Bill Status of SB0511  95th General Assembly


Short Description:  INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ACCESS

Senate Sponsors
Sen. John J. Cullerton - M. Maggie Crotty

House Sponsors
(Rep. Sara Feigenholtz - Jim Watson - Karen A. Yarbrough - Constance A. Howard - Ruth Munson and Milton Patterson)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/20/2007SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 95-0307

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Information Technology Access Act. Requires the State, units of local government, and service providers paid with public funds to make their visual-based, electronic information technology accessible to blind and visually impaired employees, program participants, and members of the public through the use of nonvisual technology. Establishes procurement standards and applies to the purchase of new technology and the upgrading of software, hardware, and websites. Authorizes injunctions against violations. Effective immediately.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Creates the Information Technology Accessibility Act. Requires the Department of Human Services to convene an advisory working group and to develop accessibility standards for electronic and information technology for State entities so that persons with disabilities may access the technology. Contains provisions concerning implementation, review, and amendment of the standards. Effective immediately.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 2
Redefines "State entity" to remove "other instrumentalities" and specifically exclude units of local government, school districts, and community colleges. Provides that amended accessibility standards apply to electronic and information technology developed, procured, or substantially modified by a State entity after the Department of Central Management Services and other State entities incorporate the amended standards into their procurement policies and procedures.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/8/2007SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. John J. Cullerton
  2/8/2007SenateFirst Reading
  2/8/2007SenateReferred to Rules
  2/21/2007SenateAssigned to Human Services
  3/1/2007SenatePostponed - Human Services
  3/8/2007SenatePostponed - Human Services
  3/13/2007SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. John J. Cullerton
  3/13/2007SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules
  3/13/2007SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Human Services
  3/14/2007SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  3/14/2007SenateDo Pass as Amended Human Services; 010-000-000
  3/14/2007SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 15, 2007
  3/14/2007SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. M. Maggie Crotty
  3/20/2007SenateSecond Reading
  3/20/2007SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 21, 2007
  3/21/2007SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. John J. Cullerton
  3/21/2007SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules
  3/21/2007SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Rules Refers to Human Services
  3/22/2007SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommend Do Adopt Human Services; 010-000-000
  3/29/2007SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  3/29/2007SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted; Cullerton
  3/29/2007SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  3/29/2007SenateThird Reading - Passed; 057-000-000
  3/30/2007HouseArrived in House
  3/30/2007HousePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  3/30/2007HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
  4/9/2007HouseFirst Reading
  4/9/2007HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/18/2007HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jim Watson
  4/30/2007HouseAssigned to Computer Technology Committee
  5/17/2007HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Computer Technology Committee; 005-000-000
  5/17/2007HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/17/2007HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Karen A. Yarbrough
  5/17/2007HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Constance A. Howard
  5/17/2007HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Ruth Munson
  5/17/2007HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Milton Patterson
  5/22/2007HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/22/2007HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/23/2007HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 114-000-000
  5/23/2007SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/21/2007SenateSent to the Governor
  8/20/2007SenateGovernor Approved
  8/20/2007SenateEffective Date August 20, 2007
  8/20/2007SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 95-0307