Illinois Representative Terra Costa Howard [D]

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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
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
ILHB2767EnrollAmends the Illinois Police Training Act. Provides that minimum in-service training requirements, which a police officer must satisfactorily complete every 3 years, shall include mental health awareness and response as reflected in the Illinois Mental...
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2019-06-14
Sent to the Governor
ILHB3404EnrollAmends various Acts relating to the governance of public universities and community colleges in Illinois. Provides that, for the 2020-2021 academic year and for each academic year thereafter, a university or community college district must make avail...
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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
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
ILHB3390EnrollAmends the Animal Welfare Act. Provides that a kennel operator shall install in the kennel a fire alarm monitoring system that triggers notification to local emergency responders when activated. Provides that the Department of Agriculture shall deny ...
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2019-06-14
Sent to the Governor
ILHB2652EnrollAmends the Energy Efficient Building Act. Provides that references to the International Code Council's International Energy Conservation Code includes Appendix RB. Effective immediately.
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2019-06-14
Sent to the Governor
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
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
ILHB0096IntroAmends the Criminal Code of 2012. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2019-06-06
To House Rules Committee
ILSB2038EnrollAmends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that the Secretary of State shall include, in the Illinois Rules of the Road publication, information advising drivers to use the zipper merge method when merging into a reduced number of lanes (drivers in m...
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2019-06-06
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
ILSB1591EnrollAmends the Use Tax Act, the Service Use Tax Act, the Service Occupation Tax Act, and the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act. Creates an exemption for qualified tangible personal property used in the construction or operation of a data center that has been...
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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
ILHB2522IntroCreates the Legislative Accessibility Act. Provides that the General Assembly shall make all efforts to increase public accessibility to the General Assembly, and specifies the efforts to be included. Provides that the Secretary of State shall make a...
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2019-06-01
To House Rules Committee
ILSJR0021PassEncourages the Illinois State Board of Education, special education cooperatives, and each school district in this State to consider the potential benefits of inclusive education for children with and without disabilities in Illinois.
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2019-06-01
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Frances Ann Hurley
ILHB3426EngrossAmends the Property Tax Code. Provides that, if an airport authority enters into a lease with a tenant to occupy space on airport premises, and the tenant is liable for the payment of property taxes on the property, the lease shall contain certain la...
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2019-05-31
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILHB1482EngrossAmends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that a person also commits aggravated battery when, in committing a battery, other than by the discharge of a firearm, he or she knowingly causes great bodily harm or permanent disability or disfigurement to...
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2019-05-31
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILHB0827IntroAmends the Election Code. Provides for the election of the board of trustees of the City Colleges of Chicago, Illinois Community College District No. 508, at the general primary election in 2020 on a nonpartisan ballot. Provides that a member of the ...
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2019-05-31
To House Rules Committee
ILHB2174EngrossAmends the Managed Care Reform and Patient Rights Act. Provides that every health insurance carrier that provides coverage for prescription drugs shall ensure that no fewer than 25% of certain individual and group plans offered shall apply a pre-dedu...
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2019-05-31
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILHB1468IntroAmends the Children and Family Services Act. Provides that the Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission shall study and make recommendations to the General Assembly regarding the availability of youth services to reduce the use of detention and prevent d...
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2019-05-31
To House Rules Committee
ILHB3432IntroAmends the School Code. Requires each school district to maintain an on-site trauma kit at each school of the district for bleeding emergencies. Provides that at least once every 2 years, a school board shall conduct in-service training for all schoo...
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2019-05-31
To House Rules Committee
ILSJR0014PassCreates the Home Birth Maternity Care Crisis Study Committee to provide the General Assembly a consumer-focused, evidence-based solution to the Illinois Home Birth Maternity Care Crisis.
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2019-05-31
Adopted Both Houses
ILHJR0046PassDesignates First Avenue in Melrose Park as it travels from its intersection with North Avenue to its intersection with River Road as the "Kiddieland Amusement Park Road".
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2019-05-31
Adopted Both Houses
ILSB1510EngrossAmends the Nursing Home Care Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2019-05-30
To House Rules Committee
ILHB2974IntroAmends the Illinois Income Tax Act. Provides that a taxpayer who is a family caregiver is eligible to receive a nonrefundable income tax credit in an amount equal to 100% of the eligible expenditures incurred by the taxpayer during the taxable year r...
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2019-05-30
To House Rules Committee
ILHB1441IntroCreates the Wholesale Importation of Prescription Drugs Act. Requires the Department of Public Health to design an importation program where the State is the licensed wholesaler of imported drugs from licensed, regulated Canadian suppliers. Requires ...
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2019-05-30
To House Rules Committee
ILHB3493IntroCreates the Prescription Drug Affordability Act. Defines terms. Creates the Prescription Drug Affordability Board and includes provisions regarding: purpose; members; alternate members; conflict of interest; terms; additional staff; salary; compensat...
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2019-05-30
To House Rules Committee
ILSB1379EngrossAmends the Property Tax Code. Provides that, in counties with 3,000,000 or more inhabitants, taxpayers of income producing property shall submit income and expense data related to the property annually to the chief county assessment officer. Provides...
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2019-05-29
To House Rules Committee
ILSB1581EngrossAmends the Counties Code. Provides that the special county retailers' occupation tax for public safety, public facilities, mental health, substance abuse, or transportation may additionally be imposed for senior citizen programs and social services i...
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2019-05-29
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
ILHB0350IntroAmends the Downstate Teachers and State Universities Articles of the Illinois Pension Code. Requires an employer to make an additional employer contribution for a participant whose earnings for any academic year used to determine the final rate of ea...
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2019-05-28
To House Rules Committee
ILHB3409IntroAmends the State Fire Marshal Act. Provides that the Office of the State Fire Marshal shall adopt new rules for the storage, handling, and use of ethylene oxide for sterilization and fumigation in accordance with Section 55 of the National Fire Prote...
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2019-05-28
To House Rules Committee
ILHB3840EngrossAmends the University of Illinois Hospital Act and the Hospital Licensing Act. Requires a hospital organized or licensed under those Acts to provide a patient who is treated for opioid overdose at the hospital with one dose of or one prescription for...
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2019-05-28
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILHB0471EngrossAmends the Foreign Banking Office Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
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2019-05-24
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB1588EngrossCreates the Sexual Harassment No Contact Order Act. Adds provisions relating to: purpose; definitions; persons protected; commencement of action and filing fees; pleading and nondisclosure of address; application of rules of civil procedure and victi...
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2019-05-24
To House Rules Committee
ILSB1858EngrossAmends the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act. Provides that internal (also known as female) and male condoms, incontinence products, diapers, and baby wipes shall be taxed by the State at a rate of 1% (currently, 6.25%). Provides that the net revenue fro...
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2019-05-23
To House Rules Committee
ILHB2600IntroCreates the Illinois Disability Integration Act. Provides that no public entity or long-term service or support (LTSS) insurance provider shall deny an individual with an LTSS disability who is eligible for institutional placement community-based lon...
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2019-05-23
To House Rules Committee
ILHB2498IntroAmends the Use Tax Act, the Service Use Tax Act, the Service Occupation Tax Act, and the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act. Reduces the rate of tax on diapers and baby wipes to 1% (currently, 6.25%), changing the distribution of the proceeds from the tax...
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2019-05-21
To House Rules Committee
ILHB3191EngrossAmends the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963. Provides that in a proceeding for the prosecution of an offense of criminal sexual assault, predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, aggravated criminal sexual assault, criminal sexual abuse, or agg...
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2019-05-21
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILHB3632IntroAmends the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act. Provides that an "abused child" includes a child whose parent or immediate family member, among others, causes or permits a child to suffer unjustifiable or significant mental suffering. Amends the...
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2019-05-21
To House Rules Committee
ILHB3648IntroAmends the General Assembly Article of the Illinois Pension Code. Provides that none of the benefits provided for in the Article shall be paid to any person who (i) first becomes a member on or after the effective date of the amendatory Act and (ii) ...
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2019-05-20
To House Rules Committee
ILHB2900IntroAmends the Illinois Income Tax Act if and only if Senate Bill 1 of the 101st General Assembly becomes law. Provides that a withholding tax credit for full-time equivalent employees created in Senate Bill 1 applies for reporting periods that begin on ...
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2019-05-16
To House Rules Committee
ILHB2267EngrossAmends the Election Code. Provides for the election of the Chicago Board of Education at the general primary election in 2020 only as a nonpartisan election on a separate ballot. Provides that a member of the Chicago Board of Education shall be elect...
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2019-05-14
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB2144EngrossCreates the Complete Streets Act. Requires the Department of Transportation to use federal or State funds allocated for transportation projects to improve safety, access, and mobility for users of the various modes of transportation. Creates the Comp...
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2019-05-14
To House Rules Committee
ILHB0817EngrossAmends the School Code. Defines "computer science education". Requires the State Board of Education to establish an Office of Computer Science Education and to select an Executive Director for that Office. Requires the Executive Director to work with...
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2019-05-10
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILHB2258EngrossAmends the School Code. With regard to the prerequisites to receiving a high school diploma, provides that a pupil must complete one year chosen from music, art, foreign language, vocational education, or speech (rather than music, art, foreign langu...
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2019-05-10
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILSB0219EngrossAmends the Unified Code of Corrections. Provides that a period of probation, a term of periodic imprisonment or conditional discharge shall not be imposed for a violation of child pornography if the child is a household or family member of the defend...
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2019-05-10
To House Rules Committee
ILHB1115EngrossAmends the Unified Code of Corrections. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the Department of Juvenile Justice assuming the duties of the Juvenile Division of the Department of Corrections.
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2019-05-10
To Senate Assignments Committee
ILHB0841EngrossAmends the Criminal Code of 2012. Creates the offense of first responder endangerment. Provides that a person commits the offense when he or she knowingly creates a dangerous condition and intentionally conceals the dangerous condition in a commercia...
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2019-05-10
To Senate Assignments Committee
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