the lien has not been comm...
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2019-08-09
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0296
ILHB3652PassAmends the School Code. Provides that, in assisting all students with a college or post-secondary education plan, a school counselor must include a discussion on all post-secondary education options, including 4-year colleges or universities, communi...
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2019-08-09
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0290
ILHB1583PassAmends the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963. Provides that if an arrest warrant is sought and the request is made by electronic means that has a simultaneous video and audio transmission between the requester and a judge, the judge may issue an arr...
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2019-08-09
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0239
ILHB3711PassAmends the Equitable Restrooms Act. Provides that all restrooms that are open and accessible to the public in a public building shall be equipped with baby changing facilities that are physically safe, sanitary, and usable for that purpose. Provides ...
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2019-08-09
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0293
ILSB0725PassAmends the Governor Transition Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the orderly transition of the office of Governor.
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2019-08-09
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0314
ILSB1258PassAmends the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems Act. Provides that covered vehicle service provider personnel who treat and either release or transport to a health care facility an individual experiencing a suspected or an actual opioid overdose ...
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2019-08-09
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0320
ILSB1294PassAmends the Criminal Code of 2012 concerning identity theft. Changes references in the offense from "personal identification information" to "personal identifying information".
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2019-08-09
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0324
ILSB1319PassAmends the Illinois Act on the Aging. Defines "greatest social need" for the purpose of a specified rule. Makes a conforming change. Amends the Assisted Living and Shared Housing Act. Prohibits unlawful discrimination by an owner, licensee, administr...
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2019-08-09
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0325
ILSB1468PassAmends 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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2019-08-09
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0335
ILSB1425PassAmends 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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2019-08-09
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0331
ILSB1828PassCreates the Needle and Hypodermic Syringe Access Program Act. Provides that persons or entities that promote scientifically proven ways of mitigating health risks associated with drug use and other high-risk behaviors may establish and operate a need...
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2019-08-09
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0356
ILSB1624PassAmends the Personal Information Protection Act. Provides that a data collector required to report breaches to more than 100 Illinois residents as a result of a single breach must also report to the Attorney General. Provides that the Attorney General...
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2019-08-09
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0343
ILSB1651PassAmends the Downstate Forest Preserve District Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning judicial notice.
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2019-08-09
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0344
ILHB2265PassAmends the School Code. Provides that every public elementary school shall include in its 6th, 7th, or 8th grade curriculum, beginning with the 2019-2020 school year, at least one semester of civics education; specifies course content requirements an...
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2019-08-09
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0254
ILSB0640PassAmends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the 60-month limitation on the receipt of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families benefits.
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2019-08-09
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0309
ILSB0075PassCreates the Hotel and Casino Employee Safety Act. Requires hotels and casinos to adopt anti-sexual harassment policies and make panic buttons available to certain employees. Prohibits retaliation against an employee for using a panic button, availing...
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2019-08-09
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0221
ILHB2557PassCreates the Artificial Intelligence Video Interview Act. Provides that an employer that asks applicants to record video interviews and uses an artificial intelligence analysis of applicant-submitted videos shall: notify each applicant in writing befo...
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2019-08-09
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0260
ILSB0459PassAmends the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning rules.
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2019-08-09
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0305
ILHB2159IntroAmends the State Employees Group Insurance Act of 1971. Requires coverage for breast pumps approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Amends the Medical Assistance Article of the Illinois Public Aid Code. Requires coverage under the medical a...
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2019-08-07
To House Rules Committee
ILHB1442IntroAmends the Department of Public Health Powers and Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Provides that the Director of Public Health, if a physician licensed to practice medicine in all its branches in Illinois, shall establish a st...
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2019-08-07
To House Rules Committee
ILHB2767PassAmends the Illinois Police Training Act. Provides that minimum in-service training requirements, which a police officer must satisfactorily complete every 3 years, shall include mental health awareness and response as reflected in the Illinois Mental...
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2019-08-07
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0215
ILHB2486IntroCreates the Mental Health Modernization and Access Improvement Act. Requires the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to apply for a Medicaid waiver or State Plan amendment, or both, within 6 months after the effective date of the Act to deve...
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2019-08-07
To House Rules Committee
ILHB2191IntroAmends the Early Intervention Services System Act. Provides that, for State fiscal years 2020 through 2022, the Department of Human Services shall increase reimbursement rates for early intervention services and related services by 3% each State fisc...
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2019-08-07
To House Rules Committee
ILHB3407IntroAmends the Illinois Income Tax Act. Provides that a taxpayer who has incurred at least $20,000 in undergraduate student loan debt and has at least $5,000 in outstanding undergraduate student loan debt at the time of the application is entitled to a c...
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2019-08-07
To House Rules Committee
ILHB3404PassAmends various Acts relating to the governance of public universities and community colleges in Illinois. Provides that, for the 2020-2021 academic year and for each academic year thereafter, a university or community college district must make avail...
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2019-08-07
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0217
ILSJR0014PassCreates 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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2019-08-07
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. John F. Curran
ILHB3624IntroCreates the Clean Energy Jobs Act. Contains only a short title provision.
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2019-08-06
To House Rules Committee
ILHB3390PassAmends the Animal Welfare Act. Provides that a kennel operator shall install in the kennel a fire alarm monitoring system that triggers notification to local emergency responders when activated. Provides that the Department of Agriculture shall deny ...
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2019-08-06
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0210
ILHB3409IntroAmends the State Fire Marshal Act. Provides that the Office of the State Fire Marshal shall adopt new rules for the storage, handling, and use of ethylene oxide for sterilization and fumigation in accordance with Section 55 of the National Fire Prote...
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2019-08-05
To House Rules Committee
ILSB1966EngrossAmends the State Appellate Defender Act. Creates the Public Defender Bail Reform Grant Program to assist county public defenders in implementing a provision of the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963 which requires counsel at bail hearings. Provides t...
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2019-08-05
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB1217PassAmends the Illinois Municipal Code. Provides that not less than 75% of the amounts collected by a municipality within DuPage County pursuant to the municipal hotel operators' occupation tax and municipal hotel use tax shall be used to promote tourism...
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2019-08-02
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0204
ILSB1041PassAmends the Public Utilities Revenue Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2019-08-02
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0198
ILSB1591PassAmends the Use Tax Act, the Service Use Tax Act, the Service Occupation Tax Act, and the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act. Creates an exemption for qualified tangible personal property used in the construction or operation of a data center that has been...
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2019-08-02
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0207
ILHB0834PassAmends the Equal Pay Act of 2003. Prohibits an employer from: (i) screening job applicants based on their wage or salary history, (ii) requiring that an applicant's prior wages satisfy minimum or maximum criteria, and (iii) requesting or requiring as...
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2019-08-01
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. André Thapedi
ILHB2847PassAmends the Organ Donor Leave Act. Provides that an employer shall not retaliate against an employee for requesting or obtaining a leave of absence to donate blood, an organ, or bone marrow. Amends the Illinois Insurance Act. Provides prohibitions on ...
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2019-08-01
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0179
ILSB2038PassAmends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that the Secretary of State shall include, in the Illinois Rules of the Road publication, information advising drivers to use the zipper merge method when merging into a reduced number of lanes (drivers in m...
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2019-07-30
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0174
ILSB1862PassAmends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2019-07-30
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0173
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