Illinois Representative Thomas Bennett [R]

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ILHB2935IntroAmends the Criminal Code of 2012. Includes in the definition of "item of contraband", a recording device and broadcast equipment. Defines "recording device" and "broadcast equipment". Includes in the definition of "penal institution" the airspace abo...
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2017-03-29
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
ILHB2534IntroAmends the Illinois Controlled Substances Act. Requires that to be illegal a drug analog must not be approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration or, if approved, it is not dispensed or possessed in accordance with State and federal law...
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2017-03-29
Placed on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
ILHB2685EngrossAmends the Wildlife Code. Provides that except as provided in the Code, it is unlawful to have in his or her possession the green hides of fur bearing mammals without a valid hunting or trapping license. Provides that the annual fee for each resident...
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2017-03-29
Third Reading - Short Debate - Passed 114-000-000
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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2017-03-29
To House Appropriations-General Service Committee
ILHB2996IntroAmends the Illinois Procurement Code. Removes procurement expenditures made by the University of Illinois from the application of the Act and the University of Illinois from the definition of "State agency". Amends the State Property Control Act to r...
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2017-03-29
To House Executive Committee
ILHB3460IntroAmends the Illinois Highway Code. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning a county board's use of tax moneys.
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2017-03-29
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel Swanson
ILHB0513EngrossAmends the Gasoline Storage Act. Removes the county population limitation for the issuance of permits for the dispensing or delivery of flammable or combustible motor vehicle fuels directly into the fuel tanks of vehicles from tank trucks, tank wagon...
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2017-03-29
Chief Senate Sponsor Sen. Jil Tracy
ILHB3469IntroAmends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Reinforces that a vehicle operated by a fire chief, a chief of police of a municipality, a sheriff of a county, or a chief emergency medical services officer may be equipped with a siren, whistle, or bell capable of ...
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2017-03-28
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. David Harris
ILHB0238EngrossAmends the Nursing Home Care Act, MC/DD Act, ID/DD Community Care Act, and Specialized Mental Health Rehabilitation Act of 2013. Provides that a facility must not enter into a pre-dispute agreement for binding arbitration with any resident or consume...
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2017-03-24
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILHJRCA0017IntroProposes to amend the Legislature Article of the Illinois Constitution. Creates the Independent Redistricting Commission to adopt and file with the Secretary of State a redistricting plan for Legislative and Representative Districts. Provides for the...
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2017-03-24
To House Rules Committee
ILHB0309IntroAmends the Sex Offender Registration Act. Provides that a registered sex offender who loses his or her employment must report in person to the law enforcement agency with whom he or she last registered his or her loss of employment within 3 days of t...
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2017-03-23
Motion Filed to Discharge Committee Judiciary - Criminal Committee; Rep. Thomas M. Bennett
ILHB0409IntroAmends the Criminal Code of 2012 and the Unified Code of Corrections. Permits currently employed and retired State correctional officers to carry their own firearms off duty without being in violation of the unlawful use of weapons and aggravated unl...
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2017-03-23
Motion Filed to Discharge Committee Judiciary - Criminal Committee; Rep. Thomas M. Bennett
ILHB2934IntroAmends the Firearm Concealed Carry Act. Provides that nothing in the Act prohibits a licensee from carrying a firearm into an Interstate highway rest area.
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2017-03-23
Motion Filed to Discharge Committee Judiciary - Criminal Committee; Rep. Thomas M. Bennett
ILHR0156IntroDesignates May of 2017 as "Fibromuscular Dysplasia Awareness Month" in the State of Illinois.
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2017-03-23
Remove Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
ILHB3496IntroAmends the Unified Code of Corrections. For offenses committed on or after the effective date of the amendatory Act, provides that a prisoner who is serving a sentence for predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, aggravated kidnapping or aggrava...
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2017-03-23
Motion Filed to Discharge Committee Judiciary - Criminal Committee; Rep. Jerry Lee Long
ILHB2993IntroAmends the Department of Public Health Act and the School Code. Provides that school districts may serve students produce grown and harvested by students in school-owned or community gardens if the produce meets requirements adopted by rule by the De...
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2017-03-23
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
ILHB2808IntroProvides that the Act may be referred to as the Evidence-Based Funding for Student Success Act. Amends the Economic Development Area Tax Increment Allocation Act, State Finance Act, Property Tax Code, Innovation Development and Economy Act, County Ec...
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2017-03-22
To House Approp-Elementary & Secondary Education Committee
ILHR0025PassDeclares our intent to eradicate financial abuse of the elderly in Illinois. Designates June 15, 2017 as Illinois Elder Abuse Awareness Day in the State of Illinois.
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2017-03-21
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
ILHB0505IntroAmends the Use Tax Act, the Service Use Tax Act, the Service Occupation Tax Act, and the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act. Provides that repair and replacement parts transferred as part of a goodwill repair of exempt farm machinery and equipment are als...
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2017-03-21
[Hearing: Mar 30 @ 8:00 am]
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Thomas M. Bennett
ILHB0305EngrossAmends the Illinois Municipal Code. Provides that the requirement that a police applicant possess an associate's degree may also be waived if the applicant has successfully received credit for a minimum of 60 credit hours toward a bachelor's degree f...
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2017-03-20
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILHB2442EngrossAmends the School Code. With respect to State assessments in high schools, provides that the assessment administered by the State Board of Education for the purpose of student application to or admissions consideration by institutions of higher educa...
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2017-03-17
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILHR0145IntroStates opposition to legislative efforts to use State taxpayer funds to pay for abortions and to use taxpayer funds to pay for insurance costs for State employees to have abortions for any reason through all nine months of pregnancy.
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2017-03-16
[Hearing: Mar 29 @ 8:00 am]
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Grant Wehrli
ILHR0148IntroOpposes any new taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages.
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2017-03-15
[Hearing: Mar 29 @ 8:00 am]
To Public Benefits Subcommittee
ILHB0816IntroAmends the Sex Offender Registration Act. Provides for registration under the Act of a person convicted of a battery when the court: (1) finds that the battery was sexually motivated as defined in the Sex Offender Management Board Act; and (2) in its...
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2017-03-15
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Brian W. Stewart
ILHB3901IntroAmends the Criminal Code of 2012. Creates the offense of unlawful communication with an inmate of a penal institution. Providers that a person commits the offense when he or she knowingly and without authority of any person designated or authorized t...
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2017-03-15
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Thomas M. Bennett
ILHB2444IntroAmends the School Code with respect to a provision concerning third party non-instructional services. Provides that, notwithstanding any other law of this State, nothing in the Code prevents a board of education from entering into a contract with a t...
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2017-03-14
To Workforce Reconciliation Subcommittee
ILHB0390IntroAmends the Illinois Income Tax Act. Creates a credit in an amount equal to 10% of the stipend or salary paid by the taxpayer to up to (i) 5 qualified college interns or (ii) 5 qualified high school interns during the taxable year. Provides that no ta...
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2017-03-13
[Hearing: Mar 30 @ 8:00 am]
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Natalie A. Manley
ILHB3470IntroAmends the Election Code. Requires Voters Identification Cards for those who do not have an acceptable photo ID. Sets forth requirements and exemptions. Provides that any person desiring to vote shall present to the judges of election for verificatio...
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2017-03-10
To Ballott Access Subcommittee
ILHB2443IntroAmends the School Code. Provides that a school district may offer a driver education course in a school by contracting with a commercial driver training school to provide both the classroom instruction part and the practice driving part or either one...
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2017-03-09
To House Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee
ILHB2489IntroAmends the Illinois Estate and Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax Act. Provides that, for persons dying on or after January 1, 2018, the exclusion amount shall be the applicable exclusion amount calculated under Section 2010 of the Internal Revenue Cod...
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2017-03-09
[Hearing: Mar 30 @ 8:00 am]
To Sales and Other Taxes Subcommittee
ILHB2936IntroCreates the Jobs Creation Finance Act. Provides that municipalities may designate job creation areas. Provides that businesses that undertake job creation projects in those designated areas are eligible for certain tax incentives. Provides that munic...
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2017-03-09
[Hearing: Mar 30 @ 8:00 am]
To Growth, Reform & Fairness Subcommittee
ILHB3468IntroAmends the Illinois Income Tax Act. Provides that, for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2019, the rate of tax shall be 4.8% for corporations (currently, the rate is 5.25%, but it is scheduled to be reduced to 4.8% on January 1, 2025). M...
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2017-03-09
[Hearing: Mar 30 @ 8:00 am]
To Growth, Reform & Fairness Subcommittee
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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2017-03-09
To House Public Utilities Committee
ILHJR0021IntroDesignates the overpass at 200 North Road crossing I-57 South of Paxton as the "McCarter-Caisse-Vice-Hale Memorial Overpass".
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2017-03-08
Placed on Calendar Order of Resolutions
ILHB3405IntroAmends the Administration Article of the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that subject to federal approval, on or after the effective date of the amendatory Act, the LINK card issued by the Department of Human Services for the purpose of enabling c...
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2017-03-08
[Hearing: Mar 29 @ 8:00 am]
To Public Benefits Subcommittee
ILHR0032PassDeclares the intent to eradicate financial abuse of the elderly in Illinois. Urges the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Illinois Department of Aging to work together to produce educational materials for elderly citizens of Illinois explai...
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2017-03-07
Resolution Adopted 116-000-000
ILHB0626IntroAmends the Election Code. Provides that the Office of the Secretary of State and the State Board of Elections shall jointly establish an automatic voter registration program. Provides that designated automatic voter registration agencies may agree to...
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2017-03-06
To Voter Education & Registration Subcommittee
ILHB0066EngrossCreates the Illinois Route 66 Centennial Commission Act. Sets forth the appointment of the members, duties, and meeting requirements of the Commission. Provides that the Commission shall plan and sponsor Route 66 centennial events, programs, and acti...
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2017-02-28
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILHB0306IntroCreates the Jobs Creation Finance Act. Provides that municipalities may designate job creation areas. Provides that businesses that undertake job creation projects in those designated areas are eligible for certain tax incentives. Provides that munic...
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2017-02-24
[Hearing: Mar 30 @ 8:00 am]
To Growth, Reform & Fairness Subcommittee
ILHB0389IntroAmends the Code of Civil Procedure. Deletes a provision authorizing an action to be commenced in any county if all defendants are nonresidents of this State. Limits venue for actions against corporations, partnerships, and insurance companies. Provid...
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2017-02-24
To Tort Liability Law Subcommittee
ILHB1816IntroCreates the Revenue Estimate Act. Provides that the General Assembly shall not enact any bill to appropriate funds within any fiscal year prior to its adoption of a joint resolution reflecting the estimate of funds available for that fiscal year as r...
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2017-02-24
To House Executive Committee
ILHB1815IntroAmends the General Assembly Operations Act. Provides that on and after the effective date of this amendatory Act, the General Assembly shall, by joint resolution, establish a revenue estimate for the following State fiscal year by April 30th of each ...
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2017-02-24
To House Executive Committee
ILHB0617IntroAmends the State Finance Act, the Motor Fuel Tax Law, the Emergency Telephone System Act, the Riverboat Gambling Act, and the Video Gaming Act. Provides that, in the absence of an appropriation for any State fiscal year, moneys that are required to b...
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2017-02-24
To House Executive Committee
ILHB2491IntroAmends the General Provisions Article of the Illinois Pension Code. Provides that for the purposes of a specified formula for calculating the amount of a Qualified Illinois Domestic Relations Order (QILDRO), the gross amount of the member's monthly r...
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2017-02-22
To House Personnel & Pensions Committee
ILHB2490IntroAmends the Downstate Police and Downstate Firefighter Articles of the Illinois Pension Code. Provides that, subject to appropriation, beginning with fiscal year 2018, a municipality that has a fund created after July 1, 2012 may apply to the Departme...
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2017-02-22
To House Personnel & Pensions Committee
ILHB0435IntroAmends the Illinois Procurement Code. Provides that it is unlawful for, among other persons, any person appointed to or employed in any of the offices or agencies of State government (rather than any person appointed to or employed in any of the offi...
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2017-02-22
Re-assigned to Executive Committee
ILHB2803IntroAmends the State Budget Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Provides for a continuing appropriation for each State agency to meet personnel expenditures for each payroll period during which appropriations for personnel expenditures have...
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2017-02-22
To House State Government Administration Committee
ILHB3466IntroCreates the Motor Vehicle Repair Fairness Act. Provides that motor vehicle manufacturers must make available to independent repair providers of parts manufactured by such motor vehicle manufacturer, diagnostic and repair documentation, including repa...
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2017-02-22
To House Consumer Protection Committee
ILHB3467IntroCreates the Authorized Electronic Monitoring in Community-Integrated Living Arrangements and Developmental Disability Facilities Act. Provides that under certain conditions, a resident of a living arrangement certified under the Community-Integrated ...
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2017-02-22
[Hearing: Mar 29 @ 8:00 am]
To House Human Services Committee
ILHB0310IntroAmends the Unified Code of Corrections. Provides that if one or more committed persons in a Department of Corrections institution or facility injures or attempts to injure in a violent manner any employee, officer, guard, other peace officer or any o...
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2017-02-16
To Criminal Administration and Enforcement Subcommittee
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