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Email: greenm@icpas.org Legislative Report December 8, 2021
Prepared by: Martin Green
ILLINOIS CPA SOCIETY CAPITOL OFFICE
General Accounting Tracking Report
101st (Ist Spring 2019)
Bill Information
APPOINT-DEBORAH HAGAN
(MUÑOZ A)

Nominates Deborah Hagan to be the Secretary of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.

  RECENT STATUS

5/31/2019 - Do Advise and Consent Passed 059-000-000

5/31/2019 - Appointment Confirmed Confirmed in the Senate by 059-000-000.

5/31/2019 - Executive Appointments

EMPLOYMENT-TECH
(MADIGAN M)

Amends the Job Opportunities for Qualified Applicants Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.

  RECENT STATUS

1/13/2021 - Session Sine Die

4/12/2019 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

4/9/2019 - Held on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate **

BUSINESS-TECH
(SCHERER S)

Amends the Professional Limited Liability Company Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.

  RECENT STATUS

1/13/2021 - Session Sine Die

4/12/2019 - House Floor Amendment No. 1 Rule 19(c) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

4/12/2019 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

HUM RIGHTS-EMPLOYER-DEFINITION
(GUZZARDI W)

Amends 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. Provides that "employer" does not include any place of worship with respect to the employment of individuals of a particular religion to perform work connected with the carrying on by the place of worship of its activities.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 - Adds an effective date of July 1, 2020.

  RECENT STATUS

8/20/2019 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0430

8/20/2019 - Effective Date July 1, 2020

8/20/2019 - GOVERNOR APPROVED

COMM ON FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY
(REICK S)

Creates the Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform Act. Provides that the Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform shall consist of 18 voting members. Provides for the appointment of the members. Provides that the Commission shall undertake a review of executive branch State agencies and provide recommendations for improvement. Provides that the Commission shall submit a report to the Governor and the General Assembly. Creates the Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform Fund, which may receive gifts, grants, and donations from any lawful source. Provides that moneys in the Fund shall be used by the Commission exclusively for public purposes. Provides that the Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform shall operate as a 501(c)(4) entity under the federal Internal Revenue Code. Repeals the Act on October 1, 2021. Amends the State Finance Act to create the Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform Fund. Effective immediately.

  RECENT STATUS

1/13/2021 - Session Sine Die

3/29/2019 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

3/27/2019 - House Agency Operation Subcommittee

OPEN ILLINOIS CHECKBOOK ACT
(MCSWEENEY D)

House Committee Amendment No. 1 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the State Comptroller Act. Requires the Comptroller's online ledger to include expenditure amounts and dates of expenditure, the vendor to which each expenditure was made, the State agency making each expenditure, the salaries of each employee, and, to the extent possible, graphical data. Effective immediately.

  RECENT STATUS

8/7/2019 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0212

8/7/2019 - Effective Date August 7, 2019

8/7/2019 - GOVERNOR APPROVED

TOBACCO PRODUCTS-UNDER 21
(LILLY C)

Amends 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 the age for whom tobacco products, electronic cigarettes, and alternative nicotine products may be sold to and possessed by from at least 18 years of age to at least 21 years of age. Defines "electronic cigarette". Repeals the Smokeless Tobacco Limitation Act. Amends various other Acts to make conforming changes. Effective July 1, 2019.

House Committee Amendment No. 1 - Makes technical changes.

  RECENT STATUS

4/8/2019 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0002

4/8/2019 - Effective Date July 1, 2019

4/8/2019 - GOVERNOR APPROVED

EQUAL PAY ACT-WAGE HISTORY
(MOELLER A)

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Equal Pay Act of 2003. Provides that the exceptions to the equal pay requirement based on sex also apply to the equal pay requirement for African-American employees. Provides that an employer may prohibit a human resources employee, supervisor, or other employee whose job responsibilities require or allow access to other employees' wage or salary information from disclosing that information without prior written consent from the employee whose information is sought or requested. Provides that specified provisions shall not be construed to prevent an employer or employment agency from: providing information about the wages, benefits, compensation, or salary offered in relation to a position; or engaging in discussions with an applicant for employment about the applicant's expectations with respect to wage or salary, benefits, and other compensation. Provides that an employer is not in violation of specified provisions when a job applicant voluntarily and without prompting discloses his or her current or prior wage or salary history, including benefits or other compensation, on the condition that the employer does not consider or rely on the voluntary disclosures as a factor in determining whether to offer a job applicant employment, in making an offer of compensation, or in determining future wages, salary, benefits, or other compensation. Makes other changes. Effective 60 days after becoming law.

  RECENT STATUS

8/1/2019 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Andr? Thapedi

7/31/2019 - Effective Date September 29, 2019

7/31/2019 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0177

EQUAL PAY ACT WAGE INFORMATION
(MCDERMED M)

Amends the Equal Pay Act of 2003. Provides that it is unlawful for an employer to require an employee to sign a contract or waiver that would prohibit the employee from disclosing or discussing the employee's wage or salary; however, an employer may prohibit a human resources employee, a supervisor, or any other employee whose job responsibilities require or allow access to other employees' wage or salary information from disclosing such information without prior written consent from the employee whose information is sought or requested. Provides that it is unlawful for an employer to seek the wage or salary history of a prospective employee from the prospective employee or a current or former employer or to require that a prospective employee's prior wage or salary history meet certain criteria, with some exceptions. Provides that an employer against whom an action is brought alleging a violation of the Act's prohibition against gender-based wage differentials and who, within the previous 3 years and prior to the commencement of the action, has completed a self-evaluation of the employer's pay practices in good faith and can demonstrate that reasonable progress has been made toward eliminating wage differentials based on gender for the same or substantially similar work in accordance with that evaluation shall have an affirmative defense to liability. Provides that an employer who cannot demonstrate that the evaluation was reasonable in detail and scope shall not be entitled to an affirmative defense, but shall not be liable for any civil fine in excess of: (1) $500 per employee affected, if the employer has fewer than 4 employees; or (2) $2,500 per employee affected, if the employer has 4 or more employees. Provides that if an employee recovers unpaid wages under the Act and also files a complaint or brings a sex discrimination action under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 that results in additional recovery under federal law for the same violation, the employee shall return to the employer the amounts recovered under State law or the amounts recovered under federal law, whichever is less.

  RECENT STATUS

1/13/2021 - Session Sine Die

3/29/2019 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

3/27/2019 - House Wage Policy and Study Subcommittee

GAMING-TECH
(ZALEWSKI M)

Amends the Bingo License and Tax Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the issuance of bingo licenses by the Department of Revenue.

  RECENT STATUS

1/13/2021 - Session Sine Die

5/31/2019 - House Floor Amendment No. 4 Rule 19(c) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

5/31/2019 - House Floor Amendment No. 3 Rule 19(c) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

CANNABIS REGULATION & TAX ACT
(CASSIDY K)

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Creates the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act and amends various Acts. Provides that it is lawful for persons 21 years of age or older to possess, use, and purchase limited amounts of cannabis for personal use in accordance with the Act. Authorizes registered qualifying patients to cultivate limited amounts of cannabis for personal use. Provides for the regulation and licensing of various entities and occupations engaged in cultivation, dispensing, processing, transportation, and other activities regarding cannabis for adult use. Sets forth duties of an Illinois Cannabis Regulation Oversight Officer, the Department of State Police, the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, the Department of Public Health, the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, the Department of Human Services, the Department of Revenue, the State Treasurer, the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority, and other governmental entities. Provides for expungement of minor cannabis violations under specified circumstances. Creates a Restore, Reinvest, and Renew Program and a Restore, Reinvest, and Renew Program Board and contains various provisions regarding a low-interest loan program for social equity applicants, investment in communities that have suffered because of drug policies, and the promotion of cannabis business ownership by individuals who have resided in areas of high poverty and high enforcement of cannabis-related laws. Contains provisions regarding health and safety, packaging, advertising, local ordinances, providing financial services to a cannabis-related legitimate business, and other matters. Creates a Cannabis Cultivation Privilege Tax and a Cannabis Purchaser Excise Tax. Authorizes the imposition of a County Cannabis Retailers' Occupation Tax and a Municipal Cannabis Retailers' Occupation Tax. Provides for allocation of revenues and creates various funds in the State treasury. Repeals the Cannabis and Controlled Substances Tax Act. Contains home rule preemptions. Contains other provisions. Effective immediately.

  RECENT STATUS

6/25/2019 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0027

6/25/2019 - Effective Date June 25, 2019

6/25/2019 - GOVERNOR APPROVED

PREVENT OUTSOURCING TASK FORCE
(HALPIN M)

Amends the Illinois Municipal Code. Creates the Quad Cities Outsourcing Prevention Task Force. Provides that the Task Force will consist of 11 members appointed by the President and minority leader of the Senate, the Speaker and minority leader of the House of Representatives, the Director of the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, the county board chairman of Rock Island County, and the Governor. Provides that the Governor shall appoint one member from the organization that represents the largest number of businesses in the Quad Cities (the Cities of East Moline, Moline, and Rock Island) and the county board chairman of Rock Island County shall appoint one member from an organization that represents union workers. Provides that the members of the Task Force shall not receive compensation and shall hold meetings at least quarterly. Provides that the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity shall provide administrative and other support to the Task Force. Provides that on or before January 1, 2020, the Task Force shall prepare and submit a report to the General Assembly and the report shall, at a minimum: (1) recommend how the State can keep employers and jobs in Illinois; (2) identify and describe best practices to prevent outsourcing of Illinois jobs; and (3) identify employment sectors most affected by outsourcing. Provides that the Division creating and concerning the Task Force shall be repealed 2 years after the effective date of the amendatory Act. Effective immediately.

  RECENT STATUS

7/26/2019 - Effective Date July 26, 2019

7/26/2019 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0127

7/26/2019 - GOVERNOR APPROVED

CRIM CD-THEFT&RETAIL THEFT
(SLAUGHTER J)

Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Increases the threshold amount of theft not from the person and retail theft that enhances the offense from a misdemeanor to a felony to $2,000. Provides that an enhancement from a misdemeanor to a felony based on a prior conviction must only be for felony theft.

  RECENT STATUS

1/13/2021 - Session Sine Die

6/23/2020 - Rule 19(b) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

5/23/2020 - House Bills on Second Reading

SERVICE MEMBER-EXPEDITED LIC
(GREENWOOD L)

House Floor Amendment No. 3 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of House Amendment No. 1 with changes. Modifies the additional responsibilities of the military liaison to include virtual, phone, or in-person periodic meetings with each military installation military and family support center. Provides for expedited occupational or professional licenses (rather than temporary occupational or professional licenses). Removes provisions requiring a service member or his or her spouse to present military orders as evidence of residence in order to receive a temporary expedited license. Restores provisions requiring a service member or his or her spouse to include proof of an application for full licensure as a part of his or her expedited license application. Strikes a provision concerning the duration of a temporary expedited license issued to a service member or his or her spouse. Modifies provisions concerning the reactivation (rather than renewal) of a license by a service member or his or her spouse. Makes other changes.

House Floor Amendment No. 4 - Provides that the review and determination (currently, review only) of an application for a license issued by a department shall be expedited by the department within 60 days after the date on which the applicant provides the department with all necessary documentation required for licensure. Removes a requirement specifying that an application to reactivate a license must include proof that the service member is assigned to a duty station in this State, is deployed overseas, or has orders (or a letter from his or her commander) designating that the service member shall be assigned within 180 days to a duty station in this State, or has established legal residence in this State. Makes conforming changes.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 - Restores provisions specifying that fees paid by applicants for expedited occupational or professional licenses issued to service members and spouses of service members shall not be refundable.

  RECENT STATUS

8/9/2019 - Effective Date January 1, 2020

8/9/2019 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0240

8/9/2019 - GOVERNOR APPROVED

PROCURE-WORK VERIFY SOFTWARE
(MUSSMAN M)

Amends the Illinois Procurement Code. Provides that any contract entered into between a governmental entity and a contractor for the provision of professional or technical services in excess of $100,000 shall require a contractor to use software to verify that hours billed for work under the contract for services performed on a computer are legitimate. Provides that the contract shall specify that the governmental entity will not pay for hours worked on a computer, unless those hours are verifiable by the software or by data collected by the software. Provides for the required functions of the software to be used. Requires a contractor to store data collected by the software for 7 years, and to retrieve and make available that data to a governmental entity upon request. Provides that a contractor shall not charge the governmental entity, or an auditor of the entity, for access to or use of the work verification software, or for access to or retrievals of data collected by the software. Provides that the verification software shall be procured by the contractor from an independent entity. Provides that these provisions shall apply to all applicable contracts entered into on and after the effective date of this amendatory Act. Defines "governmental entity".

  RECENT STATUS

1/13/2021 - Session Sine Die

3/29/2019 - House Committee Amendment No. 1 Rule 19(c) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

3/29/2019 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Position

Oppose

NOTARY PUBLIC-NOTICE
(VILLANUEVA C)

Amends the Illinois Notary Public Act. Modifies the required disavowal of legal representation notice. Provides that the failure of a notary public to follow specified notice requirements shall result in a fine of $1,500 (currently, $1,000) for each written violation. Provides that a second (rather than third) violation shall result in permanent revocation of the commission of notary public (currently, a second violation results in suspension of notary authorization). Provides that prior to rendering notary public services to a person seeking such services, a notary public shall, in addition to any written or electronic notice, also give a verbal disavowal of legal representation that is substantially the same as the statement required for written and electronic advertisements of notary services. Provides that upon providing the verbal disavowal of legal representation, the person seeking notary services shall be provided with an acknowledgment form reciting the disavowal of legal representation, and be required to sign such form acknowledging that he or she has been advised and understands that the notary public is not a licensed attorney and is not otherwise authorized to provide legal advice or services. Provides that the acknowledgment form shall be prescribed by the Secretary of State and be made available in English and in the non-English language in which notary services were solicited.

House Committee Amendment No. 1 - Requires every notary public who is not an attorney or an accredited immigration representative to, prior to rendering notary services, provide any person seeking notary services with a written acknowledgment. Provides for the contents of the written acknowledgment. Provides that the provision shall not apply to notary services related to documents prepared or produced in accordance with the Illinois Election Code. Removes provisions concerning a verbal disavowal of legal representation and the production of an acknowledgment form reciting the disavowal of legal representation to be signed by the person seeking notary services.

House Floor Amendment No. 2 - Provides that every notary public who is subject to specified provisions and who is not an attorney or an accredited immigration representative (currently, who is not an attorney or an accredited immigration representative only) shall, prior to rendering notary services, provide any person seeking notary services with a written acknowledgment. Provides that the acknowledgment shall be signed by the recipient of notary services before notary services are rendered, and the notary shall retain copies of all signed acknowledgments throughout their present commission and for 2 years thereafter. Provides that notaries shall provide recipients of notary services with a copy of their signed acknowledgment at the time services are rendered.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 - Requires notaries public to provide a written acknowledgment in English and the language used in the advertisement for notary services. Requires the Office of the Secretary of State to translate an acknowledgment concerning notary services into Spanish and any other language the Secretary of State may deem necessary to achieve specified requirements, and to make the translations available on the website of the Secretary of State. Makes other changes.

  RECENT STATUS

8/23/2019 - Effective Date January 1, 2020

8/23/2019 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0465

8/23/2019 - GOVERNOR APPROVED

HIGHER ED SAVINGS PROGRAM
(GABEL R)

Amends the State Treasurer Act. Provides that the State Treasurer shall establish the Illinois Higher Education Savings Program for the purpose of expanding access to higher education through savings. Provides for enrollment in the Program. Provides further duties and requirements of the Treasurer regarding the Program. Creates the Illinois Higher Education Savings Program Fund as a fund held outside of the State treasury to be the official repository of all contributions, appropriations, interest, and dividend payments, gifts, or other financial assets received by the State Treasurer in connection with operation of the Program or related partnerships. Provides for audits and reports concerning the Program. Allows the Treasurer to adopt any rules that may be necessary to implement the Program. Amends the Freedom of Information Act to provide an exemption for information that is exempt from disclosure under the Illinois Higher Education Savings Program.

House Floor Amendment No. 2 - Provides that notwithstanding any court order which would otherwise prevent the release of information, the Department of Public Health is authorized to release specified information to the State Treasurer for the purposes of the Illinois Higher Education Savings Program.

House Floor Amendment No. 3 - Modifies the definition of "eligible child".

  RECENT STATUS

5/22/2020 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Michelle Mussman

2/25/2020 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin

8/27/2019 - Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Dan McConchie

COMPTROLLER-REPORTS AND FUNDS
(HALPIN M)

Amends the State Comptroller Act. Modifies requirements concerning State agency quarterly fiscal reports. Requires the Comptroller to make an annual report available on the Comptroller's website (rather than to the Governor and General Assembly). Modifies the Comptroller's annually required list of all persons employed by the State to include the county in which such employees reside, and removes requirements and exemptions concerning the inclusion of employee addresses on the list. Provides that within 60 days following the creation or dissolution of a unit of local government or school district, each county clerk shall provide to the Comptroller information for the local government and school district registry. Amends the Illinois State Collection Act of 1986. Requires that the Comptroller's report on the amount of all delinquent debt owed to each State agency be made available on the Comptroller's website (rather than to the Governor and General Assembly). Amends the Counties Code to make a conforming change concerning the Comptroller's local government and school district registry. Amends the Illinois Pre-Need Cemetery Sales Act. Modifies a Section concerning the Cemetery Consumer Protection Fund concerning the use of monies in the Fund and restitution or reimbursement paid by the Fund. Requires application forms for restitution to include any information the Comptroller may reasonably require in order for the Comptroller to determine that restitution or reimbursement for cemetery merchandise or services is appropriate (rather than to determine that completion of the project or delivery of merchandise or service is appropriate). Makes conforming changes. Effective immediately.

House Floor Amendment No. 2 - Amends the State Finance Act. Provides that every voucher or corresponding balancing report (currently, only voucher) shall bear (i) the signature of the officer responsible for approving and certifying vouchers under the Act and (ii) if authority to sign the responsible officer's name has been properly delegated, also the signature of the person actually signing the voucher.

  RECENT STATUS

6/28/2019 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0034

6/28/2019 - Effective Date June 28, 2019

6/28/2019 - GOVERNOR APPROVED

BLOCKCHAIN BUS DEVELOPMENT ACT
(HARPER S)

Creates the Blockchain Business Development Act. Provides for the creation and regulation of personal information protection companies. Provides for the creation and regulation of blockchain-based limited liability companies as businesses that utilize blockchain technology for a material portion of their business activities. Provides for a public record blockchain study and report. Provides for a blockchain insurance and banking study and report. Requires the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity to incorporate into one or more of its economic development marketing and business support programs, events, and activities topics concerning blockchain technology and financial technology. Defines terms.

House Committee Amendment No. 1 - Removes provisions concerning the creation and regulation of personal information protection companies. In provisions concerning a public record blockchain study and report, provides that the Secretary of State shall recommend legislation, including uniform laws, necessary to support the possible use of blockchain technology for public records (currently, support the possible use of blockchain technology for the recording of land records and for other public records). Provides for the blockchain banking study (currently, blockchain insurance and banking study). Makes conforming changes.

House Floor Amendment No. 2 - Modifies the definition of "blockchain" to mean an electronic record created by the use of a decentralized method by multiple parties to verify and store a digital record of transactions which is secured by the use of a cryptographic hash of previous transaction information (as introduced, "blockchain" is defined as a cryptographically secured, chronological, and decentralized consensus ledger or consensus database maintained via Internet, peer-to-peer network, or other interaction).

  RECENT STATUS

8/9/2019 - Effective Date June 1, 2020

8/9/2019 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0259

8/9/2019 - GOVERNOR APPROVED

CANCEL CONTRACT SENIORS 15 DAY
(MASON J)

House Committee Amendment No. 1 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Home Repair and Remodeling Act. Provides that a consumer age 65 and older has 15, rather than 3, business days within which to cancel a contract if the sale is made at the consumer's home. Effective immediately.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 - Limits the 15 day right of cancellation for persons age 65 or older to purchases made from an uninvited solicitor.

  RECENT STATUS

8/9/2019 - Effective Date August 9, 2019

8/9/2019 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0264

8/9/2019 - GOVERNOR APPROVED

NEW BUSINESS OWNER ACT
(ROBINSON L)

House Floor Amendment No. 2 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Department of Professional Regulation Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Defines "mitigating factors" for the purposes of provisions concerning the licensure, certification, or registration of applicants with criminal convictions. Provides that mitigating factors are not a bar to licensure, instead they provide guidance for the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation when considering licensure, registration, or certification for an applicant with criminal history. Provides that the Department, upon a finding that an applicant for a license, certificate, or registration was previously convicted of a felony or misdemeanor that may be grounds for refusing to issue a license or certificate or to grant a registration, shall consider the circumstances surrounding the offense or offenses. Provides that the Department shall consider any mitigating factors from the point of arrest or indictment when determined to be appropriate. Makes other changes.

  RECENT STATUS

8/16/2019 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0388

8/16/2019 - Effective Date January 1, 2020

8/16/2019 - GOVERNOR APPROVED

Position

Oppose

NEW BUSINESS OWNER ACT
(AMMONS C)

Creates the Illinois New Business Owner Act. Provides that no application for a license for any State or local department, agency, board, or commission shall be denied or acted on adversely because the applicant has been previously convicted of one or more criminal offenses or because of a finding of lack of good moral character, unless certain determinations are made. Sets forth factors to be considered concerning a previous criminal conviction. Effective immediately.

  RECENT STATUS

1/13/2021 - Session Sine Die

3/29/2019 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

3/27/2019 - House Government Process Subcommittee

Position

Oppose

ATTY GEN-CONFIDENTIAL ADDRESS
(COSTA HOWARD T)

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause with the provisions of the engrossed bill, and makes the following changes: Changes the name of the Act to the Address Confidentiality for Victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, or Stalking Act. Defines "sexual assault" and "stalking". Makes corresponding changes in the Act and the Election Code. Effective January 1, 2021.

  RECENT STATUS

8/9/2019 - Effective Date January 1, 2021

8/9/2019 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0270

8/9/2019 - GOVERNOR APPROVED

STATE TREASURER-ABLE ACCOUNT
(BURKE K)

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the State Treasurer Act. Provides that the contributions deposited in the College Savings Pool, and any earnings thereon, shall not constitute property of the State or be commingled with State funds and the State shall have no claim to or against, or interest in, such funds; provides that the State Treasurer may collect fees in accordance with the Act. Provides that the State Treasurer shall provide a separate accounting for each designated beneficiary of a College Savings Pool account. Provides that the separate accounting shall be provided to the account owner of the account for the designated beneficiary at least annually and shall show the account balance, the investment in the account, the investment earnings, and the distributions from the account. Provides that the State Treasurer shall establish fees to be imposed on accounts to cover (currently, recover) the costs of administration, recordkeeping, and investment management. Provides that administrative fees, costs, and expenses, including investment fees and expenses, shall be paid from the assets of the College Savings Pool. Removes a provision specifying that, to the extent a nonqualified withdrawal is made from an account, the earnings portion of such distribution may be treated by the Internal Revenue Service as income subject to income tax and a 10% federal penalty tax. Specifies that the Illinois Student Assistance Commission shall provide the Treasurer with an electronic report listing those College Savings Pool account owners who also participate in the Illinois Prepaid Tuition Program (rather than the State's prepaid tuition program). Removes a provision specifying that the Illinois Student Assistance Commission shall be responsible for filing any combined tax reports regarding State qualified savings programs required by the United States Internal Revenue Service. Removes provisions concerning rules for the administration expenses of the College Savings Pool and amendments to rules and regulations. Provides that specified changes made by this amendatory Act are intended to be a restatement and clarification of existing law. Modifies defined terms and references. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.

  RECENT STATUS

6/21/2019 - Effective Date June 21, 2019

6/21/2019 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0026

6/21/2019 - GOVERNOR APPROVED

GOVERNMENT-FUND CLEANUP
(DAVIS W)

Amends the Department of Central Management Services Law in a Section concerning business processing reengineering and efficient government planning to provide that specified cost savings may (rather than shall) be paid into the General Revenue Fund (rather than the Efficiency Initiative Revolving Fund). Amends the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Law to repeal a Section concerning loans to qualified ex-offenders. Amends the Brownfields Redevelopment and Intermodal Promotion Act to correct references to the South Suburban Brownfields Redevelopment Fund. Amends the Department of Public Health Powers and Duties Law to repeal Sections concerning various Funds and grants. Amends the State Finance Act to repeal various Funds and make conforming changes. Repeals the Transportation Development Partnership Act. Amends the Illinois Income Tax Act to repeal Sections concerning Fund checkoffs. Amends the Counties Code, the Illinois Public Aid Code, and the Clerks of Courts Act to remove language concerning moneys to be deposited in specified Funds. Makes other changes in statutes concerning the use or repeal of specified Funds. Provides a State mandate exemption. Effective immediately.

  RECENT STATUS

8/9/2019 - Effective Date August 9, 2019

8/9/2019 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0275

8/9/2019 - GOVERNOR APPROVED

ROTA-SHARE INFORMATION
(ZALEWSKI M)

Amends the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act. Provides that, subject to certain restrictions, if the Department of Revenue may disclose confidential financial information to a municipality or county, then the Department of Revenue may also disclose that financial information to an independent third party who is authorized in writing by that municipality or county to receive the information. Effective immediately.

  RECENT STATUS

1/13/2021 - Session Sine Die

4/12/2019 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

4/12/2019 - House Bills on Second Reading

BANKING-CANNABIS BUSINESSES
(GORDON-BOOTH J)

Amends the Illinois Banking Act and the Illinois Credit Union Act. Provides that the Secretary of Financial and Professional Regulation shall not: issue an order against a financial institution for unsafe or unsound banking practices solely because the entity provides financial services to a cannabis-related legitimate business; prohibit, penalize, or otherwise discourage a financial institution from providing financial services to a cannabis-related legitimate business solely because the entity provides financial services to a cannabis-related legitimate business; recommend, incentivize, or encourage a financial institution not to offer financial services to an account holder or to downgrade or cancel the financial services offered to an account holder solely because the account holder is a manufacturer or producer or is the owner, operator, or employee of a cannabis-related legitimate business, the account holder later becomes an owner or operator of a cannabis-related legitimate business, or the financial institution was not aware that the account holder is the owner or operator of a cannabis-related legitimate business; and take any adverse or corrective supervisory action on a loan made to an owner or operator of a cannabis-related legitimate business solely because the owner or operator owns or operates a cannabis-related legitimate business or an owner or operator of real estate or equipment that is leased to a cannabis-related legitimate business solely because the owner or operator of the real estate or equipment leased the equipment or real estate to a cannabis-related legitimate business. Authorizes the Secretary to furnish confidential supervisory information relating to a financial institution providing financial services to cannabis-related businesses, limited to the name, contact information, and such other information as the Secretary determines is prudent, to the Illinois State Treasurer. Effective immediately.

  RECENT STATUS

1/13/2021 - Session Sine Die

3/29/2019 - House Committee Amendment No. 1 Rule 19(c) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

3/29/2019 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

EMPLOYEE BACKGROUND FAIRNESS
(HARPER S)

Creates the Employee Background Fairness Act. Provides that an employer may not refuse to hire an individual and may not discharge an individual because of the individual's criminal history unless the individual has one or more convictions and there is a direct relationship between one of more of an individual's convictions and the specific employment sought. Prohibits retaliation for exercising rights under the Act. Provides that an individual denied or discharged from employment because of his or her criminal history in violation of the Act may recover from the employer in a civil action: (1) damages in the amount of $2,000 or actual damages, whichever is greater; (2) costs and reasonable attorney's fees as allowed by the court; and (3) any other appropriate relief, including punitive damages. Defines terms. Effective immediately.

  RECENT STATUS

1/13/2021 - Session Sine Die

5/14/2019 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Aaron M. Ortiz

5/1/2019 - Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Curtis J. Tarver, II

AGING-ABUSE INVESTIGATIONS
(BRYANT T)

Amends the Adult Protective Services Act. Provides that when conducting any investigation concerning a report of suspected abuse, neglect, financial exploitation, or self-neglect of an eligible adult, the Department on Aging shall contact as many of the eligible adult's family members, neighbors, and friends as reasonably possible under the circumstances.

  RECENT STATUS

8/23/2019 - Effective Date January 1, 2020

8/23/2019 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0496

8/23/2019 - GOVERNOR APPROVED

VEH CD-SHARE ROAD-LARGE TRUCKS
(EVANS M)

Amends 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 truck, how to give trucks appropriate space when they are making a right-hand turn, and how to avoid the blind spots around a large truck known as the "No Zone".

  RECENT STATUS

1/13/2021 - Session Sine Die

4/12/2020 - Pursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b) / Referred to Assignments

3/5/2020 - House Bills on Second Reading

BUSINESS-TECH
(TURNER A)

House Floor Amendment No. 3 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Creates a Data Transparency and Privacy Act different than that contained in House Amendment No. 2. Finds that individuals have a right to privacy and a personal property interest in information pertaining to the individual. Provides that an entity that collects through the Internet personal information about individual consumers must make disclosures to the individual regarding the collection of the information. Exempts from the protections information collected while a natural person is acting in an employment context. Establishes that a consumer has a right to opt out of the sale of the consumer's information. Creates exemptions for certain retail transactions, credit arrangements, and government program utilization. Provides for enforcement by the Attorney General. Provides that there is no private right of action to enforce the Act. Effective April 1, 2020.

  RECENT STATUS

1/13/2021 - Session Sine Die

7/3/2019 - Senate Floor Amendment No. 3 Pursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b) / Referred to Assignments

7/3/2019 - Senate Floor Amendment No. 2 Pursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b) / Referred to Assignments

BUS CORP-BOARD RACE SEX
(WELCH E)

Senate Floor Amendment No. 3 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Business Corporation Act of 1983. Provides that corporations shall report to the Secretary of State: (1) whether the corporation is a publicly held domestic or foreign corporation with its principal executive office located in Illinois; (2) data on specific qualifications, skills, and experience that the corporation considers for its board of directors, nominees for the board of directors, and executive officers; (3) whether each member of the corporation's board of directors self-identifies as a minority person and, if so, which race or ethnicity to which the member belongs; and (4) other information. Requires the Secretary to State to make the information public. Requires the University of Illinois System to review the reported information and publish on its website a report that provides aggregate data on the demographic characteristics of the boards of directors and executive officers of corporations filing an annual report for the preceding year along with an individualized rating for each corporation. Requires the establishment of a rating system assessing the representation of women and minorities on corporate boards. Provides that the report shall also identify strategies for promoting diversity and inclusion among boards of directors and corporate executive officers. Effective immediately.

  RECENT STATUS

8/28/2019 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Nicholas K. Smith

8/27/2019 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0589

8/27/2019 - Effective Date August 27, 2019

BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY ACT
(WHEELER K)

Creates the Blockchain Technology Act. Provides for the permitted uses of blockchain technology in transactions and proceedings. Provides limitations to the use of blockchain technology. Prohibits units of local government from implementing specified restrictions on the use of blockchain technology. Defines terms.

  RECENT STATUS

8/23/2019 - Effective Date January 1, 2020

8/23/2019 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0514

8/23/2019 - GOVERNOR APPROVED

CD CORR-GOOD CONDUCT
(SLAUGHTER J)

House Committee Amendment No. 2 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill. Provides that a certificate of good conduct does not limit any employer, landlord, judicial proceeding, administrative, licensing, or other body, board, or authority from accessing criminal background information; nor does it hide, alter, or expunge the record. Provides that the existence of a certificate of good conduct does not preclude a landlord or an administrative, licensing, or other body, board, or authority from retaining full discretion to grant or deny the application for housing or licensure.

  RECENT STATUS

7/26/2019 - Effective Date January 1, 2020

7/26/2019 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0154

7/26/2019 - GOVERNOR APPROVED

COUNTIES CODE-AUDITOR DUTIES
(BENNETT T)

Amends the Counties Code. In provisions regarding additional duties of county auditors in counties of 275,000 population or less, provides that the following duties are permissive rather than mandatory: being the general accountant of the county and keep its general accounts; and devising and installing a system of financial records in the offices and divisions of the county. Effective immediately.

  RECENT STATUS

1/13/2021 - Session Sine Die

4/12/2019 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

4/12/2019 - House Bills on Second Reading

BIENNIAL BUDGET-URGES
(BATINICK M)

Urges the General Assembly to work towards a biennial budget.

  RECENT STATUS

1/13/2021 - Session Sine Die

7/2/2019 - Rule 19(b) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

5/9/2019 - House Revenue & Finance

EMPLOYMENT-TECH
(LIGHTFORD K)

Amends the Minimum Wage Law. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Illinois Income Tax Act and the Minimum Wage Law. Provides for an increase in the minimum wage and for a credit against withholding payments in relation to the increase. Increases the minimum wage to $9.25 per hour beginning January 1, 2020. Provides for annual increases in the minimum wage culminating in a minimum wage of $15 per hour beginning on January 1, 2025. Provides to employers with 50 or fewer full-time equivalent employees a credit against tax withheld beginning January 1, 2020. Reduces the credit beginning January 1, 2021. Provides employers may claim the credit amount in effect on January 1, 2025 until December 31, 2026 and that employers with no more than 5 employees may claim that credit until December 31, 2027. Authorizes the Department of Labor to perform random audits of employer to ascertain compliance with the Minimum Wage Law. Authorizes a penalty of $100 per employee for failure to maintain required records. Effective immediately.

  RECENT STATUS

2/19/2019 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0001

2/19/2019 - Effective Date February 19, 2019

2/19/2019 - GOVERNOR APPROVED

INFRASTRUCTURE-TECH
(HARMON D)

Creates the Illinois Infrastructure Act of 2019. Contains only a short title provision.

  RECENT STATUS

1/13/2021 - Session Sine Die

1/20/2020 - Chief Sponsor Changed to Sen. Don Harmon

4/12/2019 - Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

CANNABIS-TECH
(STEANS H)

Creates the Cannabis Regulation and Taxation Act. Contains only a short title provision.

  RECENT STATUS

1/13/2021 - Session Sine Die

7/3/2019 - Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 Pursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b) / Referred to Assignments

6/2/2019 - Senate Bills on Third Reading

FINANCE-TECH
(HARMON D)

Amends the Public Accountability and Performance System Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.

  RECENT STATUS

1/13/2021 - Session Sine Die

1/20/2020 - Chief Sponsor Changed to Sen. Don Harmon

4/12/2019 - Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

FINANCE-TECH
(HARMON D)

Amends the Illinois State Auditing Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the definition of "Office of Auditor General".

  RECENT STATUS

1/13/2021 - Session Sine Die

1/20/2020 - Chief Sponsor Changed to Sen. Don Harmon

4/12/2019 - Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

GOVERNMENT-TECH
(HARMON D)

Amends the Regulatory Sunset Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.

  RECENT STATUS

1/13/2021 - Session Sine Die

1/20/2020 - Chief Sponsor Changed to Sen. Don Harmon

4/12/2019 - Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

WORKPLACE TRANSPARENCY ACT
(BUSH M)

Creates the Workplace Transparency Act. Provides that employers shall not require an employee or prospective employee to sign a nondisclosure agreement that contains any provision that has the purpose or effect of: limiting the disclosure of sexual misconduct, retaliation, or unlawful discrimination; suppressing information relevant to an investigation into a claim of sexual misconduct, retaliation, or unlawful discrimination; impairing the ability of any person to report a claim of sexual misconduct, retaliation, or unlawful discrimination; or waiving a substantive or procedural right or remedy of any person relating to a claim of sexual misconduct, retaliation, or unlawful discrimination. Provides that any such provision is void as against public policy and unenforceable, and that agreements that contain such provisions and were entered into before the effective date of the Act are voidable by a party who entered into the agreement under specified circumstances.

  RECENT STATUS

1/13/2021 - Session Sine Die

4/12/2019 - Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

4/12/2019 - Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.

COUNTY RECORDER-EXPIRED LIENS
(CASTRO C)

Amends the Recorder Division of the Counties Code. Modifies how a county recorder determines if a lien is an expired lien under a county's demand and referral program by providing that a lien is expired if a suit to enforce the lien has not been commenced or a counterclaim has not been filed by the lienholder within 2 years after the completion date of the contract as specified in the recorded mechanics lien. Provides that the 2-year period shall be increased to the extent that an automatic stay under specified provisions of the United States Bankruptcy Code stays a suit or counterclaim to foreclose the lien or, if a work completion date is not specified in the recorded lien, then the work completion date is the date of recording of the mechanics lien. Effective immediately.

  RECENT STATUS

8/9/2019 - Effective Date August 9, 2019

8/9/2019 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0296

8/9/2019 - GOVERNOR APPROVED

DRAINAGE DISTRICTS-DISSOLUTION
(MCCONCHIE D)

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill with the following changes: Provides that, upon adoption of the required resolutions or ordinances to dissolve a drainage district where one or more municipalities that accounts for at least 75% (rather than 50%) of the drainage district's territory, the county shall file a petition in the circuit court for dissolution and the court shall provide notice, hearing, and decision on the dissolution. Requires specified reports to be filed with the circuit court. Provides for conditions for the transfer of a levy by a former drainage district located in a county with a county stormwater committee. Changes references of "tax" to "assessment". Limits the provisions of the bill to drainage districts wholly or partially contained within the Lake Michigan Watershed, Chicago/Calumet Watershed, Des Plaines River Watershed, or Fox River Watershed.

House Committee Amendment No. 1 - Limits the provisions to drainage districts: (1) wholly or partially contained within the Lake Michigan Watershed, Chicago/Calumet Watershed, Des Plaines River Watershed, or Fox River Watershed; and (2) wholly contained within a county with a stormwater management planning committee (rather than only to those districts wholly or partially contained within the specified watersheds).

  RECENT STATUS

8/9/2019 - Effective Date January 1, 2020

8/9/2019 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0298

8/9/2019 - GOVERNOR APPROVED

FINANCE-AUDIT EXPENSE FUND
(JONES, III E)

House Committee Amendment No. 1 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Hospital Services Trust Fund Article of the Illinois Public Aid Code. In a provision requiring the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to make hospital transformation payments to hospitals participating in the hospital transformation program, provides that the hospital transformation payment amount allocated to a facility in State fiscal years 2019 through 2020 shall not be reduced or altered during State fiscal years 2021 and 2022 if: (1) the facility is located in a county having a population of more than 3,000,000; and (2) the facility was a licensed general acute care hospital that discontinued operations as a hospital on October 22, 2019 and has a Health Facilities and Services Review Board project number of E-024-19. Provides that the hospital transformation payment amount shall instead be paid to any entity that purchases the facility for the purpose of converting the facility to a freestanding emergency center, pending approval by the Health Facilities and Services Review Board of the permit to establish a freestanding emergency center as defined by the Health Facilities and Services Review Board. Amends the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems Act. Provides that the Department of Public Health may issue an annual freestanding emergency center license to a facility that (i) is located in a county having a population of more than 3,000,000 and (ii) was approved to discontinue operations as a hospital by the Health Facilities and Services Review Board in calendar year 2019 under Health Facilities and Services Review Board project number E-024-19, if the facility complies with certain requirements under the Act. Effective immediately.

  RECENT STATUS

1/13/2021 - Session Sine Die

12/15/2019 - House Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Assignments Referred to Assignments; Pursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b)

12/15/2019 - Pursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b) / Referred to Assignments

ATTY GEN-WORKER PROTECT UNIT
(CURRAN J)

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill with additions and changes. Modifies provisions concerning the Worker Protection Unit. Specifies that the Unit shall be dedicated to combating businesses that underpay their employees, force their employees to work in unsafe conditions, and gain an unfair economic advantage by avoiding their tax and labor responsibilities. Specifies that the Unit shall have the power and duty to intervene in, initiate, and enforce all legal proceedings on matters related to the payment of wages, the safety of the workplace, and fair employment practices. Provides that the Office of the Attorney General may use information obtained by the Worker Protection Unit for law enforcement purposes only. Modifies provisions concerning the Worker Protection Unit Task Force. Provides that the Task Force shall be coordinated by the Office of the Attorney General to promote a statewide outreach and enforcement effort to target businesses that violate the State's worker protection laws (currently, to target Illinois' underground economy). Adds members to the Task Force. Makes other changes concerning the purposes and duties of the Unit and Task Force.

  RECENT STATUS

8/23/2019 - Effective Date January 1, 2020

8/23/2019 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0527

8/23/2019 - GOVERNOR APPROVED

SPORTS WAGERING ACT
(HARRIS, III N)

Creates the Sports Wagering Act. Provides that sports wagering may not be offered in the State until the Illinois Gaming Board determines that federal statutes prohibiting sports wagering have been repealed or the United States Supreme Court finds those federal statutes unconstitutional. Authorizes sports wagering at a gaming facility that is authorized to conduct gambling operations under the Riverboat Gambling Act. Provides that a sports wagering operator may offer sports wagering in-person at the licensed facility and over the Internet through an interactive sports wagering platform. Provides for licensure of interactive sports wagering platforms. Requires a sports wagering operator to verify that a person placing a wager is of the legal minimum age. Requires a sports wagering operator to allow an individual to restrict himself or herself from placing wagers with the operator. Requires the Board to adopt rules concerning standards for a sports wagering operator's advertisements for sports wagering. Provides integrity requirements for a sports wagering operator. Requires a sports wagering operator to maintain all records of bets and wagers placed. Requires a sports wagering operator to submit a report to the Board annually with the number of accounts established, winnings awarded, gross wagering revenue received, and other information. Requires a sports wagering operator to pay a 12.5% tax of its gross sports wagering revenue. Provides civil penalties for a person or entity that knowingly violates provisions under the Act. Provides that all moneys collected under the Act shall be deposited into the State Gaming Fund. Makes conforming changes in the Riverboat Gambling Act and the Criminal Code of 2012.

  RECENT STATUS

1/13/2021 - Session Sine Die

3/28/2019 - Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

3/22/2019 - Rule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As March 28, 2019

GAMBLING-SPORTS WAGERING
(MUÑOZ A)

House Floor Amendment No. 3 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Illinois Gambling Act and the Sports Wagering Act. Provides procedures by which an applicant for certain licenses shall submit his or her fingerprints. Provides that if there is a conflict between the Sports Wagering Act and the Illinois Gambling Act, the Sports Wagering Act shall control. Effective immediately.

  RECENT STATUS

12/6/2019 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0597

12/6/2019 - Effective Date December 6, 2019

12/6/2019 - GOVERNOR APPROVED

RIVERBOAT GAMBLING-LAND-BASED
(CUNNINGHAM B)

House Floor Amendment No. 5 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Illinois Gambling Act. Requires an applicant for a casino license in the City of Chicago to make a public presentation of its proposal and to publish a summary of the proposal on the City of Chicago's or Cook County's website. Provides that if the Gaming Board does not issue certain riverboat and casino licenses within the time period specified under current law, then the Gaming Board shall reopen the license application process for those licenses that have not been issued. Makes changes to the reconciliation payments required by casinos and organization gaming licensees. Changes the privilege tax imposed on adjusted gross receipts from a casino in the City of Chicago and provides specified rates that shall be paid to the State and the City of Chicago (rather than one-third of adjusted gross receipts to the City of Chicago). Makes changes to the division of tax revenue generated from the casino in the City of Chicago. Provides that 0.5% (rather than 2%) of adjusted gross receipts generated by a casino in the City of Chicago shall be paid to Cook County for the purpose of enhancing Cook County's criminal justice system. Provides that a change in rates of the privilege tax imposed on specified casinos begins on July 1, 2020 (rather than the first day the casino conducts gambling operations). Amends the State Fair Gaming Act. Provides that the Illinois Gaming Board shall issue a licensed establishment license to the Department of Agriculture to operate video gaming at the Illinois State Fairgrounds and the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds (rather than issuing the license to a concessioner). Makes other changes. Effective immediately.

House Floor Amendment No. 6 - In provisions amending the Illinois Gambling Act, provides that if at any point after June 1, 2020 there are no pending applications for an owners license for a newly authorized casino and not all owners licenses for newly authorized casinos have been issued (rather than if the Illinois Gaming Board does not issue all owners licenses for newly authorized casinos within the specified time period), then the Board shall reopen the license application process for owners licenses for newly authorized casinos that have not been issued. Provides that the Board shall follow the licensing process provided in the provisions with all time frames tied to the last date of a final order issued by the Board (instead of all time frames tied to the last date for issuing a license) rather than a specified date. Makes changes to the privilege tax rates for tables games to begin on the first date that a newly authorized casino conducts gambling operations.

House Floor Amendment No. 7 - In provisions amending the Illinois Gambling Act, provides that fees for gaming positions for riverboats and casinos shall be paid by July 1, 2021 (rather than July 1, 2020). Amends the Sports Wagering Act. Provides that the license fee for an initial master sports wagering license issued to an organization licensee under the Illinois Horse Racing Act of 1975 shall be paid by July 1, 2021 (rather than July 1, 2020).

House Floor Amendment No. 9 - In provisions amending the Sports Wagering Act, provides that the license fee for an initial master sports wagering license issued to an owners licensee under the Illinois Gambling Act shall be paid by July 1, 2021 (rather than July 1, 2020).

  RECENT STATUS

6/30/2020 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0648

6/30/2020 - Effective Date June 30, 2020

6/30/2020 - GOVERNOR APPROVED

LICENSE-REMOVE CITIZENSHIP REQ
(MARTINEZ I)

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause with the provisions of the introduced bill with the following changes. In the Illinois Explosives Act, allows a person lawfully admitted for permanent residence (rather than a person admitted for permanent residence) to qualify for licensure. In the Coal Mining Act, restores references to United States citizenship and adds references to persons lawfully admitted for permanent residence. Adds an immediate effective date.

  RECENT STATUS

8/23/2019 - Effective Date August 23, 2019

8/23/2019 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0541

8/23/2019 - GOVERNOR APPROVED

UNCLAIMED PROPERTY-PENSIONS
(AQUINO O)

Amends the Revised Uniform Unclaimed Property Act. Provides that the Act does not apply to any annuity, pension, or benefit funds held in a fiduciary capacity by a retirement system. Provides that property assumed abandoned in an annuity, pension, or benefit fund held in a fiduciary capacity by a retirement system shall be reported by the retirement system to the administrator. Provides that no retirement system shall pay or deliver any annuity, pension, or benefit funds held in a fiduciary capacity to the administrator. Provides, with exceptions, that the provisions are retroactive to January 1, 2018.

  RECENT STATUS

8/23/2019 - Effective Date January 1, 2020

8/23/2019 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0546

8/23/2019 - GOVERNOR APPROVED

PROCURE-WORK VERIFY SOFTWARE
(MURPHY L)

Amends the Illinois Procurement Code. Provides that any contract entered into between a governmental entity and a contractor for the provision of professional or technical services in excess of $100,000 shall require a contractor to use software to verify that hours billed for work under the contract for services performed on a computer are legitimate. Provides that the contract shall specify that the governmental entity will not pay for hours worked on a computer, unless those hours are verifiable by the software or by data collected by the software. Provides for the required functions of the software to be used. Requires a contractor to store data collected by the software for 7 years, and to retrieve and make available that data to a governmental entity upon request. Provides that a contractor shall not charge the governmental entity, or an auditor of the entity, for access to or use of the work verification software, or for access to or retrievals of data collected by the software. Provides that the verification software shall be procured by the contractor from an independent entity. Provides that these provisions shall apply to all applicable contracts entered into on and after the effective date of this amendatory Act. Defines "governmental entity".

  RECENT STATUS

1/13/2021 - Session Sine Die

2/7/2019 - Referred to Senate Assignments

2/7/2019 - FIRST READING

STATE TREASURER-ABLE ACCOUNT
(MORRISON J)

Amends the State Treasurer Act. Modifies and reorganizes provisions concerning the ABLE account program. Provides that a designated representative under the program includes, among other persons, the account owner's guardian of the person or any other State-appointed guardian. Provides that the State Treasurer may enter into agreements with other states to either allow Illinois residents to participate in a plan operated by another state or to allow residents of other states to participate in the Illinois ABLE plan. Modifies terms under the Act. Amends the Probate Act of 1975. Modifies provisions concerning duties of a guardian of a minor, duties of a personal guardian, and duties of an estate guardian to allow a specified guardian to, without an order of court, open, maintain, and transfer funds to an ABLE account on behalf of the ward and the ward's dependent children as specified under the ABLE account program. Makes conforming and other changes. Effective immediately.

  RECENT STATUS

8/9/2019 - Effective Date August 9, 2019

8/9/2019 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0329

8/9/2019 - GOVERNOR APPROVED

LLC-INSPECTION OF RECORDS
(MULROE J)

Amends the Limited Liability Company Act. Provides that if a company fails to permit the inspection of records as required under the Act, a person making a request or demand may file an action to compel the company to permit the inspection and copying and obtain other legal or equitable relief, including (if the court finds that the company acted unreasonably) costs and attorney's fees. Provides that specified provisions do not limit the personal liability of a member or manager imposed under a law other than the Act, including agency, contract, and tort law. Makes various changes concerning: definitions; admission of members; statements of authority; operating agreements; actions by members; transfer of interests; and dissociation of members.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 - Provides that a purpose of the bill is to overrule Dass v. Yale, 2013 IL App. (1st) 122520. Removes changes that would have permitted certain decisions to be ratified by one or more members or disinterested managers or other disinterested persons.

House Committee Amendment No. 1 - Provides that a purpose of the bill is to overrule the interpretation of specified portions of the Limited Liability Company Act set forth in Dass v. Yale, 2013 IL App (1st) 122520, and Carollo v. Irwin, 2011 IL App (1st) 102765 instead of ("to overrule Dass v. Yale"). Corrects a typographical error.

  RECENT STATUS

8/23/2019 - Effective Date January 1, 2020

8/23/2019 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0553

8/23/2019 - GOVERNOR APPROVED

RUUPA-DECEDENT-SMALL AMOUNT
(SIMS E)

Amends the Revised Uniform Unclaimed Property Act. Provides that an heir or agent who files an unclaimed property claim in which the decedent's property does not exceed $100 may submit an affidavit attesting to the heir's or agent's capacity to claim in lieu of submitting a certified copy to verify a claim. Provides that the affidavit shall be accompanied by a copy of other documentary proof that the State Treasurer requests. Provides that the State Treasurer may change the maximum value by administrative rule. Effective immediately.

  RECENT STATUS

8/9/2019 - Effective Date August 9, 2019

8/9/2019 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0342

8/9/2019 - GOVERNOR APPROVED

PERSONAL INFORMATION REPORT GA
(HILTON S)

Amends the Personal Information Protection Act. Provides that a data collector required to report breaches to more than 100 Illinois residents as a result of a single breach must also report to the Attorney General. Provides that the Attorney General shall report to the General Assembly specified information concerning breaches of data security by February 1 of each year.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 - Provides that a data collector required to report breaches to more than 500 (rather than 100) Illinois residents must provide notice to the Attorney General in the most expedient time possible but in no event later than when notice is provided to the consumer (rather than within 14 days). Provides that the Attorney General may publish information concerning the breach. Deletes a proposed requirement that the Attorney General report to the General Assembly regarding breaches.

  RECENT STATUS

8/9/2019 - Effective Date January 1, 2020

8/9/2019 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0343

8/9/2019 - GOVERNOR APPROVED

ARCHITECTURE PRACTICE-SUNSET
(JONES, III E)

Amends the Regulatory Sunset Act. Extends the repeal date of the Illinois Architecture Practice Act of 1989 from January 1, 2020 to January 1, 2030. Amends the Illinois Architecture Practice Act of 1989. Removes language requiring an applicant who has graduated from an architectural program outside the United States or its territories and whose first language is not English to submit certification of passage of the Test of English as a Foreign Language and a test of spoken English. Removes obsolete language in provisions concerning qualifications for licensure. Effective immediately.

  RECENT STATUS

8/9/2019 - Effective Date August 9, 2019

8/9/2019 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0346

8/9/2019 - GOVERNOR APPROVED

REGULATORY SUNRISE REVIEW ACT
(MANAR A)

House Committee Amendment No. 2 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Illinois Insurance Code to require certain insurance companies to comply with prohibitions under the Managed Care Reform and Patient Rights Act. Amends the Health Maintenance Organization Act. Changes the term "managed care organization" to "health maintenance organization" in a provision concerning an assessment imposed under the Illinois Public Aid Code. Effective immediately, except that provisions under the Illinois Insurance Code are effective January 1, 2020.

  RECENT STATUS

12/13/2019 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0608

12/13/2019 - Effective Date January 1, 2020; Some Provisions

12/13/2019 - Effective Date December 13, 2019; Some Provisions

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Support

LOCAL GOV AUDITING STANDARDS
(RIGHTER D)

Amends the Governmental Account Audit Act, the Counties Code, and the Illinois Municipal Code. Removes definitions of "licensed public accountant" and "accountant". Adds a definition for "generally accepted auditing standards". Modifies the definition of "auditor" to also include a substantially-equivalent licensed CPA that operates out-of-state. Replaces references to licensed public accountants and accountants with references to auditors. Removes audit report requirements for fiscal years prior to 2019. Modifies audit report requirements for fiscal year 2019 and beyond. Changes various terminology throughout.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 - Makes grammatical changes to the definition of "generally accepted auditing standards". Adds the "generally accepted auditing standards" definition to the Audit Division of the Counties Code. Adds a definition of "generally accepted accounting principles" to all definition provisions. Restores audit report requirements for fiscal years prior to 2019.

  RECENT STATUS

8/16/2019 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0419

8/16/2019 - Effective Date January 1, 2020

8/16/2019 - GOVERNOR APPROVED

WORKPLACE TRANSPARENCY ACT
(HARMON D)

House Committee Amendment No. 1 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Code of Civil Procedure. Makes a technical change in the short title Section.

  RECENT STATUS

1/13/2021 - Session Sine Die

1/13/2021 - Senate Bills on Second Reading

1/12/2021 - Senate Bills on Second Reading

BANKING-CANNABIS BUSINESSES
(FINE L)

Amends the Illinois Banking Act and the Illinois Credit Union Act. Provides that the Secretary of Financial and Professional Regulation shall not: issue an order against a financial institution for unsafe or unsound banking practices solely because the entity provides financial services to a cannabis-related legitimate business; prohibit, penalize, or otherwise discourage a financial institution from providing financial services to a cannabis-related legitimate business solely because the entity provides financial services to a cannabis-related legitimate business; recommend, incentivize, or encourage a financial institution not to offer financial services to an account holder or to downgrade or cancel the financial services offered to an account holder solely because the account holder is a manufacturer or producer or is the owner, operator, or employee of a cannabis-related legitimate business, the account holder later becomes an owner or operator of a cannabis-related legitimate business, or the financial institution was not aware that the account holder is the owner or operator of a cannabis-related legitimate business; and take any adverse or corrective supervisory action on a loan made to an owner or operator of a cannabis-related legitimate business solely because the owner or operator owns or operates a cannabis-related legitimate business or an owner or operator of real estate or equipment that is leased to a cannabis-related legitimate business solely because the owner or operator of the real estate or equipment leased the equipment or real estate to a cannabis-related legitimate business. Authorizes the Secretary to furnish confidential supervisory information relating to a financial institution providing financial services to cannabis-related businesses, limited to the name, contact information, and such other information as the Secretary determines is prudent, to the Illinois State Treasurer. Effective immediately.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 - Deletes provisions authorizing the Secretary of Financial and Professional Regulation to furnish to the State Treasurer confidential supervisory information concerning financial institutions that provide financial services to cannabis-related businesses.

  RECENT STATUS

8/9/2019 - Effective Date August 9, 2019

8/9/2019 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0363

8/9/2019 - GOVERNOR APPROVED