Illinois Senator Patricia Vanpelt-Watkins [D] | Bills

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ILSB1407EngrossCreates the Illinois Hazardous Materials Workforce Training Act. Contains only a short title provision.
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2019-05-24
To House Rules 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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2019-05-23
Correctional Note Filed
ILSB1510EngrossAmends the Nursing Home Care Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2019-05-23
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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2019-05-23
To House Executive Committee
ILHB3343EnrollAmends 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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2019-05-23
Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura M. Murphy
ILSB0009EngrossCreates the Coal Ash Cleanup and Storage Act. Provides a short title only.
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2019-05-23
[Hearing: May 24 @ 8:30 am]
To House Energy & Environment 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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2019-05-23
To House Rules Committee
ILHB0003EngrossAmends the Hospital Report Card Act to require that each hospital include in its quarterly report instances of preterm infants, infant mortality, and maternal mortality. Requires the reporting of racial and ethnic information of the infants' mothers,...
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2019-05-23
Placed on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 3
ILSB1966EngrossAmends the State Appellate Defender Act. Creates the Public Defender Bail Reform Grant Program to assist county public defenders in implementing a provision of the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963 which requires counsel at bail hearings. Provides t...
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2019-05-23
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
ILHB2649EngrossAmends the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963. Creates a bill of rights for children of incarcerated parents. Provides that the Department of Corrections, the county sheriff, or county correctional department shall develop and implement policies and ...
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2019-05-23
Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Bill Cunningham
ILHB2719EngrossAmends 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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2019-05-23
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 24, 2019
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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2019-05-23
Passed Both Houses
ILHB0026EngrossCreates the Public University Uniform Admission Act. Requires each public university in this State to admit first-time freshman applicants as undergraduate students if the applicant graduated with a grade point average in the top 10% or was certified...
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2019-05-23
Placed on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 1
ILHB2444EngrossAmends the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963. Provides that at the initial bail hearing or any subsequent hearing, the defendant shall be released on recognizance if the judge finds that the defendant's pre-trial detention will harm any infant or ch...
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2019-05-23
Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Bill Cunningham
ILSB2249IntroCreates the Access to Justice Grant Program Act. Establishes a Program and a Panel to issue and award grants to 2 community-based organizations to increase outreach, education on legal matters, and access to legal services to low-income communities o...
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2019-05-23
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILHB0205EngrossAmends the Critical Health Problems and Comprehensive Health Education Act to require the instruction on mental health and illness to evaluate the multiple dimensions of health by reviewing the relationship between physical and mental health so as to...
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2019-05-22
Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 Postponed - Higher Education
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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2019-05-22
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILHB3331EnrollAmends 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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2019-05-22
Passed Both Houses
ILHB0051EngrossAmends the Unified Code of Corrections. Provides that if an offender defaults in the payment of a fine or any installment of that fine, no less than 30 days before the issuance of a warrant, a notice shall be mailed to the offender by first class mai...
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2019-05-22
Senate Floor Amendment No. 2 Postponed - Criminal Law
ILHB0002EngrossAmends the Medical Patient Rights Act. Provides that every woman has certain rights with regard to pregnancy and childbirth, including the right to receive care that is consistent with current scientific evidence about benefits and risks, the right t...
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2019-05-22
Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Health Care Availability & Accessibility Committee; 005-000-000
ILSB2132IntroCreates the Clean Energy Jobs Act. Contains only a short title provision.
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2019-05-21
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Steve Stadelman
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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2019-05-21
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Sue Scherer
ILHB1613EnrollAmends 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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2019-05-21
Passed Both Houses
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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2019-05-21
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Mark L. Walker
ILHB2244EnrollAmends the Unified Code of Corrections. Provides that the conditions of every parole and mandatory supervised release include that the subject: (1) not knowingly frequent (rather than frequent) places where controlled substances are illegally sold, u...
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2019-05-21
Passed Both Houses
ILSB1596PassAmends 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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2019-05-17
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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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2019-05-17
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
ILHB2983EnrollCreates 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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2019-05-17
Passed Both Houses
ILHB3129EnrollAmends 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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2019-05-17
Passed Both Houses
ILHB2040EnrollAmends 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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2019-05-17
Sent to the Governor
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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2019-05-14
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
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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2019-05-14
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
ILHB2275EngrossAmends the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act. Removes language concerning impasse procedures involving an educational employer whose territorial boundaries are coterminous with those of a city having a population in excess of 500,000. Repeals ...
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2019-05-14
Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina Castro
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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2019-05-10
To House Rules 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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2019-05-10
To House Rules Committee
ILHB2519EngrossRepeals the Statewide Organized Gang Database Act. Effective January 1, 2020.
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2019-05-10
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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2019-05-10
To House Rules Committee
ILHB0595EngrossAmends the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2019-05-10
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB1829EngrossCreates the Workplace Transparency Act. Provides that an employer shall not enter into a contract or agreement with an employee or applicant if that contract or agreement contains a nondisclosure or nondisparagement clause or forced arbitration claus...
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2019-05-10
To House Rules Committee
ILHB1587EngrossAmends the Unified Code of Corrections. Provides that in imposing a sentence for an offense that requires a mandatory minimum sentence of imprisonment or probation or conditional discharge of 2 years or more, the court may sentence the offender to pr...
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2019-05-09
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 14, 2019
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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2019-05-02
To Senate Assignments Committee
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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2019-04-25
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura M. Murphy
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
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
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
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
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