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 Bill Status of SB0020  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  HUMAN RTS-COMMISSION-VARIOUS

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Heather A. Steans

House Sponsors
(Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie - Sara Wojcicki Jimenez - Carol Sente - Frances Ann Hurley - Kelly M. Burke, Emanuel Chris Welch and La Shawn K. Ford)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  5/30/2018SenatePassed Both Houses

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
20 ILCS 505/1.1from Ch. 23, par. 5001.1


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Children and Family Services Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 2
Deletes reference to:
20 ILCS 505/1.1
Adds reference to:
775 ILCS 5/7-109.1from Ch. 68, par. 7-109.1
775 ILCS 5/7A-102from Ch. 68, par. 7A-102
775 ILCS 5/7B-102from Ch. 68, par. 7B-102
775 ILCS 5/8-101from Ch. 68, par. 8-101
775 ILCS 5/8-102from Ch. 68, par. 8-102
775 ILCS 5/8-103from Ch. 68, par. 8-103
775 ILCS 5/8-110from Ch. 68, par. 8-110
775 ILCS 5/8A-103from Ch. 68, par. 8A-103
775 ILCS 5/8B-103from Ch. 68, par. 8B-103

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Illinois Human Rights Act. Provides that for specified types of charges pending before the Department of Human Rights, if the charging party has initiated litigation for the purpose of seeking final relief in a State or federal court or before an administrative law judge or hearing officer in an administrative proceeding before a local government administrative agency, and if a final decision on the merits in that litigation or administrative hearing would preclude the charging party from bringing another action based on the pending charge, the Department shall cease its investigation and dismiss the pending charge by order of the Director, who shall provide the charging party notice of his or her right to commence a civil action in the appropriate circuit court or other appropriate court of competent jurisdiction. Provides that the Illinois Human Rights Commission shall consist of 7 (instead of 13) members, with no more than 4 (instead of 7) members being of the same political party. Abolishes the existing terms of office of the members of the Commission on January 19, 2019. Provides for the appointment of new terms of office. Provides that on and after January 19, 2019, the Chairperson of the Commission shall be compensated at the rate of $125,000 per year, and each other member shall be compensated at the rate of $119,000 per year, or as set by the Compensation Review Board, whichever is greater. Provides that each commissioner has the authority to hire and supervise a staff attorney. Adds training and continuing education requirements for commissioners. Adds provisions governing the qualification and employment of commissioners. Provides that the Governor shall appoint, by and with the consent of the Senate, a special panel of commissioners comprised of 3 members, to hold office until the Commission, in consultation with the Governor, determines that the caseload of requests for review has been reduced sufficiently to allow cases to proceed in a timely manner, or for a term of 18 months from the date of appointment by the Governor, whichever is earlier. Provides that each of the 3 members appointed to the special panel shall receive the same salary as other commissioners for the duration of the panel. Provides that decisions by commissioners must be based strictly on neutral interpretations of the law and the facts. Provides that the Commission shall publish its decisions within 180 days of the decision (instead of "in timely fashion"). Makes changes in provisions governing: charge procedures; requests for review; publication of opinions; and review by the Commission. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/11/2017SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. John J. Cullerton
  1/11/2017SenateFirst Reading
  1/11/2017SenateReferred to Assignments
  1/18/2017SenateAssigned to Executive
  1/24/2017SenateDo Pass Executive; 016-000-000
  1/24/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading January 24, 2017
  1/24/2017SenateSecond Reading
  1/24/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading January 25, 2017
  4/28/2017SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2017
  5/15/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Heather A. Steans
  5/15/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  5/16/2017SenateChief Sponsor Changed to Sen. Heather A. Steans
  5/16/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Executive
  8/4/2017SenatePursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b) / Referred to Assignments
  8/4/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Pursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b) / Referred to Assignments
  5/15/2018SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2018
  5/15/2018SenateApproved for Consideration Assignments
  5/15/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 16, 2018
  5/23/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Heather A. Steans
  5/23/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  5/23/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Assignments Refers to Executive
  5/23/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommend Do Adopt Executive; 014-000-000
  5/24/2018SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  5/24/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted; Steans
  5/24/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  5/24/2018SenateThird Reading - Passed; 047-000-000
  5/24/2018HouseArrived in House
  5/24/2018HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  5/24/2018HouseFirst Reading
  5/24/2018HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  5/28/2018HouseAssigned to State Government Administration Committee
  5/28/2018HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 31, 2018
  5/28/2018HouseMotion Filed to Suspend Rule 21 State Government Administration Committee; Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  5/28/2018HouseMotion to Suspend Rule 21 - Prevailed
  5/29/2018HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sara Wojcicki Jimenez
  5/29/2018HouseDo Pass / Short Debate State Government Administration Committee; 007-000-000
  5/29/2018HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/29/2018HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/29/2018HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  5/30/2018HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/30/2018HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 114-000-000
  5/30/2018SenatePassed Both Houses
  5/30/2018HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Sente
  5/30/2018HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Frances Ann Hurley
  5/30/2018HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Burke
  5/30/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  5/30/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford

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