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 Bill Status of HB2161  103rd General Assembly


Short Description:  UNLAWFUL DISCRIMINATION-FAMILY

House Sponsors
Rep. Will Guzzardi - Sue Scherer, Maura Hirschauer, Sonya M. Harper, Nabeela Syed, Stephanie A. Kifowit, Lindsey LaPointe, Daniel Didech, Bob Morgan, Camille Y. Lilly, Aaron M. Ortiz, Diane Blair-Sherlock, Mary Beth Canty, Laura Faver Dias, Sharon Chung, Joyce Mason, Natalie A. Manley and Anna Moeller

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  4/19/2024HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 069-029-000

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
775 ILCS 5/1-102from Ch. 68, par. 1-102
775 ILCS 5/2-101
775 ILCS 5/2-102from Ch. 68, par. 2-102
775 ILCS 5/6-101from Ch. 68, par. 6-101


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Human Rights Act. Provides that it is the public policy of the State to prevent discrimination based on family responsibilities in employment. Defines "family responsibilities" as an employee's actual or perceived provision of care to a family member, whether in the past, present, or future. Provides that it is a civil rights violation for: (1) any employer to refuse to hire, to segregate, to engage in harassment, or to act with respect to recruitment, hiring, promotion, renewal of employment, selection for training or apprenticeship, discharge, discipline, tenure or terms, privileges or conditions of employment on the basis of family responsibilities; (2) any employment agency to fail or refuse to classify properly, accept applications and register for employment referral or apprenticeship referral, refer for employment, or refer for apprenticeship on the basis of family responsibilities; and (3) any labor organization to limit, segregate, or classify its membership, or to limit employment opportunities, selection and training for apprenticeship in any trade or craft, or otherwise to take or fail to take, any action which affects adversely any person's status as an employee or as an applicant for employment or as an apprentice, or as an applicant for apprenticeships, or wages, tenure, hours of employment, or apprenticeship conditions on the basis of family responsibilities. Provides that it is a civil rights violation for a person, or for 2 or more persons, to conspire to retaliate against a person because he or she has opposed that which he or she reasonably and in good faith believes to be discrimination based on family responsibilities. Makes conforming changes.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
775 ILCS 5/2-102from Ch. 68, par. 2-102
Adds reference to:
775 ILCS 5/1-102from Ch. 68, par. 1-102
775 ILCS 5/2-101
775 ILCS 5/6-101from Ch. 68, par. 6-101

Replaces everything after the enacting clause with the provisions of the introduced bill, and makes the following changes: Provides that the policy of freedom from unlawful discrimination includes freedom from discrimination against any individual because of his or her family responsibilities in employment (rather than stating a standalone policy for such discrimination). Changes the definition of "family responsibilities" and "family member". Removes the definitions of "care". Defines "personal care". Removes the changes made to a provision regarding civil rights violations in employment.

House Committee Amendment No. 2
Changes the definition of "family responsibilities" from "an employee's actual or perceived provision of personal care to a family member, whether in the past, present, or future" to "an employee's actual or perceived provision of personal care to a family member."

House Floor Amendment No. 3
Deletes reference to:
775 ILCS 5/1-102
Adds reference to:
775 ILCS 5/2-104from Ch. 68, par. 2-104

Replaces everything after the enacting clause with provisions of the bill as amended. Includes "family responsibilities" in the definition of harassment. Defines family responsibilities to mean an employee's actual or perceived provision of personal care to a family member. Defines "personal care" and "family member". Includes "family responsibilities" in the provisions creating a civil rights violation if violated by an employer, employment agency, or labor organization. Provides that nothing contained in the Act may be construed to obligate an employer, employment agency, or labor organization to make accommodations for an employee based on family responsibilities, including accommodations as related to leave, scheduling, absenteeism, timeliness, work performance, referrals from a labor union hiring hall, and benefits.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/6/2023HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Will Guzzardi
  2/7/2023HouseFirst Reading
  2/7/2023HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/21/2023HouseAssigned to Immigration & Human Rights Committee
  2/23/2023HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Will Guzzardi
  2/23/2023HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  2/28/2023HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Immigration & Human Rights Committee
  3/3/2023HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Will Guzzardi
  3/3/2023HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/7/2023HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Rules Refers to Immigration & Human Rights Committee
  3/10/2023HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  3/10/2023HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rule 19(c) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  3/10/2023HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Rule 19(c) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  2/20/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Maura Hirschauer
  2/20/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sonya M. Harper
  2/20/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Nabeela Syed
  2/20/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
  2/20/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lindsey LaPointe
  2/29/2024HouseAssigned to Judiciary - Civil Committee
  2/29/2024HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Judiciary - Civil Committee
  2/29/2024HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Rules Refers to Judiciary - Civil Committee
  4/3/2024HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Judiciary - Civil Committee; by Voice Vote
  4/3/2024HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Adopted in Judiciary - Civil Committee; by Voice Vote
  4/3/2024HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Judiciary - Civil Committee; 010-003-000
  4/3/2024HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/16/2024HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Will Guzzardi
  4/16/2024HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/17/2024HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Rules Refers to Judiciary - Civil Committee
  4/17/2024HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/17/2024HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/18/2024HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Recommends Be Adopted Judiciary - Civil Committee; 010-005-000
  4/19/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel Didech
  4/19/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Bob Morgan
  4/19/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  4/19/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Aaron M. Ortiz
  4/19/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Diane Blair-Sherlock
  4/19/2024HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sue Scherer
  4/19/2024HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Adopted
  4/19/2024HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/19/2024HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 069-029-000
  4/19/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary Beth Canty
  4/19/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Laura Faver Dias
  4/19/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sharon Chung
  4/19/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Joyce Mason
  4/19/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Natalie A. Manley
  4/19/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Anna Moeller

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