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 Bill Status of HB5115  101st General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Ann M. Williams - Kathleen Willis, Maurice A. West, II and Robyn Gabel

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2021HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Legislative Accessibility Act. Provides that the General Assembly shall make all efforts to increase the accessibility of the General Assembly for people with disabilities. Provides that the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate shall each appoint an accessibility coordinator who, in consultation with the Architect of the Capitol, shall be responsible for addressing accessibility needs for his or her corresponding house. Provides that the Illinois General Assembly website shall include either an email address, webform, or other similar mechanism to request reasonable accommodations to meet the accessibility needs of people with disabilities attending legislative events. Establishes the General Assembly Accessibility Task Force. Provides for the membership and meetings of the Task Force. Provides that members and ex officio members of the Task Force shall serve without compensation. Provides administrative support for the Task Force. Provides that the Task Force shall examine issues concerning accessibility of persons with a disability. Requires the Task Force to make recommendations to the General Assembly concerning General Assembly accessibility no later than December 31, 2020. Repeals specified provisions January 1, 2022. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  2/13/2020HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Ann M. Williams
  2/18/2020HouseFirst Reading
  2/18/2020HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/28/2020HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Maurice A. West, II
  3/4/2020HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
  3/5/2020HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kathleen Willis
  3/17/2020HouseAssigned to Executive Committee
  6/23/2020HouseRule 19(b) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/13/2021HouseSession Sine Die

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