Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Provides that, except as otherwise provided by law, no department shall deny an occupational or professional license based solely on the applicant's citizenship status or immigration status. Amends the Illinois Explosives Act to allow a person admitted for permanent residence to qualify for licensure. Amends the Illinois Plumbing License Law, the Water Well and Pump Installation Contractor's License Act, the Illinois Horse Meat Act, the Liquor Control Act of 1934, and the Safety Deposit License Act to remove references to United States citizenship as a prerequisite for licensure. Amends the Coal Mining Act to remove references to United States citizenship as a prerequisite and references to the ability to speak and understand the American Language. Makes other changes.
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Replaces everything after the enacting clause with the provisions of the introduced bill with the following changes. In the Illinois Explosives Act, allows a person lawfully admitted for permanent residence (rather than a person admitted for permanent residence) to qualify for licensure. In the Coal Mining Act, restores references to United States citizenship and adds references to persons lawfully admitted for permanent residence. Adds an immediate effective date.