Legislation (2014)


Bill:  SB 3096 

Sponsor: Michael E. Hastings

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Description:  Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that a judgment creditor or his or her attorney, in addition to the clerk of a court or the judge of a court which has no clerk, shall forward a certified report of any judgment for damages, the rendering and nonpayment of which required the suspension of the driver's license and registration, to the Secretary of State. Effective immediately.

 

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Bill:  HB 1452 

Sponsor:  Kelly Burke

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Description:     Amends the Alienation of Affections Act, the Breach of Promise Act, and the Criminal Conversation Act to abolish actions for alienation of affections, breach of promise to marry, and criminal conversation, changes the short titles of those Acts, amends the Code of Civil Procedure to make a conforming change, and contains findings. Amends the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act by making changes regarding: construction of the Act; venue; pleadings; solemnization of marriage; offenses involving issuance of licenses; grounds for dissolution of marriage; judgments for legal separation; mediation; costs of educational sessions; hearings on default; filing of a praecipe for summons; time for entering judgments; simplified dissolution procedure; temporary relief; dissolution action stays; agreements; disposition of property and debts; child support; attorney's fees; modification of provisions of judgments; educational expenses; support for disabled children who have attained majority; custody proceedings, hearings, and orders; allocation and restriction of parental responsibilities; parenting plans; interviews and evaluations of children; enforcement of allocated parenting time; parental relocation; applicability; repeal of various provisions; and other matters. Amends the Intergovernmental Missing Child Recovery Act of 1984, the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963, the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986, and the Probate Act of 1975 to make conforming changes.


Bill:  HB 3178 

Sponsor:  Robert Rita

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Description:    Synopsis As Introduced
      Amends the Metropolitan Transit Authority Act, the Local Mass Transit District Act, and the Regional Transportation Authority Act. Provides that the construction or acquisition of services or public transportation facilities by each Authority costing over $50,000 (now $10,000) are subject to certain public notice and public bidding requirements. Effective immediately.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
     Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill and replaces certain references to "Authority" with "District". Effective immediately.

House Floor Amendment No. 2
     Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill and replaces certain references to: (1) "Authority" with "District"; and (2) "$50,000" with "$40,000". Effective immediately.

Last Action

Date Chamber  Action
  4/19/2013 House Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee


Bill:  HB 3718, MIN WAGE-INCREASE 2014-2016

Sponsor:  Rep. Arthur Turner-Barbara Flynn Currie-Emanuel Chris Welch-Elizabeth Hernandez-Christian L. Mitchell, Greg Harris, Cynthia Soto, Camille Y. Lilly, Daniel J. Burke, Esther Golar, Monique D. Davis, Kelly M. Cassidy, Robyn Gabel, William Davis, Maria Antonia Berrios, Jaime M. Andrade, Jr. and Sue Scherer

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Description:    Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Minimum Wage Law. Increases the minimum wage to $9.25 per hour on October 1, 2014, $10 per hour on July 1, 2015, and $10.65 per hour on July 1, 2016. Effective immediately.

Last Action

Date Chamber  Action
  10/22/2013 House Referred to Rules Committee


Bill:  HB 3718, MIN WAGE-INCREASE 2014-2016

Sponsor:  Rep. Arthur Turner-Barbara Flynn Currie-Emanuel Chris Welch-Elizabeth Hernandez-Christian L. Mitchell, Greg Harris, Cynthia Soto, Camille Y. Lilly, Daniel J. Burke, Esther Golar, Monique D. Davis, Kelly M. Cassidy, Robyn Gabel, William Davis, Maria Antonia Berrios, Jaime M. Andrade, Jr. and Sue Scherer

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Description:    Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Minimum Wage Law. Increases the minimum wage to $9.25 per hour on October 1, 2014, $10 per hour on July 1, 2015, and $10.65 per hour on July 1, 2016. Effective immediately.

Last Action

Date Chamber  Action
  10/22/2013 House Referred to Rules Committee


Bill:  HB 3732, MIN WAGE-$15 PER HOUR

Sponsor:  Rep. Mary E. Flowers

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Description:    Amends the Minimum Wage Law. Increases the minimum wage to $15 per hour on October 1, 2014. Effective immediately.

Last Action

Date Chamber  Action
  11/4/2013 House Referred to Rules Committee


Bill:  HB 3782, CIV PRO-VENUE-RESIDENCE

Sponsor:  Rep. Jil Tracy

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Description:    Amends the Code of Civil Procedure. Deletes language providing that an action may be commenced in any county if all defendants are nonresidents of the State, and replaces it with language providing that if no defendants that are joined in good faith and with probable cause for the purpose of obtaining a judgment against them are residents of the State, an action may be commenced only in the county in which the transaction or some part thereof occurred out of which the cause of action arose. Makes various changes in provisions defining the residence of certain corporations, voluntary unincorporated associations, and partnerships. Deletes language providing that actions against an insurance company incorporated under the laws of this State or doing business in this State may be brought in any county in which the plaintiff or one of the plaintiffs resides. Provides that if no defendants are residents of this State, and the transaction, or some part thereof, out of which the cause of action arose did not occur in this State, the action must be dismissed for lack of proper venue. Makes changes in relation to motions claiming improper venue. Provides that the changes made by the amendatory Act apply to actions filed on or after its effective date. Effective immediately.

Last Action

Date Chamber  Action
  1/13/2014 House Referred to Rules Committee


Bill:  HB 4355, EMPLOYMENT NONCOMPETE AGREEMNT

Sponsor:  Rep. Thomas Morrison

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Description:   Creates the Employment Noncompete Agreement Act. Finds that employers have vested, protectable interests in their customers, clients, and identified prospects that are legitimately protectable through the use of noncompete agreements. Establishes criteria for a valid noncompete agreement between an employer and an employee. Provides that a noncompete agreement may prohibit any solicitation of an employer's existing customers, clients, identified prospective customers, and other employees during the post-employment restriction period. Provides that the restriction period must have a reasonable relationship to an employee's position and salary at the time of termination and may not exceed specified maximum periods based upon annualized compensation. Provides that no specific or additional consideration is required to be paid by an employer to an employee to enforce a noncompete agreement. Establishes remedies.

Last Action

Date Chamber  Action
  2/11/2014 House Assigned to Labor & Commerce Committee


Bill:  HB 4420, EARNED SICK TIME ACT

Sponsor:  Rep. Maria Antonia Berrios

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Description:  Creates the Earned Sick Time Act. Provides that all employers that employ 20 or more employees shall provide paid sick time to their employees. Requires all employers to provide a minimum of one hour of paid sick time for every 40 hours worked by an employee, regardless of whether the employee is full-time or part-time, with a minimum of 2 days of paid sick time per calendar year. Provides for administration by the Department of Labor. Provides enforcement provisions and sets penalties. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement. Effective immediately.

Last Action

Date Chamber  Action
  1/29/2014 House Referred to Rules Committee


Bill:  HB 4534, COURT FEES-POLICE OPERATIONS

Sponsor:  Rep. Lou Lang

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Description:  Short Description:  COURT FEES-POLICE OPERATIONS

Synopsis As Introduced
      Amends the Clerks of Courts Act. Provides that a fee imposed upon certain defendants shall equal the fee collected to defray expenses related to an automated record keeping system, but shall not be more than $15. Effective June 1, 2014.

Last Action

Date Chamber  Action
  2/11/2014 House Assigned to Counties & Townships Committee


Bill:  HB 5394, CREDIT CARD-NO RENEW-NOT USED

Sponsor:  Rep. Monique D. Davis

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Synopsis As Introduced
      Amends the Credit Card Issuance Act. Provides that a credit card issuer may not automatically renew a credit card that has not been used to perform a credit card transaction with the 12 months immediately preceding the renewal.

Last Action

Date Chamber  Action
  2/11/2014 House Referred to Rules Committee


Bill:  HB 5512, CIV PRO-LIMITATIONS:DISABILITY

Sponsor:  Rep. Elaine Nekritz

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Description:

Synopsis As Introduced
      Amends the Code of Civil Procedure. Provides that if a person is not under a legal disability at the time certain actions accrue, but becomes under a legal disability before the statutory periods of limitations for those actions otherwise run, the limitations periods are stayed until the disability is removed. Provides that the changes made by the amendatory Act apply to actions commenced or pending on or after the effective date.

Last Action

Date Chamber  Action
  2/13/2014 House Referred to Rules Committee


Bill:  HB 5638, EMPLOYEE BACKGRND CHECK LIMITS

Sponsor:  Rep. Christian L. Mitchell

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Synopsis As Introduced:
      Creates the Employment Background Check Act. Provides that employers may not conduct criminal history inquiries with respect to an applicant for employment until after the employer has received an application from and interviews an applicant. Provides an exemption to permit background checks when an applicant's criminal history directly relates to the position of employment sought or the occupation for which a license is required. Permits questions concerning convictions during interviews. Authorizes remedies. Effective January 1, 2015.

Last Action

Date Chamber  Action
  2/14/2014 House Referred to Rules Committee


Bill:  HB 5638, EMPLOYEE BACKGRND CHECK LIMITS

Sponsor:  Rep. Christian L. Mitchell

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Description:  

Synopsis As Introduced:
      Creates the Employment Background Check Act. Provides that employers may not conduct criminal history inquiries with respect to an applicant for employment until after the employer has received an application from and interviews an applicant. Provides an exemption to permit background checks when an applicant's criminal history directly relates to the position of employment sought or the occupation for which a license is required. Permits questions concerning convictions during interviews. Authorizes remedies. Effective January 1, 2015.

Last Action

Date Chamber  Action
  2/14/2014 House Referred to Rules Committee


Bill:  HB 5656, HEALTH CARE LIEN HOLDER-NOTICE

Sponsor:  Rep. Timothy L. Schmitz

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Description:  

Synopsis As Introduced:
      Amends the Health Care Services Lien Act. Changes "verdict, judgment, award, settlement, or compromise" to "gross verdict, judgment, award, settlement, or compromise". Provides that "gross verdict, judgment, award, settlement, or compromise" means the total gross amount of a verdict, judgment, award, settlement, or compromise prior to any deductions for attorney fees, costs of litigation, or expenses of any kind that were incurred in pursuing the injured person's claim. Provides that the injured person bringing the claim or cause of action, or his or her attorney, shall notify all health care professionals and health care providers who billed for services related to the injuries involved in the claim or cause of action of their right to perfect a lien under the Act. Provides that the person giving notice shall include with the notice complete information relating to the claim or cause of action for all plaintiffs and all defendants, including, but not limited to, the following: the name and location of the court where the claim or cause of action is pending, the docket number, and a list of the parties and their attorneys. Provides that a lien holder may intervene in the claim or cause of action for the sole purpose of protecting the interest as set forth in the lien. Provides that the injured person, or his or her authorized representative, shall provide written notice to a lien holder when a case is dismissed or a judgment is entered against the injured person.

Last Action

Date Chamber  Action
  2/14/2014 House Referred to Rules Committee


Bill:  HB 5701,  EMPLOYEE BACKGROUND CHECK

Sponsor:  Rep. Rita Mayfield

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Description:  

Synopsis As Introduced:
      Creates the Best Candidate for the Job Act. Provides that an employer may not inquire into or require disclosure of a job applicant's criminal record or criminal history before the candidate has been notified that the candidate has been selected for a job interview or has been offered a conditional offer of employment. Requires consideration of the nature and gravity of a candidate's conviction record, the time elapsed since the conviction, and whether the conviction has a direct bearing on the candidate's fitness before excluding a candidate. Authorizes civil remedies. Provides that the Department of Labor may impose penalties for violations. Effective January 1, 2015.

Last Action

Date Chamber  Action
  2/14/2014 House Referred to Rules Committee


Bill:  SB 68, EMPLOYMENT-TECH

Sponsor:  Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford-Mattie Hunter-Jacqueline Y. Collins-Iris Y. Martinez-Martin A. Sandoval, Toi W. Hutchinson, Daniel Biss, Don Harmon and Heather A. Steans

Status:  Committee Hearing: Executive Hearing Feb 19 2014 1:00PM Capitol 212 Springfield, IL 

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Description:

Synopsis As Introduced
     Amends the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.

Last Action

Date Chamber  Action
  2/5/2014 Senate Postponed - Executive


Bill:  SB 68, EMPLOYMENT-TECH

Sponsor:  Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford-Mattie Hunter-Jacqueline Y. Collins-Iris Y. Martinez-Martin A. Sandoval, Toi W. Hutchinson, Daniel Biss, Don Harmon and Heather A. Steans

Status:  Committee Hearing: Executive Hearing Feb 19 2014 1:00PM Capitol 212 Springfield, IL 

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Description:

Synopsis As Introduced:
     Amends the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.

Last Action

Date Chamber  Action
  2/5/2014 Senate Postponed - Executive


Bill:  SB 104, MIN WAGE-OVERTIME-ALTERN SHIFT

Sponsor:  Senate Sponsors: Sen. Pamela J. Althoff, House Sponsors: (Rep. Jack D. Franks)

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Description:

Synopsis As Introduced:
     Amends the Minimum Wage Law. Provides that overtime compensation provisions of the Law do not apply to any employee who is a member of a bargaining unit recognized by the Illinois Labor Relations Board and whose union has contractually agreed to an alternate shift schedule as allowed by specified provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938.

Last Action

Date Chamber  Action
  5/31/2013 House Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee


Bill:  SB 1219, NOTARY-ELECTRONIC APPLICATION

Sponsor:  Senate Sponsors: Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant, Steven M. Landek-Pat McGuire, Michael E. Hastings, Toi W. Hutchinson, Napoleon Harris, III and Donne E. Trotter-Sue Rezin....House Sponsors: (Rep. Natalie A. Manley and Camille Y. Lilly)

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Description:

Synopsis As Introduced
     Amends the Illinois Notary Public Act. Provides that if the Secretary of State implements an electronic application system for the appointment of notaries public, then each applicant for appointment as a notary public shall use that system to apply for appointment as a notary public. Authorizes persons making an electronic application for appointment as a notary public to sign and verify electronically the oath that is required of all notaries public. Repeals a provision that would have terminated, as of July 1, 2013, the requirement that a notary public officially sign, at the time of a notarial act, every notary certificate and affix the rubber stamp seal clearly and legibly using black ink, so that it is capable of photographic reproduction. Provides that identification documents are documents that are valid at the time of the notarial act, issued by a state agency, federal government agency, or consulate, and bearing the photographic image of the individual's face and signature of the individual (now, the definition of that term is scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2013). Effective June 30, 2013.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
     Further amends the Notary Public Act. Deletes a provision which, beginning on July 1, 2013, requires a notary public at the time of notarization to officially sign every notary certificate and affix the rubber stamp seal clearly and legibly using black ink, so that it is capable of photographic reproduction.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
     Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends "An Act concerning real property", Public Act 95-19, approved August 1, 2007. Provides that neither the property sale described in Public Act 95-19 nor the ability of the Department of Transportation to use the proceeds of that sale is a condition precedent to the development of a highway interchange project on Interstate Highway 55 at Weber Road in Will County. Effective immediately.

Last Action

Date Chamber  Action
  2/3/2014 Senate Public Act . . . . . . . . . 98-0625


Bill:  SB 2785, REPORTS TO JUDGMENT CREDITORS

Sponsor:  Senate Sponsors: Sen. Michael E. Hastings

Status:  Committee Hearing: Judiciary Hearing Feb 18 2014 3:00PM Capitol 212 Springfield, IL 

Position:  

Description:  

Synopsis As Introduced:
     Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that if a judgment debtor has a judgment rendered against them that would require the suspension of his or her driver's license should nonpayment occur, the court shall forward a copy of this judgment to the judgment creditor or their attorney of record in addition to the Secretary of State. Effective immediately.

Last Action

Date Chamber  Action
  2/11/2014 Senate Assigned to Judiciary


Bill:  SB 3096, VEH CD - JUDGMENT REPORTS

Sponsor:  Senate Sponsors: Sen. Michael E. Hastings

Status:  

Position:  

Description:   

Synopsis As Introduced:
     Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that a judgment creditor or his or her attorney, in addition to the clerk of a court or the judge of a court which has no clerk, shall forward a certified report of any judgment for damages, the rendering and nonpayment of which required the suspension of the driver's license and registration, to the Secretary of State. Effective immediately.

Last Action

Date Chamber  Action
  2/7/2014 Senate Referred to Assignments


Bill:  SB 3321, VEH CD - FAILURE TO PAY

Sponsor:  Senate Sponsors: Sen. William R. Haine

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Description:  

Synopsis As Introduced:
     Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that failure to pay a fine for a violation of any statute, not just traffic violations, on a conviction entered on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act will prevent the issuance, renewal, reissue, or reinstatement of driving privileges.

Last Action

Date Chamber  Action
  2/14/2014 Senate Referred to Assignments


Bill:  SB 3334, 0INC TX-DISABILITIES

Sponsor:  Senate Sponsors: Sen. Melinda Bush

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Description:  

Synopsis As Introduced:
     Amends the Illinois Income Tax Act. Provides that the limitations period for claims for refunds shall be suspended during any period when the individual seeking the refund is financially disabled. Defines "financial disability". Provides that an individual shall not be treated as financially disabled during any period when that individual's spouse or any other person is authorized to act on behalf of that individual with respect to financial matters. Effective immediately.

Last Action

Date Chamber  Action
  2/14/2014 Senate Referred to Assignments


Bill:  SB 3401, INC TX-BILL PAYMENT

Sponsor: Senate Sponsors: Sen. Toi W. Hutchinson

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Description:  

Synopsis As Introduced:
      Amends the Illinois Income Tax Act. Creates an addition modification in an amount equal to the deduction for qualified domestic production activities allowed under Section 199 of the Internal Revenue Code for the taxable year. Makes changes concerning the definition of "unitary business group". Provides that moneys attributable to those changes shall be deposited into the Bill Payment Trust Fund. Amends the State Finance Act to create the Bill Payment Trust Fund. Provides that moneys in the Bill Payment Trust Fund shall be used to make payments to certain bona fide creditors of the State. Effective immediately.

Last Action

Date Chamber  Action
  2/14/2014 Senate Referred to Assignments


Bill:  SB 3401, INC TX-BILL PAYMENT

Sponsor: Senate Sponsors: Sen. Toi W. Hutchinson

Status:  

Position:  

Description:  

Synopsis As Introduced:
      Amends the Illinois Income Tax Act. Creates an addition modification in an amount equal to the deduction for qualified domestic production activities allowed under Section 199 of the Internal Revenue Code for the taxable year. Makes changes concerning the definition of "unitary business group". Provides that moneys attributable to those changes shall be deposited into the Bill Payment Trust Fund. Amends the State Finance Act to create the Bill Payment Trust Fund. Provides that moneys in the Bill Payment Trust Fund shall be used to make payments to certain bona fide creditors of the State. Effective immediately.

Last Action

Date Chamber  Action
  2/14/2014 Senate Referred to Assignments


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