Illinois Senator Melinda Bush [D]

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ILSB1828EnrollCreates the Needle and Hypodermic Syringe Access Program Act. Provides that persons or entities that promote scientifically proven ways of mitigating health risks associated with drug use and other high-risk behaviors may establish and operate a need...
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2019-06-25
Sent to the Governor
ILSB1694EnrollAmends the School Code. With regard to the prerequisites to receiving a high school diploma, provides that each pupil entering the 9th grade in the 2020-2021 school year or a subsequent school year must, in addition to other course requirements, succ...
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2019-06-21
Sent to the Governor
ILSB1852PassAmends the Environmental Protection Act. Provides that in the event of an ethylene oxide leak a facility shall issue a notice to all affected property owners and local government within 2,500 feet of the leak site. Effective immediately.
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2019-06-21
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0022
ILSB1854PassAmends the Environmental Protection Act. Provides that beginning on the effective date of the amendatory Act no facility shall have fugitive emissions of ethylene oxide above zero. Provides that each facility shall be subject to regular and frequent ...
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2019-06-21
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0023
ILHB0246EnrollAmends the School Code. With regard to the textbook block grant program, provides that the textbooks authorized to be purchased must include the roles and contributions of all people protected under the Illinois Human Rights Act and must be non-discr...
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2019-06-21
Sent to the Governor
ILHB2040PassAmends the Private Correctional Facility Moratorium Act. Changes the title of the Act to the For-Profit Corrections Prohibition Act. Defines "non-profit contractor", private company", "private vendor", "private contractor", and "work release center"....
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2019-06-21
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0020
ILHB2152EnrollCreates the Mental Health Early Action on Campus Act. Provides for intent, legislative findings, purposes of the Act, and definitions. Provides that to raise mental health awareness on college campuses, each public college or university in this State...
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2019-06-21
Sent to the Governor
ILSB1332EnrollAmends the State Comptroller Act. Creates the Illinois Bank On Initiative to increase the use of Certified Financial Products and reduce reliance on alternative financial products. Provides that the Illinois Bank On Initiative shall be administered b...
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2019-06-20
Sent to the Governor
ILHB3652EnrollAmends the School Code. Provides that, in assisting all students with a college or post-secondary education plan, a school counselor must include a discussion on all post-secondary education options, including 4-year colleges or universities, communi...
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2019-06-20
Sent to the Governor
ILHB1475EnrollCreates the Seizure Smart School Act. Provides for legislative findings and defines terms. Requires the parent or guardian of a student with epilepsy who seeks assistance with epilepsy-related care in a school setting to submit a seizure action plan ...
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2019-06-20
Added as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
ILSB0024EnrollAmends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that no rail carrier shall operate a train or light engine used in connection with the movement of freight unless it has an operating crew consisting of at least 2 individuals. Provides that the minimum frei...
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2019-06-19
Sent to the Governor
ILSB1114EnrollAmends the Counties Code. Provides that if a county finds that an imminent hazard to the public health or safety exists arising from an unfit condition which requires immediate action to protect the public health or safety, it may bring an action, wi...
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2019-06-19
Sent to the Governor
ILSB0556EnrollAmends the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2019-06-19
Sent to the Governor
ILHB2601EnrollAmends the Real Property Conservation Rights Act. Provides that a conservation right may be amended or modified from time to time only by a written instrument executed by the grantor and grantee and recorded with the office of the recorder of deeds o...
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2019-06-19
Sent to the Governor
ILHB3590EnrollAmends the Illinois Income Tax Act. Provides that winnings from pari-mutuel wagering conducted at a wagering facility licensed under the Illinois Horse Racing Act of 1975 or from winnings from gambling games conducted on a riverboat licensed under th...
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2019-06-19
Sent to the Governor
ILHB2296EnrollAmends the Environmental Protection Act to prohibit lead-acid battery retailers from disposing of lead-acid batteries by delivery to a collection or recycling facility, unless that collection or recycling facility accepts lead-acid batteries. Prohibi...
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2019-06-19
Sent to the Governor
ILHB0921EnrollAmends the School Code. Provides that if an educational support personnel employee is removed or dismissed as a result of a decision of the school board to decrease the number of educational support personnel employed by the board or to discontinue s...
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2019-06-14
Sent to the Governor
ILHB3092EnrollCreates the Native Prairie and Forage Preference Act. Provides that every State agency, where appropriate, shall give preference to using native prairie and forage plants to benefit pollinators, including, but not limited to, honey bees and monarch b...
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2019-06-14
Sent to the Governor
ILHB3105EnrollAmends the Wrongful Tree Cutting Act. Changes the definition of "stumpage". Defines "protected land" and "qualified professional forester or ecological restoration professional". Provides that any party found to have intentionally cut or knowingly ca...
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2019-06-14
Sent to the Governor
ILHB0840EnrollAmends the Public Utilities Act. Provides that beginning April 1, 2020, and on a bi-annual basis thereafter, the Illinois Commerce Commission shall issue a report to the General Assembly concerning the decommissioning of nuclear power plants in this ...
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2019-06-14
Sent to the Governor
ILHB2028EnrollAmends the State Police Act. Provides that the Department of State Police shall pay directly or reimburse, up to a maximum of $20,000 (rather than $10,000) the burial expenses of each State police officer who is killed in the line of duty.
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2019-06-14
Sent to the Governor
ILHB2847EnrollAmends the Organ Donor Leave Act. Provides that an employer shall not retaliate against an employee for requesting or obtaining a leave of absence to donate blood, an organ, or bone marrow. Amends the Illinois Insurance Act. Provides prohibitions on ...
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2019-06-14
Sent to the Governor
ILHB3435EnrollAmends the Illinois Insurance Code. Provides that a policy of accident and health insurance or a managed care plan shall provide coverage for epinephrine injectors for persons 18 years of age or under. Makes conforming changes in the State Employees ...
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2019-06-14
Sent to the Governor
ILHB2665EnrollAmends the Consent by Minors to Health Care Services Act. Provides that a minor of 12 years or older who may have come into contact with any sexually transmitted disease or may be determined to be an intoxicated person or a person with a substance us...
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2019-06-14
Sent to the Governor
ILHB3501EnrollAmends the Public Officer Prohibited Activities Act. Provides that an elected or appointed official of a unit of local government may not hire or appoint himself or herself to a second position in the unit of local government if the second position i...
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2019-06-14
Sent to the Governor
ILHB3369EnrollAmends the Sanitary District Act of 1936. Provides that the board of trustees of the of the Village of Lindenhurst may, by ordinance, terminate the terms of all members of the board of trustees of the Lindenhurst Sanitary District and the powers of t...
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2019-06-14
Sent to the Governor
ILSB0025PassAmends the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code. Provides that as soon as possible but not later than 24 hours, excluding Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, after emergency admission of a respondent to a mental health facility on an inpati...
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2019-06-13
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Don Harmon
ILSB0075EnrollCreates the Hotel and Casino Employee Safety Act. Requires hotels and casinos to adopt anti-sexual harassment policies and make panic buttons available to certain employees. Prohibits retaliation against an employee for using a panic button, availing...
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2019-06-10
Sent to the Governor
ILSB1862EnrollAmends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2019-06-06
Sent to the Governor
ILHB0834EnrollAmends the Equal Pay Act of 2003. Prohibits an employer from: (i) screening job applicants based on their wage or salary history, (ii) requiring that an applicant's prior wages satisfy minimum or maximum criteria, and (iii) requesting or requiring as...
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2019-06-06
Sent to the Governor
ILHB2719EnrollAmends the Diversifying Higher Education Faculty in Illinois Act. Provides that the Program Board created to administer the grant program authorized by the Act shall be comprised of 11 (rather than 21) members. Effective immediately.
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2019-06-06
Sent to the Governor
ILSB0009EnrollCreates the Coal Ash Cleanup and Storage Act. Provides a short title only.
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2019-06-05
Sent to the Governor
ILSJR0002PassDeclares the last week of October in 2019 as Dyslexia Awareness Week in the State of Illinois.
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2019-06-01
Added Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jonathan Carroll
ILSJR0027PassUrges the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to consider the serious concerns of the residents of Lake County over the recent ethylene oxide emissions due to the environmental and public health threats it poses to the people of Illinois. Urges the ...
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2019-06-01
Adopted Both Houses
ILHB0925EnrollAmends the Mobile Home Local Services Tax Act. Provides that the penalty for delinquent local services taxes shall not exceed the lesser of $100 or 50% of the original tax imposed (currently, $100). Effective immediately.
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2019-06-01
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Anna Moeller
ILSJR0040PassDeclares May 6-10, 2019 as "Teacher Appreciation Week" in the State of Illinois.
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2019-06-01
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Joyce Mason
ILSB0037EnrollAmends the Downstate Firefighter Article of the Illinois Pension Code. Requires a unit of local government of 5,000 or more inhabitants that employs a firefighter who is a full-time firefighter in a different downstate firefighter pension fund to mak...
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2019-05-31
Passed Both Houses
ILSB1507EnrollCreates the Civil Remedies for Nonconsensual Dissemination of Private Sexual Images Act. Defines terms. Provides that a depicted individual who is identifiable and who suffers harm from a person's intentional dissemination or threatened dissemination...
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2019-05-31
Passed Both Houses
ILSB1719EngrossCreates the Keep Internet Devices Safe Act. Includes a statement of legislative intent and defines terms. Provides that no private entity may turn on or enable, cause to be turned on or enabled, or otherwise use a digital device's microphone to liste...
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2019-05-31
Final Action Deadline Extended-9(b) June 30, 2019
ILSB0222EngrossAmends the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act. Provides that it is an unlawful practice to offer to consumers at retail a rebate made on a rebate card that charges dormancy fees or other post-issuance fees. Defines "rebate card".
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2019-05-31
Final Action Deadline Extended-9(b) June 30, 2019
ILSB1641EnrollAmends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Requires the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) to identify and flag college students who are potentially eligible to receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. Provides that the...
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2019-05-31
Passed Both Houses
ILSB1786EngrossAmends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that the amendatory Act may be referred to as the License to Work Act. Deletes language providing that all notices sent to a person involved in an administrative proceeding shall state that failure to satisf...
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2019-05-31
Final Action Deadline Extended-9(b) June 30, 2019
ILHB0163EngrossAmends the Illinois Controlled Substances Act. Provides that the information required to be transmitted under the prescription monitoring program must be transmitted not later than the end of the business day on which a controlled substance is dispen...
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2019-05-31
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB1557EngrossAmends the Illinois Insurance Code. Creates the Pharmacy Benefits Managers Article. Provides that a pharmacy benefits manager may not prohibit a pharmacy or pharmacist from providing a customer with a more affordable alternative if a more affordable ...
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2019-05-31
Final Action Deadline Extended-9(b) June 30, 2019
ILSB0651EnrollAmends the Public Utilities Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title and applicability of the Electric Service Customer Choice and Rate Relief Law of 1997.
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2019-05-31
Passed Both Houses
ILSB1124IntroAmends the Tobacco Products Tax Act of 1995. Provides that, beginning on July 1, 2019, "tobacco products" also includes electronic cigarettes. Effective immediately.
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2019-05-31
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILHB0252EnrollAmends the Illinois Human Rights Act. Provides that "employer" includes any person employing one (instead of 15) or more employees within Illinois during 20 or more calendar weeks within the calendar year of or preceding the alleged violation. Provid...
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2019-05-31
Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Toi W. Hutchinson
ILHB0120EnrollAmends the Freedom of Information Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2019-05-31
Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Toi W. Hutchinson
ILHB3233EngrossAmends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that the Secretary of State shall include, in the Illinois Rules of the Road publication, information advising drivers how to safely share the road with large trucks, including how to safely pass a large tru...
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2019-05-31
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILHB2838EngrossAmends the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act. Provides that, for contracts entered into on or after July 1, 2019, a direct contractor making or taking a contract in the State for the erection, construction, alteration, or repair of a building,...
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2019-05-31
To Senate Assignments Committee
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