Bill Text: IL SB3503 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Chaptered


Bill Title: Amends the Counties Code. Provides that on or before June 1, 2019, every facility that houses a circuit court room shall include at least one lactation room or area for members of the public to express breast milk in private that is located outside the confines of a restroom and includes, at minimum, a chair, a table, and an electrical outlet, as well as a sink with running water where possible. Provides that the lactation rooms and areas shall also meet with reasonable minimum standards prescribed by the Supreme Court of Illinois, which the Supreme Court is requested to create, including requirements for posting of notice to the public regarding location and access to lactation rooms and areas, as well as requirements for the addition of a sink with running water in the event of renovation to the facilities. Requests the Supreme Court to create minimum standards for training of courthouse staff and personnel regarding location and access to lactation rooms and areas for all people present in the courthouse who need to use lactation rooms and areas.

Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Democrat 33-2)

Status: (Passed) 2018-08-17 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0947 [SB3503 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-SB3503-Chaptered.html



Public Act 100-0947
SB3503 EnrolledLRB100 20571 AWJ 35975 b
AN ACT concerning local government.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
Section 5. The Counties Code is amended by changing Section
5-1106 as follows:
(55 ILCS 5/5-1106) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-1106)
Sec. 5-1106. County offices, equipment and expenditures.
It shall be the duty of the county board of each county:
First--To erect or otherwise provide when necessary, and
the finances of the county will justify it, and keep in repair,
a suitable court house, jail and other necessary county
buildings, and to provide proper rooms and offices for the
accommodation of the county board, State's attorney, county
clerk, county treasurer, recorder and sheriff, and to provide
suitable furniture therefor. But in counties not under township
organization, no appropriations shall be made for the erection
of public buildings, without first submitting the proposition
to a vote of the people of the county, and the vote shall be
submitted in the same manner and under the same restrictions as
provided for in like cases in Section 5-2001; and the votes
therefor shall be "For taxation," specifying the object, and
those against shall be "Against taxation," specifying the
object.
Second--To provide and keep in repair, when the finances of
the county permit, suitable fireproof safes or offices for the
county clerk, State's attorney, county treasurer, recorder and
sheriff.
Third--To provide reasonable and necessary expenses for
the use of the county board, county clerk, county treasurer,
recorder, sheriff, coroner, State's attorney, superintendent
of schools, judges and clerks of courts, and supervisor of
assessment.
Fourth--To cause to be published at the close of each
annual, regular or special meeting of the board, a brief
statement of the proceedings thereof in one or more newspapers
published in the county, in which shall be set forth the name
of every individual who shall have had any account audited and
allowed by the board and the amount of such claim as allowed,
and the amount claimed, and also their proceedings upon the
equalization of the assessment roll: Provided, that no
publication in a newspaper shall be required unless the same
can be done without unreasonable expense.
Fifth--To make out at its meeting in September, annually, a
full and accurate statement of the receipts and expenditures of
the preceding year, which statement shall contain a full and
correct description of each item, from whom and on what account
received, to whom paid, and on what account expended, together
with an accurate statement of the finances of the county at the
end of the fiscal year, including all debts and liabilities of
every description, and the assets and other means to discharge
the same; and within 30 days thereafter to cause the same to be
posted up at the court house door, and at 2 other places in the
county, and published for one week in some newspaper therein,
if there is one, and the same can be done without unreasonable
expense.
Sixth--To provide proper rooms and offices, and for the
repair thereof, for the accommodation of the circuit court of
the county and for the clerks for such court, and to provide
suitable furnishings for such rooms and offices, and to furnish
fire proof safes, and the repair thereof, for the offices of
the clerks of the circuit court of the county. On or before
June 1, 2019, every facility that houses a circuit court room
shall include at least one lactation room or area for members
of the public to express breast milk in private that is located
outside the confines of a restroom and includes, at minimum, a
chair, a table, and an electrical outlet, as well as a sink
with running water where possible. The court rooms and
furnishings thereof shall meet with reasonable minimum
standards prescribed by the Supreme Court of Illinois. Such
standards shall be substantially the same as those generally
accepted in court rooms as to general furnishings, arrangement
of bench, tables and chairs, cleanliness, convenience to
litigants, decorations, lighting and other such matters
relating to the physical appearance of the court room. The
lactation rooms and areas shall also meet with reasonable
minimum standards prescribed by the Supreme Court, which the
Supreme Court is respectfully requested to create, including
requirements for posting of notice to the public regarding
location and access to lactation rooms and areas, as well as
requirements for the addition of a sink with running water in
the event of renovation to such facilities. The Supreme Court
is also respectfully requested to create minimum standards for
training of courthouse staff and personnel regarding location
and access to lactation rooms and areas for all people present
in the courthouse who need to use lactation rooms and areas.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)
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