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 Bill Status of HB1744  95th General Assembly


Short Description:  WORKPLACE PRIVACY-VERIFY

House Sponsors
Rep. Cynthia Soto - Monique D. Davis

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Iris Y. Martinez )

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/13/2007HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 95-0138

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
820 ILCS 55/12 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Right to Privacy in the Workplace Act. Provides that employers are prohibited from enrolling in any Employment Eligibility Verification System, including the Basic Pilot program, as authorized by federal law, until the Social Security Administration and Department of Homeland Security databases are able to make a determination on 99% of the tentative nonconfirmation notices issued to employers within 3 days, unless otherwise required by federal law. Provides that an employer who enrolls in the Basic Pilot program is prohibited from the Employment Eligibility Verification Systems, to confirm the employment authorization of new hires unless the employer attests, under penalty of perjury, on a form prescribed by the Department of Labor, to certain specified information. Preempts the exercise of home rule powers. Provides that the Department of Human Rights shall establish a statewide advisory council to study the effects of Employment Eligibility Verification Systems, including the Basic Pilot program, on employers and employees in Illinois. Provides that the advisory council shall, 18 months after the effective date of this amendatory Act, submit a report to the Department of Human Rights and the Department of Labor.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes provision that states that it shall be unlawful for any employer to collect and maintain data that is not required by the Basic Pilot Program. Deletes provisions creating the statewide advisory council to study the effects of Employment Eligibility Verification Systems.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/23/2007HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Cynthia Soto
  2/23/2007HouseFirst Reading
  2/23/2007HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/27/2007HouseAssigned to Executive Committee
  3/2/2007HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Monique D. Davis
  3/6/2007HouseRe-assigned to Judiciary I - Civil Law Committee
  3/21/2007HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Judiciary I - Civil Law Committee
  3/21/2007HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Judiciary I - Civil Law Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/21/2007HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Judiciary I - Civil Law Committee; 008-005-000
  3/21/2007HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/27/2007HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/27/2007HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/19/2007HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 076-039-000
  4/20/2007SenateArrive in Senate
  4/20/2007SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/20/2007SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
  4/20/2007SenateFirst Reading
  4/20/2007SenateReferred to Rules
  4/25/2007SenateAssigned to Executive
  5/2/2007SenatePostponed - Executive
  5/10/2007SenateDo Pass Executive; 011-000-000
  5/10/2007SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 15, 2007
  5/15/2007SenateSecond Reading
  5/15/2007SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 16, 2007
  5/22/2007SenateThird Reading - Passed; 042-008-001
  5/22/2007HousePassed Both Houses
  6/20/2007HouseSent to the Governor
  8/13/2007HouseGovernor Approved
  8/13/2007HouseEffective Date January 1, 2008
  8/13/2007HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 95-0138

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