Illinois Representative Thomas Bennett [R]

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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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2017-03-31
To House Rules Committee
ILHB0396IntroAmends the Community-Integrated Living Arrangements Licensure and Certification Act. Provides that the Department of Human Services may conduct unannounced or announced site visits. Requires the Department to establish, by rule, procedures and criter...
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2017-03-31
To House Rules Committee
ILHB0392IntroAmends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that public indecency is a Class 4 felony if committed by a person 17 years or older who is within the secure grounds of a penal institution, youth center, correctional facility, or other facility used to de...
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2017-03-31
To House Rules Committee
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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2017-03-31
To House Rules Committee
ILHB0490IntroAmends the Administration Article of the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that the Department of Human Services shall require a drug test to screen each individual who applies for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and that subject to ...
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2017-03-31
To House Rules Committee
ILHB0491IntroAmends the General Assembly Operations Act. Provides that no person may serve more than 10 consecutive years in any of the following leadership roles: Speaker of the House of Representatives, President of the Senate, Minority Leader of the House of R...
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2017-03-31
To House Rules Committee
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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2017-03-31
To House Rules Committee
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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2017-03-31
To House Rules Committee
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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2017-03-31
To House Rules 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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2017-03-31
To House Rules 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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2017-03-31
To House Rules 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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2017-03-31
To House Rules Committee
ILHB0699IntroRepeals the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Amends various Acts to make conforming changes. Effective immediately.
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2017-03-31
To House Rules Committee
ILHB0412IntroAmends the Workers' Compensation Act. Creates the Workers' Compensation Transparency Task Force. Provides that the Task Force shall collect and review information and data on the effects of the changes in workers' compensation law enacted by the Gene...
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2017-03-31
To House Rules Committee
ILHB0411IntroAmends the Workers' Compensation Act. Defines the terms "accident" and "injury". Provides that "injury" includes the aggravation of a pre-existing condition by an accident arising out of and in the course of the employment, but only for so long as th...
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2017-03-31
To House Rules Committee
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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2017-03-31
To House Rules 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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2017-03-31
To House Rules 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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2017-03-31
To House Rules 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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2017-03-31
To House Rules Committee
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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2017-03-31
To House Rules Committee
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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2017-03-31
To House Rules 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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2017-03-31
To House Rules Committee
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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2017-03-31
To House Rules Committee
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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2017-03-31
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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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2017-03-31
To House Rules 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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2017-03-31
To House Rules Committee
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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2017-03-31
To House Rules Committee
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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2017-03-31
To House Rules Committee
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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2017-03-31
To House Rules 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
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
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
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Grant Wehrli
ILHR0148IntroOpposes any new taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages.
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2017-03-15
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
ILHB0307IntroAmends the Criminal Code of 2012. Exempts from a violation of the unlawful use of weapons and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon statutes concerning the carrying of firearms, the carrying or possessing of firearms by wardens, superintendents and kee...
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2017-02-16
To Firearms and Firearm Safety Subcommittee
ILHJR0008IntroUrges the Department of Juvenile Justice to amend administrative rules regarding Maximum Penalties for Youth.
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2017-02-02
To House Restorative Justice Committee
ILHR0031IntroDesignates March of 2017 as "Fibromuscular Dysplasia Awareness Month" in the State of Illinois.
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2017-02-02
To House Human Services Committee
ILHR0047IntroAdopts the House Rules for the 100th General Assembly.
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2017-01-24
To House Rules Committee
ILHJRCA0010IntroProposes to amend the Legislature and Finance Articles of the Illinois Constitution. Amends the Finance Article to provide that if a balanced budget has not been passed by June 30th of each year, the offices of Speaker of the House of Representatives...
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2017-01-12
To House Rules Committee
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