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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., Scott M. Bennett and Chapin Rose

House Sponsors
(Rep. Laura Fine - Carol Ammons and Camille Y. Lilly)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  6/29/2018SenateSent to the Governor

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.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Provides that the report to the General Assembly required under the Illinois Plain Language Task Force Act shall be filed with the Clerk of the House of Representatives and the Secretary of the Senate in electronic form only, in the manner that the Clerk and the Secretary shall direct.

House Floor Amendment No. 3
Adds reference to:
20 ILCS 5105/20

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the engrossed bill and makes the following additions: (1) provides that the report to the General Assembly required under the Illinois Plain Language Task Force Act shall be filed with the Clerk of the House of Representatives and the Secretary of the Senate in electronic form only, in the manner that the Clerk and the Secretary shall direct; (2) amends the Mahomet Aquifer Protection Task Force Act to provide that on or before December 31, 2018 (currently, July 1, 2018) the Mahomet Aquifer Protection Task Force shall report its findings and recommendations to the General Assembly and the Governor; and (3) provides that the report to the General Assembly required under the Mahomet Aquifer Protection Task Force Act shall be filed with the Clerk of the House of Representatives and the Secretary of the Senate in electronic form only, in the manner that the Clerk and the Secretary shall direct. Effective immediately.

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
  4/23/2018SenateThird Reading - Passed; 037-007-000
  4/24/2018HouseArrived in House
  5/8/2018HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Laura Fine
  5/8/2018HouseFirst Reading
  5/8/2018HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  5/9/2018HouseAssigned to State Government Administration Committee
  5/16/2018HouseDo Pass / Short Debate State Government Administration Committee; 007-000-000
  5/18/2018HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/18/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Laura Fine
  5/18/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  5/21/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 005-000-000
  5/21/2018HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/21/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  5/21/2018HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/21/2018HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
  5/23/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Laura Fine
  5/23/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  5/24/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Laura Fine
  5/24/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Referred to Rules Committee
  5/24/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  5/25/2018HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 31, 2018
  5/28/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
  5/28/2018HouseRecalled to Second Reading - Short Debate
  5/28/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Adopted
  5/28/2018HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/30/2018HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 113-000-000
  5/30/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 40
  5/30/2018SenateSecretary's Desk - Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1, 3
  5/30/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1, 3 - May 30, 2018
  5/30/2018SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Filed with Secretary Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  5/30/2018SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Assignments
  5/30/2018SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Motion to Concur Filed with Secretary Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  5/30/2018SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Motion to Concur Referred to Assignments
  5/30/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Scott M. Bennett
  5/30/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Chapin Rose
  5/31/2018SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Assignments Referred to State Government
  5/31/2018SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Motion to Concur Assignments Referred to State Government
  5/31/2018SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion To Concur Recommended Do Adopt State Government; 006-001-000
  5/31/2018SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Motion To Concur Recommended Do Adopt State Government; 006-001-000
  5/31/2018SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Senate Concurs 052-000-000
  5/31/2018SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Senate Concurs 052-000-000
  5/31/2018SenateSenate Concurs
  5/31/2018SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/29/2018SenateSent to the Governor

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