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1    AN ACT concerning State government.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Department of Professional Regulation Law of
5the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois is amended by adding
6Section 2105-15.5 as follows:
7    (20 ILCS 2105/2105-15.5 new)
8    Sec. 2105-15.5. Continuing education; sexual harassment
9prevention training.
10    (a) As used in this Section, "sexual harassment" means any
11unwelcome sexual advances or requests for sexual favors or any
12conduct of a sexual nature when: (i) submission to such conduct
13is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of
14an individual's employment; (ii) submission to or rejection of
15such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for
16employment decisions affecting such individual; or (iii) such
17conduct has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering
18with an individual's work performance or creating an
19intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment. For
20the purpose of this definition, "working environment" is not
21limited to a physical location that an employee is assigned to
22perform his or her duties and does not require an employment



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1    (b) For license renewals occurring on or after January 1,
22020 for a profession that has continuing education
3requirements, the required continuing education hours shall
4include at least one hour of sexual harassment prevention
6    (c) The Department may adopt rules for the implementation
7of this Section.