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 Bill Status of HB2376  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  FAMILY LEAVE INSURANCE PROGRAM

House Sponsors
Rep. Mary E. Flowers - La Shawn K. Ford - Litesa E. Wallace - Sonya M. Harper

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  4/27/2018HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
30 ILCS 105/5.878 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Family Leave Insurance Program Act. Requires the Department of Labor to establish and administer a Family Leave Insurance Program that provides family leave insurance benefits to eligible employees who take unpaid family leave to care for a newborn child, a newly adopted or newly placed foster child, or a family member with a serious health condition. Sets forth eligibility requirements for benefits under the Act including that the employee must (i) establish that he or she has been employed for at least 680 hours in employment during the employee's qualifying year and (ii) document that he or she has provided the employer with written notice of the employee's intention to take family leave. Defines "employer" to mean (a) any person, partnership, corporation, association, or other business entity that employs 50 or more employees for each working day during each of 20 or more calendar workweeks in the year in which the leave is to be taken or in the year immediately preceding the year in which the leave is to be taken; and (b) the State of Illinois and any other unit of local government. Contains provisions concerning disqualification from benefits; premium payments; the amount and duration of benefits; the recovery of erroneous payments; hearings; defaulted premium payments; elective coverage; employment protection; coordination of family leave; defined terms; and other matters. Amends the State Finance Act. Creates the Family Leave Insurance Account Fund.

House Committee Amendment No. 4
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Creates the Family Leave Insurance Act. Provides that an employee may take up to 12 weeks of family leave within any 24-month period for the purpose of providing care for the birth of a child, adoption of a child or placement of a foster child, or serious health condition of a family member. Establishes terms and conditions for taking leave. Authorizes compensation for the family leave to be paid from the State Benefits Fund, a special fund created in the State treasury. Prohibits simultaneous receipt of benefits under the Family Leave Insurance Act, the Unemployment Insurance Act, and the Workers' Compensation Act. Imposes a charge upon certain wages for the payment of benefits. Provides for administration by the Department of Employment Security. Amends the State Finance Act to add the State Benefits Fund to the list of special funds in the State treasury. Creates civil penalties for certain violations. Provides that a violation with intent to defraud the Department is a Class C misdemeanor. Effective immediately.

House Floor Amendment No. 5
Removes the immediate effective date.

 State Mandates Fiscal Note, House Floor Amendment No. 5 (Dept. of Commerce & Economic Opportunity)
 This bill does not create a State mandate.

 Fiscal Note, House Floor Amendment No. 5 (Dept of Employment Security)
 (A) Initial Start Costs - An estimated $75 million to $100 million would be needed to develop a program and system to administer this program, which would include an online submission component, an interagency connection to the Department of Labor, and a revenue collection component, as well as 10 full-time equivalents for the creation and establishment of rules, policies, procedures, etc., or reporting, appeals, and adjudication. The derived estimate is based on startup experience with the Illinois Benefit Information System (IBIS), which serves as the IDES benefit management platform for the administration of the unemployment insurance program; (B) Ongoing Costs - Expected to be at least $46 million annually to administer the program. Approximately 400 full time equivalents would be needed to administer and manage the day-to-day operations of this program. This estimate is based on the staffing levels for similar programs as reported by New Jersey and California. Most of the ongoing costs would be salaries, benefits, administrative overhead for these positions, and other ongoing operating expenses. A significant amount of these costs ($6 million) are the estimated annual system-related costs; (C) Revenue - $15 million to $20 million annually from the payroll premium deductions may be generated to help cover the costs of administering the program. Based on these assumptions, revenues from this program will not be sufficient to cover the costs of the program.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/3/2017HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  2/3/2017HouseFirst Reading
  2/3/2017HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/14/2017HouseAssigned to Labor & Commerce Committee
  2/21/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  2/21/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  2/22/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Labor & Commerce Committee
  3/7/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  3/7/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/9/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Rules Refers to Labor & Commerce Committee
  3/24/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 3 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  3/24/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 3 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/27/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 3 Rules Refers to Labor & Commerce Committee
  3/31/2017HouseCommittee Deadline Extended-Rule 9(b) April 28, 2017
  3/31/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Committee Deadline Extended-Rule 9(b) April 28, 2017
  3/31/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Committee Deadline Extended-Rule 9(b) April 28, 2017
  3/31/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 3 Committee Deadline Extended-Rule 9(b) April 28, 2017
  4/13/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 4 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  4/13/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 4 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/18/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 4 Rules Refers to Labor & Commerce Committee
  4/26/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 4 Adopted in Labor & Commerce Committee; by Voice Vote
  4/26/2017HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Labor & Commerce Committee; 017-010-000
  4/26/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 40
  4/26/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 40
  4/26/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 3 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 40
  4/27/2017HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/27/2017HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/27/2017HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/28/2017HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/28/2017HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  5/30/2017HouseApproved for Consideration Rules Committee; 005-000-000
  5/30/2017HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/30/2017HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 31, 2017
  5/31/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  5/31/2017HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) June 30, 2017
  6/26/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Litesa E. Wallace
  6/26/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sonya M. Harper
  6/27/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 5 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  6/27/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 5 Referred to Rules Committee
  6/28/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 5 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 003-001-000
  6/30/2017HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) July 7, 2017
  7/6/2017HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  3/21/2018HouseApproved for Consideration Rules Committee; 004-000-000
  3/21/2018HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/17/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 5 Fiscal Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Tom Demmer
  4/17/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 5 State Mandates Fiscal Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Tom Demmer
  4/19/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 5 State Mandates Fiscal Note Filed as Amended
  4/20/2018HouseRecalled to Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/20/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 5 Adopted
  4/20/2018HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/23/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 6 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  4/23/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 6 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/24/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 6 Rules Refers to Labor & Commerce Committee
  4/26/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 6 Recommends Be Adopted Labor & Commerce Committee; 017-008-000
  4/26/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 5 Fiscal Note Filed as Amended
  4/27/2018HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

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