Illinois Senator Patricia Vanpelt-Watkins [D]

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ILSB2132IntroCreates the Clean Energy Jobs Act. Contains only a short title provision.
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2019-04-15
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSJR0026IntroRescinds Illinois' ratification of the Corwin Amendment to the United States Constitution.
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2019-04-15
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
ILSB0021IntroAmends the Prevention of Tobacco Use by Minors and Sale and Distribution of Tobacco Products Act. Changes the name of the Act to the Prevention of Tobacco Use by Persons under 21 Years of Age and Sale and Distribution of Tobacco Products Act. Raises ...
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2019-04-12
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB1158IntroAmends the Unified Code of Corrections. Repeals provision that committed persons shall be responsible to reimburse the Department of Corrections for the expenses incurred by their incarceration at a rate to be determined by the Department. Amends the...
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2019-04-12
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB2142IntroCreates the Illinois Legislative Youth Advisory Council Act. Provides that the purpose of the Council is to facilitate communication between the youth of the State of Illinois and the elected branches of State government regarding the issues, interes...
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2019-04-12
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB1510EngrossAmends the Nursing Home Care Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2019-04-12
To House Rules Committee
ILSB1679IntroAmends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that beginning in State fiscal year 2020, the specified income threshold shall be no less than 200% of the then-current federal poverty level for each family size. Effective July 1, 2019.
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2019-04-12
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB1485EngrossCreates the Racial Impact Note Act. Provides that every bill which has or could have a disparate impact on racial and ethnic minorities, upon the request of any member, shall have prepared for it, before second reading in the house of introduction, a...
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2019-04-12
To House Rules Committee
ILSR0301IntroUrges an investment of $1 billion by the State for affordable housing to be included in the next capital budget.
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2019-04-12
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILHB3343EngrossAmends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Requires the Department of Human Services to establish a Restaurant Meals Program to permit individuals who are elderly, persons with a disability, and homeless individuals to redeem their Supplemental Nutrition A...
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2019-04-12
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB1532IntroCreates the Reduction of Lead Service Lines Act. Requires community water supplies to identify and replace all lead service lines that connect to a water main. Provides that every community water supply in Illinois that has known lead service lines s...
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2019-04-12
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB2081IntroAmends the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963. Creates the Forensic Science Act. Provides that a convicted person may file a petition for relief based on relevant forensic scientific evidence that was not available to be offered at the convicted pers...
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2019-04-12
To Senate Assignments Committee
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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2019-04-12
To House Transportation: Vehicles & Safety Committee
ILSB2091IntroAmends the Higher Education Student Assistance Act. Provides that, beginning with the 2019-2020 academic year, the Illinois Student Assistance Commission must implement and administer a program to award Early Childhood Workforce Free College grants t...
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2019-04-12
Rule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 2, 2019
ILHB3129EngrossAmends the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Article of the Illinois Public Aid Code. Removes a provision requiring the Department of Human Services to increase TANF grant amounts in effect on June 30, 2008 by 15%. Provides that TANF grant amou...
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2019-04-12
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILHB3331EngrossAmends the Homelessness Prevention Act. Changes certain types of assistance grantees shall offer households to prevent homelessness as follows: (1) payment of a rent or mortgage arrearage (rather than payment of a rent or mortgage arrearage in an amo...
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2019-04-12
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB1467EngrossAmends the Higher Education Student Assistance Act. Provides that a person is a qualified applicant if, despite not meeting other residency requirements, the applicant is a resident of Illinois at the time of application and at some point after leavi...
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2019-04-11
To House Rules Committee
ILSB0010EngrossAmends the School Code. Provides that in fixing the salaries of teachers, a school board shall pay those who serve on a full-time basis a rate not less than (i) $32,076 for the 2020-2021 school year, (ii) $34,576 for the 2021-2022 school year, (iii) ...
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2019-04-11
To House Rules Committee
ILSB1255EngrossAmends the Higher Education Student Assistance Act. With regard to the Illinois Veteran grant program, provides that, beginning with the 2019-2020 academic year, a veteran may transfer his or her benefits to a qualified dependent if certain condition...
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2019-04-11
To House Rules Committee
ILSB1828EngrossCreates 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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2019-04-11
To House Rules Committee
ILSB0024EngrossAmends 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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2019-04-11
To House Rules Committee
ILSB0075EngrossCreates 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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2019-04-11
To House Rules Committee
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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2019-04-11
To House Rules Committee
ILHB1613EngrossAmends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Deletes language providing that the Section concerning the traffic and pedestrian stop statistical study is repealed on July 1, 2019. Provides that the Department of Transportation shall report specified findings and...
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2019-04-11
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB1524EngrossCreates the Illinois Student Loan Investment Act. Provides for the establishment, operation, and administration of the Student Investment Account by the State Treasurer. Provides that the State Treasurer shall establish fees to cover the costs of adm...
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2019-04-11
To House Rules Committee
ILHB2519EngrossRepeals the Statewide Organized Gang Database Act. Effective January 1, 2020.
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2019-04-10
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB1188EngrossAmends the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963. Provides that a defendant charged with one or more misdemeanors and for whom a court has determined under the Code that a bona fide doubt of the defendant's fitness has been raised may be admitted into a...
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2019-04-10
To House Rules Committee
ILSB1429EngrossAmends the Evidence Article of the Code of Civil Procedure. Provides that evidence of a person's immigration status is not admissible in any civil proceeding unless: it is essential to prove an element of a claim or an affirmative defense; or a perso...
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2019-04-10
To House Rules Committee
ILHB2983EngrossCreates the Youth Homelessness Prevention Subcommittee Act. Requires the Governor's Cabinet on Children and Youth to create the Youth Homelessness Prevention Subcommittee to drive the State's strategic vision for preventing homelessness among youth l...
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2019-04-10
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB1633IntroProvides that the Act may be referred to as the Children and Young Adult Mental Health Crisis Act. Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Requires the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to restructure the Family Support Program (Program) to: ...
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2019-04-08
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILHB0345PassAmends the Prevention of Tobacco Use by Minors and Sale and Distribution of Tobacco Products Act. Changes the short title of the Act to the Prevention of Tobacco Use by Persons under 21 Years of Age and Sale and Distribution of Tobacco Products Act. ...
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2019-04-08
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ILSR0063IntroUrges the General Assembly to continue to investigate and identify areas in which the State can improve with respect to the prevention of maternal mortality, especially among vulnerable populations.
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2019-04-04
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Steven M. Landek
ILSB1730IntroAmends the Children and Family Services Act. Provides that, for State Fiscal Year 2020, the Department of Children and Family Services shall increase reimbursement rates payable to each private agency with a purchase of service contract or grant from...
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2019-04-03
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Pursuant to Senate Rule 3-8(b-1), this amendment will remain in the Committee on Assignments.
ILHJR0007EngrossDirects the Auditor General to conduct a performance audit of the Illinois State Police Division of Forensic Services.
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2019-04-03
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB0066IntroCreates the Law Enforcement Gang Database Information Act. Provides that each law enforcement agency that maintains a gang database or has access to a shared gang database shall have a policy regarding those databases. Provides that the policy shall ...
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2019-03-28
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB0077IntroAmends the Eviction Article of the Code of Civil Procedure. Provides that eviction proceedings shall be sealed and remain so unless a final order of eviction in favor of the plaintiff is entered. Provides that unsealed records shall remain unsealed f...
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2019-03-28
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB1187IntroCreates the Right to Shop Act. Requires a carrier offering a health plan to develop and implement a program that provides incentives for enrollees in a health plan who elect to receive a comparable health care service from a provider that collects le...
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2019-03-28
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB1598IntroAmends the Illinois Insurance Code. Provides that an insurer may not use a person's ZIP code in underwriting or rating automobile insurance, including the determination of premium rates.
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2019-03-28
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB0085IntroAmends the Consumer Installment Loan Act. Defines "title-secured loan". Provides that for title-secured loans entered into or renewed on or after the effective date of the Act: (i) a licensee shall not contract for or receive a charge exceeding 36% a...
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2019-03-28
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSR0271PassDeclares March 28, 2019 as Celebrating Women in Public Office Day.
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2019-03-28
Resolution Adopted
ILSR0079PassDeclares June 10, 2019 as 19th Amendment Ratification Day in the State of Illinois.
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2019-03-28
Resolution Adopted
ILSB2019IntroAmends the Illinois Act on the Aging. Provides that the rates and minimum mandated wage increases for homemaker services shall be, at a minimum, as of January 1, 2019, a rate of $19.96 per hour, for a minimum wage of $12 per hour, and as of July 1, 2...
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2019-03-28
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB1972IntroCreates the Healthy Workplace Act and amends the State Finance Act. Requires employers to provide specified paid sick days to employees. Sets forth the purposes for and manner in which the sick days may be used. Contains provisions regarding employer...
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2019-03-28
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB2084IntroAmends the Public Utilities Act. Authorizes the Illinois Commerce Commission to extend the time for considering a certificate of service authority request by an alternative retail electric supplier under specified circumstances. Adds to the findings ...
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2019-03-28
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSR0193PassDeclares the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Day at the Capitol on March 27, 2019.
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2019-03-27
Resolution Adopted
ILSB1593IntroAmends the Department of Human Services Act. Requires the Department of Human Services to establish a Youth Training and Education in the Building Trades Program to award grants to community-based organizations for the purpose of establishing trainin...
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2019-03-22
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB0250IntroCreates the SAFE Act. Provides that on and after January 1, 2020, funding formulas based on population shall include prisoners as residents based on the place where they resided before incarceration or the place they intend to return. Amends the Illi...
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2019-03-21
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB1596EnrollAmends the Worker's Compensation Act and the Workers' Occupational Diseases Act. Provides that specified Sections limiting recovery do not apply to injuries or death resulting from an occupational disease as to which the recovery of compensation bene...
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2019-03-20
Sent to the Governor
ILSR0207PassMourns the death of Nicholas Charles Anthony Spaniak of Elk Grove Village.
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2019-03-14
Resolution Adopted
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