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 Bill Status of HB2973  100th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Pamela J. Althoff , Thomas Cullerton and Michael E. Hastings)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  6/30/2017HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0010

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
20 ILCS 2805/15
20 ILCS 2805/20
20 ILCS 2805/37
110 ILCS 205/9.34

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Department of Veterans Affairs Act. Provides that the Illinois Veterans' Advisory Council shall investigate the re-entry process for service members who return to civilian life after being engaged in an active theater. Provides that by July 1, 2018 and by July 1 of each year thereafter, the Council shall present a specified annual report. Provides that such investigation and annual report responsibilities shall be a continuation of the investigation and annual report responsibilities of the Illinois Discharged Servicemember Task Force. Provides that through July 1, 2017, the Task Force shall present the specified annual report. Provides that as soon as is practicable after the Task Force presents its final report due by July 1, 2017, any information collected by the Task Force in carrying out its duties under specified provisions shall be transferred to the Council. Provides that the Task Force is dissolved on July 1, 2018. Amends the Board of Higher Education Act to make conforming changes. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  2/9/2017HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  2/9/2017HouseFirst Reading
  2/9/2017HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/22/2017HouseAssigned to Veterans' Affairs Committee
  3/9/2017HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Veterans' Affairs Committee; 011-000-000
  3/9/2017HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/15/2017HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/15/2017HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/16/2017HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 107-000-000
  3/17/2017SenateArrive in Senate
  3/17/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading March 28, 2017
  3/24/2017SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Pamela J. Althoff
  3/28/2017SenateFirst Reading
  3/28/2017SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/25/2017SenateAssigned to Veterans Affairs
  5/3/2017SenateDo Pass Veterans Affairs; 005-000-000
  5/3/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 4, 2017
  5/15/2017SenateSecond Reading
  5/15/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 16, 2017
  5/25/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Thomas Cullerton
  5/25/2017SenateThird Reading - Passed; 057-000-000
  5/25/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael E. Hastings
  5/25/2017HousePassed Both Houses
  6/23/2017HouseSent to the Governor
  6/30/2017HouseGovernor Approved
  6/30/2017HouseEffective Date June 30, 2017
  6/30/2017HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0010

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