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The Priority Bill section contains a brief snapshot of current legislation that is of particular interest to park districts, forest preserves and conservation districts. Watch for updates on bills pending the Governor's signature.

NOTE: The list also contains House Bills from the first year of the 101st General Assembly that are still active. Click here to proceed to more recent bills that were filed for the 2nd year.

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 2019-2020 Priority Bills - House

HB 9 (Flowers, M.) - Creates the Paid Family Leave Act. Requires private employers with 50 or more employees to provide 6 weeks of paid leave for an employee who takes leave: (1) because of the birth of a child of the employee and in order to care for the child; (2) to care for a newly adopted child under 18 years of age or a newly placed foster child under 18 years of age or a newly adopted or newly placed foster child older than 18 years of age if the child is incapable of self-care because of a mental or physical disability; or (3) to care for a family member with a serious health condition. Provides that paid family leave shall be provided irrespective of the employer's leave policies; and shall be provided to an employee who has been employed by the employer for at least one year. Permits employees to voluntarily waive paid family leave. Provides that the Department of Labor may adopt any rules necessary to implement the Act.

Last Action:2/18/2020 Assigned to House Labor & Commerce Committee 

HB 15 (Flowers, M.) - Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Creates the offense of violation of civil rights. Provides that a person commits violation of civil rights when he or she knowingly: (1) denies to another the full and equal enjoyment of the facilities and services of a place of public accommodation because of unlawful discrimination; (2) as the operator of a place of public accommodation, directly or indirectly, publishes, circulates, displays, mails, or emails a written or electronic communication, except a private communication sent in response to a specific inquiry, which he or she knows is to the effect that a facility of the place of public accommodation will be denied to a person because of unlawful discrimination or that the patronage of a person is unwelcome, objectionable, or unacceptable for the purpose of unlawful discrimination; (3) as a public official, refuses to employ, or discriminates in the employment of another for a public contract or public works project because of unlawful discrimination; or (4) as a public official, denies or refuses to a person the full and equal enjoyment of the accommodations, advantages, facilities, or privileges of his or her office or services or of property under his or her care because of unlawful discrimination. Prohibits various private employment practices. Defines "unlawful discrimination". Provides that nothing in this provision shall be construed to impose criminal liability for actions that are exempt from civil liability under the Illinois Human Rights Act. Provides that a violation is a Class B misdemeanor. Effective immediately.

Last Action:2/18/2020 Assigned to House Judiciary - Criminal Committee

HB 20 (Flowers, M.) - Amends the Minimum Wage Law. Increases the minimum wage to $15 per hour on October 1, 2019. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 34 (Mayfield, R.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. In a Section concerning the homestead exemption for veterans with disabilities, provides that: (1) for taxable years prior to 2015, "surviving spouse" means the surviving spouse of a veteran who obtained the exemption prior to his or her death; (2) for taxable years 2015 through 2018, "surviving spouse" means (A) the surviving spouse of a veteran who obtained the exemption prior to his or her death and (B) the surviving spouse of a veteran who was killed in the line of duty in the current taxable year or any preceding taxable year; and (3) for taxable year 2019 and thereafter, "surviving spouse" means (A) the surviving spouse of a veteran who qualified for the exemption prior to his or her death, (B) the surviving spouse of a veteran who was killed in the line of duty in the current taxable year or any preceding taxable year, (C) the surviving spouse of a veteran who did not obtain the exemption before death, but who would have qualified for the exemption if he or she had survived, and (D) the surviving spouse of a veteran whose death was determined to be service-connected who is a current recipient of Dependency and Indemnity Compensation. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 45 (Ford, L.) - Amends the Election Code. Provides that a person must be 17 years of age or older (currently, 18 years of age or older) to circulate petitions for nomination.

Last Action: 3/12/2020 Assigned to House Executive Committee       

HB 56 (Flowers, M.) - Creates the Peace Officer Accountability Act. Provides that before a peace officer is permitted to carry a firearm in the unit of government in which he or she is employed, the peace officer must either: (1) live in the unit of government in which he or she serves; or (2) complete 200 hours of specified work or training. Provides that the unit of government shall require each peace officer employed by the unit of government before entering upon the officer's duties to have a liability insurance policy. Provides that the public shall have access to all documents concerning promotions, which documents are subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act. Provides that each peace officer, before discharging his or her duties as a peace officer, shall sign an affidavit declaring that he or she will report all unethical and unlawful conduct of other peace officers immediately to the internal affairs division of the department. Provides that the exclusive representative of a peace officer bargaining unit may not enter into a contract or collective bargaining agreement with the department that permits unconstitutional conduct by peace officers. Amends the Illinois Police Training Act. Provides that the minimum standards for police academies shall include 20 hours of race relations training, acquaintance with the youth residing in the unit of government in which the officers will serve, when discharging a firearm, the avoidance of the use of deadly force except when necessary to protect the life of the officer and on methods of using less than deadly force to disarm a suspect. Provides annual 20 hours of training of peace officers in race relations and constitutional methods of the use of force. Amends various other Acts to make conforming changes.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 57 (Mah, T.) -  Appropriates $2 from the General Revenue Fund to the Department of Agriculture for its FY20 ordinary and contingent expenses. Effective July 1, 2019.

Last Action: 7/2/2019 Re-referred to House Rules Committee

HB 64 (Harris, G.) -  Appropriates specified amounts from the Capital Development Fund, the School 9 Construction Fund, the Anti-Pollution Fund, the Transportation Bond Series A Fund, the Transportation Bond Series B Fund, the Coal Development Fund, the Transportation Bond Series D Fund, Multi-Modal Transportation Bond Fund, the Build Illinois Bond Fund, and other named Funds for specified capital and infrastructure projects. Effective immediately, except for certain provisions that are effective July 1, 2020. Passed the House on 5/20/2020 with a vote of 69-42. Passed the Senate on 5/23/2020 with a  vote of 54-0.

Last Action: 5/18/2020 Placed on House Calendar 2nd Reading

HB 123 (Turner, A. / Steans, H.) - Amends the Tobacco Products Tax Act of 1995. Provides that specified components of an "electronic cigarette" do not include any solution or substance that contains cannabis subject to tax under the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Program Act or the Cannabis Cultivation Privilege Tax Law. Amends the Civic Center Code, Flood Prevention District Act, Metro-East Park and Recreation District Act, Local Mass Transit District Act, Regional Transportation Authority Act, and Water Commission Act of 1985. Provides that, notwithstanding any other provision of law, no tax may be imposed under specified provisions on the sale or use of cannabis. Amends the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Program Act. Removes language providing that it is a Class B misdemeanor with a $1,000 fine for any person to breach the confidentiality of information obtained under the Act and instead requires each State department responsible for licensure under the Act to publish on its website specified ownership information of each cannabis business establishment licensed under the department's jurisdiction. Makes other changes. Amends the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act. Allows specified medical cannabis dispensing organizations to change locations under specified circumstances. Sets forth provisions regarding the method of distribution of licenses when tied applicants exist in a BLS Region. Defines "tied applicant". Provides that, notwithstanding any other provision of law, no special district may levy a tax upon the cultivation and processing of cannabis or upon purchasers for the use of cannabis. Provides that specified agents may begin employment at specified entities while the agents' identification card applications are pending. Makes other changes. Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that containers used to store cannabis in a motor vehicle upon a highway in this State must be secured and inaccessible and must be sealed or resealable (currently, only sealed). Effective immediately.
Proposed Senate Committee Amendment 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Illinois Health Facilities Planning Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
Proposed Senate Floor Amendment 2
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Tobacco Products Tax Act of 1995. Provides that specified components of an "electronic cigarette" do not include any solution or substance that contains cannabis subject to tax under the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Program Act or the Cannabis Cultivation Privilege Tax Law. Amends the Civic Center Code, Flood Prevention District Act, Metro-East Park and Recreation District Act, Local Mass Transit District Act, Regional Transportation Authority Act, and Water Commission Act of 1985. Provides that, notwithstanding any other provision of law, no tax may be imposed under specified provisions on the sale or use of cannabis. Amends the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Program Act. Removes language providing that it is a Class B misdemeanor with a $1,000 fine for any person to breach the confidentiality of information obtained under the Act and instead requires each State department responsible for licensure under the Act to publish on its website specified ownership information of each cannabis business establishment licensed under the department's jurisdiction. Makes other changes. Amends the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act. Allows specified medical cannabis dispensing organizations to change locations under specified circumstances. Sets forth provisions regarding the method of distribution of licenses when tied applicants exist in a BLS Region. Defines "tied applicant". Provides that, notwithstanding any other provision of law, no special district may levy a tax upon the cultivation and processing of cannabis or upon purchasers for the use of cannabis. Provides that specified agents may begin employment at specified entities while the agents' identification card applications are pending. Makes other changes. Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that containers used to store cannabis in a motor vehicle upon a highway in this State must be secured and inaccessible and must be sealed or resealable (currently, only sealed). Effective immediately.
Proposed Senate Floor Amendment 3
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Tobacco Products Tax Act of 1995. Provides that specified components of an "electronic cigarette" do not include any solution or substance that contains cannabis subject to tax under the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Program Act or the Cannabis Cultivation Privilege Tax Law. Amends the Civic Center Code, Flood Prevention District Act, Metro-East Park and Recreation District Act, Local Mass Transit District Act, Regional Transportation Authority Act, and Water Commission Act of 1985. Provides that, notwithstanding any other provision of law, no tax may be imposed under specified provisions on the sale or use of cannabis. Amends the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Program Act. Removes language providing that it is a Class B misdemeanor with a $1,000 fine for any person to breach the confidentiality of information obtained under the Act and instead requires each State department responsible for licensure under the Act to publish on its website specified ownership information of each cannabis business establishment licensed under the department's jurisdiction. Makes other changes. Amends the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act. Allows specified medical cannabis dispensing organizations to change locations under specified circumstances. Sets forth provisions regarding the method of distribution of licenses when tied applicants exist in a BLS Region. Defines "tied applicant". Provides that, notwithstanding any other provision of law, no special district may levy a tax upon the cultivation and processing of cannabis or upon purchasers for the use of cannabis. Provides that specified agents may begin employment at specified entities while the agents' identification card applications are pending. Makes other changes. Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that containers used to store cannabis in a motor vehicle upon a highway in this State must be secured and inaccessible and must be sealed or resealable (currently, only sealed). Effective immediately.

Last Action: 5/21/2020 Placed on House Calendar Order of Concurrence SA 1 & 3

HB 171  (Lilly, C.) - Amends the Victims' Economic Security and Safety Act. Provides that the notice to employees under the Act must include language encouraging employees to report to the employer the possibility of a domestic or intimate partner committing an act of violence at the workplace and be distributed to all employees on an annual basis.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 183 (Ford, L.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. In a Section granting a homestead exemption to veterans with disabilities, provides that property that is used as a qualified residence by a veteran who was a member of the United States Armed Forces during World War II is exempt from taxation regardless of the veteran's level of disability. Provides that a veteran who qualifies as a result of his or her service in World War II need not reapply for the exemption. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 2/5/2020 House Property Tax Subcommittee

HB 196 (Ford, L.) -  Amends the Children and Family Services Act. Provides that eligible child care centers that provide meal services to children in their care shall participate in the federally funded Child and Adult Care Food Program administered by the Illinois State Board of Education.

Last Action: 4/12/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 216 (DeLuca, A.) - Amends the State Finance Act, the Counties Code, the Illinois Municipal Code, the Metro-East Park and Recreation District Act, the Local Mass Transit District Act, the Regional Transportation Authority Act, and the Water Commission Act of 1985. Eliminates certain transfers into the Tax Compliance and Administration Fund.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 248 (McDermed, M.) - Amends the Firearm Concealed Carry Act. Permits certain judicial officers, some with written consent required, to carry a concealed firearm to any building, parking area, or portion of a building under the control of an officer of the executive or legislative branch of government, any building designated for matters before a circuit court, appellate court, or the Supreme Court, or any building or portion of a building under the control of the Supreme Court and any building or portion of a building under the control of a unit of local government.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 291 (McSweeney, D.) - Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that a person commits improper disclosure of location information of a public official or human service provider when he or she knowingly obtains and discloses to any other person the location information of a public official or human service provider. Provides that a person commits improper disclosure of personal information of a public official or human service provider when he or she knowingly obtains and discloses to any other person the personal information of a public official or human service provider. Provides that improper disclosure of location information of a public official or human service provider is a Class A misdemeanor for a first offense and a Class 4 felony for a second or subsequent offense. Provides that improper disclosure of personal information of a public official or human service provider is a Class 4 felony for a first offense and a Class 3 felony for a second or subsequent offense. Provides that is not a violation to disclose the business address or place of work of a public official or human service provider. Defines terms.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 292 (McSweeney, D.) - Amends the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act. Provides that no member of the General Assembly shall, during his or her term of office, negotiate for employment with a lobbying entity if that lobbying entity engages in lobbying with members of the General Assembly during that member's term of office. Provides that no former member that is registered as a lobbyist shall lobby regarding a bill that he or she voted on during his or her term of office as a member of the General Assembly. Amends the Lobbyist Registration Act. Provides that a person required to be registered under the Act, his or her spouse, and his or her immediate family members living with that person may not serve as a member of a county board. Amends the Counties Code to provide that no person is eligible to hold office as a county board member, commissioner, or executive if he or she is required to be registered as a lobbyist under the Lobbyist Registration Act. Makes conforming changes.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 295 (McSweeney, D.) - Creates the Truth in Legislative Taxation Act. Provides that every new Act that creates a new tax or fee or increases an existing tax or fee shall include the words "Tax Increase", "Fee Increase", or "Tax and Fee Increase" in its short title. Requires the sponsor of the new Act to inform the Legislative Reference Bureau that the new Act creates a new tax or fee or increases an existing tax or fee each time a drafting request is made related to that new Act. Requires the sponsor to provide a statement of legislative intent to the Legislative Reference Bureau that describes each new or increased tax or fee in the new Act and that sets forth the reason for each new or increased tax or fee. Directs the Legislative Reference Bureau to: ensure that the short title of the new Act conforms to the naming requirements of this Act; include the statement of legislative intent provided by the sponsor in the Section of the new Act immediately following the short title; and in its synopsis of the bill or amendment, state that the new Act creates a new tax or fee or increases an existing tax or fee. Where the new Act is drafted in the form of bill, directs the Legislative Reference Bureau to affix to the first page of the bill a stamp or words indicating that the new Act is one to which this Act applies. Provides corresponding requirements for amendatory Acts. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 305 (McSweeney, D.) - Amends the Illinois Municipal Code. Provides that public funds shall not be expended by a municipality for expenses connected with a convention or gathering of municipal personnel. Provides that a State agency may not expend public funds for expenses connected with the renting or procurement of booths, hospitality suites, or other physical spaces at a convention or gathering of municipal personnel. Provides that a "convention or gathering of municipal personnel" means a gathering of employees or contractors from 2 or more separately domiciled or geographically separated municipalities in a gathering that is sponsored or co-sponsored by a league or association that includes 2 or more municipalities. Provides that the restrictions do not apply to public funds expended at a convention or gathering of public safety personnel, at a convention or gathering relating to economic development and tourism promotion, pursuant to a contract entered into before the effective date of the amendatory Act, or funds appropriated and expended by a municipality if specified procedures are followed. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 307 (McSweeney, D.) - Creates the Citizens Empowerment Act. Provides that electors may petition for a referendum at the next general election to dissolve a unit of local government. Sets forth the requirements for the petition, together with the form and requirements for the ballot referendum. Provides for the transfer of all real and personal property and any other assets, together with all personnel, contractual obligations, and liabilities of the dissolving unit of local government to the receiving unit of local government. Amends the Election Code to provide exceptions for the Citizens Empowerment Act. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 308 (McSweeney, D.) - Amends the Local Government Debt Reform Act. Provides that no alternate bonds shall be issued if the issuance of such bonds would create or continue the accumulation of stacked alternate-bonded debt. Provides that provisions concerning stacked alternate-bonded debt do not apply to any transactions or agreements concerning debt that may be in place before the effective date of this amendatory Act. Defines "stacked alternate-bonded debt". Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 317 (McSweeney, D.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that, beginning with the 2019 levy year, the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law applies to all taxing districts, including home rule units. Provides that, beginning with the 2019 levy year, the extension limitation under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law is 0% or the rate of increase approved by the voters. Preempts home rule. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 320 (McSweeney, D.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that, beginning with the 2019 levy year, the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law applies to all taxing districts, including home rule units. Provides that, for the 2019 levy year, the limiting rate under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law shall be calculated by reducing the district's 2016 aggregate extension by 5%. Provides that, for the 2020 levy year, the limiting rate under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law shall be calculated by reducing the district's 2018 aggregate extension by 10%. Provides that, beginning with the 2021 levy year, the extension limitation is 0%. Preempts home rule. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 2/5/2020 House Property Tax Subcommittee

HB 332 (Wehrli, G.) - Amends the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act. Provides that, among other restrictions, no legislator may accept or participate in any way in any representation case before the State of Illinois or any unit of local government in this State on any matter filed on or after February 1, 2019 that involves a challenge to any tax or proposed assessment of any tax or fee. Provides that the prohibition against participation in such a representation case does not apply in regards to a person with whom the legislator maintains a close economic association, unless a fee or compensation received regarding any matter that involves a challenge to any tax or proposed assessment of any tax or fee is received by the legislator directly or indirectly through any interest in a partnership, limited liability corporation, or other business entity. Modifies the term "representation case" to include matters before a unit of local government. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 350 (Willis, K.) - Amends the Downstate Teachers and State Universities Articles of the Illinois Pension Code. Requires an employer to make an additional employer contribution for a participant whose earnings for any academic year used to determine the final rate of earnings exceed the amount of his or her earnings with the same employer for the previous academic year by more than 6% (instead of 3%). Makes conforming changes. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 4/12/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 356 (Hoffman, J.) - Amends the Procurement of Domestic Products Act. Provides that the term "manufactured in the United States" means: (1) in the case of products that are not assembled articles, materials, or supplies, that the product is mined or produced in the United States; (2) in the case of assembled articles, materials, or supplies, that design, final assembly, processing, packaging, testing, or other process that adds value, quality, or reliability occurs in the United States and the cost of domestic components exceeds 50% of the cost of all of the components; or (3) that the product is a commercially available off-the-shelf item (currently, "that design, final assembly, processing, packaging, testing, or other process that adds value, quality, or reliability occurs in the United States"). Provides for an exception to the Act if the price of the procured products manufactured in the United States exceeds the price of available and comparable procured products manufactured outside the United States by 12% or more (currently, if the price of the procured products manufactured in the United States exceeds the price of available and comparable procured products manufactured outside the United States by an unreasonable amount). Effective immediately.
House Floor Amendment No. 1
Defines "commercially available off-the-shelf item" for the purposes of the Procurement of Domestic Products Act. Passed the House on 4/9/2019 with a vote of 71-34-1.

Last Action: 4/24/2019 Referred to Senate Assignments

HB 357 (Yednock, L.) - HB 357 (Harris, G. / Harmon, D.) - Creates the FY2021 Budget Implementation Act. Provides that the purpose of the Act is to make the changes in State programs that are necessary to implement the Governor's FY2021 budget recommendations. Effective immediately. Passed the House on 4/10/2019 with a vote of 70-38-3. Passed the Senate on 5/23/2020 with a vote of 33-19-0.

Last Action: 5/24/2020 Passed Both Houses

HB 360 (Wehrli, G.)  - Amends the Township Code. Provides that the board of trustees of a township located in DuPage County may submit a proposition to dissolve the township and all road districts wholly within the township to the township electors or township electors may petition for a referendum to dissolve a township. Provides for the transfer of property, assets, personnel, contractual obligations, and liabilities of the dissolving township and road districts to DuPage County. Limits the transferred rights, duties, and funds of the dissolved township to be exercised solely on behalf of the residents within the boundaries of the dissolved township. Provides that municipalities within the dissolving township may elect to assume the duties and responsibilities of a road district or road districts. Limits extensions of specified property tax levies to 90% of the original property tax levy and within the boundaries of the dissolved township. Amends the Election Code and Counties Code making conforming changes. Amends the Illinois Highway Code. Provides that a township in DuPage County shall abolish a road district of that township if the roads of the road district are less than 15 miles in length. Provides that the road district is abolished on the expiration of the term of office of the highway commissioner of the road district facing abolition. Provides for transfer of rights, powers, duties, assets, property, liabilities, obligations, and responsibilities of the road district to the township. Provides that the township board of trustees may enter into a contract with the county, a municipality, or a private contractor to administer the roads added to its jurisdiction. Passed the House on 4/10/2019 with a vote of 70-38-3.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Referred to House Rules

HB 362 (Wehrli, G.) - Amends the Minimum Wage Law. Provides that an employer may impose a disciplinary suspension without pay upon certain bona fide executive, administrative, and professional employees and certain employees of governmental bodies. Provides that a deduction from the pay of such employees may be made for suspensions of one or more full days imposed in good faith for infractions of workplace conduct rules; the suspension must be imposed pursuant to a written policy applicable to all employees; and an employer, in imposing such a suspension, may deduct from the employee's salary the hourly or daily equivalent of the employee's full salary or any other amount proportional to the time actually missed by the employee.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 366 (Marron, M.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. In a Section granting a natural disaster homestead exemption, removes language providing that the square footage of the rebuilt residential structure may not be more than 110% of the square footage of the original residential structure as it existed immediately prior to the natural disaster. Removes provisions providing that the taxpayer's initial application for a natural disaster homestead exemption must be made no later than the first taxable year after the residential structure is rebuilt. Provides that, if the square footage of the rebuilt structure exceeds 110% of the square footage of the original residential structure as it existed immediately prior to the natural disaster, then the amount of the natural disaster homestead exemption is the equalized assessed value per square foot of the rebuilt structure multiplied by 110% of the square footage of the original residential structure as it existed immediately prior to the natural disaster minus the base amount. Provides that the amendatory Act is retroactive to the 2012 taxable year. Sets forth provisions concerning the valuation of farm improvements that have been rebuilt following a natural disaster. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 368 (Windhorst, P.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that the homestead exemption for veterans with disabilities carries over to the benefit of the veteran's surviving spouse if the veteran resided outside of the State but otherwise qualified for the exemption at the time of his or her death and the surviving spouse relocates to Illinois after the death of the veteran. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 377 (Yingling, S) - Amends the Legislative Commission Reorganization Act of 1984. Makes a technical change concerning the Architect of the Capitol.
Proposed House Floor Amendment 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Illinois Human Rights Act. Provides that in an expedited proceeding, the Department of Human Rights, the Human Rights Commission, any panel of the Commission, or any Commission hearing officer may not shorten the filing period for filing charges under a specified provision (instead of shortening the "180 day charge filing period set by this Act or by rule"). In a provision concerning summary decisions, changes a cross-reference regarding the types of decisions eligible for a summary order. In provisions concerning settlement, court proceedings, court actions, circuit court actions pursuant to election, and circuit court actions by the Illinois Attorney General, changes cross-references regarding court proceedings. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 2/26/2020 Referred to Senate Assignments

HB 391 (Madigan, M.) -  Amends the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.

Last Action: 5/31/2019 Re-referred to House Rules Committee

HB 400 (Mason, J.) - Amends the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.

Last Action: 5/18/2020 Placed on House Calendar 2nd Reading 

HB 597 (Ramirez, D.) - Amends the Equitable Restrooms Act. Provides that whether a restaurant meets occupancy criteria is to be determined by the local fire department, fire protection district, building permitting entity, or building inspector (rather than the State Fire Marshal). Effective January 1, 2020. Passed the House on 10/29/19 with a vote of 115-0. Passed the Senate on 11/14/19 with a vote of 47-0.

Last Action: 11/14/2019 Passed Both Houses

HB 812 (Martwick, R.) - Amends the Election Code. Provides that any expenditure made by a news publication or an entity that owns a news publication for the purpose of supporting or opposing a public official or candidate shall be treated as an in-kind contribution for the purposes of the Code. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 821 (McDermed, M.) - Amends the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law in the Property Tax Code. Provides that, for levy years 2019 and later, for school districts, the "aggregate extension base" is the greater of (A) the district's last preceding aggregate extension limit or (B) the district's last preceding aggregate extension, subject to certain adjustments. Provides that the term "aggregate extension limit" means the district's last preceding aggregate extension if the taxing district had utilized the maximum limiting rate permitted without referendum for each of the 3 immediately preceding levy years. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 825 (Burke, K.) - Amends the Combined Waterworks and Sewerage Systems Division of the Illinois Municipal Code. Modifies the definition of "sewerage system" to include storm water collection, treatment, and distribution infrastructure and disposal of storm water. Provides that charges a municipality may charge to inhabitants include storm water utility charges to offset the cost of owning, maintaining, and improving local storm water infrastructure.
House Committee Amendment 1
Removes a modification to the definition of "sewerage system".

Last Action: 4/12/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 829 (Martwick, R.) - Amends the Minimum Wage Law. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 832 (Martwick, R.) - Creates the Vacancy Fraud Act. Allows a taxing body or representative of a taxing body to file a vacancy fraud complaint with the county board of review if property is receiving vacancy relief and the property owner is not actively attempting to lease, sell, or alter the property. Sets forth factors in determining whether or not vacancy fraud has occurred. Sets forth penalties. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 835 (Swanson, D.) - Amends the Flag Display Act. Provides that the Honor and Remember Flag is designated as the symbol of our State's concern and commitment to honoring and remembering all members of the United States Armed Forces who have lost their lives while serving our country in the line of duty and their families. Provides for the location of display, dates of display, and manner of display for the Honor and Remember Flag. Provides that specified provisions shall not be construed so as to require any employee to report to work solely for the purpose of providing for the display of the Honor and Remember Flag. Provides for the procurement of Honor and Remember Flags. Provides for the adoption of rules as necessary to carry-out specified requirements. Effective immediately.
House Committee Amendment No. 1
Provides that the Honor and Remember Flag shall not be flown above or take precedence over the United States national flag, the Illinois State flag, or a POW/MIA flag. Makes conforming changes.

Last Action: 4/12/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 842 (Gordon-Booth, J.) - Creates a new Division in the Counties Code. Creates the Peoria County Land Bank Authority pilot program with the purpose to use available resources to facilitate the return of vacant, abandoned, and tax-delinquent properties to productive use in order to combat community deterioration, create economic growth, and stabilizing the housing and job market. Provides that the Authority is an agency of and funded by Peoria County and that the Authority's Board of Directors are accountable to the Peoria County Board. Contains provisions relating to the appointment of members to the Authority's Board of Directors and operation of the Authority. Allows the hiring of an Executive Director and other staff. Provides that Peoria County shall defend and indemnify the Authority's Board of Directors under specified circumstances. Requires Peoria County to yearly report to the General Assembly of the Authority's effectiveness in meeting the Authority's purposes. Repeals the Division 3 years after the effective date of the amendatory Act.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 872 (Greenwood, L.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. With respect to the Senior Citizens Assessment Freeze Homestead Exemption, provides that, beginning in assessment year 2019, the taxpayer's household income shall be reduced by any amounts paid as Medicare premiums. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 880 (McDermed, M.) - Amends the State Finance Act. Provides that, beginning on January 1, 2028 (currently, January 1, 2021), moneys received from the rental of land, buildings, or improvements on property held for the development of an airport in Will County by the Department of Transportation shall be paid into the General Revenue Fund instead of the Tax Recovery Fund. Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that, with respect to real property in Will County owned by the State for the purpose of developing an airport, payments made to compensate taxing districts for leasehold taxes shall be calculated based on the 2019 property tax year (currently, 2002). Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 881 (McDermed, M.) - Amends the Equal Pay Act of 2003. Provides that it is unlawful for an employer to require an employee to sign a contract or waiver that would prohibit the employee from disclosing or discussing the employee's wage or salary; however, an employer may prohibit a human resources employee, a supervisor, or any other employee whose job responsibilities require or allow access to other employees' wage or salary information from disclosing such information without prior written consent from the employee whose information is sought or requested. Provides that it is unlawful for an employer to seek the wage or salary history of a prospective employee from the prospective employee or a current or former employer or to require that a prospective employee's prior wage or salary history meet certain criteria, with some exceptions. Provides that an employer against whom an action is brought alleging a violation of the Act's prohibition against gender-based wage differentials and who, within the previous 3 years and prior to the commencement of the action, has completed a self-evaluation of the employer's pay practices in good faith and can demonstrate that reasonable progress has been made toward eliminating wage differentials based on gender for the same or substantially similar work in accordance with that evaluation shall have an affirmative defense to liability. Provides that an employer who cannot demonstrate that the evaluation was reasonable in detail and scope shall not be entitled to an affirmative defense, but shall not be liable for any civil fine in excess of: (1) $500 per employee affected, if the employer has fewer than 4 employees; or (2) $2,500 per employee affected, if the employer has 4 or more employees. Provides that if an employee recovers unpaid wages under the Act and also files a complaint or brings a sex discrimination action under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 that results in additional recovery under federal law for the same violation, the employee shall return to the employer the amounts recovered under State law or the amounts recovered under federal law, whichever is less.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 882 (Sosnowski, J.) - Amends the Illinois Income Tax Act. Creates an income tax credit in an amount equal to 10% of the qualified costs incurred by the taxpayer during the taxable year for the purposes of purchasing and planting qualified trees in the State. Provides that the credit is exempt from the Act's automatic sunset provision. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 883 (Sosnowski, J.) - Amends the State Finance Act, General Obligation Bond Act, Bond Authorization Act, and the Local Government Credit Enhancement Act. Remove provisions concerning interest payable on variable rate bonds. Removes provisions allowing certain governmental units to enter into agreements to engage in "swap" agreements with respect to all or part of any currently outstanding or proposed bonds. Removes provisions authorizing variable interest rates and certain credit or liquidity enhancement arrangements, including interest rate protection or exchange agreements and guarantees with respect to the issuance of general obligation bonds. Removes provisions concerning the net payments required of the State for such arrangements certified by the Director of the Bureau of the Budget and treated as interest. Makes related changes. Reinstates definitions. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 884 (Marron, M.) - Amends the Illinois Finance Authority Act. Provides that the Illinois Finance Authority may administer a local infrastructure revolving loan program. Provides that the program shall, in instances where sufficient loan funds exist to permit applications to be accepted, provide zero-interest and low-interest loans to units of local government to be used for specified infrastructure projects. Creates the Local Infrastructure Revolving Loan Fund, and provides for the use of the Fund. Provides for a continuing appropriation of moneys from the Fund to the Authority for payment to units of local government for specified purposes. Provides for the maximum amount of the loan to be given and repayment of the loan. Authorizes the Authority to adopt rules to administer the program. Amends the State Finance Act to provide for the Local Infrastructure Revolving Loan Fund.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 902 (Ammons, C.) - Creates the Cannabis Legalization Equity Act. Provides that notwithstanding any other provision of law, except as otherwise provided in the Act, the following acts are lawful and shall not be a criminal or civil offense under State law or the law of any political subdivision of this State or be a basis for seizure or forfeiture of assets under State law for persons 21 years of age or older: (1) possessing, consuming, using, displaying, purchasing, or transporting cannabis accessories; (2) possessing, growing, processing, or transporting on one's own premises no more than 24 mature cannabis plants and possession of the cannabis produced by the plants on the premises where the plants were grown; (3) possessing outside one's premises no more than 224 grams of cannabis; and (4) assisting another person who is 21 years of age or older in any of the acts described in items (1) through (3). Provides that an excise tax is imposed at the rate of 10% of the sale price of the sale or transfer of cannabis from a cannabis cultivation facility to a retail cannabis store or cannabis product manufacturing facility. Provides that at least 51% of the licenses issued by the Department of Agriculture for cannabis cultivation facilities and at least 51% of the licenses issued by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for retail cannabis stores shall be in communities disproportionately harmed by the war on drugs. Amends various other Acts to make conforming changes. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 924 (Crespo, F.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. Creates the School District Extension Freeze Law. Provides that, if at the end of any levy year, a school district has reserves of 50% or more in its educational fund, then the school district's extension for educational purposes may not exceed its extension for the previous levy year. Provides that, if the school district has reserves of 60% or more at the end of the immediately preceding levy year, then the district's extension for educational purposes shall be reduced by an amount equal to the difference between the district's educational reserve amount for the immediately preceding levy year and a reserve amount of 60% for that levy year. Effective July 1, 2020.

Last Action: 2/20/2020 House Property Tax Subcommittee

HB 933 (McSweeney, D.) - Amends the Counties Code, Illinois Local Library Act, Public Library District Act of 1991, and the Village Library Act. Provides that local libraries may not possess securities or financial assets in a fiscal year in excess of 200% of the total revenue (during the preceding fiscal year) of the local library. Provides that if a local library possesses securities or financial assets in excess of 200% of the total revenue, then it must reduce its property tax levy to ensure that the securities or financial assets plus revenue does not exceed 200% of the total revenue. Requires a voter referendum approving any capital improvement project that at least 50% of the projected cost of the project is to be paid for by the local library's securities or financial assets and it imposes additional operating costs on the local library. Requires a local library to disclose on its website its securities and financial assets when the local library's securities and financial assets are in excess of 50% of the total revenue of the local library. Defines terms. Amends the State Library Act. Requires the State Librarian to adopt rules governing when and how local libraries disclose the local library's securities and financial assets on their website.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 935 (McSweeney, D.) - Amends the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act. Provides that an agency that proposes a new rule or amendment to a rule shall, before or during the first notice period, provide an opportunity for private sector entities to participate in the rulemaking process by utilizing specified techniques, as well as providing those private sector entities with the opportunity to submit their own estimates on the cost of compliance with the proposed rule or amendment. Requires an agency to include those estimates in both a final regulatory flexibility analysis and an analysis of the economic and budgetary effects of the proposed rulemaking. Provides that prior to the filing for publication in the Illinois Register of any proposed rule or amendment, each agency shall estimate the compliance and implementation costs for private parties for that proposed rule or amendment. Extends the maximum length of the second notice period from 90 days to 135 days. Provides that a rule estimated either by an agency or during the second notice period to generate compliance and implementation costs of $10,000,000 or more over a 2-year period shall be deemed objectionable and automatically prohibited, and the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules shall issue a statement to that effect in accordance with specified provisions. Provides that the proposed rule or amendment shall remain prohibited until otherwise authorized by legislation passed by both houses of the General Assembly and signed by the Governor. Provides that any adopted emergency rule estimated to generate compliance and implementation costs of $10,000,000 or more over the term of the emergency rule shall be automatically suspended until otherwise authorized by legislation passed by both houses of the General Assembly and signed by the Governor. Requires the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability to publish an annual inflation index to measure the rise in costs stemming from the implementation of rules and amendments to rules. Provides that the Joint Committee has the power to request the Auditor General to perform an independent estimate to assess the cost of a proposed rule or amendment, or the cost of an emergency rule. Provides further requirements concerning the prohibition of proposed rules or amendments. Makes conforming changes.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 961 (Crespo, F.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that, in a county with 3,000,000 or more inhabitants, for taxable years 2019 through 2023 (currently, 2020 through 2024), a taxpayer who has been granted a senior citizens homestead exemption need not reapply. Effective immediately. Passed the House on 10/30/19 with a vote of 111-0. Passed the Senate on 11/14/2019 with a vote of 53-0.

Last Action: 11/14/2019 Passed Both Houses

HB 1112 (Madigan, M.) - Appropriates $2 from the General Revenue Fund to the Department of Natural Resources for its FY20 ordinary and contingent expenses. Effective July 1, 2019.

Last Action: 4/11/2019 Held on House Calendar 2nd Reading

HB 1244 (Madigan, M.) - Appropriates $2 from the General Revenue Fund to the Department of Natural Resources for its FY20 ordinary and contingent expenses. Effective July 1, 2019.

Last Action: 4/11/2019 Held on House Calendar 2nd Reading

HB 1260 (Zalewski, M.) - Amends the Bingo License and Tax Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the issuance of bingo licenses by the Department of Revenue.

Last Action: 5/31/2019 Re-referred to House Rules Committee

HB 1443 (Hoffman, J.) - Amends the Public Officer Simultaneous Tenure Act. Provides that it is lawful for a person to hold the office of county board member and the office of park district commissioner, simultaneously, in counties of less than 300,000 population. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 4/12/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 1448 (West, M.,II) - Amends the Public Officer Prohibited Activities Act. Provides that a county board member in a county of less than 300,000 to also hold the office of a park district commissioner. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 1449 (Bennett, T.) - Amends the Zoning Division of the Counties Code. Provides that a county board may, by majority vote (rather than by ordinance) and without a further public hearing, deny, grant, or grant subject to conditions a proposed special use on receiving the report from the board of appeals (rather than the board may adopt a proposed special use on receiving the report or it may refer the proposal back to the board of appeals for further consideration). Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 1453 (Bourne, A.) - Amends the Election Code. Provides that nothing in provisions concerning the designation of a candidate's name on a nomination petition or ballot shall require a candidate to use his or her spouse's surname after marriage or to return to his or her previous legal surname following a dissolution of marriage.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 1464 (Walsh, L., Jr.) - Amends the Local Government Energy Conservation Act. Changes the definition of "unit of local government" to be consistent with the Illinois Constitution's definition, except that "unit of local government" also includes a school district as used in the Act. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 1465 (Mayfield, R.) - Amends the Children and Family Services Act. Provides that the Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission in its annual submission of recommendation to the Governor and General Assembly shall include recommendations regarding the inclusion of emerging adults into a developmentally appropriate justice system, reducing recidivism, and preventing deeper criminal involvement. Amends the Juvenile Court Act of 1987. Provides in the Article concerning delinquent minors that on and after January 1, 2020, "delinquent minor" includes a minor who prior to his or her 19th birthday has violated or attempted to violate, regardless of where the act occurred, a federal law or State law, or county or municipal ordinance and the law or ordinance is classified as a misdemeanor offense. Provides that on and after January 1, 2022, "delinquent minor" includes a minor who prior to his or her 21st birthday has violated or attempted to violate, regardless of where the act occurred, a federal law or State law or county or municipal ordinance and the law or ordinance is classified as a misdemeanor offense. Provides that the changes made by the amendatory Act apply to violations or attempted violations committed on or after the effective of the amendatory Act.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 1473 (Mayfield, R.) - Amends the Illinois Youthbuild Act. In language providing that the Secretary of Human Services shall make grants to applicants for the purpose of carrying out approved Youthbuild programs, deletes language providing that the grantmaking is subject to appropriation. Effective July 1, 2019.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 1477 (McCombie, T.) - Amends the Forest Preserve Zoological Parks Act. Provides that a zoological park shall be open to the public without charge for at least 1 day for every 30 days (rather than every 7 days) the zoological park is open. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 1485 (McCombie, T.) - Appropriates $7,940,486 and any prior year costs from the Illinois Habitat Fund to the Department of Natural Resources for the preservation and maintenance of high quality habitat lands in accordance with the provisions of the Habitat Endowment Act. Appropriates $2,718,401 and any prior year costs from the Illinois Habitat Fund to the Department of Natural Resources for the preservation and maintenance of a high quality fish and wildlife habitat and to promote the heritage of outdoor sports in Illinois from revenue derived from the sale of Sportsmen Series license plates. Effective July 1, 2019.

Last Action: 7/2/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 1566 (Durkin, J.) -  Amends the Illinois Pension Code. Merges all Article 3 police officers' pension funds and Article 4 firefighters' pension funds into the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) on January 1, 2021. Creates a Transition Board, which is responsible for planning, overseeing, and administering the consolidation. Authorizes the Transition Board to undertake numerous activities necessary for the consolidation, including making arrangements for the transfer of assets and liabilities and for making recommendations to IMRF for an appropriate system of determining, administering, receiving, and enforcing the required municipal contributions to the Fund. Makes conforming and other changes. Provides that a person first employed as a firefighter or police officer on or after January 1, 2021 shall participate and earn benefits in IMRF as an employee under the IMRF Article (rather than participating and earning benefits under the Downstate Police or Downstate Firefighter Articles). Amends the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law (PTELL) of the Property Tax Code to exclude from the definition of "aggregate extension" special purpose extensions made for contributions to IMRF for benefits under the downstate police and downstate firefighter Articles. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement. Effective immediately, except that certain changes to the Illinois Pension Code and the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law of the Property Tax Code take effect January 1, 2021.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 1567 (Durkin, J.) - Amends the Illinois Pension Code. Merges all Article 3 police officers' pension funds and Article 4 firefighters' pension funds into the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) on January 1, 2021. Creates a Transition Board, which is responsible for planning, overseeing, and administering the consolidation. Authorizes the Transition Board to undertake numerous activities necessary for the consolidation, including making arrangements for the transfer of assets and liabilities and for making recommendations to IMRF for an appropriate system of determining, administering, receiving, and enforcing the required municipal contributions to the Fund. Makes conforming and other changes. Amends the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law (PTELL) of the Property Tax Code to exclude from the definition of "aggregate extension" special purpose extensions made for contributions to IMRF for benefits under the Downstate Police and Downstate Firefighter Articles. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement. Effective immediately, except that certain changes to the Illinois Pension Code and the Property Tax Code take effect January 1, 2021.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 1568 (Durkin, J.) - Amends the Illinois Pension Code. Moves the investment power for eligible downstate police and downstate firefighter pension funds that have net assets in trust that exceed an amount equal to 3 months of current liabilities to the Board of Trustees of the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF). Provides that within 24 months after the effective date of the amendatory Act, the Department of Insurance shall audit the investment assets of each eligible pension fund to determine a certified investment asset list. Provides that upon receipt of the certified investment asset list, the Board of IMRF shall initiate the transfer of assets from the board of trustees of the eligible pension fund to the Board of IMRF. Makes conforming changes. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 1571 (Durkin, J.) - Amends the Illinois Pension Code. Provides that beginning January 1, 2020, the governing body of a municipality with a downstate police pension fund or downstate firefighter pension fund may require the pension fund to transfer its investment authority and assets to the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) if its nets assets have surpassed a certain threshold. Provides that upon completion of the transfer, the investment authority of the board of trustees of the downstate police pension fund or downstate firefighter pension fund shall terminate. Contains other provisions concerning transfers to IMRF, rulemaking, transfer of investment authority, investments, and auditing. Requires the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability to conduct an analysis of the merits and feasibility of transitioning the investment authority of all boards of trustees of downstate police pension funds and downstate firefighter pension funds to IMRF. Makes changes to provisions concerning trustee training. Amends the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law of the Property Tax Code. Beginning January 1, 2021, removes a provision that excludes special purpose extensions made for contributions to a downstate firefighter pension fund from the definition of "aggregate extension". Excludes from the definition of "aggregate extension" special purpose extensions made for contributions to a downstate police or downstate firefighter pension fund that transfers its investment authority to IMRF. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 1573 (DeLuca, A.)-  Amends the State Finance Act, Counties Code, Illinois Municipal Code, Metro-East Park and Recreation District Act, Local Mass Transit District Act, Regional Transportation Authority Act, and Water Commission Act of 1985. Provides that the amounts transferred into the Tax Compliance and Administration Fund shall be reduced from 1.5% to 1%. Effective July 1, 2019.

Last Action: 2/5/2020 House Sales, Amusement & Other Taxes Subcommittee

HB 1589 (Harper, S.) - Amends the Tax Increment Allocation Redevelopment Act of the Illinois Municipal Code. Provides that surplus tax revenues may be used to pay for costs of special education, social services, and other costs of a public school district. Provides that for municipalities with a population of over 1,000,000, redevelopment project costs include public school district qualified workers, costs of providing special educational facilities and services, school psychological services, and school social work services, and any surplus balance in the special tax allocation fund at the end of the fiscal year shall be used for these workers, facilities, and services. Removes provisions allowing anticipated redevelopment project costs to be deemed surplus funds.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 1590 (Evan, M., Jr.) - Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Defines "low-speed electric scooter". Provides that a person may not operate a low-speed electric scooter without a driver's license, instruction permit, or State identification card and unless he or she is 16 years of age or older. Provides that a person may operate a low-speed electric scooter where the operation of bicycles is permitted, including, but not limited to, bicycle lanes and bicycle paths, and shall have all of the rights and shall be subject to all of the duties applicable to the rider of a bicycle. Provides requirements for lamps and reflectors for use at nighttime. Provides requirement for brakes. Prohibits the equipping or use of sirens, with the exception of scooters that are police vehicles or fire department vehicles. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 1596 (Bristow, M.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. In the Senior Citizens Assessment Freeze Homestead Exemption provisions of the Code, provides that "household income" does not include wages paid to a member of the household who is a person with a disability. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 1612 (Slaughter, J.) - Amends the Counties Code and the Illinois Municipal Code. Provides that county or municipality may not prohibit a private homeowner from gardening on his or her property. Limits home rule powers. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 1625 (Skillicorn, A.) - Amends the Illinois Pension Code. With respect to the 5 State-funded Retirement Systems: requires each System to prepare and implement a Tier 3 plan by July 1, 2020 that aggregates State and employee contributions in individual participant accounts that are used for payouts after retirement. Provides that a Tier 1 or Tier 2 participant may irrevocably elect to participate in the Tier 3 plan instead of the defined benefit plan and may also elect to terminate all participation in the defined benefit plan and to have a specified amount credited to his or her account under the Tier 3 plan. Makes related changes in the State Employees Group Insurance Act of 1971. In the Downstate Teachers, State Employees, and State Universities Articles, authorizes a person to elect not to participate or to terminate participation in those Systems. In the General Assembly and Judges Articles, authorizes a participant to terminate his or her participation in the System. In the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF), State Employees, State Universities, and Downstate Teachers Articles, for participants who first become participants on or after the effective date, prohibits (i) payments for unused sick or vacation time from being used to calculate pensionable salary and (ii) unused sick or vacation time from being used to establish service credit. In the Downstate Teachers Article, prohibits an employer from making employee contributions on behalf of an employee, except for the sole purpose of allowing an employee to make pre-tax contributions. Amends the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act to prohibit collective bargaining over that prohibition. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 1630 (Skillicorn, A.) - Creates the Local Government Bankruptcy Neutral Evaluation Act. Makes legislative findings. Defines terms. Authorizes a local public entity to initiate a neutral evaluation process if that entity is unable to meet its financial obligations. Provides for the selection and qualification of an evaluator, the evaluation process, cessation of an evaluation, declaration of a fiscal emergency, and definition of liabilities. Provides that records prepared for or used in connection with the Local Government Bankruptcy Neutral Evaluation Act are exempt from disclosure. Amends the Open Meetings Act. Provides that a public body may hold closed meetings related to the Local Government Bankruptcy Neutral Evaluation Act. Amends the Freedom of Information Act. Makes conforming changes. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 1640 (Evans, M., Jr.) - Amends the Minimum Wage Law. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 1645 (Carroll, J.) - Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that a person commits misrepresentation of a service animal when he or she knowingly represents, expressly or impliedly, that the animal is a service animal for the purpose of securing the rights and privileges afforded to a person with a disability accompanied by a service animal and the person knew or should have known that the animal is not a service animal. Provides that the refusal to answer questions from a law enforcement officer permitted under federal regulation creates a permissive inference that the animal is not a service animal and the law enforcement officer may require the person to remove the animal from the place of public accommodation. Misrepresentation of a service animal is a petty offense. Defines "service animal".

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 1720 (Durkin, J.) - Amends the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law in the Property Tax Code. Makes a technical change in a Section authorizing the Department of Revenue to adopt rules.

Last Action: 4/12/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2032 (Cavello, J.) - Amends the Illinois Lottery Law. Requires the Department of the Lottery, beginning on January 1, 2020 or as soon thereafter as is practical, to offer a special instant scratch-off game for the purposes of upkeep, maintenance, and improvements to Illinois State and local parks. Provides that the net revenue from the special instant scratch-off game must be deposited into the Illinois Parks Scratch-off Fund. Provides that the moneys deposited in the Fund shall be used by the Department of Natural Resources for upkeep, maintenance, and improvements to Illinois State and local parks, including grants for those purposes. Authorizes the Department of the Lottery to adopt rules necessary to implement and administer the game. Defines "net revenue". Amends the State Finance Act to create the Illinois Parks Scratch-off Fund. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2060 (Murphy, M / Sandoval M..) - Amends the Food Handling Regulation Enforcement Act. Incorporates food allergen awareness training in the requirements to receive food service sanitation manager certification rather than requiring a separate certification. Passed the House on 4/2/2019 with a vote of 96-1-7.

Last Action: 3/4/2020 Placed on Senate Calendar 2nd Reading

HB 2061 (Gong-Gershowitz, J.) - Amends the Illinois Human Rights Act. Provides that charges alleging a violation under provisions concerning employment may be filed and deemed timely if filed within 3 years after the date of the alleged violation. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2062 (Gong-Gershowitz, J.) - Creates the Freedom to Disclose Act. Provides that an employer may not require an employee or prospective employee to sign a nondisclosure agreement, waiver, or other document that prevents the employee from disclosing sexual harassment or sexual violence occurring in the workplace, at work-related events coordinated by or through the employer, or between employees or an employer and employee off the employment premises. Provides that any such nondisclosure agreement is void. Provides that it is a violation of the Whistleblower Act and the Illinois Human Rights Act for an employer to discharge or otherwise retaliate against an employee for disclosing or discussing sexual harassment or sexual violence occurring in the workplace, at work-related events coordinated by or through the employer, or between employees or an employer and an employee off the employment premises. Provides that settlement agreements may contain nondisclosure provisions if specified requirements are met. Provides that an employer's ability to require confidentiality is not limited under certain circumstances. Makes corresponding changes in the Illinois Human Rights Act. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2063 (Gong-Gershowitz, J.) - Amends the Illinois Human Rights Act. Provides that an employer with 50 or more employees shall maintain records of employee complaints alleging sexual harassment and retain such records for a period of not less than 10 years after the date on which the complaint was received by the employer. Provides that intentional destruction or failure to maintain such records may be considered interference and a civil rights violation.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2075 (McSweeney, D.) - Amends the Illinois Municipal Code. Provides that public funds shall not be expended by a non-home rule municipality for expenses connected with a convention or gathering of municipal personnel. Provides that a State agency may not expend public funds for expenses connected with the renting or procurement of booths, hospitality suites, or other physical spaces at a convention or gathering of non-home rule municipal personnel. Provides that a "convention or gathering of municipal personnel" means a gathering of employees or contractors from 2 or more separately domiciled or geographically separated municipalities in a gathering that is sponsored or co-sponsored by a league or association that includes 2 or more municipalities. Provides that the restrictions do not apply to public funds expended at a convention or gathering of public safety personnel, at a convention or gathering relating to economic development and tourism promotion, pursuant to a contract entered into before the effective date of the amendatory Act, or funds appropriated and expended by a municipality if specified procedures are followed. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2077 (Caulkins, D.) - Amends the State Revenue Sharing Act. Provides that, in fiscal year 2020, each school district having Personal Property Tax Replacement Fund receipts totaling 13% or more of its total revenues in fiscal year 2018 shall receive an additional amount equal to 11% of the total amount distributed to the school district from the Personal Property Tax Replacement Fund during fiscal year 2018. Requires the State Board of Education to identify those school districts to the Department of Revenue. Provides that the total amount of additional distributions shall not exceed $4,353,136. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2096 (Willis, K. / Fine, L.) - Amends the Park District Code. Excludes contracts for fuel (such as diesel, gasoline, oil, aviation, or propane), lubricants, or other petroleum products from contracts that must be awarded by competitive bidding. Effective immediately. Passed the House on 3/20/2019 with a vote of 69-43-1.

Last Action: 3/20/2019 Referred to Senate Assignments

HB 2101 (Smith, N.) - Creates the Racial Impact Note Act. Provides that every bill which has or could have a disparate impact on racial and ethnic minorities, upon the request of any member, shall have prepared for it, before second reading in the house of introduction, a brief explanatory statement or note that shall include a reliable estimate of the anticipated impact on those racial and ethnic minorities likely to be impacted by the bill. Specifies the contents and provides for the preparation of each racial impact note. Amends the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act. Prohibits racial discrimination and harassment by State officers and employees. Provides that each State officer and employee shall annually complete a racial bias, discrimination, and harassment training program approved by the appropriate jurisdictional authority. Expands the jurisdiction of the Executive Ethics Commission to include allegations of racial discrimination and harassment by persons registered under the Lobbyist Registration Act. Provides that the personnel policies of units of local government shall prohibit racial discrimination and harassment. Defines "racial discrimination and harassment". Provides for rulemaking, including emergency rulemaking. Amends the Secretary of State Act. Provides the Secretary of State's Inspector General with jurisdiction to investigate complaints of racial discrimination and harassment by persons registered under the Lobbyist Registration Act. Amends the Lobbyist Registration Act. Prohibits racial discrimination and harassment by persons registered under the Lobbyist Registration Act. Provides that each registered lobbyist shall annually complete a racial bias, discrimination, and harassment training program approved by the Secretary of State. Defines "racial discrimination and harassment". Amends the Illinois Human Rights Act. Requires the Department of Human Rights to establish a racial discrimination and harassment hotline for the anonymous reporting of racial discrimination and harassment in both public and private places of employment, and to provide for reporting by both telephone and Internet. Amends the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act to provide for emergency rulemaking. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 4/3/2019 House Tabled

HB 2112 (Ammons, C. ) - Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that the county clerk shall abate property taxes levied by a unit of local government on property that is included in a neighborhood association that maintains the roads or sidewalks serving the property. Provides that the amount of the abatement shall be equal to the amount of property taxes levied by the unit of local government on that property for the purpose of maintaining roads or sidewalks. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 2/25/2020 Assigned to House Judiciary - Criminal Committee

HB 2120 (West, M., II) - Amends the Property Tax Code. In a Section regarding property tax exemptions for charitable purposes, provides that property held by a charitable organization for the purpose of constructing or rehabilitating residences for eventual transfer to qualified low-income families through sale, lease, or contract for deed is exempt from property tax as a charitable purpose. Provides that the exemption commences on the day title to the property is transferred to the organization and continues to the end of the levy year in which the organization transfers title to the property to a qualified low-income family. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2127 (Mussman, M.) - Amends the Illinois Procurement Code. Provides that any contract entered into between a governmental entity and a contractor for the provision of professional or technical services in excess of $100,000 shall require a contractor to use software to verify that hours billed for work under the contract for services performed on a computer are legitimate. Provides that the contract shall specify that the governmental entity will not pay for hours worked on a computer, unless those hours are verifiable by the software or by data collected by the software. Provides for the required functions of the software to be used. Requires a contractor to store data collected by the software for 7 years, and to retrieve and make available that data to a governmental entity upon request. Provides that a contractor shall not charge the governmental entity, or an auditor of the entity, for access to or use of the work verification software, or for access to or retrievals of data collected by the software. Provides that the verification software shall be procured by the contractor from an independent entity. Provides that these provisions shall apply to all applicable contracts entered into on and after the effective date of this amendatory Act. Defines "governmental entity".

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2128 (D'Amico, J. ) - Amends the Illinois Income Tax Act. Creates an income tax credit for taxpayers who replace a lead water service pipe with a copper water service pipe at a qualified residence. Provides that the credit shall be equal to the lesser of (i) 25% of the cost of replacing the lead water service pipes in each taxable year for which the credit is taken or (ii) $2,500 in each such taxable year. Provides that the credit may be taken for the taxable year in which the pipes are replaced and in each of the next 3 consecutive years. Provides that the term "qualified residence" means a single family residence that is owned and occupied by the taxpayer as his or her primary residence. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2132 (Wheeler, K.) - Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that the penalty for theft in which the offense is committed against a not-for-profit organization that is exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is one class higher than the penalty for theft committed against other persons. Provides that if the penalty for theft otherwise provided for is a Class X felony, the penalty under this provision is the penalty for a Class X felony with a minimum term of imprisonment of 7 years. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2138 (Wheeler, K.) - Amends the Code of Civil Procedure. Provides that a unit of local government may not seek damages in connection with a temporary restraining order or preliminary injunction based upon a constitutional challenge to a tax. Provides that if a petition is filed in violation of the new provisions, the court shall award the respondent reasonable attorney's fees and costs incurred in connection with the petition. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2145 (Grant, A.) - Amends the School Code. With regard to buildings for school purposes, provides that referendum approval is required for all school construction projects begun on or after the effective date of the amendatory Act, including, but not limited to, (i) projects with funding derived from the school district's bonded indebtedness or tax levy or any other taxes, revenues, or debt instruments, (ii) projects that involve a building being leased by the school district, (iii) projects with funding derived from the sale or disposition of other property, or (iv) projects with funding received from a grant, gift, or lease payment; defines "school construction project". Requires the referendum language to include a description of the project, the estimated total cost of the project, the source of funding for the project, and any other relevant financial information about the project, as currently required by statute. Removes provisions allowing no referendum approval for the certain purchase, construction, or building of a building. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2147 (Gabel, R.) - Appropriates $25,800,000 from the Personal Property Tax Replacement Fund to the Illinois Department of Public Health for the purpose of making Local Health Protection Grants to Certified Local Health Departments. Effective July 1, 2019.

Last Action: 7/2/2019 Re-referred to House Rules 

HB 2148 (Gabel, R.) -  Amends the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Administrative Act. Provides that the Department of Human Services shall establish reimbursement rates that build toward livable wages for front-line personnel in residential and day programs and service coordination agencies serving persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities under the Act, including, but not limited to, intermediate care for the developmentally disabled facilities, medically complex for the developmentally disabled facilities, community-integrated living arrangements, community day services, employment, and other residential and day programs for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities supported by State funds or funding under Title XIX of the federal Social Security Act. Provides that on or before July 1, 2019, the Department shall increase rates and reimbursements and on or before that date, direct support persons shall earn a base wage of not less than $5.25 per hour above the highest applicable federal, State, county, or municipal minimum wage, and on or before that date, other front-line personnel shall earn a commensurate wage. Provides that on or before July 1, 2021, the Department shall increase rates and reimbursements and on or before that date, direct support persons shall earn a base wage of not less than $6.75 per hour above the highest applicable federal, State, county, or municipal minimum Wage, and on or before July 1, 2021, other front-line personnel shall earn a commensurate wage. Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code to make conforming changes. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2168 (Feigenholtz, S.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides for a reduction in the equalized assessed value of newly-constructed or rehabilitated rental property if the owner of the residential real property commits that, for a period of 10 years, at least 15% of the multifamily building's units will have rents that are at or below maximum rents and are occupied by households with household incomes at or below maximum income limits. Provides that the chief county assessment officer of a county with 3,000,000 or more inhabitants shall establish such a program, and the chief county assessment officer of a county with less than 3,000,000 inhabitants shall establish such a program upon passage of an ordinance by a majority vote of the county board. Sets forth application requirements and the amount of the reduction. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2175 (Burke, K.) - Amends the Retail Electric Competition Act of 2006 of the Public Utilities Act. Provides that any information in the report submitted by the Office of Retail Market Development on June 30 of each year involving price comparison between electric utilities, electric utilities providing service outside their service territories, or alternative retail electric suppliers shall also include the combined value of certain additional products and services offered by the competitive retail electricity market. Provides that the Illinois Commerce Commission may include other energy savings and marketing savings programs as they develop in the market.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2181 (Stava-Murray, A.) - Amends the Illinois Human Rights Act. Provides that it is a civil rights violation for an employer with 50 or more employees to: require an employee to sign a nondisclosure agreement if the employee is leaving his or her employment due to sexual harassment or assault; or fail to sign a nondisclosure agreement regarding the employee leaving his or her employment due to sexual harassment or assault. Provides that an employee may waive, in writing, the provisions of the employer's nondisclosure agreement for the purposes of commenting to a journalist. Provides that an employer that violates the provisions is subject to a $25,000 penalty and that the Department of Human Rights, after an investigation, may increase the amount of the penalty depending on the grievance of the violation. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2184 (Manley, N.) - Amends the Public Officer Prohibited Activities Act. Provides that no person holding an office, either by election or appointment, in a unit of local government may hire himself or herself to a position over which that official has supervisory authority.

Last Action: 4/3/2019 House Tabled

HB 2185 (Manley, N.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that a taxpayer who has been granted a senior citizens homestead exemption need not reapply for the exemption. Provides that the county assessor shall establish procedures with the county recorder of deeds or the county clerk to determine whether a person who has been granted a senior citizens homestead exemption has conveyed ownership of the property or is deceased. Provides that, if the person has conveyed ownership of the property or is deceased, then the county assessor shall mail notice to the new owner of the property, stating that (i) the exemption will be removed from the property and (ii) the new property owner may reapply for the exemption if the property becomes qualified.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2206 (Yingling, S.) - Creates the Local Government Residential Inspection Limitation Act. Provides that except for a fire, medical, or police emergency or as otherwise permitted by specified provisions of the Fire Investigation Act, a unit of local government may not conduct a physical inspection of residential property without the voluntary consent of the owner or occupant of the property, a lawful warrant, or court order. Limits home rule powers.

Last Action: 4/12/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2207 (Yingling, S.) - Amends the Public Officer Prohibited Activities Act. Provides that a unit of local government with taxing authority, or any person holding public office with that unit of local government, shall not use public resources or public funds to obstruct, fight, or challenge initiatives to consolidate, merge, or eliminate any unit of local government. Provides that State moneys shall be withheld from the unit of local government until the obstruction, fighting, or challenge is concluded.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2208 (Yingling, S.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that the maximum reduction for the senior homestead exemption is $9,000 in counties with a population of more than 500,000 but not more than 1,000,000, $8,000 in counties with 3,000,000 or more inhabitants, and $5,000 in all other counties. Provides that the corporate authorities of the City of Chicago or the county board of a county with 3,000,000 or more inhabitants may, by ordinance, increase the maximum reduction for the senior homestead exemption for property under the jurisdiction of that city or county to not more than $9,000. Provides that the maximum reduction for the general homestead exemption is $12,000 in counties with a population of more than 500,000 but not more than 1,000,000, $10,000 in counties with 3,000,000 or more inhabitants, and $6,000 in all other counties. Provides that the corporate authorities of the City of Chicago or the county board of a county with 3,000,000 or more inhabitants may, by ordinance, increase the maximum reduction for the general homestead exemption for property under the jurisdiction of that city or county to not more than $12,000.

Last Action: 2/27/2020 House Property Tax Subcommittee

HB 2212 (Yingling, S.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that the county clerk shall abate property taxes levied by a unit of local government on property that is included in a neighborhood association that maintains the roads or sidewalks serving the property. Provides that the amount of the abatement shall be equal to the amount of property taxes levied by the unit of local government on that property for the purpose of maintaining roads or sidewalks. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2213 (Yingling, S.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that, for the 2015 and 2016 taxable years, the exemption for veterans with disabilities carries over to the surviving spouse of a veteran who was killed in the line of duty in the current taxable year or any preceding taxable year. Provides that, for the 2019 taxable year and thereafter, the exemption for veterans with disabilities carries over to the surviving spouse of a veteran who did not obtain the exemption before death, but who would have qualified for the exemption in the current taxable year if he or she had survived. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2217 (Davis, W.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that, in counties with 3,000,000 or more inhabitants, taxpayers of income producing property shall submit income and expense data related to the property annually to the chief county assessment officer. Provides that, in counties with fewer than 3,000,000 inhabitants, the county board may provide by resolution that taxpayers of income producing property shall submit income and expense data annually to the chief county assessment officer. Provides that, when determining the value of property for assessment purposes, the assessor may consider all relevant information pertaining to the fair cash value of the property, including, but not limited to, income and expense data, sales data, property characteristics data, construction cost data, appraisals, and other valuation information. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules 

HB 2241 (Martwick, R.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. Creates a homestead exemption of $1,000 for homestead property on which a stormwater retention basin has been constructed during the taxable year. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2257 (Welter, D.) - Amends the School Code. Provides that township land commissioners or trustees of schools that have title to any school real estate or lands may authorize by resolution the sale of common school lands to a government entity if two-thirds of the township land commissioners or trustees of schools approve the resolution. Provides that the regional superintendent of schools of the county in which the lands are located shall complete the sale and deliver a certificate of purchase to the government entity. Provides that a government entity that purchases common school lands, or its assigns, may obtain a copy of a certificate of purchase or patent by (1) for a certificate of purchase, filing an affidavit with the regional superintendent in which the lands are located proving the loss or destruction of the original; (2) for a patent, filing an affidavit with the Secretary of State proving loss or destruction of the original; and (3) presenting a copy of the certified resolution approving the sale that has been filed by the township land commissioners or trustees of schools with the county recorder of deeds to the regional superintendent or Secretary of State. Provides that the regional superintendent or the Secretary of State shall issue a replacement certificate or patent, which shall have the effect of the originals and shall reflect the effective date of the transfer of title as the date of the filing of the resolution by the township land commissioners or trustees of schools with the county recorder of deeds. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2270 (Martwick, R.) - Amends the Tax Increment Allocation Redevelopment Act of the Illinois Municipal Code. Provides that if a county clerk determines that any lot, block, tract, or parcel of real property within a redevelopment project area is not taxable or has an initial equalized assessed value of $0, then the fair market value of the lot, block, tract, or parcel shall be instead determined by a written MAI-certified appraisal or by a written certified appraisal of a State-certified or State-licensed real estate appraiser. Provides that this reappraisal shall be the initial equalized assessed value of the lot, block, tract, or parcel and shall be added to the total initial equalized assessed value of the taxable real property within the redevelopment project area. Limits the provisions to tax increment allocation financing ordinances adopted after the effective date of the amendatory Act.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2271 (Martwick, R.) - Amends the Tax Increment Allocation Redevelopment Act of the Illinois Municipal Code. Provides that if (1) three or more improved lots, blocks, tracts, or parcels of real property within a single redevelopment project area are purchased by a developer or a developer's parent company or wholly-owned subsidiary, or any combination thereof, within the 3 years prior to the date that the ordinance providing for the tax increment allocation was adopted by the municipality, and (2) an improvement on any of the lots, blocks, tracts, or parcels of real property is demolished or otherwise rendered uninhabitable, then the initial equalized assessed value for the lot, block, tract or parcel of real property shall be the equalized assessed value of the lot, block, tract, or parcel of real property on the date it was purchased by the developer, the developer's parent company, or the developer's wholly-owned subsidiary or purchased by any combination thereof. Limits the provisions to ordinances adopted after the effective date of the amendatory Act.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2279 (Morrison, T.) - Amends the Illinois Pension Code. With respect to the 5 State-funded Retirement Systems: requires each System to prepare and implement a Tier 3 plan by July 1, 2020 that aggregates State and employee contributions in individual participant accounts that are used for payouts after retirement. Provides that a Tier 1 or Tier 2 participant may irrevocably elect to participate in the Tier 3 plan instead of the defined benefit plan and may also elect to terminate all participation in the defined benefit plan and to have a specified amount credited to his or her account under the Tier 3 plan. Makes related changes in the State Employees Group Insurance Act of 1971. In the Downstate Teachers, State Employees, and State Universities Articles, authorizes a person to elect not to participate or to terminate participation in those Systems. In the General Assembly and Judges Articles, authorizes a participant to terminate his or her participation in the System. In the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF), State Employees, State Universities, and Downstate Teachers Articles, for participants who first become participants on or after the effective date, prohibits (i) payments for unused sick or vacation time from being used to calculate pensionable salary and (ii) unused sick or vacation time from being used to establish service credit. In the Downstate Teachers Article, prohibits an employer from making employee contributions on behalf of an employee, except for the sole purpose of allowing an employee to make pre-tax contributions. Amends the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act to prohibit collective bargaining over that prohibition. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2282 (Morrison, T.) - Amends the Firearm Concealed Carry Act. Eliminates provision that a licensee under the Act shall not knowingly carry a firearm on any real property under the control of the Cook County Forest Preserve District. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2283 (Morrison, T.) - Amends the Open Meetings Act. Requires a unit of local government or school district with an operating budget of $1 million or more to maintain an Internet website and post to that website, for the current calendar or fiscal year, the following information: (1) information about elected and appointed officials; (2) notice of and materials prepared for meetings; (3) procedures for requesting information from the unit of local government or school district; (4) annual budget; (5) ordinances; (6) procedures to apply for building permits and zoning variances; (7) financial reports and audits; (8) information concerning employee compensation; (9) contracts with lobbying firms; (10) taxes and fees imposed by the unit of local government or school district; (11) rules governing the award of contracts; (12) bids and contracts worth $25,000 or more; (13) a debt disclosure report; and (14) public notices. Provides that any citizen who is a resident of the unit of local government or school district may bring a mandamus or injunction action to compel the unit of local government or school district to comply with the Internet posting requirements. Limits home rule powers. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement. Amends the Freedom of Information Act. Provides for a statutory exemption for any electronic copy of a record or information maintained on specified websites. Amends the Department of Central Management Services Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois to make conforming changes. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2295 (Hoffman, J.) - Amends the Illinois Aeronautics Act. Provides that the Department of Transportation, to the exclusion of all other government entities, may adopt any rules that it finds appropriate to address the safe and legal operation of unmanned aircraft systems in the State. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2297 (Crespo, F.) - Amends the Cook County Forest Preserve District Act. Provides that 91 days after the effective date of the amendatory Act: (1) the forest preserve district board's authority to appoint and maintain a police force is terminated; and (2) the Cook County Sheriff's Department shall exercise primary jurisdiction over the territory within the forest preserve district. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 2/4/2020 Assigned to House Counties & Townships Committee

HB 2302 (Harper, S.) - Amends the Department of Agriculture Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Provides that the Department of Agriculture shall make resources available for future and existing community gardens and farms located within urban areas of the State that seek to screen or test the soil for contaminants that could pose a hazard to human health.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2310 (Mazzochi, D.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that, if an individual or entity (i) has been found by any court, administrative agency, assessor, deputy, or inspector general to have knowingly made fraudulent or material misrepresentations in connection with securing a reduced assessed value for any property and (ii) has a legal interest in any other property subject to the jurisdiction of any other county or township assessor within the State, then the board of review having jurisdiction over that property may initiate and conduct an investigation, and may summon any assessor, deputy, or other person to appear before it, so as to determine the accuracy of the assessed value of that property or the accuracy of the representations previously made by the person or entity regarding the assessment or valuation of that property.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2320 (Yingling, S.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that, for the 2019 and 2020 levy years, the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law applies to all non-home rule taxing districts. Provides that, for the 2019 and 2020 levy year, the extension limitation under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law is 0% or the rate of increase approved by the voters. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2336 (Hoffman, J.) - Amends the State Vehicle Identification Act, the Counties Code, the Toll Highway Act, the Illinois Vehicle Code, and the Automated Traffic Control Systems in Highway Construction or Maintenance Zones Act. Adds "digital registration plates" and "digital registration stickers" to references to "registration plates" and "registration stickers". Further amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that the Secretary of State shall implement a pilot program for the creation of commercial digital registration plates. Provides that the program shall only be available to no more than 1,000 motor vehicles that are used commercially, used for hire, or owned by a commercial business. Provides that the Secretary shall enter into a contract by December 31, 2019 with a private vendor for the purposes of researching, reporting, developing, acquiring, and implementing the use of a commercial digital registration plate for operational uses of commercial vehicles. Provides that on or before January 1, 2021, the Secretary of State shall submit a report to the General Assembly on the operation of the program. Defines terms and adds additional requirements for administration of the pilot program. Includes a statement of legislative intent. Provides that a person who rents a motor vehicle to another may inspect the person's driver's license through electronic or digital means. Requires a person renting a vehicle to another to verify that the driver's license of the person is unexpired (instead of comparing the signature on the driver's license to the signature on the rental agreement). Removes a requirement that a person renting a vehicle to another keep a record of when the person renting the vehicle was issued a driver's license. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 4/10/2019 Held on House Calendar 2nd Reading

HB 2343 (Gordon-Booth, J.) - 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.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2347 (Harris, G.) -  Amends the Managed Care Reform and Patient Rights Act. Provides that specified medical conditions are included in the definition of "emergency medical condition" regardless of the final diagnosis that is given. Provides that provisions concerning emergency services prior to stabilization also apply to the State Employees Group Insurance Act of 1971, the Counties Code, the Illinois Municipal Code, the School Code, and the Illinois Public Aid Code.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2379 (Slaughter, J.) - Creates the Limitations on Actions for Negligent Hiring Act. Provides that an action may not be brought against a party solely for hiring an employee or independent contractor who has been convicted of a nonviolent, non-sexual offense. Provides that in a negligent hiring action for the acts of an employee or independent contractor, the fact that the employee or independent contractor was convicted of a nonviolent, non-sexual offense before the beginning of the employee's or independent contractor's employment or contractual obligation may not be introduced into evidence. Provides that the new provisions do not preclude the filing of an action based upon any existing cause of action for failure of an employer or other person to provide adequate supervision of an employee or independent contractor, except that the fact that the employee or independent contractor has been convicted of a nonviolent, non-sexual criminal offense may be introduced into evidence in the suit only if: (1) the employer knew of the conviction or was grossly negligent in not knowing of the conviction; and (2) the conviction was directly related to the nature of the employee's or independent contractor's work and the conduct that gave rise to the alleged injury that is the basis of the suit. Provides exceptions in certain situations.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2381 (Slaughter, J.) - Amends the Public Officer Prohibited Activities Act. Defines "auditing official", "employee", "improper governmental action", and "retaliation". Provides that it is prohibited for a unit of local government, any agent or representative of a unit of local government, or another employee to retaliate against an employee who (1) reports an improper governmental action, (2) cooperates with an investigation by an auditing official related to a report of improper governmental action, or (3) testifying in a proceeding or prosecution arising out of an improper governmental action if the employee files a report with the auditing official regarding improper governmental action. Provides that the reports are confidential as allowed by law. Provides for procedures for the auditing official to process reports. Provides for remedies available to an employee who has been subject of an improper governmental action. Provides for penalties for retaliation against a report of improper governmental action.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2413 (Hurley, F.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. In a Section concerning the Senior Citizens Homestead Exemption, provides that the assessor and the county recorder of deeds shall establish a policy and practice for the regular exchange of information for the purpose of alerting the assessor whenever a transfer of ownership of any property receiving a Senior Citizens Homestead Exemption has occurred. Provides that, if such a transfer occurs, the assessor shall mail a notice to the new owner of the property (i) informing the new owner that the exemption will remain in place through the year of the transfer, after which it will be cancelled, and (ii) providing information pertaining to the rules for reapplying for the exemption if the homeowner qualifies. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2420 (Butler, T.) - Amends the Child Care Act of 1969. Excludes from the definition of "day care center" a program or portion of a program that serves children that have attained the age of 3 and are enrolled in a preschool program operated by a school district, but need care for the remainder of the time in which they are not attending the preschool program.

Last Action: 4/10/2019 Held on House Calendar 2nd Reading

HB 2425 (Chesney, A.) - Amends the Illinois Endangered Species Protection Act. Provides that a permit for incidental taking under the Act shall not be required if a federal conservation agreement, including, but not limited to, a candidate conservation agreement, habitat conservation plan, or safe harbor agreement that includes conservation practices conducted in the State in effect and approved by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service under the federal Endangered Species Act of 1973. Provides that incidental taking of species that are listed as endangered or threatened by the State only and not listed by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service shall follow the provisions under the Act. Provides that of the remaining appointed members, one member shall be a landowner representing the State's largest general farm organization. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 4/11/2019 Passed the House 60-47-3

HB 2426 (Skillicorn, A.) - Amends the Tax Increment Allocation Redevelopment Act of the Illinois Municipal Code. Provides that new redevelopment project areas may not be established under the Act until 2 years after the effective date of the amendatory Act. Repeals the provisions 2 years after the effective date of the amendatory Act. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2427 (Skillicorn, A.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that each tax bill shall contain a list of each tax increment financing (TIF) district in which the property is located and the dollar amount of tax due that is allocable to the TIF district. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2428 (Skillicorn, A.) - Amends the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law in the Property Tax Code. Provides that if (i) the total equalized assessed value of all taxable property in the taxing district for the current levy year is less than the total equalized assessed value of all taxable property in the taxing district for the previous levy year, or (ii) the median equalized assessed value of all taxable property in the taxing district for the current levy year and the 2 levy years immediately preceding the current levy year is less than the median equalized assessed value of all taxable property in the taxing district for the 3 levy years immediately preceding that 3-year period, then the extension limitation is (a) 0% or (b) the rate of increase approved by voters (instead of the lesser of 5% or the percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index during the 12-month calendar year preceding the levy year or the rate of increase approved by the voters). Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2430 (Costa Howard, T.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that, for taxable years 2019 and thereafter, the maximum reduction for the senior citizens homestead exemption is $8,000 in all counties (currently, $8,000 in counties with 3,000,000 or more inhabitants and $5,000 in all other counties). Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2443 (Gabel, R.) - Amends the Counties Code. Provides that the county board or board of county commissioners of a county may prohibit the sale of and the use of coal tar sealant product and high polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon sealant product on any surface, except for highway structures, including, but not limited to, a driveway, parking area, playground, sidewalk, bike trail, or roadway within the county. Amends the Municipal Code making similar changes.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2455 (Hoffman, J. / Holmes, L.) - Amends the Illinois Works Jobs Program Act to require appointments to the Illinois Works Review Panel to be made within 30 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 101st General Assembly. Requires the Panel to hold its first meeting within 45 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 101st General Assembly. Amends the Chicago Police and Chicago Firefighter Articles of the Illinois Pension Code. In provisions concerning eligibility for ordinary death benefits and certain annuities related to death in the line of duty, provides that the death of any fireman or policeman as a result of the exposure to and contraction of COVID-19, as evidenced by either (i) a confirmed positive laboratory test for COVID-19 or COVID-19 antibodies or (ii) a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19 from a licensed medical professional, shall be rebuttably presumed to have been contracted while in the performance of an act or acts of duty and the fireman or policeman shall be rebuttably presumed to have been fatally injured while in active service. Specifies that the presumption shall apply to any fireman or policeman who contracted COVID-19 on or after March 9, 2020 and on or before December 31, 2020; except that the presumption shall not apply if the policeman or fireman was on a leave of absence from his or her employment for a period of 14 or more consecutive days immediately prior to the date of contraction of COVID-19. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement. Amends the Workers' Occupational Diseases Act with respect to claims related to COVID-19. Provides that there is a rebuttable presumption that an employee's contraction of COVID-19 arises out of and in the course of the employee's first responder or front-line worker employment and that the injury or occupational disease shall be rebuttably presumed to be causally connected to the hazards or exposures of the employee's first responder or front-line worker employment. Defines terms. Makes changes in the maximum weekly benefit amount. Makes changes with respect to the state experience factor and applicable contribution rate surcharges. Amends the Unemployment Insurance Act. Authorizes the payment of extended benefits for weeks beginning on or after March 15, 2020, through the end of the fourth week prior to the last week for which federal sharing is provided as authorized by Section 4105 of Public Law 116-127, or any amendments thereto. Provides that benefit limits do not include Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation amounts provided for in Section 2104 of Public Law 116-136. Eliminates the waiting period in certain circumstances. Provides for retroactive application. Effective immediately.

 Last Action: 5/21/2020 Placed on House Calendar Order of Concurrence SA 2

HB 2504  (West, M., II) - Amends the Personnel Record Review Act. Provides that, except as otherwise specified, an employer shall delete disciplinary reports, letters of reprimand, or other records of disciplinary action that are more than 10 (rather than 4) years old.

Last Action: 2/25/2020 Assigned to House Judiciary - Criminal Committee

HB 2514 (Mazzochi, D.) - Amends the Lobbyist Registration Act. Provides that beginning on and after July 1, 2019, any natural person (i) whose immediate previous employer was the State of Illinois, or any State official office contained therein, and (ii) whose position was policy-making or policy-oriented in nature shall, prior to receiving an initial registration for the purposes of lobbying by the Secretary of State, be charged an additional surcharge in the amount of no more than $1,000 or 10% of the salary or other form of compensation earned by that natural person being hired by a client or clients to lobby, whichever is less. Provides that the surcharge shall be imposed on a one-time basis per natural person. Provides that the surcharge requirement only applies to persons registering as lobbyists after the effective date of this amendatory Act. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2516 (Mazzochi, D.) - Amends the State Mandates Act. Provides that any bill introduced in the General Assembly on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act that provides for an exemption from reimbursement for a State mandate shall require passage by a two-thirds majority vote in each house of the General Assembly.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2517 (Slaughter, J.) - Amends the Law Enforcement Officer-Worn Body Camera Act. Provides that all law enforcement agencies must use officer-worn body cameras subject to the Act. Provides that each law enforcement agency must provide an annual report on the use of officer-worn body cameras to the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2525 (Demmer, T.) - Amends the Township Code. Provides that all townships within a coterminous, or substantially coterminous, municipality may be discontinued (currently, municipalities in which the city council exercises the powers and duties of the township board, or in which one or more municipal officials serve as an officer or trustee of the township; that are located within a county with a population of 3 million or more; and which contain a territory of 7 square miles or more). Makes conforming changes. Repeals an Article of the Township Code regarding discontinuance of specified townships in St. Clair County. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 4/10/2019 Held on House Calendar 2nd Reading

HB 2534 (Mayfield, R.) - Amends the Illinois Youthbuild Act. Directs the Department of Juvenile Justice, the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, the Department of Corrections, the Department of Transportation, the Illinois State Board of Education, and the Department of Human Services (instead of only the Secretary of Human Services) to make grants to applicants for the purpose of carrying out Youthbuild programs. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2536 (Crespo, F.) - Amends the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act. Expands the jurisdiction of the Executive Ethics Commission to include vendors and others doing business with State agencies (currently, officers and employees of State agencies). Effective immediately.

Last Action: 2/25/2020 Assigned to House Executive Committee

HB 2537 (Crespo, F.) - Amends the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act. Modifies provisions concerning procurement and revolving door prohibitions to include specified persons involved in the fiscal administration of State contracts. Makes other changes concerning persons subject to a specified revolving door prohibition. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 2/25/2020 Assigned to House Executive Committee

HB 2547 (Lilly, C.) - Creates the Racial Impact Note Act. Provides that every bill which has or could have a disparate impact on racial and ethnic minorities, upon the request of any member, shall have prepared for it, before second reading in the house of introduction, a brief explanatory statement or note that shall include a reliable estimate of the anticipated impact on those racial and ethnic minorities likely to be impacted by the bill. Specifies the contents and provides for the preparation of each racial impact note. Amends the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act. Prohibits racial discrimination and harassment by State officers and employees. Provides that each State officer and employee shall annually complete a racial bias, discrimination, and harassment training program approved by the appropriate jurisdictional authority. Expands the jurisdiction of the Executive Ethics Commission to include allegations of racial discrimination and harassment by persons registered under the Lobbyist Registration Act. Provides that the personnel policies of units of local government shall prohibit racial discrimination and harassment. Defines "racial discrimination and harassment". Provides for rulemaking, including emergency rulemaking. Amends the Secretary of State Act. Provides the Secretary of State's Inspector General with jurisdiction to investigate complaints of racial discrimination and harassment by persons registered under the Lobbyist Registration Act. Amends the Lobbyist Registration Act. Prohibits racial discrimination and harassment by persons registered under the Lobbyist Registration Act. Provides that each registered lobbyist shall annually complete a racial bias, discrimination, and harassment training program approved by the Secretary of State. Defines "racial discrimination and harassment". Amends the Illinois Human Rights Act. Requires the Department of Human Rights to establish a racial discrimination and harassment hotline for the anonymous reporting of racial discrimination and harassment in both public and private places of employment, and to provide for reporting by both telephone and Internet. Amends the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act to provide for emergency rulemaking. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/12/2020 Assigned to House Executive Committee

HB 2549 (Lilly, C.) - Amends the State Finance Act and the School Code. Creates the Roundtable on Educational Opportunity and Development. Contains provisions concerning the members of the Roundtable, meetings of the Roundtable, administrative support to the Roundtable, and annual reports to the General Assembly. Provides that the Roundtable shall study ways to expand educational opportunities and develop sources of private funding for students in primary and secondary education in the areas of (i) developing a business ethics curriculum, (ii) promoting and funding the arts, (iii) establishing and funding global travel programs, and (iv) funding trips to museums. Requires the Roundtable to study ways to secure private donations and public funding in order to help expand opportunities for students and implement Roundtable recommendations. Provides that funding for programs recommended by the Roundtable must prioritize low-income students. Requires the State Board of Education, in consultation with the Roundtable, to provide administrative support to all school districts and their students wishing to utilize these opportunities. Creates the Educational Opportunity and Development Fund as a special fund in the State treasury to accept private donations and public funding. Provides that all money in the Fund shall be used, subject to appropriation, by the State Board of Education for the purposes of implementing the priorities and recommendations of the Roundtable. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Placed on House Calendar 2nd Reading

HB 2550 (Lilly, C.) - Appropriates $10,000,000 to the Illinois State Board of Education for after-school art programs and $10,000,000 to the Illinois Arts Council for community art programs. Effective July 1, 2019.

Last Action: 3/12/2020 Assigned to House Appropriations - General Services Committee

HB 2552 (Lilly, C.) - Appropriates $40,000,000 from the General Revenue Fund to the Illinois Arts Council to distribute grants for arts-based after school programs in communities that are at or below 125% of the poverty level according to the United States Census Bureau. Effective July 1, 2019.

Last Action: 3/12/2020 Assigned to House Appropriations - General Services Committee

HB 2565 (Stava-Murray, A.) - Amends the Illinois Freedom to Work Act. Expands the scope of the Act to apply to all employees (rather than only low-wage employees). Prohibits all covenants not to compete. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 4/11/2019 Lost in the House 37-62-3

HB 2567 (Stava-Murray, A.) - Creates the Means Matter Suicide Prevention Act. Provides that beginning in 2020, and on a biennial basis thereafter, every public official in this State must complete a course of training on suicide prevention. Provides that the Secretary of State shall implement and conduct the training program, and shall set standards and determine the hours and frequency of training necessary for public officials under the Act. Provides that a person who fills a vacancy in an elective or appointed position that requires training under the Act must complete his or her initial suicide prevention training within 30 days after commencement of his or her office. Provides that upon completion of the training program, each public official must certify that he or she has completed the training program, and submit a signed copy of the certification to the Secretary. Requires the Secretary to submit a report to the General Assembly and the Governor on a biennial basis that summarizes the most recent suicide prevention training that was completed by public officials, and lays out the plan for the training program for the next year in which suicide prevention training shall take place. Provides that the Secretary of State shall adopt any rules necessary to implement and conduct the suicide prevention training program. Defines terms. Effective January 1, 2020.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2580 (Zalewski, M.) - Amends the Cook County Forest Preserve District Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the application of the Act.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2581 (Zalewski, M.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that, in counties with 3,000,000 or more inhabitants, a taxpayer who has been granted a senior citizens homestead exemption need not reapply for the exemption. Provides that the county assessor shall establish procedures with the county recorder of deeds or the county clerk, as applicable, to determine whether a person who has been granted a senior citizens homestead exemption has conveyed ownership of the property or is deceased. Provides that, if the person has conveyed ownership of the property or is deceased, then the county assessor shall mail notice to the new owner of the property stating that (i) the exemption will be removed from the property and (ii) the new property owner may reapply for the exemption if the property becomes qualified.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2594 (Cabello, J. / Link, T.) -  Amends the Department of State Police Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Provides that the Department of State Police shall establish an electronic system to accept online payments for assessments for certain minor traffic violations issued under the Criminal and Traffic Assessment Act. Provides that the Department shall determine which violations are subject to the system and shall provide notice to a person who is eligible for its use. Provides that the Department shall charge a nominal fee of $2.50 for each transaction to maintain the system.
Proposed Senate Floor Amendment 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Governmental Joint Purchasing Act. Authorizes State agencies to purchase supplies and services made available by federal competitive ordering and contracting processes, and as allowed for by the federal government for state governmental entities. Provides that such procurements made by State agencies are presumptively approved methods of source selection under the Illinois Procurement Code without further source selection approval required from the chief procurement officers established under the Illinois Procurement Code. Makes conforming changes. Passed the House on 4/2/2019 with a vote of 108-0. Passed the Senate on 5/23/2019 with a vote of 58-0.

Last Action: 7/2/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2597 (Durkin, J.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. Repeals the Code on July 1, 2020.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2608 (Chapa LaVia, L.) - Amends the Election Code. Changes the contribution and expenditure threshold during any 12-month period to an aggregate amount exceeding $7,500 (rather than $5,000) for a candidate political committee, political action committee, ballot initiative committee, and independent expenditure committee. Provides that "electioneering communication" means any broadcast, cable, or satellite communication that is made within 120 days before an election (rather than within 60 days before a general election or consolidated election or within 30 days before a primary election). Provides that a political committee created within the 30 days before the election for which the committee was created (rather than within 30 days before an election) shall file a statement of organization within 2 business days in person. Makes changes to what shall be included in a political committee's statement of organization. Provides that the terms and conditions of any loan or credit agreement from a political committee shall be set forth in a written agreement. Makes changes to the expenditures a political committee may make concerning motor vehicles. Provides that a political committee shall not make expenditures to advertise, promote, operate, or support a private business owned by or that employs a candidate or office holder. Provides that a political committee shall not make expenditures for certain payments of fines or penalties. Makes changes concerning audits of political committees by the State Board of Elections. Removes the civil penalty imposed by the Board for the intentional, willful, or material failure to disclose information required for registration under the Illinois Procurement Code. Makes other changes.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2615 (Grant, A.) - Amends the Open Meetings Act and the Freedom of Information Act. Provides that "substantially prevails" and "prevails" mean: (1) the party obtains some of his or her requested relief through a judicial order in his or her favor or through any settlement agreement approved by the court; or (2) the pursuit of a nonfrivolous claim was a catalyst for a unilateral change in position by the opposing party relative to the relief sought.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2619 (Martwick, R.) -  Creates the Independent Contractor Payment Protection Act and amends the State Finance Act. Provides that the agreed work terms between an independent contractor and a client shall be: (1) reduced to writing; (2) sufficiently detailed in describing how compensation earned and payable shall be calculated; (3) signed by the independent contractor; (4) signed by the client; (5) kept on file by the client for a period of not less than 6 years. Provides that an independent contractor shall be paid the compensation earned in accordance with the agreed work terms not later than the last day of the month following the month in which the compensation is earned. Provides that an independent contractor may file a complaint with the Department of Labor alleging a violation of the Act. Provides for enforcement of the Act by the Department. Establishes civil and criminal penalties. Creates the Independent Contractor Compensation Theft Enforcement Fund as a special fund in the State treasury and specifies the uses of the Fund.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2630 (Skillicorn, A.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that, beginning with the 2019 levy year, the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law applies to all taxing districts, including home rule units. Provides that, beginning with the 2019 levy year and until the first levy year to occur after a revenue neutral school funding formula is enacted, the extension limitation under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law is 0% or the rate of increase approved by the voters. Preempts home rule. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2648 (Rita, R.) - Amends the Video Gaming Act. Allows for video gaming by organization licensees and inter-track wagering location licensees under the Illinois Horse Racing Act of 1975; makes conforming changes throughout the Video Gaming Act and in the Criminal Code of 2012. Removes references to organization licensees and inter-track wagering location licensees from the definition of "licensed establishment". Provides that an organization licensee who held that license in 2016 may operate up to 500 video gaming terminals on its premises at any time and an inter-track wagering location licensee may operate up to 5 video gaming terminals at the inter-track wagering location licensee's location or on the premises of the organization licensee with which they are affiliated. Requires organization licensees and inter-track wagering location licensees to deposit 40% of their share of the net terminal income from video gaming into the horsemen purse accounts associated with their respective racetrack to be distributed by agreements between breeds. Makes other changes.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2655 (Greenwood, L.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that a taxing district may abate a portion of its taxes on property upon which affordable housing has been or will be constructed in a development mixed with commercial property. The value of the abatement under this paragraph (12) may not exceed $500,000.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2657 (Moeller, A.) - Amends the Public Utilities Act. Provides that an alternative retail electric supplier and alternative gas supplier shall: make certain information available on its website; send a separate written notice or electronic mail informing the residential customer of the upcoming change in price or other charge; and not automatically renew a contract with a residential customer at a rate higher than the initial term of the contract or automatically change or renew a fixed contract to a variable rate contract. Provides that all marketing materials shall contain the Historical Price to Compare from the immediately preceding 12 months. Provides, with exceptions, that beginning 90 days after the effective date of the Act, no customer who has received specified financial assistance within the preceding 12 months shall be switched to an alternative retail electric supplier or alternative gas supplier. Provides that beginning January 1, 2021, an alternative retail electric supplier or alternative gas supplier may apply to the Illinois Commerce Commission to offer a savings guarantee plan. Provides that every alternative retail electric supplier and alternative gas supplier shall include specific information on bills issued to a residential customer. Provides that every electric utility or gas utility that provides delivery and supply services shall include specific information on each bill to a residential customer who obtains supply from an alternative retail electric supplier or alternative gas supplier. Amends the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act. Makes changes in provisions concerning electric service provider selection and alternative gas suppliers.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2682 (Zalewski, M.) - Amends the State Finance Act. Creates the State Aviation Program Fund, the Local Government Aviation Trust Fund, and the Aviation Fuel Sales Tax Refund Fund. Provides that moneys in the State Aviation Program Fund shall be used by the Department of Transportation for the purposes of administering a State Aviation Program. Provides that the State Aviation Program shall include grants to units of local government for airport-related purposes. Provides that moneys in the Local Government Aviation Trust Fund shall be used by units of local government for airport-related purposes. Provides that moneys in the Aviation Fuel Sales Tax Refund Fund shall be used by the Department of Revenue to pay refunds. Amends the Use Tax Act, the Service Use Tax Act, the Service Occupation Tax Act, and the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act to provide that moneys received from the tax paid on aviation fuel shall be deposited into those Funds. Amends the Motor Fuel Tax Law to provide that certain money  received by the Department of Revenue for aviation fuel sold or used on or after December 1 shall be deposited into the State Aviation Program Fund. Amends the Innovation Development and Economy Act, the Counties Code, the Illinois Municipal Code, the Civic Center Code, the Flood Prevention District Act, the Metro-East Park and Recreation District Act, the Local Mass Transit District Act, the Regional Transportation Authority Act, and the Water Commission Act of 1985. Prohibits certain local retailers' occupation taxes on aviation fuel unless the unit of local government has an airport-related purpose. Amends the Illinois Municipal Code. Requires municipalities that have implemented a Residential Sound Insulation Program to perform an in-home air quality test at a residence located in the municipality if certain conditions are met.
House Committee Amendment No. 1
In provisions of the introduced bill creating the State Aviation Program Fund, provides that, for a municipality with a population of more than 500,000, grants may be used only for: (1) the replacement of sound-reducing windows and doors installed under the Residential Sound Insulation Program; and (2) in-home air quality testing in residences in which windows or doors were installed under the Residential Sound Insulation Program. For other units of local government, retains the provisions of the introduced bill providing that grants may be used for the capital or operating costs (in the introduced bill, capital costs only) of: (1) an airport; (2) a local airport system; or (3) any other local facility that is owned or operated by the person or entity that owns or operates the airport that is directly and substantially related to the air transportation of passengers or property.Effective immediately. Passed the House on 4/12/2019 with a vote of 108-1.

Last Action: 4/12/2019 Referred to Senate Assignments

HB 2683 (Ammons, C.) - Amends the Personnel Record Review Act. Provides that, except as otherwise specified, an employer shall delete disciplinary reports, letters of reprimand, or other records of disciplinary action that are more than 10 (rather than 4) years old.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2686 (McDermed, M.) - Amends the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act. Adds youth athletic program workers as mandated reporters. Provides that recreational or athletic program or facility personnel who are required to report child abuse must complete mandated reporter training by a provider or agency with expertise in recognizing and reporting child abuse. Enhances the criminal penalty for any person who knowingly and willfully violates certain reporting requirements for mandated reporters. Makes a violation a Class 4 felony (rather than a Class A misdemeanor for a first violation and a Class 4 felony for a second or subsequent violation), except that if the person acted as part of a plan or scheme having as its object the prevention of discovery of an abused or neglected child by lawful authorities for the purpose of protecting or insulating any person or entity from arrest or prosecution, the person commits a Class 3 felony (rather than a Class 4 felony for a first offense and a Class 3 felony for a second or subsequent offense). Enhances the criminal penalty for any other person required to report suspected child abuse or neglect who willfully fails to report such abuse or neglect by making it a Class 4 felony (rather than a Class A misdemeanor for a first violation and a Class 4 felony for a second or subsequent violation). Requires a youth athletic program to have a background check performed for each youth athletic program worker by a reputable, licensed third-party vendor. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2687 (McDermed, M.) - Amends the Illinois Early Learning Council Act. Provides that at least 50% of the persons appointed to the Illinois Early Learning Council shall represent privately-owned day care centers. Provides that any policy change or policy consideration of the Council shall, before being adopted, be provided to all licensed child care providers in this State in an electronic format allowing such providers a vote on the policy issue. Provides that any policy developed by the Council shall be adopted only upon receiving a majority approval of the child care providers notified of the proposed measure. Amends the Child Care Act of 1969. Provides that in addition to meeting the requirements of the Act or any specified administrative rules concerning qualifications for early childhood teachers and school-age workers, an early childhood teacher responsible for a group of children that includes infants, toddlers, or preschool-age children shall show proof of enrollment in an accredited college or university in which he or she is working towards or has achieved at least 6 hours of college credit related directly to early child care studies. Provides that showing proof of enrollment or completion in an accredited college or university of up to at least 6 semester hours of college credit related to early child care studies shall satisfy both the semester hours and clock hours requirements to be an early childhood teacher. Provides for specified personnel of a child care facility to be present at the open and close of the facility.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2696 (Welter, D.) - Amends the Department of Natural Resources (Conservation) Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois, State Police Act, Counties Code, and Illinois Municipal Code. Provides that State and local law enforcement vehicles and facilities shall be equipped with an operational and accessible automated external defibrillator. Requires training for users of automated external defibrillators. Provides that users are exempt from liability for acts or omissions involving automated external defibrillators, except for willful or wanton misconduct. Amends the Illinois Police Training Act. Provides that the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board shall conduct or approve an in-service training program to train police officers as automated external defibrillator users. Amends the Automated External Defibrillator Act. Adds vehicles (rather than only premises) to the limitation of liability for automated external defibrillators. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2701 (Martwick, R.) - Amends the Tax Increment Allocation Redevelopment Act of the Illinois Municipal Code. Provides that in order to use a decline in the total equalized assessed value of the proposed redevelopment project area for 3 of the last 5 calendar years as a factor in designating an area "blighted", the municipality must rely on appraisal evidence to show the proposed redevelopment project area's equalized assessed value has declined if the properties within the redevelopment project area had been utilized using the properties' highest and best use during the relevant period. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2706 (Connor, J.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides for a homestead exemption for homestead properties located within 1,000 feet of an industrial park or a business park if (i) the development related to that industrial park or business park commenced after the owner first resided at that location and (ii) the property is principal place of residence of the owner. Provides that the amount of the exemption shall be a reduction of $5,000 from the equalized assessed value of the property.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2725 (Demmer, T.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that the assessor or chief county assessment officer shall automatically apply the general homestead exemption to any qualified property that was approved for and received a general homestead exemption in the immediately preceding year.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2731 (Evans, M., Jr.) - Amends the Department of Natural Resources (Conservation) Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Provides that it is unlawful for a person to volunteer for the Department of Natural Resources on Department owned or controlled property until a criminal background check has been approved by the Department. Provides that each volunteer applicant shall complete and sign a Department of Central Management Services Authorization for Release of Criminal History Information. Provides for certain criteria to determine if the applicant may volunteer with the Department. Provides that if the applicant believes the criminal history information is inaccurate, incomplete, or maintained in violation of any State or federal law or regulation, the applicant may order a Federal Bureau Investigation identity history report and challenge the criminal history within 30 days of the notification of denial by the Department. Provides that a criminal background check may be required by the Department at any time during the volunteer's time with the Department. Makes conforming changes to the Department of State Police Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Makes other changes.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2744 (Morrison, T.) - Creates the Limitations on Actions for Negligent Hiring Act. Provides that an action may not be brought against a party solely for hiring an employee or independent contractor who has been convicted of a nonviolent, non-sexual offense. Provides that in a negligent hiring action for the acts of an employee or independent contractor, the fact that the employee or independent contractor was convicted of a nonviolent, non-sexual offense before the beginning of the employee's or independent contractor's employment or contractual obligation may not be introduced into evidence. Provides that the new provisions do not preclude the filing of an action based upon any existing cause of action for failure of an employer or other person to provide adequate supervision of an employee or independent contractor, except that the fact that the employee or independent contractor has been convicted of a nonviolent, non-sexual criminal offense may be introduced into evidence in the suit only if: (1) the employer knew of the conviction or was grossly negligent in not knowing of the conviction; and (2) the conviction was directly related to the nature of the employee's or independent contractor's work and the conduct that gave rise to the alleged injury that is the basis of the suit. Provides exceptions in certain situations.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2748 (Morrison, T.) - Amends the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund Article of the Illinois Pension Code. Provides that a person who holds part-time elective office is not a participating employee with respect to that office, unless he or she (i) was elected to that office before the effective date of the amendatory Act and (ii) has elected while in that office to become a contributor. Provides that an elective office shall be presumed to be part-time in the absence of an official job description or determination by the legal advisor of the applicable unit of local government, filed with the Board of the Fund every 4 years, declaring the elective office to be full-time.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2749 (Morrison, T.) - Amends the Illinois Pension Code. Authorizes units of local government to provide alternative retirement plans in lieu of or in addition to the existing plan under the applicable Article. Provides that the alternative retirement plan may include a defined-benefit component, a defined contribution component, or both, and may include disability or survivor benefits and any other benefits that are permitted under federal law. Provides that the alternative retirement plan is not required to provide any minimum level of benefits and need not provide any benefits at all, other than mandatory Social Security coverage if applicable. Provides that service credit received under an alternative retirement plan may not be transferred to any other fund and may not be used under the Retirement Systems Reciprocal Act (Article 20 of the Code). Amends the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act and the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act. Provides that employers shall not be required to bargain over the changes made by the amendatory Act.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2750 (Morrison, T.) - Amends the Illinois Pension Code. In the General Assembly Article, restricts participation in the General Assembly Retirement System to persons who become participants before the effective date of the amendatory Act and provides that, beginning on that date, the System shall not accept any new participants. Makes related changes. In the Illinois Municipal  Retirement Fund, Chicago Municipal, and Cook County Articles, provides that a person who holds part-time elective office is not an employee, contributor, or participant with respect to that office, unless he or she (i) was elected to that office before the  effective date of the amendatory Act and (ii) has elected while in that office to become a contributor. Provides that an elective office shall be presumed to be part-time in the absence of an official job description or determination by the legal advisor of  the applicable unit of local government, filed with the Board of the Fund, declaring the elective office to be full-time.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2758 (Morrison, T.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. Beginning in taxable year 2019, increases the maximum income limitation under the Senior Citizens Assessment Freeze Homestead Exemption from $65,000 to $75,000 for applicants who have occupied the residence for 5 years or more. Indexes the maximum income limitation to the Consumer Price Index. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2761 (Ford, L.) - Amends the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) Article of the Illinois Pension Code. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the Board of Trustees of the Fund.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2771 (West, M., II) - 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. Limits defenses. Provides for penalties and injunctive relief. Effective immediately.\

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2772 (West, M., II) - 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. Provides for penalties and injunctive relief. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2775 (Meyers-Martin, D.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that the Senior Citizens Assessment Freeze Homestead Exemption also applies to persons with a disability. Amends the State Mandates Act to make conforming changes. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2781 (Chesney, A.) - Amends the Prevailing Wage Act. Provides that the Act does not apply to wages paid to all laborers, workers, and mechanics employed by or on behalf of a public body engaged in a public works project with a total cost of $20,000 or less if the public body notifies the Department of Labor of each project for which the waiver is used within 60 days of commencing the project. Provides that the Department shall make available a form with which public bodies may make this notification. Provides that the Department shall submit an annual report detailing the number of projects engaged using the waiver in the preceding year, the total number of employees engaged in those projects, the total cost of those projects without using prevailing wage standards, the total cost of those projects using prevailing wage standards, and any other information the Department deems appropriate. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2784 (Williams, A.) - Amends the Personal Information Protection Act. Provides that "consumer marketing information" means information related to a consumer's online browsing history, online search history, or purchasing history, including, but not limited to, consumer profiles that are based upon the information. Provides that "geolocation information" means information that is (i) generated or derived from the operation or use of an electronic communications device, (ii) stored and sufficient to identify the street name and the name of the city or town in which an individual is located, and (iii) likely to enable someone to determine an individual's regular pattern of behavior. Provides that "geolocation information" does not include the contents of an electronic communication. Provides that "medical information" includes genetic information. Provides that "personal information" means an individual's first name or first initial and last name and email address. Adds geolocation information, consumer  marketing information, and audio recordings to the list of data elements included in the definition of "personal information".

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2786 (Cabello, J.) -  Amends the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act. Permits school-aged children under the age of 18 to use the statewide toll-free telephone number established under the Act to report alleged incidents of bullying or hazing that occur at their school. Provides that children who report an alleged incident of bullying or hazing to the statewide toll-free telephone number may remain anonymous. Requires the Department of Children and Family Services to provide callers with information on how to handle an alleged incident of bullying or hazing, which may include a list of available resources developed or provided by other federal or State agencies concerning bullying or hazing prevention. Provides that upon receipt of a child's report of bullying or hazing, the Department shall report the incident as soon as possible to the superintendent of the school district in which the child resides or, if the child attends a non-public school, the administrator of the non-public school. Provides that reports of bullying or hazing made to the statewide toll-free telephone number shall not initiate a child abuse or neglect investigation under the Act. Requires the Department to (i) inform all school districts and non-public schools of the statewide toll-free telephone number and its function to receive reports of bullying or hazing and (ii) post on its website, in a relevant and conspicuous place, information on how a child can report an alleged incident of bullying or hazing to the statewide toll-free telephone number.
Proposed House Floor Amendment 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Attorney General Act. Requires the Attorney General to establish and maintain a single statewide toll-free telephone number which all school-aged children under the age of 18 may use to report alleged incidents of bullying or hazing that occur at their school. Provides that children who call the statewide toll-free telephone number to report an alleged incident of bullying or hazing may remain anonymous and that the Attorney General shall provide callers with information on how to handle an alleged incident of bullying or hazing, including information on available resources developed or provided by other federal or State agencies concerning bullying or hazing prevention. Provides that upon receipt of a child's report of bullying or hazing, the Attorney General shall report the incident as soon as possible to the superintendent of the school district in which the child resides or, if the child attends a non-public school, the administrator of the non-public school. Provides that reports made to the statewide toll-free telephone number shall not initiate a child abuse or neglect investigation under the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act and shall not be transmitted to any Child Protective Services Unit. Requires the Attorney General to: (i) inform all school districts and non-public schools of the statewide toll-free telephone number and its function to receive reports of bullying or hazing; and (ii) post on its website, in a relevant and conspicuous place, information on how a child can report an alleged incident of bullying or hazing to the statewide toll-free telephone number.

Last Action: 4/12/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2807 (Edly-Allen, M.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that the maximum reduction under the senior citizens homestead exemption is $8,000 in all counties (currently, $8,000 in counties with 3,000,000 or more inhabitants and $5,000 in all other counties). Provides that, for taxable years 2019 and thereafter, the maximum reduction under the general homestead exemption is $10,000 in counties with 3,000,000 or more inhabitants and $8,000 in all other counties (currently, $10,000 in counties with 3,000,000 or more inhabitants and $6,000 in all other counties). Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2810 (Moeller, A.) -  Amends the Open Meetings Act. Provides that a unit of local government or school district with an operating budget of $1,000,000 or more shall maintain a website and post to its website for the current calendar or fiscal year specified information. Provides that the information required to be posted must be easily accessible from the unit of local government's or school district's website home page and searchable. Provides penalties for noncompliance. Provides that no home rule unit may adopt posting requirements that are less restrictive than those provided in the Act. Provides that all local records required to be posted shall remain posted on the entity's website, or subsequent websites, for 10 years. Exempts the School District of the Department of Juvenile Justice. Amends the Freedom of Information Act. Provides an exemption from inspection and copying of any record or information that a unit of local government or school district maintains an electronic copy of on its website to comply with the Open Meetings Act. Amends the Department of Central Management Services Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Provides that within 6 months after the effective date of the amendatory Act, the Illinois Transparency and Accountability Portal shall have the capability to compile and update its database with information received from all school districts and units of local government. Authorizes the Illinois Transparency and Accountability Portal to provide direct access to information compiled under specified provisions of the Open Meetings Act. Provides an exempt mandate provision. Provides a severability clause. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 4/12/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2831 (Mussman, M.) - Amends the Food Handling Regulation Enforcement Act. Prohibits the use of latex gloves in food service establishments. Effective immediately. Passed the House on 4/4/2019 with a vote of 112-0.

Last Action: 4/30/2019 Referred to Senate Assignments

HB 2835 (Skillicorn, A.) - Amends the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law in the Property Tax Code. Provides that, if a taxing district's actual aggregate extension for any levy year is less than its maximum aggregate extension under that Law for that levy year, then, in any of the next 5 levy years, the district may provide that its maximum aggregate extension and limiting rate for any levy year occurring on or after the date the ordinance or resolution is passed shall be calculated as though the taxing district had used its entire maximum aggregate extension for the levy year in which its actual extension was reduced, subject to a public hearing. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2838 (Gong-Gershowitz, J. / Fine, L.) - Amends the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act. Provides that, for contracts entered into on or after July 1, 2019, a direct contractor making or taking a contract in the State for the erection, construction, alteration, or repair of a building, structure, or other private work shall assume, and is liable for, any debt owed to a wage claimant or third party on the wage claimant's behalf, incurred by a subcontractor at any tier acting under, by, or for the direct contractor for the wage claimant's performance of labor included in the subject of the contract between the direct contractor and the owner. Provides for enforcement by the Department of Labor. Provides authorization for third parties owed fringe or other benefits or a joint labor-management cooperation committee to bring a civil action to enforce liability against a direct contractor. Provides exemptions for work done by an employee of the State or any political subdivision of the State. Provides requirements and guidelines for notice, awards, filing, and records retention. Provides that the new provisions are severable, and that the obligations and remedies provided are in addition to any obligations and remedies otherwise provided by law. Provides that nothing the Section shall alter specified obligations and penalties set forth in the State Prompt Payment Act. Effective immediately. Passed the House on 4/3/2019 with a vote of 70-41-1.

Last Action: 2/27/2020 Re-referred to Senate Judiciary 

HB 2850 (Morrison, T.) - Amends the School Code. With regard to the provision governing the concussion protocol during an interscholastic athletic activity, provides that the term "physician" includes a chiropractic physician licensed under the Medical Practice Act of 1987.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2866 (Scherer, S.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides for a homestead exemption in the amount of $5,000 for property that is owned and occupied as the principal residence of an active duty member of the military. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2874 (Moylan, M.) - Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that it is unlawful for any person to, without the consent of another person, operate an unmanned aerial vehicle in a manner that: (1) is intended to cause the unmanned aerial vehicle to enter the space above or surrounding the other person's occupied residence for the purpose of making a video record or transmitting live video or audio recordings of the other person while the other person is: (A) within his or her occupied residence; or (B) on the land or premises on which his or her occupied residence is located; and (2) invades the other person's reasonable expectation of privacy. Provides that the offense is a Class A misdemeanor. Defines "unmanned aerial vehicle".

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2900 (DeLuca, A.) - Amends the Illinois Income Tax Act if and only if Senate Bill 1 of the 101st General Assembly becomes law. Provides that a withholding tax credit for full-time equivalent employees created in Senate Bill 1 applies for reporting periods that begin on or after January 1, 2020 (in the bill, reporting periods that begin on or after January 1, 2020 and end on or before December 31, 2027). Provides that the maximum credit is determined by the Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan area of the State that is the base of operations of the employee, as those areas are determined as of May 2017. Makes changes concerning the amount of the credit based on the Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan area of the State. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 2/5/2020 House Income Tax Subcommittee

HB 2902 (Hoffman, J.) - Amends the Downstate Police and State Universities Articles of the Illinois Pension Code. In the Downstate Police Article, provides that a police officer who previously participated in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) for service as a member of the police department of a municipality and was transferred to that municipality's police pension fund upon its creation under the Downstate Police Article shall, for the purposes of determining the applicable tier of benefits under that Article, be deemed to have become a police officer and member of that municipality's police pension fund on the date that he or she first participated in IMRF as a member of the police department of that municipality, notwithstanding whether that start date was before January 1, 2011. In the State Universities Article, provides that a Tier 2 member who has at least 20 years of service in the System as a police officer or firefighter is entitled to a retirement annuity on or after the attainment of age 60, if a specified rule applies to that participant. Makes a conforming change. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2904 (Martwick, R.) - Amends the Cook County Forest Preserve Article of the Illinois Pension Code. Removes language providing how the Cook County Forest Preserve shall levy and collect a property tax levied to provide revenue for the fund under that Article. Amends the Cook County and Cook County Forest Preserve Articles of the Illinois Pension Code. Specifies the dollar amount of the required employer contributions through 2022. Beginning in the year 2023, provides for the annual required contribution to be the amount determined by the Fund to be equal to the sum of (i) the employer's portion of the projected normal cost for that fiscal year, plus (ii) an amount that is sufficient to bring the total actuarial assets of the Fund up to 100% of the total actuarial liabilities of the Fund by the end of 2052. Provides that the contributions may be taken from any revenue source, including, but not limited to, other tax revenues, proceeds of borrowings, or State or federal funds. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement. Makes technical and other changes. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2909 (Hurley, F.) -  Amends the Chicago Firefighter Article of the Illinois Pension Code. Provides that if the city discontinues the use of specified property as an academy for the training of firefighters, the city shall, as soon as practicable, transfer that property to the Fund. Provides that the transferred property shall be considered an asset of the Fund, but shall not be considered as part of the city's required contribution to the Fund in any year. Provides that in administering the asset, the Fund shall exercise its fiduciary duties. Provides that, in accordance with those fiduciary duties, the Fund shall prioritize uses that add value to the Chicago Fire Department and its membership. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement by the State. Effective immediately.
House Floor Amendment 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill. Adds provisions amending the Property Tax Code. Provides that, if the property referenced in the introduced bill is transferred to the Firemen's Annuity and Benefit Fund and the Fund subsequently leases the property to an entity whose property is not exempt, then the leasehold estate and the appurtenances shall be listed as the property of the lessee or his or her assignee, and the lessee shall be liable for the property taxes. Provides that the Fund may not sell the property without the affirmative vote of the three-fifths of the members of the board of trustees of the Fund. Preempts home rule powers. Effective immediately. Passed the House on 4/11/2019 with a vote of 104-10.

Last Action: 5/31/2019 Re-referred to Senate Assignments

HB 2916 (Arroyo, L.) - Amends the Contractor Prompt Payment Act. Provides that a retainage of 10% of the payment may be withheld from a payment under a construction contract prior to the completion of 50% of the contract. Provides that after 50% of the contract is completed, the amount of retainage for any subsequent payment may not exceed 5%. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2918 (Welch, E.) - Amends the Hotel Operators' Occupation Tax Act. Provides that an additional tax shall be imposed at the rate of 1% of 94% of the gross rental receipts from the renting, leasing, or letting of hotel rooms. Provides that the proceeds from the additional tax shall be deposited into the Illinois Experience Fund. Provides that moneys in the Illinois Experience Fund shall be used to create, enhance, and promote artistic and cultural events and expositions in the State. Amends the State Finance Act to create the Fund. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2924 (Slaughter, J.) - Amends the Business Enterprise for Minorities, Women, and Persons with Disabilities Act. Provides that beginning in Fiscal Year 2020 and every fiscal year thereafter, (1) any museum under the authority of a park district in a municipality having a population of 1,000,000 or more and (2) any sports facility under the jurisdiction of the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority shall submit an annual diversity report to the Business Enterprise Council for Minorities, Women, and Persons with Disabilities, on or before January 30, which includes information and data on diversity goals, and progress toward achieving those goals, by businesses owned by minorities, women, and persons with disabilities. Provides for the contents of the diversity report. Provides that the diversity report shall be submitted in a format and time as prescribed by the Council by rule. Requires the Council to publish each annual report on its website. Provides that in November of each year, the Council shall transmit to the General Assembly a report including a summary of the information reported to the Council for the previous fiscal year and a cumulative summary for all previous years in which reports were filed. Provides that reporting museums and sports facilities shall hold an annual symposium beginning on or before July 30, 2020, and every year thereafter, that is open to the public on the status of contracting diversity and equity goals, and to share best practices and to collaboratively seek solutions to structural impediments that preclude achieving those goals. Provides that museums and sports facilities may hold this symposium together with other museums and sports facilities or separately. Requires the Council to publish a database on its website of the point of contact for each museum and sports facility responsible for business diversity, along with a list of certifications each recognizes for business diversity. Effective immediately. Passed the House on 4/11/2019 with a vote of 112-0.

Last Action: 3/4/2020 Placed on Senate Calendar 2nd Reading

HB 2930 (Mason, J.) - Creates the Vegetative Buffer Act. Provides that all State property adjacent to a body of water must contain a vegetative buffer that at a minimum meets a 30-foot minimum width. Exempts State land if certain conditions are present. Defines "vegetative buffer". Effective January 1, 2020.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2946 (Davis, W. / Koehler, D.) - Amends the Pedestrians with Disabilities Safety Act. Provides that the Governor is authorized and requested to discuss the history of persons with disabilities in the State and to discuss any violation of the Act or other laws protecting persons with disabilities in his requested yearly proclamation taking public notice of Pedestrians with Disabilities Safety Day. Provides that the proclamation, if issued, shall be displayed on the Governor's website and may be distributed by the Governor on social media. Passed the House on 3/27/2019 with a vote of 110-2.

Last Action: 5/31/2019 Re-referred to Senate Assignments

HB 2950 (Welter, D.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. Makes the following changes with respect to the homestead exemption for veterans with disabilities: (1) provides that the exemption shall be prorated if the property is first used as a qualified residence by a veteran with a disability after January 1 of a taxable year; and (2) makes changes to the definition of "surviving spouse" to include the surviving spouse of a veteran who did not obtain an exemption before death, but who applied for a service-connected disability certification from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs or the United States Department of Defense no earlier than January 1, 2007 and would have qualified for the exemption under this Section in the current taxable year if he or she had survived. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2951 (Welter, D.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that the Senior Citizens Assessment Freeze Homestead Exemption also applies to persons who are quadriplegic; defines "person who is quadriplegic". Amends the State Mandates Act to make conforming changes. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2954 (Butler, T.) - Amends the Election Code. Provides that a petition for nomination for a municipal or township office shall be filed in the office of the county clerk of the county in which the seat of the township or municipality is located (rather than in the office of the local election official). Makes conforming changes throughout the Code and in the Township Code, the Illinois Municipal Code, and the Public Community College Act. Makes other changes.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2975 (Evans, M., Jr. / Villivalam, R.) - Amends the Employment Contract Act. Provides that an employer may not require as a condition or precondition of employment that an employee or person seeking employment waive, arbitrate, or otherwise diminish any future claim, right, or benefit to which the person would otherwise be entitled under State or federal law. Effective immediately.
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Uniform Arbitration Act. Inserts the provisions contained in the engrossed bill and makes the following changes: (1) excludes from the definition of "employee" persons employed as a managerial, professional, or confidential employee, (2) includes the State of Illinois and other governmental bodies within the scope of the term "employer", and (3) provides that labor unions and employers may agree to arbitration clauses in grievance resolution procedures, but that the existence of an arbitration clause does not waive an employee's individual right to file an action with an administrative agency or court. Effective Immediately.
Senate Floor Amendment No. 2
Adds a requirement that an arbitration agreement presented to an employee or prospective employee must contain a statement across the top of the document stating that the arbitration agreement is not a precondition of employment. Passed the House on 3/29/2019 with a vote of 66-34. Passed the Senate on 5/23/2019 with a vote of 33-18-1.

Last Action: 7/2/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2991 (Andrade, J., Jr.) - Amends the Equal Pay Act and the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act. Provides that when using predictive data analytics in determining creditworthiness or in making hiring decisions, the use of predictive data analytics may not include information that correlates with the race of zip code of the applicant for credit or employment. Provides that a person or entity that relies either partially or fully on predictive data analytics to determine a consumer's creditworthiness may not allow information about the consumer's preference that correlates with the consumer's race or zip code to influence any conclusion regarding the consumer's creditworthiness. Provides that a person or entity that violates the provision commits an unlawful practice under the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 2994 (Davidsmeyer, C.) - Amends the Child Care Act of 1969. Allows adults who reside on the premises of a day care home to possess handguns on day care home premises (rather than adults who must possess a handgun as a condition of employment and who reside on the premises of a day care home) if the handgun and handgun ammunition are locked and inaccessible to children.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 3001 (Davidsmeyer, C.) - Amends the Local Records Act. Provides that various information after an individual's arrest must be made available to the news media for inspection and copying as soon as practicable after the individual's arraignment (rather than in no event shall the time period exceed 72 hours from the arrest).

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 3012 (Carroll, J.) - Amends the Illinois Income Tax Act. Creates an income tax credit in an amount equal to the contributions made by the taxpayer to the Illinois Education Excellence Fund during the taxable year. Amends the State Finance Act. Creates the Illinois Education Excellence Fund. Provides that moneys in the Fund shall be used for public education purposes. Amends the Counties Code. Provides that the county board may establish a fund in the county treasury to accept contributions for public purposes. Provides that the county may provide for a credit against the taxpayer's property tax liability in an amount equal to the amount of the contribution. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 3015 (Hurley, F.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that an annual homestead exemption, limited to a reduction of $10,000 from the equalized assessed value of the property, is granted for property that is owned and occupied as the principal residence of the parent or parents of a veteran who was killed in the line of duty on or after January 1, 2019.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 3035 (Unes, M. / Steans, H.) -  Creates the Lead Service Line Replacement and Notification Act. Requires the owner or operator of each community water supply to: develop and submit a material inventory to the Environmental Protection Agency by April 15, 2020; update and submit it to the Agency by April 15, 2021, and each April 15 thereafter, until the owner or operator has substantially completed an inventory of all service lines in its system; and, after the Agency has initially reviewed and approved the community water supply's substantially complete inventory, update its inventory no less than every 3 years and submit any revisions, if necessary, to the Agency. Requires the Agency to review each material inventory submitted to it. Specifies what each material inventory shall identify. Requires the owner or operator of each community water supply to maintain records of persons who refuse to grant access to the interior of a building for purposes of identifying the materials of construction of a service line. Provides that if a community water supply identifies a lead service line connected to a building, the owner or operator of the community water supply shall notify interested persons of the existence of the lead service line within 15 days after identifying the lead service line, or as soon as is reasonably possible thereafter. Provides that an owner or operator of a community water supply has no duty to include in the material inventory information about service lines that are physically disconnected from a water main in its distribution system. Requires every owner or operator of a community water supply that has suspected lead service lines create a plan with specified information, electronically submit its replacement plan to the Agency for approval, and post on its website a copy of the plan most recently approved by the Agency or request that the Agency post a copy of that plan on the Agency's website. Requires each plan to include specified information. Requires the Agency to review each plan submitted to it and to approve the plan if specified criteria are met. Requires the giving of construction notice when replacing a lead service line or repairing or replacing water mains with lead service lines or partial lead service lines attached to them. Contains other provisions. Amends the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Law. Requires the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity to establish a low-income water assistance policy and program. Amends the Public Utilities Act. Removes references to unaccounted-for water and replaces them with references to non-revenue water. Provides that the Illinois Commerce Commission may allow or direct a water utility to establish a customer assistance program. Amends the Environmental Protection Act. Provides that certain entities that serve or provide water or sewer services shall prepare a study of the cost of service. Repeals a provision regarding lead in drinking water notifications and inventories. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 5/31/2019 Re-referred to Senate Assignments

HB 3050 (Jones, T.) - Amends the Illinois Income Tax Act. Provides that each taxpayer who owns rental property in the State is entitled to an income tax credit if the taxpayer (i) rents the property to a low-income household during the taxable year and (ii) charges rent to that household that is not more than 50% of the fair market rental value for the property. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 3051 (Ammons, C.) - Creates the App Privacy Protection Act. Requires an entity that owns, controls, or operates a web site, online service, or software application to identify in its customer agreements or applicable terms whether third parties collect electronic information directly from the digital devices of individuals in Illinois who use or visit its web site, online service, or software application. Requires the disclosure of the names of those third parties and the categories of information collected. Amends the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act to provide that a violation of the App Privacy Protection Act constitutes a violation of that Act.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 3054 (Andrade, J., Jr.) - Amends the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) Article of the Illinois Pension Code. Provides that a participating municipality or participating instrumentality that (i) employs or re-employs an annuitant who must be considered a participating employee under specified provisions or whose age enhancement and creditable service under an early retirement program is subject to forfeiture (currently, an annuitant who must be considered a participating employee under specified provisions) and (ii) knowingly fails to notify the Board to suspend the annuity may be required to reimburse the Fund for an amount up to the total (instead of one-half of the total) of any annuity payments made to the annuitant after the date the annuity should have been suspended. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 3056 (Harper, S.) - Creates the Employee Background Fairness Act. Provides that an employer may not refuse to hire an individual and may not discharge an individual because of the individual's criminal history unless the individual has one or more convictions and there is a direct relationship between one of more of an individual's convictions and the specific employment sought. Prohibits retaliation for exercising rights under the Act. Provides that an individual denied or discharged from employment because of his or her criminal history in violation of the Act may recover from the employer in a civil action: (1) damages in the amount of $2,000 or actual damages, whichever is greater; (2) costs and reasonable attorney's fees as allowed by the court; and (3) any other appropriate relief, including punitive damages. Defines terms. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 3070 (Meier, C.) - Amends the Illinois Forestry Development Act. Provides that beginning in tax year 2019, eligible land shall be maintained in a forest condition for a period of 10 years or until commercial harvest, whichever occurs later, or for a period of up to 20 years, as required by the plan.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 3078 (Bristow, M.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. In a Section concerning the Senior Citizens Assessment Freeze Homestead Exemption, provides that, for taxable years 2019 and thereafter, the maximum income limitation is $75,000 (currently, $65,000). Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 3088 (Lilly, C.) - Creates the State Agency and Grantee Bonus Prohibition Act. Provides that no State agency or hospital shall pay from State funds, in whole or in part, 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. Effective immediately.
Proposed House Floor Amendment 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill with changes. Modifies provisions concerning prohibited bonuses. Provides that no State agency shall provide an employee a bonus without the approval of the appropriate executive branch constitutional officer or governing board. Provides that no hospital shall provide an employee a bonus for work on capital projects, unless that bonus has been authorized by the State agency administering the capital project. 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, unless that bonus is authorized by the State agency administering the grant or capital project. Effective immediately.
Proposed House Floor Amendment 2
Provides that no employee of a State agency or hospital may receive a bonus from State funds (currently, may receive a bonus) as all or part of his or her compensation. Provides that no grantee shall pay from grant funds, in whole or in part, (currently, pay from grants funds not specified) 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.

Last Action: 4/12/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 3096 (Hernandez, E.) - Amends the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law in the Property Tax Code. Provides that, on and after January 1, 2020, a referendum to increase the district's aggregate extension may be submitted to the voters. Effective January 1, 2020. Passed the House on 4/11/2019 with a vote of 113-0. Passed the Senate on 5/31/2019 with a vote of 39-19.

Last Action: 7/2/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 3103 (Gong-Gershowitz, J.) - Creates the Preferred Terminology in Government Documents Act. Provides that all State and local government, statutes, codes, rules, regulations, and other official documents enacted on and after the effective date of this Act are required to use the term "Asian" when referring to persons of Asian descent. Provides that the term "Oriental" is prohibited. Provides that the General Assembly urges all State and local entities to review their statutes, codes, rules, regulations, and other official documents and revise them to omit use of the term "Oriental" when referring to persons of Asian descent. Provides findings.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 3128 (Meier, C.) - Amends the Department of Agriculture Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Provides that the Department of Agriculture shall create a pollinator protection plan to protect the health and mitigate risk to honeybees and other managed pollinators in the State. Provides that the Department shall identify the top potential risks to pollinators in the State and provide approaches, tools, and resources to reduce these risks during a reasonable time frame. Provides that the Department shall report its findings to the General Assembly on or before January 1, 2021.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 3134 (Halbrook, B.) - Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that no vehicle owned and operated by the State, a unit of local government, or a subsidiary body thereof shall display non-government license plates. Provides that every vehicle owned and operated by a unit of local government, or any subsidiary body thereof, shall affix a sticker or decal that clearly denotes the unit of local government to which the vehicle belongs, to the license plate or, if necessary, the rear of the vehicle within 6 inches of the license plate, such that it is plainly visible to a vehicle approaching from behind. Exempts vehicles being used in undercover police operations. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 3135 (Halbrook, B.) - Creates the Local Accumulation of Funds Act. Provides that a unit of local government's funds, excluding the capital fund, shall not exceed an amount equal to or greater than 2.5 times the annual average expenditure of the previous 3 fiscal years of the unit of local government. Defines "capital fund" as a capital fund of a township or a similar fund of another unit of local government established to dedicate funds toward capital improvement as a part of the unit of local government's annual budget. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 3136 (Halbrook, B.) - Amends the Freedom of Information Act. Provides that "public body" includes road districts. Defines "Freedom of Information officer" as an employee or official of a public body who is appointed by the public body and responsible for responding to all requests for information received by the public body. Provides that the Department of State Police shall furnish to a requester: (1) all information contained in the Law Enforcement Agencies Data System about the requester; and (2) every instance the name or vehicle registration information of the requester was queried and the name of the person making the inquiry. Provides that the information provided to a requester shall include all information contained in the Law Enforcement Agencies Data System relating to the requester, and is not limited to name and license plate information.
Proposed House Committee Amendment 1
Provides that "public body" includes any combination of the entities listed in the definition under an intergovernmental agreement that includes provisions for a governing body of the agency created by the agreement.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 3138 (Halbrook, B.) - Amends the Freedom of Information Act. Provides that an elected or appointed public official of a public body has a right to all records of the public body to which the official is elected or appointed, and to the records of each subsidiary of the public body to which the official is elected or appointed. Provides that a member of the General Assembly shall have access to all records of each State agency. Provides that records of a public body shall be provided under equal circumstances to all persons entitled to records under the new provisions. Provides that records shall be provided within 5 business days, unless a mutual agreement between the official and the public body provides otherwise. Provides that an official entitled to records under the new provisions is not required to submit a request for records under other provisions of the Act. Provides that the new provisions do not apply to records exempt under specified Sections of the Act.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 3146 (Halbrook, B.) - Amends the Open Meetings Act and the Freedom of Information Act. Modifies the term "public body" under the respective Acts to include all other units of government, including, but not limited to, township road districts of this State, and any combination of public body entities formed under an intergovernmental agreement that includes provisions for a governing body of the agency created by the agreement.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 3147 (Halbrook, B.) - Amends the Open Meetings Act. Provides that if a change is made concerning regular meeting dates, times, or locations (currently, only change in dates), at least 10 days' notice of such change shall be given by publication in a newspaper of general circulation in the area in which such body functions.
House Floor Amendment No. 2
Provides that at least 10 days' notice of a change made in regular meeting dates, times, or locations may also be provided on the website of a public body in addition to providing notice in a newspaper, or in lieu of providing notice in a newspaper if there is no such newspaper of general circulation in the area in which the public body functions. Passed the House on 4/9/2019 with a vote of 111-0.

Last Action: 4/10/2019 Referred to Senate Assignments

HB 3148 (Halbrook, B.) - Creates the Local Volunteer Board Member Removal Act. Provides that the person or entity that appointed a member of a volunteer board or commission may remove that member for misconduct, official misconduct, or neglect of office. Provides that removal under the Act is in addition to any other method of removal provided by law. Defines terms. Effective immediately. Passed the House on 4/3/2019 with a vote of 112-0.

Last Action: 4/24/2019 Referred to Senate Assignments

HB 3153 (Welter, D. / Rezin, S.) -  Amends the Children and Family Services Act. Requires the Department of Children and Family Services to place a locked suggestion box in each group home, shelter, and transitional living arrangement that accepts youth in care for placement by the Department. Requires the Department to submit a report to the General Assembly each year outlining the issues and concerns submitted to the locked suggestion box and the solution to each issue and concern.
Proposed Senate Committee Amendment 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Department of Natural Resources (Conservation) Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Provides that the Department of Natural Resources may by rule implement a parking fee requirement for entrance into Starved Rock State Park. Provides that moneys collected shall be deposited into the State Parks Fund (rather than the Starved Rock State Park Fund) with 80% of the fees collected allocated for infrastructure purposes of Starved Rock State Park and 20% of the fees collected allocated for public safety of Starved Rock State Park. Provides that the Department shall conduct a study of the impact and the effectiveness of the Starved Rock State Park parking fee over a period of 3 years to determine if a parking fee should be enacted in all State Parks and shall report the findings of the study and any recommendations to the General Assembly on or before July 1, 2023. Effective January 1, 2020. Passed the House on 3/27/2019 with a vote of 111-0.

Last Action: 5/23/2019 Senate Postponed - Environment and Conservation

HB 3154 (Evan, M., Jr.) - Amends the Job Opportunities for Qualified Applicants Act. Provides that a person may not be placed on a do-not-hire list unless the person has committed an violent crime or unless the specific employment opportunity will require the person to exercise fiduciary responsibility. Requires annual reevaluation of persons on a do-not-hire list.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 3163 (Costell, J., II) - Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that the homestead exemption for veterans with disabilities carries over to the benefit of the veteran's surviving spouse if the veteran resided outside of the State but otherwise qualified for the exemption at the time of his or her death and the surviving spouse relocates to Illinois after the death of the veteran. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 3175 (Windhorst, P.) - Amends the Freedom of Information Act. Provides that "private information" includes, but is not limited to, the name and any identifying information of a victim in a sexual assault investigation.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 3194 (Jones, T.) - Appropriates $50,000,000 from the General Revenue Fund to the State Board of Education for the 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant Program for the purpose of establishing 50 after-school programs in 50 disadvantaged communities where the household income is greater than 95% of the poverty guidelines updated periodically in the Federal Register by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Effective July 1, 2019.

Last Action: 7/2/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 3198 (Pappas, D. / Cullerton, T.) - Amends the Illinois Municipal Code. Provides that not less than 75% of the amounts collected by a municipality within DuPage County pursuant to the municipal hotel operators' occupation tax and municipal hotel use tax shall be used to promote tourism within that municipality. Requires that the municipality that belong to a not-for-profit organization headquartered in DuPage County that is recognized by the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity as a certified local tourism and convention bureau entitled to receive State tourism grant funds. Provides that the remainder of the amounts collected may be used by the municipality for economic development or capital infrastructure. Repeals the provisions on January 1, 2021.
House Floor Amendment No. 1
Extends the repeal of provisions regarding a municipal hotel operators' and hotel use tax in DuPage County from January 1, 2021 to January 1, 2023. Passed the House on 4/3/2019 with a vote of 95-15-1.

Last Action: 4/4/2019 Referred to Senate Assignments

HB 3200 (Pappa, D.) - Amends the Personal Information Protection Act. Provides that if there is a breach of the security of system data, a data collector must notify the Attorney General in addition to the Illinois resident to whom the breach relates. Requires the notice to be provided no later than 5 days after the breach.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 3206 (Ortiz, A.) - Amends the Code of Civil Procedure. In the Part concerning settlement of claims, provides that an employer may not require an employee or prospective employee to execute a nondisclosure agreement, waiver, or other document that prohibits or attempts to prohibit an employee from disclosing or reporting allegations of sexual harassment, discrimination, or retaliation or the factual foundation of such an allegation. Provides that any nondisclosure agreement, waiver, or other document that: has the purpose or effect of prohibiting an employee from disclosing or reporting allegations of sexual harassment, discrimination, or retaliation or the factual foundation of such allegation; or purports or attempts to waive a substantive or procedural right or remedy under State or federal law arising out of the factual foundation providing the basis for a sexual harassment, discrimination, or retaliation claim is void and unenforceable. Defines terms. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 3219 (Halpin, M.) - Amends the Public Officer Prohibited Activities Act. Provides that no officer, employee, or agent of a unit of local government may attempt to withhold disclosure to the public of information relating to tax incentives and other financial incentives by using a non-disclosure agreement. Defines "tax incentive". Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 3233 (Evans, M., Jr. / Sandoval, M.) - Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that the Secretary of State shall include, in the Illinois Rules of the Road publication, information advising drivers how to safely share the road with large trucks, including how to safely pass a large truck, how to give trucks appropriate space when they are making a right-hand turn, and how to avoid the blind spots around a large truck known as the "No Zone".
Proposed Senate Committee Amendment 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Creates the Illinois Works Jobs Program Act. Creates and directs the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity to administer a program to create a network of statewide community-based organizations who will recruit, prescreen, and provide preapprenticeship skills training to create a qualified, diverse pipeline of men and women who are prepared for a career in the construction industry. Contains provisions governing the administration and funding of the program. Creates the Transportation Funding Protection Act. Adds provisions limiting the uses of certain revenue sources to those specified in provisions of the Illinois Constitution governing transportation funds. Amends the Department of Transportation Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois to require the Department of Transportation to establish and implement a transportation performance program and asset management plan. Amends the Regional Transportation Authority Act to require the Regional Transportation Authority to develop a transparent prioritization process for Northeastern Illinois transit projects receiving State capital funding. Amends the Illinois Highway Code. Provides that the Department of Transportation shall allow the use of asphalt rejuvenating agents and binder performance grade modifiers in mix designs used for the construction and maintenance of State highways. Provides that all asphalt roofing shingles used in Department projects shall be from recycling facilities that are approved by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and that are in compliance with the operational guidelines and asbestos-testing requirements. Amends the Illinois Income Tax Act. Provides for an apprenticeship education expense credit. Amends the Motor Fuel Tax Law. Modifies the tax to be imposed on the privilege of operating motor vehicles upon the public highways and recreational-type watercraft upon the waters of this State beginning July 1, 2019 and thereafter. Provides fuel tax index factors. Makes changes concerning the use of motor fuel tax money by municipalities and counties. Amends the Counties Code. Makes changes concerning the County Motor Fuel Tax Law. Amends the Illinois Municipal Code. Provides that, in addition to any other tax that may be imposed, if a municipality adopts a responsible bid ordinance that is approved by the Department of Transportation, then the municipality may also impose a tax on motor fuel at a rate not to exceed $0.03 per gallon. Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Modifies specified fees and taxes under the Code, and provides for annual adjustment of specified fees and taxes by the Department of Revenue. Provides for the use and deposit of the proceeds from additional fees imposed. Amends the Criminal Code of 2012 to create the offense of violation of civil rights, a Class B misdemeanor. Amends the State Finance Act to establish specified Funds as special funds in the State treasury. Makes conforming changes. Effective immediately. Passed the House on 3/27/2019 with a vote of 112-0.

Last Action: 3/4/2020 Placed on Senate Calendar 2nd Reading

HB 3255 (Brady, D.) - Amends the School Code. With regard to the requirement that all contracts for the purchase of supplies and materials or work involving an expenditure in excess of $25,000 or a lower amount as required by school board policy be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder, exempts contracts for the purchase of commodities with prices affected by the trade of commodities and derivatives on a United States commodities exchange, including, but not limited to, gasoline, diesel, and natural gas (rather than contracts for the purchase of natural gas when the cost is less than that offered by a public utility). Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 3262 (Mazzochi, D.) - Creates the Local Public Safety Consent Decree Act. Provides that a unit of local government, its officers, or its representatives may not enter into or amend a consent decree that impacts public safety for a period longer than 10 years without the approval of the General Assembly through the adoption of a joint resolution by the General Assembly. Prohibits the General Assembly from approving the entering into or amendment of a consent decree that impacts public safety for a period exceeding 15 years beyond the establishment of the consent decree. Limits home rule powers. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 3265 (Meier, C.) - Amends the Herptiles-Herps Act. Provides that it shall be unlawful for any person at any time to take, harass, disturb, possess, transport, cause to be shipped, commercialize, propagate, move, relocate, or release into the wild, any herptile whether dead or alive or the parts of herptiles, including, but not limited to, their nests and eggs, contrary to provisions of the Act or administrative rules. This offense is a Class B misdemeanor. Provides that the Department of Natural Resources may approve limited transfers among existing permittees at the sole discretion of the Department for certain species. Provides that the Department may investigate any disease transmissions in any amphibian or reptile species that could be transmitted or spread, including any natural or captive populations. Provides that moneys collected under the Act shall be deposited into the Illinois Wildlife Preservation Fund (rather than the Wildlife and Fish Fund). Makes conforming and other changes. Amends the Fish and Aquatic Life Code. Modifies the definition of "aquatic life". Effective immediately. Passed the House on 4/10/2019 with a vote of 111-0.

Last Action: 5/15/2019 Referred to Senate Assignments

HB 3266 (Severin, D.) - Amends the Department of Revenue Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Provides that if an in-State retailer or serviceman bids on a purchase order or contract to provide materials, equipment, or supplies to a municipality with a population under 1,000,000, and that purchase order or contract involves an amount in excess of $25,000, then the municipality may apply to the Department of Revenue for a certificate of exemption from the taxes imposed under specified local provisions of the Use Tax Act, the Service Use Tax Act, the Service Occupation Tax Act, and the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act for the in-State retailer or serviceman, or a third-party supplier of the retailer or serviceman, with respect to the materials, equipment, or supplies covered by the bid if: at least one other bid is received from an out-of-State retailer or serviceman; the in-State retailer or serviceman demonstrates the necessity of the exemption in order to submit the lowest responsible bid, including substantive proof furnished by the retailer or serviceman to the municipality or the Department of  Revenue; and the in-State retailer provides an itemized estimate of cost to the corporate authorities of the municipality. Defines terms. Makes confirming changes in the following Acts and Codes: the Use Tax Act, the Service Use Tax Act, the Service Occupation Tax Act, the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act, the Counties Code, the Illinois Municipal Code, the Salem Civic Center Law of 1997 of the Civic Center Code, the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority Act, the Flood Prevention District Act, the Metro-East Park and Recreation District Act, the Local Mass Transit District Act, the Regional Transportation Authority Act, and the Water Commission Act of 1985. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 3279 (McAuliffe, M.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that qualified property that is owned by the surviving spouse of a fallen police officer, soldier, or rescue worker is exempt from taxation under this Code (currently, the governing body of a county or municipality may order the county clerk to abate those taxes). Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 3280 (McAuliffe, M.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides for a $10,000 reduction in the equalized assessed value of property located (i) within the 65 DNL Build-out Contour for O'Hare International Airport or (ii) within an alternative 65 CNEL Build-out Contour for O'Hare International Airport. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 3281 (Batinick, M.) - Amends the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law in the Property Tax Code. Provides that a taxing district shall reduce its aggregate extension base for the purpose of lowering its limiting rate for future years upon referendum approval initiated by the submission of a petition by the voters of the district. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 3282 (Welter, D.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. Creates a first-time homebuyer homestead exemption. Provides that residential property valued at $75,000 or more that is owned and occupied by a first-time homebuyer is entitled to a reduction in the equalized assessed value of the property in the amount of $7,500. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 3283 (Davis, W.) - Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that a provision providing for change orders shall only apply to a change order or series of change orders which authorize or necessitate an increase or decrease in either the cost of a public contract by a total of $100,000 (rather than $10,000) or more or the time of completion by a total of 30 days or more.
Proposed House Committee Amendment 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill with changes. Provides that a provision providing for change orders shall only apply to a change order or series of change orders which authorize or necessitate an increase or decrease in either the cost of a public contract by a total of $20,000 (in the introduced bill, $100,000) or more or the time of completion by a total of 30 days or more.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 3308 (Zalewski, M.) - Creates the Sports Wagering Act. Contains only a short title provision.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 3316 (Connor, J.) - Amends the Prevailing Wage Act. Provides that the transportation of ready-mixed concrete and aggregate materials shall be deemed to be employment upon public works. Includes additional trucking related activities within the scope of the Act. Includes in the calculation of the prevailing wage rate, rental costs for trucks and equipment provided by owner-operators. Defines terms. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 3317 (McSweeney, D.) - Creates the McHenry County Equitable Standards and Governmental Efficiency Law in the Counties Code. Allows the county board to require the election of specified special district trustees that it appoints. Allows the county board chairperson to: eliminate advisory committees or commissions; create standing committees and appoint members; set county board or committee meeting agendas; have line-item veto powers; and hire independent legal counsel or a parliamentarian or both; approve all appropriation expenditures before they are paid; reduce or divert moneys from a county fund with assets exceeding 150% of the previous year's expenditures on a ratable basis to taxpayers. Allows the county board to appoint an inspector general to investigate waste, fraud, and abuse. Provides that, on the effective date of the amendatory Act, the elected chairperson of the county board is a county office distinct from the county board. Terminates the office of county recorder and the office of the county auditor. Amends the Local Government Reduction and Efficiency Division of the Counties Code. Provides that a county board may prohibit or limit a unit of local government that it has proposed to consolidate from starting a capital program, building project, or land acquisition for a set period of time, not to exceed 2 years, while the county board pursues possible consolidation. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 4/12/2019 Re-referred to House Rules Committee

HB 3324 (Villanueva, C.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that a benefit for accessibility improvements made to residential property applies regardless of whether a person with a disability has an ownership interest in the property, is liable for the payment of property taxes on the property, or currently lives in the property. Contains provisions concerning verification of eligibility.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 3327 (Villanueva, C.) - Amends the Illinois Plumbing License Law. Provides that each park district, municipal park and recreation agency, or special recreation agency shall test each source of potable water in a park that serves children under 6 years old for lead contamination. Provides requirements for testing and notification. Provides requirements for requests seeking waiver of testing. Provides that the owner or operator of a community water system may agree to pay for the cost of the laboratory analysis of the test samples.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 3335 (Williams, A.) - Creates the Carryout Bag Fee Act. Provides that a carryout bag fee of $0.10 is imposed on each carryout bag used by a customer at retail establishments, except in municipalities with a population greater than 1,000,000, with $0.03 being returned to the retail establishment, $0.04 into the Carryout Bag Fee Fund, $0.01 to the Prairie Research Institute of the University of Illinois, $0.01 into the Solid Waste Management Fund, and $0.01 into the Partners for Conservation Fund. Provides that the carryout bag fee does not apply to the retail sale or use of carryout bags that are used to carry items purchased under specified governmental food assistance programs. Repeals the new Act on January 1, 2026. Amends the State Finance Act making conforming changes. Amends the Counties Code and Illinois Municipal Code. Provides that a county or municipality may not ban, place a fee or tax on, or regulate in any other manner the use, disposition, content, taxation, or sale of carryout bags. Limits the applicability of the provisions as they relate to a county or municipality that charged a fee or tax on carryout bags on  February 1, 2018 and specified recycling programs. Limits home rule powers.

Last Action: 2/5/2020 House Sales, Amusement & Other Taxes Subcommittee

HB 3340 (Mah, T.) - Amends the Department of Human Services Act. Contains a declaration of policy and intent. Requires the Department of Human Services, in partnership with specified State agencies, to develop and implement a plan to phase out, by July 1, 2024, authorizations under the Minimum Wage Law to pay an employee with a disability less than the minimum wage. Requires the Department to consult with specified organizations when implementing the phase-out plan. Requires the Secretary of Human Services to submit reports to the Governor and the General Assembly on the benchmarks and status of achieving the outcomes included in the phase-out plan and recommendations for funding levels or other resources necessary to implement the phase-out plan. Amends the Department of Labor Law. Prohibits the Director of Labor from authorizing a work activities center or other sheltered workshop to pay an employee who has a disability less than the minimum wage unless certain requirements are met. Amends the Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities Law. Requires the Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities to commission an independent study of the phase-out plan; determine whether the plans are having their intended effects; and make recommendations for possible changes in State law or policy regarding the employment of individuals with disabilities. Requires the Council to report its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly by July 1, 2023. Amends the Minimum Wage Law. Provides that the State of Illinois shall not fund any entity that pays individuals less than the minimum wage under a certificate issued by the United States Department of Labor that authorizes Community Rehabilitation Programs to pay individuals less than the wage otherwise required for the individuals under federal law. Effective immediately, except that the provisions amending the Minimum Wage Law take effect July 1, 2024.

Last Action: 2/18/2020 House Labor & Commerce Committee

HB 3349 (Slaughter, J.) - Amends the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Provides that the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity shall create a Clean Water Workforce Pipeline Program to provide grants and other financial assistance to prepare and support individuals for careers in water infrastructure. Provides specified groups that may be provided with grants and other financial assistance on a competitive annual basis. Directs the Department to coordinate with the Environmental Protection Agency, Illinois Finance Authority, and other State agencies that provide financial support for water infrastructure projects. Provides that the Department may select a Program Administrator. Provides that recipients of grants or other financial assistance under the Program shall report annually to the Department. Amends the State Finance Act. Creates the Clean Water Workforce Development Fund.

Last Action: 4/12/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 3351 (Williams, A.) - Creates the Restaurant Anti-Harassment Act. Requires restaurants to have a sexual harassment training policy and provide training to all employees. Requires restaurants to prohibit sexual harassment, establish an incident reporting protocol, and require all employees to participate in training. Provides for enforcement by the Department of Human Rights. Authorizes a civil penalty of $500 for the first violation and $1,000 for each subsequent violation. Effective January 1, 2020.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 3358 (Turner, A.) - Creates a Data Transparency and Privacy Act different than that contained in House Amendment No. 2. Finds that individuals have a right to privacy and a personal property interest in information pertaining to the individual. Provides that an entity that collects through the Internet personal information about individual consumers must make disclosures to the individual regarding the collection of the information. Exempts from the protections information collected while a natural person is acting in an employment context. Establishes that a consumer has a right to opt out of the sale of the consumer's information. Creates exemptions for certain retail transactions, credit arrangements, and government program utilization. Provides for enforcement by the Attorney General. Provides that there is no private right of action to enforce the Act. Effective April 1, 2020. Passed the House on 4/1/2019 with a vote of 72-37-1.

Last Action: 5/31/2019 Re-referred to Senate Assignments

HB 3366 (Weber, T.) - Amends the Freedom from Drone Surveillance Act. Provides that the Act does not prohibit the use of a drone by a law enforcement agency if the law enforcement agency is using the drone for pilot practice or training of a law enforcement officer or airborne photography or video for community marketing purposes or flight demonstrations for the general public.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 3376 (Batinick, M.) - Provides that the amendatory Act may be referred to as the Property Tax Relief and Pension Stabilization Fund Act. Amends the State Finance Act to create the Property Tax Relief and Pension Stabilization Fund. Provides that moneys in the Fund shall be used for State contributions to the 5 State-funded retirement systems and shall be used for grants to school districts. Specifies the percentage of the moneys in the Fund that shall be used for State contributions and for grants to school districts. Amends the State Budget Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Creates a continuing appropriation of $2,400,000,000 to the Fund. Amends the 5 State-funded Articles of the Illinois Pension Code. Makes changes to the funding formula, including changing the funding goal to 70% (instead of 90%) and providing that the amount of the contribution for the unfunded  liability shall be an amount sufficient, in equal annual dollar amounts, to bring the total assets up to 70% of the total actuarial liabilities by 2045. Requires recertification of the amount of the fiscal year 2020 contribution. Amends the School Code. Provides that beginning State fiscal year 2021, the State Board of Education shall make grants to school districts from the Property Tax Relief and Pension Stabilization Fund and requires a school district that receives a grant from the Fund to certify to the county clerk the amount of the grant. Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that the county clerk shall reduce the amount of tax levied by the amount certified by the school district. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 3377 (Reick, S.) - Amends the Child Care Act of 1969. Provides that any rule adopted by the Department of Children and Family Services that adds an education or experience requirement to the eligibility criteria for a position does not apply to an employee who already holds that position at the time the requirement is added. Provides that an individual seeking employment at the same position level but at a different facility shall remain eligible for employment in a position equivalent to his or her current employment position despite any potential changes to eligibility criteria. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 3379 (Mussman, M.) - Creates the Plastic Straw Ban Act. Provides that no bar, restaurant, or any business that sells food to the public may provide to a customer a single-use plastic straw unless requested by the customer. Provides that the Department of Public Health shall enforce the Act. Provides penalties for violations. Defines terms.

Last Action: 4/12/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 3388 (Pappas, D.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. Creates an assessment freeze homestead exemption for persons receiving federal Supplemental Security Income. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 3395 (Mah, T.) - Creates the Terminology in Government Documents Act. Provides that all State and local government, statutes, codes, rules, regulations, and other official documents enacted after January 1, 2020 are required to use the term "Asian American" when referring to persons of Asian descent. Provides that the term "Oriental" is prohibited. Provides that the General Assembly urges all State and local entities to review their statutes, codes, rules, regulations, and other official documents and revise them to omit use of the term "Oriental" when referring to persons of Asian descent.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 3401 (Mason, J.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. Creates an assessment freeze homestead exemption for persons with a disability. Sets forth the amount of the exemption. Provides that applicants must reapply on an annual basis. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 2/5/2020 House Property Tax Subcommittee

HB 3406 (Villa, K.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. In provisions concerning the Senior Citizens Assessment Freeze Homestead Exemption, provides that, for taxable years 2019 and thereafter, the maximum income limitation is $85,000 (currently, $65,000). Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 3415 (Andrade, J., Jr.) - Amends the Equal Pay Act and the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act. Provides that when using predictive data analytics in determining creditworthiness or in making hiring decisions, the use of predictive data analytics may not include information that correlates with the race of zip code of the applicant for credit or employment. Provides that a person or entity that relies either partially or fully on predictive data analytics to determine a consumer's creditworthiness may not allow information about the consumer's preference that correlates with the consumer's race or zip code to influence any conclusion regarding the consumer's creditworthiness. Provides that a person or entity that violates the provision commits an unlawful practice under the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act.

Last Action: 3/17/2020 Assigned to House Labor & Commerce Committee

HB 3426 (Howard, T.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that, if an airport authority enters into a lease with a tenant to occupy space on airport premises, and the tenant is liable for the payment of property taxes on the property, the lease shall contain certain language regarding the liability of the tenant for unpaid taxes. Provides that, if the tenant fails to make timely payment of those taxes, the tenant shall be liable for an additional penalty not to exceed the amount of taxes in arrears. Effective immediately.
Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Tax Increment Allocation Redevelopment Act of the Illinois Municipal Code. Creates a tax increment allocation financing extension for an ordinance adopted on December 7, 1998 by the City of Quincy for the Central Business District West Tax Increment Redevelopment Project Area. Effective immediately. Passed the House on 4/4/2019 with a vote of 107-5. Passed the Senate on 11/13/19 with a vote of 50-1.

Last Action: 11/14/2019 Placed on House Calendar Order of Concurrence with SFA 1

HB 3431 (Jones, T.) - Amends the Video Gaming Act. Provides that on and after the effective date of the amendatory Act, the Illinois Gaming Board: (1) may only issue 5 licenses to a location authorized to conduct video gaming in a unit of local government, and (2) may not issue a terminal operator any other license issued under the Act.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 3445 (Robinson, L., Jr.) -  Creates the Reduction of Lead Service Lines Act. Requires community water supplies to identify and replace all lead service lines that connect to a water main. Provides that every community water supply in Illinois that has known lead service lines shall create a plan, to be submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency for approval, to replace all lead service lines and galvanized service lines if the service line is or was connected to lead piping. Provides that, within legal bounds, a community water supply shall have the authority to access private property and private residences for the sole purpose of identifying or replacing lead service lines or galvanized service lines. Provides that no person shall replace a portion of a lead service line without replacing the entirety of the line at the same time, except in cases of emergency repair. Amends the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Requires the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity to establish a comprehensive low-income water assistance policy and program. Amends the Public Utilities Act. Removes references to unaccounted-for water and replaces them with references to nonrevenue water. Provides that the Illinois Commerce Commission may allow or direct a water utility to establish a customer assistance program. Provides that certain entities that serve or provide water or sewer services shall prepare a summary of the cost of service for a given calendar year. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 3447 (Cabello, J.) - Creates the Public Official Body Camera Act. Provides that the State Board of Elections shall develop rules for the use of body cameras by public officials of the State. Specifies requirements concerning the use of body cameras. Provides that recordings made with the use of a body camera worn by a public official are not subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act. Provides that the recordings may be used as evidence in any administrative, judicial, legislative, or disciplinary proceeding. Provides that if a court or other finder of fact finds by a preponderance of the evidence that a recording was intentionally not captured, destroyed, altered, or intermittently captured in violation of the Act, then the court or other finder of fact shall consider or be instructed to consider that violation in weighing the evidence, unless the State provides a reasonable justification. Makes conforming changes to the Freedom of Information Act.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 3452 (Yednock, L.) - Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that a person commits public safety remote aerial interference when he or she knowingly operates an unmanned aerial vehicle intended to obstruct or interfere with the performance by one known to the person to be a peace officer, firefighter, emergency responder, or member of a search and rescue team who is performing or attempting to perform his of her official duties. This offense is a Class A misdemeanor. A second or subsequent violation is a Class 4 felony.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 3455 (Yednock, L.) - Provides that this Act may be cited as the Public Workers' Rights Act. Amends the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act. Removes provisions concerning fair share agreements. Adds requirements concerning the representation of public employees by exclusive bargaining representatives, including dues deduction authorization provisions, negotiation of collective bargaining agreements, and representation in grievance proceedings. Includes telecommunicators in provisions applying to public safety personnel under the Act. Provides that employees who participate in a strike, work stoppage, or slow down as the result of unfair labor practices committed by the employer shall not be subject to discipline by the employer for such actions. Defines and  modifies terms. Makes conforming changes. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 3476 (Edly-Allen, M.) - Amends the Election Code. Provides that the general primary election shall be held on the third Saturday (rather than the third Tuesday) in March and the consolidated primary election shall be held on the last Saturday (rather than the last Tuesday) in February.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 3495 (Mussman, M.) - Amends the Child Care Act of 1969. Provides that on or before January 1, 2020, the Department of Children and Family Services, in consultation with the Department of Public Health, shall adopt rules that require child care facilities to implement an emergency action plan for an active shooter scenario. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 4/12/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 3518 (Batinick, M.) - Amends the General Provisions Article of the Illinois Pension Code. Provides that a Tier 1 participant of a pension fund or retirement system, except for a pension fund established under the Downstate Police, Downstate Firefighter, Chicago Police, or Chicago Firefighter Article, may irrevocably elect to have increases to his or her retirement annuity or supplemental annuity based on the annual unadjusted percentage increase in the consumer price index-u for a specified 12-month period. Requires each pension fund or retirement system to inform Tier 1 participants that they have the option to make that election. Provides that the changes apply without regard to whether the Tier 1 participant is in active service on or after the effective date of the amendatory Act. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 3524 (Durkin, J.) - Amends the General Assembly, State Employee, State Universities, Downstate Teacher, and Chicago Teacher Articles of the Illinois Pension Code. Requires active Tier 1 employees to elect either to (i) have automatic annual increases in retirement and survivor's annuities delayed and reduced or (ii) maintain their current benefit package with additional limitations on pensionable salary. Provides that a Tier 1 employee who elects item (i) is entitled to have future increases in income treated as pensionable income, have contributions reduced to a specified rate, and receive a consideration payment of 10% of contributions made prior to the election. Provides that a Tier 1 employee who elects item (ii) is not eligible to have future increases in income treated as pensionable income. Makes funding changes. Amends the State Pension Funds Continuing Appropriation Act to provide a continuing appropriation for the amounts of the consideration payments. Amends various Acts to make conforming changes. Amends the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act and the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act to prohibit bargaining and interest arbitration regarding certain changes made by the amendatory Act and to provide that no action of the employer taken to implement that prohibition shall give rise to an unfair labor practice under those Acts; exempts certain existing agreements. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 3528 (Stava-Murray, A.) - Provides that the Act may be referred to as the Consent-Required Workplace Act. Amends the Illinois Human Rights Act. Defines terms. Provides that an employer shall require active consent for any physical touch beyond a handshake between colleagues, contractors, customers, students, direct reports, or business-to-business clients. Provides that a person with a higher pay grade or higher status than another person shall not ask the other person to initiate a physical touch beyond a handshake or engage in unwanted or offensive speech. Provides that if employees develop a personal relationship, active consent paperwork may be filed with their employer. Provides that if a non-consensual behavior complaint is filed against an employer, the employer's policy shall be updated within 7 business days to address the current complaint. Provides that any employer having a  complaint of a violation filed against it with the Department of Human Rights is subject to randomized auditing to ensure the company has an acceptable policy and is following the policy to protect its employees. Provides that if an employer receives 10 or more non-consensual behavior complaints, the Department is required to conduct an audit. Provides that a violation of the new provisions constitutes a civil rights violation. Provides that, in addition to any remedies available under the Act, a person or employer is subject to a $1,000 penalty for each violation, collectible by the Department and to be used by the Department for the administration of the new provisions. Effective January 1, 2020.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 3532 (Stava-Murray, A.) - Creates the Family and Medical Leave Act. Sets forth requirements for family and medical leave to be provided to employees in Illinois. Applies to employers employing more than 20 employees. Provides for 16 workweeks of family leave for the birth of a child, placement of a child for adoption or foster care, or the care of a family member who has a serious health condition. Provides for administration by the Department of Labor. Authorizes enforcement by the Attorney General. Effective July 1, 2020.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 3539 (Stava-Murray, A.) - Amends the Illinois Human Rights Act. Provides that "employee" includes a candidate for election to a public office. Provides that it is a civil rights violation to ask a candidate for election to public office in this State about: his or her parental status; his or her plans for childcare; his or her religion; his or her sexual orientation; or any other question that may result in unlawful discrimination. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 3541 (Stava-Murray, A.) - Amends the Illinois Human Rights Act. Provides that it is a civil rights violation for a vendor to decide on the basis of unlawful discrimination which candidates are required to take a test required for application or consideration of the government job. Provides that if a vendor violates the Act, then the vendor is subject to a $1,000,000 civil penalty for each violation. Provides that any government contract with a vendor that violates the Act shall be terminated. Provides that a government entity shall not contract with a vendor for one year after a determination that the vendor has violated the new provisions. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 3555 (Scherer, S.) - Creates the Junk Mail Opt-Out List Act. Makes legislative declarations. Defines terms including bulk mailer, junk mail, and postal patron. Provides that by July 1, 2020, the Attorney General shall establish and provide for the operation of the Illinois Junk Mail Opt-Out List, containing the addresses of postal patrons who have given notice that they do not wish to receive junk mail. Provides that no person shall send junk mail to a postal patron who has registered for the Opt-Out List. Provides that any person who wishes to send junk mail shall consult the Opt-Out List each calendar quarter. Provides that mail sent by a small business, a political entity, or a charitable entity exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or by a business to its customers, is not junk mail. Provides that the civil penalties for violations are set on a sliding scale. Provides that the State does not have any liability to a person for any failures in enforcement of the Act. Provides that the Attorney General shall provide by rule for fees on a sliding scale for persons and entities that want to send junk mail, but who will honor the List. Provides for: referral and investigation of complaints; inclusion in the Opt-Out List; violations; remedies; exemptions; and other matters. Creates the Junk Mail Opt-Out List Fund as a special fund, provides that fees and civil penalties shall be deposited into the Fund and that moneys in the Fund shall be used for implementation, administration, and enforcement of the new Act, and amends the State Finance Act to list the new Fund as a special fund. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 4/12/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 3574 (Wheeler, K.) - Creates the Ethics in Public Contracting Act. Provides that whenever any State agency or chief procurement officer has taken an action to issue a suspension, debarment, or limit the ability of a business or person to enter into a public contract as otherwise provided by law, the public body or the chief procurement officer shall provide a report to the Executive Ethics Commission identifying specified items. Provides that whenever any unit of local government has taken an action to issue a suspension, debarment, or limit the ability of a business or person to enter into a public contract as otherwise provided by law, the unit of local government may provide a report to the Executive Ethics Commission identifying specified items. Provides that the Executive Ethics Commission, within 12 months after the effective date of the Act, shall establish and maintain a website, known as the Ethics in Public Contracting Portal, with information received from all State agencies and units of local government. Provides that a State agency or unit of local government may reciprocate another public body's suspension, debarment, or other limitation on the ability of a business or person to enter into a public contract. Provides that the Executive Ethics Commission 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.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 3588 (Zalewski, M.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. Makes structural changes concerning homestead exemptions by creating separate divisions for homestead exemptions in counties with 3,000,000 or more inhabitants and counties with fewer than 3,000,000 inhabitants. Effective January 1, 2020.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 3589 (Yingling, S.) -  Amends the Restroom Access Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
House Floor Amendment No. 3
Provides that each single-occupancy restroom shall be outfitted with exterior signage that marks the single-occupancy restroom as a restroom and does not indicate any specific gender (rather than exterior signage indicating "all-gender" or "gender-neutral").

Last Action: 4/12/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 3596 (Yingling, S.) -  Amends the County Auditing Law of the Counties Code. Provides that a county board must notify newly elected countywide officials of the option for the county auditor to conduct a transitional audit at the county's expense. Provides that the transitional audit shall examine funds expended by the official for whom the newly elected official is taking over and report if the expended funds were consistent with the county board's financial allocations to that official. Provides that a county board shall give the option for a transitional audit to all county officials elected in or after November 2016. Limits home rule powers.
House Committee Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the introduced bill with the following changes: Removes examples of countywide officials to be notified of the availability of a transitional audit. Provides that an elected county auditor shall conduct the audit upon the request of a newly elected countywide official. Provides that, in a county that does not have an elected county auditor, the newly elected countywide official may hire a qualified auditing firm. Requires the county board to pay all costs associated with an audit.

Last Action: 4/12/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 3598 (Yingling, S.) - Amends the State Comptroller Act. Provides that the Comptroller shall establish and maintain a Geographic Information System interactive map on the Comptroller's Internet website that provides the boundaries of all taxing bodies in this State. Provides that the interactive map shall contain detailed information specifying the amount each taxing body levies, the function of the taxing body, and the annual budget of the taxing body. Provides that the General Assembly shall appropriate all funds necessary to comply with the creation of the Geographic Information System interactive map.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 3599 (Yingling, S.) - Amends the Freedom of Information Act. Defines "member-based organization" as any group, association, or organization that: (1) has a membership that includes one or more government taxing bodies; (2) lobbies on behalf of its governmental members; and (3) receives a majority of its funding from its governmental members. Provides that a member-based organization is a public body under the Act; however, only records relating to the member-based organization's receipt of public funds or its expenditures made in whole or in part with public funds are public records subject to inspection and copying by the public.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 3600 (Yingling, S.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that, prior to the initial sale of any platted lot, the assessed valuation of platted and subdivided property shall be the assessed value assigned to the property when last assessed prior to its last transfer or conveyance (currently, the estimated price the property would bring at a fair voluntary sale for use by the buyer for the same purposes for which the property was used when last assessed prior to its platting). Provides that the changes made by the amendatory Act apply from January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2023. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 3603 (Yingling, S.) - Amends the Freedom of Information Act. Defines "member-based organization" as any group, association, or organization that: (1) has a membership that includes one or more government taxing bodies; (2) lobbies on behalf of its governmental members; and (3) receives a majority of its funding from its governmental members. Provides that a member-based organization is a public body under the Act; however, only records relating to the member-based organization's receipt of public funds or its expenditures made in whole or in part with public funds are public records subject to inspection and copying by the public.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 3617 (Costello, J., II) - Authorizes the Department of Natural Resources to convey a portion of real property in Franklin County to Rend Lake Conservancy District, subject to specified conditions.

Last Action: 4/12/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 3627 (Walsh, L., Jr.) - Amends the State Revenue Sharing Act. Provides that, in fiscal year 2020, each school district having Personal Property Tax Replacement Fund receipts totaling 13% or more of its total revenues in fiscal year 2018 shall receive an additional amount equal to 16% of the total amount distributed to the school district from the Personal Property Tax Replacement Fund during fiscal year 2018. Requires the State Board of Education to identify those school districts to the Department of Revenue. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 3636 (Guzzardi, W.) - Amends the Illinois Pesticide Act. Authorizes the Director of the Department of Agriculture to classify a pesticide as a restricted use pesticide. Includes pesticides containing a neonicotinoid as a restricted use pesticide. Defines "neonicotinoid". Provides that no pesticide containing a neonicotinoid may be used outdoors on any public land owned or maintained by the State, except for use in structural pest control or abatement of Agrilus planipennis. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 3640 (Ramirez, D.) - Amends the Illinois Human Rights Act. Deletes language from the definition of "sexual orientation" concerning gender identity. Provides that "gender identity" means a person's deeply felt, inherent sense of who the person is as a particular gender and that a person's gender identity may be the same or different from the sex of the person assigned at birth. Makes conforming changes. Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Includes gender identity (rather than just gender) within the definition of a hate crime. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 3646 (Didech, D.) - Amends the Township Code. Provides that a referendum for the voters of each township that is coterminous, or substantially coterminous, with a municipality shall be held on the November 5, 2020 general election to dissolve the township and transfer all the rights, powers, duties, assets, property, liabilities, obligations, and responsibilities to the coterminous municipality. Provides that this is in addition to any other method provided by law to dissolve a township. Repeals these provisions on July 1, 2023. Provides that a township may hire employees to administer the roads of a discontinued road district. Amends the Property Tax Code and Illinois Public Aid Code making conforming changes. Amends the Illinois Highway Code. Provides for similar provisions for abolishing a road district that is coterminous, or substantially coterminous, with a township at the November 5, 2020 general election. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 4/12/2019  Re-referred to House Rules

HB 3651 (Edly-Allen, M.) - Amends the State Records Act and the Local Records Act. Provides that a public officer or public agency that has a government credit card issued for use by the public officer or employees of the public officer or agency shall post on the officer's or agency's website a copy of each expense charged on the credit card on or before 60 days after the date the expense was charged. Expenses shall remain the website for at least one year after the expense was originally posted. Effective immediately.
House Committee Amendment No. 1
Provides that the expense charged on the credit card that must be posted on the website must be charged on the credit card by a public officer. Removes provisions concerning expenses of employees of a public officer or agency.

Last Action: 4/12/2109 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 3655 (Crespo, F.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. Creates the School District Extension Freeze Law. Provides that, if at the end of any levy year, a school district has reserves of 50% or more of its operating budget, then the school district's extension for all purposes may not exceed its extension for the previous levy year. Provides that, if the school district has reserves of 60% or more at the end of the immediately preceding levy year, then the district's extension shall be reduced by an amount equal to the difference between the district's reserve amount for the immediately preceding levy year and a reserve amount of 60% for that levy year. Effective July 1, 2019.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 3656 (Crespo, F.) - Amends the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law in the Property Tax Code. Provides that, if, at the end of any levy year, a taxing district has reserves of 50% or more of its operating budget for that levy year, then, for the next levy year, "extension limitation" means 0% or the rate of increase approved by the voters. Preempts the power of home rule units to tax. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 2/20/2020 House Property Tax Subcommittee

HB 3703 (Crespo, F.) - Amends the Illinois Grant Funds Recovery Act. Modifies the term "grant funds" to allow funds disbursed by the State Comptroller under an appropriation made by the General Assembly to a named entity or person to be considered as grant funds for purposes of the Act. Provides that, at a minimum, a grant agreement must, among other requirements, (1) identify any terms for which a failure to comply may be deemed material non-compliance, and subject grant funds to recovery, and (2) specify any performance levels for which a failure to achieve may result in a determination that grant funds have been misspent and subject to recovery. Provides that a grantor agency or the Attorney General may seek recovery of grant funds when there has been material non-compliance with the grant agreement or when grant funds have been misspent or are being improperly held. Provides that the grantor agency making the grant shall take affirmative and timely action to recover all (currently, all misspent or improperly held) grant funds subject to recovery. Provides that the Attorney General, on his own volition, may act to recover any grant funds which may be recoverable under specified provisions (currently, may act to recover any grant funds which have been misapplied or are being improperly held). Defines terms. Makes conforming changes. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 4/3/2019 House Tabled

HB 3707 (Walker, M.) - Amends the Illinois Enterprise Zone Act. In a Section concerning eligibility for an Enterprise Zone based on the local labor market area, provides that the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity may consider information released in the most recent American Community Survey (currently, the federal decennial census only). Provides that the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity may award partial points if the applicant demonstrates specific job creation and investment below specified thresholds. Contains provisions concerning provisional certification and provisional decertification. Provides that, for Enterprise Zones that are scheduled to expire on or after January 1, 2022, an application process shall begin 5 years prior to the year in which the Zone expires. Provides that the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity may consider written comments or any other information regarding a pending Enterprise Zone application submitted after the deadline and received prior to the decision on all pending applications. Makes changes concerning the total number of Enterprise Zones that may be certified. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 2/5/2020 House Sales, Amusement & Other Taxes Subcommittee

HB 3708 (Howard, T.) - Creates the Family and Medical Leave Act. Provides that employees are entitled to 12 weeks of leave during a calendar year. Provides that leave may be used for absence from work due to (1) personal illness, injury, or medical appointment of the employee, (2) illness, injury, or medical appointment of a member of the employee's family, or (3) for the birth of a child or the adoption of a child under one year of age. Requires the employer to pay the cost of health insurance applicable to the employee during the period of leave. Requires that the employee be returned to his or her position or an equivalent position upon completion of the family medical leave period.

Last Action: 3/29/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 3742 (Harris, G.) - Makes appropriations for the ordinary and contingent expenses of the Department of Natural Resources for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019, as follows: General Revenue Fund $38,777,900; Other State Funds $312,836,882; Federal Funds $35,613,362; Total $387,228,144.

Last Action: 7/2/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 3794 (Harris, G.) - Appropriations and reappropriations for capital projects for the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity for the fiscal years beginning July 1, 2019. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 7/2/2019 Re-referred to House Rules Committee

HB 3795 (Harris, G.) - Makes appropriations and reappropriations for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 7/2/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HB 3854 (Skillicorn, A.) - Amends the Illinois Pension Code. Provides that for a person who first becomes a member or participant in any retirement system or pension fund under the Code on or after the effective date of the amendatory Act, the total amount of the retirement annuity or pension benefits he or she may receive in any year shall not exceed $132,900; however, that amount shall annually thereafter be increased by the percentage increase (but not less than zero) in the consumer price index-u for the 12 months ending with the September preceding each November 1, including all previous adjustments. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 10/17/2019 Referred to House Rules

HB 3857 (Skillicorn, A.) - Creates the Local Government Bankruptcy Neutral Evaluation Act. Makes legislative findings. Defines terms. Authorizes a local public entity to initiate a neutral evaluation process if that entity is unable to meet its financial obligations. Provides for the selection and qualification of an evaluator, the evaluation process, cessation of an evaluation, declaration of a fiscal emergency, and definition of liabilities. Provides that records prepared for or used in connection with the Local Government Bankruptcy Neutral Evaluation Act are exempt from disclosure. Amends the Open Meetings Act. Provides that a public body may hold closed meetings related to the Local Government Bankruptcy Neutral Evaluation Act. Amends the Freedom of Information Act. Makes conforming changes. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 10/17/2019 Referred to House Rules

HB 3859 (Skillicorn, A.) - Amends the Illinois Pension Code. Provides that the total amount of the retirement annuity or pension benefits a person may receive from any pension fund or retirement system under the Code in any year shall not exceed $132,900; however, that amount shall annually thereafter be increased by the percentage increase (but not less than zero) in the consumer price index-u for the 12 months ending with the September preceding each November 1, including all previous adjustments. Provides that the changes apply without regard to whether a person became a member, participant, beneficiary, or annuitant before the effective date of the amendatory Act. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 10/17/2019 Referred to House Rules

HB 3860 (Skillicorn, A.) - Amends the General Provisions Article of the Illinois Pension Code. Provides that the retirement annuity or supplemental annuity for a participant, member, or annuitant in any pension fund or retirement system under the Code shall be subject to annual increases equal to the annual unadjusted percentage increase in the consumer price index-u for the 12 months ending with the September preceding each November 1. Provides that the changes apply without regard to whether the participant is in active service on or after the effective date of the amendatory Act. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 10/17/2019 Referred to House Rules

HB 3864 (Hoffman, J.) - Amends the Illinois Enterprise Zone Act. Provides that businesses that intend to establish a new wind power facility and are designated as a high impact businesses on or after the effective date of the amendatory Act are required to enter into construction project labor agreements, including provisions establishing wages, benefits, and other compensation for employees performing work under the project labor agreement at that location. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 2/4/2020 Assigned to House Labor & Commerce Committee

HB 3865 (Hoffman, J.) - Amends the Illinois Enterprise Zone Act. With respect to new wind power facilities and Wind Energy Businesses, repeals language providing that (i) the penalties for failure to comply with the Prevailing Wage Act are limited to the penalties identified in the Prevailing Wage Act and (ii) the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity may not revoke a High Impact Business designation as a result of the failure to comply with the Prevailing Wage Act. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 10/17/2019 Referred to House Rules

HB 3866 (Ford, L.) - Amends the Code of Civil Procedure. Provides that an action to collect a debt arising from a violation of a municipal ordinance may not be filed more than 7 years after the date of the alleged violation.
Proposed House Floor Amendment 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Code of Civil Procedure. Provides that a municipality seeking to collect a debt arising from a municipal violation, entered as a judgment by an administrative law court, circuit court, or other court from which no further appeal has been or could be taken shall file an action to collect a debt arising from a violation of a municipal ordinance. Provides that an individual who accrued debt from a violation or judgment prior to a lawful bankruptcy filing, or during the pendency of such bankruptcy proceedings, may only have those debts pursued by the municipality during the bankruptcy proceedings. Provides that a municipality may file an action to collect tax debt arising from a municipal ordinance in accordance with the statutory taxing power, and if no limit is established by other law, the municipality shall file the action to collect the debt within 10 years of the final judgment. Provides limitations periods for actions to collect the debt arising from: vehicular moving violations or parking violations; service calls or utility debts; building and zoning code violations; and contractual obligations. Provides that for any other action not set forth in the Section, the judgment debtor shall presumptively have an affirmative defense of laches for any debt collection efforts made by the municipality 4 years after a judgment has been entered, and the burden shall be on the municipality to show a lack of prejudice to the judgment debtor prior to enforcement. Makes other changes. Limits home rule powers. Effective January 1, 2021.
Proposed House Floor Amendment 2
Replaces everything after the enacting clause with the provisions of the introduced bill, but provides that an action to collection a debt arising from a violation of a municipal ordinance may not be filed more than 7 years after the date of adjudication (instead of 7 years after the date of the alleged violation). Effective immediately.

Last Action: 2/19/2020 Placed on House Calendar 2nd Reading

HB 3868 (Skillicorn, A.) - Amends the General Provisions Article of the Illinois Pension Code. Provides that beginning on the effective date of the amendatory Act, the minimum age at which a person is eligible to receive a retirement annuity or pension under any Article of the Code shall be increased by one year and, beginning 5 years after the effective date of the amendatory Act, the minimum age at which a person is eligible to receive a retirement annuity or pension under any Article of the Code shall be increased by one additional year. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 10/17/2019 Referred to House Rules

HB 3870 (McDermed, M.) - Amends the Illinois Human Rights Act. Provides that it is the public policy of the State to secure for all individuals within Illinois the freedom from discrimination against any individual because of his or her political affiliation.

Last Action: 10/17/2019 Referred to House Rules

HB 3874 (Jones, T.) - Amends the State Commemorative Dates Act. Provides that the holiday known as Halloween shall be officially celebrated in the State of Illinois on the last Saturday of October of each year, which may include "trick-or-treating" and any other forms of celebration deemed appropriate for the day. Provides that any laws or ordinances established by State or local government pertaining to the regulation of Halloween activities shall apply to celebrations occurring on the day designated for official Halloween celebrations. Provides that nothing shall be construed to otherwise limit the application of previously established State laws or local ordinances regulating Halloween activities. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 10/17/2019 Referred to House Rules

HB 3919 (Skillicorn, A.) - Amends the General Provisions Article of the Illinois Pension Code. Provides that each retirement system under the General Assembly, State Employees, State Universities, Downstate Teachers, and Judges Article shall prepare and implement a Tier 3 plan that aggregates employee and State contributions in individual participant accounts that, after meeting any other requirements, are used for payouts after retirement in accordance with any applicable laws. Provides that beginning January 1, 2021, members or participants of those retirement systems, regardless of whether they became members or participants before January 1, 2021, shall participate in the Tier 3 plan in lieu of any other plan under those Articles. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 10/17/2019 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 3925 (Buckner, K.) - Amends the Open Meetings Act. Provides that a law enforcement agency, an officer employed by a law enforcement agency, or a person contracted by a law enforcement agency may not conduct a background check of speakers at meetings of public bodies, including police disciplinary boards, except to provide security for the premises in which the meeting is to occur and for the protection of public officials and other persons who attend the meeting. Provides that information obtained in violation of this provision may not be used for purposes, other than those permitted purposes, and may not be admitted as evidence in any criminal or civil proceeding or as evidence in an administrative hearing. Provides that a person who violates this provision is guilty of official misconduct under the Criminal Code of 2012. Amends the Criminal Code of 2012 to make conforming changes. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 1/28/2020 Assigned to House Judiciary - Criminal Committee

HB 3930 (Gong-Gershowitz, J.) - Amends the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Provides that upon approval by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation as a continuing education provider for sexual harassment training, the continuing education provider may provide such training to any of the professions, trades, or occupations under the Department's jurisdiction. Prohibits the Department from requiring approved continuing education providers to pay additional certification or approval fees to provide sexual harassment training. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 10/28/2019 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 3939 (Andrade, J., Jr.) - Amends the Video Gaming Act. Provides that a public officer or public employee may not, with the intent to obtain any money, fee, commission, credit, gift, gratuity, thing of value, or compensation for the award of the contract or operation of the video gaming, solicit, intimidate, or coerce the owner or agent of the owner of a licensed establishment, licensed veterans establishment, licensed truck stop establishment, licensed large truck stop establishment, or licensed fraternal establishment to enter into any contract with another person for the operation of a video gaming terminal under the Act. Provides that a violation is a Class 3 felony. Provides that it is not a defense to a violation of this provision that the public officer or public employee did not receive any monetary consideration or other thing of value from the operator or proposed operator of the video gaming terminal or from the owner or agent of the owner of the licensed establishment, licensed veterans establishment, licensed truck stop establishment, licensed large truck stop establishment, or licensed fraternal establishment for the solicitation, intimidation, or coercion of the owner or agent of the licensed establishment, licensed veterans establishment, licensed truck stop establishment, licensed large truck stop establishment, or licensed fraternal establishment. Effective immediately. 

Last Action: 3/17/2020 Assigned to House Executive Committee

HB 3946 (Demmer, T.) - Amends the Lobbyist Registration Act. Requires registration under the Act for persons lobbying units of local government and school districts (rather than only persons lobbying State government). Provides that the changes made by this amendatory Act do not restrict the authority of units of local government and school districts to regulate lobbying. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 10/29/2019 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 3947  (Demmer, T.) - Amends the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act. Provides that a member of the General Assembly, his or her spouse, and any immediate family member living with that member of the General Assembly shall not, for compensation, lobby any official of the executive or legislative branch of State government or any official of any unit of local government. Provides that a person who violates these provisions is guilty of official misconduct, a Class 3 felony. Defines terms. Repeals current provisions banning members of the General Assembly from lobbying, a Class A misdemeanor. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 10/29/2019 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 3954 (Durkin, J.) - Amends the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act. Modifies the content of the statement of economic interests required to be filed by members of the General Assembly and candidates for nomination or election to the General Assembly. Makes conforming changes. Effective immediately. 

Last Action: 11/12/2019 Referred to House Rules

HB 3955 (Durkin, J.) - Amends the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act. Provides that any communication regarding a State agency contract received by an agency, agency head, or other agency employee from a member of the General Assembly shall promptly be reported to that agency's ethics officer by the recipient of the communication and by any other employee of that agency who responds to the communication. Provides that the ethics officer shall require that the communication be promptly made a part of the record of the General Assembly, and the communication shall be made publicly available on the Illinois General Assembly website. Specifies further information to be provided by the ethics officer. Amends the Legislative Information System Act. Requires the Legislative Information System to establish a page for electronic public access on the General Assembly's website that provides information on any communication regarding a State agency contract received by an agency, agency head, or other agency employee from a member of the General Assembly. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 11/12/2019 Referred to House Rules

HB 3956 (Skillicorn, A.) - Amends the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act. Provides that any member of the General Assembly who takes office on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act shall not, within a 5-year period immediately following termination of the member's most recent term of office, register as a lobbyist and engage in lobbying with members of the General Assembly. Effective immediately. 

Last Action: 11/12/2019 Referred to House Rules

HB 3957 (Skillicorn, A.) - Amends the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act. Provides that no legislator may accept or participate in any way in any representation case that involves property tax appeals. Effective immediately. 

Last Action: 11/12/2019 Referred to House Rules

HB 3958 (Skillicorn, A.) - Amends the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act. Provides that a member of the General Assembly, his or her spouse, and any immediate family member living with that member of the General Assembly shall not, for compensation, engage in any lobbying activity or otherwise communicate with any official of the executive or legislative branch of State government or any official of any unit of local government. Provides that a person who violates these provisions is guilty of official misconduct, a Class 3 felony. Defines terms. Repeals current provisions banning members of the General Assembly from lobbying, a Class A misdemeanor. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 11/12/2019 Referred to House Rules

HB 3968 (Turner, A.) - Amends the Parking Excise Tax Act. Removes provisions from the Act providing that a booking intermediary is not considered an operator. Provides that separately stated charges that are not optional are presumed to be part of the purchase price unless proven otherwise. Provides that the tax does not apply to: (1) parking in a lot or garage that is owned or operated by a federal, State, or local government entity if the purchase price does not exceed a stated amount; or (2) if the purchase price is paid by any federal, State, or local government entity. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 11/13/2019 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 3981 (Grant, A.) - Amends the Parking Excise Tax Act. Provides that the tax imposed by the Act does not apply to a parking area or garage owned or operated by a city, village, county, township, or incorporated town. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 1/8/20 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 3982 (Guzzardi, W.) - Amends the Department of Public Health Powers and Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Directs the Department of Public Health to review, consider, and establish maximum contaminant levels in public water systems. Requires the Department to adopt a maximum contaminant level that is protective of public health and does not exceed any maximum contaminant level or health advisory promulgated by the United State Environmental Protection Agency. Requires the Director of Public Health to annually review the latest peer-reviewed science and independent or government agency studies and undertake additional rulemaking when necessary. Defines "maximum contaminant level". Effective immediately.

Last Action: 1/8/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 3983 (Carroll, J.) - Creates the Childhood Anaphylactic Policy Act. Requires the Department of Public Health, in consultation with the State Board of Education and the Department of Children and Family Services, to establish anaphylactic policies for school districts and day care centers. Requires the Department to create, distribute, and make available on its website informational materials regarding the policies. Contains requirements for the policies. Requires schools and day care centers to notify parents and guardians of the policies at least once each calendar year. Requires the policies to be forwarded to each school board of a school district, charter school, and day care center in the State within 6 months after the Act's effective date and to be implemented by those entities within 6 months after receiving the policies. Provides that the policies shall be updated at least once every 3 years. Contains other provisions. Effective July 1, 2020.

Last Action: 3/12/2020 Assigned to House Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee

HB 3988 (Skillicorn, A.) - 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. Requires candidates filing for Supreme Court Judge, appellate court judge, circuit court judge, or judicial retention to file his or her statement of economic interests in written or printed form. Repeals a provision that established a separate form for persons required to file a statement of economic interests with county clerks. Amends the Lobbyist Registration Act. Modifies the lobbyist registration and disclosure requirements. Requires the Secretary of State to create a publicly accessible and searchable database bringing together disclosures by registered lobbyists, contributions by registered lobbyists, and statements of economic interests required to be filed by State officials and employees. Defines terms. Adds applicability clause. Makes conforming changes. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 1/8/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 4004 (Mayfield, R.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. With respect to the homestead exemption for persons with disabilities, provides that the property is exempt from taxation if the person with a disability is 55 years of age or older at any point during the taxable year.

Last Action: 2/27/2020 House Property Tax Subcommittee

HB 4020 (Murphy, M.) - Amends the Food Handling Regulation Enforcement Act. Incorporates food allergen awareness training in the requirements to receive food service sanitation manager certification rather than requiring a separate certification.

Last Action: 1/8/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 4022 (Murphy, M.) - Amends the Child Care Act of 1969. Provides that the Department of Children and Family Services may accept an initial application or application for renewal for a day care center without radon testing results. Prohibits the Department from issuing or renewing a license until it has been given proof the facility has been tested within the last 3 years for radon and the results. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 1/8/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 4062 (McDermed, M.) - Amends the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act. Adds youth athletic program workers as mandated reporters. Defines "youth athletic program worker" to mean an individual performing services for a youth athletic program including, but not limited to, coaches, doctors, and program employees. Requires a youth athletic program to have a background check performed for each youth athletic program worker by a reputable, licensed third-party vendor. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 1/13/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 4065 (Cabello, J.) - Creates the Public Official Body Camera Act. Provides that the State Board of Elections shall develop rules for the use of body cameras by public officials of the State. Specifies requirements concerning the use of body cameras. Provides that recordings made with the use of a body camera worn by a public official are not subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act. Provides that the recordings may be used as evidence in any administrative, judicial, legislative, or disciplinary proceeding. Provides that if a court or other finder of fact finds by a preponderance of the evidence that a recording was intentionally not captured, destroyed, altered, or intermittently captured in violation of the Act, then the court or other finder of fact shall consider or be instructed to consider that violation in weighing the evidence, unless the State provides a reasonable justification. Makes conforming changes to the Freedom of Information Act.

Last Action: 1/13/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 4069 (Didech, D.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. Makes changes concerning the alternate valuation applied to property containing a solar energy system. Provides that, beginning in assessment year 2020, the alternate valuation shall be the lesser of the value of the property without the solar energy system or the value of the property with the solar energy system. Provides that the owner of the property is not required to file an application for this alternate valuation.

Last Action: 2/5/2020 House Property Tax Subcommittee

HB 4074 (Cabello, J.) - Amends the Illinois Lottery Law. Requires the Department of the Lottery, beginning on January 1, 2021 or as soon thereafter as is practical, to offer a special instant scratch-off game for the purposes of upkeep, maintenance, and improvements to Illinois State and local parks. Provides that the net revenue from the special instant scratch-off game must be deposited into the Illinois Parks Scratch-off Fund. Provides that the moneys deposited in the Fund shall be used by the Department of Natural Resources for upkeep, maintenance, and improvements to Illinois State and local parks, including grants for those purposes. Authorizes the Department of the Lottery to adopt rules necessary to implement and administer the game. Defines "net revenue". Amends the State Finance Act to create the Illinois Parks Scratch-off Fund. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 1/16/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 4078 (Ford, L.) - Amends the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) Article of the Illinois Pension Code. Provides that for fiscal years 2022 through 2040, a municipality is not required to contribute at a rate greater than the rate sufficient to bring the total actuarial assets of the Fund to 80% of the total actuarial liabilities of the Fund by the end of fiscal year 2040. Provides that for fiscal year 2041 and each fiscal year thereafter, a municipality is not required to contribute at a rate greater than the rate sufficient to the bring the total actuarial assets of the Fund to 80% of the total actuarial liabilities of the Fund by the end of that fiscal year. Excludes the payment of employee contributions by the municipality from the provisions. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement. Effective January 1, 2022.

Last Action: 1/28/2020 Assigned to House Executive Committee

HB 4083 (Skillicorn, A.) - Amends the Right to Privacy in the Workplace Act. Removes language making it a violation of the Act to: (i) use the Employment Eligibility Verification System to verify the employment eligibility of job applicants prior to hiring or to otherwise use the Employment Eligibility Verification System to screen individuals prior to hiring and prior to the completion of a Form I-9; or (ii) terminate an employee or take any other adverse employment action against an individual prior to receiving a final nonconfirmation notice from the Social Security Administration or the Department of Homeland Security. Removes language permitting any claim that an employer refused to hire or acted with respect to hiring, renewal of employment, or selection for training or apprenticeship without following the procedures of the Employment Eligibility Verification System, including the Basic Pilot and E-Verify programs, to be brought under the Illinois Human Rights Act. Makes conforming changes to the Illinois Human Rights Act.

Last Action: 1/16/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 4087 (Chesney, A.) - Amends the Election Code. Prohibits a political committee from making expenditures for payments to attorneys, expert witnesses, investigators, or others to provide a defense in a criminal case.

Last Action: 1/16/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 4090 (Skillicorn, A.) - Creates the Unbalanced Budget Response Act. Provides authority and procedures for the Governor to establish contingency reserves of previously appropriated funds, and to transfer balances between special funds in the State treasury and the General Revenue Fund. Describes the agencies and programs subject to this authority. Provides that designated agencies may adopt emergency rules to carry out the purposes of the Act. Defines terms. Provides that the Act is repealed on July 1, 2022. Amends the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act to make conforming changes. Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Adds actions taken under the Unbalanced Budget Response Act to a Section relating to applicability. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement by the State. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 1/16/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 4093 (Skillicorn, A.) - Amends the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law in the Property Tax Code. Provides that, for the 2021 levy year and thereafter, for certain school districts, "extension limitation" means 0% or the rate of increase approved by the voters. Provides that all school districts in the State are subject to the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law. Provides that qualified school districts may be granted an exemption from the amendatory Act by an affirmative vote of the State Board of Education. Sets forth the qualifications for those school districts. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 1/16/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 4095 (Skillicorn, A.) - Amends the School Code. With regard to regular and special school board meetings, provides that if a school district maintains a website, the school district must post a board packet on the website for each scheduled regular or special meeting of the board no less than 24 hours prior to the meeting. Provides that if a school district does not maintain a website, the school district must post a board packet in the school district's administrative office for each scheduled regular or special meeting of the board no less than 24 hours prior to the meeting. Defines "board packet".

Last Action: 1/16/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 4124 (Demmer, T.) - Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that a person commits misrepresentation of a service animal when he or she knowingly represents, expressly or impliedly, that the animal is a service animal for the purpose of securing the rights and privileges afforded to a person with a disability accompanied by a service animal and the person knew or should have known that the animal is not a service animal. Provides that the refusal to answer questions from a law enforcement officer permitted under federal regulation creates a permissive inference that the animal is not a service animal and the law enforcement officer may require the person to remove the animal from the place of public accommodation. Provides that misrepresentation of a service animal is a petty offense. Defines "service animal".

Last Action:  3/12/2020 Assigned to House Judiciary - Criminal Committee

HB 4127 (Sosnowski, J.) - Amends the Juvenile Court Act of 1987. Provides that a neglected minor includes any minor under the age of 12 (rather than 14) years whose parent or other person responsible for the minor's welfare leaves the minor without supervision for an unreasonable period of time without regard for the mental or physical health, safety, or welfare of that minor. Provides that neglect does not include permitting a child, whose basic needs are met and who is of sufficient age and maturity to avoid harm or unreasonable risk of harm, to engage in independent activities, including: (1) traveling to and from school, including by walking, running, or bicycling; (2) traveling to and from nearby commercial or recreational activities; (3) engaging in outdoor play; (4) remaining in a vehicle unattended, except as otherwise provided by law; (5) remaining at home unattended; or (6) engaging in a similar independent activity. Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that a person commits child abandonment when he or she, as a parent, guardian, or other person having physical custody or control of a child, without regard for the mental or physical health, safety, or welfare of that child, knowingly leaves that child who is under the age of 12 (rather than 13) without supervision by a responsible person over the age of 14 for a period of 24 hours or more.

Last Action: 3/12/2020 Assigned to House Judiciary - Criminal Committee

HB 4135 (Didech, D.) - Creates the Library District Cannabis Retailers' Occupation Tax Law in the Public Library District Act of 1991. Provides that, on and after January 1, 2021, the corporate authorities of a library district may, by ordinance, impose a 1% tax upon all persons engaged in the business of selling cannabis, other than cannabis purchased under the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Program Act, at retail in the library district on the gross receipts from these sales made in the course of that business. Amends the County Cannabis Retailers' Occupation Tax Law of the Counties Code. Reduces the tax rate the corporate authorities of a county may impose by 1% within a library district if the library district imposes a Library District Cannabis Retailers' Occupation Tax. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 2/5/2020 House Sales, Amusement and Other Tax Subcommittee

HB 4150 (Gabel, R.) - Appropriates $25,800,000 from the Personal Property Tax Replacement Fund to the Illinois Department of Public Health for the purpose of making Local Health Protection Grants to Certified Local Health Departments. Effective July 1, 2020.

Last Action: 2/4/2020 Assigned to House Appropriations-Human Services Committee

HB 4167 (Severin, D.) - Amends the Illinois Municipal Code. Provides that posting a copy of the municipal treasurer's annual account of moneys received and expenditures incurred during the preceding fiscal year on a website that is maintained by the municipality satisfies the requirement for publication.

Last Action: 1/22/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 4215 (Smith, N.) - Amends the Grant Accountability and Transparency Act. Provides that the requirements established under the Act do not apply to State shared revenues distributed by formula to units of local government from the Local Government Distributive Fund, the Personal Property Tax Replacement Fund, the Motor Fuel Tax Fund, or the Transportation Renewal Fund. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/3/2020 Assigned to House Executive Committee

HB 4216 (Buckner, K.) - Amends the Illinois Human Rights Act. Provides that "race", as used in the Articles concerning Employment and Elementary, Secondary, and Higher Education, includes traits historically associated with race, including, but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists.

Last Action: 2/26/2020 House Commercial Law Subcommittee

HB 4221 (Sosnowski, J.) - Amends the Waterworks and Sewerage Connection Charge Division of the Illinois Municipal Code. In provisions regarding billing requirements for municipalities that operate a waterworks or combined waterworks and sewerage system, provides that, on and after the effective date of the amendatory Act, the provisions apply to home rule municipalities. Limits home rule powers. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/12/2020 Assigned to House Public Utilities Committee

HB 4240 (Bennett, T.) - Amends the Illinois Police Training Act. Defines "retired law enforcement officer qualified under federal law" for purposes of the Act to permit the carrying of a concealed firearm. Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Permits employed and qualified retired State correctional officers and county correctional officers to carry their own firearms off-duty without being in violation of the unlawful use of weapons and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon statutes if they meet certain training requirements. Provides that employed and qualified retired State correctional officers and county correctional officers shall carry a photographic identification and a valid annual firearm certificate while carrying their own firearms off-duty. Provides that the exemption only applies to correctional officers who have custody and control over inmates in an adult correctional facility. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 1/27/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 4241 (Walker, M.) - Amends the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law in the Property Tax Code. Provides that, for levy year 2021 and thereafter, the limiting rate shall include 50% of the value of new property (currently, 100% of the value of new property is excluded). Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/17/2020 Assigned to House Revenue & Finance Committee

HB 4245 (Meyers-Martin, D.) - Amends the Senior Citizens Real Estate Tax Deferral Act. Provides that, from January 4, 2021 through March 1, 2021, taxpayers may apply for a loan up to the amount of $15,000 to pay all or a part of real estate taxes payable and due from preceding years. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/12/2020 Assigned to House Revenue & Finance Committee

HB 4247 (Gabel, R.) - Amends the Amusement Ride and Attraction Safety Act. Provides that "amusement ride" includes any trampoline court. Defines "trampoline court".

Last Action: 3/4/2020 Placed on House Calendar 3rd Reading

HB 4250 (Gabel, R.) - Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that, beginning January 1, 2021, each school bus that is purchased new shall be equipped with seat safety belts for each passenger. Provides that the State Board of Education shall adopt rules to ensure that school districts require all passengers on those buses to wear seat safety belts. Provides that, except for willful or wanton misconduct, a school bus driver may not be held personally liable for the failure of passengers to wear seat safety belts. Limits home rule powers. Makes a corresponding change in the Illinois Municipal Code. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement by the State. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 1/27/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 4258 (Ortiz, A.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that qualified property that is owned by the surviving spouse of a fallen police officer, soldier, or rescue worker is exempt from taxation under the Code (currently, the governing body of a county or municipality may order the county clerk to abate those taxes). Effective immediately.

Last Action: 1/27/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 4276 (Moylan, M.) - Amends the Department of Transportation Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Provides that supplemental funding for the Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program shall be set aside on a yearly basis. Provides that local matching funding shall be required according to a sliding scale based on community size, median income, and percentage of population living below the federal poverty line (rather than community site, median income, and total property tax base). Provides that at least 25% of funding shall be directed towards projects in high-need communities, based on community median income and percentage of population living below the federal poverty line (rather than community median income and total property tax base).

Last Action: 2/26/2020 Referred to Senate Assignments

HB 4277 (Gong-Gershowitz, J.) - Amends the Prevailing Wage Act. Provides that "public works" includes all projects that are located in a redevelopment project area as defined in the Tax Increment Allocation Redevelopment Act or an economic development project area as defined in the County Economic Development Project Area Property Tax Allocation Act and entail a business enterprise receiving a direct financial benefit from loans, grants, subsidies, incentives, or other direct benefit made available pursuant to the Tax Increment Allocation Redevelopment Act or the County Economic Development Project Area Property Tax Allocation Act. Excludes other types of projects from inclusion under "public works". Makes corresponding changes in the Freedom of Information Act. Effective January 1, 2020.

Last Action: 1/28/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 4278 (Gong-Gershowitz, J.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that, for taxable years 2020 and thereafter, the maximum income limitation for the senior citizens assessment freeze homestead exemption is $75,000 (currently, $65,000) for all qualified property.

Last Action: 1/28/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 4284 (Gabel, R.) - Creates the Electric Vehicle Charging Act. Provides that the Act applies to new or renovated residential or nonresidential buildings with parking. Provides that a new or renovated residential building is required to have a certain percentage, based on the number of units in the residential building, of its total parking spaces either electric vehicle ready or electric vehicle capable. Provides that a new or renovated nonresidential building is required to have 30% of its total parking spaces electric vehicle ready. Provides various requirements related to electric vehicle charging stations for unit owners. Provides various requirements related to electric vehicle charging systems for renters.

Last Action: 2/19/2020 Placed on House Calendar 2nd Reading

HB 4286 (Murphy, M.) - Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that a school bus may be equipped with an arm extension attached to the stop signal arm that may not extend more than 36 inches past the outermost part of the stop sign, may not exceed 4 inches wide, shall be made of aluminum or a polycarbonate material, shall be illuminated in red on both sides, and may not change the integrity of the school bus. Provides that, if a school bus is equipped with an additional stop signal arm on the rear of the bus, an arm extension may be attached, but it may not extend more than 12 inches past the outermost part of the rear stop sign.

Last Action: 2/25/2020 Assigned to House Transportation: Vehicles & Safety Committee

HB 4289 (Reick, S.) - Amends the Illinois Income Tax Act. Provides that, if the amount of the credit for residential real property taxes exceeds the taxpayer's liability, that amount shall be refunded if the taxpayer is 65 years or older and has a federal adjusted gross income of not more than $50,000. Provides that the credit is exempt from the Act's automatic sunset provision. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/12/2020 Assigned to House Revenue & Finance Committee

HB 4292 (Guzzardi, W.) - Amends the Employment Article of the Illinois Human Rights Act. Provides that "citizenship status" includes, among other things, the status of being a person who is authorized by the federal government to work in the United States. Provides that it is a civil rights violation for an employer, for purposes of complying with federal employment eligibility requirements, to refuse to honor work authorization based upon the specific status or term of status that accompanies the authorization to work. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 2/4/2020 Assigned to House Executive Committee

HB 4293 (Guzzardi, W.) - Amends the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act. Provides that an employee is entitled to recover damages of 5% (rather than 2%) of the amount of any underpayments in wages for each month following the date of payment during which such underpayments remain unpaid. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/3/2020 Placed on House Calendar 3rd Reading

HB 4297 (Didech, D.) - Amends the Environmental Protection Act. Provides that, on and after January 1, 2022, a retailer who sells to a customer in this State shall provide the customer with the option to receive a receipt via email. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 1/28/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 4317 (McCombie, T.) - Amends the Fish and Aquatic Life Code. Provides that individuals under the age of 18 (instead of 16) may fish with sport fishing devices without being required to have a license. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/12/2020 Assigned to Agriculture & Conservation Committee

HB 4326 (Wehrli, G.) - Amends the Election Code. Prohibits a political committee from making expenditures for payments to attorneys, expert witnesses, investigators, or others to provide a defense in a criminal case.

Last Action: 1/29/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 4329 (Howard,T.) - Amends the Lead Poisoning Prevention Act. Beginning January 1, 2022, prohibits the sale or manufacture for sale in this State of garden hoses that are not lead free. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 1/29/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 4333 (Cabello, J.) - Amends the Illinois Police Training Act. Defines "retired law enforcement officer qualified under federal law" for purposes of the Act to permit the carrying of a concealed firearm. Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Permits employed and qualified retired State correctional officers and county correctional officers to carry their own firearms off-duty without being in violation of the unlawful use of weapons and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon statutes if they meet certain training requirements. Provides that employed and qualified retired State correctional officers and county correctional officers shall carry a photographic identification and a valid annual firearm certificate while carrying their own firearms off-duty. Provides that the exemption only applies to correctional officers who have custody and control over inmates in an adult correctional facility. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 1/29/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 4345 (Bennett, T.) - Amends the Equitable Restrooms Act. Requires a place of public accommodation with an area of at least 40,000 square feet to have an adult changing table installed in at least one all-gender single-occupancy restroom. Defines "adult changing table".

Last Action: 1/29/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 4380 (Evans, M., Jr.) - Creates the Fire and Smoke Damper Inspection Act. Provides that commercial structures that require fire and smoke damper installations shall have fire and smoke dampers inspected and tested within one year after installation, commercial structures with fire and smoke dampers shall have fire and smoke dampers inspected and tested at least once every 4 years, and hospitals with fire and smoke dampers shall have fire and smoke dampers inspected and tested at least once every 6 years. Provides that inspections shall certify compliance with specified authorities. Provides that inspections and testing shall be conducted by individuals certified by the International Certification Board and American National Standards Institute. Provides specified requirements for fire and smoke damper inspections. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 2/18/2020 Assigned to House Labor & Commerce Committee

HB 4381 (Villa, K.) - Amends the Illinois Pesticide Act. Authorizes the Director of the Department of Agriculture to classify a pesticide as a restricted use pesticide. Includes pesticides containing a neonicotinoid as a restricted use pesticide. Defines "neonicotinoid". Provides that no pesticide containing a neonicotinoid may be used outdoors on any public land owned or maintained by the State, except for use in structural pest control or abatement of Agrilus planipennis. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/17/2020 Assigned to House Energy & Environment Committee

HB 4383 (LaPointe, L.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. Creates a homestead exemption of $1,000 for homestead property on which a stormwater retention basin has been constructed during the taxable year. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/17/2020 Assigned to House Revenue & Finance Committee

HB 4389 (Windhorst, P.) - Amends the Freedom of Information Act. Provides that "private information" includes, but is not limited to, the name and any identifying information of a victim in an investigation of a sex offense.

Last Action: 1/29/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 4405 (Burke, K.) - Amends the Open Space Lands Acquisition and Development Act. Provides that any portion of an advanced grant payment not expended by a grantee within 2 years shall be returned to the Department of Natural Resources for distribution with the remainder of the grant on a reimbursement basis. Clarifies that grant funds may be made available for expenditure by a grantee for a period longer than 2 years as long as the grant funds have been legally obligated by the unit of local government prior to the expiration of the 2-year period. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 2/18/2020 Assigned to House Appropriations - General Services Committee

HB 4412 (Harper, S.) - Creates the Outdoor Rx Program Act. Creates the Outside Rx Program to provide funds, through grants established by the Department of Public Health, for outdoor environmental, ecological, agricultural, or other natural resource or outdoor-based therapy programs serving the citizens of the State of Illinois. Requires the Department to establish an advisory committee to assist and advise the Department in the development and administration of the Outdoor Rx Program, including developing the form for an application for receipt of a grant. Provides that the Department shall set priorities and develop criteria for the awarding of grants to natural resource or outdoor-based therapy programs. Provides criteria for grant eligibility and selection. Provides that the Director of Public Health shall make the final decision on funding a program. Amends the State Finance Act. Creates the Outdoor Rx Program Fund as a special fund in the State treasury.

Last Action: 2/18/2020 Assigned to House Appropriations - Human Services Committee

HB 4414 (DeLuca, A.) - Amends the State Finance Act, Counties Code, Illinois Municipal Code, Metro-East Park and Recreation District Act, Local Mass Transit District Act, Regional Transportation Authority Act, and Water Commission Act of 1985. Provides that the amounts transferred into the Tax Compliance and Administration Fund shall be reduced from 1.5% to 1%. Effective July 1, 2020.

Last Action: 2/27/2020 House Sales, Amusement & Other Taxes Subcommittee

HB 4415 (DeLuca, A.) - Amends the State Mandates Act. Provides that any State mandate regarding any subject matter implemented on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act that necessitates additional expenditures from local government revenues shall be void and unenforceable unless the General Assembly makes necessary appropriations to implement that mandate. Provides that the failure of the General Assembly to make necessary appropriations shall relieve the local government of the obligation to implement any State mandate. Makes conforming. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 2/18/2020 Assigned to House Executive Committee

HB 4419 (West, M., II) - Amends the Election Code. Provides that General Election Day (rather than Columbus Day) is a State holiday for the purpose of extending date requirements in the Election Code. Makes similar changes in the Illinois Procurement Code, the School Code, and the Promissory Note and Bank Holiday Act. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 2/18/2020 Assigned to House Executive Committee

HB 4423 (Williams, J.) - Amends the Grant Accountability and Transparency Act. Provides that the Governor's Office of Management and Budget shall provide for alerts by email to be provided to the public upon the posting of new funding opportunities on the Catalog of State Financial Assistance as maintained on the website of the Governor's Office of Management and Budget. Provides that persons seeking to be alerted to the posting of new funding opportunities may do so by providing an email address to which such information may be sent. Provides that the Governor's Office of Management and Budget shall also make available electronically a monthly digest of funding opportunities utilizing the information required to be made available in the Catalog of State Financial Assistance for funding opportunities. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/17/2020 Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Jawaharial Williams

HB 4427 (Carroll, J.) - Amends the Illinois Municipal Code. Provides that a municipality reporting Tax Increment Financing information shall additionally report to the Comptroller: (1) the number of jobs, aspirational or otherwise, if any, projected to be created for each redevelopment project area at the time of approval of the redevelopment agreement; (2) the number of jobs, if any, created as a result of the development under the same guidelines and assumptions as was used for the projections used at the time of approval of the redevelopment agreement to date for that reporting period; (3) the amount of increment projected to be created at the time of approval of the redevelopment agreement for each redevelopment project area; (4) the amount of increment created as a result of the development to date for that reporting period using the same assumptions as was used for the projections used at the time of approval of the redevelopment agreement; and (5) the stated rate of return identified by the developer to the municipality for each redevelopment project area, if any. In provisions requiring a municipality to report an analysis prepared by financial advisor or underwriter, provides that the advisor or underwriter shall be chosen by the municipality and that analysis shall additionally include actual debt service.

Last Action: 3/12/2020 Assigned to House Revenue & Finance Committee

HB 4435 (Moylan, M.) - Creates the Complete Streets Act. Requires the Department of Transportation to use federal or State funds allocated for transportation projects to improve safety, access, and mobility for users of the various modes of transportation. Creates the Complete Streets Advisory Board. Provides that the Governor shall appoint members representing various agencies, organizations, or interest groups to the Advisory Board. Provides that the Advisory Board, in coordination with a representative or representatives of the Department, shall prepare a report on the status of the implementation of the Complete Streets Initiative. Provides that the Advisory Board shall submit its initial report and recommendations to the Governor, the Department, and the General Assembly on or before January 1, 2022, and annually on January 1 of each subsequent year. Defines the terms "Advisory Board", "Department", "multimodal", "multimodal planning or multimodal transportation planning", and "user or users". Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/17/2020 Assigned to House Transportation: Regulation, Roads & Bridges Committee

HB 4443 (Andrade, J., Jr.) - Amends the Freedom of Information Act. Modifies the exemptions from inspection and copying concerning cybersecurity vulnerabilities. Amends the Department of Innovation and Technology Act. Authorizes the Department of Innovation and Technology to accept grants and donations. Creates the Technology, Education, and Cybersecurity Fund as a special fund in the State treasury to be used by the Department of Innovation and Technology to promote and effectuate information technology activities. Requires a local government official or employee to be chosen to act as the primary point of contact for local cybersecurity issues. Amends the Illinois Information Security Improvement Act. Requires the Secretary of Innovation and Technology to establish a cybersecurity liaison program to advise and assist units of local government and school districts concerning specified cybersecurity issues. Provides for cybersecurity training for employees of counties, municipalities, and school districts. Amends the Illinois Procurement Code. Provides that State agencies are prohibited from purchasing any products that, due to cybersecurity risks, are prohibited for purchase by federal agencies pursuant to a United States Department of Homeland Security Binding Operational Directive. Amends the State Finance Act to provide for the Technology, Education, and Cybersecurity Fund.

Last Action:3/17/2020 Assigned to House Cybersecurity, Data Analytics, & IT Committee

HB 4444 (Andrade, J., Jr.) - Amends the Freedom of Information Act. Modifies the exemptions from inspection and copying concerning cybersecurity vulnerabilities. Amends the Department of Innovation and Technology Act. Authorizes the Department of Innovation and Technology to accept grants and donations. Creates the Technology, Education, and Cybersecurity Fund as a special fund in the State treasury to be used by the Department of Innovation and Technology to promote and effectuate information technology activities. Requires a local government official or employee to be chosen to act as the primary point of contact for local cybersecurity issues. Amends the Illinois Information Security Improvement Act. Requires the Secretary of Innovation and Technology to establish a cybersecurity liaison program to advise and assist units of local government and school districts concerning specified cybersecurity issues. Provides for cybersecurity training for employees of counties, municipalities, and school districts. Amends the Illinois Procurement Code. Provides that State agencies are prohibited from purchasing any products that, due to cybersecurity risks, are prohibited for purchase by federal agencies pursuant to a United States Department of Homeland Security Binding Operational Directive. Amends the State Finance Act to provide for the Technology, Education, and Cybersecurity Fund.

Last Action: 2/18/2020 House Tabled

HB 4445 (Delgado, E.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that, on and after January 1, 2021, deeds representing real estate transfers of residential property from a parent to a child are exempt from the real estate transfer tax if the child's household income for the taxable year in which the transfer occurs is less than $50,000 and the property has been the child's principal place of residence for at least 10 consecutive years immediately prior to the date of the transfer. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/12/2020 Assigned to House Revenue & Finance Committee

HB 4449 (Windhorst, P.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that the homestead exemption for veterans with disabilities carries over to the benefit of the veteran's surviving spouse if the veteran resided outside of the State but otherwise qualified for the exemption at the time of his or her death and the surviving spouse relocates to Illinois after the death of the veteran. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 2/3/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 4454 (Robinson, L., Jr.) - Amends the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act. Provides that each officer, member, and employee must complete, at least annually, a diversity, inclusion, and cultural competence training program. Provides for the contents of the training program. Provides that proof of completion must be submitted to the applicable ethics officer. Provides that the training program shall be overseen by the appropriate Ethics Commission and Inspector General. Requires each ultimate jurisdictional authority to submit a report summarizing the training program with specified content. Requires governmental units to adopt an ordinance or resolution establishing a policy of diversity, inclusion, and cultural competence training.

Last Action: 3/17/2020 Assigned to House Executive Committee

HB 4457 (Ammons, C.) - Amends the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) Article of the Illinois Pension Code. Provides that the counting of ballots for the election of employee and annuitant trustees shall be open to observers from associations that represent participating municipalities and instrumentalities and labor organizations that represent employees from participating municipalities and instrumentalities. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/3/2020 House Assigned to Personnel & Pensions Committee

HB 4463 (Skillicorn, A.) - 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.

Last Action: 2/3/2020 Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Allen Skillicorn

HB 4469 (Skillicorn, A.) - Amends the Local Government Officer Compensation Act. Makes the Act applicable to both elected and appointed officers (rather than only elected officers) of school districts and units of local government. Limits home rule powers.

Last Action: 2/3/2020 Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Allen Skillicorn

HB 4472 (Burke, K.) - Amends the Cook County Forest Preserve Article of the Illinois Pension Code. In a provision concerning the property tax levy for providing revenue for the Fund, provides that the forest preserve district may use other lawfully available funds in lieu of all or part of the levy.

Last Action: 3/3/2020 Assigned to House Personnel & Pensions Committee

HB 4478 (Morgan, B.) - Amends the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Program Act. In provisions regarding employment and employer liability: (1) replaces references to "employees" with "registered qualifying patients"; and (2) provides that nothing in the Act prohibits an employer from adopting a reasonable policy (rather than regulations) concerning, among other things, the use of medical cannabis by registered qualifying patients (rather than timekeeping requirements for them). Effective immediately.

Last Action: 2/4/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 4480 (Mazzochi, D.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. In provisions concerning exemptions related to hospitals and health care services, provides that ambulance transport is considered a service that addresses the health care needs of low-income or underserved individuals. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 2/4/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 4481 (Mazzochi, D.) - Amends the Election Code. Prohibits a political committee from making certain expenditures to provide a defense in any criminal case or a defense in a civil case pertaining to misconduct by a person in his or her capacity as a public official, sexual harassment claims, or discrimination claims. Requires that a person found to have used campaign contributions in violation of the Code shall return contributions to the contributor or pay to the State if the contributor cannot be identified or reimbursed. Requires the political committee to include information on the contributions returned to the contributor or paid to the State in the committee's quarterly report to the State Board of Elections.

Last Action: 2/18/2020 Assigned to House Executive Committee

HB 4483 (Mazzochi, D.) - Amends the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act. Requires specified disclosures for an officer or employee of the executive or legislative branch or a candidate for an executive or legislative branch office if he or she is an attorney presently licensed to practice law in any state, and that individual or his or her law firm seeks to appear on behalf of a client before any specified Illinois board or State agency. Provides further requirements concerning the disclosure, conflicts of interest, and political contributions. Amends the Public Corruption Profit Forfeiture Act. Provides for the forfeiture of political contributions for a violation of specified provisions of the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act. Amends the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act. Provides for statements of economic interests for certain officers, employees, or candidates for office of the executive or legislative branch.

Last Action: 2/4/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 4485 (Demmer, T.) - Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Changes the definition of "all-terrain vehicle by: (1) changing the size limitation to 55 (rather than 50) inches measured from the outside of the tire rim to the outside of the tire rim; and (2) removing specific design requirements. Changes the definition of "recreational off-highway vehicle" by changing the size limitation to 80 (rather than 64) inches or less in width measured from the outside of the tire rim to the outside of the tire rim. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 2/4/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 4490 (DeLuca, A.) - Amends the Child Care Act of 1969. Requires specified personnel of a child care facility to be present at the open or close of the facility. Provides that early childhood teachers shall meet specified qualifications. Provides that the Department of Children and Family Services shall adopt rules on the qualifications of persons directly responsible for the care and welfare of children served in accordance with the qualifications for early childhood teachers. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 2/18/2020 Assigned to House Human Services Committee

HB 4493 (Ugaste, D.) - Amends the Conversion and Formation of School Districts Article of the School Code. Within 3 years after the effective date of the amendatory Act, requires elementary districts and high school districts to form new unit districts, notwithstanding any referendum requirements or any other laws to the contrary. Provides that the State Board of Education shall facilitate the creation of the new unit districts by providing recommendations on which districts must consolidate. Sets forth the factors that the State Board must take into consideration. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/12/2020 Assigned to House Elementary & Secondary Education

HB 4494 (Ugaste, D.) - Amends the Bond Authorization Act. Provides that the authority of a public corporation to levy taxes in connection with the payment of bonds or other evidences of indebtedness ceases upon the maturity date of the bond or other evidence of indebtedness or upon the discharge of the debt, whichever comes first. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/12/2020 Assigned to House Revenue & Finance

HB 4495 (Ugaste, D.) - Amends the Tax Increment Allocation Redevelopment Act of the Illinois Municipal Code. Provides that for redevelopment project areas created on and after the effective date of the amendatory Act, "blighted areas" must have a household median income of 100% or less of the area median income, as defined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, in addition to the other requirements for "blighted areas". Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/12/2020 Assigned to House Revenue & Finance Committee

HB 4496 (Ugaste, D.) - Amends the Dissolution Of Townships in McHenry County Article of the Township Code. Changes the Article to apply to all counties under township organizations. Amends the Motor Fuel Tax Law making conforming changes. Amends the Illinois Highway Code. Changes provisions requiring road districts in townships in Lake County and McHenry County to be abolished if less than 15 miles of roads to require all townships to abolish such road districts. Repeals a Section allowing abolition of road districts of less than 15 miles of roads. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/12/2020 Assigned to House Counties & Townships Committee

HB 4498 (Ugaste, D.) - Amends the Tax Increment Allocation Redevelopment Act of the Illinois Municipal Code. Provides that the estimated dates of completion of the redevelopment project and retirement of obligations issued to finance redevelopment project costs is the 15th calendar year (rather than the 23rd calendar year) after the year in which the ordinance approving the redevelopment project area was adopted for ordinances adopted on or after the effective date of the amendatory Act. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/12/2020 Assigned to House Revenue & Finance Committee

HB 4499 (Ugaste, D.) - Amends the Metropolitan Transit Authority Act. Provides that on January 1, 2021 the Chicago Transit Authority shall become a division Regional Transportation Authority. Abolishes the Chicago Transit Board and provides that the Board of Directors of the Regional Transportation Authority will serve as the Board of the Chicago Transit Authority. Makes conforming changes. Amends the Regional Transportation Authority Act. Provides that on January 1, 2021 the Suburban Bus Board and the Commuter Rail Board are abolished and that the Board of Directors of the Regional Transportation Authority will directly operate the Suburban Bus Division and the Commuter Rail Division of the Regional Transit Authority. Creates various committees composed of Directors of the Board of the Regional Transportation Authority, including committees to oversee the operations of each Division of the Authority. Makes conforming changes. Amends the Open Meetings Act, State Employees Group Insurance Act of 1971, Broadband Access on Passenger Rail Law, and the Illinois Municipal Code making conforming changes. Effective January 1, 2021.

Last Action: 3/12/2020 Assigned to House Transportation: Regulation, Roads & Bridges Committee

HB 4514 (Andrade, J., Jr.) - Amends the Video Gaming Act. Provides that a public employee may not, with the intent to obtain specified compensation for the award of the contract or operation of video gaming, solicit, intimidate, or coerce the owner or agent of the owner of a licensed establishment, licensed veterans establishment, licensed truck stop establishment, or licensed fraternal establishment to enter into any contract with another person for the operation of a video gaming terminal under the Act. Provides that a public officer may not, with the intent to obtain specified compensation, enter into any contract with another person for the operation of a video gaming terminal that is located on a property within the public official's district or from any video gaming terminal that is located within 5 miles from any boundary of the public official's district. Provides that a violation of the provisions is a Class 3 felony. Provides that it is not a defense to a violation of the provisions that the public officer or public employee did not receive any monetary consideration or other thing of value from the operator or proposed operator of the video gaming terminal or from the owner or agent of the owner of the licensed establishment, licensed veterans establishment, licensed truck stop establishment, or licensed fraternal establishment for the solicitation, intimidation, or coercion of the owner or agent of the licensed establishment, licensed veterans establishment, licensed truck stop establishment, or licensed fraternal establishment. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 2/4/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 4517 (Mayfield, R.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that the aggregate tax rate extended against taxable real property by any taxing district may not exceed 105% of the aggregate tax rate extended by the taxing district in the previous levy year unless the increase is approved by referendum. Sets forth provisions concerning new taxing districts and taxing districts with an aggregate tax rate of zero in the previous levy year. Preempts home rule powers.

Last Action: 2/27/2020 House Property Tax Subcommittee

HB 4538 (Grant, A.) - Amends the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law in the Property Tax Code. Provides that a taxing district shall reduce its aggregate extension base for the purpose of lowering its limiting rate for future years upon referendum approval initiated by the submission of a petition by the voters of the district. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/12/2020 Assigned to House Revenue & Finance Committee

HB 4550 (Robinson, L., Jr.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. In provisions requiring the court to declare a sale in error in the case of an error by the assessor, chief county assessment officer, board of review, board of appeals, or other county official, provides that the error must be material to the tax sale at issue and may not include an error in the description of the physical characteristics or location of any property displayed on the website of any county assessing official. Provides that, if the legal or beneficial owner of the property requests bankruptcy relief, a sale in error shall be granted only if the property is subject to an automatic stay pursuant to the bankruptcy petition, and the petition is active as of the date on which the petition for sale in error is filed. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/17/2020 Assigned to House Revenue & Finance Committee

HB 4576 (Mazzochi, D.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that, in the case of property that is occupied as a residence by a person who: (1) is 55 years of age or older during the taxable year; (2) is liable for paying real estate taxes on the property; and (3) is an owner of record of the property or has a legal or equitable interest in the property, property taxes shall be paid on a monthly basis. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 2/5/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 4577 (Walsh, L., Jr.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that the notice of application for judgment and sale may be mailed by first-class mail (currently, registered or certified mail). Provides that the envelope containing the notice shall be clearly marked "Notice of Judgment and Sale of Unpaid Property Taxes". Removes a requirement that the county collector must present proof of the mailing to the court along with the application for judgement.

Last Action: 3/6/2020 House Property Tax Subcommittee

HB 4580 (Wehrli, G.) - Amends the Open Meetings Act. Provides that all meetings required by the Act to be open to the public shall be audio recorded by the public body, and must be maintained by the public body for at least one year after the date of the meeting for which the recording was made.

Last Action: 3/12/2020 Assigned to House State Government Administration Committee

HB 4599 (Mayfield, R.) - Appropriates $2,500,000 from the General Revenue Fund to the State Board of Education for the YouthBuild Illinois program. Effective July 1, 2020.

Last Action: 2/18/2020 Assigned to House Appropriations - Elementary & Secondary Education Committee

HB 4600 (Mayfield, R.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that there shall be printed on each tax bill, or on a separate slip mailed with a tax bill, each taxing district affected by revenues received by a tax increment financing district. Amends the Tax Increment Allocation Redevelopment Act of the Illinois Municipal Code. Revises the definition of "blighted area": (1) to require that a reasonable person would conclude that each factor of a blighted area is present to a meaningful extent so that a municipality may reasonably find that the factor is clearly present, is reasonably distributed throughout the improved or vacant part of the redevelopment project area, and that public intervention is necessary to address the factor; and (2) to provide that a "blighted area" does not include any area within another redevelopment project area. Provides that a municipality must reevaluate whether a redevelopment project area designated as a blighted area is still a blighted area every 10th calendar year after the year in which the ordinance approving the redevelopment project area was adopted, redesignating the redevelopment project area as a blighted area if it meets the requirements or discontinuing the redevelopment project area if it does not meet the requirements. Limits where municipalities may jointly undertake plans or utilize revenues in contiguous redevelopment projects areas.

Last Action: 2/27/2020 House Property Tax Subcommittee

HB 4602 (Hammond, N.) - Amends the Illinois Police Training Act. Defines "retired law enforcement officer qualified under federal law" for purposes of the Act to permit the carrying of a concealed firearm. Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Permits employed and qualified retired State correctional officers and county correctional officers to carry their own firearms off-duty without being in violation of the unlawful use of weapons and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon statutes if they meet certain training requirements. Provides that employed and qualified retired State correctional officers and county correctional officers shall carry a photographic identification and a valid annual firearm certificate while carrying their own firearms off-duty. Provides that the exemption only applies to correctional officers who have custody and control over inmates in an adult correctional facility. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 2/25/2020 Assigned to House Judiciary - Criminal Committee

HB 4603 (Hammond, N.) - Amends the Notice By Publication Act and the Newspaper Legal Notice Act. Provides that if there is no newspaper of general circulation except a newspaper published weekly within the unit of local government or school district, it is sufficient to publish the notice in an adjacent county in a newspaper of general circulation that includes a readership within the unit of local government or school district.

Last Action: 2/5/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 4618 (Stava-Murray, A.) - 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. Requires candidates filing for Supreme Court Judge, appellate court judge, circuit court judge, or judicial retention to file his or her statement of economic interests in written or printed form. Repeals a provision that established a separate form for persons required to file a statement of economic interests with county clerks. Defines terms. Adds applicability clause. Makes conforming changes.

Last Action: 3/12/2020 Assigned to House Executive Committee

HB 4619 (Stava-Murray, A.) - Amends the Illinois Police Training Act. Provides that before the first time a person may be summoned or directed by a peace officer or local law enforcement agency to perform the duties assigned to him or her by the peace officer or local law enforcement agency as a community policing volunteer, he or she shall receive training in civil rights, human rights, human relations, and cultural competency, including implicit bias and racial and ethnic sensitivity from a school or course approved by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board. Provides that the community policing volunteer shall receive renewed training in the subjects described in this provision every 3 years he or she serves as a community policing volunteer. Defines "community policing volunteer". Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/12/2020 Assigned to House Judiciary – Criminal

HB 4621 (Halpin, M.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that provisions concerning delinquencies by lessees of property owned by a taxing district apply in counties with fewer than 3,000,000 inhabitants (currently, more than 800,000 but fewer than 1,000,000 inhabitants). Provides that those provisions apply if the taxes remain unpaid in whole or in part 60 days after the final installment due date (currently, the second installment due date). Effective January 1, 2021.

Last Action: 3/3/2020 Assigned to House Revenue & Finance Committee

HB 4623 (Morgan, B.) - Amends the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Program Act. Provides that employers are not prohibited from adopting specified policies concerning medical cannabis by registered qualifying patients, including drug testing policies for such patients working in safety sensitive positions. Unless specified circumstances are met, prohibits employers from taking adverse action against registered qualifying patients who work in non-safety sensitive positions solely due to a positive drug test for medicinal cannabis. Defines "safety sensitive position". Provides that there is not a cause of action for any person against an employer for disciplining or terminating the employment of a registered qualifying patient when enforcing a compliant policy. Makes other changes. Amends the Right to Privacy in the Workplace Act. Provides that the amendatory Act's provisions are an exception to provisions prohibiting an employer from refusing to hire or to discharge or disadvantage any individual because the individual uses lawful products off the premises of the employer during nonworking and non-call hours. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 2/27/2020 Placed on House Calendar 2nd Reading

HB 4627 (Kifowit, S.) - Amends the Human Trafficking Resource Center Notice Act. Provides that certain businesses and establishments shall post the notice required by the Act in all restrooms open to the public.

Last Action: 3/3/2020 Assigned to House Judiciary - Criminal Committee

HB 4628 (Gonzalez, E., Jr.) - Amends the Election Code. Provides that notwithstanding any other provision of law, an individual who is 16 or 17 years of age may register to vote, with the registration held in abeyance by the appropriate election authority until that individual attains the required age to vote. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 2/5/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 4634 (LaPointe, L.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that the notice of judgment and sale shall also be sent by first class mail (currently, registered or certified mail only). Provides that, if any notice is returned as undeliverable and includes an updated mailing address, the county collector shall mail a second notice to the new address. Provides that the collector shall collect $30 (currently, $10) from each tax purchaser prior to the issuance of any certificate of purchase to cover the costs of mailing. Effective January 1, 2021.

Last Action: 3/17/2020 Assigned to House Revenue & Finance Committee

HB 4637 (Meyers-Martin, D.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that a notice of judgment and sale shall be sent by first class mail in addition to registered or certified mail. Provides that the fee collected from the tax purchaser to cover the costs of registered or certified mailing and advertising shall be $30 (currently, $10) and shall be paid to the county collector prior to the issuance of any certificate of purchase. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 2/5/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 4647 (Bailey D.) - Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Increases the minimum mandatory coverage amounts for liability insurance policies in this State and increases the amounts sufficient to satisfy a judgment following a motor vehicle accident as follows: bodily injury or death to any one person from $25,000 to $50,000; bodily injury or death to more than one person from $50,000 to $100,000; and injury or destruction of property of others from $20,000 to $40,000.

Last Action: 2/5/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 4652 (Mazzochi, D.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that taxing districts, other than certain school districts, shall annually certify their levy on or before the third (currently, last) Tuesday in December. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 2/5/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 4654 (Mazzochi, D.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that, if a board of review or the Property Tax Appeal Board reduces the assessment of a condominium unit, then the owner of a neighboring unit in the same condominium development may, upon a timely petition, request the same reduction, so long as the neighboring unit has no discernible benefits or amenities that the condominium unit that received the initial reduction does not. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 2/5/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 4680 (Sosnowski, J.) - Creates the Local Government Business Anti-Poaching Act. Provides that no municipality or county shall offer any incentive after the effective date of the Act to a business or corporation to move its headquarters located in Illinois, or any part of its business located in Illinois, farther than 10 miles away from the current location at the time of the offering of the incentive. Defines "incentive". Limits home rule powers. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/12/2020 Assigned to House Revenue & Finance Committee

HB 4682 (Moylan, M.) - Amends the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act. Provides that no local elected official may engage in lobbying if he or she accepts compensation specifically attributable to such lobbying, other than that provided by law or ordinance for local elected officials. Provides that nothing prohibits a local elected official from lobbying without compensation. Defines terms. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/17/2020 Assigned to House Executive Committee

HB 4691 (Keicher, J.) - Creates the Decennial Committees on Local Government Consolidation and Efficiency Act. Provides that within one year after the effective date of the Act and at least once every 10 years thereafter, each unit of local government (except municipalities and counties) must form a committee to: study local efficiencies, including an analysis of whether to consolidate with another governmental unit, municipality, or county; and create a report with recommendations regarding efficiencies, increased accountability, and consolidation. Provides that the duties of the committee include, but are not limited to, the study of the unit of local government's governing statutes, ordinances, rules, procedures, powers, jurisdiction, shared services, intergovernmental agreements, and interrelationships with other units of local government and the State. Provides that the committee shall collect data, research, analysis, and public input. Dissolves the committee after completion of its report and oral presentation of the report. Contains provisions about committee membership, meetings, and report requirements. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/12/2020 Assigned to House Counties & Townships Committee

HB 4702 (Wehrli, G.) - Amends the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law in the Property Tax Code. Provides that a taxing district's aggregate extension base shall be adjusted whenever an assessment decrease due to the issuance of a certificate of error, a court order, or a final administrative decision of the Property Tax Appeal Board results in a refund from the taxing district of a portion of the property tax revenue distributed to the taxing district. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 2/18/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 4705 (Harper, S.) - Amends the Illinois Municipal Code. Provides that, in addition to any other tax that may be imposed, a municipality may also impose, by ordinance, a tax upon all persons engaged in the municipality in the business of acting as a resale facilitator. Provides that the tax may be imposed, in one cent increments, at a rate not to exceed $0.05 of the selling price of all tickets or other licenses resold by or through the resale facilitator for amusements taking place within the municipality. Provides that the tax does not apply to: (i) the original sale of a ticket or license by the owner, operator, or manager of an amusement, either directly or through a third party; or (ii) resales by or to ticket brokers registered with the Secretary of State under the Ticket Sale and Resale Act. Defines terms. Amends the State Finance Act to create the Municipal Ticket and License Reselling Tax Fund.

Last Action: 2/27/2020 House Sales, Amusement & Other Taxes Subcommittee

HB 4711 (Sosnowski, J.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. In provisions concerning the homestead exemption for veterans with disabilities, provides that, if the veteran has a service connected disability of 10% or more but less than 30%, as certified by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, then the annual exemption is $1,500 (currently, there is no exemption if the veteran has a service connected disability of less than 30%). Effective immediately.

Last Action: 2/18/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 4729 (Robins, L., Jr.) - Provides that specified amounts shall be appropriated to specified units of local government for each of 28 specified Representative Districts for grants to community-based organizations based entirely within each of the specified Representative Districts that address violence prevention using a culturally competent approach and that are capable of decreasing violence in those Representative Districts. Effective July 1, 2020.

Last Action: 3/17/2020 Assigned to House Appropriations-Public Safety Committee

HB 4749 (Conroy, D.) - Amends the Medical Patient Rights Act. Provides that it is the policy of this State that managed care companies or third-party payers shall not mandate that health care professionals use a specific electronic medical records software system in order to provide or bill for services to patients. Prohibits specified insurance policies, plans, or arrangements for the purchase of health care, payment for health care, or reimbursement for health care, or an agency of the State or of any municipality, county, district, or other political subdivision of the State, from discriminating with respect to the provision of, or contracts for, health care or related services against a health care professional on the basis of that health care professional's utilization of a specific electronic medical records software system.

Last Action: 3/12/2020 Assigned to House Human Services Committee

HB 4752 (Bristow, M.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that the homestead exemption for veterans with disabilities carries over to the benefit of the veteran's surviving spouse if the veteran resided outside of the State but otherwise qualified for the exemption at the time of his or her death and the surviving spouse relocates to Illinois after the death of the veteran. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/3/2020 Assigned to House Revenue & Finance Committee

HB 4757 (Bryant, T.) - Amends the Grant Accountability and Transparency Act. Provides that the requirements established under the Act do not apply to State shared revenues distributed by formula to units of local government from the Local Government Distributive Fund, the Personal Property Tax Replacement Fund, the Motor Fuel Tax Fund, or the Transportation Renewal Fund. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/12/2020 Assigned to House Revenue & Finance Committee

HB 4762 (Ugaste, D.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that no taxing district may hold more than 150% of the previous levy year's property tax collections in cash or cash-equivalent assets. Provides that excess amounts shall be refunded to taxpayers. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/12/2020 Assigned to House Revenue & Finance Committee

HB 4764 (Edly-Allen, M.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that the exemption for veterans with disabilities applies to property up to an assessed value of $350,000 (currently, $100,000).

Last Action:3/17/2020 Assigned to House Revenue & Finance Committee

HB 4765 (Davis, W.) - Creates the Landscape Architecture Registration Act. Provides that no person shall hold himself or herself out as a registered landscape architect without being registered by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Provides that the Department may issue certificates of registration to those who meet the requirements of the Act. Provides that the Department may authorize examinations to ascertain the fitness and qualifications of applicants for registration. Provides that the Department may conduct investigations and hearings to refuse to issue, renew, or restore registrations, revoke, suspend, place on probation, or reprimand persons registered under provisions of the Act. Provides that the Department may take disciplinary action with regard to any certificate of registration issued under the Act. Makes corresponding changes in the Park District Code, the Chicago Park District Act, the Professional Geologist Licensing Act, and the Unified Code of Corrections. Amends the Regulatory Sunset Act to repeal the Landscape Architecture Registration Act on January 1, 2031.

Last Action: 3/3/2020 Assigned to House Labor & Commerce Committee

HB 4772 (Kifowit, S.) - Amends the Department of Transportation Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Removes the sealed bid sale requirement for the sale of used State-owned vehicles to units of local government. Amends the State Finance Act. Provides that beginning July 1, 2020, the fees and other moneys received by the Department of Central Management Services from the sale or transfer of surplus or transferable property shall be paid into the General Revenue Fund (rather than the State Surplus Property Revolving Fund), and such appropriations for the sale or transfer of surplus or transferable property shall be paid from the General Revenue Fund (rather than the State Surplus Property Revolving Fund). Provides for the transfer of the remaining balance, including future deposits, from the State Surplus Property Revolving Fund into the General Revenue Fund. Repeals the State Surplus Property Revolving Fund. Amends the State Property Control Act. Modifies requirements concerning the proceeds received by the Department of Central Management from the sale of vehicles operated by the Department of State Police. Makes conforming and other changes. Effective July 1, 2020.

Last Action: 3/3/2020 Assigned to House State Government Administration Committee

HB 4774 (Tarver, C., II) - Amends the Local Government and Governmental Employees Tort Immunity Act. Deletes language providing that neither a local public entity nor a public employee acting within the scope of his employment is liable for injury resulting from diagnosing or failing to diagnose that a person is afflicted with mental or physical illness or addiction or from failing to prescribe for mental or physical illness or addiction.

Last Action: 2/26/2020 House Civil Procedure Subcommittee

HB 4792 (Ramirez, D.) - Amends the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act. Defines "lobbying" under the Act to include promoting or opposing in any manner the passage by a unit of local government of any local legislative matter affecting the interests of any individual, association, or corporation as distinct from those of the people a unit of local government. Defines "local legislative matter".

Last Action: 3/12/2020 Assigned to House Executive Committee

HB 4806 (Wilhour, B.) - Amends the Tax Increment Allocation Redevelopment Act in the Illinois Municipal Code. Provides that moneys in the special tax allocation fund may be used to make distributions to certain taxing districts. Provides that moneys received from the additional distributions shall be used by the affected taxing district to pay debt service on obligations incurred by the taxing district and to provide property tax relief. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/12/2020 Assigned to House Revenue & Finance Committee

HB 4808 (Wilhour, B.) - Amends the Freedom of Information Act. Changes the definition of "recurrent requester" to exclude requests made by members of the General Assembly and requests made to access and disseminate information pertaining to public policy and the administration of State government. Exempts from disclosure under the Act certain records in which opinions of a public body or its agents are expressed. Provides that the exemption does not apply if the records were produced in connection with the preparation of a report that is required to be publicly produced by an agency of the executive branch. Provides that the public body shall include with each denial of a request for public records an index that includes specified information. Provides that except in the case of a recurrent requester, a public body denying a request for public records shall place in an interest-bearing escrow account or other segregated account of the public body the sum of $7,500 for each request denied. Provides that the deposited funds shall remain in the account for a period of 60 days after the date of the public body's final denial of a request, or, if a requester has sought review of the denial or challenged the denial in court, until the review process has been completed or a final order has been entered. Provides that if a determination is made that the public body improperly denied a request to inspect or copy a public record, the deposited funds shall be awarded to the requester in addition to or as part of any other award. Makes other changes.

Last Action: 2/18/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 4811 (Wilhour, B.) - Amends the Lobbyist Registration Act. Provides that the term "official" as used under the Act includes specified officials of a unit of local government. Modifies the terms "lobby" and "lobbying" to include communications with units of local government for the ultimate purpose of influencing any executive, legislative, or administrative action, and further specifies such actions. Modifies the term "lobbyist" to mean a natural person who, on behalf of any person other than himself or herself, or as any part of his or her duties as an employee of another, undertakes to influence or lobby for any executive, legislative, or administrative action for State government or a unit of local government. Amends the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act to provide that no legislator may engage in lobbying as that term is defined under the Lobbyist Registration Act (currently, as defined under the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act) for compensation.

Last Action: 2/18/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 4812 (Wilhour, B.) - Amends the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act. Modifies the definition of "representation case" to include matters before units of local government. Provides that no legislator or employee of a governmental entity may accept or participate in any way in any representation case if the State or unit of local government is an adverse party or if the result is an adverse effect on State or local revenue, State or local finances, or the health, safety, welfare, or relative tax burden of any State resident. Prohibits (rather than allows) participation in a representation case by a person with whom the legislator maintains a close economic association. Provides that no legislator or employee of a governmental entity may derive any income, compensation, or other tangible benefit from providing opinion evidence as an expert against the interests of the State or a unit of local government in any judicial or quasi-judicial proceeding before any administrative agency or court. Provides that a legislator shall officially recuse himself or herself, including a written explanation of the recusal, from any legislative matter in which the legislator or his or her spouse or immediately family member has a financial interest. Makes conforming and other changes.

Last Action: 2/18/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 4826 (Ramirez, D.) - Amends the Illinois Municipal Code. Provides that a home rule municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 may restructure the rates of an existing real estate transfer tax to specified amounts. Provides that if the municipality increases the real estate transfer tax rates as provided in this subsection, then of the entire proceeds received from the real estate transfer tax, 75% shall be dedicated to the city's general budget and 25% shall be dedicated to housing and services to combat homelessness.

Last Action: 3/12/2020 Assigned to House Revenue & Finance Committee

HB 4827 (Williams, A.) - Amends the Illinois Human Rights Act. Provides that the Department of Human Rights may petition and shall be permitted as a matter of right to intervene as a party in the proceeding if the Commission determines that: (i) the case involves matters of public interest or importance beyond the issues in the case; (ii) the Department has an interest different from one or more of the parties; (iii) the expertise of the Department makes it better suited to articulate a particular point of view; or (iv) the representation of the Department's interest by existing parties is or may be inadequate and the Department will or may be bound by an order or judgment in the action. Provides that the Department, as an intervenor, shall have all of the rights of an original party. Allows the Attorney General to intervene on behalf of the Department in a civil action filed by a complainant in State or federal court if the Department certifies that the case is of general public importance. Makes conforming changes.

Last Action: 3/17/2020 Assigned to House Judiciary - Civil Committee

HB 4829 (Weber, T.) - Amends the School Code. Provides that, notwithstanding any other provision of law, beginning on the effective date of the amendatory Act, all referenda containing public questions pertaining to the issuance of bonds must be submitted to the voters of a school district at the next general election in accordance with the general election law. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 2/18/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 4830 (Weber, T.) - Amends the Freedom from Drone Surveillance Act. Provides that the Act does not prohibit the use of a drone by a law enforcement agency if the law enforcement agency is using the drone for pilot practice or training of a law enforcement officer or airborne photography or video for community marketing purposes or flight demonstrations for the general public.

Last Action: 2/18/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 4837 (West, M., II) - Creates the Employee Background Fairness Act. Provides that an employer may not refuse to hire an individual and may not discharge an individual because of the individual's criminal history unless the individual has one or more convictions and there is a direct relationship between one of more of an individual's convictions and the specific employment sought. Prohibits retaliation for exercising rights under the Act. Provides that an individual denied or discharged from employment because of his or her criminal history in violation of the Act may recover from the employer in a civil action: (1) damages in the amount of $2,000 or actual damages, whichever is greater; (2) costs and reasonable attorney's fees as allowed by the court; and (3) any other appropriate relief, including punitive damages. Defines terms. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 2/25/2020 Assigned to House Labor & Commerce Committee

HB 4844 (Evans, M, Jr.) -  Amends the Prevailing Wage Act. Includes within scope of the term "public works" work performed under an agreement between a public body and a private entity for the development, construction, maintenance, or operation of infrastructure.

Last Action: 2/25/2020 Assigned to House Labor & Commerce Committee

HB 4848 (Mazzochi, D.) - Amends the Unemployment Insurance Act. Provides that upon payment of an annual administrative fee not exceeding $100, during the first 3 calendar quarters an employer may pay its quarterly contributions due for wages in equal installments. Establishes a schedule for payment of the contributions. Provides for the accrual of interest. Authorizes the issuance of necessary rules. Provides that payment on a quarterly basis is not available for calendar years when there are outstanding bonds under the Illinois Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund Financing Act.

Last Action: 2/18/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 4851 (Manley, N.) - Creates the Water Quality Assurance Act. Provides that new and existing health care facilities and buildings containing health care facilities shall develop and implement water management programs with specified elements to control the growth and spread of opportunistic pathogens. Requires specified persons to develop and implement a routine culture sampling plan for all building water systems. Requires health care facilities to perform remediation of identified opportunistic pathogens. Provides that the Department of Public Health or agent health departments may enter at reasonable times upon private or public property for the purpose of inspecting and investigating conditions relating to the enforcement of the Act. Requires health care facilities to register with the Department all building water systems within 120 days of the Act's effective date and to provide specified information. Contains other provisions. Establishes the Water Quality Assurance Fund as a special fund in the State treasury and makes a conforming change in the State Finance Act. Provides that the Department of Public Health shall implement, administer, and enforce the Act and may adopt rules it deems necessary to do so. Amends the Illinois Procurement Code. Provides that the Code shall not apply to procurement expenditures necessary for the Department to respond to an infectious disease outbreak response or to procurement expenditures that are necessary for a State agency's facility to implement critical recommendations provided by the Department in response to an infectious disease outbreak. Effective January 1, 2021.

Last Action: 2/18/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 4852 (Stuart, K.) - Amends the Downstate Police and Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) Articles of the Illinois Pension Code. Provides that within 6 months after the effective date of the amendatory Act, a person may transfer to a fund established under the Downstate Police Article creditable service accumulated under IMRF for service as a sheriff's law enforcement employee, person employed by a participating municipality to perform police duties, or law enforcement officer employed on a full-time basis by a forest preserve district upon payment to the police pension fund of a specified amount to be determined by the board. Provides that any person applying to transfer service under the provisions may reinstate credits and creditable service under IMRF that were terminated upon receipt of a separation benefit by paying to IMRF the amount of the separation benefit plus interest thereon at the actuarially assumed rate of interest to the date of payment. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/12/2020 Assigned to House Personnel & Pensions Committee

HB 4855 (Marron, M.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. In a Section granting a natural disaster homestead exemption, removes language providing that the square footage of the rebuilt residential structure may not be more than 110% of the square footage of the original residential structure as it existed immediately prior to the natural disaster. Removes provisions providing that the taxpayer's initial application for a natural disaster homestead exemption must be made no later than the first taxable year after the residential structure is rebuilt. Provides that, if the square footage of the rebuilt structure exceeds 110% of the square footage of the original residential structure as it existed immediately prior to the natural disaster, then the amount of the natural disaster homestead exemption is the equalized assessed value per square foot of the rebuilt structure multiplied by 110% of the square footage of the original residential structure as it existed immediately prior to the natural disaster minus the base amount. Provides that the amendatory Act is retroactive to the 2012 taxable year. Sets forth provisions concerning the valuation of farm improvements that have been rebuilt following a natural disaster. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 2/18/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 4860 (Marron, M.) - Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that a public officer or public employee commits failure to report a sex offense when he or she knows or has reason to know that a sex offense has been committed and knowingly fails to report to a law enforcement agency or peace officer the commission of that offense and the name, address, and description of the alleged offender, if known. Provides that a violation is a Class A misdemeanor for a first violation and a Class 4 felony for a second or subsequent violation.

Last Action: 2/18/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 4861 (Mah, T.) - Amends the Illinois Human Rights Act. Provides that discrimination based on disability includes unlawful discrimination against an individual because of the individual's association with a person with a disability.

Last Action: 3/12/2020 Assigned to House Judiciary - Civil Committee

HB 4862 (Evans, M., Jr.) - Amends the Prevailing Wage Act. Defines the term "federal construction project" as public works contracted for directly by the federal government.

Last Action: 2/25/2020 Assigned to House Labor & Commerce Committee

HB 4867 (Willis, K.) - Amends the Township Code. Provides that township funds that shall not exceed an amount equal to or greater than 2.5 times the annual average expenditure of the previous 3 fiscal years include general assistance funds.

Last Action: 2/18/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 4871 (Gabel, R.) - Amends the Victims' Economic Security and Safety Act. Provides that victims and family members of victims of crimes of violence (in addition to victims of domestic violence, sexual violence, and gender violence) are subject to the provisions of the Act regarding unpaid leave and prohibited discriminatory acts. Amends the Unemployment Insurance Act. Provides that victims of crimes of violence shall not be barred from collecting voluntary leave benefits. Defines terms. Makes other changes.

Last Action: 3/5/2020 House Business and Industry Regulations Subcommittee

HB 4872 (Gabel, R.) - Amends the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Administrative Act. Requires the Department of Human Services to establish reimbursement rates that build toward livable wages for front-line personnel in residential and day programs and service coordination agencies serving persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Provides that the Department shall increase rates and reimbursements so that by July 1, 2020 direct support persons wages shall be increased by $2 per hour, and so that other front-line personnel earn a commensurate wage. Requires the Department to increase rates and reimbursements in effect on January 1, 2020 for community-based providers for persons with developmental disabilities in order to fund, at a minimum, a $2 per hour wage increase. Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that for facilities ID/DD facilities and MC/DD facilities, the rates taking effect within 30 days after the effective date of the amendatory Act shall include an increase sufficient to provide a $2 per hour wage increase for non-executive front-line personnel, including, but not limited to, other specified staff and support personnel. Requires the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to increase the rates for ID/DD facilities and MC/DD facilities taking effect for services delivered on or after January 1, 2020 to provide a minimum $2 per hour wage increase over the wages in effect on December 30, 2019. Requires the Department to increase rates and reimbursements in effect on January 1, 2020 for community-based providers for persons with developmental disabilities in order to fund a minimum $2 per hour wage increase. Amends the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act. Provides that the Departments of Human Services and Healthcare and Family Services may adopt emergency rules. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/17/2020 Assigned to House Appropriations - Human Services Committee

HB 4881 (Ortiz, A.) - Creates the Fair Workweek Act. Requires certain employers to provide employees with a good faith estimate of the employee's work schedule. Sets forth the contents of the estimate, including the median number of hours the employee can expect and the manner in which standby lists will be utilized. Requires written work schedules to be provided to employees 14 days in advance. Specifies minimum periods of rest between shifts. Provides for administration by the Department of Labor. Establishes remedies.

Last Action: 2/18/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 4885 (Hernandez, E.) - Amends the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. Provides that, notwithstanding any other provision of law, a restaurant shall, by default, include a specified type of water, milk, or juice with a children's meal sold by the restaurant. Provides that a restaurant may include another beverage with a children's meal upon request. Requires the Department of Public Health to implement, administer, and enforce the amendatory provisions and allows the Department to adopt any rules it deems necessary for the implementation, administration, and enforcement.

Last Action: 3/12/2020 Assigned to House Labor & Commerce Committee

HB 4907 (Weber, T.) - Creates the Taxpayer Protection Act. Provides that, on and after the effective date of the Act, for bonds or incurred debt issued through a referendum by a unit of local government or school district, the bonds or incurred debt shall not be extended or reissued unless authorized by a referendum. Provides that a unit of local government or school district shall not submit the question concerning the extension or reissuance of a bond or incurring debt to voters in a referendum until at least one year has passed since the retirement of the bond or debt approved by a referendum. Provides that, on and after the effective date of the Act, a unit of local government or school district shall not submit a question concerning the issuance of a bond or incurring debt to the voters in a referendum until at least one year has passed since that unit or district last proposed a question or proposition concerning the issuance of bonds or incurring debt in a referendum. Limits home rule powers. Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that there shall not be a service extension base annual increase unless increased by referendum. Amends the School Code. Provides that no later than 30 days before a school district submits to the voters of that district a question on whether to issue bonds or increase the school district's property tax rate, the school district must send informational material to each resident of voting age in the school district; defines "informational material". Specifies what must be included in the informational material Effective immediately.

Last Action: 2/18/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 4943 (Ammons, C.) - Amends the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act. Requires governmental entities to adopt ordinances or resolutions establishing ethics training programs and harassment and discrimination prevention training programs to be completed, at least annually, by all officers and employees of the governmental entity. Provides further requirements concerning the training programs. Expands the required contents of governmental entity policies to prohibit sexual harassment. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/3/2020 Assigned to House Executive Committee

HB 4947 (Davis, W.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that, in counties with 3,000,000 or more inhabitants, taxpayers of income producing property shall submit income and expense data annually to the chief county assessment officer on or before July 1 of each year. Provides that, in counties of fewer than 3,000,000 inhabitants, the county board may provide by ordinance or resolution that taxpayers of income-producing property shall submit income and expense data annually to the chief county assessment officer on or before March 31 of each year. Contains certain exceptions. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/3/2020 Assigned to House Revenue & Finance Committee

HB 4949 (Davis, W.) - Amends the Illinois Literacy Act. Removes the representative of the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity from the Illinois Literacy Council. Amends the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Provides that the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity may (currently, must) develop an Engineering Excellence Program. Provides that certain actions concerning the new business permitting portal are permissive. Repeals certain provisions concerning the duties of the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. Amends the Illinois Emergency Employment Development Act. Repeals provisions concerning the Illinois 21st Century Workforce Development Fund Advisory Committee and the work incentive demonstration project. Amends the Local Government Consolidation Commission Act of 2011. Repeals provisions concerning compensation for the Local Government Consolidation Commission. Amends the Bikeway Act. Provides that a designee of the Director of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (currently, the Director of Commerce and Economic Opportunity) may serve on the interagency council on the bikeways program. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/3/2020 Assigned to House State Government Administration Committee

HB 4971 (Harper, S.) - Amends the Illinois Pesticide Act. Increases administrative penalties based on stated ranges of total violation points. Provides that beginning January 1, 2021 and each January 1 thereafter, the amounts of administrative penalties shall be adjusted by the Department of Agriculture based on the annual change in the Consumer Price Index. Requires the updated penalty amounts to be made available to the public on the Department's website.

Last Action: 2/18/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 4972 (Spain, R.) - Amends the Minimum Wage Law. Provides that the Department of Labor shall divide the State into 3 areas in accordance with specified criteria. Provides that, after the Department of Labor has divided the State into 3 areas, any municipality may, by ordinance, make that municipality a part of another area, and any county may, by ordinance, make the unincorporated territory of that county a part of another area. Establishes minimum wage rates for each area.

Last Action: 3/12/2020 Assigned to House Labor & Commerce Committee

HB 4973 (Spain, R.) - Creates the Human Resources Employee Safety and Privacy Act. Provides that government agencies and persons, businesses, and associations shall not publicly post or display publicly available content that includes a human resources employee's personal information, provided that the government agency, person, business, or association has received a written request from the person that it refrain from disclosing the person's personal information. Provides injunctive or declaratory relief if the Act is violated. Includes procedures for a written request. Provides that it is a Class 3 felony for any person to knowingly publicly post on the Internet the personal information of a human resource employee or a human resources employee's immediate family under specified circumstances. Excludes criminal penalties for employees of government agencies who publish information in good faith during the ordinary course of carrying out public functions. Provides that the Act and any rules adopted to implement the Act shall be construed broadly to favor the protection of the personal information of human resources employees. Amends various Acts to allow a human resources employee to list a business address rather than a home address and make conforming changes. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/12/2020 Assigned to House State Government Administration Committee

HB 4975 (Mazzochi, D.) - Amends the Personal Information Protection Act. Creates an intellectual property right in persons for the continued use of the individual's personal information (1) when there is a failure to cure a violation within 30 days or (2) when a person's personal information cannot be certified to be fully retrieved from an entity engaging in an unauthorized acquisition or those to whom the individual's data was further conveyed. Provides for the recovery of actual damages and for recovery of statutory damages in the amount of $3,000 per year for a period of 5 years.

Last Action: 2/18/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 4981 (Delgado, E.) - Amends the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act. Defines "lobbying" under the Act to include promoting or opposing in any manner the passage by a unit of local government of any local legislative matter affecting the interests of any individual, association, or corporation as distinct from those of the people a unit of local government. Defines "local legislative matter".

Last Action: 3/17/2020 Assigned to House Executive Committee

HB 4984 (Delgado, E.) - Amends the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act. Provides that any member of the General Assembly holding office on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act shall not, within a period of 2 years immediately following the conclusion of his or her term of office or resignation from office, knowingly accept employment or receive compensation or fees for services that would require him or her to register as a lobbyist under the Lobbyist Registration Act. Specifies that the provision does not apply to employment by a State agency or lobbying done without compensation. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/17/2020 Assigned to House Executive Committee

HB 4985 (Ortiz, A.) - Amends the Criminal and Traffic Assessment Act. Provides that the court shall order payment of a conditional assessment of $500 for a sentence for gunrunning or firearms trafficking collected and remitted by the Clerk of the Circuit Court for deposit into the Traffic and Criminal Conviction Surcharge Fund to be used by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board as grants by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board to units of local government to purchase bulletproof vests for local police departments and to hire peace officers.

Last Action: 2/18/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 4988 (Carroll, J.) - Amends the Workplace Transparency Act. Provides that nondisclosure requirements may not be imposed in settlements relating to claims of sexual harassment or sexual assault in the workplace except as they relate to the monetary amount of the settlement or, at the employee's request, when they prohibit disclosure of facts that could lead to the identification of the employee.

Last Action: 2/18/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 5002 (McCombie, T.) - Creates the Public Duty Rule Codification Act. Contains legislative findings and a statement of legislative purpose. Provides that a local governmental entity and its employees owe no duty of care to individual members of the general public to provide governmental services.

Last Action: 2/18/20 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 5013 (Stava-Murray, A.) - Amends the Illinois Municipal Code. Provides that a municipality may not prohibit a speaker at a public meeting from addressing an individual member of the city council, a municipal official, or a staff member of these individuals, except that these provisions do not prohibit a municipality from limiting when a speaker may speak at a meeting. Limits home rule powers. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/12/2020 Assigned to House Cities & Villages Committee

HB 5015 (Stava-Murray, A.) - Amends the School Visitation Rights Act. Provides that an employer that terminates an employee for absences to attend school conferences is liable in a civil action for damages resulting to the employee. Imposes upon the employer the burden of proof to demonstrate that termination is not related to an employee's absence for attendance as a school conference, behavioral meeting, or academic meeting. Effective August 1, 2020.

Last Action: 3/12/2020 Assigned to House Judiciary - Civil Committee

HB 5016 (Stava-Murray, A.) - Amends the Illinois Municipal Code. Provides that a municipality may not prohibit input or comments by the public or city council after a petitioner (a person or entity who initiated and has a direct financial or ownership interest concerning a particular agenda item) has addressed the city council. Provides that the municipality may limit the time of input or comments by the public or city council after a petitioner addresses the city council. Limits home rule powers. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/12/2020 Assigned to House Cities & Villages Committee

HB 5017 (Stava-Murray, A.) - Amends the Tax Increment Allocation Redevelopment Act of the Illinois Municipal Code. In a municipality's annual reporting for each redevelopment project area, provides that the municipality shall report the percentage of the amounts of expenditures from the special tax allocation fund on redevelopment project costs compared to the amounts deposited into the special tax allocation fund during the fiscal year. Provides that a redevelopment project area is dormant when the percentage of the amounts of expenditures from a special tax allocation fund on redevelopment project costs are 10% or less then the amounts deposited into the special tax allocation fund for 7 consecutive fiscal years of the redevelopment project area. Provides that a municipality shall by ordinance terminate a dormant redevelopment project area no later than 45 days after filing its annual report indicating that a redevelopment project area is dormant. Provides that if a municipality fails to terminate a dormant redevelopment project area as required, the municipality shall be subject to a fine of $1,000 per day until it terminates the dormant redevelopment project area. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/12/2020 Assigned to House Revenue & Finance Committee

HB 5019 (Stava-Murray, A.) - Amends the Department of State Police Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Provides that Illinois State Police officers, including the Director of the Illinois State Police, deputy Directors, and Illinois State Police officers on administrative duties, shall receive at least 2 hours every month in de-escalation skills training. Amends the Illinois Police Training Act. Provides that law enforcement officers, including chiefs of police and law enforcement officers on administrative duties, shall receive at least 2 hours every month in de-escalation skills training. Repeals provisions 10 years after the effective date of the amendatory Act. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/12/2020 Assigned to House Judiciary - Criminal Committee

HB 5020 (Stava-Murray, A.) - Amends the Freedom of Information Act. Provides that a public body shall take all reasonable steps to provide records in a format that is readable by the requester, including, but not limited to, making the record available in any format that is available to the public body and requested by the requester. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/12/2020 Assigned to House Executive Committee

HB 5021 (Stava-Murray, A.) - Amends the Freedom of Information Act. Provides that, unless the request is made for a commercial purpose, a public body may not charge a fee to a requester who is a taxpayer within the jurisdiction of the public body. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/12/2020 Assigned to House Executive Committee

HB 5022 (Stava-Murray, A.) - Amends the Freedom of Information Act. Provides that the person making a request and the public body may agree in writing to extend the time for compliance only after the public body has reviewed the request, determined that an extension is necessary, and notified the person making the request of the reasons for the extension and the date by which the response will be forthcoming. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/12/2020 Assigned to House Executive Committee

HB 5041 (Zalewski, M.) - Appropriates $20,000,000 from the Build Illinois Bond Fund to the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity for a grant to the Chicago Zoological Society for costs associated with infrastructure improvements for the Brookfield Zoo.

Last action: 2/18/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 5043 (Wehrli, G.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that any taxing district may abate any portion of its taxes in any given year when the initial levy request for that year has subsequently been found to be in excess of the funds required for that year. Provides that any such abatement shall be included in the district's aggregate extension base for purposes of the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law. Provides for a supplemental levy if the issuance of a certificate of error, a court order, or a final administrative decision of the Property Tax Appeal Board results in a refund from the taxing district of a portion of the property tax revenue distributed to the taxing district. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 2/18/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 5046 (Evans, M., Jr.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that the $80 fee paid by tax purchasers is non-refundable. Reinstates provisions imposing a 5% fee on taxes, interest, and penalties due at purchase.

Last Action: 3/6/2020 House Property Tax Subcommittee

HB 5047 (Evans, M., Jr.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that, when the court declares a sale in error, interest shall be calculated from the date each amount was paid until the date of the order finding that the order directing the county clerk to issue a tax deed should be vacated (currently, from the date each amount was paid until the date of payment). Provides that any order of court finding that an order directing the county clerk to issue a tax deed should be vacated shall direct the party who successfully contested the entry of the order to pay court reporter fees, taxes and assessments, and interest. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/6/2020 House Property Tax Subcommittee

HB 5048 (Evans, M., Jr.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that, in counties with more than 3,000,000 inhabitants (currently, in Cook County), notice of expiration of period of redemption may be served by a private detective. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/6/2020 House Property Tax Subcommittee

HB 5049 (Evans, M., Jr.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. In provisions concerning payments from the indemnity fund, provides that any award issued in favor of any Public Guardian as guardian for the party claiming indemnity shall be paid no later than 31 days from the date the judgment is entered, provided the judgment order has been tendered to the county treasurer as trustee of the indemnity fund for payment and unless otherwise extended by order of court. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/6/2020 House Property Tax Subcommittee

HB 5055 (Halbrook, B.) - Amends the Public Officer Prohibited Activities Act. Provides that a member of a county board may not also hold an office of township highway commissioner. Repeals a Section providing that a member of the county board in a county having fewer than 550,000 inhabitants, during the term of office for which he is elected, may also hold the office of township highway commissioner. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 2/25/2020 Assigned to House Executive Committee

HB 5056 (Halbrook, B.) - Amends the Counties Code. Provides that no member of a county board or board of county commissioners, during the term of office for which he or she is elected, may be appointed or serve as a member of the board of health. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 2/25/2020 Assigned to House Executive Committee

HB 5057 (Halbrook, B.) - Amends the Minimum Wage Law. Provides that unless an employer is officially recognized by the United States Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt organization under a specified Section of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, then the employer shall, at a minimum, pay at a rate of $8.25 per hour.

Last Action: 3/5/2020 House Wage Policy and Study Subcommittee

HB 5062 (Wheeler, K.) - Amends the Election Code. Provides that the terms and conditions of any loan or credit agreement from a committee shall be set forth in a written agreement that shall be executed by the chair or treasurer of the committee at the time of the loan or credit agreement. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/12/2020 Assigned to House Executive Committee

HB 5071 (Welch, E.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides for property tax incentives for newly-constructed or rehabilitated rental property if the owner of the residential real property commits that, for a period of 10 years, at least 20% of the multifamily building's units will have rents that are at or below maximum rents and are occupied by households with household incomes at or below maximum income limits. Provides that the chief county assessment officer of a county with 3,000,000 or more inhabitants shall establish such a program, and the chief county assessment officer of a county with less than 3,000,000 inhabitants shall establish such a program upon passage of an ordinance by a majority vote of the county board. Sets forth application requirements and the amount of the reduction. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/12/2020 Assigned to House Revenue & Finance Committee

HB 5074 (Gabel, R.) - Amends the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Administrative Act and the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that within 30 days after the effective date of the amendatory Act, the Department of Human Services and the Department of Healthcare and Family Services (Departments) shall increase by 20% rates and reimbursements in effect on June 30, 2020 for community-based providers of services for persons with developmental disabilities and for ID/DD facilities and MC/DD facilities. Requires community-based providers, ID/DD facilities, and MC/DD facilities to use at least 75% of the amount of the rate increase to increase the wages and benefits paid to their staff. Requires the Departments to ensure wage rate components are at least 145% of the statewide, regional, or local minimum wage rate, whichever is higher, as determined by the Departments. Requires community-based providers of services for persons with developmental disabilities, ID/DD facilities, and MC/DD facilities to certify compliance with the provisions of the amendatory Act in a form and manner prescribed by the Departments. Requires the Departments to adopt emergency rules to implement the provisions of the amendatory Act. Amends the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act. Grants the Departments emergency rulemaking authority. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/17/2020 Assigned to House Appropriations - Human Services Committee 

HB 5075 (Welch, E.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. In provisions allowing 2 or more contiguous townships to form a multi-township assessment district, provides that townships without township assessors may be a part in forming such districts.

Last Action: 2/18/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 5077 (Kifowit, S.) - Amends the Employee Classification Act. Provides that the civil penalty for violating the Act is $1,500 for the first violation and $3,000 for each repeat violation within a 5-year period (rather than an amount not to exceed $1,000 for the first violation and an amount not to exceed $2,000 for each repeat violation within a 5-year period). Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/3/2020 Assigned to House Labor & Commerce Committee

HB 5086 (Greenwood, L.) - Amends the Hospital Licensing Act. Requires hospitals that receive a property tax exemption under a provision of the Property Tax Code concerning exemptions related to access to hospital and health care services by low-income and underserved individuals to post the hospital's charity care policy and the contact information of a financial counselor in a reasonably viewable area in the hospital's emergency room.

Last Action: 3/17/2020 Assigned to House Human Services Committee

HB 5091 (Kifowit, S.) - Amends the Local Governmental and Governmental Employees Tort Immunity Act. Provides that a public entity or a public employee is not liable for injury caused by any unauthorized access to government records, data, or electronic information systems by any person or entity.

Last Action: 2/18/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 5105 (Didech, D.) - Amends the Homeowners' Energy Policy Statement Act. Provides that no political subdivision may place any restriction, either directly or indirectly, on the installation or use of a solar energy system unless the restriction: serves to preserve or protect public health or safety; or does not significantly decrease its production or efficiency. Limits home rule powers. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 2/18/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 5136 (Edly-Allen, M.) - Amends the Illinois Police Training Act. Provides that the in-service training requirements for mental health awareness and response shall consist of at least 16 hours of training that must be satisfactorily completed every 3 years. Provides that the crisis intervention training addressing specialized policing responses to people with mental illnesses shall consist of at least 16 hours of training.

Last Action: 2/18/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 5159 (Mussman, M.) - Amends the Illinois Human Rights Act. Provides that it is a civil rights violation for an employer to ask an applicant for employment to supply his or her date of graduation from college or any other age identifier in an application or an initial interview. Provides that the new provisions do not prohibit an employer from requesting this information at a later stage of the hiring process. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/12/2020 Assigned to House Judiciary - Civil Committee

HB 5165 (Greenwood, L.) - Amends the Employee Sick Leave Act. Provides that personal care of a parent, mother-in-law, father-in-law, grandparent, or stepparent is a permissible use of personal sick leave benefits.

Last Action: 3/17/2020 Assigned to House Labor & Commerce Committee

HB 5168 (Gong-Gershowitz, J.) - Creates the Paid Family Leave Act. Requires a private employer to provide 4 weeks of paid leave to an employee who takes leave: (1) because of the birth of a child of the employee and to care for the child or (2) to care for a newly adopted child under 18 years of age, a newly placed foster child under 18 years of age or a newly adopted or newly placed foster child older than 18 years of age if the child is incapable of self-care because of a mental or physical disability. Provides that paid family leave shall be provided irrespective of the employer's leave policies and shall be provided to an employee who has been employed by the employer for at least one year. Permits employees to voluntarily waive paid family leave. Provides that the Department of Labor may adopt any rules necessary to implement the Act.

Last Action: 2/18/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 5178 (Halpin, M.) - Amends the Employer's Liability Rates Article of the Illinois Insurance Code. Provides that a premium is excessive if it is likely to produce a long run profit that is unreasonably high for the insurance provided or if expenses are unreasonably high in relation to the services rendered. Provides procedures for the review of premiums by the Director of Insurance at the request of the insured. Amends the Workers' Compensation Act. Provides that accidental injuries sustained while traveling to or from work do not arise out of and in the course of employment. Permits an employer to file with the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission a workers' compensation safety program or a workers' compensation return to work program implemented by the employer. Provides that (i) injuries to the shoulder shall be considered injuries to part of the arm and (ii) injuries to the hip shall be considered injuries to part of the leg. Contains provisions concerning repetitive and cumulative injuries; permanent partial disability determinations; annual reports by the Commission concerning self-insurance for workers' compensation in Illinois; and duties of the Workers' Compensation Premium Rates Task Force. Makes additional changes to the Workers' Compensation Act. Provides for an evidence-based drug formulary. Requires an annual investigation of procedures covered for ambulatory surgical centers and the establishment of a fee schedule. Changes a waiting period for benefits for certain firefighters, emergency medical technicians, and paramedics. Changes compensation computations for subsequent injuries to the same part of the spine. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 2/18/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 5179 (Yednock, L.) - Amends the Department of Natural Resources Law. Provides that the Department has the power to enter into contracts with union apprentice trade programs across the State for the purpose of providing maintenance and repairs to State parks. Allows each Regional Office of the Department to contract with such programs in its respective region. Provides that funds from the Park and Conservation Fund may be used by the Department to enter into contracts with union apprentice trade programs. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 2/18/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 5180 (Yednock, L.) - Amends the Freedom of Information Act. To the list of records exempt from disclosure, adds records of a State's Attorney requested by persons committed to the Department of Corrections upon conviction of a felony, or otherwise currently incarcerated pursuant to a felony conviction, except as may be relevant to the requester's conviction.

Last Action: 3/3/2020 Assigned to House Judiciary - Criminal Committee

HB 5181 (Yingling, S.) - Amends the Illinois Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. Revises the definition of "small employer" to mean an employer who employs an average of at least one but not more than 50 employees on business days during the preceding calendar year and who employs at least one employee on the first day of the plan year (rather than an employer who employs an average of at least 2 employees on business days during the preceding calendar year and who employs at least 2 employees on the first day of the plan year). Effective immediately.

Last Action: 2/18/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 5184 (Cassidy, K.) - Amends the Department of State Police Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois and the Uniform Peace Officers' Disciplinary Act. Provides that the Illinois State Police or a local law enforcement agency may not release any information to the public, a news organization, or other organization except to another law enforcement agency or as part of a criminal investigation that is of a personal nature or that is included in personnel records regarding an Illinois State Police officer or a peace officer employed by a local law enforcement agency without first informing the officer of the law enforcement agency's intent to release the information. Provides that the law enforcement agency must supply all pertinent information regarding the request and its intent to release the information, and must give the officer a copy of all information that will be released upon the request of the officer. Provides that this applies to any information released, including a Freedom of Information request, but does not apply to information released at the request of the officer or the officer's legal representative. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/12/2020 Assigned to House Judiciary - Criminal Committee

HB 5185 (Robinson, L., Jr.) - Amends the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Provides that the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity shall establish a Grant Diversity Database and make it publicly available on the Internet website of the Department. Provides for the contents of the Database. Provides for the adoption of rules. Defines terms.

Last Action: 3/17/2020 Assigned to House Human Services Committee

HB 5188 (Robinson, L., Jr.) - Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. In provisions concerning the Department of Human Services' Child Care Assistance Program, requires the Department to increase the reimbursement rate for child care centers to 115% of the rate in effect on January 1, 2020. Effective July 1, 2020.

Last Action: 3/172020 Assigned to House Appropriations - Human Services Committee

HB 5194 (Edly-Allen, M.) - Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that the Illinois State Police shall establish an oral fluid roadside analysis pilot program for one year. Requires the Illinois State Police, under the pilot program, to perform a roadside preliminary oral fluid analysis to determine whether an individual is driving while under the influence of a controlled substance. Provides that within 90 days after the conclusion of the pilot program, the Illinois State Police shall submit a report of its findings to the General Assembly. Repeals the new provisions on January 1, 2023. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/17/2020 Assigned to House Judiciary - Criminal Committee

HB 5205 (Wheeler, K.) - Amends the Illinois Police Training Act. Provides that Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board and the Department of Public Health shall jointly develop and establish a program of certification of tactical paramedics for the purposes of aiding special law enforcement teams involved in, but not limited to, search and rescues, civil disturbances, bomb threat responses, tactical or special operations team deployments, hostage negotiations, HazMat responses, executive and dignitary protection, and counterterrorism, as assigned and directed by a law enforcement agency recognized by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board. Includes program requirements. Amends the Counties Code and the Illinois Municipal Code. Provides that chiefs of police and sheriffs may employ tactical paramedics and provide tactical paramedic support to first responders. Amends the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems Act making conforming changes.

Last Action: 2/18/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 5209 (Wheeler, K.) - Amends the Code of Civil Procedure. Provides that a unit of local government may not seek damages in connection with a temporary restraining order or preliminary injunction based upon a constitutional challenge to a tax. Provides that if a petition is filed in violation of the new provisions, the court shall award the respondent reasonable attorney's fees and costs incurred in connection with the petition. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 2/18/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 5217 (Butler, T.) - Amends the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act. Provides that no public service announcement or advertisement that is on behalf of any State administered program and contains the proper name, image, or voice of any executive branch constitutional officer or member of the General Assembly shall be posted on any social media platform (in addition to the existing prohibition on such announcements and advertisements in other media). Makes conforming changes.

Last Action: 3/12/2020 Assigned to House Executive Committee

HB 5220 (Butler, T.) - Amends the Parking Excise Tax Act. Provides that the Act is repealed on July 1, 2020. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 2/18/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 5246 (Moeller, A.) - Amends the Illinois Highway Code. Provides that, in and within one mile of an urban area, the Department of Transportation shall establish and solely fund bicycle and pedestrian ways in conjunction with the construction, reconstruction, or other change of any State transportation facility. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/3/2020 Assigned to House Transportation: Regulation, Roads & Bridges Committee

HB 5250 (Hurley, F.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that a veteran who has a service connected disability of 100% need not reapply for the homestead exemption for veterans with disabilities. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/12/2020 Assigned to House Revenue & Finance Committee

HB 5253 (Hurley, F.) - Creates the Forest Preserve District and Conservation District Design-Build Authorization Act. Provides that a forest preserve district or conservation district may enter into design-build contracts. Includes scope and performance criteria for design-build contracts, a two-phase procedure for selection of contracts, requirements for submission of proposals, procedures for awarding contracts, and requirements of reports and evaluation of contracts. Provides that if the total overall cost of a project is estimated to be less than $12,000,000, the forest preserve or conservation district may combine the two-phase procedure for selection into one phase. Amends the Conservation District Act, Downstate Forest Preserve District Act, and Cook County Forest Preserve District Act making conforming changes. Further amends those Acts increasing the minimum contract amount to $50,000 (currently $25,000) before competitive bidding is required. Effective January 1, 2021.

Last Action: 3/12/2020 Assigned to House State Government Administration Committee

HB 5259 (Harper, S.) - Creates the Family First Employer Program Act. Establishes the Family First Employer Program under the Department of Labor to award employers that create family-friendly workplaces by providing, for all full-time employees, advancement and leadership opportunities; the same pay rates for similar work; stipends or assistance for child care; paid leave for the birth or adoption of a child and medical care for employees or family members of employees; flexible work accommodations for other family obligations; and health insurance and retirement plan options. Provides for the awards to be presented by the Governor and to come with a logo that a designated employer may use for promotional purposes. Provides that the Department shall adopt rules to implement the program.

Last Action: 2/18/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 5263 (Edly-Allen, M.) - Amends the Parking Excise Tax Act. Provides that the tax imposed by the Act does not apply to a parking area or garage owned or operated by a city, village, county, township, or incorporated town. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/17/2020 Assigned to House Revenue & Finance Committee

HB 5270 (Connor, J.) - Amends the Law Enforcement Officer-Worn Body Camera Act. Provides that recordings made with the use of an officer-worn body camera must be made available upon request to personnel of the law enforcement agency, the local State's Attorney, and any persons depicted in the recordings (rather than are not subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, except in limited circumstances). Provides that procedures for distribution of the recordings must include safeguards to protect the identities of individuals who are not the subjects of the encounter.

Last Action: 3/3/2020 Assigned to House Judiciary - Criminal Committee

HB 5275 (Welch, E.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides for a reduction in the assessed value of newly-constructed or rehabilitated rental property if the owner of the residential real property commits that, for a period of 10 years, at least 15% of the multifamily building's units will have rents that are at or below maximum rents and are occupied by households with household incomes at or below maximum income limits. Provides that the chief county assessment officer of a county with 3,000,000 or more inhabitants shall establish such a program. Sets forth application requirements and the amount of the reduction. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/12/2020 Assigned to House Revenue & Finance Committee

HB 5279 (Mazzochi, D.) - Amends the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law in the Property Tax Code. Provides that, for levy years 2020 and later, for school districts other than school districts with a total student population that has decreased by more than 1% from the immediately preceding levy year, the "aggregate extension base" is the greater of (A) the district's last preceding aggregate extension limit or (B) the district's last preceding aggregate extension, subject to certain adjustments. Provides that the term "aggregate extension limit" means the district's last preceding aggregate extension if the taxing district had utilized the maximum limiting rate permitted without referendum for each of the 3 immediately preceding levy years. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 2/18/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 5281 (Weber, T.) - Amends the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act. Provides that any report received by the Department of Children and Family Services alleging the abuse or neglect of a child by any person (rather than a person who is not the child's parent, a member of the child's immediate family, a person responsible for the child's welfare, an individual residing in the same home as the child, or a paramour of the child's parent) shall immediately be shared with (rather than referred to) the appropriate local law enforcement agency. Provides that, upon receipt of the shared report, the local law enforcement agency may, in its discretion, conduct a criminal investigation or other action based on the information contained within the report. Provides that the Department shall be the sole agency responsible for receiving and investigating reports of child abuse or neglect made under the Act, except where investigations by other agencies may be required with respect to reports alleging the abuse or neglect of a child by any person (rather than except where investigations by other agencies may be required with respect to reports alleging the abuse or neglect of a child by a person who is not the child's parent, a member of the child's immediate family, a person responsible for the child's welfare, an individual residing in the same home as the child, or a paramour of the child's parent).

Last Action: 3/12/2020 Assigned to House Adoption & Child Welfare Committee

HB 5284 (Miller, C.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. Creates an abatement for property located in a blighted area if the owner of the property enters into an agreement with the corporate authorities of the municipality in which the property is located for the renovation, demolition, or improvement of the property. Provides that the abatement shall apply for a period of 10 years and may be extended for an additional 10 years if the chief county assessment officer finds that the property owner has made a good faith effort to renovate, demolish, or improve the property. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/12/2020 Assigned to House Revenue & Finance Committee

HB 5288 (Burke, K.) - Creates the Data Privacy Act. Provides for the regulation of the use and sale of data. Defines terms. Establishes consumer rights to copies of information held by persons who control and process data. Provides for the correction of inaccurate data. Provides for restrictions on the use of personal data. Provides for the enforcement of the Act by the Attorney General. Provides civil penalties. Preempts home rule and provides that the regulation of data use and privacy are exclusive powers and functions of the State. Creates the Consumer Privacy Fund as a special fund in the State treasury.

Last Action: 3/3/2020 Assigned to House Cybersecurity, Data Analytics & IT Committee

HB 5293 (Mazzochi, D.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. Creates the senior citizens homestead school levy exemption for property that is improved with a permanent structure that is occupied as a primary residence by an applicant who (i) is 65 years of age or older during the taxable year, (ii) has a household income that does not exceed the maximum income limitation, (iii) is liable for paying real property taxes on the property, (iv) is an owner of record of the property or has a legal or equitable interest in the property as evidenced by a written instrument, if no individual residing at the real property is or will be enrolled in a public school. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 2/18/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 5294 (Mazzochi, D.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that certain notices may be given by electronic means. Provides that the county assessor shall compile and post on its website a list with certain information concerning certificates of error. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 2/18/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 5308 (Weber, T.) - Amends the Downstate Forest Preserve District Act. Removes a provision providing that the president of the board is the executive officer of the district. Provides that the board of a forest preserve district may appoint an executive officer of the district and they may appoint the president of the board as executive officer of the district. Provides that a president that is an executive officer on the effective date of the amendatory Act shall remain the executive officer until the conclusion of the president's term of office or the board appoints another individual as executive officer, whichever is earlier, unless the board reappoints the president as executive officer. Provides that an appointed executive officer of a district has the sole power to appoint, employ, or terminate employees as may be necessary or, if no executive officer has been appointed, then the president of the board has such powers. Provides that the president of the board of a forest preserve district shall not cancel an event occurring on forest preserve district property without the approval of the board, except in the case of preserving public safety or in the event of an emergency. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 2/18/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 5313 (Rita, R.) - Amends the Election Code. Allows for objections to certificates of nomination and petitions to submit public question to a referendum to also be submitted using an electronic method approved and provided by the election authority. Provides that if an election authority has required paperless submission of an objector's petitions and has provided a secure Internet-based portal for such, the election authority shall provide the objector with the ability to provide general explanations of objections, attach exhibits, and save progress before submitting and may further require that the objector or his or her agent use the software to indicate each line on the petition to which he or she objects individually. Makes conforming changes.

Last Action: 3/12/2020 Assigned to House Executive Committee

HB 5317 (Moeller, A.) - Creates the Defined Benefit Plan Reporting Act. Provides that all defined benefit plans that are not covered by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 and have 200 or more plan members shall be required to comply with a specified provision of federal law that requires reporting certain fiscal information to participants and beneficiaries. Provides that the requirement does not apply to governmental plans. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/3/2020 Assigned to House Personnel & Pensions Committee

HB 5322 (Flower, M.) - Amends the School Code. Provides that if a school district has excess cash reserves, the school district must either: (i) reduce the amount of the tax levy for the following levy year by the amount of the excess cash reserves; or (ii) submit a report to the State Board of Education detailing the purpose and utilization timeline for those excess cash reserves. Provides that "excess cash reserves" means the amount of money in a working cash fund that exceeds 100% of the operating costs of the school district based on the preceding school year. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 2/18/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 5329 (Rita, R.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that the owner of a certificate of purchase must file with the county clerk the names and addresses of the owners of the property and those persons entitled to service of notice at their last known address. Provides that the clerk shall mail notice within 30 days from the date of the filing of addresses with the clerk.

Last Action: 2/18/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 5335 (Stava-Murray, A.) - Amends the Illinois Human Rights Act. Provides that if a petition alleging a civil rights violation by an employer is filed with the Department of Human Rights, the Human Rights Commission, or in court, a rebuttable presumption that the employer violated the petitioner's civil rights is created. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/12/2020 Assigned to House Judiciary - Civil Committee

HB 5338 (Mah, T.) - Amends the Child Care Act of 1969. Provides that the owner of a day care center that receives State funds directly or through a grantee may not close the day care center unless the owner: gives at least 90 days' written notice of the proposed closure to the parent or guardian of each child attending the day care center; advises the parent or guardian of at least 2 meetings to elicit comment from parents or guardians on the proposed closure; attends the meetings or designates managerial personnel to attend the meetings. Provides that the owner or managerial personnel attending the meetings must be prepared to discuss alternatives to closure or delay of the closure to give parents or guardians additional time to secure alternative day care arrangements. Provides that failure to comply with those requirements is a violation of the Act for which the Department of Children and Family Services may impose any appropriate penalty or grant any appropriate remedy. Provides that the new provisions do not apply to closure by the Department because continued operation would jeopardize the health, safety, morals, or welfare of children. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/12/2020 Assigned to House Adoption & Child Welfare Committee

HB 5347 (William, J.) - Amends the Hospital Licensing Act. Requires hospitals that receive a property tax exemption under a provision of the Property Tax Code concerning exemptions related to access to hospital and health care services by low-income and underserved individuals to refer patients who receive treatment at the hospital's emergency room to a financial counselor before the patient is discharged.

Last Action: 3/17/2020 Assigned to House Human Services Committee

HB 5350 (Edly-Allen, M.) - Amends the Illinois Income Tax Act. Creates an income tax credit for taxpayers who plant a native plant species at their primary place of residence. Provides that the credit shall be equal to the cost of the plants and associated planting materials. Provides that the credit may not exceed $100 per taxpayer in any taxable year. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/172020 Assigned to House Revenue & Finance Committee

HB 5354 (Durkin, J.) - Amends the General Assembly Article of the Illinois Pension Code. Requires active Tier 1 employees to elect either to (i) have automatic annual increases in retirement and survivor's annuities delayed and reduced or (ii) not agree to the delay and reduction. Provides that a Tier 1 employee who elects to have automatic annual increases in retirement and survivor's annuities delayed and reduced is entitled to have future increases in income treated as pensionable income, have contributions reduced to a specified rate, and receive a consideration payment of 10% of contributions made prior to the election. Provides that a Tier 1 employee who elects to not agree to the delay and reduction is not eligible to have future increases in income treated as pensionable income. Makes funding changes. Makes other changes. Amends the State Pension Funds Continuing Appropriation Act to provide a continuing appropriation for the amounts of the consideration payments. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/12/2020 Assigned to House Executive Committee

HB 5366 (Walsh, L., Jr.) - Amends the Workers' Compensation Act. Provides that in addition to other specified prohibitions, an employer may not demote an employee because of his or her exercise of rights under the Act. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/12/2020 Assigned to House Labor & Commerce Committee

HB 5370 (Wilhour, B.) - Amends the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act. Provides additional required economic interests to be listed by specified persons on a statement of economic interests filed under the Act. Defines "relative".

Last Action: 2/18/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 5376 (Mazzochi, D.) - Amends the Circuit Court Actions Article of the Illinois Human Rights Act. Provides that an aggrieved respondent may commence a civil action in an appropriate circuit court not later than 2 years after the occurrence or termination of an alleged civil rights violation or breach of a conciliation or settlement agreement entered into to obtain appropriate relief with respect to the alleged civil rights violation or breach. Provides that in a civil action pursuant to election, if the court finds that a civil rights violation has not occurred, the court may grant all attorney's fees and remittance of any monetary relief that was awarded during settlement by the Human Rights Commission.

Last Action: 2/18/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 5389 (Slaughter, J.) - Amends the Law Enforcement Officer-Worn Body Camera Act. Provides that if the subject of the encounter captured on the recording made by the officer-worn body camera is not arrested or issued a summons as a result of the encounter, the law enforcement officer, during the encounter, must inform the subject of the encounter how he or she may obtain a copy of the recording. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 2/18/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 5400 (Gordon-Booth, J.) - Amends the Child Care Act of 1969. Provides that "day care center" does not include certain programs or portions of programs that serve children who shall have attained the age of 2 years (rather than 3 years). Makes conforming changes.

Last Action: 2/18/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 5401 (Gordon-Booth, J.) - Amends the Child Care Act of 1969. Provides that "day care center" does not include certain programs or portions of programs that serve children who shall have attained the age of 2 years (rather than 3 years). Makes conforming changes.

Last Action: 2/18/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 5412 (Wehrli, G.) - Amends the General Assembly, State Employee, State Universities, Downstate Teachers, and Judges Articles of the Illinois Pension Code. Provides that by no later than July 1, 2021, each System shall establish and post on its website a searchable database of the names of all persons receiving an annuity from the System and the amount of the annuity paid by the System to that person each month. Requires the database to be updated on a monthly basis. Provides that under no circumstances shall the information in that database include the name of any annuitant under the age of 18 or any identifying information other than the annuitant's name and the amount of annuity paid to that annuitant each month. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 2/18/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 5417 (Bryant, T.) - Amends the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act. In a provision requiring all mandated reporters to complete mandated reporter training, provides that the required in-person or web-based training shall include information on the process for reporting suspected child abuse or neglect utilizing the Department of Children and Family Services' Online Reporting System for Mandated Reporters.

Last Action: 2/18/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 5425 (Wehrli, G.) - Amends the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law in the Property Tax Code. Provides that the limiting rate shall be calculated using the highest aggregate extension from any year in which the taxing district was subject to the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law (currently, the last 3 preceding levy years). Provides that an aggregate extension established for a levy year in which the taxing district was authorized to temporarily increase its limiting rate or its extension limitation may not be used.

Last Action: 2/18/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 5426 (Wehrli, G.) - Amends the Property Tax Code to provide that a taxing district may order the county clerk to abate any portion of its taxes when its initial levy request has subsequently been found to be in excess of the funds required for that year. Provides that any such abatement shall be included in the district's aggregate extension base for purposes of the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 2/18/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 5427 (Wehrli, G.) - Amends the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law in the Property Tax Code. Provides that the extension limitation is 3.5% (currently, 5%) or the percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index. Provides that the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law applies to all taxing districts, including home rule units.

Last Action: 2/18/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 5428 (Morrison, T.) - Amends the Truth in Taxation Law in the Property Tax Code. Provides that the adoption of an aggregate levy that exceeds 102% of the amount of the final aggregate levy for the preceding year shall require a truth in taxation hearing and a record vote of two-thirds of the members of the corporate authorities of the taxing district.

Last Action: 3/12/2020 Assigned to House Revenue & Finance Committee

HB 5429 (Mazzochi, D.) - Amends the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability Act. Provides that the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability shall study the property tax laws of Florida, Tennessee, and Texas and report to the Governor and the General Assembly no later than December 31, 2020.

Last Action: 2/18/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 5430 (Wehrli, G.) - Amends the Illinois Income Tax Act. Creates a credit for individual taxpayers whose income does not exceed the maximum income limitation and who are (i) 65 years of age or older during the taxable year or (ii) 100% disabled during the taxable year. Provides that the amount of the credit shall be based upon the amount by which the total residential property taxes paid by the taxpayer during the taxable year exceeds a stated percent of income. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 2/18/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 5431 (Batinick, M.) - Amends the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law in the Property Tax Code. Provides that a taxing district shall reduce its aggregate extension base for the purpose of lowering its limiting rate for future years upon referendum approval initiated by the submission of a petition by the voters of the district. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 2/18/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 5432 (Welter, D.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. Creates a first-time homebuyer homestead exemption. Provides that residential property valued at $75,000 or more that is owned and occupied by a first-time homebuyer is entitled to a reduction in the equalized assessed value of the property in the amount of $7,500. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/12/2020 Assigned to House Revenue & Finance Committee

HB 5434 (Grant, A.) - Creates the Taxing Body Debt and Convention Control Act. Contains only a statement of legislative intent.

Last Action: 2/18/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 5435 (Wehrli, G.) - Creates the Taxing Body Refinancing by Popular Vote Act. Provides that no taxing district may renew or refinance its indebtedness in a way that requires the extension of property taxes for the payment of debt service in a taxable year that is later than the taxable year in which the indebtedness would otherwise mature unless the question of such renewal or refinancing is submitted to the electors of the district at a regular election and approved by a majority of the electors voting on the question.

Last Action: 2/18/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 5436 (Wehrli, G.) - Amends the Freedom of Information Act. Provides that the exemption from disclosure for proprietary, privileged, or confidential financial data does not apply to fees charged by debt underwriters or fees charged by debt financiers.

Last Action: 2/18/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 5437 (Wehrli, G.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that, if a person who qualifies for a senior citizens assessment freeze homestead exemption relocates from one residence in this State to another residence in this State, and the person continues to qualify for the exemption, then the exemption amount for the new residence may not be less than the exemption amount for the previous residence for the last full assessment year in which the qualifying individual occupied the previous residence. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 2/18/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 5438 (Wehrli, G.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that, for taxable years 2020 and thereafter, the maximum reduction under the senior citizens homestead exemption is $9,000 in all counties (currently, $8,000 in counties with 3,000,000 or more inhabitants and $5,000 in all other counties). Provides that the maximum income limitation for the senior citizens assessment freeze homestead exemption is $75,000 (currently, $65,000). Effective immediately.

Last Action: 2/18/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 5439 (Weber, T.) - Amends the Department of Revenue Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Creates the Senior Citizens Assessment Freeze Task Force. Sets forth the membership of the Task Force. Provides that the Task Force shall study the benefits and consequences associated with expanding the Senior Citizens Assessment Freeze Homestead Exemption to all households that are unlikely to have children in public schools due to advanced age. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 2/18/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 5440 (Morrison, T.) - Amends the State Mandates Act. Provides that the application of every State mandate implemented on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act that necessitates additional expenditures from local government revenues without reimbursement from the State shall be limited to a sunset date of 5 years. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 2/18/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 5441 (Ford, L.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that the owner of a certificate of purchase must file with the county clerk the names and addresses of the owners of the property and those persons entitled to service of notice at their last known addresses. Provides that the clerk shall mail notice within 30 days from the date of the filing of addresses with the clerk.

Last Action: 3/6/2020 House Property Tax Subcommittee

HB 5452 (Stava-Murray, A.) - Amends the Child Care Act of 1969. Provides that day care centers, day care homes, and group day care homes may not require a parent or guardian applying to enroll his or her child in a day care program to pay an application fee or holding fee if the parent or guardian is receiving child care assistance through a private or public entity. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/17/2020 Assigned to House Human Services Committee

HB 5453 (Stava-Murray, A.) - Amends the Equal Pay Act of 2003. Requires employers to disclose to any person who receives compensation from the employer, whether as an employee or as a contractor, pay scales for all positions for which the employer pays compensation. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/17/2020 Assigned to House Labor & Commerce Committee

HB 5454 (Stava-Murray, A.) - Amends the Illinois Freedom to Work Act. Provides that an employer that elects to enforce a covenant not to compete under the Act must pay to the employee subject to the covenant full compensation, including all benefits, that the employee would have received had his or her employment not been discontinued for the time specified in the covenant not to compete or until the separated employee is employed full-time at a commensurate rate of pay and benefits in a field of work not subject to the covenant not to compete. Provides that an attempt to enforce a covenant not to compete in a manner that does not comply with the new provisions voids the covenant not to compete. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/17/2020 Assigned to House Labor and Commerce Committee

HB 5455 (Sosnowski, J.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that, in the case of an erroneous homestead exemption, the chief county assessment officer in a county with fewer than 3,000,000 inhabitants may consider the erroneously exempt portion of the property as omitted property for that taxable year and any of the 3 taxable years immediately prior to the taxable year in which the notice of that discovery is served. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/12/2020 Assigned to House Revenue & Finance Committee

HB 5459 (Stava-Murray, A.) - Amends the Illinois Human Rights Act. Provides that it is a civil rights violation for a vendor to disallow a candidate on the basis of unlawful discrimination to take a required test for application or consideration of the government job. Provides that if a vendor violates the Act, then the vendor is subject to a $50,000 fine for each violation. Provides that any government contract with a vendor that violates the Act shall be terminated. Provides that a government entity shall not contract with a vendor for one year after a determination that the vendor has violated the new provisions. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/17/2020  Assigned to House Judiciary - Civil Committee

HB 5468 (West, M., II) - Amends the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act. Defines "lobbying" under the Act to include promoting or opposing in any manner the passage by a unit of local government of any local legislative matter affecting the interests of any individual, association, or corporation as distinct from those of the people a unit of local government. Defines "local legislative matter".

Last Action: 2/18/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 5469 (Harper, S.) - Amends the Department of Natural Resources (Conservation) Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Provides that the Department shall establish the Outdoor Equity Grants Program, subject to adequate appropriation or private funding, to increase the ability of underserved and at-risk populations to participate in outdoor environmental educational experiences at State parks and other public lands where outdoor environmental education programs take place. Contains provisions relating to the organization of the grant program, priority of specified populations, funding of the grant program, and annual reporting. Provides that the Department shall adopt rules to implement the provisions. Amends the State Finance Act by adding the Outdoor Equity Grants Program Fund.

Last Action: 3/12/2020 Assigned to House Agriculture & Conservation Committee

HB 5470 (Harper, S.) - Amends the Illinois Human Rights Act. Provides that "protective hairstyle" means a hairstyle historically associated with race, including, but not limited to, hair texture and such hairstyles as braids, locks, and twists. Provides that "unlawful discrimination" includes discrimination against a person because of his or her actual or perceived protective hairstyle. Provides that it is a civil rights violation for an institution of elementary, secondary, or higher education to discriminate against any person on the basis of the person's protective hairstyle.

Last Action: 2/18/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 5475 (Gonzalez, E., Jr.) - Amends the Election Code. Provides that an employee is entitled to absent himself or herself from work for a period of 4 hours (rather than 2) to vote. Provides that an employee receiving an hourly wage shall be compensated for the time used to vote, up to 4 hours.

Last Action: 3/12/2020 Assigned to House Executive Committee

HB 5487 (Stephens, B.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that the surviving spouse of a fallen police officer, soldier, or rescue worker who meets certain income limitations is eligible for an assessment freeze. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/12/2020 Assigned to House Revenue & Finance Committee

HB 5505 (Halpin, M.) - Amends the Unemployment Insurance Act. Provides that an individual is not disqualified from obtaining benefits during a period of unemployment caused by a labor dispute if the labor dispute is caused by the failure or refusal of the employer to comply with an agreement or contract between the employer and the claimant, including a collective bargaining agreement with a union representing the claimant, or a State or federal law pertaining to hours, wages, or other conditions of work. Provides that an individual is not disqualified from obtaining benefits caused by a labor dispute, including a strike or other concerted activities of employees at the claimant's workplace, whether or not authorized or sanctioned by a union representing the claimant, but not including a dispute caused by the failure of the employer to comply with an agreement or law pertaining to wages, hour, or conditions of work, after the period of the first 30 days following the commencement of the unemployment caused by the labor dispute. Provides that the period without benefits does not apply if the employer hires a permanent replacement worker for the claimant's position. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/3/2020 Assigned to House Labor & Commerce Committee

HB 5514 (Sosnowski, J.) - Amends the Child Care Act of 1969. Provides an exemption from the definition of "day care center" for programs or that portion of the program that are operated by the Young Men's Christian Organization or the Young Women's Christian Association and satisfy other specified requirements.

Last Action: 3/12/2020 Assigned to House Human Services Committee

HB 5531 (Evans, M., Jr.) - Amends the Equal Pay Act of 2003. Requires employers that use unpaid interns to report to the Department of Labor the number of unpaid interns utilized and the percentage of those interns that are offered and accept paid employment with the employer. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 2/25/2020 Assigned to House Labor & Commerce Committee

HB 5534 (Cassidy, K.) - Amends the Illinois Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. In provisions regarding the handling of bulk food: replaces references to personal containers with references to consumer-owned containers; provides that clean consumer-owned containers provided or returned to a restaurant or retailer for filling may be filled and returned to the same consumer if the consumer-owned container is filled by either an employee of the restaurant or retailer or the owner of the consumer-owned container; requires consumer-owned containers filled to be designed and constructed for reuse in accordance with a specified provision of the 2017 Food Code; requires restaurants and retailers to meet specified requirements. Provides that consumer-owned containers that are not food-specific may be filled at a beverage vending machine or system; requires the Department of Public Health to produce materials for restaurants and retailers indicating that consumer-owned containers are not prohibited for use under Illinois law and specifying best practices for food safety requirements for such containers. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/13/2020 Assigned to House Energy & Environment Committee

HB 5536 (Harper, S.) - Amends the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Administrative Act. Requires the Department of Human Services to increase rates and reimbursements to fund a minimum of a $0.58 per hour wage increase, for front-line personnel for services provided in the City of Chicago, and $0.62 per hour, for front-line personnel for services provided in the rest of the State, above the wage rates published by the Department effective July 2019. Provides that the Department shall publish an annual mandatory wage chart with wage requirements for direct service personnel containing either a single statewide wage for all direct support personnel or one wage each for direct support personnel in Chicago and the rest of the State. Provides that future wage requirements shall be no less than the percent increased by the consumer price index-u. Includes compliance provisions for service providers. Defines terms.

Last Action: 2/18/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 5552 (Williams, A.) - Creates the Illinois Container Fee and Deposit Act. Provides for a deposit value of 5 cents to be paid by consumers on each beverage container sold in the State by a dealer for consumption. Provides that upon the return to a dealer or person operating a redemption center, the dealer or redemption center shall pay the value of the deposit back to the consumer as a refund. Sets forth requirements for the administration of the program. Provides certain exemptions to the program. Requires that the refund value be clearly indicated on all beverage containers sold in the State. Provides for the Environmental Protection Agency to certify redemption centers. Prohibits snap-top beverage containers. Provides that persons violating the Act shall be guilty of a Class C misdemeanor. Prohibits the manufacture of certain plastic metal beverage containers. Prohibits the disposal of beverage containers at sanitary landfills. Provides that deposits not passed on to the consumer through bottle redemption shall be distributed as follows: 75% to the Agency for environmental and conservation-related programs, and 25% to each distributor in proportion to the amount of beverage containers each distributor sold in the State. Amends the State Finance Act to create the Illinois Container Fee and Deposit Fund. Amends the Illinois Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. Provides that a full service restaurant or quick service restaurant shall not provide single use plastic disposable foodware items to a consumer ordering or purchasing dine-in food unless requested by the consumer. Contains other specified requirements for full service or quick service restaurants and provides civil penalties for any violations. Effective July 1, 2021.

Last Action: 3/3/2020 Assigned to House Energy & Environment Committee

HB 5577 (Davis, W.) - Amends the School Code. Provides that in the immediate 2 consecutive tax years (rather than in the tax year) following receipt of a Property Tax Pool Relief Grant, the aggregate extension base (rather than the aggregate levy) of any school district receiving a grant, for purposes of the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law, shall include the tax relief the school district provided in the previous taxable year. Effective July 1, 2020.

Last Action: 3/12/2020 Assigned to House Appropriations - Elementary & Secondary Education Committee

HB 5586 (Ortiz, A.) - Amends the Employment Article of the Illinois Human Rights Act. Provides that an employer shall take all reasonable efforts to ensure the notice summarizing the requirements of the Article and information pertaining to the filing of a charge is made available to an employee in the employee's primary language, if English is not his or her primary language. Provides that the Department of Human Rights may make the notice available in other languages, at the request of an employer, for a reasonable fee.

Last Action: 3/172020 Assigned to House Labor & Commerce Committee

HB 5603 (Mussman, M.) - Creates the Consumer Privacy Act. Provides that a consumer has the right to request that a business that collects the consumer's personal information disclose to that consumer the categories and specific pieces of personal information the business has collected. Requires a business to, at or before the point of collection, inform a consumer as to the categories of personal information to be collected and the purposes for which the categories of personal information shall be used. Requires the business to provide notice when collecting additional categories of personal information or when using a consumer's personal information for additional purposes. Provides that a consumer has the right to request that a business delete any personal information about the consumer which the business has collected from the consumer, with some exceptions. Requires a business that collects or sells a consumer's personal information to make certain disclosures to the consumer upon receipt of a verifiable consumer request. Provides that a consumer has the right, at any time, to opt out of the sale of his or her personal information to third parties. Prohibits a business from discriminating against a consumer who exercises any of the rights established under the Act by denying goods or services or charging the consumer different prices or rates for goods or services. Permits a business to provide financial incentives to a consumer that authorizes the sale of his or her personal information. Contains provisions concerning deadlines for processing a consumer's disclosure request; categories of personal information that must be disclosed; notice requirements; consumer information that is not subject to the Act's requirements; civil penalties for violations of the Act; and other matters. Amends the State Finance Act. Creates the Consumer Privacy Fund.

Last Action: 2/18/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 5611 (Walsh, L., Jr.) - Amends the Illinois Municipal Code. Provides that for territory located within 5 miles of the Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, if one or more municipalities have agreed upon a jurisdictional boundary line and an application for annexation, zoning change, or a similar development request has been made by a third party to one of the municipalities that is a party to such an agreement or agreements, then the agreement or agreements between each of the municipalities are automatically extended for a period of 20 years from the date the application or development request is filed if: (1) as of the date the application or development request is filed, a boundary agreement expired within the last calendar year or there is less than 10 years remaining on a boundary agreement or agreements between municipalities; (2) the proposed development is in excess of 500 acres; and (3) the proposed development is located within 2 miles of any jurisdictional boundary line set forth in a boundary agreement or agreements or the proposed development would require annexing land that is designated to another municipality under an existing boundary agreement. Provides that the provisions modify existing boundary line agreements and apply retroactively to applications for annexation, zoning change, or a similar development request made on or after January 1, 2020. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/17/2020 Assigned to House Cities & Villages Committee

HB 5612 (Walsh, L., Jr.) - Amends the Illinois Municipal Code. Provides that, in any annexing municipality located within 5 miles of the Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie and the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery that, on or after April 1, 2018, has approved an ordinance, resolution, or vote authorizing the annexation of contiguous territory of over 100 acres for a private development, the annexation is subject to a backdoor referendum upon the filing of a petition for a referendum. Provides petition and referendum requirements. Provides that, if the voters do not approve the annexation of the territory, the municipality may not attempt to annex the territory for a period of no less than 2 years from the date it approved the ordinance, resolution, or vote authorizing the annexation of the territory. Repeals the provisions on January 1, 2025. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/17/2020 Assigned to House Cities Villages Committee

HB 5620 (Pappas, D.) - Creates the Council on Efficient Government Act. Creates the Council and sets forth its duties, including review of whether goods and services provided by State agencies should be privatized or outsourced to obtain cost savings or best value. Requires reports. Requires business case analyses. Sets forth outsourcing contract requirements. Requires the Council to establish an accounting method. Exempts transportation construction. Repeals the Act on July 1, 2030. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/17/2020 Assigned to House State Government Administration Committee

HB 5622 (Pappas, D.) - Amends the Illinois Local Library Act. Provides that the corporate authorities of a municipality may, in its sole discretion, approve, modify, or deny new taxes proposed by the board of library trustees or the amount of taxes determined by the board of library trustees. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/17/2020 Assigned to House Revenue & Finance Committee

HB 5623 (DeLuca, A.) - Amends the Environmental Protection Act. Provides that moneys from the Underground Storage Tank Fund may be used by the Environmental Protection Agency to remove petroleum underground storage tanks that (i) do not have an owner or operator and (ii) are located on property owned by a unit of local government. Allows the Agency to adopt rules under which units of local government may request that the Agency remove, or take action in response to releases from, the petroleum underground storage tanks. Requires the rules to include criteria for ranking sites so that highest priority is given to sites that pose the greatest threat to human health and the environment. Provides that the Agency shall not take action on requests submitted under the amendatory provisions if there is a payment priority list formed under specified provisions of the Act. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/3/2020 Assigned to House Energy & Environment Committee

HB 5640 (Meyers-Martin, D.) - Amends the Department of State Police Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Requires the Illinois State Police to furnish conviction information, pursuant to a fingerprint-based criminal history records check under the School Code, within 30 days after receipt of a request from a school board or regional superintendent of schools. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/12/2020 Assigned to House Elementary & Secondary Education: Administration, Licensing & Charter School

HB 5660 (Walker, M.) - Amends the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law in the Property Tax Code. Provides that a taxing district shall increase or reduce its aggregate extension base for the purpose of raising or lowering its limiting rate for future years upon referendum approval initiated by the submission of a petition by the voters of the district. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/17/2020 Assigned to House Revenue & Finance Committee

HB 5661 (Walker, M.) - Amends the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law in the Property Tax Code. Provides that, for levy years 2020 and later, the taxing district's aggregate extension base is the greater of (A) the district's last preceding aggregate extension limit or (B) the district's last preceding aggregate extension, subject to certain adjustments. Provides that the term "aggregate extension limit" means the district's last preceding aggregate extension if the taxing district had utilized the maximum limiting rate permitted without referendum for each of the 5 immediately preceding levy years. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/17/2020 Assigned to House Revenue & Finance Committee

HB 5710 (Harris, G.) - Makes appropriations for the ordinary and contingent expenses of the Department of Natural Resources for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020, as follows: General Revenue Fund $41,395,000; Other State Funds $352,453,701; Federal Funds $63,936,179; Total $457,784,880.

Last Action: 2/25/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 5748 (Harris, G.) - Makes appropriations and reappropriations for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 20 20 . Effective immediately.

Last Action: 2/25/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 5749 (Harris, G.) - Appropriations and reappropriations for capital projects for the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity for the fiscal years beginning July 1, 2020. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 2/25/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 5764 (Harris, G.) - Creates the First 2020 General Revisory Act. Combines multiple versions of Sections amended by more than one Public Act. Renumbers Sections of various Acts to eliminate duplication. Corrects obsolete cross-references and technical errors. Makes stylistic changes. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 3/13/2020 Filed with the Clerk by Representative Gregory Harris

HB 5768 (Skillicorn, A.) -
Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that, if a disaster is declared by proclamation of the Governor for all counties in the State due to a public health emergency, then the due date for the first installment of property taxes due in that calendar year shall be delayed by 90 days, and no penalties or interest shall accrue during that extension. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 5/5/2020 Filed with the Clerk by Representative Allen Skillicorn

HB 5769 (Thapedi, A.) - Creates the Personal Protective Equipment Responsibility Act. Requires an employer designated as an essential employer under a disaster proclamation issued pursuant to the Illinois Emergency Management Act or an executive order issued pursuant to the disaster proclamation to provide personal protective equipment to independent contractors and to all employees during the duration of the disaster proclamation or executive order. Defines terms. Authorizes the recovery of damages, including punitive damages, and attorney's fees. Effective immediately.
Last Action: 5/5/2020 Filed with the Clerk by Representative Andre Thapedi

HB 5772 (Sosnowski, J.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that, with respect to 2019 taxes (payable in 2020), no installment of taxes due under this Code shall become delinquent until 90 days after each installment would otherwise become delinquent. Provides that, during the 90-day period, neither penalties nor interest shall be charged. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 5/8/2020 Filed with the Clerk by Representative Joe Sosnowski

HB 5774 (Mayfield, R.) -
Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that, for taxable year 2019 (payable in 2020), interest penalties shall be waived for the delinquent payment of any property tax installment. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 5/8/2020 Filed with the Clerk by Representative Rita Mayfield

HB 5776 (Morrison, T.) -
Amends the Illinois Emergency Management Agency Act. Provides that after an initial proclamation declaring that a disaster exists, the Governor may only extend that declaration or make further proclamations regarding the same disaster if the General Assembly passes a resolution within 5 calendar days that approves the extension or further proclamation. Provides that if, due to health or safety concerns, the General Assembly is unable to convene in either regular or special session to approve the extension or further proclamation, the extension or further proclamation may continue in effect until the General Assembly is able to convene in regular or special session if the President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Minority Leader of the Senate, and the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives submit written certification to the Governor that the General Assembly is unable to convene to provide the necessary approval of the extension or further proclamation. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 5/12/2020 Filed with the Clerk by Representative Tom Morrison

HB 5786 (Pizer, J.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that, for taxable year 2020 (payable in 2021), in counties with 3,000,000 or more inhabitants, current taxes shall be payable in 4 equal installments, due on March 1, June 1, September 1, and December 1. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 5/22/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 5789 (Durkin, J.) -
Amends the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act. Provides that no member of the General Assembly shall file or sponsor any legislation, where the member's purpose in filing or sponsoring that legislation is to, whether directly or indirectly, intentionally: cause individuals or businesses to spend money and devote resources to prevent its passage; assist a registered lobbyist or any other person to obtain a financial or other personal advantage in violation of the provisions of this Act; or gain a financial or other personal advantage for himself or herself in violation of the provisions of this Act. Provides that a violation of this provision is a Class 4 felony. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 5/22/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 5790 (Ugaste, D.) -
Amends the Illinois Emergency Management Agency Act. Provides that procedural requirements regarding the Governor taking possession of property for and on behalf of the State must take place in cases where the sum that the owner is willing to accept as just compensation is less than $25,000 (currently, $1,000). Provides that if the Governor issues a proclamation declaring a disaster, the Governor may extend the proclamation or make an additional proclamation regarding the same disaster, but the extension or additional proclamation shall be void and have no legal effect unless within 5 days of the extension or additional proclamation (i) he or she receives written approval to extend the proclamation or make an additional proclamation from 3 legislative leaders or (ii) the General Assembly adopts a joint resolution approving the extension or additional proclamation. Provides that a disaster proclamation issued, or a disaster proclamation regarding the same disaster, shall be void and have no legal effect if at any time the General Assembly adopts a joint resolution declaring the proclamation to be void. Provides that after a disaster proclamation is issued a member of the General Assembly may at any time file a request with the Clerk of the House of Representatives and the Secretary of the Senate for a session to consider the proclamation if the request is signed by no fewer than 20 members of the General Assembly. Provides that upon such a filing, the House of Representatives and Senate shall convene within 5 calendar days and vote on a resolution declaring the proclamation void.

Last Action: 5/22/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 5793 (Weber, T.) -
Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that, upon a resolution passed by the county board, if a person has been granted the homestead exemption for veterans with disabilities or the senior citizens assessment freeze homestead exemption, then the person qualifying need not reapply for the exemption. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 5/22/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HB 5796 (Batinick, M.) - Amends the Illinois Emergency Management Agency Act by creating the Fair Business Treatment Law. Provides that if the Governor issues a proclamation declaring a disaster under the Act or an executive order relating to the same disaster for which the proclamation was issued, and the proclamation or executive order includes one or more restrictions upon the retail sale of goods or services within Illinois, the restriction must be enforced so as not to favor any one industry classification of persons engaged in the business of selling tangible personal property at retail over any other industry classification of such persons. Requires the Illinois Emergency Management Agency to develop a protocol for the fair enforcement of proclamations declaring a disaster under the Act. Requires the Agency, in developing and maintaining the protocol, to consult with relevant private sector stakeholders, including representatives of the Illinois retail sales industry. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 5/29/2020 Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Mark Batinick

HB 5800 (Mayfield, R.) - Amends the Attorney General Act. Provides that if an incident occurs between a police officer, or multiple police officers, and another person in which an apparent excessive amount of force was used and death occurred from that use of force, the matter shall be investigated by the Office of the Attorney General, in place of and instead of an investigation by the State's Attorney of the jurisdiction where the incident occurred. Provides that if, at the conclusion of the investigation, the Attorney General determines that the use of force by a peace officer comprised a criminal act, the Attorney General shall bring appropriate charges and prosecute the case on behalf of the people of the State. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 6/9/2020 Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Rita Mayfield

HB 5803 (Buckner, K.) - Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that a peace officer shall, prior to the use of force, make reasonable efforts to identify himself or herself as a peace officer and to warn that deadly force may be used, unless the officer has reasonable grounds to believe the person is aware of those facts. Provides that a peace officer shall not use deadly force against a person based on the danger that the person poses to himself or herself, if a reasonable officer would believe that the person does not pose an imminent threat of death or serious bodily injury to the peace officer or to another person. Provides that the authority to use physical force conferred on peace officers is a serious responsibility that shall be exercised judiciously and with respect for human rights and dignity and for the sanctity of every human life. Provides that peace officers shall use deadly force only when necessary in defense of human life. Provides that officers shall evaluate each situation in light of the particular circumstances of each case and shall use other available resources and techniques, if reasonably safe and feasible to a reasonable officer. Provides that the decision by a peace officer to use force shall be evaluated carefully and thoroughly, in a manner that reflects the gravity of that authority and the serious consequences of the use of force by peace officers, in order to ensure that officers use force consistent with law and agency policies. Provides that the decision by a peace officer to use force shall be evaluated from the perspective of a reasonable officer in the same situation, based on the totality of the circumstances known to or perceived by the officer at the time, rather than with the benefit of hindsight, and that the totality of the circumstances shall account for occasions when officers may be forced to make quick judgments about using force. Provides that law enforcement agencies are encouraged to adopt and develop policies designed to protect individuals with physical, mental health, developmental, or intellectual disabilities, who are significantly more likely to experience greater levels of physical force during police interactions, as these disabilities may affect the ability of a person to understand or comply with commands from peace officers. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 6/16/2020 Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Kambium Buckner

HB 5805 (Tarver, C., II) - Amends the Illinois Police Training Act. Provides that the training curriculum for probationary and permanent police officers shall include: (1) at least 12 hours of hands-on, scenario-based role-playing; (2) at least 6 hours of instruction on use of force techniques, including the use of de-escalation techniques to prevent or reduce the need for force whenever safe and feasible; (3) specific training on officer safety techniques, including cover, concealment, and time; and (4) at least 6 hours of training focused on high-risk traffic stops. Requires the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board to adopt minimum standards for police training that includes annual advanced first-aid training and certification. Requires the Board to adopt rules and minimum standards for in-service training requirements consisting of at least 30 hours of training every 2 years, and including training similar to that added to the curriculum requirements for probationary and permanent police officers.

Last Action: 6/26/2020 Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Curtis T. Tarver, II

HB 5806 (Welch, C.) - Amends the Public Funds Investment Act. Provides that when investing or depositing public funds, each public agency shall invest or deposit such funds with or in financial institutions that have a board of directors consisting of at least 20% persons of color. Provides that a financial institution that does not have a board of directors consisting of at least 20% persons of color may increase or modify its board membership. Provides that any public agency investing or depositing public funds shall divest any previously invested or deposited funds from any financial institution failing to meet specified requirements by January 1, 2021. Defines "persons of color". Makes conforming changes. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 7/1/2020 Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch

HB 5810 (Andrade, J., Jr.) - Amends the Illinois Police Training Act. Provides that no probationary police officer beginning employment after the effective date of the amendatory Act shall receive a permanent appointment as a law enforcement officer unless he or she shall have obtained a bachelor's degree with a major or minor in social work. Provides that a law enforcement agency that offers tuition reimbursements for permanent police officers to go to school must also allow permanent police officers to request retroactively up to two years of tuition reimbursement for college or police academy tuition that was incurred before being hired as a police officer at the law enforcement agency only if the police officer qualified for financial aid while attending college or police academy. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement.

Last Action: 7/13/2020 Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr.

HB 5814 (Robinson, L., Jr.) - Amends the Department of State Police Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Provides that the provisions of the Illinois Police Training Act are applicable to the training, certification, licensing, decertification, and revocation of licenses of State Police officers. Amends the Illinois Police Training Act. Adds 6 public members and 6 retired police officers, appointed by the Governor, to the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board. Requires full-time and part-time police officers to be licensed rather than certified. Provides that the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board has the power to require local governmental units to furnish personnel rosters, employment status reports, and annual training plans to the Board. Provides that the revocation of a license or certification of a police officer is permanent. Provides that the Board shall, by rule, provide for the decertification or revocation of a license of a police officer who commits non-criminal misconduct that results in disciplinary action against the police officer. Provides that the types of misconduct that are grounds for decertification or revocation of a police officer's license shall be determined by the Board by rule. Establishes hearing procedures on decertification. Provides that the provisions are operative no later than one year after the Act's effective date. Amends the Local Governmental and Governmental Employees Tort Immunity Act. Provides that notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, the Act does not apply to a peace officer as defined in the Criminal Code of 2012. Contains other provisions. Amends various other Acts to make conforming changes. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 7/15/2020 Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Lamont J. Robinson, Jr.

HB 5818 (Mazzochi, D.) - Amends the Small Wireless Facilities Deployment Act. Provides that a wireless provider may be required to provide the following additional information when seeking a permit to collocate small wireless facilities: (i) a written affidavit signed by a radio frequency engineer with specified certifications; (ii) a written report that analyzes acoustic levels for the small wireless facility and all associated equipment; (iii) information showing the small wireless facility has received any required review by the FCC under the National Environmental Policy Act; and (iv) a certified copy of the original easement documents and other supporting documentation demonstrating that the applicant has the right to install, mount, maintain, and remove a small wireless facility and associated equipment in specified circumstances. Provides that an authority may propose that the small wireless facility be collocated on an existing utility pole or existing wireless support structure within 200 feet (rather than 100 feet) of the proposed collocation. In provisions prohibiting an authority from requiring an application, approval, or permit or requiring any fees or other charges from a communications service provider authorized to occupy the rights-of-way for the replacement of wireless facilities with wireless facilities that are substantially similar, clarifies when changes are not "substantially similar". Provides that an authority may adopt reasonable rules requiring providers to place above-ground small wireless facilities and associated equipment and to replace larger, more visually intrusive small wireless facilities with smaller, less visually intrusive facilities. Adds provisions concerning radio frequency compliance. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 8/4/2020 Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Deanne W. Mazzochi

HB 5819 (Welch, C.) - Creates the Illinois Amateur Sports Commission Act. Provides that the purpose of the Commission is to advise and to make recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly regarding the promotion, development, expansion, and fostering of amateur sports, amateur sports programs, and amateur sporting events throughout the State. Sets forth the areas of study that the Commission must examine. Sets forth the membership of the Commission. Contains provisions concerning meetings and reporting. Effective immediately.

Last Action: 8/5/2020 Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch

HB 5829 (Flowers, M.) - Amends the Local Records Act. Provides that a Local Records Commission may not destroy public records concerning complaints alleging misconduct by law enforcement officers without prior permission from the Attorney General. Provides that the requirements of the Section may not be waived or modified by a collective bargaining agreement or any other agreement. Defines "law enforcement officer". Effective immediately.

Last Action: 9/1/2020 Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Mary Flowers

HB 5841 (Ford, L.) - Amends the Department of State Police Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Provides that the Illinois Police Training Act is applicable to the training, certification, licensing, decertification, and revocation of licenses of State Police officers one year after the effective date of the amendatory Act. Amends the Illinois Police Training Act. Requires full-time and part-time police officers to be licensed rather than certified beginning one year after the effective date of the amendatory Act. Amends the Illinois Municipal Code. Provides that the chief of police in municipalities with a population of 1,000,000 or more shall be elected beginning with the 2021 consolidated election and shall be known as the Superintendent of Police. Provides for the eligibility, bond, oath, recall, impeachment, and training required of the Superintendent of Police. Limits home rule powers. Requires, after the initial election of the Superintendent of Police, all police officers to give bond in the amount of $100,000. Repeals the provisions, except the bond and recall provisions, on January 1, 2031. Amends the Counties Code and Illinois Municipal Code requiring municipalities with police departments and counties to create an elected community accountability board that acts as the civilian accountability entity to the sheriff's department and police departments. Allows municipalities or counties under 10,000 to enter into an intergovernmental agreement to form a joint community accountability board. Limits home rule powers. Amends the Election Code making a conforming change. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement. Effective immediately, except that specified provisions are effective one year after the amendatory Act becomes law.

Last Action; 9/24/2020 Filed with the Clerk by Rep. La Shawn K. Ford

HB 5839 (Spain, R.) - Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that the abatement for property located in an area of urban decay also applies to newly remodeled single-family or duplex residential dwelling units (currently, only newly constructed single-family or duplex dwelling units). Provides that provisions requiring the abatement to be reduced in 20% increments annually during the last 4 years of the abatement period apply only to abatements granted prior to the effective date.

Last Action: 9/18/2020 Filed with the Clerk by Representative Ryan Spain

HJRCA 43 (Grant, A.) - Proposes to amend the Revenue Article of the Illinois Constitution. Provides that the General Assembly shall prohibit increases in the assessed value, for school district levy purposes, of homestead property owned and occupied by a person who: (i) has attained age 65; and (ii) has held legal or equitable title to the property and maintained permanent residence thereon for at least 25 years. Effective upon being declared adopted.

Last Action: 2/18/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HJRCA-47 (Evans, M., Jr.) - Proposes to amend the Bill of Rights Article of the Illinois Constitution. Provides that no law shall be passed on or after the effective date of the Constitutional Amendment that prohibits the ability of workers to join together and collectively bargain over wages, hours, and terms and conditions of employment through a representative of their own choosing, including any law that prohibits the right of private sector employers and employees to enter into and administer union-security agreements. Allows the General Assembly to establish reasonable amendments to existing law and establish reasonable exemptions relating to collective bargaining rights. Effective upon being declared adopted.

Last Action: 5/5/2020 Filed with the Clerk by Representative Marcus C. Evans, Jr.

HJR 39 (Morrison, T.) - Creates the Fair and Equitable Assessment of Property Task Force.

Last Action: 7/2/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HJR 93 (Harris, G.) -  Creates the Joint Commission on Ethics and Lobbying Reform to review and make recommendations for changes to the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act, the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act, the Lobbyist Registration Act, the Public Officers Prohibited Activities Act, and Article 50 of the Illinois Procurement Code. 
House Floor Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the heading. Reinserts the provisions of the Resolution as introduced, with technical changes regarding appointments by the Governor, the Attorney General, and the Secretary of State.

Last Action: 11/14/2019 Adopted Both Houses

HJR 106 (Keicher, J.) - Creates the Local Government Bond Reform Task Force to study the current process that units of local governments, including school districts, use to propose, invest in, and sell bonds, including any potential conflicts of interest.

Last Action: 3/6/2020 House Sales, Amusement & Other Taxes Subcommittee

HJR 124 (Madigan, M.) - With respect to the amendment to the Revenue Article of the Illinois Constitution proposed by Senate Joint Resolution Constitutional Amendment 1 (which grants the State authority to impose different income tax rates on different income levels), sets forth a brief explanation of the proposed amendment, a brief argument in favor of the amendment, a brief argument against the amendment, and the form in which the amendment will appear on the ballot.

Last Action: 5/22/2020 Placed on House Calendar Order of Resolutions

HJRCA 19 (Skillicorn, A.) - Proposes to amend the General Provisions Article of the Illinois Constitution. Repeals a provision that specifies that membership in any pension or retirement system of the State, any unit of local government or school district or any agency or instrumentality thereof shall be an enforceable contractual relationship, the benefits of which shall not be diminished or impaired. Effective upon being declared adopted.

Last Action: 2/13/2019 Referred to House Rules Committee

HJRCA 20 (Sosnowski, J.) - Proposes to amend the General Provisions Article of the Illinois Constitution. Repeals a provision that specifies that membership in any pension or retirement system of the State, any unit of local government or school district, or any agency or instrumentality thereof shall be an enforceable contractual relationship, the benefits of which shall not be diminished or impaired. Effective upon being declared adopted.

Last Action: 2/13/2019 Referred to House Rules Committee

HJRCA 30 (Skillicorn, A.) - Proposes to amend the Revenue Article of the Illinois Constitution. Provides that the aggregate real property tax rate imposed on a particular property by a county or other taxing district shall not exceed one percent of the fair market value of that property, unless the voters of the taxing district approve an increase above the one percent rate by three-fifths of the registered voters in the taxing district. Makes conforming changes. Effective upon being declared adopted.

Last Action: 2/28/2019 Referred to House Rules Committee

HJRCA 38 (Mazzochi, D.) - Proposes to amend the General Provisions Article of the Illinois Constitution. In a provision that specifies that membership in any pension or retirement system of the State, any unit of local government or school district, or any agency or instrumentality thereof shall be an enforceable contractual relationship, the benefits of which shall not be diminished or impaired, limits the benefits that are not subject to diminishment or impairment to accrued and payable benefits. Provides that nothing in the provision or in any other provision of the Illinois Constitution shall be construed to limit the power of the General Assembly to make changes to future benefit accruals or benefits not yet payable, including for existing members of any public pension or public retirement system. Effective upon being declared adopted.

Last Action: 1/29/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HJRCA 45 (Sosnowski, J.) - Proposes to amend the General Provisions Article of the Illinois Constitution. Removes a provision that specifies that membership in any pension or retirement system of the State, any unit of local government or school district, or any agency or instrumentality thereof shall be an enforceable contractual relationship, the benefits of which shall not be diminished or impaired. Provides that a person who has not attained the age of 65 shall not be entitled to receive a retirement pension from a pension or retirement system of the State, any unit of local government or school district, or any agency or instrumentality thereof. Provides that an automatic annual increase or cost of living adjustment to any pension granted by a pension or retirement system of the State, any unit of local government or school district, or any agency or instrumentality thereof shall not exceed the lesser of 2% of the pension amount or the annual unadjusted percentage increase (but not less than zero) in the consumer price index for all urban consumers for the 12 months ending with the September preceding each November 1, including all previous adjustments. Provides that no pension granted by a pension or retirement system of the State, any unit of local government or school district, or any agency or instrumentality thereof shall exceed an annual amount of $110,000; except that this amount shall annually be increased by the lesser of 2% or the annual unadjusted percentage increase (but not less than zero) in the consumer price index for all urban consumers for the 12 months ending with the September preceding each November 1, including all previous adjustments. Effective upon being declared adopted in accordance with Section 7 of the Illinois Constitutional Amendment Act.

Last Action: 2/19/2020 Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Joe Sosnowski

HR 27 (McSweeney, D.) - States the opinion of the Illinois House of Representatives 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.

Last Action: 7/2/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HR 185 (Conroy, D.) - Urges that any new capital spending plan include a significant new initiative to fund the acquisition, restoration, and management of natural areas and open spaces.

Last Action: 7/2/2019 Re-referred to House Rules

HR 544 (Gabel, R.) - Calls upon all government agencies in the State of Illinois, counties, and municipalities, in particular those concerned with juvenile justice, to review their policies and practices in comparison to the recommendations of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty.

Last Action: 10/28/2019 Referred to House Rules

HR 700 (Harper, S.) - Declares a "Children's Outdoor Bill of Rights".

Last Action: 3/4/2020 Placed on House Calendar Order of Resolutions

HR 705 (Evans, M., Jr.) - Urges the Federal government to increase the national minimum wage.

Last Action: 3/4/2020 Assigned to House Labor & Commerce Committee

HR 849 (Skillicorn, A.) - Declares that the General Assembly should take whatever steps necessary to deny any federal or State financial assistance to all municipalities, counties, or other local governments in the State that have deprived its citizens of their constitutional rights through the enforcement of the unconstitutional orders and actions of the Governor during the COVID-19 crisis.

Last Action: 5/22/2020 Referred to House Rules Committee

HR 862 (Durkin, J.) - Urges the State to redouble its efforts to work with the federal government, local governments, the private sector, civil society, schools, students, farmers, ranchers, fishing communities, and sportsmen to conserve the land, rivers, and lakes of Illinois for present and future generations to enjoy, taking into account a wide range of flexible and enduring conservation solutions that will improve access to nature for all people within Illinois, especially for communities that have historically lacked access to natural spaces. Further urges the State to pursue this goal in a way that protects private property rights and traditional land uses and enables landowners to pass down the working land of those landowners to the next generation.

Last Action: 6/10/2020 Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Jim Durkin