Illinois Representative Thomas Bennett [R]

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ILHB4941IntroAmends the Illinois Municipal Code. Provides for a veteran's and educational preference for appointments to offices, positions, and places of employment in the police department of non-home rule municipalities that do not have a civil service commiss...
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2018-02-14
To House Rules Committee
ILHB4939IntroAmends the Downstate Firefighter Article of the Illinois Pension Code. Provides that a firefighter receiving a disability pension for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) shall not be required to undergo a medical examination to verify continuance o...
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2018-02-14
To House Rules Committee
ILHB4942IntroAmends the Wildlife Code. Provides that persons licensed to possess a concealed firearm under the Firearm Concealed Carry Act and current or retired police officers authorized by law to possess a concealed firearm shall be exempt from provisions of t...
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2018-02-14
To House Rules Committee
ILHB4187IntroAmends 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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2018-02-14
To House Rules Committee
ILHB4940IntroAmends the Downstate Police and Downstate Firefighter Articles of the Illinois Pension Code. Provides that, subject to appropriation, beginning with fiscal year 2019, a municipality that has a fund created after July 1, 2012 may apply to the Departme...
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2018-02-14
To House Rules Committee
ILHJRCA0036IntroProposes to amend the Legislature and Executive Articles of the Illinois Constitution. Provides that a person may not be elected to the office of State Senator or State Representative, or a combination of those offices, for terms totalling more than ...
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2018-02-06
To House Rules Committee
ILHB4194IntroAmends 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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2018-02-05
To House Rules Committee
ILHB4250IntroAmends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that on and after January 1, 2019, electronic benefits transfer ("LINK") cards used to obtain Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits or cash shall contain the name and photo of the primary car...
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2018-02-02
To House Rules Committee
ILHB4313IntroAmends 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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2018-02-02
To House Rules Committee
ILHB4251IntroAmends the Animal Control Act. Provides that excess funds for the registration and microchipping of dogs and cats placed in the county animal population control fund may be transferred to the county treasury by a majority vote of the county board.
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2018-01-31
Tabled
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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2018-01-30
To House Rules Committee
ILHR0730PassCongratulates Lindsey Jensen on being selected as the 2018 Illinois Teacher of the Year.
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2018-01-30
Resolution Adopted
ILHR0728PassCongratulates the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School varsity football team, the Falcons, on winning the 2017 Illinois High School Association Class 2A State Football Championship.
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2018-01-30
Resolution Adopted
ILHB4389IntroAmends 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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2018-01-30
To House Rules Committee
ILHB4387IntroCreates 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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2018-01-30
To House Rules Committee
ILHB4388IntroAmends 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, and that subject to federal...
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2018-01-30
To House Rules Committee
ILHB4386IntroAmends 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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2018-01-30
To House Rules Committee
ILHB4314IntroRepeals the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Amends various Acts to make conforming changes. Effective immediately.
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2018-01-26
To House Rules Committee
ILHB4192IntroAmends 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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2018-01-16
To House Rules Committee
ILHB4198IntroAmends the Illinois Estate and Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax Act. Provides that, for persons dying on or after January 1, 2019, the exclusion amount shall be the applicable exclusion amount calculated under Section 2010 of the Internal Revenue Cod...
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2018-01-16
To House Rules Committee
ILHB4201IntroAmends 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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2018-01-16
To House Rules Committee
ILHB4200IntroAmends 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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2018-01-16
To House Rules Committee
ILHJRCA0035IntroProposes 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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2018-01-16
To House Rules Committee
ILHB4202IntroAmends the Illinois Income Tax Act. Provides that, for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2019, the rate of tax shall be 5% for corporations (currently, 7%). Makes conforming changes concerning distributions to the Local Government Distri...
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2018-01-16
To House Rules Committee
ILHB4197IntroAmends 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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2018-01-16
To House Rules Committee
ILHB4207IntroAmends the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act. Provides that any member of the General Assembly who takes office on or after the second Wednesday of January 2019 shall not, within a 2-year period immediately following termination of the member'...
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2018-01-16
To House Rules Committee
ILHB4206IntroAmends the Educator Licensure Article of the School Code. Allows for the issuance of a Professional Educator License endorsed in a teaching field or school support personnel area to an applicant who has not been entitled by an Illinois-approved educa...
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2018-01-16
To House Rules Committee
ILHB4249IntroAmends 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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2018-01-16
To House Rules Committee
ILHB4184IntroAmends the Wildlife Code. Provides that a person with a valid concealed carry license issued under the Firearm Concealed Carry Act, or an off-duty law enforcement official or officer, may carry a handgun on or about his or her person while hunting. E...
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2018-01-16
To House Rules Committee
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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2018-01-03
To House Rules Committee
ILHJR0069IntroCreates the Fair and Equitable Assessment of Property Task Force to study issues of assessment equity and fairness, and make recommendations that will ensure accountable and efficient delivery of uniform and transparent property valuations for proper...
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2017-12-15
To House Rules Committee
ILHB4082IntroAmends the Counties Code. Prohibits a home rule county from imposing a tax on sweetened beverages based on volume sold. Provides that any county ordinance adopted on or before the effective date of the amendatory Act that imposes such a tax is void. ...
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2017-12-15
To House Rules Committee
ILHJR0084EngrossDesignates Veterans Parkway in the Cities of Bloomington and Normal from the intersection of Interstate 74 to intersection of Interstate 55 as the "Army Ranger Sergeant Joshua P. Rodgers Memorial Highway".
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2017-11-08
Resolution Adopted 109-000-000
ILHB4134IntroAmends the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act. Provides for the implementation of a sexual harassment training program to be completed by specified State officials and employees, and to be conducted by the appropriate State agency of those Stat...
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2017-11-07
To House Rules Committee
ILHR0627IntroStates the belief that the State of Illinois cannot afford to spend $100 million from taxpayer funds on a Barack Obama Presidential Library and Museum. Shows support for the efforts by many to locate a presidential library and museum to the State of ...
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2017-11-02
To House Rules Committee
ILHB4114IntroCreates the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act. Provides that neither the State nor any of its subdivisions may authorize the use of, appropriate, or expend funds to pay for an abortion or to cover any part of the costs of a health plan that includ...
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2017-10-27
To House Rules Committee
ILHR0657PassMourns the death of Dr. George Bark.
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2017-10-26
Resolution Adopted
ILHB4108IntroAmends the State Employees Group Insurance Act of 1971, the Illinois Public Aid Code, the Problem Pregnancy Health Services and Care Act, and the Illinois Abortion Law of 1975. Restores the provisions that were amended by Public Act 100-538 to the fo...
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2017-10-24
To House Rules Committee
ILHR0148IntroOpposes any new taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages.
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2017-10-10
To House Rules Committee
ILHJR0008IntroUrges the Department of Juvenile Justice to amend administrative rules regarding Maximum Penalties for Youth.
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2017-09-28
To House Rules Committee
ILHR0031IntroDesignates March of 2017 as "Fibromuscular Dysplasia Awareness Month" in the State of Illinois.
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2017-09-28
To House Rules 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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2017-09-28
To House Rules Committee
ILHR0139IntroCreates the Fair and Equitable Assessment of Property Task Force.
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2017-09-28
To House Rules Committee
ILSB2185PassAmends the Alcoholism and Other Drug Abuse and Dependency Act. Redefines "detoxification" as the process of allowing an individual to safely withdraw or sober from a drug or alcohol in a controlled environment, including a treatment or law enforcemen...
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2017-09-26
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0537
ILHB0162PassAmends the Illinois Income Tax Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the angel investment credit.
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2017-09-18
Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Terry Link
ILHB2993PassAmends 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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2017-09-15
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0505
ILHB0305PassAmends 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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2017-09-08
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0467
ILHB2534PassAmends 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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2017-08-25
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0368
ILHB2612PassAmends 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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2017-08-25
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0374
ILSB1029PassAmends the Voluntary Payroll Deductions Act of 1983. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2017-08-25
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0420
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