Illinois Representative Thomas Bennett [R]

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ILHB3469EnrollAmends 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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2017-05-25
Passed Both Houses
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
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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2017-05-25
To House Rules Committee
ILHB2993EngrossAmends 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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2017-05-25
Placed on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 1
ILHB3259IntroAmends Public Act 99-524 to make supplemental appropriations. Reduces certain appropriations from the Commitment to Human Services Fund for funeral and burial expenses from $8,775,000 to $575,000. Appropriates $8,200,000 from the Personal Property Ta...
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2017-05-25
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
ILSB1730EngrossAmends the Renter's Financial Responsibility and Protection Act. Provides that a rental car company may void a damage waiver if damage or loss to the rental vehicle results from the renter losing or otherwise failing to secure the rental vehicle's ke...
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2017-05-25
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Keith R. Wheeler
ILHR0407PassMourns the death of U.S. Army Ranger Sergeant Joshua P. Rodgers of Bloomington.
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2017-05-25
Resolution Adopted
ILHB3556IntroCreates the Transforming, Helping, and Reviving Illinois' Versatile Economy (THRIVE) Job Creation Tax Credit Act. Provides that the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity shall award an income tax credit to taxpayers that meet certain criter...
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2017-05-25
To House Rules Committee
ILSB1029EngrossAmends the Voluntary Payroll Deductions Act of 1983. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2017-05-24
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
ILSB0589EngrossAmends the Illinois Dental Practice Act. Allows a dental assistant, after being authorized by a dentist, to remove loose, broken, or irritating orthodontic appliances on a patient of record for the purpose of eliminating pain or discomfort. Provides ...
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2017-05-24
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
ILHB2534EngrossAmends 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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2017-05-23
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 24, 2017
ILHB2685EnrollAmends 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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2017-05-23
Passed Both Houses
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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2017-05-22
Postponed - Judiciary
ILHB4027IntroAmends the Illinois Pension Code. In Articles 2, 14, 15, 16, and 17, requires active Tier 1 employees to elect either (i) to have automatic annual increases in retirement and survivor's annuities delayed and reduced or (ii) to maintain current benefi...
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2017-05-22
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Thomas M. Bennett
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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2017-05-19
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILHB2442EnrollAmends 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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2017-05-19
Passed Both Houses
ILHB2935EngrossAmends 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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2017-05-19
Rule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As May 26, 2017
ILHB2570EnrollAmends the Military Code of Illinois. Provides that families of Illinois National Guard members who have died while on active duty or during training shall be presented with the State flag of Illinois, appropriate for use as a burial flag, upon appli...
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2017-05-19
Passed Both Houses
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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2017-05-17
Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Local Government; 009-000-000
ILHJR0054IntroUrges the Illinois Senate and the Illinois House of Representatives to create a joint legislative cancer caucus, to be known as the Illinois Legislative Cancer Caucus, to provide a forum for discussing and evaluating public policies affecting cancer ...
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2017-05-17
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Nick Sauer
ILHR0360IntroUrges the House of Representatives to adopt a resolution that contains a revenue estimate for FY 2018 that will enable the legislature to devise a budget for the fiscal year beginning on July 1, 2017, that is congruent and does not exceed the forecas...
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2017-05-16
To House Rules Committee
ILHJR0050IntroStates the estimated revenue that will be available for the FY 2018 budget based on an assessment by the Governor's Office of Management and Budget.
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2017-05-16
To House Rules Committee
ILHJR0049IntroStates the estimated revenues available for the 2018 Fiscal Year budget based on an assessment by the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability.
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2017-05-16
To House Rules Committee
ILHJR0051IntroUrges that the General Assembly adopt an FY 2018 revenue estimate that is inclusive of the figures provided by the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability and the Governor's Office of Management and Budget and outlines the funds that ...
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2017-05-16
To House Rules Committee
ILHR0396PassRecognizes the City of Watseka on the 150th anniversary of its founding.
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2017-05-15
Resolution Adopted
ILHB0308IntroAmends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that a person who has been issued a currently valid Firearm Owner's Identification Card may transport in a vehicle an accessible rifle, shotgun, or other long gun without the weapon being broken down in a no...
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2017-05-12
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Reginald Phillips
ILHB0492IntroRepeals the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Amends various Acts to make conforming changes. Effective immediately.
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2017-05-12
To House Rules Committee
ILHB0717IntroAmends the Firearm Concealed Carry Act. Provides that nothing in the provisions prohibiting the carrying of a concealed firearm in certain areas prevents a concealed carry licensee who is a county or State correctional officer, a judge of the Supreme...
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2017-05-12
To House Rules Committee
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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2017-05-12
To House Rules Committee
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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2017-05-12
To House Rules Committee
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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2017-05-12
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 15, 2017
ILHB2612EngrossAmends the Boundary Changes Article of the School Code. Makes changes concerning the purpose and applicability of the Article; defining "legal resident voter"; school districts in educational service regions of 2,000,000 or more inhabitants; changing...
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2017-05-12
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 15, 2017
ILHR0156PassDesignates May of 2017 as "Fibromuscular Dysplasia Awareness Month" in the State of Illinois.
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2017-05-11
Resolution Adopted
ILHB2031IntroAmends the Water Use Act of 1983. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title of the Act.
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2017-05-11
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
ILHJR0021EngrossDesignates the overpass at 200 North Road crossing I-57 South of Paxton as the "McCarter-Caisse-Vice-Hale Memorial Overpass".
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2017-05-09
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILHJR0004EngrossDesignates the section of US Route 45, Iroquois County Road 2400 North on the South, to Illinois State Route 116 on the North as the "Firefighter Dana Schoolman Memorial Highway".
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2017-05-02
To Senate Transportation 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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2017-04-28
To House Rules Committee
ILHB2319IntroAmends the Unified Code of Corrections. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the organization of the Department of Corrections and the Department of Juvenile Justice.
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2017-04-28
To House Rules Committee
ILHB2292IntroAmends 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
ILHB2094IntroAmends the Unemployment Insurance Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the powers and duties of the Director of Employment Security.
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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
ILHJR0009IntroRemoves Frank J. Mautino as Auditor General.
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2017-04-24
To House Rules Committee
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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2017-04-20
To House Rules Committee
ILHB0754IntroAmends Public Acts 98-679, 98-680, and 98-681. Adds supplemental appropriations to various agencies for personal services and State contributions to Social Security. Effective immediately .
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2017-04-17
To House Appropriations-General Service Committee
ILHB1787IntroAmends the State Budget Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. For FY17, provides a continuing appropriation for each State agency to meet personnel expenditures for each payroll period during which appropriations for personnel expenditure...
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2017-04-11
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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2017-03-31
To House Rules 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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2017-03-31
To House Rules 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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2017-03-31
To House Rules Committee
ILHB0391IntroAmends the Unified Code of Corrections. Provides that no person committed to the Department of Juvenile Justice may be isolated for disciplinary reasons for more than 15 consecutive days (rather than 7 consecutive days) nor more than 30 days (rather ...
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2017-03-31
To House Rules Committee
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