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 Bill Status of HB1826  95th General Assembly


Short Description:  CIVIL LAW-TECH

House Sponsors
Rep. Greg Harris - Sara Feigenholtz - Harry Osterman - Constance A. Howard - Barbara Flynn Currie, John A. Fritchey, Lou Lang, George Scully, Jr., Julie Hamos, Cynthia Soto, Richard T. Bradley, Naomi D. Jakobsson and Mike Boland

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2009HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Civil Law Act. Contains only a short title provision.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Adds reference to:
750 ILCS 5/212from Ch. 40, par. 212
750 ILCS 5/702from Ch. 40, par. 702
775 ILCS 5/1-103from Ch. 68, par. 1-103

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Creates the Illinois Religious Freedom Protection and Civil Unions Act. Contains findings. Contains provisions regarding religious freedom and construction. Provides that 2 persons may form a civil union if they: are not related by adoption or blood in any manner that would bar a civil union; are not in another civil union or marriage with any other living person; and are not under 18 years of age. Provides that: protections, benefits, and responsibilities of partners in a civil union are the same as those granted to spouses in a marriage; to the extent State laws adopt, refer to, or rely upon provisions of federal law as applicable to this State, partners in a civil union shall be treated under the law of this State as if federal law recognized a civil union in the same manner as the law of this State; the Civil Practice Law applies to proceedings under this Act, except as otherwise provided; and a civil union between 2 persons of either the same sex or the opposite sex licensed, officiated, and registered under the Act is valid in this State. Contains provisions regarding: civil union licenses, civil union certificates, medical information brochures, effectiveness of licenses, officiation of civil unions, registration of civil unions, reports, prohibition of certain civil unions, children born or adopted of prohibited civil unions, reciprocity, severability, and other matters. Amends the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act and the Illinois Human Rights Act to add references to civil unions. Effective January 1, 2008.

 State Mandates Fiscal Note, House Committee Amendment No. 1 (Dept. of Commerce & Economic Opportunity)
 This legislation does not create a State mandate under the State Mandates Act.

 Judicial Note, House Committee Amendment No. 1 (Admin Office of the Illinois Courts)
 Based on a review of this bill it has been determined that there may be a minimal increase in judicial workloads. However, it is not anticipated that the bill would increase the number of judges needed in the State.

 Judicial Note, House Floor Amendment No. 2 (Admin Office of the Illinois Courts)
 Based on a review of this bill it has been determined that there may be a minimal increase in judicial workloads. However, it is not anticipated that the bill would increase the number of judges needed in the State.

 Judicial Note, House Floor Amendment No. 3 (Admin Office of the Illinois Courts)
 Based on a review of this bill it has been determined that there may be a minimal increase in judicial workloads. However, it is not anticipated that the bill would increase the number of judges needed in the State.

 Housing Affordability Impact Note, House Committee Amendment No. 1 (Housing Development Authority)
 This legislation will have no effect on constructing, purchasing, owning, or selling a single-family residence.

 Housing Affordability Impact Note, House Floor Amendment No. 2 (Housing Development Authority)
 This legislation will have no effect on constructing, purchasing, owning, or selling a single-family residence.

 Housing Affordability Impact Note, House Floor Amendment No. 3 (Housing Development Authority)
 This legislation will have no effect on constructing, purchasing, owning, or selling a single-family residence.

 Pension Note, House Committee Amendment No. 1 (Government Forecasting & Accountability)
 HB 1826 (H-AM 1) will not impact any public pension fund or retirement system in Illinois.

 Pension Note, House Floor Amendment No. 2 (Government Forecasting & Accountability)
 HB 1826 (H-AM 2) will not impact any public pension fund or retirement system in Illinois.

 Pension Note, House Floor Amendment No. 3 (Government Forecasting & Accountability)
 HB 1826 (H-AM 3) will not impact any public pension fund or retirement system in Illinois.

 State Debt Impact Note, House Committee Amendment No. 1 (Government Forecasting & Accountability)
 HB 1826 (H-AM 1) will not change the amount of authorization for any type of State-issued or State-supported bond, and, therefore, would not affect the level of State indebtedness.

 State Debt Impact Note, House Floor Amendment No. 2 (Government Forecasting & Accountability)
 HB 1826 (H-AM 2) will not change the amount of authorization for any type of State-issued or State-supported bond, and, therefore, would not affect the level of State indebtedness.

 State Debt Impact Note, House Floor Amendment No. 3 (Government Forecasting & Accountability)
 HB 1826 (H-AM 3) will not change the amount of authorization for any type of State-issued or State-supported bond, and, therefore, would not affect the level of State indebtedness.

 Fiscal Note, House Committee Amendment No. 1 (Dept. of Public Health)
 Approximate Illinois Department of Public Health fiscal impact of HB 1826 is $173,200.

 Fiscal Note, House Floor Amendment No. 2 (Dept. of Public Health)
 Approximate Illinois Department of Public Health fiscal impact of HB 1826 is $173,200.

 Fiscal Note, House Floor Amendment No. 3 (Dept. of Public Health)
 Approximate Illinois Department of Public Health fiscal impact of HB 1826 is $173,200.

 State Mandates Fiscal Note, House Floor Amendment No. 2 (Dept. of Commerce & Economic Opportunity)
 This legislation does not create a State mandate under the State Mandates Act.

 State Mandates Fiscal Note, House Floor Amendment No. 3 (Dept. of Commerce & Economic Opportunity)
 This legislation does not create a State mandate under the State Mandates Act.

 Balanced Budget Note, House Committee Amendment No. 1 (Gov Office of Mgmt & Budget)
 HB 1826 (H-AM 1) will have no impact to the Fiscal Year 2008 budget.

 Balanced Budget Note, House Floor Amendment No. 2 (Gov Office of Mgmt & Budget)
 HB 1826 (H-AM 2) will have no impact to the Fiscal Year 2008 budget.

 Balanced Budget Note, House Floor Amendment No. 3 (Gov Office of Mgmt & Budget)
 HB 1826 (H-AM 3) will have no impact to the Fiscal Year 2008 budget.

House Floor Amendment No. 4
Deletes reference to:
750 ILCS 5/212
750 ILCS 5/702
775 ILCS 5/1-103

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Creates the Illinois Religious Freedom Protection and Civil Union Act. Defines "civil union" as a legal relationship between 2 persons, of either the same or opposite sex, established in accordance with the Act. Provides that a party to a civil union shall be entitled to the same legal obligations, responsibilities, protections, and benefits afforded or recognized by the law of Illinois to spouses. Prohibits certain civil unions. Provides that the Director of Public Health shall prescribe forms for an application, license, and certificate for a civil union. Contains provisions regarding: application for a civil union license; certification of a civil union; and duties of the county clerk and Department of Public Health. Provides for dissolution and declaration of invalidity of a civil union. Provides that a marriage between persons of the same sex, a civil union, or a substantially similar legal relationship other than common law marriage, legally entered into in another jurisdiction, shall be recognized in Illinois as a civil union. Contains provisions regarding construction, application, religious freedom, severability, and other matters.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/23/2007HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Greg Harris
  2/23/2007HouseFirst Reading
  2/23/2007HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/27/2007HouseAssigned to Executive Committee
  3/7/2007HouseRe-assigned to Human Services Committee
  3/21/2007HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Human Services Committee
  3/21/2007HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
  3/21/2007HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Harry Osterman
  3/21/2007HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Constance A. Howard
  3/21/2007HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  3/21/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. John A. Fritchey
  3/21/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  3/21/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lou Lang
  3/21/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. George Scully, Jr.
  3/21/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Julie Hamos
  3/21/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Cynthia Soto
  3/21/2007HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Human Services Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/21/2007HouseDo Pass as Amended / Standard Debate Human Services Committee; 005-004-000
  3/21/2007HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Standard Debate
  3/23/2007HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  3/27/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Richard T. Bradley
  4/24/2007HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 State Mandates Fiscal Note Filed as Amended
  4/26/2007HouseSecond Reading - Standard Debate
  4/26/2007HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Standard Debate
  4/27/2007HouseThird Reading/Final Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 3, 2007
  5/3/2007HouseThird Reading/Final Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 10, 2007
  5/10/2007HouseThird Reading/Final Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 18, 2007
  5/18/2007HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 25, 2007
  5/21/2007HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Greg Harris
  5/21/2007HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  5/22/2007HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Rules Refers to Human Services Committee
  5/23/2007HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommends Be Adopted Human Services Committee; 005-004-000
  5/25/2007HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 31, 2007
  5/31/2007HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) June 8, 2007
  6/8/2007HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) June 15, 2007
  6/13/2007HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Greg Harris
  6/13/2007HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Referred to Rules Committee
  6/13/2007HouseRecalled to Second Reading - Short Debate
  6/13/2007HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  6/14/2007HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Fiscal Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Greg Harris
  6/14/2007HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Fiscal Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Greg Harris
  6/14/2007HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Fiscal Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Greg Harris
  6/14/2007HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 State Mandates Fiscal Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Greg Harris
  6/14/2007HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 State Mandates Fiscal Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Greg Harris
  6/14/2007HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Balanced Budget Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Greg Harris
  6/14/2007HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Balanced Budget Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Greg Harris
  6/14/2007HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Balanced Budget Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Greg Harris
  6/14/2007HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Housing Affordability Impact Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Greg Harris
  6/14/2007HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Housing Affordability Impact Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Greg Harris
  6/14/2007HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Housing Affordability Impact Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Greg Harris
  6/14/2007HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Judicial Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Greg Harris
  6/14/2007HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Judicial Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Greg Harris
  6/14/2007HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Judicial Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Greg Harris
  6/14/2007HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Pension Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Greg Harris
  6/14/2007HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Pension Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Greg Harris
  6/14/2007HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Pension Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Greg Harris
  6/14/2007HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 State Debt Impact Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Greg Harris
  6/14/2007HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 State Debt Impact Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Greg Harris
  6/14/2007HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 State Debt Impact Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Greg Harris
  6/15/2007HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) June 22, 2007
  6/18/2007HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Judicial Note Filed as Amended
  6/18/2007HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Judicial Note Filed as Amended
  6/18/2007HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Judicial Note Filed as Amended
  6/18/2007HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Housing Affordability Impact Note Filed as Amended
  6/18/2007HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Housing Affordability Impact Note Filed as Amended
  6/18/2007HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Housing Affordability Impact Note Filed as Amended
  6/20/2007HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Pension Note Filed as Amended
  6/20/2007HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Pension Note Filed as Amended
  6/20/2007HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Pension Note Filed as Amended
  6/20/2007HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 State Debt Impact Note Filed as Amended
  6/20/2007HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 State Debt Impact Note Filed as Amended
  6/20/2007HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 State Debt Impact Note Filed as Amended
  6/20/2007HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Fiscal Note Filed as Amended
  6/20/2007HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Fiscal Note Filed as Amended
  6/20/2007HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Fiscal Note Filed as Amended
  6/20/2007HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 003-001-000
  6/20/2007HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 State Mandates Fiscal Note Filed as Amended
  6/20/2007HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 State Mandates Fiscal Note Filed as Amended
  6/22/2007HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) June 30, 2007
  6/27/2007HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Balanced Budget Note Filed as Amended
  6/27/2007HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Balanced Budget Note Filed as Amended
  6/27/2007HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Balanced Budget Note Filed as Amended
  6/30/2007HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) July 31, 2007
  7/31/2007HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) August 4, 2007
  8/4/2007HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) August 10, 2007
  8/10/2007HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) August 17, 2007
  8/17/2007HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) August 24, 2007
  8/24/2007HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) September 5, 2007
  9/5/2007HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) October 5, 2007
  10/3/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Naomi D. Jakobsson
  10/5/2007HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) October 12, 2007
  10/12/2007HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) November 2, 2007
  11/2/2007HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) November 30, 2007
  11/30/2007HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) January 10, 2008
  1/10/2008HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) March 14, 2008
  2/14/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Boland
  3/14/2008HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) April 18, 2008
  4/18/2008HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 9, 2008
  5/9/2008HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 23, 2008
  5/23/2008HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 31, 2008
  5/27/2008HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 4 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Greg Harris
  5/27/2008HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 4 Referred to Rules Committee
  5/30/2008HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 4 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
  5/31/2008HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Withdrawn by Rep. Greg Harris
  5/31/2008HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Withdrawn by Rep. Greg Harris
  5/31/2008HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 4 Adopted by Voice Vote
  5/31/2008HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/31/2008HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/13/2009HouseSession Sine Die

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