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 Bill Status of HB2968  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  SOCIAL WORK-CONVICTION HISTORY

House Sponsors
Rep. Michael J. Zalewski

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  4/28/2017HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
225 ILCS 20/9A-1 new
225 ILCS 20/19from Ch. 111, par. 6369


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Clinical Social Work and Social Work Practice Act. Provides that the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation and the Social Work Examining and Disciplinary Board shall not request, inquire into, or consider certain criminal history records in connection with an application for licensure. Provides that a period of 5 years after a conviction of any felony or of a misdemeanor directly related to the practice of the profession, or 3 years since release from confinement, is prima facie evidence of rehabilitation. Requires the Department to consider certain mitigating factors and evidence of rehabilitation for applicants for licensure. Requires the Department, upon denial of a license, to provide the applicants certain information concerning the denial. Requires the Department to issue an annual report on certain information concerning granting or denial of license applications. Provides that the Department may refuse to issue or renew a license or may suspend, revoke, or place on probation or take other action on a license for certain criminal history for current licensees. Effective July 1, 2018.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
225 ILCS 20/9A-1
Adds reference to:
225 ILCS 20/9B new

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the introduced bill with the following changes: Provides that the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation and the Social Work Examining and Disciplinary Board shall not require applicants to report and shall not consider (rather than shall not request information about, inquire into, or consider) certain criminal history records in connection with an application for licensure. Makes changes concerning the criminal history records that are listed. Removes language providing that certain periods after conviction of a felony or misdemeanor or since release from confinement shall be prima facie evidence of sufficient rehabilitation for the purpose of issuing a license. Makes changes in provisions requiring the Department to consider certain mitigating factors and evidence of rehabilitation to determine whether a prior conviction will impair the ability of the applicant to engage in the position for which a license is sought. Removes language providing that it is the affirmative obligation of the Department to demonstrate that a prior conviction would impair the ability of the applicant to engage in the practice requiring a license. Makes changes in notice requirements by the Department when denying an applicant based upon a conviction or convictions in whole or in part. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/9/2017HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Michael J. Zalewski
  2/9/2017HouseFirst Reading
  2/9/2017HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/22/2017HouseAssigned to Restorative Justice Committee
  3/22/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Michael J. Zalewski
  3/22/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/23/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Restorative Justice Committee
  3/30/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Restorative Justice Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/30/2017HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Restorative Justice Committee; 010-000-000
  3/30/2017HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/26/2017HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/26/2017HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/28/2017HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

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