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 Bill Status of HB4149  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  SEXUAL HARASSMENT HOTLINE

House Sponsors
Rep. Allen Skillicorn - Patricia R. Bellock

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  11/6/2017HouseReferred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
15 ILCS 205/4from Ch. 14, par. 4
15 ILCS 205/9 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Contains a statement of legislative findings. Amends the Attorney General Act. Provides that the Attorney General shall, no later than 6 months after the effective date of the amendatory Act, establish and maintain a sexual harassment in the workplace hotline with a toll-free telephone with voicemail capabilities and an Internet website through which persons may report instances of sexual harassment. Provides that the Attorney General shall develop the hotline in consultation with the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault and the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois. Provides that the Attorney General shall help persons who access the hotline find counseling and protective services, and assist in the filing of sexual harassment complaints through appropriate agencies. Provides that the Attorney General shall advertise the hotline and encourage reporting by both those who are subject to sexual harassment and those who have witnessed it. Provides that the hotline shall provide the means through which persons may anonymously report sexual harassment in both private and public places of employment. Provides that in the case of sexual harassment by a State employee, the Attorney General shall, with the permission of the reporting individual, further investigate the allegations. Provides that the Attorney General shall, if warranted, make recommendations to the appropriate entity for corrective action. Provides that each State employer shall post and keep posted, in conspicuous places on the premises of the employer where notices to employees are customarily posted, a notice informing employees of the sexual harassment in the workplace hotline, and that the Attorney General shall ensure compliance with this requirement. Provides that the Attorney General shall adopt rules to implement the new provisions. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  11/6/2017HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Allen Skillicorn
  11/6/2017HouseFirst Reading
  11/6/2017HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  11/7/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Patricia R. Bellock

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