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 Bill Status of SB1697  100th General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins - Linda Holmes - Cristina Castro - Mattie Hunter, Daniel Biss and Emil Jones, III

House Sponsors
(Rep. Theresa Mah - Robyn Gabel - Mary E. Flowers - Juliana Stratton - William Davis, Jaime M. Andrade, Jr., Stephanie A. Kifowit, Kathleen Willis, Carol Ammons, Litesa E. Wallace and Sonya M. Harper)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/11/2017SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0100

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
775 ILCS 5/2-102from Ch. 68, par. 2-102

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Human Rights Act. Provides that it is a violation for an employer to impose as a condition of obtaining or retaining employment any term or condition that requires a person to violate or forgo a sincerely held practice of his or her religion including the wearing of any attire, clothing, or facial hair in accordance with the requirements of his or her religion. Effective immediately.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Provides that dress codes or grooming policies that include restrictions related to the maintenance of workplace safety or food sanitation are not prohibited.

DateChamber Action
  2/9/2017SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  2/9/2017SenateFirst Reading
  2/9/2017SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/28/2017SenateAssigned to Labor
  3/2/2017SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Daniel Biss
  3/9/2017SenatePostponed - Labor
  3/10/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  3/10/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/14/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Labor
  3/15/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  3/15/2017SenateDo Pass as Amended Labor; 011-000-000
  3/15/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 16, 2017
  4/6/2017SenateSecond Reading
  4/6/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 25, 2017
  4/27/2017SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Linda Holmes
  4/27/2017SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina Castro
  4/27/2017SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  4/27/2017SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Emil Jones, III
  4/27/2017SenateThird Reading - Passed; 055-000-000
  4/27/2017HouseArrived in House
  5/4/2017HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Theresa Mah
  5/9/2017HouseFirst Reading
  5/9/2017HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  5/9/2017HouseAssigned to Labor & Commerce Committee
  5/15/2017HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  5/16/2017HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr.
  5/17/2017HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
  5/17/2017HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Labor & Commerce Committee; 022-003-000
  5/18/2017HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/19/2017HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Juliana Stratton
  5/19/2017HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/19/2017HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/19/2017HouseAlternate Chief Co-Sponsor Removed Rep. Juliana Stratton
  5/22/2017HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 093-018-000
  5/22/2017HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
  5/22/2017HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Kathleen Willis
  5/22/2017HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
  5/22/2017HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Litesa E. Wallace
  5/22/2017HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Sonya M. Harper
  5/22/2017HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Juliana Stratton
  5/22/2017HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
  5/22/2017SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/14/2017SenateSent to the Governor
  8/11/2017SenateGovernor Approved
  8/11/2017SenateEffective Date August 11, 2017
  8/11/2017SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 100-0100

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