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 Bill Status of HB0246  95th General Assembly


Short Description:  SMOKE FREE ILLINOIS ACT

House Sponsors
Rep. Karen A. Yarbrough - Annazette Collins - Karen May - Barbara Flynn Currie - Carolyn H. Krause, Kathleen A. Ryg, Elizabeth Coulson, Jack McGuire, Sandra M. Pihos, Paul D. Froehlich, Eddie Washington, Constance A. Howard, William Davis, Al Riley, Deborah L. Graham, Elizabeth Hernandez, Monique D. Davis, Marlow H. Colvin, Esther Golar, Elaine Nekritz, Luis Arroyo, Harry Osterman, Wyvetter H. Younge, Julie Hamos, Fred Crespo, James H. Meyer, Kevin Joyce, Cynthia Soto, Rosemary Mulligan, Daniel J. Burke, David E. Miller, Sara Feigenholtz, Joe Dunn and Mary E. Flowers

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2009HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
30 ILCS 805/8.31 new
410 ILCS 80/Act rep.


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Smoke Free Illinois Act. Sets forth the findings of the General Assembly. Creates several definitions. Prohibits smoking in public places, places of employment, and governmental vehicles. Requires "No Smoking" signs to be posted in each public place and place of employment where smoking is prohibited. Requires ashtrays to be removed from any area where smoking is prohibited. Prohibits smoking in student dormitories, including, but not limited to, sleeping rooms, dining areas, restrooms, laundry areas, lobbies, and hallways, of a building used in whole or in part as a student dormitory that is owned and operated or otherwise utilized by a public or private institution of higher education. Provides that the Department of Public Health, State-certified local public health departments, and local law enforcement agencies shall enforce the provisions of the Act. Sets forth fines for violations of the Act. Provides that the Department, a State-certified local public health department, local law enforcement agency, or any individual personally affected by repeated violations may institute, in a circuit court, an action to enjoin violations of the Act. Prohibits discrimination against individuals who exercise their rights afforded by the Act. Provides that a home rule unit may regulate smoking in public places, but that regulation must be no less restrictive than the provisions in the Act. Prohibits smoking within a minimum distance of 15 feet from entrances, exits, windows that open, and ventilation intakes that serve an enclosed area where smoking is prohibited. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement. Repeals the Illinois Clean Indoor Air Act.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Provides that retail tobacco stores shall annually file with the Department of Public Health by January 31st an affidavit stating the percentage of its gross revenue (instead of income) during the prior calendar year that was derived from the sale of loose tobacco, plants, or herbs and cigars, cigarettes, pipes, or other smoking devices for smoking tobacco and related smoking accessories.

 Home Rule Note (Dept. of Commerce & Economic Opportunity)
 In the opinion of the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, HB 246 does pre-empt home rule authority.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/11/2007HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Karen A. Yarbrough
  1/18/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kathleen A. Ryg
  1/18/2007HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Julie Hamos
  1/18/2007HouseChief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Julie Hamos
  1/18/2007HouseChief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Julie Hamos
  1/19/2007HouseFirst Reading
  1/19/2007HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/24/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Carolyn H. Krause
  1/24/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Coulson
  1/24/2007HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  1/24/2007HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Carolyn H. Krause
  1/24/2007HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Carolyn H. Krause
  1/24/2007HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Coulson
  1/24/2007HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Karen May
  1/24/2007HouseChief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  1/24/2007HouseChief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Carolyn H. Krause
  1/24/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Coulson
  1/24/2007HouseChief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  1/24/2007HouseChief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Carolyn H. Krause
  1/26/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jack McGuire
  1/31/2007HouseAssigned to Environmental Health Committee
  2/2/2007HouseCo-Sponsor Rep. Sandra M. Pihos
  2/6/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Paul D. Froehlich
  2/6/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Eddie Washington
  2/6/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Constance A. Howard
  2/6/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
  2/7/2007HouseRemove Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Karen May
  2/7/2007HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Annazette Collins
  2/7/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Karen May
  2/7/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Al Riley
  2/7/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Deborah L. Graham
  2/7/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  2/8/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Arthur L. Turner
  2/8/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Monique D. Davis
  2/8/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Marlow H. Colvin
  2/8/2007HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Arthur L. Turner
  2/15/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Esther Golar
  2/15/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elaine Nekritz
  2/15/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Luis Arroyo
  2/21/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Harry Osterman
  2/21/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Wyvetter H. Younge
  2/21/2007HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Environmental Health Committee; 009-000-003
  2/22/2007HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  2/22/2007HouseRemove Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Julie Hamos
  2/22/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Julie Hamos
  2/22/2007HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Karen May
  2/22/2007HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Karen May
  2/22/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Fred Crespo
  2/22/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. James H. Meyer
  2/22/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kevin Joyce
  2/23/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Cynthia Soto
  2/23/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Rosemary Mulligan
  3/1/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel J. Burke
  3/1/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. David E. Miller
  3/7/2007HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Kevin A. McCarthy
  3/7/2007HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/8/2007HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 003-000-000
  3/8/2007HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Angelo Saviano
  3/8/2007HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/13/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
  3/13/2007HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/13/2007HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted by Voice Vote
  3/13/2007HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/14/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Joe Dunn
  3/15/2007HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Donald L. Moffitt
  3/15/2007HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/27/2007HouseRecalled to Second Reading - Short Debate
  3/27/2007HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/18/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  4/20/2007HouseHome Rule Note Filed
  4/25/2007HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 4 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Renée Kosel
  4/25/2007HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 4 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/27/2007HouseThird Reading/Final Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 3, 2007
  5/3/2007HouseThird Reading/Final Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 10, 2007
  5/10/2007HouseThird Reading/Final Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 18, 2007
  5/18/2007HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 25, 2007
  5/25/2007HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/13/2009HouseSession Sine Die

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