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 Bill Status of HB0008  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  HUM RTS-PREGNANCY ACCOMMODATE

House Sponsors
Rep. Mary E. Flowers - Barbara Flynn Currie - Rita Mayfield - Robyn Gabel - La Shawn K. Ford, Emanuel Chris Welch, Jehan A. Gordon-Booth, Kelly M. Cassidy, Elizabeth Hernandez, Ann Williams, Naomi D. Jakobsson, Thaddeus Jones, Sara Feigenholtz, Monique D. Davis, Sam Yingling, Greg Harris, Arthur Turner, Anna Moeller, Natalie A. Manley, Charles E. Jefferson, Derrick Smith, Silvana Tabares, Cynthia Soto, Maria Antonia Berrios, Carol A. Sente, Jack D. Franks, Mike Smiddy, John E. Bradley, Linda Chapa LaVia, William Davis, Camille Y. Lilly, Marcus C. Evans, Jr., Emily McAsey, Scott Drury, Laura Fine and Darlene J. Senger

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Toi W. Hutchinson - Iris Y. Martinez - Kimberly A. Lightford - Jacqueline Y. Collins - Patricia Van Pelt, Heather A. Steans, Melinda Bush, Ira I. Silverstein, Don Harmon, Pamela J. Althoff, Emil Jones, III, Martin A. Sandoval, William Delgado, Antonio Muņoz, Mattie Hunter, Donne E. Trotter, Karen McConnaughay, Napoleon Harris, III and Dale A. Righter)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/26/2014HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 98-1050

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
775 ILCS 5/2-102from Ch. 68, par. 2-102


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Human Rights Act. Provides that with respect to employment, it is a civil rights violation for an employer to refuse to provide reasonable accommodations for an employee for conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, if she so requests, with the advice of her health care provider. Provides that the term "reasonable accommodations" means actions which would permit such an employee to perform in a reasonable manner the activities involved in the job or occupation including an accessible worksite, acquisition or modification of equipment, job restructuring, and modified work schedule. Provides that the reasonable accommodations shall be undertaken provided that those actions do not impose an undue hardship on the business, program, or enterprise of the entity from which the actions are requested.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Adds reference to:
775 ILCS 5/1-102from Ch. 68, par. 1-102
775 ILCS 5/1-103from Ch. 68, par. 1-103
775 ILCS 5/2-101from Ch. 68, par. 2-101
775 ILCS 5/6-101from Ch. 68, par. 6-101

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Includes legislative findings and a statement of purpose. Amends the Illinois Human Rights Act. For purposes of the Act, defines "pregnancy" as pregnancy, childbirth, or related conditions. For purposes of the Article concerning employment, provides that "employer" includes any person employing one or more employees when a complainant alleges a civil rights violation due to unlawful discrimination based upon pregnancy. Deletes provisions of a subsection concerning pregnancy of peace officers and fire fighters. Provides that the subsection concerning pregnancy is applicable regardless of the source of the employee's inability to work or employment classification or status, including part-time, full-time, or probationary. Provides that it is a civil rights violation for an employer, with respect to pregnancy, childbirth, or a related condition: (1) not to make reasonable accommodations, if so requested, unless the employer can demonstrate that the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the ordinary operation of the business of the employer; (2) to deny employment opportunities or benefits to or take adverse action against an otherwise qualified job applicant or employee; (3) to require a job applicant or employee to accept an accommodation that the applicant or employee chooses not to accept; or (4) to require an employee to take leave under any leave law or policy of the employer if another reasonable accommodation can be provided. Defines "reasonable accommodations" and "undue hardship". Provides that it is a civil rights violation for an employer to fail to post, keep posted, or fail to include in any employee handbook information concerning an employee's rights under the Act, a notice, to be prepared or approved by the Department of Human Rights, summarizing the requirements of the Act and information pertaining to the filing of a charge, including the right to be free from unlawful discrimination and the right to certain reasonable accommodations. Provides that the Department shall furnish copies of summaries and rules to employers upon request without charge. Provides that it is a civil rights violation to retaliate against a person because he or she has requested, attempted to request, used, or attempted to use a reasonable accommodation. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.

House Committee Amendment No. 2
Replaces references to "pregnancy, childbirth and related conditions" with references to "pregnancy, childbirth, and conditions related to pregnancy and childbirth". Makes corresponding changes.

House Floor Amendment No. 3
Replaces everything after the enacting clause with the contents of House Amendments #1 and #2, and makes the following changes: (1) makes changes in language concerning the documentation an employer may require; (2) provides that the Department shall make the required notice available for retrieval from the Department's website; (3) provides procedures in the event an employer violates the notice requirements; and (4) makes other changes.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause with the provisions of the engrossed bill, and makes changes. Throughout, changes "conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth" to "medical or common conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth". Provides that it is the duty of the individual seeking a reasonable accommodation or accommodations to submit to the employer any documentation that is properly requested. Provides that it is a human rights violation for an employer to require a job applicant or employee affected by pregnancy, childbirth, or medical or common conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth to accept an accommodation when the applicant or employee did not request an accommodation and the applicant or employee chooses not to accept the employer's accommodation (instead of "accept an accommodation that the applicant or employee chooses not to accept"). Provides that "reasonable accommodations" includes time off to recover from conditions related to childbirth (instead of "time off to recover from childbirth") and leave necessitated by pregnancy, childbirth, or medical or common conditions resulting from pregnancy or childbirth. Makes other changes. Effective January 1, 2015.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  12/10/2012HousePrefiled with Clerk by Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  1/9/2013HouseFirst Reading
  1/9/2013HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/29/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  1/29/2013HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  1/30/2013HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  1/30/2013HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  1/30/2013HouseAssigned to Labor & Commerce Committee
  3/7/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
  3/22/2013HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  2/11/2014HouseAssigned to Labor & Commerce Committee
  2/27/2014HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  2/27/2014HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/3/2014HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Labor & Commerce Committee
  3/5/2014HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  3/6/2014HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jehan A. Gordon-Booth
  3/6/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  3/6/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  3/6/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Ann Williams
  3/6/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Naomi D. Jakobsson
  3/13/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Thaddeus Jones
  3/18/2014HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  3/18/2014HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/19/2014HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Rules Refers to Labor & Commerce Committee
  3/20/2014HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Labor & Commerce Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/20/2014HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Adopted in Labor & Commerce Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/20/2014HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Labor & Commerce Committee; 013-004-000
  3/21/2014HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/25/2014HouseRemove Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jehan A. Gordon-Booth
  3/25/2014HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Wheeler
  3/25/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jehan A. Gordon-Booth
  3/27/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
  3/27/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Monique D. Davis
  3/27/2014HouseRemove Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  3/27/2014HouseRemove Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  3/27/2014HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
  3/27/2014HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
  3/27/2014HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
  3/27/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  3/27/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  4/1/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sam Yingling
  4/1/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Greg Harris
  4/1/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Arthur Turner
  4/2/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Anna Moeller
  4/2/2014HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  4/2/2014HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/3/2014HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 4 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Barbara Wheeler
  4/3/2014HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 4 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/3/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Natalie A. Manley
  4/7/2014HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Rules Refers to Labor & Commerce Committee
  4/7/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Charles E. Jefferson
  4/8/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Derrick Smith
  4/8/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Silvana Tabares
  4/8/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Cynthia Soto
  4/8/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Maria Antonia Berrios
  4/9/2014HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Recommends Be Adopted Labor & Commerce Committee; 012-006-000
  4/9/2014HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/9/2014HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Adopted
  4/9/2014HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/9/2014HouseRemove Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Wheeler
  4/10/2014HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  4/10/2014HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  4/10/2014HouseChair Placed on Standard Debate
  4/10/2014HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Standard Debate
  4/10/2014HouseThird Reading - Standard Debate - Passed 065-036-001
  4/10/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol A. Sente
  4/10/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jack D. Franks
  4/10/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Smiddy
  4/10/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. John E. Bradley
  4/10/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  4/10/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
  4/10/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  4/10/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
  4/10/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Emily McAsey
  4/10/2014HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 4 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 40
  4/11/2014SenateArrive in Senate
  4/11/2014SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/11/2014SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. John J. Cullerton
  4/11/2014SenateFirst Reading
  4/11/2014SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/21/2014SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
  4/29/2014SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Heather A. Steans
  4/29/2014SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  5/1/2014SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Melinda Bush
  5/1/2014SenateAssigned to Executive
  5/1/2014SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  5/1/2014SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Patricia Van Pelt
  5/1/2014SenateAlternate Chief Sponsor Changed to Sen. Toi W. Hutchinson
  5/5/2014SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Ira I. Silverstein
  5/5/2014SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Don Harmon
  5/7/2014SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Pamela J. Althoff
  5/7/2014SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Emil Jones, III
  5/7/2014SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Martin A. Sandoval
  5/7/2014SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. William Delgado
  5/8/2014SenateDo Pass Executive; 009-000-004
  5/8/2014SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 12, 2014
  5/8/2014SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Antonio Muņoz
  5/13/2014SenateSecond Reading
  5/13/2014SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 14, 2014
  5/14/2014SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Toi W. Hutchinson
  5/14/2014SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  5/14/2014SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Executive
  5/14/2014SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  5/14/2014SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Executive; 012-000-000
  5/20/2014SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Donne E. Trotter
  5/20/2014SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Karen McConnaughay
  5/20/2014SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  5/20/2014SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; Hutchinson
  5/20/2014SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  5/20/2014SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Napoleon Harris, III
  5/20/2014SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Dale A. Righter
  5/20/2014SenateThird Reading - Passed; 057-000-000
  5/20/2014HouseArrived in House
  5/20/2014HousePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 1
  5/21/2014HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  5/21/2014HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  5/21/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Scott Drury
  5/23/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Laura Fine
  5/26/2014HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 003-001-000
  5/27/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Darlene J. Senger
  5/28/2014HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 House Concurs 115-000-000
  5/28/2014HouseHouse Concurs
  5/28/2014HousePassed Both Houses
  6/26/2014HouseSent to the Governor
  8/26/2014HouseGovernor Approved
  8/26/2014HouseEffective Date January 1, 2015
  8/26/2014HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 98-1050

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