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 Bill Status of SB0162  99th General Assembly


Short Description:  WORKERS' COMPENSATION-VARIOUS

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Kwame Raoul - Donne E. Trotter and Mattie Hunter

House Sponsors
(Rep. Michael J. Madigan - Jay Hoffman - John Bradley)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/10/2017SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
740 ILCS 10/1from Ch. 38, par. 60-1


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Antitrust Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title of the Act.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
740 ILCS 10/1
Adds reference to:
820 ILCS 305/1from Ch. 48, par. 138.1
820 ILCS 305/8.1b
820 ILCS 305/8.2a
820 ILCS 305/14from Ch. 48, par. 138.14
820 ILCS 305/14.2 new
820 ILCS 305/14.3 new
820 ILCS 305/14.4 new
820 ILCS 305/25.5

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Workers' Compensation Act. Provides that accidental injuries sustained by employees while traveling to or from work do not arise out of and in the course of employment. Creates the Workers' Compensation Ombudsman Program as an office within the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission. Provides for personnel, duties, reports, and other matters. Creates the Workers' Compensation Edit, Alignment, and Reform Commission ("WEAR Commission") to develop a proposed recodification of the Workers' Compensation Act that meets specified goals. Provides for membership, administrative support, a report, and other matters. Provides that the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission shall procure and implement a computer system to replace its current computer system. Sets forth capabilities of the new system. Provides that the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission shall ensure that parties practicing before the Commission, including injured employees, are aware of the changes required by the new system. Amends provisions regarding determination of permanent partial disability by providing that a report of impairment prepared pursuant to specified provisions is not required for the arbitrator or Commission to approve a Settlement Contract Lump Sum Petition. Provides that the fraud and insurance non-compliance unit shall be within the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission (rather than within the Department of Insurance). Adds provisions regarding billing by health care providers for treatments, procedures, or services for a work-related illness or injury, including petitions for enforcement of specified provisions and interest and fines under specified circumstances. Adds requirements regarding the responsibility of the Director of Insurance to adopt rules regarding electronic claims. Makes other changes.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/28/2015SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. John J. Cullerton
  1/28/2015SenateFirst Reading
  1/28/2015SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/18/2015SenateAssigned to Executive
  3/26/2015SenateDo Pass Executive; 016-000-000
  3/26/2015SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 14, 2015
  4/15/2015SenateSecond Reading
  4/15/2015SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 16, 2015
  4/24/2015SenateRule 2-10 Committee/3rd Reading Deadline Established As May 15, 2015
  5/15/2015SenateRule 2-10 Committee/3rd Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2015
  8/4/2015SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Kwame Raoul
  8/4/2015SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  8/4/2015SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Judiciary
  8/4/2015SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As August 5, 2015
  8/4/2015SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Judiciary; 007-002-001
  8/4/2015SenateChief Sponsor Changed to Sen. Kwame Raoul
  8/4/2015SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  8/4/2015SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; Raoul
  8/4/2015SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  8/4/2015SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Donne E. Trotter
  8/4/2015SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  8/4/2015Senate3/5 Vote Required
  8/4/2015SenateThird Reading - Passed; 036-019-001
  8/5/2015HouseArrived in House
  8/5/2015HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Michael J. Madigan
  8/5/2015HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jay Hoffman
  8/5/2015HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. John Bradley
  8/5/2015HouseFirst Reading
  8/5/2015HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/10/2017SenateSession Sine Die

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