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 Bill Status of SB0034  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  VICTIMS OF CRIMINAL ACTIVITY

Senate Sponsors
Sen. John J. Cullerton - Julie A. Morrison - Melinda Bush - Iris Y. Martinez - Cristina Castro, Heather A. Steans, Omar Aquino, Mattie Hunter, Antonio Muñoz, Ira I. Silverstein, Jacqueline Y. Collins, Laura M. Murphy, Elgie R. Sims, Jr., Kimberly A. Lightford, John G. Mulroe, Daniel Biss, David Koehler, Martin A. Sandoval, Patricia Van Pelt and Napoleon Harris, III

House Sponsors
(Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez - Litesa E. Wallace - Barbara Wheeler - Juliana Stratton - André Thapedi, John C. D'Amico, Robyn Gabel, Laura Fine, Will Guzzardi, Ann M. Williams, Al Riley, Emanuel Chris Welch, Justin Slaughter, Kelly M. Cassidy, Michelle Mussman, Jehan Gordon-Booth, Anna Moeller, Deb Conroy, Carol Sente, Lou Lang, Sara Feigenholtz, Theresa Mah, Cynthia Soto, Natalie A. Manley, Jaime M. Andrade, Jr., Daniel J. Burke, Linda Chapa LaVia, Silvana Tabares, Marcus C. Evans, Jr. and Jonathan Carroll)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  6/29/2018SenateSent to the Governor

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
5 ILCS 100/1-1from Ch. 127, par. 1001-1


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
5 ILCS 100/1-1
Adds reference to:
New Act

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Creates the Voices of Immigrant Communities Empowering Survivors (VOICES) Act. Provides that the head of each certifying agency shall designate an official or officials in supervisory roles, either within the agency or, by agreement with another agency with concurrent jurisdiction over the geographic area or subject matter covered by that agency, within that other agency. Provides that certifying officials shall: (1) respond to requests for completion of certification forms received by the agency; and (2) make information regarding the agency's procedures for certification requests publicly available for victims of qualifying criminal activity and their representatives. Provides that upon receiving a request for completion of a certification form, a certifying official shall complete the certification form and provide it to the requesting person, unless the certifying official, after a good faith inquiry, cannot determine that the applicant is a victim of qualifying criminal activity, in which case the certifying official shall provide written notice to the person or the person's representative that the official is declining to complete the form. Provides for various circumstances when an expedited certification form must be completed by the certifying agency or official. Provides that a certifying official or agency receiving requests for completion of certification forms shall not disclose the immigration status of a victim or person requesting the certification form, except to comply with federal law or State law, legal process, or if authorized, by the victim or person requesting the certification form. Makes other changes.

 Judicial Note (Admin Office of the Illinois Courts)
 This bill would neither increase nor decrease the number of judges needed in the State of Illinois.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Modifies the definition of "certifying agency". Provides that no provision in the Act limits the manner in which a certifying officer or certifying agency may describe whether the person has cooperated or been helpful to the agency or provide any additional information the certifying officer or certifying agency believes might be relevant to a federal immigration officer's adjudication of a U or T visa application.

 Fiscal Note, House Floor Amendment No. 1 (Illinois State Police)
 Senate Bill 34 (H-AM 1) creates the VOICES Act and requires law enforcement agencies to respond to federal U and T visa certification forms within either 90 or 21 business days. This legislation would require the Illinois State Police to establish at least two additional attorney positions as well one support staff, at an additional approximate cost of $425,000 when benefits are included. With a new cause of action being created in statute, there is the potential for additional litigation against the Illinois State Police.

 Fiscal Note (Illinois State Police)
 Senate Bill 34 (H-AM 1) creates the VOICES Act and requires law enforcement agencies to respond to federal U and T visa certification forms within either 90 or 21 business days. This legislation would require the Illinois State Police to establish at least two additional attorney positions as well one support staff, at an additional approximate cost of $425,000 when benefits are included. With a new cause of action being created in statute, there is the potential for additional litigation against the Illinois State Police.

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 25, 2017
  2/15/2017SenateSecond Reading
  2/15/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading February 16, 2017
  4/28/2017SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2017
  8/4/2017SenatePursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b) / Referred to Assignments
  2/6/2018SenateApproved for Consideration Assignments
  2/6/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading February 7, 2018
  4/4/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Heather A. Steans
  4/9/2018SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Julie A. Morrison
  4/11/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Omar Aquino
  4/16/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  4/18/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Antonio Muñoz
  4/19/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Ira I. Silverstein
  4/19/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  4/19/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura M. Murphy
  4/19/2018SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Melinda Bush
  4/19/2018SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
  4/19/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
  4/20/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  4/20/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. John J. Cullerton
  4/20/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  4/20/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. John G. Mulroe
  4/23/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Executive
  4/25/2018SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina Castro
  4/25/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Daniel Biss
  4/25/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Executive; 011-003-000
  4/25/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. David Koehler
  4/26/2018SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  4/26/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; J. Cullerton
  4/26/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  4/26/2018SenateThird Reading - Passed; 037-009-000
  4/26/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Martin A. Sandoval
  4/26/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Patricia Van Pelt
  4/26/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Napoleon Harris, III
  4/26/2018HouseArrived in House
  4/26/2018HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  4/26/2018HouseFirst Reading
  4/26/2018HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  5/2/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. John C. D'Amico
  5/7/2018HouseAssigned to Executive Committee
  5/9/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
  5/9/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Laura Fine
  5/9/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
  5/9/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Ann M. Williams
  5/10/2018HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Litesa E. Wallace
  5/10/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Al Riley
  5/10/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  5/10/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Justin Slaughter
  5/10/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  5/15/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Michelle Mussman
  5/15/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth
  5/16/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Anna Moeller
  5/16/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Deb Conroy
  5/16/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Sente
  5/17/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Lou Lang
  5/17/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
  5/17/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Theresa Mah
  5/17/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Cynthia Soto
  5/18/2018HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 25, 2018
  5/22/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Natalie A. Manley
  5/22/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr.
  5/23/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel J. Burke
  5/23/2018HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Juliana Stratton
  5/23/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  5/23/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Silvana Tabares
  5/24/2018HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Executive Committee; 007-004-000
  5/24/2018HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/24/2018HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Wheeler
  5/24/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
  5/24/2018HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. André Thapedi
  5/24/2018HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/24/2018HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  5/25/2018HouseFiscal Note Requested by Rep. Tom Demmer
  5/25/2018HouseState Mandates Fiscal Note Requested by Rep. Tom Demmer
  5/25/2018HouseJudicial Note Filed
  5/25/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  5/25/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  5/25/2018HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 31, 2018
  5/28/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Fiscal Note Filed as Amended
  5/28/2018HouseFiscal Note Filed
  5/28/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
  5/30/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  5/30/2018HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  5/30/2018HouseNote / Motion Filed - Note Act Does Not Apply Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  5/30/2018HouseMotion Prevailed 062-051-000
  5/30/2018HouseState Mandates Fiscal Note Request is Inapplicable
  5/30/2018HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/30/2018HouseRemoved from Short Debate Status
  5/30/2018HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Standard Debate
  5/30/2018HouseThird Reading - Standard Debate - Passed 076-038-000
  5/30/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Jonathan Carroll
  5/30/2018SenateSecretary's Desk - Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1
  5/30/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1 - May 30, 2018
  5/30/2018SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Filed with Secretary Sen. John J. Cullerton
  5/30/2018SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Assignments
  5/31/2018SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Assignments Referred to Executive
  5/31/2018SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion To Concur Recommended Do Adopt Executive; 012-004-000
  5/31/2018SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Senate Concurs 037-012-000
  5/31/2018SenateSenate Concurs
  5/31/2018SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/29/2018SenateSent to the Governor

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