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 Bill Status of HB2095  97th General Assembly


Short Description:  ATTGEN-VETERANS-EMPLOYMENT

House Sponsors
Rep. Norine Hammond - Wayne Rosenthal - Jason Barickman - Darlene J. Senger - Dwight Kay, Richard Morthland, Eddie Lee Jackson, Sr., Michael G. Connelly, Ed Sullivan, Jr., Franco Coladipietro, Jil Tracy and Al Riley

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Michael Noland - Thomas Johnson and Kyle McCarter)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/26/2011HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 97-0580

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
330 ILCS 60/8 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Service Member's Employment Tenure Act. Provides that the Attorney General shall establish and maintain a statewide toll-free hotline to provide information and referrals to employees or other individuals concerning their rights under the Act; the hotline shall include the capability of accepting complaints of an employer's violation of the Act. Provides that the Attorney General shall establish and maintain a statewide list of employers who have been convicted of violating the Act; the Attorney General shall make the information in the list available to the public on its official web site and by any other means the Attorney General deems appropriate. Effective immediately.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Adds reference to:
330 ILCS 60/6from Ch. 126 1/2, par. 34

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts similar provisions, but with the following changes: Makes an employer's knowing violation of the Service Member's Employment Tenure Act a civil rights violation under the Illinois Human Rights Act. Removes a provision granting the circuit courts, upon the filing of a complaint by a person entitled to the benefits of the Act, the power to require an employer to comply with the Act's requirements and to compensate the complainant for any loss of wages or benefits suffered by reason of such employer's unlawful action, together with reasonable attorney's fees and costs. Removes language requiring the Attorney General to establish and maintain a statewide toll-free hotline to provide information and referrals to employees or other individuals concerning their rights under the Act. Effective immediately.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the engrossed bill with the following changes: Provides that an employer's knowing violation of the Service Member's Employment Tenure Act is a Class A misdemeanor with a mandatory minimum fine of not less than $5,000 and a maximum fine of $10,000 (rather than a business offense punishable by a fine of not less than $5,000 and not more than $10,000). Removes language providing that an employer's knowing violation of the Act is a civil rights violation under the Illinois Human Rights Act. Restores a provision granting the circuit courts, upon the filing of a complaint by a person entitled to the benefits of the Act, the power to require an employer to comply with the Act's requirements and to compensate the complainant for any loss of wages or benefits suffered by reason of such employer's unlawful action, together with reasonable attorney's fees and costs. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/17/2011HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Norine Hammond
  2/22/2011HouseFirst Reading
  2/22/2011HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/24/2011HouseAssigned to Armed Forces & Military Affairs Committee
  2/25/2011HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Wayne Rosenthal
  2/25/2011HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jason Barickman
  2/25/2011HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Darlene J. Senger
  2/25/2011HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Dwight Kay
  2/25/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Richard Morthland
  3/15/2011HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Norine Hammond
  3/15/2011HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/16/2011HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Armed Forces & Military Affairs Committee
  3/17/2011HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Armed Forces & Military Affairs Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/17/2011HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Armed Forces & Military Affairs Committee; 005-000-000
  3/17/2011HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/17/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Eddie Lee Jackson, Sr.
  3/30/2011HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/30/2011HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/5/2011HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 103-000-000
  4/6/2011SenateArrive in Senate
  4/6/2011SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading April 7, 2011
  4/8/2011SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Michael Noland
  4/11/2011SenateFirst Reading
  4/11/2011SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/27/2011SenateAssigned to State Government and Veterans Affairs
  5/6/2011SenateHeld in State Government and Veterans Affairs
  5/13/2011SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As May 31, 2011
  5/16/2011SenateDo Pass State Government and Veterans Affairs; 005-004-000
  5/16/2011SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 17, 2011
  5/17/2011SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Michael Noland
  5/17/2011SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  5/17/2011SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Thomas Johnson
  5/19/2011SenateSecond Reading
  5/19/2011SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 20, 2011
  5/19/2011SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to State Government and Veterans Affairs
  5/25/2011SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt State Government and Veterans Affairs; 007-000-000
  5/25/2011SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Kyle McCarter
  5/26/2011SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  5/26/2011SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; Noland
  5/26/2011SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  5/26/2011SenateThird Reading - Passed; 057-000-000
  5/26/2011HouseArrived in House
  5/26/2011HousePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 1
  5/27/2011HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Norine Hammond
  5/27/2011HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  5/29/2011HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
  5/29/2011HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 House Concurs 112-000-000
  5/29/2011HousePassed Both Houses
  5/29/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael G. Connelly
  5/29/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Ed Sullivan, Jr.
  5/29/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Franco Coladipietro
  5/29/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jil Tracy
  5/29/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Al Riley
  6/27/2011HouseSent to the Governor
  8/26/2011HouseGovernor Approved
  8/26/2011HouseEffective Date August 26, 2011
  8/26/2011HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 97-0580

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