Illinois General Assembly

Previous General Assemblies

 Bill Status of HB1480  94th General Assembly


Short Description:  LABOR DISPUTE-PICKETING

House Sponsors
Rep. Brandon W. Phelps - John A. Fritchey - Dan Reitz - Aaron Schock - Patrick J Verschoore, William Davis, Lisa M. Dugan, Mike Boland, Larry McKeon, Daniel V. Beiser and John E. Bradley

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Debbie DeFrancesco Halvorson - Dave Sullivan - Peter J. Roskam - Martin A. Sandoval)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  7/26/2005HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 94-0321

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
820 ILCS 5/1.2 new
820 ILCS 5/1.3 new
820 ILCS 5/1.4 new
820 ILCS 5/1.5 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Labor Dispute Act. Contains findings and a declaration. Provides that persons engaged in picketing in labor disputes may use public rights of way to apprise the public of the existence of a dispute for: "the purposes of picketing"; erection of temporary signs announcing their dispute; parking at least one vehicle on the public right of way; and erection of tents or other temporary shelter for the health, welfare, personal safety, and well-being of picketers. Provides that a sign, tent, or temporary shelter may not be erected or maintained so as to obscure or otherwise physically interfere with an official traffic sign, signal, or device or to obstruct or physically interfere with the driver's view of approaching, merging, or intersecting traffic. Provides that "the burden of proof shall rest on the unit of local government making such a claim". Provides that tents or other temporary shelter covered by the new provisions shall not be larger than 300 square feet. Provides that signs, tents, or temporary shelters shall be removed at the end of each day when the picketing has ceased but that signs, tents, or temporary shelters may be maintained while individuals participating in the labor dispute are present. Prohibits blocking of fire hydrants. Requires water mains, sewers and other utilities to be accessible for maintenance and emergency repair work. Requires picketers to ensure that a reasonable walkway exists for pedestrians and others to pass by the picketing activities and make reasonable attempts to keep the area free from garbage and significant damage. Provides that the new provisions do not allow the erection of a tent or shelter on the right of way of any Class I highway. Provides that if a court determines that a sign, tent, or temporary shelter does not obscure or otherwise physically interfere with an official traffic sign, signal or device or to obstruct or physically interfere with the driver's view of approaching, merging or intersecting traffic, the unit of local government shall be liable for all costs and attorney's fees. Provides that an ordinance or resolution adopted before, on, or after the effective date of the new provisions by a unit of local government that imposes restrictions or limitations on the picketing of an employer in a manner inconsistent with this Act is invalid, and that a home rule unit may not regulate picketing.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Provides that the provisions of the bill allowing persons engaged in picketing the use of the public rights of way to apprise the public of the existence of a labor dispute shall not be construed that water mains, sewers, and other utilities are accessible for construction, maintenance, and emergency repair work.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/10/2005HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Brandon W. Phelps
  2/10/2005HouseFirst Reading
  2/10/2005HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/16/2005HouseAssigned to Labor Committee
  2/24/2005HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Labor Committee; 019-001-000
  2/25/2005HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/3/2005HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/3/2005HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/10/2005HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
  3/10/2005HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. John A. Fritchey
  3/10/2005HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Dan Reitz
  3/10/2005HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 111-003-000
  3/10/2005HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Aaron Schock
  3/10/2005HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Patrick J Verschoore
  3/10/2005HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lisa M. Dugan
  3/10/2005HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Boland
  3/10/2005HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Larry McKeon
  3/15/2005SenateArrive in Senate
  3/15/2005SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading March 16, 2005
  3/17/2005SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Peter J. Roskam
  3/17/2005SenateFirst Reading
  3/17/2005SenateReferred to Rules
  4/13/2005SenateAssigned to Labor
  4/21/2005SenateHeld in Labor
  4/21/2005SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Dave Sullivan
  5/3/2005SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Peter J. Roskam
  5/3/2005SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules
  5/3/2005SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Labor
  5/4/2005SenateAlternate Chief Sponsor Changed to Sen. Debbie DeFrancesco Halvorson
  5/4/2005SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Peter J. Roskam
  5/4/2005SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  5/5/2005SenateDo Pass as Amended Labor; 009-000-000
  5/5/2005SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 10, 2005
  5/10/2005SenateSecond Reading
  5/10/2005SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 11, 2005
  5/11/2005SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Martin A. Sandoval
  5/19/2005SenateThird Reading - Passed; 040-014-001
  5/20/2005HouseArrived in House
  5/20/2005HousePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 1
  5/23/2005HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Brandon W. Phelps
  5/23/2005HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  5/24/2005HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Rules Referred to Labor Committee
  5/24/2005HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Recommends be Adopted Labor Committee; 015-002-000
  5/27/2005HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel V. Beiser
  5/27/2005HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. John E. Bradley
  5/27/2005HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 House Concurs 110-006-000
  5/27/2005HousePassed Both Houses
  6/20/2005HouseSent to the Governor
  7/26/2005HouseGovernor Approved
  7/26/2005HouseEffective Date January 1, 2006
  7/26/2005HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 94-0321

Back To Top