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 Bill Status of SB0023  99th General Assembly


Short Description:  ATTORNEY ACT-ADMISSION TO BAR

Senate Sponsors
Sen. John J. Cullerton - Antonio Muņoz - Iris Y. Martinez and Don Harmon

House Sponsors
(Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie , Cynthia Soto, Elizabeth Hernandez, Silvana Tabares, Daniel J. Burke, Linda Chapa LaVia, Mary E. Flowers, Will Guzzardi, La Shawn K. Ford, Luis Arroyo, Emanuel Chris Welch and John C. D'Amico)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/20/2015SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 99-0419

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
705 ILCS 205/2from Ch. 13, par. 2


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Attorney Act. Deletes language providing that no person shall be entitled to receive a license to practice law unless the person is a citizen of the United States or unless the person has made a declaration of intention to become a citizen or unless, having made such declaration of intention, he or she has filed a petition for naturalization within thirty days after becoming eligible to do so and until he shall have obtained a certificate of good moral character from a circuit court. Provides instead that no person shall be prohibited from receiving a license solely because he or she is not a citizen of the United States. Provides that the Illinois Supreme Court may grant a license to a person who, in addition to fulfilling the requirements to practice law within this State, satisfies the following requirements: (1) the United States Department of Homeland Security has approved the person's request for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals; (2) the person's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals has not expired or has been properly renewed; and (3) the person has a current and valid employment authorization document issued by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service. Provides that the provisions concerning the issuance of a license to a person granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is a state law for purposes of the federal statute governing the eligibility of nonresident aliens for state and local public benefits. Requests that the Illinois Supreme Court promulgate any orders or rules necessary to implement the amendatory Act.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
Provides that the Illinois Supreme Court may (instead of "is respectfully requested to") promulgate any orders or rules necessary to implement the amendatory Act.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/15/2015SenatePrefiled with Secretary by Sen. John J. Cullerton
  1/15/2015SenateFirst Reading
  1/15/2015SenateReferred to Assignments
  1/21/2015SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Antonio Muņoz
  1/28/2015SenateAssigned to Executive
  2/19/2015SenateDo Pass Executive; 015-000-000
  2/19/2015SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 3, 2015
  3/5/2015SenateSecond Reading
  3/5/2015SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 10, 2015
  3/10/2015SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. John J. Cullerton
  3/10/2015SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/11/2015SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Be Approved for Consideration Assignments
  4/23/2015SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  4/23/2015SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; J. Cullerton
  4/23/2015SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  4/23/2015SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
  4/23/2015SenateThird Reading - Passed; 041-012-000
  4/24/2015HouseArrived in House
  4/24/2015HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  4/24/2015HouseFirst Reading
  4/24/2015HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/27/2015SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Don Harmon
  5/18/2015HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 22, 2015
  5/18/2015HouseAssigned to Judiciary - Civil Committee
  5/18/2015HouseMotion Filed to Suspend Rule 21 Judiciary - Civil Committee; Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  5/18/2015HouseMotion Prevailed
  5/19/2015HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Judiciary - Civil Committee; 007-004-000
  5/19/2015HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/22/2015HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 31, 2015
  5/27/2015HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/27/2015HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/28/2015HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 067-039-002
  5/28/2015HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Cynthia Soto
  5/28/2015HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  5/28/2015HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Silvana Tabares
  5/28/2015HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel J. Burke
  5/28/2015HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  5/28/2015HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  5/28/2015HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
  5/28/2015HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  5/28/2015HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Luis Arroyo
  5/28/2015HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  5/28/2015HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. John C. D'Amico
  5/28/2015SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/26/2015SenateSent to the Governor
  8/20/2015SenateGovernor Approved
  8/20/2015SenateEffective Date January 1, 2016
  8/20/2015SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 99-0419

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