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 Bill Status of SB2971  98th General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. Dale A. Righter

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2015SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
775 ILCS 5/2-102from Ch. 68, par. 2-102
820 ILCS 55/12

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Human Rights Act. Provides that it is a civil rights violation for an employer participating in the E-Verify Program, as authorized by 8 U.S.C. 1324a, (instead of "8 U.S.C. 1324a, Notes, Pilot Programs for Employment Eligibility Confirmation (enacted by PL 104-208, div. C title IV, subtitle A)") to take certain actions while knowingly failing to follow the procedures under the E-Verify Program. Amends the Right to Privacy in the Workplace Act. Adds the scienter of "knowingly" to elements of certain violations of the Act. Replaces references to the Basic Pilot Program with references to any federal Electronic Employment Verification System in order to conform to changes made by federal Public Law 111-83, Title V, Sec. 551. Provides that an employer's responsibility under the Section concerning the E-Verify Program is limited to the most current federal statute and federal regulations in effect at the time of the alleged violation.

DateChamber Action
  2/4/2014SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Dale A. Righter
  2/4/2014SenateFirst Reading
  2/4/2014SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/19/2014SenateAssigned to Labor and Commerce
  3/5/2014SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Dale A. Righter
  3/5/2014SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/5/2014SenatePostponed - Labor and Commerce
  3/19/2014SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Labor and Commerce
  3/20/2014SenatePostponed - Labor and Commerce
  3/20/2014SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Postponed - Labor and Commerce
  3/28/2014SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As April 11, 2014
  4/11/2014SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  4/11/2014SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  1/13/2015SenateSession Sine Die

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