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 Bill Status of SB2956  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  ENVIRONMENTAL BARRIERS

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Linda Holmes - Don Harmon - Jacqueline Y. Collins - Iris Y. Martinez - Terry Link, Laura M. Murphy, Heather A. Steans, William R. Haine, Pamela J. Althoff, Julie A. Morrison and Donne E. Trotter

House Sponsors
(Rep. Ann M. Williams, Stephanie A. Kifowit, Sonya M. Harper, Silvana Tabares, Anna Moeller and Carol Sente)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  7/15/2016SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 99-0582

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
410 ILCS 25/2from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 3712
410 ILCS 25/3from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 3713
410 ILCS 25/4from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 3714
410 ILCS 25/5from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 3715
410 ILCS 25/6from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 3716
410 ILCS 25/8from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 3718
410 ILCS 25/7 rep.


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Environmental Barriers Act. Changes references from "accessibility standards" to "the Illinois Accessibility Code", and makes related changes. Makes changes to provisions concerning definitions. Removes a provision requiring the Capital Development Board to establish standards for areas restricted to employee use. Requires the Capital Development Board to update the Code within 3 years (rather than 2 years) after federal standards are updated. Provides that the Act generally applies to public facilities and multi-story housing constructed after May 1, 1988, with specific provisions concerning the Code's application. Requires new housing construction to comply with the Department of Housing and Urban Development's March 6, 1991 Fair Housing Accessibility Guidelines and all later versions, amendments, and supplements. Requires all alterations to public facilities and multi-story housing to comply with the Code as it exists at the time of alteration. Adds provisions concerning alterations that impact accessibility or usability of paths of travel. Repeals provisions concerning alterations. Combines provisions concerning civil enforcement and other penalties. Provides that any violation of the Code is a violation of the Act. Provides the Attorney General with discretion to investigate complaints made under the Act. Adds enforcement provisions concerning the powers of the Attorney General. Changes references from "environmentally limited persons" to "individuals with disabilities". Makes other changes.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Removes the definition for "temporary building". Changes a reference from "primary function area" to "altered area". Provides that 20% (rather than 20%, or at least one, whichever is greater) of dwelling units in multi-story housing shall be adaptable. Provides that any person who knowingly issues (rather than issues) a building permit or other official authorization for the construction or alteration of a public facility or the construction of multi-story housing in violation of the Act shall be subject to a specified penalty. Makes technical changes. Makes other changes.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 2
Deletes definitions for "curb ramp" and "ramp". Makes changes to the definition of "governmental unit". Makes other changes.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/18/2016SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Linda Holmes
  2/18/2016SenateFirst Reading
  2/18/2016SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/2/2016SenateAssigned to Judiciary
  3/9/2016SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Don Harmon
  3/10/2016SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Linda Holmes
  3/10/2016SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/16/2016SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Judiciary
  3/16/2016SenatePostponed - Judiciary
  3/16/2016SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Postponed - Judiciary
  4/1/2016SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Linda Holmes
  4/1/2016SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  4/5/2016SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Assignments Refers to Judiciary
  4/5/2016SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  4/5/2016SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Adopted
  4/6/2016SenateDo Pass as Amended Judiciary; 011-000-000
  4/6/2016SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 7, 2016
  4/19/2016SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  4/19/2016SenateSecond Reading
  4/19/2016SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 20, 2016
  4/19/2016SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
  4/19/2016SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Terry Link
  4/19/2016SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura M. Murphy
  4/19/2016SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Heather A. Steans
  4/19/2016SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. William R. Haine
  4/19/2016SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Pamela J. Althoff
  4/20/2016SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Julie A. Morrison
  4/21/2016SenateThird Reading - Passed; 058-000-000
  4/21/2016HouseArrived in House
  4/21/2016HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Ann M. Williams
  4/21/2016HouseFirst Reading
  4/21/2016HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/22/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
  4/22/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Sonya M. Harper
  4/22/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Silvana Tabares
  4/22/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Anna Moeller
  5/2/2016HouseAssigned to Judiciary - Civil Committee
  5/11/2016HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Judiciary - Civil Committee; 010-000-000
  5/11/2016HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/12/2016SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Donne E. Trotter
  5/18/2016HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/18/2016HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/27/2016HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 102-006-000
  5/27/2016HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Sente
  5/27/2016SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/27/2016SenateSent to the Governor
  7/15/2016SenateGovernor Approved
  7/15/2016SenateEffective Date January 1, 2017
  7/15/2016SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 99-0582

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