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 Bill Status of SB3139  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  PLAIN LANGUAGE TASK FORCE

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins - Elgie R. Sims, Jr.

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  4/18/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 19, 2018

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
20 ILCS 4090/5
20 ILCS 4090/10
20 ILCS 4090/15
20 ILCS 4090/20
20 ILCS 4090/25
20 ILCS 4090/30 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Plain Language Task Force Act. Provides for plain language State government communications to the public. Modifies the definition of "plain language" to conform to the Plain Writing Act of 2010. Removes the representation interest requirements for persons appointed to the Task Force by the governor. Modifies the duties of the Task Force concerning the Task Force's initial report. Requires the Task Force to be specifically guided in its discussions on the subject of plain language by the Plain Writing Act of 2010 and subsequent guidance documents, including, but not limited to, the Federal Plain Language Guidelines. Modifies the purpose of the Act.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Adds reference to:
20 ILCS 4090/35 new

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill. Further amends the Illinois Plain Language Task Force Act by providing that no provision of the Act shall be construed to create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable by any administrative or judicial action, and that there shall be no judicial review of compliance or noncompliance with any provision of the Act.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 2
Adds reference to:
20 ILCS 4090/35 new

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill with changes. Provides that the General Assembly shall draft legislation and other public-facing documents using plain language when practicable. Adds language providing that no provision of the Illinois Plain Language Task Force Act shall be construed to create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable by any administrative or judicial action, and that there shall be no judicial review of compliance or noncompliance with any provision of the Act.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/15/2018SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Thomas Cullerton
  2/15/2018SenateFirst Reading
  2/15/2018SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/22/2018SenateChief Sponsor Changed to Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  2/22/2018SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
  2/27/2018SenateAssigned to Government Reform
  2/28/2018SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  2/28/2018SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/1/2018SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Government Reform
  3/8/2018SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  3/8/2018SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  3/13/2018SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Assignments Refers to Government Reform
  4/4/2018SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Postponed - Government Reform
  4/4/2018SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Postponed - Government Reform
  4/4/2018SenatePostponed - Government Reform
  4/11/2018SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  4/11/2018SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Adopted
  4/11/2018SenateDo Pass as Amended Government Reform; 007-002-000
  4/11/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 12, 2018
  4/18/2018SenateSecond Reading
  4/18/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 19, 2018

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