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 Bill Status of SB1895  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  VOLUNTEER EMERGENCY WORKER

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Wm. Sam McCann - Andy Manar

House Sponsors
(Rep. Brandon W. Phelps  and Katie Stuart)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/24/2017SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0324

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
210 ILCS 50/3.56 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems Act. Provides that any individual who serves as either emergency medical services personnel on a volunteer basis or as a firefighter on a volunteer basis may not be disciplined or terminated by his or her employer for responding to an emergency call or emergency text message during work hours that requests the individual's volunteer emergency medical services or volunteer firefighter services.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
210 ILCS 50/3.56 new
Adds reference to:
50 ILCS 748/5

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Volunteer Emergency Worker Job Protection Act. Provides that a public or private employer shall not discipline an employee who is a volunteer emergency worker if the employee, in the scope of acting as a volunteer emergency worker, responds to an emergency phone call or text message during work hours that requests the person's volunteer emergency services unless the person is employed by a public or private vehicle service provider and is in the course of performing services as Emergency Medical Services personnel.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Volunteer Emergency Worker Job Protection Act. Provides that any person who serves as either emergency medical services worker on a volunteer basis may not be disciplined or terminated by his or her employer for responding to an emergency call or emergency text message during work hours that requests the individual's volunteer emergency medical services or volunteer firefighter services. Provides that written policies governing the use of cell phones shall prevail and control.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/10/2017SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Wm. Sam McCann
  2/10/2017SenateFirst Reading
  2/10/2017SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/28/2017SenateAssigned to Labor
  3/9/2017SenateDo Pass Labor; 014-000-000
  3/9/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 14, 2017
  4/26/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Wm. Sam McCann
  4/26/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  4/26/2017SenateSecond Reading
  4/26/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 27, 2017
  4/27/2017SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Andy Manar
  4/28/2017SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2017
  5/2/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Labor
  5/3/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Labor; 011-000-000
  5/5/2017SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  5/5/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; McCann
  5/5/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  5/5/2017SenateThird Reading - Passed; 047-000-000
  5/8/2017HouseArrived in House
  5/8/2017HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Brandon W. Phelps
  5/9/2017HouseFirst Reading
  5/9/2017HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  5/15/2017HouseAssigned to Fire & Emergency Services Committee
  5/19/2017HouseCommittee Deadline Extended-Rule 9(b) May 26, 2017
  5/22/2017HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Katie Stuart
  5/25/2017HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Fire & Emergency Services Committee; 005-000-000
  5/25/2017HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/25/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Brandon W. Phelps
  5/25/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  5/25/2017HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/25/2017HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/26/2017HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 31, 2017
  5/28/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 005-000-000
  5/30/2017HouseRecalled to Second Reading - Short Debate
  5/30/2017HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  5/30/2017HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/30/2017HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 113-001-001
  5/30/2017SenateSecretary's Desk - Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1
  5/30/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1 - May 31, 2017
  5/31/2017SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Filed with Secretary Sen. Wm. Sam McCann
  5/31/2017SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Assignments
  5/31/2017SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Assignments Referred to State Government
  5/31/2017SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion To Concur Recommended Do Adopt State Government; 008-000-000
  5/31/2017SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Senate Concurs 056-000-000
  5/31/2017SenateSenate Concurs
  5/31/2017SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/29/2017SenateSent to the Governor
  8/24/2017SenateGovernor Approved
  8/24/2017SenateEffective Date January 1, 2018
  8/24/2017SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0324

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