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 Bill Status of HB1744  102nd General Assembly

Short Description:  PEN CD-CHI MUNI-COVID-19

House Sponsors
Rep. Will Guzzardi

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Ram Villivalam)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  4/22/2021SenateReferred to Assignments

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
40 ILCS 5/8-151from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-151
30 ILCS 805/8.45 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Chicago Municipal Article of the Illinois Pension Code. Provides that unless the performance of an act or acts of duty results solely in the death of the employee, a compensation annuity or supplemental annuity shall not be paid. Provides that the death of any employee as a result of the exposure to and contraction of COVID-19, as evidenced by either (i) a confirmed positive laboratory test for COVID-19 or COVID-19 antibodies or (ii) a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19 from a licensed medical professional, shall be rebuttably presumed to have been contracted while in the performance of an act or acts of duty and the employee shall be rebuttably presumed to have been fatally injured while in active service. Provides that the presumption shall apply to any employee who was exposed to and contracted COVID-19 on or after March 9, 2020 and on or before June 30, 2021. Provides that the presumption shall not apply if the employee was on a leave of absence from his or her employment or otherwise not required to report for duty at the physical work space generally assigned to the employee, including, but not limited to, working remotely, for a period of 14 or more consecutive days immediately prior to the date of contraction of COVID-19. Makes other changes. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement by the State. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  2/11/2021HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Will Guzzardi
  2/17/2021HouseFirst Reading
  2/17/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/9/2021HouseAssigned to Personnel & Pensions Committee
  3/19/2021HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Personnel & Pensions Committee; 006-002-000
  4/8/2021HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/20/2021HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/20/2021HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/21/2021HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 096-021-000
  4/21/2021SenateArrive in Senate
  4/21/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading April 22, 2021
  4/22/2021SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Ram Villivalam
  4/22/2021SenateFirst Reading
  4/22/2021SenateReferred to Assignments

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