Prepared by: Jennifer Creasey
Report created on May 16, 2021
 
HB109$DNR-TECH (HARRIS G) Appropriates $2 from the General Revenue Fund to the Department of Natural Resources for its FY18 ordinary and contingent expenses. Effective July 1, 2017.

House Floor Amendment No. 1 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends or repeals various appropriations made by Public Act 99-524. Adds various appropriations to Public Act 99-524. Makes a change in the Articles of Public Act 99-524 that are for costs incurred through December 31, 2016. Effective immediately.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Appropriates $2 from the General Revenue Fund to the Department of Natural Resources for its ordinary and contingent expenses. Effective July 1, 2018.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 2 - Makes Fiscal Year 2019 appropriations.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 3 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends or repeals various appropriations made by Public Act 99-524. Adds various appropriations to Public Act 99-524. Makes a change in the Articles of Public Act 99-524 that are for costs incurred through December 31, 2016. Effective immediately.
 Current Status:   6/4/2018 - *Some provisions effective July 1, 2018
 State Bill Page:   HB109
 
HB448LABOR REL-FINANCIAL ABILITY (IVES J) Amends the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act. Provides that if a unit of local government, as an employer, and public employees provide for arbitration of impasses, the employer's financial ability to fund the proposals based on existing available resources shall be given primary consideration, provided that such ability is not predicated on an assumption that lines of credit or reserve funds are available or that the employer may or will receive or develop new sources of revenue or increase existing sources of revenue. Provides that in interest arbitration for security employee, peace officer, and fire fighter disputes, the arbitration panel shall take the employer's financial ability to fund the proposals based on existing available resources as the primary consideration, provided that such ability is not predicated on an assumption that lines of credit or reserve funds are available or that the employer may or will receive or develop new sources of revenue or increase existing sources of revenue (currently the interests and welfare of the public and the financial ability of the unit of government to meet those goals). Amends the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act. With respect to collective bargaining between an educational employer (other than the Chicago school district) and an exclusive representative of its employees, provides that when making wage and benefit determinations during interest arbitration, the employer's financial ability to fund the proposals based on existing available resources shall be given primary consideration, provided that such ability is not predicated on an assumption that lines of credit or reserve funds are available or that the employer may or will receive or develop new sources of revenue or increase existing sources of revenue. Effective immediately.
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   HB448
 
HB2255PUBLIC EMPLOYEE BENEFITS-TECH (DURKIN J) Amends the Illinois Pension Code. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning definitions.
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   HB2255
 
HB2358DHFS-MCO-RX DRUG FORMULARY (BELLOCK P) Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Requires managed care organizations under contract with the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to follow a standard prescription drug formulary established by the Department by rule. Requires the Department to adopt any rules necessary to implement the provision. Effective January 1, 2018.
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   HB2358
 
HB2601HOSPITALS-NEWBORNS-CPR-MONITOR (BEISER D) Amends the University of Illinois Hospital Act and Hospital Licensing Act. Provides that if a newborn infant receiving services from a hospital experiences apnea of infancy, apnea of prematurity, or an apparent life-threatening event, then the hospital shall train the newborn infant's parents or guardians on the procedures for cardiopulmonary resuscitation for infants, and ensure that the newborn infant's parents or guardians are provided with a prescription for a home cardiorespiratory monitor. Defines "apnea of infancy", "apnea of prematurity", and "apparent life-threatening event".
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   HB2601
 
HB2771HEALTHY WORKPLACE ACT (MITCHELL C) Creates the Healthy Workplace Act and amends the State Finance Act. Requires employers to provide specified paid sick days to employees. Sets forth the purposes for and manner in which the sick days may be used. Contains provisions regarding employer responsibilities, unlawful employer practices, and other matters. Provides that the Department of Labor shall administer the Act. Authorizes the imposition of civil penalties. Authorizes individuals to file civil actions with respect to violations. Creates the Healthy Workplace Fund as a special fund in the State treasury. Effective immediately.

House Committee Amendment No. 1 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause with provisions similar to the introduced bill, with the following changes. Provides an exemption for the construction industry. Excludes school districts, park districts, and certain City of Chicago sister agencies. Provides for a minimum of 5 sick days rather than a maximum of 7 sick days per year. Changes the accrual rate and minimum usage. Provides that an employee may earn sick days 180, rather than 120, days after beginning employment. Effective immediately.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 - Specifically identifies entities included within the scope of the term "employer". Excludes certain railroad employees. Provides that a healthcare provider includes persons determined under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, as of the effective date of this Act, to be a healthcare provider. Provides that an employer does not have to allow use more than 40 hours of paid sick time, rather than 5 paid sick days, annually.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 2 - Provides that the term "employee" does not include certain persons subject to the Railway Labor Act, the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act, and the Federal Employers' Liability Act. Includes chiropractors within the scope of the term "healthcare provider". Removes requirement that a healthcare provider not be employed by an employer to whom the healthcare provider issues certifications.
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 Bill Position:   Oppose
 State Bill Page:   HB2771
 
HB2798OPIOID OVERDOSE REPORTING (COSTELLO J) Amends the Counties Code. Provides that in every case in which an opioid overdose is determined to be a contributing factor in a death, the coroner shall report the death and the age, gender, race, and county of residence, if known, of the decedent to the Department of Public Health. Amends the University of Illinois Hospital Act and the Hospital Licensing Act. Requires every hospital to report the age, gender, race, and county of residence, if known, of each patient diagnosed as having an opioid overdose to the Department within 48 hours of the diagnosis. Amends the Department of Public Health Powers and Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Requires the Department to adopt rules to implement the reporting requirements. Requires the Department to annually report to the General Assembly the data collected.
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   HB2798
 
HB3142CRIM HISTORY IN COLLEGE APPS (WHEELER B) Creates the Criminal History in College Applications Act. Provides that a public college may not inquire about or consider an applicant's criminal history information at any time during the admission decision-making process, except as required by State or federal law. Allows public colleges to continue using a multi-institution application, even if the application inquires about criminal history, but requires the public college to disregard the information for the admissions process. Allows public colleges to inquire about criminal history for certain purposes after the admission decision-making process, but forbids public colleges from rescinding an admissions offer based on the information. Authorizes public colleges to provide certain information. Effective immediately.

House Committee Amendment No. 1 - Provides that a public college may make inquiry about or consider an applicant's criminal history information if that inquiry or consideration is required by federal law or specified provisions of the Department of State Police Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois or the Medical School Matriculant Criminal History Records Check Act, if applicable (rather than is required by State or federal law). Provides that a public college may make inquiries about and consider an individual's criminal history information for the purposes of offering the individual other guidance, in addition to counseling and services. Provides that a college may include information on its admissions materials and website that informs prospective applicants that a criminal record may affect an individual's ability to obtain certain professional, in addition to occupational, licenses.
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   HB3142
 
HB3185EDUCATION-TECH (AMMONS C) House Committee Amendment No. 1 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the State Universities Civil Service Act. Removes references to the abolished State Community College of East St. Louis. Removes outdated provisions. Removes a requirement that vacancies be filled by promotion whenever practicable. Allows the Merit Board to issue subpoenas in the course of any investigation or hearing conducted pursuant to the Act. Removes the power of the Merit Board to set probationary periods of employment. Changes various references from "Director" to "Executive Director". Provides for the appointment of Designated Employer Representatives. Provides that the enumeration of specific duties and powers that the Merit Board may delegate to the Executive Director does not preclude the Merit Board from delegating other duties and powers. Allows the Merit Board to authorize the creation and use of pilot programs to further the goals of the Act. Allows examinations under the Act to be in various forms. Requires examinations in the same classification to be uniform, and provides for the waiver of examination requirements in specified circumstances. Makes changes to provisions concerning veteran preferences and active military service. Moves certain provisions concerning employees promoted in the promotional line and seniority. Makes changes concerning hearings on demotion, removal, or discharge. Expands nondiscrimination protections to include ancestry, age, marital status, order of protection status, disability, military status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or unfavorable discharge from the military.


House Floor Amendment No. 2 - With respect to the University Civil Service Merit Board, changes a reference from "chairman" to "chairperson". Removes duplicate language concerning examinations. Allows for the waiver of examination requirements for additional positions, entry level only (instead of just additional positions). Restores language that provides that employees in positions covered by the State Universities Civil Service Act who, while in good standing, leave to engage in military service during a period of hostility shall be given credit for seniority purposes for time served in the armed forces. Makes technical corrections.
 Current Status:   7/20/2018 - Effective Date January 1, 2019
 State Bill Page:   HB3185
 
HB3335COMPENSATION EQUITY FEE (ANDRADE, JR. J) Creates the Business Compensation Equity Fee Act. Provides that, beginning on January 1, 2018, an annual fee is imposed on each publicly traded company doing business in the State if the company reports a pay ratio between its chief executive officer's compensation and its employees' median pay of at least 100:1 on a disclosure filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission during the taxable year. Provides that, if the company reports a pay ratio of at least 100:1 but less than 250:1, then the amount of the fee shall be $1,500 annually, and if the company reports a pay ratio of 250:1 or greater, then the fee shall be $2,500 annually. Contains provisions concerning the administration of the Act. Effective immediately.
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   HB3335
 
HB4061EDUCATION-TECH (CASSIDY K) Amends the Illinois Prepaid Tuition Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning a tax exemption.
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   HB4061
 
HB4078REPEAL/RESTORE VARIOUS-SB9 (MCSWEENEY D) If and only if Senate Bill 9 of the 100th General Assembly becomes law in the form in which it was amended by House Amendment No. 3, repeals the State Tax Lien Registration Act and the Revised Uniform Unclaimed Property Act created by that bill. Repeals provisions of Senate Bill 9 of the 100th General Assembly that would have repealed the Uniform Disposition of Unclaimed Property Act on January 1, 2018. Changes various Acts by restoring language deleted by Senate Bill 9 of the 100th General Assembly and deleting language added by Senate Bill 9 of the 100th General Assembly. Effective immediately.
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   HB4078
 
HB4079ETHICS-GIFT BAN (DRURY S) Amends the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act. Makes the gift ban apply to additional classes of persons. Places caps on gifts that may be accepted as exempt under the educational materials and missions exemption and the travel expenses for State business exemption. Removes specified exemptions to the gift ban. Exempts from the gift ban the cost of food or beverages consumed at certain receptions, meals, and meetings. Establishes a procedure for the reporting of all gifts that are accepted as exempt from the gift ban. Authorizes the Secretary of State to institute a system for the reporting of accepted gifts. Increases penalties for violations of the gift ban.
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   HB4079
 
HB4093SANCTUARY CITY SANCTION ACT (DAVIDSMEYER C) Creates the Sanctuary City Sanction Act. Provides that if a unit of local government has in place any policy that limits or restricts compliance with immigration detainers issued by the Secretary of Homeland Security or otherwise does not comply with an immigration detainer, all grants of State funds that the unit of local government would otherwise receive will not be distributed to the unit of local government until any policy that limits or restricts compliance with an immigration detainer is abolished and compliance with immigration detainers is demonstrated by the unit of local government. Defines terms. Repeals the Illinois TRUST Act. Effective immediately.
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   HB4093
 
HB4096MEDICAID-MCO-PREFERRED RX LIST (HARRIS G) Amends the Medical Assistance Article of the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that the Department of Healthcare and Family Services shall require each Medicaid Managed Care Organization to list as preferred on the Medicaid Managed Care Organization's preferred drug list every pharmaceutical that is listed as preferred on the Department's preferred drug list. Provides that the Department shall not prohibit, or adopt any rules or policies that prohibit, a Medicaid Managed Care Organization from: (i) covering additional pharmaceuticals that are not listed on the Department's preferred drug list; or (ii) removing from the Medicaid Managed Care Organization's preferred drug list any prior approval requirements applicable under the Department's preferred drug list. Provides that the Department shall not require a Medicaid Managed Care Organization to utilize a single, statewide preferred drug list and shall not prohibit a plan from negotiating drug pricing concessions or rebates on any drug with pharmaceutical companies, unless otherwise required by federal law. Provides that no later than July 1, 2018, the Department shall develop a standardized format for all Medicaid Managed Care Organization preferred drug lists in cooperation with Medicaid Managed Care Organizations and stakeholders, including, but not limited to, community-based organizations, providers, and individuals or entities with expertise in drug formulary development. Requires each Medicaid Managed Care Organization to post its preferred drug list on its website without restricting access to enrolled members and to update the preferred drug list posted on its website within 2 business days of making any changes to the preferred drug list, including, but not limited to, any and all changes to requirements for prior approval. Effective immediately.

House Floor Amendment No. 1 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Medical Assistance Article of the Illinois Public Aid Code. Requires Medicaid managed care organizations (rather than managed care entities) that provide services under the Code to use a pharmacy formulary that is no more restrictive by drug class than the Department of Healthcare and Family Services' preferred drug list (rather than the Department's pharmaceutical program). Provides that beginning January 1, 2019 and continuing through January 1, 2022, the Department shall require each Medicaid managed care organization to list as preferred on the Medicaid managed care organization's preferred drug list at least the same number, and no fewer, of drugs per drug class as are listed on the Department's preferred drug list. Prohibits the Department from adopting any rules or policies that prohibit a Medicaid managed care organization from: (1) covering additional drugs that are not listed on the Department's preferred drug list; (2) submitting all covered drugs listed on the Department's preferred drug list and additional drugs covered by the Medicaid managed care organization as qualified encounters to be used for appropriate purposes; or (3) removing from the Medicaid managed care organization's preferred drug list any prior approval requirements, step therapy, or other utilization controls applicable under the Department's preferred list. Requires the Department to develop a standardized format for all Medicaid managed care organization preferred drug lists by January 1, 2019 and to allow Medicaid managed care organizations 6 months from the completion date of the standardized format to comply with the new Preferred Drug List format. Requires each Medicaid managed care organization to post its preferred drug list on its website without restricting access and to update the preferred drug list posted on its website no less than 30 days prior to the date upon which any update or change takes effect. Requires the Department to establish, no later than January 1, 2019, the Illinois Pharmacy and Therapeutics Advisory Board to have the authority and responsibility to provide recommendations to the Department regarding which drug products to list on the Department's preferred drug list. Contains provisions concerning Board meetings and correspondence; the Board's composition; voting and non-voting members; and other matters. Requires the Department to adopt rules, to be in place no later than January 1, 2019, for the purpose of establishing and maintaining the Board. Effective immediately.
 Current Status:   11/28/2018 - Total Veto Stands - No Positive Action Taken
 State Bill Page:   HB4096
 
HB4100NURSES-VIOLENCE PREVENTION (KIFOWIT S) Amends the Nurse Practice Act. Defines "retail health care facility". Creates provisions concerning workplace violence against nurses in specified medical facilities concerning notice, contacting law enforcement, and mental health services. Requires specified medical facilities to create a workplace violence prevention program with specified requirements. Provides whistleblower protections for any nurse of a specified medical facility if management retaliates against the nurse for certain actions. Provides appropriate cross references in the Department of Veterans Affairs Act, the University of Illinois Hospital Act, the MC/DD Act, the ID/DD Community Care Act, and the Hospital Licensing Act. Amends the Unified Code of Corrections. Provides that Department of Corrections and Department of Juvenile Justice institutions or facilities shall provide notice and specified protections when a committed person is transferred out of the institution or facility to receive medical care and treatment.

House Committee Amendment No. 1 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill with the following changes: Creates the Health Care Violence Prevention Act. Moves provisions concerning workplace violence against nurses in the introduced bill to the Health Care Violence Prevention Act and provides appropriate cross references in various Acts. Defines "health care worker". Applies certain provisions concerning workplace safety to health care workers. Provides for application of the Act. Provides that a workplace violence prevention program shall reference Occupational Safety and Health Administration guidelines for preventing workplace violence for health care and social service workers. Provides that the Department of Public Health and Department of Veterans' Affairs may by rule adopt additional criteria for workplace violence prevention programs. In provisions amending the Unified Code of Corrections, makes changes concerning requirements that an institution or facility of the Department of Corrections, the Department of Juvenile Justice, a county, or a municipality shall meet when a person receives medical care and treatment at a place other than the institution or facility. Provides that hospitals or medical facilities shall establish protocols for the receipt of incarcerated persons. Makes other changes.

House Floor Amendment No. 5 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts provisions of the bill as amended by House Amendment No. 4 with the following changes: In the Health Care Violence Prevention Act, removes facilities subject to the MC/DD Act and the ID/DD Community Care Act from the definition of "health care provider". Provides that if a committed person receives medical care and treatment at a place other than an institution or facility of the Department of Corrections, the Department of Juvenile Justice, a county, or a municipality, then the institution or facility shall ensure that the transferred committed person is accompanied by the most comprehensive medical records possible (rather than accompanied by all available medical records). Makes changes concerning the circumstances under which a committed person shall be restrained and the types of restraints. Amends the County Jail Act. Provides that restraint of a pregnant female prisoner in the custody of the Cook County shall comply with specified provisions of the Counties Code. Makes other changes.
 Current Status:   8/24/2018 - Effective Date January 1, 2019
 Bill Position:   Neutral
 State Bill Page:   HB4100
 
HB4103HIGHER ED CENTERS EXCELLENCE (BRADY D) Amends the Board of Higher Education Act. Requires the Board of Higher Education to establish a uniform admission process online, which must be used at all public institutions of higher education; sets forth what components this admission process must include. Requires the Board (i) to ensure that any high school student in this State with a 3.0 cumulative grade point average or better on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent on a 5.0 scale) receives access to the opportunity of higher education and (ii) to guarantee admission to a public university; requires cooperation by the State Board of Education, high schools, and public universities. Requires the Board to conduct a study of the academic programs offered at each public university campus. Sets forth the Board's duties concerning the study. Requires the Board to use the results of the study and other specified factors to determine which academic programs should be prioritized at campuses of public universities and to create and designate Higher Education Strategic Centers of Excellence. Requires the Board to work with the Illinois Community College Board to develop recommendations to integrate community colleges into this plan. Sets forth additional Board of Higher Education duties concerning evaluating programmatic expansions and new programs and studying student financial aid and multi-year budgeting. Amends various Acts relating to the governance of public universities to make conforming changes.
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   HB4103
 
HB4116MEDICAL RECORD COPIES (WELCH E) Amends the Code of Civil Procedure. Provides that notwithstanding any other provision of law, a health care facility or health care practitioner shall provide a patient's records without charge if the records are being requested by the patient for use in supporting an application, claim, or appeal relating to a government benefit or program. Provides that if the health care facility or health care practitioner maintains records in electronic form, the health care facility or health care practitioner shall provide the copy to the patient in either electronic or paper form, as required by the government entity administering the benefit or program, or at the request of the patient. Effective immediately.
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   HB4116
 
HB4126DNA SPECIMENS-SUBMISSION (FLOWERS M) Amends the Hospital Licensing Act and the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963. Provides that each licensed hospital shall designate patient-care areas under rules adopted by the Department of Public Health. These areas shall include examination and operating rooms and out-patient care areas of the hospital. Provides that each licensed hospital shall post a sign of a type and size specified by the Department of Public Health in a conspicuous place at the entrance of each patient-care area of the hospital stating that peace officers may not enter the area without the knowing consent of the health supervisor or a valid search warrant. Provides that each hospital shall designate one of its staff as a health supervisor. Provides that the health supervisor shall be the person designated by the hospital to communicate and interact with peace officers including about the treatment and care being provided at the hospital to a person in the peace officer's custody who is being treated at the hospital. Provides that the health supervisor shall be a hospital administrator or other person in charge of supervising nurses at the hospital but who is not providing treatment to patients. Amends the Unified Code of Corrections and the Sex Offender Registration Act. Deletes provisions that require DNA submissions of persons charged with certain offenses and of each registered sex offender to the Department of State Police for DNA analysis. Deletes provisions that the detention, arrest, or conviction of a person based upon a database match or database information is not invalidated if it is determined that the specimen was obtained or placed in the database by mistake.
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   HB4126
 
HB4134ETHICS-SEX HARASSMENT TRAINING (WALLACE L) Amends the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act. Provides for the implementation of a sexual harassment training program to be completed by specified State officials and employees, and to be conducted by the appropriate State agency of those State officials and employees. Provides additional requirements for operation of the program, and for reporting and completion of sexual harassment training under the program. Authorizes the Legislative Ethics Commission to make rulings, issue recommendations, and impose administrative fines in connection with findings of sexual harassment. Authorizes the Legislative Inspector General to receive and investigate allegations of sexual harassment. Requires ethics officers to provide guidance to officers and employees in registering complaints about sexual harassment with the Legislative Inspector General. Provides for sexual harassment complaint procedures. Amends the Lobbyist Registration Act. Requires the Secretary of State to receive and investigate allegations of sexual harassment, and to immediately transmit those allegations to the Secretary of State Inspector General. Provides that each natural person required to register as a lobbyist under the Act must complete a program of sexual harassment training no later than 30 days after registration or renewal of registration under the Act. Defines terms. Effective immediately.
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   HB4134
 
HB4157HIGHER ED-ATHLETE IS EMPLOYEE (JONES T) Amends various Acts relating to the governance of public universities in Illinois. Requires a public university to classify as an employee of the university a student who is an athlete of any of the top 3 financially profitable intercollegiate athletic programs at the university. Provides that the university shall pay the student athlete a minimum of $25,000 per academic year, but his or her work hours and work schedule are at the discretion of the university. Allows the university to classify as an employee of the university a student who is an athlete of any of the other intercollegiate athletic programs at the university, with his or her pay, work hours, and work schedule determined by the university. Sets forth provisions concerning collegiate and intercollegiate athletic associations and contractual agreements. Effective July 1, 2018.
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   HB4157
 
HB4158HIGHER ED-ATHLETE IS EMPLOYEE (JONES T) Amends various Acts relating to the governance of public universities in Illinois. Requires a public university to classify as an employee of the university a student who is an athlete of any of the top 3 financially profitable intercollegiate athletic programs at the university. Provides that the university shall pay the student athlete a minimum of $25,000 per academic year, but his or her work hours and work schedule are at the discretion of the university. Allows the university to classify as an employee of the university a student who is an athlete of any of the other intercollegiate athletic programs at the university, with his or her pay, work hours, and work schedule determined by the university. Sets forth provisions concerning collegiate and intercollegiate athletic associations and contractual agreements. Effective July 1, 2018.
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   HB4158
 
HB4163EQUAL PAY ACT-WAGE HISTORY (MOELLER A) Synopsis As Introduced - Amends 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 a condition of being interviewed or as a condition of continuing to be considered for an offer of employment that an applicant disclose prior wages or salary. Prohibits an employer from seeking the salary, including benefits or other compensation or salary history, of a job applicant from any current or former employer, with some exceptions. Limits defenses. Provides for penalties and injunctive relief.

House Floor Amendment No. 1 - Deletes language providing that an employer's wage differential defense does not apply if an employee demonstrates that an alternative employment practice exists that would serve the same business purpose without producing the differential and the employer has refused to adopt the alternative practice.
 Current Status:   11/28/2018 - BILL DEAD - No Positive Action Taken - Amendatory Veto
 State Bill Page:   HB4163
 
HB4167SCH CD-SUBSTITUTE TEACHER LIC (PARKHURST L) Amends the Educator Licensure Article of the School Code. Allows a student enrolled in an educator preparation program at a regionally accredited institution of higher education to apply for a substitute teaching license if the student has earned at least 90 credit hours at that institution (rather than requiring all applicants to hold a bachelor's degree or higher). Effective immediately.
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   HB4167
 
HB4169HIGHER ED-SEX VIOLENCE TRANSCR (CARROLL J) Amends the Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education Act. Provides that certain higher education institutions shall note any violations of a comprehensive policy on any academic transcripts prepared for a student within 5 years following a finding of a violation. Provides that if a student transfers to another higher education institution, certain higher education institutions must also note the violation on any academic transcripts prepared within the 5 years following a finding of a violation. Limits the provisions to public universities and public community colleges.
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   HB4169
 
HB4174NOTICE OF DATA BREACH (WHEELER B) Amends the Personal Information Protection Act. Requires any data collector that owns or licenses personal information concerning an Illinois resident and any State agency that collects personal information concerning an Illinois resident to notify the resident of any security breach of the system data within 48 hours of discovery of the breach (rather than requiring notification in the most expedient time possible and without unreasonable delay).
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   HB4174
 
HB4179INC TAX CREDIT INTERNS (REIS D) Amends the Illinois Income Tax Act. Authorizes a credit to taxpayers for 10% of stipends or salaries paid to qualified college interns. Limits the credit to stipends and salaries paid to 5 interns each year, and limits total credits to $3,000 for all years combined. Defines a "qualified college intern". Provides that the credit may not reduce the taxpayer's liability to less than zero and may not be carried forward or back. Exempt from the Act's sunset provisions. Effective immediately.
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   HB4179
 
HB4197INC TX-INTERNSHIP CREDIT (BENNETT T) Amends the Illinois Income Tax Act. Creates a credit in an amount equal to 10% of the stipend or salary paid by the taxpayer to up to (i) 5 qualified college interns or (ii) 5 qualified high school interns during the taxable year. Provides that no taxpayer may claim more than $5,000 in total credits under that Section for all taxable years combined. Provides that the credit is exempt from the Act's automatic sunset provision. Effective immediately.
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   HB4197
 
HB4217PROCURE CD-CONFLICT DISCLOSURE (HARRIS D) Amends the Illinois Procurement Code. Provides that any board, commission, authority, or other entity authorized or created by State law with the power to award contracts under the Code shall, as a part of the notice required for the awarding of contracts, disclose specified information regarding conflicts of interest. Requires that disclosure must be posted in the online electronic Bulletin along with and conforming to the notice posted for the awarding of contracts. Requires disclosed conflict of interest information to be made available on the electronic Bulletin clearinghouse. Defines "conflict of interest".
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   HB4217
 
HB4242FOIA-HARASSMENT SETTLMENTS (MCSWEENEY D) Amends the Freedom of Information Act. Provides that a unit of local government, school district, community college district, or other local taxing body shall provide notice to the public if the unit of local government, school district, community college district, or other local taxing body enters into a severance agreement with an employee or contractor accused of sexual harassment or sexual discrimination. Provides that no more than 72 hours after the unit of local government, school district, community college district, or other local taxing body makes a payment under the severance agreement, the unit of local government, school district, community college district, or other local taxing body shall publish on its Internet website and cause to be published, for a period of not less than 7 days, in the newspaper of general circulation having the largest circulation within the jurisdiction of the unit of local government, school district, community college district, or other local taxing body the following information: (1) the name of the person receiving the payment; (2) the amount of the payment; and (3) the fact that the person receiving the payment has been accused of sexual harassment or sexual discrimination, as the case may be. Effective immediately.

House Floor Amendment No. 2 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Local Records Act. Provides that when a unit of local government, school district, community college district, or other local taxing body enters a severance agreement with an employee or contractor because the employee or contractor was found to have engaged in sexual harassment or sexual discrimination, the public body shall publish specified information on its Internet website, if one is maintained, and make available such information to the news media for inspection and copying within 72 hours of the taxing body's approval of the severance agreement. Provides exceptions to disclosure of specified information. Provides that no unit of local government, school district, community college district, or other local taxing body shall incur liability as a result of its compliance with required disclosures, except for willful or wanton misconduct. Provides that disclosure requirements do not supersede the confidentiality provisions of a severance agreement. Provides that nothing in the applicable provisions shall limit disclosure of public records required to be disclosed under the Act or the Freedom of Information Act. Defines terms. Effective immediately.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 2 - Corrects a cross-reference to the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
 Current Status:   8/23/2018 - Effective Date August 23, 2018
 State Bill Page:   HB4242
 
HB4261EXECUTIVE-NONESSENTIAL EXPENSE (HALBROOK B) Amends the State Budget Law. Provides that for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2019, June 30, 2020, and June 30, 2021, no State funded agency, board, commission, department, university, or other entity organized within State government shall expend any funds on specified nonessential items and travel. Defines "nonessential items" and "nonessential travel". Effective immediately.
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 Bill Position:   Oppose
 State Bill Page:   HB4261
 
HB4263NURSE LICENSURE COMPACT (REIS D) Amends the Nurse Practice Act. Ratifies and approves the Nurse Licensure Compact, which allows for the issuance of multistate licenses that allow nurses to practice in their home state and other compact states. Provides that the Compact does not supersede existing State labor laws.
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   HB4263
 
HB4266IMPLEMENT LEGISLATION REPORT (FLOWERS M) Creates the Implementation of Legislation Reporting Act. Provides that any State agency required to provide benefits or services under the provisions of a covered Public Act shall prepare an Implementation Report relating to that covered Public Act, and file the Report with the General Assembly. Requires the Implementation Report to also be published on the General Assembly's Internet website. Defines terms. Effective immediately.
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   HB4266
 
HB4267DEPARTMENT IMPLEMENTING REPORT (FLOWERS M) Amends the Departments of State Government Law. Provides that each department of State government tasked with the implementation of all or any part of a law passed by the General Assembly shall be required to prepare and deliver a report to the General Assembly concerning its required implementation. Provides for the contents of the report. Provides for the filing of the report with the General Assembly. Requires the implementation reports to be made available on the Internet websites of the reporting department and the General Assembly. Provides that the implementation reporting requirement applies only to laws passed after the effective date of this amendatory Act. Effective immediately.
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   HB4267
 
HB4331OPIOID OVERDOSE REPORTING (CONNOR J) Amends the Counties Code. Provides that in every case in which an opioid overdose is determined to be a contributing factor in a death, the coroner shall report the death and the age, gender, race, and county of residence, if known, of the decedent to the Department of Public Health. Amends the University of Illinois Hospital Act and the Hospital Licensing Act. Requires every hospital to report the age, gender, race, and county of residence, if known, of each patient diagnosed as having an opioid overdose to the Department within 48 hours of the diagnosis. Amends the Department of Public Health Powers and Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Requires the Department to adopt rules to implement the reporting requirements. Requires the Department to annually report to the General Assembly the data collected.

House Floor Amendment No. 1 - In the provisions of the Department of Public Health Powers and Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois concerning opioid overdose reporting, provides that the annual report to the General Assembly shall be filed with the Clerk of the House of Representatives and the Secretary of the Senate in electronic form only, in the manner that the Clerk and the Secretary shall direct. Provides that the report shall be provided electronically to any member of the General Assembly upon request.

House Floor Amendment No. 2 - Removes provisions amending the University of Illinois Hospital Act and the Hospital Licensing Act.
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   HB4331
 
HB4367NOTICE OF DATA BREACH (WHEELER B) Amends the Personal Information Protection Act. Provides that a private entity data collector that owns or licenses personal information concerning an Illinois resident must notify the resident of any security breach of the system data within 14 days after discovery of the breach (rather than requiring notification in the most expedient time possible and without unreasonable delay).
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 Bill Position:   Monitor
 State Bill Page:   HB4367
 
HB4371BONDS-PENSION OBLIGATION (MARTWICK R) Amends the General Obligation Bond Act. Authorizes the issuance of an additional $107,420,000,000 in State Serial Long Term Pension Obligation Bonds. Amends the State Pension Funds Continuing Appropriation Act to create a continuing appropriation for payments on those Bonds. Amends the State Finance Act to create the State Pension Serial Long Term Obligation Bond Fund. Effective immediately.
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   HB4371
 
HB4419EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS ACT (SKILLICORN A) Creates the Employment Relations Act. Provides that employees may: (a) organize together or form, join, or assist in labor organization; (b) engage in lawful concerted activities for the purpose of collective negotiation or bargaining or other mutual aid and protection; (c) negotiate or bargain collectively with their employers through representatives of their own free choice; or (d) refrain from any or all of the activities identified in items (a) through (c). Provides that an individual shall not be required as a condition of obtaining or continuing employment to: (1) refrain or resign from membership in, voluntary affiliation with, or voluntary financial support of a labor organization; (2) become or remain a member of a labor organization; (3) pay any dues, fees, assessments, or other charges or expenses to a labor organization; or (4) pay to any charitable organization or third party an amount that is in lieu of, equivalent to, or any portion of charges or expenses required of members of or employees represented by a labor organization. Makes unlawful and unenforceable any agreement or contract between an employer and labor organization that requires an employee to satisfy any activities identified in items (1) through (4). Contains provisions concerning civil penalties and other matters. Effective immediately.
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   HB4419
 
HB4421E-VERIFY REQUIRE EMPLOYER (REIS D) Amends the Right to Privacy in the Workplace Act. Requires every employer, after hiring an employee, to verify the employment eligibility of the employee through the E-Verify program. Provides that, in addition to any other requirement for an employer to receive a grant, loan, or performance-based incentive from any government entity, the employer shall register with and participate in the E-Verify program. Provides that before receiving the economic development incentive, the employer shall provide proof to the government entity that the employer is registered with and is participating in the E-Verify program. Provides that the State, its political subdivisions, and units of local government, including home rule units, shall require each employer to use an Employment Eligibility Verification System as a condition of receiving a government contract or a business license. Effective immediately.
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   HB4421
 
HB4467HIGHER ED-POLICE/FIRE GRANT (HURLEY F) Amends the Higher Education Student Assistance Act. In a Section concerning a police officer or fire officer survivor grant, provides that, with respect to disabled police and fire officers, natural children need not be born before the disability occurred in order to receive the grant. Effective immediately.

House Committee Amendment No. 1 - Further amends the Higher Education Student Assistance Act. In a Section concerning grants for dependents of Department of Corrections employees who are killed or who become a person with a permanent disability in the line of duty, provides that, with respect to disabled employees of the Department of Corrections, natural children need not be born before the disability occurred in order to receive the grant.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 - Provides that children (rather than natural children) need not be born, legally adopted, or in the legal custody of the officer or employee (rather than born) before the disability occurred in order to receive the grant.
 Current Status:   8/3/2018 - Effective Date August 3, 2018
 State Bill Page:   HB4467
 
HB4495VOCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY ACT (THAPEDI A) Creates the Vocational Academy Opportunity Act. Creates 2 vocational academies, one located in Cook County and the other in St. Clair County, which shall be residential institutions. Provides that each academy shall be a State agency, funded by State appropriations, private contributions, and endowments. Provides that the academies shall be governed by a single Board of Trustees for the collective operation and oversight of the academies. Provides for the membership of the Board. Specifies the duties and powers of the Board. Provides that each academy shall be empowered to lease or purchase real and personal property on commercially reasonable terms for the use by the academy.

House Floor Amendment No. 2 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill with the following changes. Provides that each academy shall be located within 5 miles (rather than one mile) of a major interstate. Provides that each academy shall offer a program of secondary coursework that is appropriate for high school students and that offers the courses that meet the requirements of a high school diploma (rather than may offer a program of secondary and postsecondary coursework). Makes changes to the membership of the Board of Trustees. Provides that the Board of Trustees is authorized to enter into agreements with institutions of higher education for dual credit. Makes conforming changes.
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   HB4495
 
HB4503HIGHER ED-IN-STATE STUDENT AID (HERNANDEZ E) Amends various Acts relating to the governance of public universities in Illinois and the Higher Education Student Assistance Act. Provides that notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, a student who meets the requirements concerning being deemed an Illinois resident for tuition purposes is eligible to apply or receive consideration for any student aid or benefit funded or administered by the State, State agencies, public institutions, or the university, including scholarships, grants, awards, stipends, room and board, tuition waivers, or other financial or in-kind assistance, but excluding Monetary Award Program grants. Prohibits each university and the Illinois Student Assistance Commission from denying a scholarship, grant, or loan to a person who has been convicted of illegal possession or sale of cannabis, controlled substances, or methamphetamine if he or she otherwise qualifies for the scholarship, grant, or loan.
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   HB4503
 
HB4513PRO CD-CONSTRUCT MAN-HOURS REQ (CONYEARS-ERVIN M) Amends the Illinois Procurement Code. Provides that for any project under a construction contract, the contract shall require that, to the extent practicable, at least 10% of man-hours performing construction services be performed by individuals who reside in areas of poverty. Requires the Department of Central Management Services to annually release a list of areas of poverty that meet the requirements.
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   HB4513
 
HB4550PROCUREMENT-CLINICAL SERVICES (TURNER A) Amends the Illinois Procurement Code. Provides that any lease for real property to be used by the University of Illinois at Chicago for clinical services and ambulatory surgical services may exceed 10 years in length, but may not exceed 30 years in length, provided (i) the lease requires the lessor to make capital improvements in excess of $100,000 and (ii) the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois determines a term of more than 10 years is necessary and is in the best interest of the public institution of higher education. Effective immediately.
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   HB4550
 
HB4558ENVIRONMENTAL BARRIERS-STAIRS (MCDERMED M) Amends the Environmental Barriers Act. Provides that a public facility or multi-story housing shall have a detectable warning at the bottom step and top step of each stair run. Exempts stairs in dwelling units, stairs in enclosed stair towers, and stairs set to the side of the path of travel. Defines "detectable warning".
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   HB4558
 
HB4583OPEN MEETINGS-SPECIAL MEETINGS (HALBROOK B) Amends the Open Meetings Act. Provides that certain notice provisions that currently apply to regular meetings of a public body shall also apply to special meetings of a public body. Requires a public body that has a website maintained by a full-time staff to post the agenda and notice of meetings for both the governing body and all subsidiary bodies of the public body. Removes a provision stating that the failure of a public body to post on its website notice of any meeting or the agenda of any meeting shall not invalidate any meeting or any actions taken at a meeting. Requires a public body that has a website to post the minutes of a regular, special, or emergency meeting of its governing body (currently, only regular meeting). Allows a court to declare null and void any final action taken at a meeting in violation of the Act, regardless of whether or not the meeting was a closed meeting. Provides that a court shall (rather than may) assess against any party, except a State's Attorney, reasonable attorney's fees and other litigation costs reasonably incurred by any other party who substantially prevails in any action brought under specified provisions of the Act.

House Floor Amendment No. 1 - Reinserts a stricken provision stating that the failure of a public body to post on its website notice of any meeting or the agenda of any meeting shall not invalidate any meeting or any actions taken at a meeting, and provides that such provision shall apply unless the failure to post notice was the result of bad faith on the part of the public body. Adds a provision requiring a court to consider the degree to which the relief obtained relates to the relief sought when determining reasonable attorney's fees.
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   HB4583
 
HB4684PEN CD-SURS-EMPLOYER CONTRIB (MARTWICK R) Amends the State Universities Article of the Illinois Pension Code. Provides that if an employer fails to transmit required contributions to the System for more than 120 days after the payment of those contributions is due, the Board may certify to the State Comptroller the amount of those delinquent employer contributions and the State Comptroller shall deduct the certified amount from State funds to the employer and remit the amount deducted to the System. Provides that if State funds from which those deductions may be made are not available or if deductions are delayed for longer than 120 days after the date of the certification to the Comptroller, the Board may proceed against the employer to recover the amounts of such delinquent payments in the appropriate circuit court. Adds similar provisions if the employer is a community college district. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.
 Current Status:   8/20/2018 - Effective Date August 20, 2018
 State Bill Page:   HB4684
 
HB4710HIGHER ED-CREDITCARD MARKETING (SCHERER S) Amends various Acts relating to the governance of public universities and community colleges in Illinois. Provides that the Board of Trustees of a public university or community college district in this State may not enter into an agreement or allow any person or group affiliated with the university or district to enter into an agreement with a credit card issuer to allow the credit card issuer to market credit cards to students. Defines terms. Repeals the Credit Card Marketing Act of 2009. Makes conforming changes in the Freedom of Information Act.

House Floor Amendment No. 1 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Credit Card Marketing Act of 2009. Creates the College Student Credit Card Marketing and Debt Task Force. Provides legislative findings. Provides for the membership of the Task Force. Provides that the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation shall provide technical and administrative support and any other necessary assistance to the Task Force and shall be responsible for administering its operations and ensuring that the requirements of the provisions are met. Provides that the Task Force shall conduct a study on student credit card debt; specifies study requirements. Provides that the Task Force shall report the findings of the study conducted and any recommendations to the General Assembly on or before December 14, 2018, at which time the Task Force shall be dissolved. Repeals these provisions on November 1, 2019. Effective immediately.
 Current Status:   11/28/2018 - BILL DEAD - No Positive Action Taken - Amendatory Veto
 State Bill Page:   HB4710
 
HB4736MEDICAL FRAGILE TECH DEPENDENT (CRESPO F) Amends the Medical Assistance Article of the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Department of Healthcare and Family Services shall not require children made eligible for medical assistance through any home and community-based services waiver program for medically fragile and technology dependent children authorized under the Social Security Act to enroll in or transition to the State's managed care medical assistance program. Provides that any medically fragile and technology dependent child who is enrolled in the State's managed care medical assistance program on or before the effective date of the amendatory Act shall be given the option to disenroll from the State's managed care medical assistance program and receive medical assistance coverage under the State's traditional fee-for-service program.

House Floor Amendment No. 1 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Medical Assistance Article of the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Department of Healthcare and Family Services shall not require the following children to enroll in or transition to the State's managed care medical assistance program: (1) children who are authorized by the Department to receive in-home shift nursing services as required by federal regulations concerning Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment services; and (2) children made eligible for medical assistance through any home and community-based services waiver program for medically fragile and technology dependent children authorized under the Social Security Act. Provides that any children who meet the criteria under item (1) or (2) and who are enrolled in the State's managed care medical assistance program on or before the effective date of the amendatory Act shall be given the option to disenroll from the State's managed care medical assistance program and receive medical assistance coverage under the State's traditional fee-for-service program.
 Current Status:   8/20/2018 - Effective Date January 1, 2019
 Bill Position:   Monitor
 State Bill Page:   HB4736
 
HB4781HIGHER ED-VETERANS SERVICE ACT (BRADY D) Amends the Higher Education Veterans Service Act. Requires a public college or university to use its best efforts to hire a veteran of the armed services as the Coordinator of Veterans and Military Personnel Student Services. Effective immediately.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 2 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Board of Higher Education Act. Creates the College and Career Interest Task Force. Provides for the membership of the Task Force. Requires the Task Force to study the feasible methods by which the college or career interest data of a high school student in this State may be collected and shared amongst public institutions of higher education. Requires the Task Force to submit the findings of the study to the General Assembly on or before January 30, 2019, at which time the Task Force is dissolved. Repeals the provision on July 1, 2019. Effective immediately.
 Current Status:   8/21/2018 - Effective Date August 21, 2018
 State Bill Page:   HB4781
 
HB4790COMPOST SOIL CONSTRUCTION (SENTE C) Creates the Compost-Amended Soil Construction Act. Provides that any State agency that undertakes a construction project that requires the use of offsite soil and that is located within 20 miles of any Illinois Environmental Protection Agency-permitted compost facility shall request a separate bid for compost-amended soil for that project. Provides that the State agency shall consider whether compost-amended soil shall be used based upon the construction cost. Provides that the State agency shall incorporate compost-amended soil into a construction project if the State agency deems the use of compost-amended soil to be appropriate. Provides that, in the 2019 calendar year, the Department of Transportation shall conduct 2 pilot road construction demonstrations using compost-amended soil. Provides that within one year of substantial completion of both projects, the Department shall report to the General Assembly stating the immediate cost of construction, long term operational cost savings, and advantages and disadvantages of using compost-amended soil.

House Committee Amendment No. 1 - Defines "compost-amended soil". Specifies that this Act applies to construction projects that require the use of offsite for landscape related use.

House Floor Amendment No. 4 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Illinois Procurement Code. Provides that any State agency that undertakes a landscaping project that requires the use of new or offsite soil for landscape-related use and that is located within 10 miles of any Illinois Environmental Protection Agency-permitted compost facility shall request a base bid with an alternative for compost-amended soil for that project. Provides that the State agency shall consider whether compost-amended soil shall be used. Provides that the State agency shall incorporate compost-amended soil into a landscaping project if the cost of using compost-amended soil is equal to or less than the cost of using other new or offsite soil. Provides that, in the 2019 calendar year, the Department of Transportation shall conduct 2 pilot demonstration projects using compost-amended soil. Provides that within one year of substantial completion of both projects, the Department shall report electronically to the General Assembly stating the immediate costs of the projects, long-term operational cost savings, and advantages and disadvantages of using compost-amended soil. Defines terms.
 Current Status:   8/19/2018 - Effective Date January 1, 2019
 Bill Position:   Oppose
 State Bill Page:   HB4790
 
HB4824HIGHER ED-PARTICIPATION CERT (HAMMOND N) Amends the State University Certificates of Participation Act. Sets forth the maximum annual debt service amount for a State university's total outstanding (instead of total) certificate of participation obligation. Provides that the Act applies until December 31, 2028 (instead of December 31, 2014); makes a related change. Effective immediately.
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 Bill Position:   Support
 State Bill Page:   HB4824
 
HB4834VEH CD-COLLEGE POLICE PLATE (IVES J) Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Beginning with the 2020 registration year, allows vehicles owned or operated by or for a private or public university police department or a private or public college police department to be registered for a one-time fee of $8.00. Requires registration plates for vehicles owned or operated by or for a private or public university police department or a private or public college police department to contain the designation "university police" or "college police" and to be numbered and distributed as prescribed by the Secretary of State.
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   HB4834
 
HB4839PENCD-STATE SYS-TIER 3 (IVES J) Amends the Illinois Pension Code. For the 5 State-funded Retirement Systems: Requires implementation of a Tier 3 plan that aggregates State and employee contributions in individual participant accounts. Provides that a person who becomes a participant on or after July 1, 2019 shall participate in the Tier 3 plan. Authorizes a Tier 1 or Tier 2 participant to elect to participate in the Tier 3 plan. Repeals provisions relating to a hybrid benefit plan and makes related changes. Requires Systems to offer an optional accelerated benefit payment to certain members in lieu of receiving a pension and authorizes the issuance of bonds for those payments. Authorizes a person to elect not to participate or to terminate participation in the Systems. Restricts participation in the General Assembly Retirement System to current participants. In Articles 7, 14, 15, and 16, for new participants, prohibits unused sick or vacation time from being used to calculate pensionable salary or establish service credit. In Articles 15 and 16, requires an employer to pay the projected costs of the increase in pension benefits associated with an increase in salary. In Article 16, prohibits an employer from making employee contributions on behalf of an employee, except as specified. Amends other Acts to prohibit collective bargaining over that prohibition and make conforming changes. Effective immediately.
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   HB4839
 
HB4840ETHICS-RIGHTS OF COMPLAINANTS (IVES J) Amends the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act. Provides for specified rights of complainants under the Act. Defines terms. Effective immediately.
 Current Status:   4/19/2018 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael P. McAuliffe
 State Bill Page:   HB4840
 
HB4841LABOR AGREEMENT HEARINGS (IVES J) Amends the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act and the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act. Provides that, once an agreement is reached between a public or educational employer and its employees regarding all of the terms of a collective bargaining agreement, the agreement shall be reduced to writing and published on the website of the public or educational employer. Requires the public or educational employer, not less than 14 days after publishing such an agreement, to hold an open public meeting on the ratification of that agreement. Provides that any contract between a public employer and an employee where the total compensation exceeds $150,000 shall be published on the employer's website for a period of not less than 14 days prior to being signed by both the employer and the employee. Requires the public employer to hold an open public meeting on the contract in addition to posting it for 14 days if that contract is subject to board approval. Makes conforming changes in the Open Meetings Act and the Freedom of Information Act. Effective immediately.
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   HB4841
 
HB4894UNIVERSITY-SURPLUS REAL ESTATE (HOFFMAN J) Amends the State Property Control Act. Provides that the Board of Trustees of any public institution of higher education in this State is authorized to dispose of surplus real estate of that public institution of higher education. Specifies the manner in which a Board of Trustees may dispose of surplus real estate. Provides that a Board of Trustees may retain the proceeds from the sale, lease, or other transfer of all or any part of the real estate deemed surplus real estate in a separate account in the treasury of the institution for the purpose of deferred maintenance and emergency repair of institution property. Requires the Auditor General to examine the separate account to ensure the use or deposit of the proceeds in a manner consistent with the stated purpose. Defines "public institution of higher education". Effective immediately.
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   HB4894
 
HB4911LIENS-AMBULATORY SURGICAL CTRS (THAPEDI A) Amends the Health Care Services Lien Act. Adds to the definition of "health care provider" ambulatory surgical treatment facilities accredited by one of the following organizations: the American Association for the Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities; the Joint Commission (formerly the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations); the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program; or the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care. Provides that the amendatory changes apply to causes of action accruing on or after the effective date.
 Current Status:   7/31/2018 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0653
 State Bill Page:   HB4911
 
HB4914PROP TX-SCHOOLS (PRITCHARD R) Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that school-approved nonprofit dormitory or residence halls occupied in whole or in part by students who belong to fraternities, sororities, or other campus organizations are exempt. Effective immediately.
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 Bill Position:   Neutral
 State Bill Page:   HB4914
 
HB4933HEALTH CARE COST ESTIMATE ACT (WELTER D) Creates the Health Care Cost Estimate Act and amends the Illinois Insurance Code. Provides that prior to an admission, procedure, or service and upon request by a patient or prospective patient, a health care provider shall, within 2 working days, disclose the allowed amount or charge of the admission, procedure, or service. Provides that if the health care provider is unable to quote a specific amount in advance, the health care provider shall disclose the estimated maximum allowed amount or charge for the proposed admission, procedure, or service. Requires every company that issues, delivers, amends, or renews any individual or group policy of accident and health insurance to establish a toll-free telephone number and Internet website that enables consumers to request and obtain from the company, in real time, the estimated or maximum allowed amount or charge for a proposed admission, procedure, or service and the estimated amount the insured will be responsible to pay for a proposed admission, procedure, or service that is a covered benefit, based on the information available to the company at the time the request is made. Provides that if a patient or prospective patient is covered by a health insurance policy, a health care provider who participates as a network provider under the patient's or prospective patient's health insurance policy shall, upon request of the patient or prospective patient, provide, based on the information available to the health care provider at the time of the request, sufficient information regarding the proposed admission, procedure or service for the patient or prospective patient to use the applicable toll-free telephone number and Internet website of the provider of the health insurance policy.
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   HB4933
 
HB4950EARLY MENTAL HEALTH ACT (FEIGENHOLTZ S) Creates the Early Mental Health and Addictions Treatment Act. Requires the Department of Healthcare and Family Services, and other specified agencies and entities, to develop a pilot program under which a qualifying adolescent or young adult may receive community-based mental health treatment from a youth-focused community support team for early treatment that is specifically tailored to the needs of youth and young adults in the early stages of a serious emotional disturbance or serious mental illness. Requires the Department to apply, no later than September 30, 2019, for any necessary federal waiver or State Plan amendment to implement the pilot program. Requires the Department to implement the pilot program no later than December 31, 2019 if federal approval is not necessary. Contains provisions concerning the creation of a community-based treatment model under the pilot program; the development of a pay-for-performance payment model; Department rules to implement the pilot program; and analytics and outcomes report. Requires the Department to develop an Assertive Engagement and Community-Based Clinical Treatment Pilot Program for individuals with opioid and other drug addictions. Contains provisions on in-office, in-home, and in-community services provided under the pilot program; application for a federal waiver or State Plan amendment to implement the pilot program; development of a pay-for-performance payment model; Department rules to implement the pilot program; and analytics and outcomes report. Effective immediately.
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   HB4950
 
HB4956SCH CD-TEACHERS-3-YEAR DEGREE (CAVALETTO J) Amends the Educator Licensure Article of the School Code. Provides that, beginning with the 2019-2020 academic year, every public university in this State that offers an educator preparation program must offer to those students enrolled in the educator preparation program a 3-year degree completion program. Provides that prior to implementation of the program, a public university shall submit to the Board of Higher Education the curriculum and requirements of its program for approval. Provides that upon completion of the program, a student shall receive a bachelor's degree and qualify for entitlement for licensure. Requires the Board of Higher Education, in consultation with the State Educator Preparation and Licensure Board and the State Board of Education, to adopt rules to implement the program. Effective immediately.
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   HB4956
 
HB4970SCH CD-TRAUMA PROTOCOL (WALLACE L) Amends the State Finance Act to create the Trauma Response Fund as a special fund in the State treasury. Amends the School Code. Requires school boards to develop a trauma response protocol that shall be implemented in response to a traumatic event at a school, including, but not limited to, a shooting at the school. Sets forth various requirements for the protocol, including response by hospitals, trauma intervention services, and community engagement. Provides that all moneys in the Trauma Response Fund shall be paid as grants to school districts to implement the trauma response protocol. Amends the University of Illinois Hospital Act and Hospital Licensing Act to make conforming changes. Amends the Use Tax Act, Service Use Tax Act, Service Occupation Tax Act, and Retailers' Occupation Tax Act. Imposes a 1% surcharge on firearm ammunition, which shall be deposited into the Trauma Response Fund. Effective immediately.
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   HB4970
 
HB4986GOVT-STATEMNT OF ECON INTEREST (CASSIDY K) Amends the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act. Modifies the required statement of economic interests under the Act to include disclosure of income received from specified entities on which a person is required to report. Modifies the statement of economic interests forms to make conforming changes.
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   HB4986
 
HB4991HIGHER ED-PERFORMANCE METRICS (CRESPO F) Amends the Board of Higher Education Act. Provides that beginning in Fiscal Year 2019, allocations to public universities based upon performance metrics shall not amount to less than 5% of the overall higher education budget amount for public universities from the General Revenue Fund. Effective immediately.
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   HB4991
 
HB4995DRUGS-PRIOR AUTHORIZATION FORM (CRESPO F) Amends the Illinois Insurance Code and the Illinois Public Aid Code. Requires that on or before July 1, 2019, the Department of Insurance and Department of Healthcare and Family Services to jointly develop a uniform prior authorization form to be used by prescribing providers to request prior authorization for prescription drug benefits. Provides that on and after January 1, 2020, or 6 months after the uniform prior authorization form is developed, whichever is later, health insurers, managed care organizations, and fee-for-service medical assistance programs that provide prescription drug benefits shall utilize and accept the uniform prior authorization form and prescribing providers may use the uniform prior authorization form. Provides criteria for developing the uniform prior authorization form. Provides requirements and limitations of prior authorization requests.
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   HB4995
 
HB5020HGHER ED-DIVERSE FACULTY GRANT (WELCH E) Amends 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.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Higher Education Student Assistance Act. With regard to the Monetary Award Program, provides that beginning with the processing of applications for the 2020-2021 academic year, the Illinois Student Assistance Commission shall annually publish a priority deadline date for renewing applicants and, subject to appropriation, a renewing applicant who files by the published priority deadline date shall receive a grant if he or she continues to meet the program's eligibility requirements; defines "renewing applicant". Provides that a renewing applicant's failure to apply by the established priority deadline date shall not disqualify him or her from receiving a grant if sufficient funding is available to provide awards after that date. Provides that beginning with the 2019-2020 academic year, the Commission may not make any Monetary Award Program grants to an applicant enrolled at a for-profit institution; except that until July 1, 2023, the Commission may award a grant renewal to an applicant enrolled at a for-profit institution if he or she otherwise meets the renewal requirements. Allows for rulemaking. Effective immediately.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 2 - Removes language providing that beginning with the 2019-2020 academic year, the Illinois Student Assistance Commission may not make any Monetary Award Program grants to an applicant enrolled at a for-profit institution.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 3 - Changes the definition of "renewing applicant" to mean a student attending an institution of higher learning (rather than a public institution of higher learning) who received a Monetary Award Program grant during the prior academic year.
 Current Status:   8/13/2018 - Effective Date August 13, 2018
 State Bill Page:   HB5020
 
HB5021IBHE-PUBLIC COLLEGE-CLOSING (PRITCHARD R) Amends the Board of Higher Education Act. Provides that when a public institution of higher education proposes to discontinue operations, it shall file with the Board the original or legible true copies of all academic records of the institution. Provides for the specific contents of the records required to be filed. Provides that where it appears to the Board that any such records are in danger of being lost, hidden, destroyed, or otherwise made unavailable to the Board, the Board may seize and take possession of the records, on its own motion and without order of a court. Requires the Board to maintain a permanent file of all such records coming into its possession. Provides that, as an alternative to the deposit of records with the Board, the public institution of higher education may propose a different means for permanent retention of the records, subject to the approval of the Board. Effective immediately.
 Current Status:   8/21/2018 - Effective Date August 21, 2018
 Bill Position:   Support
 State Bill Page:   HB5021
 
HB5067HIGHR ED-RELIGIOUS INSTITUTION (WELCH E) Amends the Private Business and Vocational Schools Act of 2012, the Private College Act, and the Academic Degree Act. Defines "religious institution" in these Acts. Provides that any religious institution (instead of any institution devoted entirely to the teaching of religion or theology) shall not be considered to be a private business and vocational school; makes related changes. Provides that no religious institution shall be subject to the educational requirements, standards, or demands contained in the Private College Act or the Academic Degree Act or in those Acts' administrative rules, and requires a religious institution to notify each of its students in writing that the religious degree being earned or course work earned at a religious, non-accredited, post-secondary educational institution may not transfer to other institutions.
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 Bill Position:   Oppose
 State Bill Page:   HB5067
 
HB5081ACT ON THE AGING-VARIOUS (BELLOCK P) Amends the Illinois Act on the Aging. Deletes a provision requiring the Department on Aging to make a grant to an institution of higher learning to study the feasibility of establishing and implementing an affirmative action employment plan for the recruitment, hiring, training, and retraining of persons 60 or more years old. In provisions authorizing the Department to make eligibility determinations for benefits administered by other governmental bodies based on the income eligibility limitation in the Senior Citizens and Persons with Disabilities Property Tax Relief Act, specifies a particular location in that Act. Provides that the Director of Aging shall receive an annual salary as set by the Compensation Review Board. Repeals a provision requiring the Director to give a bond of not less than $10,000 conditioned for the faithful performance of his or her duties. Amends the Property Tax Code. Deletes a provision requiring counties to include in property tax bills information that taxpayers may be eligible for benefits under the Senior Citizens and Persons with Disabilities Property Tax Relief Act and that applications are available from the Department on Aging. Effective January 1, 2019.
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   HB5081
 
HB5111BEHAVIORAL HLTH WORKFORCE (LANG L) Creates the Behavioral Health Workforce Act. Creates the Behavioral Health Education Center, administered by a teaching or research State university, or both. Provides that the Center shall be operational on or before July 1, 2019. Provides that the Center shall: (1) provide funds for 2 additional medical residents in a State-based psychiatry program each year beginning July 1, 2019 until a total of 8 additional psychiatry residents are added in 2022; (2) provide funds for 5 one-year doctoral-level psychology internships, master social workers, and master level clinical professional counselors in this State within 12 months after the effective date of this Act and every year thereafter and increase the number of interns in the program to 10 within 36 months after the effective date of this Act. Provides that the interns shall be placed in communities so as to increase access to behavioral health services for patients residing in rural and underserved areas of this State; and (3) beginning July 1, 2020, develop 5 behavioral health interdisciplinary training sites each year until a total of 20 sites have been developed. Provides that 10 of the 20 sites shall be in counties with a population of fewer than 50,000 inhabitants. Requires the Center to perform other duties. Provides that no later than December 1 of every odd-numbered year, the Center shall prepare a report of its activities under the Behavioral Health Workforce Act. Provides that the report shall be filed electronically with the General Assembly and shall be provided electronically to any member of the General Assembly upon request.
 Current Status:   8/10/2018 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0767
 State Bill Page:   HB5111
 
HB5122DCFS-TUITION & FEE WAIVERS (WELCH E) Amends the Children and Family Services Act. Makes post-secondary education tuition and fee waivers available to youth for whom the Department of Children and Family Services has court-ordered legal responsibility, youth who aged out of care at age 18 or older, or youth formerly under care who have been adopted and were the subject of an adoption assistance agreement or who have been placed in private guardianship and were the subject of a subsidized guardianship agreement. Requires applicants to have earned a high school diploma from an accredited institution or a high school equivalency certificate or have met the State criteria for high school graduation before the start of the school year for which they are applying for the waivers. Limits the tuition and fee waivers to persons under the age of 26 and provides that waivers shall be available to a student for at least the first 5 years the student is enrolled in a community college, university, or college maintained by the State. Provides that the age requirement and 5-year cap on tuition and fee waivers shall be waived and eligibility extended for applicants or students who were unable to enroll in a qualifying post-secondary school or complete an academic term because the student: (i) was called into active duty with the United States Armed Forces; (ii) was deployed for service in the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps; or (iii) volunteered in the Peace Corps or the AmeriCorps. Permits the Department to provide the student with a stipend to cover maintenance and school expenses during the academic years to supplement the student's earnings. Requires the Department to develop outreach programs to ensure qualifying youths are aware of the availability of the tuition and fee waivers.

House Floor Amendment No. 1 - Provides that qualifying youth shall receive a tuition and fee waiver to assist them in attending and completing their post-secondary education (rather than a waiver of all tuition and fees to attend and complete their post-secondary education). In provisions requiring an applicant to meet certain academic and age requirements, provides that the applicant must also apply for federal and State grant assistance by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Provides that the community college or public university that an applicant attends must waive any tuition and fee amounts that exceed the amounts paid to the applicant under the federal Pell Grant Program or the State's Monetary Award Program.
 Current Status:   8/23/2018 - Effective Date January 1, 2019
 State Bill Page:   HB5122
 
HB5133INC TX-APPRENTICESHIP (ZALEWSKI M) Amends the Illinois Income Tax Act. Creates an income tax credit for qualified education expenses incurred by employers on behalf of qualifying apprentices.
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   HB5133
 
HB5138PEN CD-SURS & TRS-VARIOUS (MARTWICK R) Amends the Illinois Pension Code. In provisions of the State Universities and Downstate Teacher Articles that require a participant's employer to make an additional contribution if the participant's salary exceeds the amount of salary set for the Governor, removes a provision that specifies that the salary of the participant is determined on a full-time equivalent basis. In the Downstate Teacher Article, provides that for the purpose of calculating a refund under the Article, "accumulated contributions" does not include any contributions greater than those actually received by the System. Provides that any person (rather than any person, member, trustee, or employee of the Board) who knowingly makes any false statement or falsifies or permits to be falsified any record of the System in an attempt to defraud the System, any other retirement system or pension fund created under the Code, or the Illinois State Board of Investment (rather than the System) is guilty of a Class 3 felony (rather than a Class A misdemeanor). Provides that the violation shall be deemed to be relating to the person's service as a teacher for the purpose of the felony forfeiture provisions of the Article. Effective immediately.
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 Bill Position:   Support
 State Bill Page:   HB5138
 
HB5204SCH CD-COLLEGE APP REQUIRED (SMITH N) Amends the School Code. Provides that, beginning with the 2019-2020 school year, each school district that maintains grades 9 through 12 shall require each student in grade 11 to file an application for admission to a public or private college, university, trade or vocational school, or internship or apprenticeship program or for entry into military service as a prerequisite to receiving a high school diploma; defines "military service".
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   HB5204
 
HB5213ATHLETIC TRAINERS-REPEAL (DEMMER T) Repeals the Illinois Athletic Trainers Practice Act. Makes conforming changes in the Regulatory Sunset Act, the School Code, the Interscholastic Athletic Organization Act, and the Unified Code of Corrections. Effective immediately.
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 Bill Position:   Oppose
 State Bill Page:   HB5213
 
HB5238PHYSICIAN'S BILL OF RIGHTS (PRITCHARD R) Amends the Hospital Licensing Act. Provides that every physician employed by a hospital or hospital affiliate shall have specified rights relating to matters including compensation, academic freedom, medical records, evaluation of clinical activity, performance of activities outside of defined employed time, conflict of interest disclosures, resource management, and patient advocacy.
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   HB5238
 
HB5245SEXUAL ASSAULT-TREATMENT (UNES M) House Floor Amendment No. 1 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill with the following changes: Provides that the Department of Public Health may not approve a sexual assault transfer plan unless a treatment hospital has agreed, as a part of an areawide treatment plan, to accept sexual assault survivors from the proposed transfer hospital and a transfer to the treatment hospital would not unduly burden the sexual assault survivor. Provides that in counties with a population of less than 1,000,000, the Department may not approve a sexual assault transfer plan for a hospital located within a 20-mile radius of a 4-year public university, not including community colleges, unless there is a treatment hospital with a sexual assault treatment plan approved by the Department within a 20-mile radius of the 4-year public university. Makes several changes to provisions requiring sexual assault-related training for certain employees of treatment hospitals and treatment hospitals with approved pediatric transfer and Department personnel that conduct on-site reviews of approved sexual assault treatment plans. Provides that the Department, in consultation with the Office of the Attorney General, shall adopt administrative rules by January 1, 2020 establishing a process for physicians and physician assistants to provide documentation of training and clinical experience that meets specified guidelines in order to qualify as a sexual assault forensic examiner. Provides that a qualified medical provider must provide specified medical forensic, information, medication, photo documentation, instruction, referral, and medical advocacy services by January 1, 2021 (rather than 2023). Provides that by January 1, 2021 (rather than 2023), every hospital with a treatment plan approved by the Department shall employ or contract with a qualified medical provider. Provides that if a sexual assault survivor is unable to consent to medical forensic services, the services may be provided under applicable State and federal laws. Provides that photo documentation of a sexual assault survivor under the age of 18 shall be retained indefinitely and shall not be destroyed. Provides that photo documentation of a sexual assault survivor 18 years of age or older shall be retained for a period of 20 years. Makes other changes. Further amends the Sexual Assault Survivors Emergency Treatment Act. Adds provisions concerning out-of-state hospitals. Provides that a transfer hospital, treatment hospital, treatment hospital with approved pediatric transfer, or approved pediatric health care facility located in a county adjacent to the city of St. Louis, Missouri may transfer a pediatric sexual assault survivor to an out-of-state hospital located in St. Louis, Missouri, that has been designated as a trauma center by the Department under the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems Act if the out-of-state hospital meets certain criteria. Makes related changes. Creates the Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Services Implementation Task Force to assist hospitals and approved pediatric health care facilities with the implementation of the changes made by the amendatory Act. Adds provisions concerning the membership of the Task Force. Provides that the Office of the Attorney General shall provide the Task Force with administrative and other support. Provides that the first meeting of the Task Force shall be called by the co-chairpersons of the Task Force no later than 90 days after the effective date of these provisions. Provides that the Task Force shall have specified goals. Provides that the provisions concerning the Task Force are repealed on January 1, 2021. Establishes the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program within the Office of the Attorney General for sexual assault training-related purposes under the Act. Provides that the amendatory Act takes effect January 1, 2019, except that the effective date provision and the provisions creating the Task Force are effective immediately.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the engrossed bill with the following changes: Provides that a qualified medical provider must provide specified medical forensic, information, medication, photo documentation, instruction, referral, and medical advocacy services by January 1, 2022 (rather than 2021). Provides that by January 1, 2022 (rather than 2021), every hospital with a treatment plan approved by the Department of Public Health shall employ or contract with a qualified medical provider. Removes licensed practical nurses providing clinical services from certain provisions requiring sexual assault and sexual assault survivor training. Makes other changes to the provisions requiring sexual assault and sexual assault survivor training for certain individuals. Provides that records of medical forensic services and photo documentation of sexual assault survivors under the age of 18 shall be retained by a hospital for a period of 60 years after the sexual assault survivor reaches the age of 18 (rather than indefinitely). Provides that records of medical forensic services and photo documentation of sexual assault survivors 18 years of age or older shall be retained by the hospital for a period of 20 years after the date the record was created. Makes changes to provisions concerning out-of state hospitals, including removing certain location limitations and making certain provisions concerning the transfer to out-of-state hospitals inoperative on and after January 1, 2024. Makes changes to provisions concerning the Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Services Implementation Task Force, including adding Task Force goals and repealing the provisions on January 1, 2024 (rather than 2021). Makes changes to provisions concerning the online sexual assault training developed by the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program. Makes changes to the definition of "sexual assault forensic examiner". Makes other changes. Provides that the amendatory Act takes effect January 1, 2019, except that the effective date provision and the provisions creating the Task Force are effective immediately.
 Current Status:   8/10/2018 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0775
 State Bill Page:   HB5245
 
HB5285MEDICAID-PSYCHIATRIC PAYMENTS (FEIGENHOLTZ S) Amends the State Prompt Payment Act. Provides that after the effective date of the amendatory Act, any bill approved for payment under the Act and pursuant to a health benefit plan under the State Employees Group Insurance Act of 1971 or submitted under Article V of the Illinois Public Aid Code, except a bill for pharmacy or nursing facility services or goods, must be paid or the payment issued to the payee in a timely manner. Provides that if payment is not issued to the payee in a timely manner, the following interest penalty shall apply to any amount approved and unpaid until final payment is made: the sum of the prime commercial rate plus 4.0% per year, applied pro rata for the amount of time the bill remains unpaid. Defines "prime commercial rate". Amends the Medical Assistance Article of the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that on and after January 1, 2019, psychiatrists approved by the Department of Healthcare and Family Services shall be reimbursed for psychiatric services at a rate that is no lower than 95% of the Medicare program's rates for specified codes.
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   HB5285
 
HB5309STATE AGENCY BONUS PROHIBITION (LILLY C) Creates the State Agency and Grantee Bonus Prohibition Act. Provides that no State agency may pay a bonus to its employees. Provides that no entity receiving State grant funds may pay a bonus from grant funds awarded for operational expenses to its employees. Defines terms. Effective immediately.

House Committee Amendment No. 1 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts and modifies the provisions of the introduced bill. Provides that no State agency or hospital shall pay and no employee of a State agency or hospital may receive a bonus as all or part of his or her compensation, including such bonuses as may be received for work on capital projects. Provides that no grantee shall pay and no employee or contract worker of a grantee may receive a bonus paid from grant funds awarded for operational expenses as all or part of his or her compensation, including such bonuses as may be received for work on capital projects. Defines "hospital".

House Floor Amendment No. 2 - Modifies the term "employee" as used under the Act to include any person employed in any capacity by a hospital. Specifies that no State agency or hospital shall pay bonuses from State funds, in whole or in part.
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   HB5309
 
HB5339$UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS (AMMONS C) Appropriates specified amounts to the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois from various funds. Effective July 1, 2018.
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   HB5339
 
HB5345HOSPITALS-WORKFORCE-INSURANCE (LILLY C) Amends the University of Illinois Hospital Act and Hospital Licensing Act. Provides that notwithstanding any other provision of law, each hospital shall provide health insurance to all of its workforce.
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   HB5345
 
HB5392$FY19 BHE OCE (DURKIN J) Makes appropriations for the ordinary and contingent expenses of the Board of Higher Education and the Illinois Math and Science Academy for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018, as follows: General Funds $229,022,200 Other State Funds $ 4,980,000 Federal Funds $ 5,500,000 Total $239,502,200
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   HB5392
 
HB5393$FY19 CSU OCE (DURKIN J) Makes appropriations for the ordinary and contingent expenses of the Board of Trustees of Chicago State University for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018, as follows: General Funds $32,697,400 Other State Funds $ 1,907 ,000 Total $34,604,400
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   HB5393
 
HB5394$FY19 EIU OCE (DURKIN J) Makes appropriations for the ordinary and contingent expenses of the Board of Trustees of Eastern Illinois University for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018, as follows: General Funds $38,678,100 Other State Funds $ 8,000 Total $38,686,100
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   HB5394
 
HB5395$FY19 GSU OCE (DURKIN J) Makes appropriations for the ordinary and contingent expenses of the Board of Trustees of Governors State University for the fi scal year beginning July 1, 2018 , as follows : General Funds $21,656,000
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   HB5395
 
HB5396$FY19 NEIU OCE (DURKIN J) Makes appropriations for the ordinary and contingent expenses of the Board of Trustees of Northeastern Illinois University for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018, as follows: General Funds $33,209,000
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   HB5396
 
HB5397$FY19 WIU OCE (DURKIN J) Makes appropriations for the ordinary and contingent expenses of the Board of Trustees of Western Illinois University for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018, as follows: General Funds $46,300,700 Other State Funds $ 10,000 Total $46,310,700
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   HB5397
 
HB5398$FY19 ISU OCE (DURKIN J) Makes appropriations for the ordinary and contingent expenses of the Board of Trustees of Illinois State University for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018, as follows: General Funds $65,004,000 Other State Funds $ 50,000 Total $65,054,000
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   HB5398
 
HB5399$FY19 NIU OCE (DURKIN J) Makes appropriations for the ordinary and contingent expenses of the Board of Trustees of Northern Illinois University for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018, as follows: General Funds $81,983,500 Other State Funds $ 36,000 Total $82,019,500
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   HB5399
 
HB5400$FY19 SIU OCE (DURKIN J) Makes appropriations for the ordinary and contingent expenses of the Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018, as follows: General Funds $179,913,800 Other State Funds $ 1,269,000 Total $181,182,800
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   HB5400
 
HB5401$FY19 U OF I OCE (DURKIN J) Makes appropriations for the ordinary and contingent expenses of the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018, as follows: General Funds $583,005,900 Other State Funds $ 5,805,700 Total $588,811,600
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   HB5401
 
HB5402$FY19 ICCB OCE (DURKIN J) Makes appropriations for the ordinary and contingent expenses of the Illinois Community College Board for the fi scal year beginning July 1, 2018 , as follows: General Funds $ 202 , 715 , 1 00 Other State Funds $116 , 825 ,000 Federal Funds $ 43,000 ,000 Total $3 62 , 540 , 1 0 0
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   HB5402
 
HB5403$FY19 ISAC OCE (DURKIN J) Makes appropriations for the ordinary and contingent expenses of the Illinois Student Assistance Commission for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018: General Funds $434,969,900 Other State Funds $ 10,580,000 Federal Funds $274,753,700 Total $729,303,600
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   HB5403
 
HB5404$FY19 SURS OCE (DURKIN J) Makes appropriations for the ordinary and contingent expenses of the State Universities Retirement System for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018, as follows: General Funds $1,414,498,000 Other State Funds $ 140,000,000 Total $1,554,498,000
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   HB5404
 
HB5429$FY18 SUPPLEMENTAL (DURKIN J) Makes appropriations for the ordinary and contingent expenses .
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   HB5429
 
HB5430$FY19 CAPITAL (DURKIN J) Makes appropriations and reappropriations for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 201 8 . Effective immediately .
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   HB5430
 
HB5431$FY19 MEMBER INITIATIVES (DURKIN J) Appropriations and reappropriations for capital projects for the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity for the fiscal years beginning July 1, 201 8. Effective immediately.
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   HB5431
 
HB5458HIGHER ED-GRAD GRANT PROGRAM (HAMMOND N) Amends the Board of Higher Education Act. In the provision governing the graduation incentive grant program, removes the requirement that the Board of Higher Education annually submit to the Governor and the General Assembly a budgetary recommendation for the grants and the requirement that the Board notify applicants that the award of grants is contingent upon the availability of appropriated funds.
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   HB5458
 
HB5460HIGHER ED-COLLEGE SAVINGS (HAMMOND N) Amends the State Treasurer Act and Illinois Prepaid Tuition Act. Provides that, beginning on July 1, 2018, for a designated beneficiary or qualified beneficiary who is a State resident, no contributions toward the College Savings Pool or the purchase of an Illinois prepaid tuition contract may be considered in evaluating the financial situation of the beneficiary or be deemed a financial resource or form of financial aid or assistance to the beneficiary for purposes of determining the eligibility of the beneficiary for any scholarship, grant, or monetary assistance awarded by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission. Provides that contributions toward the College Savings Pool or the purchase of an Illinois prepaid tuition contract may not reduce the amount of any scholarship, grant, or monetary assistance that the beneficiary is eligible to be awarded by the Commission. Effective immediately.
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   HB5460
 
HB5461CDB-CONTRACT ADMIN FEES (HAYS C) Amends the Capital Development Board Act. Provides that certain administration fees do not apply to institutions of higher education, including public institutions of higher education.
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   HB5461
 
HB5462PROCUREMENT-HIGHER ED COMPACT (HAMMOND N) Amends the Illinois Procurement Code. Re-enacts a provision concerning the applicability of the Code to public institutions of higher education. Extends the repeal of the provision from December 31, 2016 to December 31, 2021. Provides that the Code does not apply to procurements made by or on behalf of public institutions of higher education for goods or services procured through a contract with a vendor approved by the Midwest Higher Education Compact. Effective immediately.
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   HB5462
 
HB5471UNIV RETAIL SALES-INST DEFINED (HOFFMAN J) Amends the University Credit and Retail Sales Act. Changes the short title of the Act to the Higher Education Institution Credit and Retail Sales Act. Defines "State institution of higher learning" to mean a university, college, community college, or junior college in this State that is publicly supported by taxes levied and collected within the State on income, sales, or property. Provides that "State institution of higher learning" does not include a post-secondary educational institution as defined under the Private College Act. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement. Effective immediately.
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   HB5471
 
HB5472PEN CD-ACCEL BENEFIT PAYMENT (MARTWICK R) Amends the State Employee, State Universities, and Downstate Teacher Articles of the Illinois Pension Code. Requires each System to implement an accelerated pension benefit payment option for Tier 1 members who have submitted an application for a retirement annuity and meet other requirements. Requires each System to offer an eligible Tier 1 member the opportunity to irrevocably elect to have his or her automatic annual increases in retirement annuity calculated using the Tier 2 formula in exchange for an accelerated pension benefit payment equal to 70% of the difference of the present value of the automatic annual increases in the Tier 1 member's retirement annuity using the formula applicable to the Tier 1 member and the present value of the automatic annual increases in the Tier 1 member's retirement annuity using the Tier 2 formula. Contains provisions concerning definitions; return to active service; depositing the payments into other qualified retirement plans; qualified plan status; and rulemaking. Excludes the amendatory Act from the definition of "new benefit increase". Adds provisions defining "Tier 1 member" and repeals the definitions of "Tier 1 member" added by Public Act 98-599, which has been held unconstitutional. Effective immediately.
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   HB5472
 
HB5474ETHICS IN PUBLIC CONTRACTING (WHEELER K) Creates the Ethics in Public Contracting Act. Provides that whenever any public body has taken an action suspending, debarring, or otherwise limiting the ability of a person to enter into a public contract, the public body shall provide a report to the Secretary of State identifying specified information. Requires the Secretary of State, within 12 months after the effective date of the Act, to establish and maintain a website, known as the Ethics in Public Contracting Portal, with information received from all public bodies. Provides that a public body may reciprocate another public body's suspension, debarment, or other limitation on the ability of a person to enter into a public contract. Provides that the Secretary of State shall adopt rules to carry out the intent of the Act, and to provide a review process for persons to petition for removal from the Ethics in Public Contracting Portal. Defines terms. Effective immediately.
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   HB5474
 
HB5495NURSE&PHYSICIAN-RURAL HOSPITAL (BELLOCK P) Amends the Nurse Practice Act and the Physician Assistant Practice Act of 1987. Provides that the Secretary of Financial and Professional Regulation shall by rule provide for advanced practice registered nurses and physician assistants to admit patients to rural hospitals where they have privileges.
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   HB5495
 
HB5514HIGHER ED-1YR COLLEGE PROMISE (SLAUGHTER J) Amends the State Finance Act to create the First-Year College Promise Fund as a special fund in the State treasury. Amends the Higher Education Student Assistance Act. Requires the Illinois Student Assistance Commission to implement and administer a program to award First-Year College Promise grants to low-income Illinois residents seeking an associate degree from a public community college or a bachelor's degree from a public university. Provides that a First-Year College Promise grant shall be equal to the cost of tuition and mandatory fees at the public institution for 2 semesters of enrollment. Sets forth the terms and conditions of the program.
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   HB5514
 
HB5657HIGHER ED-CAPITAL PLAN REVIEW (BATINICK M) Amends the Board of Higher Education Act. Removes a requirement that each State university submit its plans for capital improvements of non-instructional facilities to the Board of Higher Education for review under certain circumstances.
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   HB5657
 
HB5691AGR-COOPERATIVE TRUST FUND (COSTELLO J) Amends the County Cooperative Extension Law. In order to provide matching funds, which shall not exceed an amount equal to 50% of the funds needed as provided herein, and funds for the purpose of general support to counties for Cooperative Extension programs the State will recognize those needs and shall (rather than, may) make an annual appropriation from the Agricultural Premium Fund or any other source of funding available. Effective immediately.
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 Bill Position:   Support
 State Bill Page:   HB5691
 
HB5696UNDERREPRESENTED STUDENTS ACT (WELCH E) Creates the Bridge Program for Underrepresented Students Act. Defines terms. Provides that each public university in this State may establish a Bridge Program for underrepresented students. Specifies program requirements. Provides that a public university that establishes a Bridge Program shall, on or before September 1, 2019 and on or before September 1 of each subsequent year, publish on its website and make available to the public a report on the Program. Effective immediately.
 Current Status:   8/24/2018 - Effective Date August 24, 2018
 State Bill Page:   HB5696
 
HB5746HGHER ED-SEXUAL VIOLENCE STUDY (MUSSMAN M) Amends the Board of Higher Education Act. Provides that, beginning with the 2019-2020 academic year, each public or private higher education institution shall require all entering freshmen to receive, during a period of orientation or in an introductory course offered by the institution, instruction aimed at increasing the awareness and prevention of sexual violence and hate crimes.
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   HB5746
 
HB5758DUAL CREDIT ACT-STATE CAMPUS (BRISTOW M) Amends the Dual Credit Quality Act. Provides that an institution may not offer a dual credit program with a high school in this State if the institution's main campus is not located in this State. Prohibits the Illinois Community College Board and the Board of Higher Education from approving an institution's offer of dual credit courses if the institution's main campus is not located in this State. Effective immediately.
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   HB5758
 
HB5769DRUGS-PRIOR AUTHORIZATION FORM (CONROY D) Amends the Illinois Insurance Code and the Illinois Public Aid Code. Requires that on or before July 1, 2019, the Department of Insurance and Department of Healthcare and Family Services shall jointly develop a uniform prior authorization form to be used by prescribing providers to request prior authorization for prescription drug benefits. Provides that on and after January 1, 2020, health insurers and managed care organizations that provide prescription drug benefits shall utilize and accept the uniform prior authorization form and prescribing providers may use the uniform prior authorization form. Provides criteria for developing the uniform prior authorization form. Provides requirements and limitations of prior authorization requests. Effective January 1, 2019.
 Current Status:   1/15/2019 - BILL DEAD - No Positive Action Taken - Amendatory Veto
 State Bill Page:   HB5769
 
HB5776HEALTH LIEN-INSURANCE BILLING (YINGLING S) Amends the Health Care Services Lien Act. Provides that "health care benefit plan" means an insurance plan provided by any public or private medical insurance provider. Adds procedures requiring a health care professional or health care provider to submit all charges to the patient's health care benefit plan prior to filing the notice of the lien. Provides that the patient's health care benefit plan shall not deny payment on the basis that a third party or other insurance carrier is responsible for the patient's injuries. Provides that the amount of the lien shall be limited to the amount the health care professional or the health care provider would have received if the charges were covered by the patient's health care benefit plan. Adds provisions concerning health care benefit plan subrogation claims. Provides that a health care professional or a health care provider that recovers under a judgment, verdict, or settlement is responsible for the pro rata share of the legal and administrative expenses incurred in obtaining the judgment, verdict, or settlement. Makes other changes.
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   HB5776
 
HB5804MEDICAID-PROVIDER PAYMENTS (COSTELLO J) Amends the Medical Assistance Article of the Illinois Public Aid Code. In provisions exempting certain providers from the 180-day time period to submit a claim or bill for payment, provides that in the case of services for which the Department of Healthcare and Family Services requires paper submittal or hand-pricing, a new 180-day period shall be initiated once the Department notifies the provider of a denial or rejection. Provides that the exception applies to claims initially submitted on or after July 1, 2015 and prior to December 31, 2018. Requires the Department to notify providers of the new 180-day period and requirements. Provides that the Department may authorize resubmittal or payment for unpaid claims past the 180-day period in the case of a provider whose average payment cycle from the start of the 180-day period to payment by the State Comptroller is greater than 30 days and the provider made a good faith effort to make timely payment and did not receive notice of a billing error, denial, or rejection by the Department.
 Current Status:   1/8/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   HB5804
 
SB398ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT-TECH (JONES, III E) Creates the Economic Development Act of 2017. Contains only a short title provision.
 Current Status:   1/9/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   SB398
 
SB599STUDENT ONLINE PERSONAL INFO (BRADY W) Creates the Higher Education Student Online Personal Information Protection Act. Provides that the operator of an Internet website, online service, online application, or mobile application used primarily for higher education purposes and designed and marketed for higher education purposes shall not knowingly (1) engage in targeted advertising on the operator's site, service, or application or target advertising on any other site, service, or application when the targeting of the advertising is based upon any information that the operator has acquired because of the use of that operator's site, service, or application; (2) use information created or gathered by the operator's site, service, or application to amass a profile about a student, except in furtherance of higher education purposes; (3) sell a student's information; or (4) disclose covered information, as defined in the Act, without a student's consent. Sets forth exceptions and other provisions concerning the construction and application of the Act. Effective January 1, 2018.
 Current Status:   1/9/2019 - Session Sine Die
 Bill Position:   Monitor
 State Bill Page:   SB599
 
SB645ETHICS-ACCESS TO RECORDS (STEANS H) Amends the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act. Provides that if an officer or employee objects to a request for information by an Executive Inspector General based on any applicable rights or protections under State or federal law, the officer or employee may seek resolution of the objection by the Executive Ethics Commission. Provides that if an officer or employee refuses or fails to provide information requested by an Executive Inspector General, the Executive Inspector General may notify the Executive Ethics Commission and seek an order compelling the officer or employee to produce the information requested by the Executive Inspector General.
 Current Status:   1/9/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   SB645
 
SB926HIGHER ED-STUDENT-MONEY OWED (JONES, III E) Amends various Acts relating to the governance of public universities and community colleges in Illinois. Provides that a public university or community college district may not prohibit a student from registering for classes or refuse to issue a student transcript solely because the student owes the university or district money. Effective immediately.
 Current Status:   1/9/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   SB926
 
SB1560CAMPUS FREE EXPRESSION (BRADY W) Creates the Campus Free Expression Act. Deems the outdoor areas of campuses of institutions of higher education (both private and public) as traditional public forums. Provides that institutions of higher education may maintain and enforce reasonable time, place, and manner restrictions in service of a significant institutional interest only when such restrictions employ clear, published, content-neutral, and viewpoint-neutral criteria and provide for ample alternative means of expression, with any such restrictions allowing for members of the higher education community to spontaneously and contemporaneously assemble. Provides that any person who wishes to engage in noncommercial, expressive activity on campus shall be permitted to do so freely, as long as the person's conduct is not unlawful (subject to an institution's restrictions). Contains enforcement provisions. Amends the Campus Demonstrations Policy Act to make a corresponding change. Effective immediately.
 Current Status:   1/9/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   SB1560
 
SB1773DHFS-HOSPITALS-PAYMENTS (STEANS H) Amends the Medical Assistance Article of the Illinois Public Aid Code. In a provision permitting a nursing facility to appeal a change in its Minimum Data Set rate, provides that the facility shall be permitted to offer any and all additional documentation during the appeal hearing that is necessary to refute the State's findings (rather than the facility may not offer any additional documentation during the appeal hearing, but may identify documentation provided during the on-site review that may support a specific area of documentation deemed deficient by the Department of Healthcare and Family Services).

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. In provisions concerning payments to nursing facilities, provides that the Department of Healthcare and Family Services shall provide an update on the status of payments from both the General Revenue Fund and the Long-Term Care Provider Fund for expedited and non-expedited facilities by schedule. Provides that the Department may provide the information monthly electronically, post it on the Department's website, or provide it upon request in compliance with this requirement. Effective immediately.

House Committee Amendment No. 3 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the purpose of the Medical Assistance Article.

House Floor Amendment No. 8 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Illinois Health Facilities Planning Act. Expands the definition of health care facility to include any project the Department of Healthcare and Family Services certifies was approved by the Hospital Transformation Review Committee as a project subject to the hospital's transformation as provided under the Illinois Public Aid Code. Amends the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems Act. Requires the Department of Public Health to issue an annual freestanding emergency center license to certain facilities. Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Requires the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to establish a cost-based reimbursement methodology for determining payments to hospitals for approved graduate medical education programs for dates of service on and after July 1, 2018. Contains provisions concerning an amendment to the Illinois Title XIX State Plan defining graduate medical education (GME); GME payments to hospitals including such costs in support of clients enrolled in Medicaid managed care entities; and a requirement that the Department take all actions necessary for reimbursement to be effective for dates of service on and after July 1, 2018. Defines terms and grants the Department emergency rulemaking authority. Extends the time period under which certain hospitals shall be designated a safety-net hospital. Contains provisions concerning: hospital assessments for State fiscal years 2019 through 2024; a requirement that certain hospital assessments be paid in monthly installments; hospital assessments for hospital providers that did not conduct, operate, or maintain a hospital in the year that is the basis of the calculation of the assessment; disbursements from the Hospital Provider Fund for State fiscal years 2019 through 2024; the continuation of hospital access payments on or after July 1, 2018; rate increase-based adjustments; the calculation of graduate medical education payments; Alzheimer's treatment access payments; safety-net hospital, private critical access hospital, and outpatient high volume access payments; Medicaid dependent or high volume hospital access payments; trauma care access payments; long-term acute care access payments; small public hospital access payments; psychiatric care access payments; emergency rules to implement the hospital access payments; increase capitation payments to capitated managed care organizations; and other matters. Extends the repeal date of certain assessments on inpatient and outpatient services to July 1, 2020 (rather than July 1, 2018). Requires the Department to preserve payment methodologies for certain hospital assessments pending federal approval of changes made under the amendatory Act to those hospital assessments. Contains provisions concerning reimbursement for inpatient psychiatric services beginning July 1, 2020; reimbursement increases for inpatient rehabilitation services; add-on payments for outpatient expensive devices and drugs; and other matters. Requires the Department, in conjunction with the Hospital Transformation Review Committee, to develop a hospital transformation program to provide financial assistance to hospitals in transforming their services and care models to better align with the needs of the communities they serve. Provides that the Hospital Transformation Review Committee shall consist of 14 appointed members and that 9 of the 14 committee members must first approve any rule adopted to implement the hospital transformation program before the rule is submitted to the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules. Requires the Department to develop reimbursement methodologies to recognize the importance of out-of-state hospitals located in states that border Illinois and provide access to specialty hospital services, with some exceptions. Makes other changes. Effective immediately, but the Act does not take effect at all unless Senate Bill 1573 of the 100th General Assembly, as amended, becomes law.

House Floor Amendment No. 9 - In a provision concerning the composition of the Hospital Transformation Review Committee, provides that the Chair and Vice-Chair (rather than the Chair and Co-Chair) cannot be appointed by the same appointing authority and must be from different political parties.
 Current Status:   3/12/2018 - Effective Date March 12, 2018
 State Bill Page:   SB1773
 
SB1936REPEAL FUNDS-PROJECTS-BOARDS (ALTHOFF P) Senate Floor Amendment No. 3 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the State Finance Act. Repeals various special funds in the State treasury, and amends various Acts to make conforming changes. Repeals various programs, studies, grants, projects, initiatives, boards, councils, and reports. Amends the Election Code. Makes changes concerning certain fees and reimbursement. Amends the Illinois Act on Aging. Makes changes concerning eligibility requirements for the Community Care Program and the Rural Senior Citizen Program. Amends the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority Act to remove a requirement that the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority to make rules necessary to assure access to economically disadvantaged persons to certain positions. Amends the State Housing Act to repeal certain provisions concerning commissioners and the collection and distribution of information. Amends the Illinois Geographic Information Council Act to make changes to the membership of the Illinois Geographic Information Council. Amends the Blighted Vacant Areas Development Act of 1949 to make changes concerning surety bonds. Amends the Environmental Protection Act to make changes in provisions concerning a materials disposal ban, the Solid Waste Management Fund, white goods, certain waste materials, prohibited activities, and the Used Tire Management Fund. Amends the Illinois Solid Waste Management Act and the Interstate Ozone Transport Oversight Act to make changes to the responsibilities of the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity under the Acts. Amends the Environmental Toxicology Act to remove provisions concerning the State Remedial Action Priority List. Repeals various provisions of Acts. Repeals the Public Education Affinity Credit Card Act, the Electric Vehicle Act, the Illinois Emergency Employment Development Act, the Particle Accelerator Land Acquisition Act, the Illinois Economic Development Board Act, the Illinois Children's Savings Accounts Act, the Task Force on Inventorying Employment Restrictions Act, the Local Government Debt Offering Act, the Home Ownership Made Easy Act, the Blighted Areas Redevelopment Act of 1947, the Urban Community Conservation Act, the Urban Renewal Consolidation Act of 1961, the Urban Flooding Awareness Act, the High Risk Youth Career Development Act, the Excellence in Alzheimer's Disease Center Treatment Act, the Green Infrastructure for Clean Water Act, the Recycled Newsprint Act, the Illinois Food, Farms, and Jobs Act, the Sorry Works! Pilot Program Act, and the Restricted Call Registry Act. Makes other changes. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement. Contains severability provisions. Effective immediately.
 Current Status:   7/20/2018 - Effective Date July 20, 2018
 State Bill Page:   SB1936
 
SB2028VEH CD-SCHOOL BUS-ACTIVITY (CULLERTON T) Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that each school bus operated by a public or private primary or secondary school transporting students enrolled in grade 12 or below for a school related athletic event or other school approved extracurricular activity shall be registered as a school bus, comply with school bus driver permit requirements, comply with the minimum liability insurance requirements, and comply with all special requirements pertaining to school buses in the Code. Provides that a school bus that operates under the provision may be used to transport passengers other than students if certain conditions are met.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill with the following changes. Provides that a school bus that operates under the added provision may be used for the transportation of passengers other than students enrolled in grade 12 or below for activities that do not involve either a public or private educational institution if the school bus driver or school bus owner (rather than solely the school bus driver) complies with certain conditions.
 Current Status:   8/18/2017 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0241
 State Bill Page:   SB2028
 
SB2172PEN CD-VARIOUS (BRADY W) Amends the Illinois Pension Code. Restricts participation in the General Assembly Retirement System to persons who became participants before the effective date. Provides separate benefits for persons who, on or after 6 months after the effective date, first become participants or members under the State Universities or Downstate Teachers Article or a noncovered participant under the State Employees Article. Requires those retirement systems to establish a defined contribution plan for certain members. In the IMRF, Chicago Municipal, Cook County, Cook County Forest Preserve, Chicago Laborers, Chicago Park District, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, and Chicago Teachers Articles, establishes similar benefits if the governing body of the unit of local government adopts those benefits by resolution or ordinance. In the State Employee, State Universities, and Downstate Teachers Articles, requires those Systems to offer certain inactive members the opportunity to elect to receive an accelerated pension benefit payment equal to 70% of the net present value of their pension benefits in lieu of receiving any pension benefit. In the 5 State-funded retirement systems and the Chicago Teachers Pension Fund, makes funding changes. In the State Universities and Downstate Teachers Articles, shifts certain costs to the local employer. In the Chicago Teachers Article, requires the State to contribute $215,200,000 for fiscal year 2017 and provides a continuing appropriation from the Common School Fund for that contribution. Amends the Budget Stabilization Act. Provides for the transfer of certain amounts from the General Revenue Fund to the Pension Stabilization Fund. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.
 Current Status:   1/9/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   SB2172
 
SB2202PROMPT PAY-INTEREST RATE (MCCONCHIE D) Amends the State Prompt Payment Act. Provides that for State fiscal year 2018 and future fiscal years, any bill approved for payment under this Section must be paid or the payment issued to the payee within 90 days of receipt of a proper bill or invoice. Provides that if payment is not issued to the payee within this 90-day period, an interest penalty of 0.3% (currently, 1%) of any amount approved and unpaid shall be added for each month, or 0.01% (currently, 0.033%) of any amount approved and unpaid for each day, after the end of this 90-day period, until final payment is made. Makes conforming changes.
 Current Status:   1/9/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   SB2202
 
SB2204FINANCE-U OF I HOSPITAL FUND (MCCARTER K) Amends the State Finance Act. Removes language concerning one-time or annual transfers from the General Revenue Fund to the University of Illinois Hospital Services Fund. Effective immediately.
 Current Status:   1/9/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   SB2204
 
SB2222$IEMA (RIGHTER D) Appropriates $53,817,000 to the Illinois Emergency Management Agency from the Homeland Security Emergency Preparedness Trust Fund for terrorism preparedness and training costs in the current and prior years. Effective July 1, 2017.
 Current Status:   1/9/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   SB2222
 
SB2234HIGHER ED CENTERS EXCELLENCE (ROSE C) Amends the Board of Higher Education Act. Requires the Board of Higher Education to establish a uniform admission process online, which must be used at all public institutions of higher education; sets forth what components this admission process must include. Requires the Board (i) to ensure that any high school student in this State with a 3.0 cumulative grade point average or better on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent on a 5.0 scale) receives access to the opportunity of higher education and (ii) to guarantee admission to a public university; requires cooperation by the State Board of Education, high schools, and public universities. Requires the Board to conduct a study of the academic programs offered at each public university campus. Sets forth the Board's duties concerning the study. Requires the Board to use the results of the study and other specified factors to determine which academic programs should be prioritized at campuses of public universities and to create and designate Higher Education Strategic Centers of Excellence. Requires the Board to work with the Illinois Community College Board to develop recommendations to integrate community colleges into this plan. Sets forth additional Board of Higher Education duties concerning evaluating programmatic expansions and new programs and studying student financial aid and multi-year budgeting. Amends various Acts relating to the governance of public universities to make conforming changes.
 Current Status:   1/9/2019 - Session Sine Die
 Bill Position:   Oppose
 State Bill Page:   SB2234
 
SB2235EMS SYSTEMS-STROKES (STEANS H) Amends the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems Act. For provisions concerning hospital stroke care, defines "stroke" as brain, spinal cord, or retinal cell death attributable to ischemic or hemorrhagic infarction that is consistent with the most current nationally-recognized, evidence-based stroke definitions. Provides that the Department of Public Health's certification criteria for Primary Stroke Centers shall be consistent with the most current nationally-recognized, evidence-based stroke guidelines that include the use of thrombolytic therapy and anticoagulation reversal medications to reduce (rather than the most current nationally-recognized, evidence-based stroke guidelines related to reducing) the occurrence, disabilities, and death associated with ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke (rather than associated with stroke). Makes similar changes to provisions concerning the criteria for Comprehensive Stroke Centers. Provides that the criteria for the Acute Stroke-Ready Hospital designation of hospitals shall include the ability of a hospital to create written acute care protocols related to emergent ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke care (rather than emergent stroke care) and administer thrombolytic therapy and anticoagulation reversal medications (rather than administer thrombolytic therapy). Provides that the Department shall maintain an educational reference on the Department's website with the most current nationally-recognized and evidence-based guidelines for the management of hemorrhagic stroke and anticoagulation reversal.
 Current Status:   1/9/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   SB2235
 
SB2242EMPLOYEE SICK LEAVE BENEFITS (MULROE J) Amends the Employee Sick Leave Act. Permits an employee to use personal sick leave benefits for leave an employee is entitled to under the Victims' Economic Security and Safety Act. Permits an employer to limit the use of personal sick leave benefits for leave an employee is entitled to under the Victims' Economic Security and Safety Act. Provides that the Employee Sick Leave Act does not limit or extend the period of leave to which an employee is entitled under the Victims' Economic Security and Safety Act, regardless of whether the employee receives sick leave compensation during that leave. Effective immediately.
 Current Status:   1/9/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   SB2242
 
SB2248ETHICS-SEX HARASSMENT TRAINING (CULLERTON J) Amends the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act. Provides for the implementation of a sexual harassment training program to be completed by specified State officials and employees, and to be conducted by the appropriate State agency of those State officials and employees. Provides additional requirements for operation of the program, and for reporting and completion of sexual harassment training under the program. Authorizes the Legislative Ethics Commission to make rulings, issue recommendations, and impose administrative fines in connection with findings of sexual harassment. Authorizes the Legislative Inspector General to receive and investigate allegations of sexual harassment. Requires ethics officers to provide guidance to officers and employees in registering complaints about sexual harassment with the Legislative Inspector General. Provides for sexual harassment complaint procedures. Amends the Lobbyist Registration Act. Requires the Secretary of State to receive and investigate allegations of sexual harassment, and to immediately transmit those allegations to the Secretary of State Inspector General. Provides that each natural person required to register as a lobbyist under the Act must complete a program of sexual harassment training no later than 30 days after registration or renewal of registration under the Act. Defines terms. Effective immediately.
 Current Status:   1/9/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   SB2248
 
SB2255PROMPT PAYMENT-INTEREST (MURPHY L) Amends the State Prompt Payment Act. Provides that, for bills approved for payment on or after July 1, 2018, the prompt payment interest rate for the fiscal year shall be the greater of (i) 3% or (ii) 2 times the percentage increase, if any, in the Consumer Price Index For All Urban Consumers during the 12-month period immediately preceding the first day of the fiscal year (currently, 1% generally and 2% for certain bills submitted under Article V of the Illinois Public Aid Code). Effective immediately.
 Current Status:   1/9/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   SB2255
 
SB2259INC TX-EDUCATION CREDIT (MURPHY L) Amends the Illinois Income Tax Act. Creates a credit for taxpayers who (1) have an adjusted gross income of $200,000 or less and (2) are college or university students or may claim a college or university student as a dependent. Provides that the credit shall be equal to a portion of the tuition and fee expenses paid by the taxpayer during the taxable year on behalf of the qualifying student. Sets forth the amount of the credit. Effective immediately.
 Current Status:   1/9/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   SB2259
 
SB2298INDUSTRIAL HEMP ACT (HUTCHINSON T) enate Committee Amendment No. 1 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Provides that a person shall not process industrial hemp in this State without registering with the Department on a form prescribed by the Department of Agriculture. Provides that the Department shall adopt rules for the testing of the industrial hemp THC levels and the disposal of plant matter exceeding lawful THC levels, including an option for a cultivator to retest for a minor violation, with the retest threshold determined by the Department and set in rule. Provides that the application for a license shall include: (1) the name and address of the applicant; (2) the legal description of the land area, including Global Positioning System coordinates, to be used to cultivate industrial hemp; and (3) if federal law requires a research purpose for the cultivation of industrial hemp, a description of one or more research purposes planned for the cultivation of industrial hemp which may include the study of the growth, cultivation, or marketing of industrial hemp; however, the research purpose requirement shall not be construed to limit the commercial sale of industrial hemp (in the introduced bill, the name and address of the applicant and the legal description of the land area, including Global Positioning System coordinates, to be used to cultivate industrial hemp). Provides that the rules set by the Department and set by rule within 120 days (in the introduced bill, 240 days) of the effective date of the Act. Restores provision in the Cannabis Control Act concerning an industrial hemp pilot program. Defines "land area", "person", "process", and "THC". Makes other changes. Effective immediately.

House Committee Amendment No. 1 - Provides that except for willful or wanton misconduct, a person employed by the Department of Agriculture shall not be subject to criminal or civil penalties for taking any action under the Act when the actions are within the scope of his or her employment.
 Current Status:   8/26/2018 - Effective Date August 26, 2018
 State Bill Page:   SB2298
 
SB2313ANIMALS-COUNTY ANIMAL FUNDS (HOLMES L) Amends the Animal Control Act. Provides that ten dollars of the differential shall be placed either in a county animal population control fund (rather than or the State's Pet Population Control Fund). Provides that the dog's owner shall pay a $25 public safety fine to be deposited into the county animal control fund or the county pet population control fund (rather than $20 of which shall be deposited into the Pet Population Control Fund and $5 of which shall be retained by the county or municipality). Deletes language providing that an animal control agency shall assist and share information with the Director of Public Health in the collection of public safety fines. Provides that the owner of a biting animal must also remit a $25 public safety fine to be deposited into the county animal control fund (rather than to the Department of Public Health, for deposit into the Pet Population Control Fund). Provides that if a dog is found to be a vicious dog, the owner shall pay a $100 public safety fine to be deposited into the county animal control fund (rather than the Pet Population Control Fund). Provides that if a dog is deemed dangerous, a $50 public safety fine to be deposited into the county animal control fund (rather than the Pet Population Control Fund). Amends the Illinois Public Health and Safety Animal Population Control Act. Deletes language providing that the Director of Public Health must make an annual written report relative to the progress of the program to the President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the Governor. Makes changes to the definitions of "Director" and "Department". Effective immediately.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 2 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill with changes. Provides that funds transferred to or retained by a municipality before the effective date of the bill for a public safety fine imposed on an owner for a dog found not in compliance with the Act shall continue to be transferred to and be retained by that municipality. Further amends the Illinois Public Health and Safety Animal Population Control Act. Provides that "Director" for purposes of the Act means the Service Head for Shelter Medicine Program at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. Provides that "Department" for purposes of the Act means the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. Deletes language providing that the Director must make an annual written report relative to the progress of the program to the President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the Governor. Provides that any University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine veterinarian or supervised veterinary student may participate in the Illinois Public Health and Safety Animal Population Control Program established under the Act. Deletes language providing that the Director shall reimburse, to the extent funds are available, participating veterinarians for each dog or cat sterilization procedure administered. Provides that the moneys generated from Pet Friendly license plate and from voluntary contributions must be kept in the Pet Population Control Fund and shall be used only to sterilize and vaccinate dogs and cats in this State under the program, to promote the sterilization program, to educate the public about the importance of spaying and neutering, and for reasonable administrative and personnel costs related to the Fund. Repeals provision providing that each individual income tax payer may contribute to the Pet Population Control Fund through the income tax checkoff described in the Illinois Income Tax Act. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.
 Current Status:   8/10/2018 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0787
 Bill Position:   Support
 State Bill Page:   SB2313
 
SB2333EQUAL PAY DISCLOSE PAY AMOUNT (BRADY W) 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 and can demonstrate that reasonable progress has been made towards 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 is liable for any civil fine of: (1) up to $500 per employee affected, if the employer has fewer than 4 employees; or (2) up to $2,500 per employee affected, if the employer has 4 or more employees.
 Current Status:   1/9/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   SB2333
 
SB2334HOSPITALS-METAL DETECTORS (MURPHY L) Amends the University of Illinois Hospital Act and Hospital Licensing Act. Provides that a hospital shall maintain a metal detector at each point of entry into the hospital. Provides that a hospital shall ensure that all members of the public, other than the employees of the hospital who display proper credentials, who enter the hospital at a point of entry are subjected to screening by a metal detector. Provides that individuals subject to screening shall include, but not be limited to, individuals in wheelchairs. Defines "point of entry". Effective July 1, 2018.
 Current Status:   1/9/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   SB2334
 
SB2350SCHOOL LAW ENFORCEMENT DRILL (MORRISON J) Amends the Career and Workforce Transition Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the School Safety Drill Act. Provides that, no later than 90 days after the first day of each school year, schools must conduct at least one law enforcement drill that addresses an active threat or an active shooter within a school building. Requires all law enforcement drills to be conducted on days and times when students are normally present in the school building (rather than allowing the drill to be conducted on days and times when students are not present in the school building). Provides that the appropriate local law enforcement agency shall observe the administration of the drill. Makes changes concerning participation.

House Floor Amendment No. 1 - Allows administrators or school support personnel the discretion to exempt students from law enforcement drills.
 Current Status:   8/20/2018 - Effective Date January 1, 2019
 State Bill Page:   SB2350
 
SB2354DEGREE PROGRAM ADVICE (MCGUIRE P) Amends the Community Service Education Act. 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 Articulation Initiative Act. Provides that, beginning with the 2019-2020 academic year, each public institution shall require any student who, upon completing 30 academic credit hours, is interested in pursuing an associate degree or baccalaureate degree at the public institution in which he or she is enrolled or at another public institution to indicate to the public institution in which he or she is enrolled all of his or her degree programs of interest. Provides that the public institution in which the student is enrolled shall make a reasonable attempt to conduct a meeting with the student and an academic advisor of the public institution, who shall inform the student of the prerequisite requirements for the student's degree programs of interest. Effective immediately.

House Committee Amendment No. 1 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act. Provides that, beginning with the 2019-2020 academic year, the Board of Higher Education and the Illinois Community College Board shall develop a policy to foster the reverse transfer of credit for any student who has accumulated at least 15 hours of academic credit at a community college and a sufficient number of hours of academic credit at a State university in the prescribed courses necessary to meet a community college's requirements to be awarded an associate degree; defines "reverse transfer of credit". Provides that a student wishing to reverse transfer earned academic credit to obtain an associate degree shall agree to the exchange of transcript information between each community college and State university that he or she has attended and shall submit an application and his or her transcripts to a community college for conferral of an associate degree. Provides that the Board of Higher Education, the Illinois Community College Board, and the Midwestern Higher Education Compact's Multi-State Collaborative on Military Credit shall adopt a policy regarding the award of academic credit for military training applicable to meeting a community college's requirements for awarding an associate degree. Requires the Board of Higher Education and the Illinois Community College Board to adopt rules to implement the provisions. Amends the Illinois Articulation Initiative Act. Provides that, beginning with the 2019-2020 academic year, each public institution shall require any student who, upon completing 30 academic credit hours, is interested in pursuing an associate degree or baccalaureate degree at the public institution in which he or she is enrolled or at another public institution to indicate to the public institution in which he or she is enrolled all of his or her degree programs of interest. Provides that the public institution in which the student is enrolled shall make a reasonable attempt to conduct a meeting with the student and an academic advisor of the public institution, who shall inform the student of the prerequisite requirements for the student's degree programs of interest. Amends the Board of Higher Education Act. Provides that the Board of Higher Education may not limit the amount of tuition revenue that a public university may waive. Repeals provisions regarding tuition waiver limitations in various Acts relating to the governance of public universities in Illinois. Effective immediately.
 Current Status:   8/13/2018 - Effective Date August 13, 2018
 State Bill Page:   SB2354
 
SB2358REVERSE TRANSFER OF CREDITS (MCGUIRE P) Amends the School Code. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the School Code's construction.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act. Provides that, beginning with the 2019-2020 academic year, the Board of Higher Education and the Illinois Community College Board shall develop a policy to foster the reverse transfer of credit for any student who has accumulated at least 15 hours of academic credit at a community college and a sufficient number of hours of academic credit at a State university in the prescribed courses necessary to meet a community college's requirements to be awarded an associate degree; defines "reverse transfer of credit". Provides that a student wishing to reverse transfer earned academic credit to obtain an associate degree shall agree to the exchange of transcript information between each community college and State university that he or she has attended and shall submit an application and his or her transcripts to a community college for conferral of an associate degree. Provides that the Board of Higher Education, the Illinois Community College Board, and the Midwestern Higher Education Compact's Multi-State Collaborative on Military Credit shall adopt a policy regarding the award of academic credit for military training applicable to meeting a community college's requirements for awarding an associate degree. Requires the Board of Higher Education and the Illinois Community College Board to adopt rules to implement the provisions. Effective July 1, 2018.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 2 - Provides that no later than 30 (rather than 14) business days after receiving an application, a community college shall notify an applicant if he or she qualifies for an associate degree based on the total earned credits.
 Current Status:   1/9/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   SB2358
 
SB2362PROCUREMENT-LEASE-PROPERTY-UIC (HARMON D) Amends the Regulatory Sunset Act. 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 Procurement Code. Provides that any lease for real property to be used by the University of Illinois at Chicago for clinical services, ambulatory surgical services, and retail space may exceed 10 years in length, but may not exceed 30 years in length, provided: (1) the lease requires the lessor to make capital improvements in excess of $100,000; and (2) the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois determines a term of more than 10 years is necessary and is in the best interest of the public institution of higher education. Makes a conforming change.
 Current Status:   8/23/2018 - Effective Date January 1, 2019
 State Bill Page:   SB2362
 
SB2419SURGICAL ASSISTS-CERTIFICATION (MARTINEZ I) Amends the Registered Surgical Assistant and Registered Surgical Technologist Title Protection Act. Provides that a person qualifies for registration as a surgical assistant if he or she is currently certified by the National Commission for the Certification of Surgical Assistants (rather than the National Surgical Assistant Association). Provides that in order for a registrant to renew his or her surgical assistant registration or surgical technologist registration, he or she must maintain certain current certification. Effective immediately.
 Current Status:   11/29/2018 - Effective Date November 27, 2018
 State Bill Page:   SB2419
 
SB2429MEDICAID-ADULT DENTAL SERVICES (AQUINO O) Amends the Medical Assistance Article of the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that the Department of Healthcare and Family Services shall provide dental services to an adult who is otherwise eligible for assistance under the medical assistance program. Provides that targeted dental services, as set forth in a specified exhibit in a federal consent decree, that are provided to adults under the medical assistance program shall be reimbursed at the rates set forth in a specified column in the exhibit for targeted dental services that are provided to persons under the age of 18 under the medical assistance program. Requires the Department to actively monitor the contractual relationship between Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) and a dental administrator contracted by an MCO to provide dental services. Contains provisions concerning the Department's adoption of appropriate data and measures; the inclusion of certain dental performance measures in the Department's Health Plan Comparison Tool and Illinois Medicaid Plan Report Card; and the collection of information about the types of contracted, broad-based care coordination occurring between a MCO and any dental administrator. Prohibits a health plan from attempting to limit the right of medical assistance recipients to obtain dental services from a qualified Medicaid provider. Prohibits the Department from adopting a rule or entering into a contract that prohibits a licensed dentist or dental hygienist from receiving reimbursement under the medical assistance program for a dental encounter. Effective immediately.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 2 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill with the following changes and additions: Provides that targeted dental services, as set forth in a specified exhibit in a federal consent decree, that are provided to adults under the medical assistance program shall be reimbursed at no less than the rates set forth (rather than at the rates set forth) in a specified column in the exhibit for targeted dental services that are provided to persons under the age of 18 under the medical assistance program. In provisions concerning provider network adequacy and transparency requirements for managed care organizations, provides that each managed care organization shall confirm its receipt of information submitted specific to dentist additions or deletions from the managed care organization's provider network within 3 days of receiving all required information from contracted dentists; and electronic dental directories must be updated consistent with federal rules. Effective immediately.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 3 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of Senate Amendment No. 2, but with the following changes: Provides that targeted dental services, as set forth in a specified exhibit in a federal consent decree, that are provided to adults under the medical assistance program shall be established at (rather than reimbursed at) no less than the rates set forth in a specified column in the exhibit for targeted dental services that are provided to persons under the age of 18 under the medical assistance program. Requires the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to adopt appropriate dental Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) measures and to include the Annual Dental Visit (ADV) HEDIS measure in its Health Plan Comparison Tool and Illinois Medicaid Plan Report Card that is available on the Department's website for enrolled individuals (rather than adopt appropriate dental Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set measures or other dental quality performance measures as part of its monitoring and include additional specific dental performance measurers in its Health Plan Comparison Tool and Illinois Medicaid Plan Report Card that is available on the Department's website for enrolled individuals). Effective immediately.
 Current Status:   1/9/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   SB2429
 
SB2438LABOR REL-FINANCIAL ABILITY (WEAVER C) Amends the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act. Provides that if a unit of local government, as an employer, and public employees provide for arbitration of impasses, the employer's financial ability to fund the proposals based on existing available resources shall be given primary consideration, provided that such ability is not predicated on an assumption that lines of credit or reserve funds are available or that the employer may or will receive or develop new sources of revenue or increase existing sources of revenue. Modifies the factors by which an arbitration panel shall base its findings, opinions, and order on a new agreement or amendment upon. Provides that arbitration decisions regarding peace officers, fire fighters, and fire department or fire district paramedic matters under the Act shall not include residency requirements. Amends the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act. With respect to collective bargaining between an educational employer (other than the Chicago school district) and an exclusive representative of its employees, provides that when making wage and benefit determinations during interest arbitration, the employer's financial ability to fund the proposals based on existing available resources shall be given primary consideration, provided that such ability is not predicated on an assumption that lines of credit or reserve funds are available or that the employer may or will receive or develop new sources of revenue or increase existing sources of revenue.
 Current Status:   1/9/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   SB2438
 
SB2442IDPH-MAMMOGRAPHY INFORMATION (MULROE J) Amends the Department of Public Health Powers and Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Provides that the Department of Public Health shall require every provider of mammography services to, if a patient's mammogram demonstrates dense breast tissue, provide notification to the patient in any summary of the mammography report sent to the patient pursuant to the federal Mammography Quality Standards Act that shall include, but not be limited to, certain information.
 Current Status:   1/9/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   SB2442
 
SB2444INS CODE-MANDATE APPLICABILITY (HAINE W) Amends the Illinois Insurance Code in an Article concerning accident and health insurance. Provides that benefits mandated by the Article do not apply to certain types of insurance policies (rather than specified provisions of the Article do not apply to short-term travel, disability income, long-term care, accident only, or limited or specified disease policies).

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Illinois Insurance Code in an Article concerning accident and health insurance. Provides that "policy of individual or group accident and health insurance" does not include any coverage or policy that provides an excepted benefit, as defined in the federal Public Health Service Act. Provides that the amendatory Act does not apply to certain policies of insurance. Repeals provisions that state that specified provisions of the Article do not apply to short-term travel, disability income, long-term care, accident only, or limited or specified disease policies. Effective immediately.
 Current Status:   1/9/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   SB2444
 
SB2446MEDICAID-TELEPSYCHIATRY (MORRISON J) Amends the Medical Assistance Article of the Illinois Public Aid Code. Requires the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to reimburse psychiatrists and federally qualified health centers for mental health services provided by advanced practice registered nurses certified in psychiatric and mental health nursing to medical assistance recipients via telepsychiatry. Effective immediately.
 Current Status:   8/10/2018 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0790
 Bill Position:   Support
 State Bill Page:   SB2446
 
SB2447HFS-REPORT FROM MCO-ELECTRONIC (MURPHY L) Amends the Medical Assistance Article of the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that no later than January 1, 2019, the Auditor General shall initiate a performance audit of the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to determine the Department's compliance with certain requirements concerning Medicaid Managed Care Entities. Provides that the determinations shall include, but not be limited to: (i) whether the Department has developed and applied standardized quality performance measures to Medicaid Managed Care Entities; (ii) whether it has developed and implemented algorithms for automatic assignment of Medicaid enrollees into managed care entities; and (iii) whether the standardized quality performance measures and algorithms developed by the Department use measurable quality metrics, are developed and applied according to the statutory criteria, and are adequately documented. Effective immediately.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Medical Assistance Article of the Illinois Public Aid Code. Requires the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to collect all regular reports required by contract or statute from managed care organizations through an electronic file transfer. Provides that ad hoc reports can be collected in alternative manners. Effective immediately.
 Current Status:   8/27/2018 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-1105
 State Bill Page:   SB2447
 
SB2491MEDICAID-DENTAL HYGIENIST (SYVERSON D) Amends the Medical Assistance Article of the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that a licensed dental hygienist working under the supervision of a dentist and employed by a federally qualified health center shall be reimbursed for dental services provided to medical assistance recipients at the federally qualified health center's encounter rate. Effective immediately.
 Current Status:   8/19/2018 - Effective Date August 19, 2018
 Bill Position:   Support
 State Bill Page:   SB2491
 
SB2496LABOR & GOVT ETHICS-PREEMPT (BRADY W) Amends the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act. Provides that the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act does not take precedence over the provisions of the State Officials and Employee Ethics Act relating to wages, hours, and conditions of employment and employment relations. Amends the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act. Provides that in case of any conflict between the provisions of the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act and any other existing and future law, including existing preemption statutes, executive order, administrative regulation, collective bargaining agreement, or other agreements, the provisions of the Act shall prevail and control, after the effective date of this amendatory Act.
 Current Status:   1/9/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   SB2496
 
SB2511VEH CD-BACKUP LAMP-AMBER LIGHT (MCCONNAUGHAY K) Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that a back-up lamp equipped on a motor vehicle shall emit a white or amber light without glare. Effective January 1, 2019.
 Current Status:   8/3/2018 - Effective Date January 1, 2019
 State Bill Page:   SB2511
 
SB2516DCFS-MANDATED RPTER TRAINING (MORRISON J) Amends the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act. Requires an employer, or the employer's representative, to inform an employee of available mandated reporter training prior to the employee signing a statement that the employee has knowledge and understanding of certain reporting requirements under the Act. Provides that the mandated reporter training may include, but not be limited to, training provided by the employer or the Department of Children and Family Services.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill, but with the following change: Provides that the mandated reporter training may be provided by the Department of Children and Family Services (rather than the mandated reporter training may include, but not be limited to, training provided by the employer or the Department of Children and Family Services).

House Committee Amendment No. 1 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act. In a provision requiring certain employees to sign a statement, prior to the commencement of their employment, that attests to their knowledge and understanding of the Act's reporting requirements, provides that, on and after January 1, 2019, the statement shall also include information about available mandated reporter training provided by the Department of Children and Family Services.
 Current Status:   8/24/2018 - Effective Date January 1, 2019
 State Bill Page:   SB2516
 
SB2527SCH CD-DUAL CREDIT-ONLINE (WEAVER C) Amends the School Code. Prohibits a school board from limiting the number of dual credit courses a student may enroll in or the number of credits a student may receive from dual credit courses. Provides that if a school district establishes an online learning program for students (with exceptions), the school board may not limit (i) which students may participate in the program, (ii) the number of online courses a student may enroll in, or (iii) the number of credits a student may receive from online courses.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the School Code. Provides that a school board shall not adopt a policy limiting the number of dual credit courses a student may enroll in or the number of academic credits a student may receive from dual credit courses provided that the course is taught by an instructor under the Dual Credit Quality Act or by a licensed teacher or community college professor or instructor in the State of Illinois. Provides that a school board must award high school course credit to a student for dual credit coursework, unless evidence about the course's rigor and content shows that it does not address the relevant Illinois Learning Standard at the level appropriate for the high school grade during which the course is usually taken, and that credit shall satisfy certain requirements under Code for that course. Provides that a superintendent may limit the number of academic credits a student may earn from dual credit courses if certain requirements under the Code are not being met.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 2 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the School Code. Provides that a qualified student shall be allowed to enroll in an unlimited amount of dual credit courses and earn an unlimited amount of academic credits from dual credit courses if the courses are taught by an Illinois instructor, as provided under the Dual Credit Quality Act.
 Current Status:   8/10/2018 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0792
 Bill Position:   Oppose
 State Bill Page:   SB2527
 
SB2529PROF REG-STUDENT LOAN DEFAULT (STADELMAN S) Amends various acts to remove provisions allowing or requiring licensing authorities to deny, not renew, suspend, or revoke professional licenses for defaulting on an educational loan or scholarship provided by or guaranteed by a State agency. Effective immediately.
 Current Status:   1/9/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   SB2529
 
SB2530UNIVERSITIES-ADMIN COSTS (CULLERTON T) Creates the Public University Administrative Cost Decrease Act. Provides that all public universities shall annually submit a cost certification that certifies the level of spending dedicated to administrative costs for the current academic year. Provides that beginning with the 2020-2021 academic year, a Board of Trustees of a public university may not enact a budget that contains tuition or fee increases above that of the tuition and fees set in the 2017-2018 academic year until the Auditor General has verified that the cost certification submitted by the public university and due in the same calendar year of the proposed tuition or fees increase has shown a decrease of administrative costs by 25%. Amends the Illinois State Auditing Act. Makes related changes. Effective immediately.
 Current Status:   1/9/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   SB2530
 
SB2533BUSINESS ENTERPRISE-POSTING (SANDOVAL M) Amends the Business Enterprise for Minorities, Women, and Persons with Disabilities Act. Provides that invoices submitted under the Act shall be posted on the State Comptroller's website. Provides that each such invoice shall indicate which provision of the contract or subcontract has been submitted for payment and the amount due. Provides that, upon payment, the invoice number and the voucher number shall be posted on the State Comptroller's website. Provides that the State Comptroller may enter into an intergovernmental agreement with the City of Chicago for the purpose of collecting and posting that information.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the State Comptroller Act. Provides that each State agency that submits a voucher to the Comptroller for payment shall include with the voucher the following information, without limitation: (1) whether the voucher includes a payment to a subcontractor; and (2) if the voucher includes a payment to a subcontractor, the name of each subcontractor and the amount of the voucher that is to be paid to each subcontractor. Provides that the information shall be posted on the State Comptroller's website. Effective immediately.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 2 - Provides that the bill as amended by Senate Amendment 1 applies only to the Department of Transportation and the Capital Development Board.
 Current Status:   1/9/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   SB2533
 
SB2540GOVT ETHICS-STOP PAYMENT ORDER (BARICKMAN J) Amends the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act. Provides that during the period beginning September 1 of the year of a general election and ending the day after the general election, the proper name or image of any executive branch constitutional officer or member of the General Assembly shall not be included in a public announcement on behalf of an executive branch constitutional officer, member of the General Assembly, or State agency related to any contract or grant awarded by a State agency. Amends the State Finance Act. Provides that appropriated funds may only be expended during the fiscal year for which they were appropriated. Provides that if any State agency receives a grant or contract from itself from appropriated funds, the recipient agency shall be restricted in the expenditure of these funds to the period during which the grantor agency was so restricted. Amends the Illinois Grant Funds Recovery Act. Provides that the Governor's Office of Management and Budget shall convene a subcommittee of the Illinois Single Audit Commission to provide recommendations to the General Assembly regarding the adoption of legislation. Amends the Grant Accountability and Transparency Act. Sets forth provisions concerning the stop payment system. Modifies a Section concerning the adoption of supplemental rules by the Governor's Office of Management and Budget. Modifies a Section concerning the annual report submitted by the Governor's Office of Management and Budget. Provides requirements for awarded grants. Sets forth provisions concerning the travel costs incurred by the employees of the recipient or subrecipient of an awarded grant. Requires nonprofit organizations to maintain State grant funds in an account which is separate from non-grant funds. Makes conforming changes. Effective immediately.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill with changes. Removes certain changes made to the State Comptroller Act and the Governor's Office of Management and Budget Act regarding stop payment orders, but adds a provision providing that upon a request for a stop payment order from a State grant-making agency for a recipient or subrecipient, the Office of the Comptroller shall notify the Grant Accountability and Transparency Unit within 30 days of the request. Removes changes made to the State Finance Act regarding limitations to fiscal year appropriations and interfund transfers. Modifies provisions regarding State agencies that receive grants or contracts from appropriated funds. Provides that the Governor's Office of Management and Budget, in conjunction with the Illinois Audit Commission, shall provide recommendations to the General Assembly regarding the adoption of specified legislation (rather than convene a subcommittee to provide recommendations). Provides that the recommendations shall be submitted January 1, 2020 (rather than January 1, 2019). Adds provisions concerning stop payment order requests made by State grant-making agencies, and whether such stop payment order requests are in the best interests of the State. Specifies additional responsibilities for the Governor's Office of Management and Budget and the Grant Accountability and Transparency Unit. Defines and modifies terms. Makes conforming and other changes. Effective immediately.
 Current Status:   8/20/2018 - Effective Date August 20, 2018
 State Bill Page:   SB2540
 
SB2546EDU LABOR ACT-EMPLOYEE DEFN (BISS D) Amends the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act. Provides that the term "student" within the definition of "educational employee" or "employee" as used in the Act includes (rather than excludes) graduate students who are teaching assistants primarily performing duties that involve the delivery and support of instruction and all other graduate students. Effective immediately.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act. Provides that the term "student" within the definition of "educational employee" or "employee" as used in the Act excludes (rather than includes) graduate students who are research assistants primarily performing duties that involve research, graduate assistants primarily performing duties that are pre-professional, graduate students who are teaching assistants primarily performing duties that involve the delivery and support of instruction, or any other graduate assistants. Effective immediately.
 Current Status:   11/28/2018 - Total Veto Stands
 State Bill Page:   SB2546
 
SB2559EDU LOAN INFO PILOT PROGRAM (STADELMAN S) Amends the Board of Higher Education Act. Provides that, beginning with the 2019-2020 academic year, the Board of Higher Education shall develop a 3-year education loan information pilot program for use by each public institution of higher education that enrolls students who are eligible to receive financial aid. Defines "education loan". Provides that the program shall require that each public institution of higher education that receives education loan information for a student enrolled at the institution provide annually to the student or the parent or guardian of the student certain information relating to the education loans. Provides that a public institution of higher education is not liable for any representations made during the pilot program. Repeals the provision on June 1, 2023.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill with the following change. Requires the Illinois Student Assistance Commission to develop the pilot program rather than the Board of Higher Education.
 Current Status:   8/17/2018 - Effective Date January 1, 2019
 State Bill Page:   SB2559
 
SB2597HGHER ED-ICCB&ISAC CONSOLIDATE (ROSE C) Amends the Board of Higher Education Act, the Public Community College Act, and the Higher Education Student Assistance Act. Increases the membership of the Board of Higher Education and makes other changes to the Board's membership. Provides that all of the rights, powers, duties, and functions vested by law in the Illinois Community College Board and the Illinois Student Assistance Commission are transferred to the Board of Higher Education on January 1, 2019. Abolishes the Illinois Community College Board and the Illinois Student Assistance Commission and provides for the transfer of personnel and property on that date.
 Current Status:   1/9/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   SB2597
 
SB2603MUSIC THERAPY LICENSING (MURPHY L) Creates the Music Therapy Licensing and Practice Act. Provides for licensure of music therapists by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Establishes the powers and duties of the Department, including prescribing rules defining what constitutes an appropriate curriculum for music therapy, reviewing the qualifications of applicants for licenses, investigating alleged violations of the Act, conducting hearings on disciplinary and other matters, and establishing a schedule of fees for the administration and enforcement of the Act. Establishes qualifications for licensure as a music therapist. Provides that a music therapist shall collaborate with other professionals when applicable in providing music therapy services. Provides that licenses issued under the Act shall be renewed biennially. Establishes the Music Therapy Advisory Committee. Establishes the powers and duties of the advisory committee, including advising the Department on all matters pertaining to licensure, education, and continuing education requirements for music therapists. Establishes grounds for discipline of a license. Provides for civil and criminal penalties for violations of the Act. Creates provisions concerning formal hearings, including transcripts of proceedings, appointment of hearing officers, subpoenas and depositions, and rehearings. Provides for judicial review of all final administrative decisions of the Department. Preempts home rule. Effective immediately.
 Current Status:   1/9/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   SB2603
 
SB2606PROCURE-FOOD DONATION POLICY (CURRAN J) Amends the Illinois Procurement Code. Provides that each State agency entering into or maintaining a contract for the purchase of food under the Code shall adopt a policy that permits the donation of leftover food procured by State funds. Provides that the policy shall address any daily food operations run by the agency, including one-time events, and shall contain a list of nearby soup kitchens, food pantries, and other non-profit organizations where leftover food can be donated. Requires each State agency to circulate its policy to all agency employees, and submit its food donation policy to the Department of Central Management Services on an annual basis beginning December 31, 2018. Effective immediately.
 Current Status:   8/3/2018 - Effective Date August 3, 2018
 State Bill Page:   SB2606
 
SB2613AMERICAN-MADE VEHICLES (CULLERTON T) Amends the Procurement of Domestic Products Act. Provides that all vehicles purchased or leased by a State agency must have a Vehicle Identification Number indicating that the vehicle was manufactured in the United States. Effective January 1, 2019.
 Current Status:   1/9/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   SB2613
 
SB2693PROFESSIONAL EDUCATOR LICENSE (WEAVER C) Amends the Vocational Academies Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the School Code. With regard to an applicant seeking a Professional Educator License or an Educator License with Stipulations, provides that an institution of higher learning may not require an applicant to complete the State Board's recognized test of basic skills prior to the semester before student teaching or prior to the semester before starting the final semester of an internship. Effective immediately.
 Current Status:   8/17/2018 - Effective Date August 17, 2018
 State Bill Page:   SB2693
 
SB2816ST INTERNET SERVICE CONTRACTS (CULLERTON T) Amends the Illinois Procurement Code. Provides that no State agency may contract with an Internet service provider for the provision of broadband Internet access service unless that provider certifies, under penalty of perjury, that it will not engage in specified activities concerning Internet access and use. Defines terms.
 Current Status:   1/9/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   SB2816
 
SB2822HIGHR ED-RELIGIOUS INSTITUTION (MCCONCHIE D) Amends the Private Business and Vocational Schools Act of 2012, the Private College Act, and the Academic Degree Act. Defines "religious institution" in these Acts. Provides that any religious institution (instead of any institution devoted entirely to the teaching of religion or theology) shall not be considered to be a private business and vocational school; makes related changes. Provides that no religious institution shall be subject to the educational requirements, standards, or demands contained in the Private College Act or the Academic Degree Act or in those Acts' administrative rules, and requires a religious institution to notify each of its students in writing that the religious degree being earned or course work earned at a religious, non-accredited, post-secondary educational institution may not transfer to other institutions.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Private College Act and the Academic Degree Act. Provides that a religious institution may file an annual application with the Board of Higher Education to become exempt from the educational requirements, standards, or demands under the Acts or those Acts' administrative rules and the Board may annually grant the exemption; defines "religious institution". Specifies application requirements.
 Current Status:   1/9/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   SB2822
 
SB2844SCH CD-GROWING FUTURE EDUCATOR (AQUINO O) House Committee Amendment No. 1 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the engrossed bill with the following changes. Creates the Supporting Future Teachers Program (rather than Future Language Teachers Program). Defines "low-income student". Changes the definition of "qualified participant" to include a high school graduate who can demonstrate that at any one time during pre-kindergarten through grade 12 was identified as a low-income student (rather than was identified as an English learner). Provides that the Program shall assist qualified participants in acquiring a Professional Educator License (rather than a Professional Educator License with an endorsement in English as a second language, bilingual education, English as a new language, or any foreign language); makes a conforming change. Provides that the duty of a qualified participant may include working with low-income students on a one-on-one basis. Effective immediately.
 Current Status:   8/19/2018 - Effective Date August 19, 2018
 State Bill Page:   SB2844
 
SB2845HIGHER ED-EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT (CULLERTON T) Amends various Acts relating to the governance of public universities and community colleges in Illinois. With respect to employment contracts entered into with the president or all chancellors of a public university or an employee of a community college district, provides that severance under the contract may not exceed 6 months (rather than one year) of salary and applicable benefits.
 Current Status:   1/9/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   SB2845
 
SB2846DCFS-TUITION & FEE WAIVERS (CASTRO C) Amends the Children and Family Services Act. Makes post-secondary education tuition and fee waivers available to youth for whom the Department of Children and Family Services has court-ordered legal responsibility, youth who aged out of care at age 18 or older, or youth formerly under care who have been adopted and were the subject of an adoption assistance agreement or who have been placed in private guardianship and were the subject of a subsidized guardianship agreement. Requires applicants to have earned a high school diploma from an accredited institution or a high school equivalency certificate or have met the State criteria for high school graduation before the start of the school year for which they are applying for the waivers. Limits the tuition and fee waivers to persons under the age of 26 and provides that waivers shall be available to a student for at least the first 5 years the student is enrolled in a community college, university, or college maintained by the State. Provides that the age requirement and 5-year cap on tuition and fee waivers shall be waived and eligibility extended for applicants or students who were unable to enroll in a qualifying post-secondary school or complete an academic term because the student: (i) was called into active duty with the United States Armed Forces; (ii) was deployed for service in the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps; or (iii) volunteered in the Peace Corps or the AmeriCorps. Permits the Department to provide the student with a stipend to cover maintenance and school expenses during the academic years to supplement the student's earnings. Requires the Department to develop outreach programs to ensure qualifying youths are aware of the availability of the tuition and fee waivers.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Higher Education Student Assistance Act. Requires the Illinois Student Assistance Commission to receive and consider applications for grants for high risk students formerly in the care of the Department of Children and Family Services. Provides that an applicant is eligible for a grant if, among other conditions, he or she is a youth for whom the Department has court-ordered legal responsibility, a youth who aged out of care at age 18 or older, or a youth formerly under care who has been adopted and was the subject of an adoption assistance agreement or who has been placed in private guardianship and was the subject of a subsidized guardianship agreement. Sets forth provisions concerning the amount and payment of grant assistance, the automatic renewal of grants, administration, and rulemaking.
 Current Status:   1/9/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   SB2846
 
SB2904PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT-VARIOUS (STEANS H) Amends the Physician Assistant Practice Act of 1987. Removes language providing that a collaborating physician may collaborate with a maximum of 5 full-time equivalent physician assistants. Amends the Medical Practice Act of 1987, removes language providing that a physician licensed to practice medicine in all its branches may enter into collaborative agreements with no more than 5 full-time equivalent physician assistants except in a hospital, hospital affiliate, or ambulatory surgical treatment center.
 Current Status:   7/13/2018 - Effective Date January 1, 2019
 State Bill Page:   SB2904
 
SB2927HIGHER ED-VETERAN ACT-REPORT (MCGUIRE P) Amends the Higher Education Veterans Service Act. Provides that each public college or university that is required to have a Coordinator of Veterans and Military Personnel Student Services shall report to the Board of Higher Education information on the its efforts in attracting, recruiting, and retaining veterans and military personnel at the institution. Effective immediately.

House Floor Amendment No. 2 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the engrossed bill with the following change. Provides that the information compiled by the Board of Higher Education and filed with the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the President of the Senate, the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, and the Minority Leader of the Senate shall be filed with the Clerk of the House of Representatives and the Secretary of the Senate in electronic form only, in the manner that the Clerk and the Secretary shall direct. Effective immediately.
 Current Status:   8/21/2018 - Effective Date August 21, 2018
 State Bill Page:   SB2927
 
SB2941HIGH SCH GRAD REQUIREMENT PROG (MCGUIRE P) Amends the Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness Act. With respect to the State Board of Education's competency-based, high school graduation requirements pilot program, provides that a school district may participate in the program for some or all of its schools (instead of for some or all of its schools serving grades 9 through 12). Allows school districts to collaboratively apply to participate in the pilot program; sets forth provisions governing a collaborative of districts.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 - Adds an immediate effective date.

House Committee Amendment No. 1 - Further amends the Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness Act. Makes changes with regard to the statewide panel to define transitional mathematics instruction recommendations, transitional mathematics instruction placement and delivery, high school and community college partnership agreements for transitional mathematics instruction, and transitional mathematics instruction statewide supports.
 Current Status:   6/29/2018 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0599
 Bill Position:   Oppose
 State Bill Page:   SB2941
 
SB2942ENERGY PERFORMANCE CONTRACTS (ROSE C) Creates the Energy Performance Contracting Act. Requires each governmental unit to implement cost-effective conservation improvements and maintain efficient operation of its facilities in order to minimize energy consumption and related environmental impacts, and reduce operating costs. Provides that any governmental unit may enter into an energy performance contract with a qualified energy service provider to produce utility savings or operating and maintenance cost-savings. Designates the Smart Energy Design Assistance Center as the lead agency for the development and promotion of a program of performance contracts in governmental units under the Act, and provides requirements and duties for that agency. Provides for the selection process of qualified energy service providers. Provides for audits, payments, and term requirements for energy performance contracts entered into under the Act. Provides for the monitoring and reporting of energy consumption and cost-savings under an energy performance contract. Provides for the use of savings from performance contracts. Provides that the provisions of the Act shall prevail and control over conflicting provisions of law, and that any conflicting provisions of any statute enacted prior to the Act are hereby repealed. Defines terms. Amends the Illinois Procurement Code to make conforming changes. Effective immediately.
 Current Status:   1/9/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   SB2942
 
SB2954PEN CD-SURS-EMPLOYER CONTRIB (AQUINO O) Amends the State Universities Article of the Illinois Pension Code. Provides that if an employer fails to transmit required contributions to the System for more than 120 days after the payment of those contributions is due, the Board may certify to the State Comptroller the amount of those delinquent employer contributions and the State Comptroller shall deduct the certified amount from State funds to the employer and remit the amount deducted to the System. Provides that if State funds from which those deductions may be made are not available or if deductions are delayed for longer than 120 days after the date of the certification to the Comptroller, the Board may proceed against the employer to recover the amounts of such delinquent payments in the appropriate circuit court. Adds similar provisions if the employer is a community college district. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the State Universities Article of the Illinois Pension Code. Provides that for State fiscal years (rather than academic years) beginning on or after July 1, 2017, if the amount of a participant's earnings for any State fiscal year exceeds the amount of the salary set by law for the Governor that is in effect on July 1 of that fiscal year (rather than the salary set for the Governor), the participant's employer shall pay to the System an additional contribution. Provides that the additional contribution may be paid within 90 days after issuance (rather than receipt) of the bill. Provides that if the employer contributions are not paid within 90 days after issuance (rather than receipt) of the bill, then interest will be charged at a specified rate compounded annually from the 91st day after issuance (rather than receipt) of the bill. Provides that all payments must be received (rather than concluded) within 3 years after issuance (rather than the employer's receipt) of the bill. Provides that if the employer fails to make complete payment, including payment of any applicable interest, within 3 years, then the System may, after giving notice to the employer, certify the delinquent amount to the State Comptroller, and the Comptroller shall thereupon deduct the certified delinquent amount from State funds payable to the employer and pay them instead to the System. Provides that the provisions concerning earnings in excess of the Governor's salary do not apply to the extent an employer pays the employer normal cost of such earnings. Provides that the changes are intended to apply retroactively to July 6, 2017. Effective immediately.
 Current Status:   7/20/2018 - Effective Date July 20, 2018
 State Bill Page:   SB2954
 
SB2964NAMING PUBLIC BLDGS-OFFICIALS (MCCANN S) Creates the Naming Public Buildings for Elected Officials Act. Provides that no public building or other public asset owned or exclusively leased by the State or by any political subdivision of the State shall be named in honor of any elected official, unless that official has either retired from public office for a minimum of 10 consecutive years or is deceased for a minimum of 5 years. Defines "elected official" and "public office".
 Current Status:   1/9/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   SB2964
 
SB2969HIGHER ED-GRAD GRANT PROGRAM (SWANSON D) Amends the Board of Higher Education Act. In the provision governing the graduation incentive grant program, removes the requirement that the Board of Higher Education annually submit to the Governor and the General Assembly a budgetary recommendation for the grants and the requirement that the Board notify applicants that the award of grants is contingent upon the availability of appropriated funds.
 Current Status:   1/9/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   SB2969
 
SB3007PERSONAL INFORMATION REPORT GA (CULLERTON J) 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 annually to the General Assembly specified information concerning breaches of data security by February 1 of each year.
 Current Status:   1/9/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   SB3007
 
SB3031GREEN BUILDINGS-REQUIREMENTS (WEAVER C) Amends the Energy Efficient Building Act. Provides that the International Code Council's International Energy Conservation Code, as adopted by the Capital Development Board, shall also apply to certain State facilities beginning on the effective date of the amendatory Act. Amends the Green Buildings Act. Removes provisions providing that construction and major renovation projects must achieve the highest level of certification practical within the project budget. Provides that new State-funded building construction and major renovations of existing State-owned facilities must be designed to achieve, at a minimum, the silver certification of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design's rating system or an equivalent standard. Amends the Capital Development Board Act. Repeals a Section of the Act concerning the adoption of a statewide energy code. Effective immediately.
 Current Status:   8/3/2018 - Effective Date August 3, 2018
 State Bill Page:   SB3031
 
SB3032FINANCE-VOUCHER-DESIGNEE SIGNS (WEAVER C) Amends the State Finance Act. In a Section providing that (i) any new contract, contract renewal, or order against a master contract in the amount of $250,000 or more in a fiscal year or (ii) any contract amendment or change to an existing contract that increases the value of the contract to or by $250,000 or more in a fiscal year shall be signed or approved in writing by the chief executive officer of the agency, the chief legal counsel of the agency, and the chief fiscal officer of the agency, provides that those contracts, orders, and amendments may also be signed by designees of those officers. Effective immediately.
 Current Status:   1/9/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   SB3032
 
SB3047GROW STEM TEACHERS ACT (MANAR A) Creates the Grow Your Own STEM and Vocational Education Teachers Act. Requires a public university to waive any tuition, fees, and on-campus housing costs of a student who agrees to pursue a minimum of a bachelor's degree in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics for a teaching occupation that includes, but is not limited to, mathematics, natural sciences, or career and vocational education in the areas of technology teacher, industrial arts teacher, trade teacher, health care teacher, or information technology teacher and maintains a 3.0 cumulative grade point average. Provides that the student shall agree to fully reimburse the public university if the student fails to teach at least 3 years at an Illinois high school or at least 5 years at an Illinois public institution of higher education. Provides for funding. Requires the Board of Higher Education to adopt rules it determines are necessary for the administration of the Act. Effective July 1, 2020.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 - Provides that funding for the Act shall be subject to appropriation, rather than subject to ongoing appropriation.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 3 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill as amended by House Amendment No. 1 with the following change. Requires a public institution of higher education to waive any tuition and fees for a student who is a licensed Illinois teacher with a master's degree and who (i) agrees to pursue up to a maximum of 18 graduate hours necessary to qualify the student to teach dual credit consistent with applicable accreditation and State standards for dual credit faculty, and (ii) agrees to fully reimburse the public institution of higher education for any waived tuition or fees if the student fails to teach at least 3 years at a high school located in this State after the completion of the graduate hours. Effective July 1, 2020.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 4 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill as amended by Senate Amendment No. 3 with the following changes. Requires a public institution of higher education to waive any tuition, fees, and on-campus costs of a student who agrees to pursue a minimum of a bachelor's degree in agriculture for a teaching occupation in the area of agriculture education. For the Grow Your Own STEM and Vocational Education Teachers Program, adds a requirement that a student must teach at a hard-to-staff school, as determined by the Board of Higher Education. Requires a public institution of higher education to waive any tuition and fees for a student who is a licensed Illinois teacher with a master's degree and who (i) agrees to pursue up to a maximum of 18 graduate hours necessary to qualify the student to teach dual credit consistent with applicable accreditation and State standards for dual credit faculty and (ii) agrees to fully reimburse the public institution of higher education for any waived tuition or fees if the student fails to teach at least 5 years at a high school located in this State after the completion of the graduate hours. Changes the effective date from July 1, 2020 to July 1, 2019.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 5 - Adds a provision providing that a public institution of higher education shall waive any tuition, fees, and on-campus housing costs for a student in the Grow Your Own STEM and Vocational Education Teachers Program and waive any tuition and fees for a student in the Grow Your Own Dual Credit Teachers Program only if funds are appropriated to the Board of Higher Education under the Act.
 Current Status:   1/9/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   SB3047
 
SB3058UNDERREPRESENTED STUDENTS ACT (LIGHTFORD K) Creates the Bridge Program for Underrepresented Students Act. Defines terms. Provides that each public university in this State may establish a Bridge Program for underrepresented students. Specifies program requirements. Provides that a public university that establishes a Bridge Program shall, on or before September 1, 2019 and on or before September 1 of each subsequent year, publish on its website and make available to the public a report on the Program. Effective immediately.
 Current Status:   1/9/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   SB3058
 
SB3071HGHER ED-DIVERSE FACULTY GRANT (ROONEY T) Amends 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.
 Current Status:   1/9/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   SB3071
 
SB3090IBHE-PUBLIC COLLEGE-CLOSING (OBERWEIS J) Amends the Board of Higher Education Act. Provides that when a public institution of higher education proposes to discontinue operations, it shall file with the Board the original or legible true copies of all academic records of the institution. Provides for the specific contents of the records required to be filed. Provides that where it appears to the Board that any such records are in danger of being lost, hidden, destroyed, or otherwise made unavailable to the Board, the Board may seize and take possession of the records, on its own motion and without order of a court. Requires the Board to maintain a permanent file of all such records coming into its possession. Provides that, as an alternative to the deposit of records with the Board, the public institution of higher education may propose a different means for permanent retention of the records, subject to the approval of the Board. Effective immediately.
 Current Status:   1/9/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   SB3090
 
SB3137$UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS (BENNETT S) Appropriates specified amounts to the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois from various funds. Effective July 1, 2018.
 Current Status:   1/9/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   SB3137
 
SB3138HIGHER ED-IDENTITY-PRIVATE (BENNETT S) Amends the Higher Education Student Assistance Act. Provides that the identity and address of a scholarship, grant, or financial assistance applicant or recipient under the Act is private information and is exempt from inspection and copying under the Freedom of Information Act. Makes conforming changes in the Freedom of Information Act. Effective immediately.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Higher Education Student Assistance Act. Provides that the identity and address of a scholarship, grant, or other financial assistance applicant or recipient under a program administered by the Commission is private information and is exempt from inspection and copying under the Freedom of Information Act. Provides that the provision does not apply to the identity of a student recognized through the State Scholar program, Merit Recognition Scholarship program, Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois Program, or any other program created on or after the effective date of the amendatory Act that is administered by the Commission with the purpose of providing a recipient public recognition of achievement. Makes conforming changes in the Freedom of Information Act. Effective immediately.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 2 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Higher Education Student Assistance Act. Provides that the personal identity and address of a scholarship, grant, or other financial assistance applicant or recipient under a non-discretionary program administered by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission, where eligibility data is obtained from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or is protected from disclosure under federal or State law or under rules and regulations implementing federal or State law, is information that is intended to remain private and shall be exempt from inspection and copying under the Freedom of Information Act. Effective immediately.
 Current Status:   8/14/2018 - Effective Date August 14, 2018
 Bill Position:   Support
 State Bill Page:   SB3138
 
SB3157INC TX-EDUCATION CREDIT (AQUINO O) Amends the Illinois Income Tax Act. Provides that each qualified teacher is entitled to an income tax credit in an aggregate amount equal to 50% of the tuition costs incurred by that teacher at a public university in the State. Provides that each qualified teacher may take no more than 20% of his or her aggregate credit amount in any taxable year. Provides that the term "qualified teacher" means an individual who (i) graduated from a public university in the State, (ii) is employed as a teacher in this State during the taxable year, and (iii) has been employed as a teacher in the State for at least 5 consecutive years as of the first day of the taxable year. Effective immediately.
 Current Status:   1/9/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   SB3157
 
SB3160ECONOMIC INTEREST STATEMENTS (BRADY W) Amends the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act. Creates a uniform statement of economic interest form that must be completed by all persons who are required to file that form under the Act. Changes the nature of the required disclosures that must be made. Authorizes the Secretary of State to institute an electronic statement of economic interest filing system. Repeals a provision that established a separate form for persons required to file a statement of economic interests with county clerks. Provides applicability clause. Defines terms. Effective January 1, 2019, except that specified Sections take effect immediately.
 Current Status:   1/9/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   SB3160
 
SB3176HGHER ED-BOARD OF REGENTS (MCCONCHIE D) Amends the State Budget Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Provides that, beginning with the fiscal year 2020 budget, the budget submitted by the Governor shall include one or more line items appropriating moneys to the Board of Regents. Provides that all appropriations for public universities shall be made to the Board of Regents. Amends the Board of Higher Education Act. Creates the Board of Regents to allocate funds to public universities based on a funding formula recommended by the Board of Higher Education. Provides for the membership of the Board. Provides that the boards of trustees of public universities shall submit to the Board of Regents no later than the 15th day of November of each year their budget proposals for the operation and capital needs of the institutions under their governance or supervision for the ensuing fiscal year. Provides that the Board of Higher Education may require the elimination of any program of instruction, research, or public service at a public university that exhibits a trend of low performance or low enrollment. Provides that the Board of Higher Education shall prepare a comprehensive statewide plan to increase efficiency and enrollment in public institutions of higher education. Specifies the plan requirements. Prohibits the Board of Regents from providing any funds to a public university that does not adhere to the plan.
 Current Status:   1/9/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   SB3176
 
SB3185FINANCE-ST AGENCY GRANT MAKING (BRADY W) Amends the Grant Accountability and Transparency Act. Modifies a Section concerning the adopting of federal rules applicable to grants and provides that specified provisions do not apply to for-profit subrecipients because for-profit subrecipients are not subject to the requirements of a specified provision of the Code of Federal Regulations. Provides that if a Program Audit Guide is not available, the State awarding agency must prepare a Program Audit Guide in accordance with the audit requirements of specified provisions of the Code of Federal Regulations. Requires the Governor's Office of Management and Budget to adopt supplemental rules pertaining to, among other subjects, specific conditions for individual recipients, including (rather than requiring) the use of a fiscal agent and additional corrective conditions. Applies provisions in the Code of Federal Regulations concerning federal agencies that make federal awards to non-federal entities to State grant-making agencies under the Act. Provides that the Grant Accountability and Transparency Unit shall be responsible for providing technical assistance and assuring the Administrative Code proposed by State grant agencies comply with the Act. Repeals the Section specifying a repeal date for the Act. Makes other changes.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 - Makes technical amendments to the introduced bill.
 Current Status:   1/9/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   SB3185
 
SB3190DUAL CREDIT-INITIATIVE COURSE (BERTINO-TARRANT J) Amends the Dual Credit Quality Act. Requires a public university or community college, jointly with a high school, to grant dual credit to a student who completes a course under the Illinois Articulation Initiative General Education Core Curriculum package adopted by the public university or community college under the Illinois Articulation Initiative Act. Effective immediately.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 2 -Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Dual Credit Quality Act. Requires a community college district, upon the request of a school district within the jurisdiction of the community college district, to enter into a partnership agreement with the school district to offer dual credit coursework; specifies requirements for the partnership agreement. Provides that on or after the effective date of the amendatory Act, a school district may not enter into a new contract with an out-of-state institution to provide a dual credit course without first offering the community college district in the district in which the school district is located the opportunity to provide the course. Provides for a Model Partnership Agreement and creates the Dual Credit Committee. Makes other changes.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 5 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the School Code. Provides that each school board must submit a quarterly report to the State Board of Education on the following information: (i) the amount of funds that each school district has in its reserves; (ii) the number of each school district's days cash on hand; and (iii) the amount of funds that each school district has in its investments. Requires the State Board to publish and maintain the information on its Internet website. Effective immediately.
 Current Status:   1/9/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   SB3190
 
SB3194INC TX-HIRE ILLINOIS CREDIT (SWANSON D) Amends the Illinois Income Tax Act. Creates the Hire Illinois Tax Credit. Provides that a business is eligible for a $500 tax credit against its withholding tax liability for each recent graduate of a public university in the State who is hired by the taxpayer within the incentive period and retained by the taxpayer for 12 consecutive months. Provides that the $500 tax credit may be taken in both the year the qualified employee is hired and for each year of the next 4 years the qualified employee is retained by the taxpayer for 12 consecutive months. Provides 2 ways the taxpayer may take the $500 tax credit. Provides that the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity shall limit the monetary amount of these tax credits to $25,000,000. Provides for procedures for a business to apply for a certificate of eligibility for the credit and for procedures to apply for a tax credit certificate. Grants the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity the powers necessary or convenient to administer the tax credit. Effective immediately.
 Current Status:   1/9/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   SB3194
 
SB3209CDB-HIGHER EDUCATION (MUNOZ A) Amends the Capital Development Board Act. Provides that the Capital Development Board has the power to construct and repair, or to contract for and supervise the construction and repair of, buildings under the control or for the use of any public institution of higher education when non-appropriated funds are used and both the Capital Development Board and the public institution of higher education mutually agree to that construction or supervision. Effective immediately.
 Current Status:   1/9/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   SB3209
 
SB3288UNIVERSITY-SURPLUS REAL ESTATE (SIMS E) Amends the State Property Control Act. Provides that the Board of Trustees of any public institution of higher education in this State is authorized to dispose of surplus real estate of that public institution of higher education. Specifies the manner in which a Board of Trustees may dispose of surplus real estate. Provides that a Board of Trustees may retain the proceeds from the sale, lease, or other transfer of all or any part of the real estate deemed surplus real estate in a separate account in the treasury of the institution for the purpose of deferred maintenance and emergency repair of institution property. Requires the Auditor General to examine the separate account to ensure the use or deposit of the proceeds in a manner consistent with the stated purpose. Defines "public institution of higher education". Effective immediately.
 Current Status:   1/9/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   SB3288
 
SB3291UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS (CLAYBORNE J) Amends the Illinois Aeronautics Act. Defines "unmanned aircraft systems". Provides that regulation of unmanned aircraft systems is an exclusive power and function of the State. Restricts home rule power. Effective immediately.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 2 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause with the provisions of the introduction bill, and makes the following changes: (1) defines "unmanned aircraft"; (2) replaces the definition of "unmanned aircraft system"; (3) provides that State-level oversight may not conflict with federal laws, rules, or regulations; and (4) exempts from the new provisions any local ordinance enacted by a municipality of more than 1,000,000 inhabitants. Effective immediately.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 3 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause with the provisions of Senate Amendment No. 2, and makes the following changes: (1) provides that nothing in the Section shall infringe or impede on any current right or remedy available under existing State law; and (2) provides that the Division of Aeronautics of the Department of Transportation shall adopt any rules to address the safe and legal operation of unmanned aircraft systems.
 Current Status:   8/3/2018 - Effective Date August 3, 2018
 State Bill Page:   SB3291
 
SB3370$FY19 BHE OCE (BRADY W) Makes appropriations for the ordinary and contingent expenses of the Board of Higher Education and the Illinois Math and Science Academy for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018, as follows: General Funds $229,022,200; Other State Funds $4,980,000; Federal Funds $5,500,000; Total $239,502,200.
 Current Status:   1/9/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   SB3370
 
SB3372$FY19 EIU OCE (BRADY W) Makes appropriations for the ordinary and contingent expenses of the Board of Trustees of Eastern Illinois University for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018, as follows: General Funds $38,678,100; Other State Funds $8,000; Total $38,686,100.
 Current Status:   1/9/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   SB3372
 
SB3373$FY19 GSU OCE (BRADY W) Makes appropriations for the ordinary and contingent expenses of the Board of Trustees of Governors State University for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018, as follows: General Funds $21,656,000.
 Current Status:   1/9/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   SB3373
 
SB3374$FY19 NEIU OCE (BRADY W) Makes appropriations for the ordinary and contingent expenses of the Board of Trustees of Northeastern Illinois University for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018, as follows: General Funds $33,209,000.
 Current Status:   1/9/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   SB3374
 
SB3375$FY19 WIU OCE (BRADY W) Makes appropriations for the ordinary and contingent expenses of the Board of Trustees of Western Illinois University for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018, as follows: General Funds $46,300,700; Other State Funds $10,000; Total $46,310,700.
 Current Status:   1/9/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   SB3375
 
SB3376$FY19 ISU OCE (BRADY W) Makes appropriations for the ordinary and contingent expenses of the Board of Trustees of Illinois State University for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018, as follows: General Funds $65,004,000; Other State Funds $50,000; Total $65,054,000.
 Current Status:   1/9/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   SB3376
 
SB3377$FY19 NIU OCE (BRADY W) Makes appropriations for the ordinary and contingent expenses of the Board of Trustees of Northern Illinois University for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018, as follows: General Funds $81,983,500; Other State Funds $36,000; Total $82,019,500.
 Current Status:   1/9/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   SB3377
 
SB3378$FY19 SIU OCE (BRADY W) Makes appropriations for the ordinary and contingent expenses of the Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018, as follows: General Funds $179,913,800; Other State Funds $1,269,000; Total $181,182,800.
 Current Status:   1/9/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   SB3378
 
SB3379$FY19 U OF I OCE (BRADY W) Makes appropriations for the ordinary and contingent expenses of the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018, as follows: General Funds $583,005,900; Other State Funds $5,805,700; Total $588,811,600.
 Current Status:   1/9/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   SB3379
 
SB3380$FY19 ICCB OCE (BRADY W) Makes appropriations for the ordinary and contingent expenses of the Illinois Community College Board for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018, as follows: General Funds $202,715,100; Other State Funds $116,825,000; Federal Funds $43,000,000; Total $362,540,100.
 Current Status:   1/9/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   SB3380
 
SB3381$FY19 ISAC OCE (BRADY W) Makes appropriations for the ordinary and contingent expenses of the Illinois Student Assistance Commission for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018: General Funds $434,969,900; Other State Funds $10,580,000; Federal Funds $274,753,700; Total $729,303,600.
 Current Status:   1/9/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   SB3381
 
SB3382$FY19 SURS OCE (BRADY W) Makes appropriations for the ordinary and contingent expenses of the State Universities Retirement System for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018, as follows: General Funds $1,414,498,000; Other State Funds $140,000,000; Total $1,554,498,000.
 Current Status:   1/9/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   SB3382
 
SB3383$FY19 SUCCS OCE (BRADY W) Makes appropriations for the ordinary and contingent expenses of the State Universities Civil Service System for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018, as follows: General Funds $1,082,200.
 Current Status:   1/9/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   SB3383
 
SB3384$FY19 CAPITAL (BRADY W) Makes appropriations and reappropriations for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018. Effective immediately.
 Current Status:   1/9/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   SB3384
 
SB3385$FY19 MEMBER INITIATIVES (BRADY W) Appropriations and reappropriations for capital projects for the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity for the fiscal years beginning July 1, 201 8. Effective immediately.
 Current Status:   1/9/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   SB3385
 
SB3386$FY18 SUPPLEMENTAL (BRADY W) Makes appropriations for the ordinary and contingent expenses.
 Current Status:   1/9/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   SB3386
 
SB3403GOVT-STATEMNT OF ECON INTEREST (CULLERTON J) Amends the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act. Modifies the required statement of economic interests under the Act to include disclosure of income received from specified entities on which a person is required to report. Modifies the statement of economic interests forms to make conforming changes.
 Current Status:   1/9/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   SB3403
 
SB3498MANAGED CARE-FORMULARY CHANGES (SIMS E) Amends the Managed Care Reform and Patient Rights Act. Requires a policy or plan sponsor to notify the prescribing physician and the patient in writing 60 days before making a formulary change that alters the terms of coverage or discontinues coverage for a prescribed drug that the patient is receiving. Contains provisions for receiving the notice electronically. Provides that a policy or plan sponsor may provide the patient with the written notification, along with a 60-day supply of the prescription drug, at the time the patient requests a refill. Provides that nothing in the provisions prohibits insurers or pharmacy benefit managers from using certain managed pharmacy care tools so long as an exception process is in place allowing the prescriber to petition for coverage a non-preferred drug if sufficient clinical reasons justify an exception to the normal protocol.
 Current Status:   1/9/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   SB3498
 
SB3532SEPSIS REVIEW TASK FORCE (ROSE C) Amends the Department of Public Health Powers and Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Creates the Sepsis Review Task Force. Provides that the Task Force shall study sepsis early intervention and the prevention of loss of life from sepsis. Provides that the Task Force's study shall include, but not be limited to, patients' rights, advances in medical technology, medical record sharing, and best practices. Contains provision concerning the membership of the Task Force. Provides that the Department of Public Health shall provide the Task Force with administrative and other support. Effective immediately.

House Committee Amendment No. 1 - In provisions concerning the membership of the Sepsis Review Task Force, changes a reference from "the Sepsis Alliance" to "a nationwide sepsis advocacy organization".
 Current Status:   8/26/2018 - Effective Date August 26, 2018
 State Bill Page:   SB3532
 
SB3533PROCURE-RENEW ENERGY RESOURCES (BRADY W) Amends the Illinois Procurement Code. Provides that, among other types of contracts, renewable energy resources contracts and leases may be entered into for a period of time deemed to be in the best interest of the State but not exceeding 15 years inclusive of proposed contract or lease renewals. Makes conforming changes. Defines "renewable energy resources". Effective immediately.
 Current Status:   1/9/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   SB3533
 
SB3547SERVICE-MEMBER EMPLOYMENT (CULLERTON T) Creates the Service-Member Employment and Reemployment Rights Act. Contains provisions concerning matters relevant to the employment rights of service-members, including employment protections, additional benefits for public employee members of a reserve component, prohibitions on discrimination, a notice of rights and duties, violations, enforcement, remedies, and rulemaking. Provides that the Attorney General shall appoint an Illinois Service-Member Employment and Reemployment Rights Act Advocate to carry out various duties related to the Act. Provides that in times of national or State emergency, the Governor may extend the protections of the Act. Limits the concurrent exercise of power by home rule units. Makes corresponding and related changes throughout the statutes. Repeals the Military Leave of Absence Act, the Public Employee Armed Services Rights Act, the Municipal Employees Military Active Duty Act, and the Local Government Employees Benefits Continuation Act. Amends the Service Member's Employment Tenure Act to change the short title to the Service Member's Tenure Act.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill with the following changes: Changes the short title of the Service-Member Employment and Reemployment Rights Act to the Service Member Employment and Reemployment Rights Act and makes related changes. In the provisions of the Service Member Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, defines "active service without pay" and "inactive duty". Removes definitions for "emergency care", "mobilization for a contingency operation", and "special needs family member". Makes changes to provisions concerning differential compensation. Removes language providing that a retroactive upgrade does not entitle a service member employee to back pay and other benefits attributable to the time period between discharge and retroactive upgrade. Provides that during periods of military leave for annual training (rather than annual training), public employees shall continue to receive full compensation as a public employee for up to 30 (rather than 15) days per calendar year and military leave for purposes of receiving concurrent compensation may be performed nonsynchronously. Removes language providing that concurrent compensation shall not be paid for active duty or active duty without pay. Provides that differential compensation for voluntary active service is limited to 60 (rather than 40) work days in a calendar year. Provides that public employees who have exhausted concurrent compensation under specified provisions in a calendar year shall receive differential compensation when authorized under other specified provisions in the same calendar year. Removes certain exceptions to provisions concerning additional benefits for public employee members of a reserve component providing that employer-based health plan benefits shall continue. Makes other changes.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 2 - Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill, as amended by Senate Amendment No. 1, with the following changes: Makes changes to the definitions of "active service " and "active service without pay". In provisions concerning additional benefits for public employee members of a reserve component, provides that the employer's share of the full premium and administrative costs for employer-based health plan benefits shall continue to be paid by the employer (rather than may not be charged) for active duty beyond 30 days (currently, active duty beyond 30 days in cases of involuntary active service). In provisions concerning private right enforcement of the Service Member Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, provides that a violation of provisions concerning a notice of right and duties may not be the sole basis for a civil action under the Act. Makes other changes.

House Committee Amendment No. 1 - In the provisions of the Service Member Employment and Reemployment Rights Act concerning differential compensation, provides that for purposes of inactive duty, the daily rate of compensation for military service is calculated in accordance with the applicable drill pay chart issued by Defense Finance and Accounting Services. Provides that the provisions prohibiting an employer from imposing conditions for military leave shall not be construed to prevent an employer from providing scheduling options to employees in lieu of paid military leave. Provides that provisions concerning service, efficiency, and performance ratings do not apply to probationary periods. Makes changes to provisions concerning legislative intent and other changes.
 Current Status:   8/26/2018 - Effective Date January 1, 2019
 State Bill Page:   SB3547
 
SB3564HIGHER ED-LEGACY SCHOLARSHIPS (ROSE C) Amends the Higher Education Student Assistance Act. Requires the Illinois Student Assistance Commission to receive and consider applications for legacy scholarships. Provides that an applicant is eligible for a scholarship if, among other conditions, (i) he or she has been accepted for undergraduate enrollment at a public university in this State, (ii) he or she is considered a non-resident of this State for tuition purposes, and (iii) he or she has a parent or step-parent who has earned a bachelor's, graduate, doctorate, or professional degree from the university and is an active member of the university's alumni association. Sets forth provisions concerning the amount and payment of scholarship assistance, the automatic renewal of scholarships, administration, and rulemaking. Effective July 1, 2018.
 Current Status:   1/9/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   SB3564
 
SB3565BD HIGHER ED-AUTO ADMISSION (ROSE C) Amends the Board of Higher Education Act. Requires the Board of Higher Education (i) to ensure that any high school student in this State with a 3.0 cumulative grade point average or better on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent on a 5.0 scale) receives access to the opportunity of higher education and (ii) to guarantee admission to a public university; requires cooperation by the State Board of Education and public universities. Requires all high schools to provide the time, opportunity, and guidance to fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid for any student wishing to do so. Effective July 1, 2018.
 Current Status:   1/9/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   SB3565
 
SB3566BD HIGHER ED-UNIFORM ADMISSION (ROSE C) Amends the Board of Higher Education Act. Requires the Board of Higher Education to establish a uniform admission process online, which must be used at all public institutions of higher education; sets forth what components this admission process must include. Effective July 1, 2018.
 Current Status:   1/9/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   SB3566
 
SB3567MAP GRANT-FRESHMAN PREFERENCE (ROSE C) Amends the Higher Education Student Assistance Act. With regard to the Monetary Award Program, provides that a student who otherwise meets the award renewal requirements under the Program is not required to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid to obtain the renewal of an award. Provides that, beginning with the 2020-2021 academic year, a grant awarded to a first-time, full-time freshman of an institution of higher learning shall be guaranteed for renewal until the grant recipient completes a baccalaureate degree or the equivalent of 135 credit hours if the recipient otherwise meets the grant renewal requirements and remains enrolled at the same institution of higher learning until the degree or credit hours are completed.
 Current Status:   1/9/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   SB3567
 
SB3568U OF I-INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (ROSE C) Amends the University of Illinois Act. Provides that notwithstanding any other provisions of law, the University may form one or more limited liability companies to own any current or future intellectual property attributable to the University pursuant to the Limited Liability Company Act. Requires the State to maintain a 51% ownership interest in any limited liability company formed. Allows the intellectual property to be held as a tenancy-in-common with all entities that hold an ownership interest in a company. Requires the payment of distributions.
 Current Status:   1/9/2019 - Session Sine Die
 Bill Position:   Neutral
 State Bill Page:   SB3568
 
SB3569HIGHER ED-TUITION WAIVER LIMIT (ROSE C) Amends the Board of Higher Education Act. Provides that the Board of Higher Education may not limit the amount of tuition revenue that a public university may waive. Repeals provisions regarding tuition waiver limitations in various Acts relating to the governance of public universities in Illinois.
 Current Status:   1/9/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   SB3569
 
SJ76IAI EFFICIENCY COURSE TRANSFER (ROONEY T) Directs the Board of Higher Education and the Illinois Community College Board to jointly identify any shortcomings in attaining the goals of Public Act 99-636 that the General Education Core Curriculum courses transfer between institutions with full credit towards a baccalaureate degree.
 Current Status:   1/9/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   SJ76
 
SR545EDUCATION PENSION COST SHIFT (REZIN S) States the opinion of the Illinois Senate that the proposed educational pension cost shift from the State of Illinois to local school districts, community colleges, and institutions of higher education is financially wrong.
 Current Status:   1/9/2019 - Session Sine Die
 State Bill Page:   SR545
 
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