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 Bill Status of SB3241  97th General Assembly


Short Description:  INC TX-VETERANS

Senate Sponsors
Sen. John M. Sullivan - Kirk W. Dillard - Chris Lauzen - Dan Kotowski - Jacqueline Y. Collins, Mike Jacobs, Linda Holmes, Antonio Muņoz, Michael Noland, John G. Mulroe, Pat McGuire, William E. Brady, Gary Forby and Martin A. Sandoval

House Sponsors
(Rep. Jerry F. Costello, II - Keith Farnham - Fred Crespo - Daniel V. Beiser, Eddie Lee Jackson, Sr., Lawrence M. Walsh, Jr., Jehan A. Gordon, Emily McAsey, John E. Bradley, Lisa M. Dugan, Brandon W. Phelps, Patrick J. Verschoore, Jack D. Franks, Michelle Mussman, Sandy Cole, JoAnn D. Osmond, David Harris, Rich Brauer, Raymond Poe, Karen A. Yarbrough, Scott E. Penny, Carol A. Sente, Kay Hatcher and Michael P. McAuliffe)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  7/9/2012SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 97-0767

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
35 ILCS 5/217


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Income Tax Act. Increases the amount of the credit for wages paid by the taxpayer to a qualified veteran to 20%, but in no event to exceed $5,000, of the gross wages paid by the taxpayer to a qualified veteran if the veteran (A) was hired by the taxpayer on or after January 1, 2012 and (B) was unemployed at the time he or she was hired by the taxpayer. Exempts the credit from the Act's automatic sunset provisions. Effective immediately.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Adds reference to:
35 ILCS 5/217.1 new

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Illinois Income Tax Act. Creates a credit for wages paid to qualified unemployed veterans. Provides that the credit is equal to 20%, but in no event to exceed $5,000, of the gross wages paid by the taxpayer to a qualified veteran in the course of that veteran's sustained employment during each taxable year ending on or after the date of hire by the taxpayer if the veteran was unemployed for an aggregate period of 4 weeks or more during the one-year period ending on the date he or she was hired by the taxpayer. Provides that the term "qualified veteran" means an Illinois resident who: (i) was a member of the Armed Forces of the United States, a member of the Illinois National Guard, or a member of any reserve component of the Armed Forces of the United States; (ii) served on active duty on or after September 11, 2001; (iii) has provided, to the taxpayer, documentation showing that he or she was honorably discharged; and (iv) was initially hired by the taxpayer on or after January 1, 2012. Effective immediately.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Adds reference to:
35 ILCS 105/3-5
35 ILCS 110/3-5
35 ILCS 115/3-5
35 ILCS 120/2-5
35 ILCS 200/18-178

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Illinois Income Tax Act. Creates a credit in the amount equal to 20%, but in no event to exceed $5,000, of the gross wages paid by the taxpayer to a qualified veteran in the course of that veteran's sustained employment during each taxable year ending on or after the date of hire by the taxpayer if that veteran was unemployed for an aggregate period of 4 weeks or more during the 6-week period ending on the Saturday immediately preceding the date he or she was hired by the taxpayer. Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that an abatement granted to the surviving spouse of a fallen police officer or rescue worker also applies to the surviving spouse of a fallen soldier. Amends the Use Tax Act, Service Use Tax Act, Service Occupation Tax Act, and Retailers' Occupation Tax Act to provide that until July 1, 2003, and beginning again on the effective date of the amendatory Act and thereafter, coal and aggregate exploration (instead of only coal exploration), mining, offhighway hauling, processing, maintenance, and reclamation equipment, including replacement parts and equipment, and including equipment purchased for lease, but excluding motor vehicles required to be registered under the Illinois Vehicle Code are (i) exempt from specified taxes and (ii) not subject to the uniform sunset provision. Effective immediately.

House Floor Amendment No. 2
Adds reference to:
35 ILCS 105/3-5
35 ILCS 110/3-5
35 ILCS 115/3-5
35 ILCS 120/2-5
35 ILCS 200/18-178

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Illinois Income Tax Act. Creates a credit in the amount equal to 20%, but in no event to exceed $5,000, of the gross wages paid by the taxpayer to a qualified veteran in the course of that veteran's sustained employment during each taxable year ending on or after the date of hire by the taxpayer if that veteran was unemployed for an aggregate period of 4 weeks or more during the 6-week period ending on the Saturday immediately preceding the date he or she was hired by the taxpayer. Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that an abatement granted to the surviving spouse of a fallen police officer or rescue worker also applies to the surviving spouse of a fallen soldier. Amends the Use Tax Act, Service Use Tax Act, Service Occupation Tax Act, and Retailers' Occupation Tax Act to provide that until July 1, 2003, and beginning again on the effective date of the amendatory Act and thereafter, coal and aggregate exploration (instead of only coal exploration), mining, offhighway hauling, processing, maintenance, and reclamation equipment, including replacement parts and equipment, and including equipment purchased for lease, but excluding motor vehicles required to be registered under the Illinois Vehicle Code, are exempt from specified taxes. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/1/2012SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. John M. Sullivan
  2/1/2012SenateFirst Reading
  2/1/2012SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/7/2012SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Kirk W. Dillard
  2/7/2012SenateAssigned to Revenue
  2/17/2012SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Mike Jacobs
  2/24/2012SenatePostponed - Revenue
  2/24/2012SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Chris Lauzen
  2/27/2012SenateSponsor Removed Sen. Chris Lauzen
  2/27/2012SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Chris Lauzen
  2/28/2012SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. John M. Sullivan
  2/28/2012SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  2/29/2012SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Revenue
  2/29/2012SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  3/1/2012SenateDo Pass as Amended Revenue; 009-000-000
  3/1/2012SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 6, 2012
  3/1/2012SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Dan Kotowski
  3/7/2012SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  3/21/2012SenateSecond Reading
  3/21/2012SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 22, 2012
  3/23/2012SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Linda Holmes
  3/23/2012SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Antonio Muņoz
  3/28/2012SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael Noland
  3/28/2012SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. John G. Mulroe
  3/28/2012SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Pat McGuire
  3/28/2012SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. William E. Brady
  3/28/2012SenateThird Reading - Passed; 056-000-000
  3/28/2012HouseArrived in House
  3/28/2012HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Jerry F. Costello, II
  3/28/2012HousePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  3/28/2012HouseFirst Reading
  3/28/2012HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/29/2012HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Keith Farnham
  3/29/2012HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Fred Crespo
  4/9/2012HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Eddie Lee Jackson, Sr.
  4/17/2012SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Gary Forby
  4/26/2012HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel V. Beiser
  5/8/2012HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Lawrence M. Walsh, Jr.
  5/18/2012HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Jehan A. Gordon
  5/18/2012HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Emily McAsey
  5/21/2012HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 29, 2012
  5/21/2012HouseAssigned to Revenue & Finance Committee
  5/21/2012HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. John E. Bradley
  5/21/2012HouseMotion Filed to Suspend Rule 25 Revenue & Finance Committee; Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  5/21/2012HouseMotion to Suspend Rule 25 - Prevailed by Voice Vote
  5/21/2012HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Lisa M. Dugan
  5/21/2012HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Brandon W. Phelps
  5/21/2012HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Patrick J. Verschoore
  5/22/2012HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Jack D. Franks
  5/22/2012HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Michelle Mussman
  5/22/2012HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Jerry F. Costello, II
  5/22/2012HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  5/23/2012HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Revenue & Finance Committee
  5/24/2012HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Revenue & Finance Committee; by Voice Vote
  5/24/2012HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Revenue & Finance Committee; 005-003-000
  5/24/2012HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/24/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Jerry F. Costello, II
  5/24/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  5/24/2012HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/24/2012HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  5/25/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
  5/25/2012HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Sandy Cole
  5/25/2012HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. JoAnn D. Osmond
  5/25/2012HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. David Harris
  5/25/2012HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Rich Brauer
  5/25/2012HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Raymond Poe
  5/26/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted by Voice Vote
  5/26/2012HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/28/2012HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Karen A. Yarbrough
  5/28/2012HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Scott E. Penny
  5/28/2012HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol A. Sente
  5/28/2012HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Kay Hatcher
  5/28/2012HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael P. McAuliffe
  5/28/2012HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 110-000-002
  5/28/2012SenateSecretary's Desk - Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1, 2
  5/28/2012SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1, 2 - May 29, 2012
  5/28/2012SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Filed with Secretary Sen. John M. Sullivan
  5/28/2012SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Assignments
  5/28/2012SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Filed with Secretary Sen. John M. Sullivan
  5/28/2012SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Referred to Assignments
  5/28/2012SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Assignments Referred to Revenue
  5/28/2012SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Assignments Referred to Revenue
  5/29/2012SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion To Concur Recommended Do Adopt Revenue; 006-000-000
  5/29/2012SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion To Concur Recommended Do Adopt Revenue; 006-000-000
  5/29/2012SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Senate Concurs 056-000-000
  5/29/2012SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Senate Concurs 056-000-000
  5/29/2012SenatePassed Both Houses
  5/31/2012SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Martin A. Sandoval
  6/27/2012SenateSent to the Governor
  7/9/2012SenateGovernor Approved
  7/9/2012SenateEffective Date July 9, 2012
  7/9/2012SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 97-0767

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