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 Bill Status of EO2007  101st General Assembly


Sponsor: Governor

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  3/16/2020SenateFiled with the Secretary of State

Synopsis As Introduced
Contains a preamble concerning COVID-19, the Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamation declaring all counties in the State of Illinois as a disaster area on March 9, 2020, and other matters. Pursuant to the Illinois Emergency Management Agency Act, orders the following: (1) beginning March 16, 2020 at 9 p.m. through March 30, 2020, businesses in the State of Illinois that offer food or beverages for on-premises consumption must suspend service for and may not permit on-premises consumption but may serve food and beverages for consumption off-premises; customers may enter the premises for carry-out purchases but establishments must ensure that they have an environment where patrons maintain adequate social distancing; businesses in airports, hospitals, and college and university dining halls are exempt from these requirements; hotel restaurants may continue to provide room service and carry-out; catering services may continue; (2) beginning March 18, 2020, public and private gatherings in the State of Illinois of 50 people or more are prohibited for the duration of the Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamation; this does not include venues that provide essential goods or services such as grocery stores, hospitals, pharmacies, gas stations, banks, credit unions, and shelters; this order amends Section 1 of Executive Order 2020-04; (3) the Illinois State Police, the Illinois Department of Public Health, the State Fire Marshal, and the Illinois Liquor Control Commission shall cooperate and use available resources to enforce this Executive Order with respect to entities under their jurisdiction; (4) this Executive Order does not amend or supersede the authority of the Illinois Department of Public Health under specified provisions of the Department of Public Health Powers and Duties Law; (5) for the duration of the Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamation, provisions of the Unemployment Insurance Act requiring a one-week waiting period for unemployment insurance claims are suspended for claimants who are unemployed and are otherwise eligible for unemployment insurance benefits; (6) for the duration of the Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamation, specified provisions of the Open Meetings Act requiring or relating to in-person attendance by members of a public body are suspended; when a meeting is necessary, public bodies are encouraged to provide video, audio, or telephonic access to meetings and update websites and social media feeds to keep the public apprised of modifications to their meeting schedules or the format of their meetings due to COVID-19, as well their activities relating to COVID-19.

DateChamber Action
  3/16/2020SenateFiled with the Secretary of State

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