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 Bill Status of SB2613  99th General Assembly


Short Description:  CHILD BEREAVEMENT LEAVE ACT

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant - Jacqueline Y. Collins - Michael Connelly - Laura M. Murphy, Daniel Biss, Bill Cunningham, Andy Manar, Kimberly A. Lightford and Michael E. Hastings

House Sponsors
(Rep. Natalie A. Manley - Frances Ann Hurley - Mary E. Flowers - Lawrence Walsh, Jr. - Sue Scherer, Stephanie A. Kifowit, Martin J. Moylan, Thaddeus Jones, Eddie Lee Jackson, Sr., Carol Ammons, Pamela Reaves-Harris, Mike Smiddy, Rita Mayfield, Deb Conroy, Patrick J. Verschoore, Brandon W. Phelps, Michelle Mussman, Andrew F Skoog, Sam Yingling, Kathleen Willis, Silvana Tabares, John C. D'Amico, Litesa E. Wallace, Jaime M. Andrade, Jr., Laura Fine, Camille Y. Lilly, Kelly M. Cassidy, Reginald Phillips, Linda Chapa LaVia, Anthony DeLuca, Kelly M. Burke, Ann M. Williams, Elizabeth Hernandez, John Bradley, Michael J. Zalewski, Marcus C. Evans, Jr., Gregory Harris, La Shawn K. Ford, William Davis, Dan Brady, Patricia R. Bellock, Keith R. Wheeler, Elgie R. Sims, Jr., Robert Martwick, Emanuel Chris Welch, Daniel J. Burke, Will Guzzardi, Luis Arroyo, Edward J. Acevedo, Christian L. Mitchell, Scott Drury, Daniel V. Beiser, Sonya M. Harper, Katherine Cloonen, Emily McAsey, Margo McDermed, Jehan Gordon-Booth, Anna Moeller, Jerry Costello, II, Cynthia Soto, Monique D. Davis, Lou Lang, Jay Hoffman, Al Riley, André Thapedi, Jack D. Franks, Tom Demmer, Robert Rita, Michael P. McAuliffe, Arthur Turner, Christine Winger, John M. Cabello, John D. Anthony, Tim Butler, Fred Crespo, David Harris and Grant Wehrli)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  7/29/2016SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 99-0703

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
30 ILCS 105/5.875 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Child Bereavement Leave Act and amends the State Finance Act. Provides that an employee may use specified amounts of bereavement leave to grieve the death of the employee's child, attend services in relation to the death of the employee's child, or make arrangements necessitated by the death of the employee's child. Provides for enforcement by the Department of Labor. Provides for civil penalties. Authorizes the Attorney General to collect penalties. Creates the Child Bereavement Fund as a special fund in the State treasury. Effective immediately.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
Reduces authorized leave from 4 weeks (20 work days) to 2 weeks (10 work days). Provides that an employee must provide notice unless notice is not reasonable and practicable (currently only practicable). Removes qualifying employment period. Authorizes up to 6 weeks leave if more than one child dies within a 12-month period. Revises penalties and authorizes civil actions by employees to enforce the Act. Reduces from 3 years to 60 days the time after a violation occurs within which an employee may file a complaint.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/16/2016SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant
  2/16/2016SenateFirst Reading
  2/16/2016SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/24/2016SenateAssigned to Labor
  4/6/2016SenateDo Pass Labor; 011-001-000
  4/6/2016SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 7, 2016
  4/14/2016SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Daniel Biss
  4/14/2016SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Bill Cunningham
  4/14/2016SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Andy Manar
  4/15/2016SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant
  4/15/2016SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  4/19/2016SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Labor
  4/20/2016SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  4/20/2016SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  4/21/2016SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Labor; 011-001-000
  4/22/2016SenateSecond Reading
  4/22/2016SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; Bertino-Tarrant
  4/22/2016SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 3, 2016
  4/22/2016SenateRule 2-10 Committee/3rd Reading Deadline Established As May 13, 2016
  5/3/2016SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael E. Hastings
  5/3/2016SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura M. Murphy
  5/3/2016SenateThird Reading - Passed; 049-002-000
  5/3/2016HouseArrived in House
  5/3/2016HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Natalie A. Manley
  5/4/2016HouseFirst Reading
  5/4/2016HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  5/9/2016HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Lawrence Walsh, Jr.
  5/9/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
  5/9/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Martin J. Moylan
  5/9/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Thaddeus Jones
  5/9/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Eddie Lee Jackson, Sr.
  5/10/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
  5/10/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Pamela Reaves-Harris
  5/11/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Smiddy
  5/16/2016HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  5/16/2016HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Frances Ann Hurley
  5/16/2016HouseAssigned to Labor & Commerce Committee
  5/16/2016HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 27, 2016
  5/17/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
  5/17/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Deb Conroy
  5/17/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Patrick J. Verschoore
  5/17/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Brandon W. Phelps
  5/17/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Michelle Mussman
  5/17/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Andrew F Skoog
  5/17/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Sam Yingling
  5/17/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Kathleen Willis
  5/17/2016HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sue Scherer
  5/18/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Silvana Tabares
  5/18/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. John C. D'Amico
  5/18/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Litesa E. Wallace
  5/18/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr.
  5/18/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Laura Fine
  5/18/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  5/18/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  5/23/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Reginald Phillips
  5/23/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  5/23/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Anthony DeLuca
  5/23/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Burke
  5/23/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Ann M. Williams
  5/23/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  5/23/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. John Bradley
  5/23/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael J. Zalewski
  5/23/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
  5/25/2016HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Labor & Commerce Committee; 021-001-000
  5/25/2016HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/25/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Gregory Harris
  5/25/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  5/25/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
  5/25/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Dan Brady
  5/25/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
  5/25/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Keith R. Wheeler
  5/25/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
  5/25/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert Martwick
  5/25/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  5/25/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel J. Burke
  5/25/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
  5/25/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Luis Arroyo
  5/25/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Edward J. Acevedo
  5/25/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Christian L. Mitchell
  5/25/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Scott Drury
  5/25/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel V. Beiser
  5/25/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Sonya M. Harper
  5/25/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Katherine Cloonen
  5/25/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Emily McAsey
  5/25/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Margo McDermed
  5/25/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth
  5/25/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Anna Moeller
  5/25/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Jerry Costello, II
  5/25/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Cynthia Soto
  5/25/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Monique D. Davis
  5/25/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Lou Lang
  5/25/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Jay Hoffman
  5/25/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Al Riley
  5/25/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. André Thapedi
  5/25/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Jack D. Franks
  5/25/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Tom Demmer
  5/25/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert Rita
  5/25/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael P. McAuliffe
  5/25/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Arthur Turner
  5/25/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Christine Winger
  5/25/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. John M. Cabello
  5/25/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. John D. Anthony
  5/25/2016HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/25/2016HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/26/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Tim Butler
  5/26/2016HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 108-001-000
  5/26/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Fred Crespo
  5/26/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. David Harris
  5/26/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Grant Wehrli
  5/26/2016SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/24/2016SenateSent to the Governor
  7/29/2016SenateGovernor Approved
  7/29/2016SenateEffective Date July 29, 2016
  7/29/2016SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 99-0703

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