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 Bill Status of SB2597  93rd General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. Carol Ronen - Don Harmon - Barack Obama - Iris Y. Martinez - Emil Jones, Jr., John J. Cullerton, Jeffrey M. Schoenberg and Miguel del Valle

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/11/2005SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
775 ILCS 5/Art. 1 heading
775 ILCS 5/1-101.1 new
775 ILCS 5/1-102from Ch. 68, par. 1-102
775 ILCS 5/1-103from Ch. 68, par. 1-103
775 ILCS 5/2-104from Ch. 68, par. 2-104
775 ILCS 5/3-103from Ch. 68, par. 3-103
775 ILCS 5/3-106from Ch. 68, par. 3-106

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Human Rights Act. Provides that nothing in the Act shall be construed as requiring any employer, employment agency, or labor organization to give preferential treatment or special rights or implement affirmative action policies or programs based on sexual orientation. Provides that discrimination against a person because of his or her sexual orientation constitutes unlawful discrimination under the Act. Provides that it is a civil rights violation to engage in blockbusting in real estate because of the present or prospective entry of persons with a particular sexual orientation into the vicinity. Provides that the owner of an owner-occupied residential building with 5 or fewer units is not prohibited from making decisions regarding whether to rent to a person based upon that person's sexual orientation. Defines "sexual orientation". Provides that an employer, employment agency, or labor organization is not prohibited from enforcing a reasonable dress code.

DateChamber Action
  2/4/2004SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Carol Ronen
  2/4/2004SenateFirst Reading
  2/4/2004SenateReferred to Rules
  2/27/2004SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Don Harmon
  3/4/2004SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Barack Obama
  3/25/2004SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
  3/25/2004SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Emil Jones, Jr.
  3/25/2004SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. John J. Cullerton
  3/25/2004SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Jeffrey M. Schoenberg
  3/25/2004SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Miguel del Valle
  1/11/2005SenateSession Sine Die

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