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 Bill Status of HB4756  94th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Carolyn H. Krause - Robin Kelly - Lisa M. Dugan - Suzanne Bassi - Ruth Munson, Elizabeth Coulson, Rosemary Mulligan, Patricia R. Bellock and Naomi D. Jakobsson

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Don Harmon and Cheryl Axley)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/9/2007HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
20 ILCS 605/605-612 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Provides that the Department shall establish, at least annually, trade meetings in areas of the State where an international business center is located to assist Illinois businesses to connect with their trade offices. Sets forth certain requirements for these trade meetings.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Provides that the Department may, subject to appropriation, establish trade meetings (instead of shall).

House Floor Amendment No. 2
Provides that "international business center" means any not-for-profit organization, including a federal, State, or local organization or private organization, that: (i) focuses on helping Illinois business take advantage of global business opportunities, (ii) sponsors and provides educational workshops, trade missions, and networking events designed to help Illinois companies develop and expand business strategies in a global environment, (iii) works with the Department to assist businesses in promoting their services, and (iv) helps local and regional businesses to expand and compete in the global marketplace. Sets forth that the Department shall serve as an advisor to international business centers and shall assist them in the promotion of their services in order to promote a stronger business community and increase the workforce in Illinois. Provides that the assistance shall include facilitating trade shows and meetings within international business centers to help local and regional firms take advantage of global opportunities and become aware of foreign investment opportunities.

DateChamber Action
  1/17/2006HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Carolyn H. Krause
  1/18/2006HouseFirst Reading
  1/18/2006HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/24/2006HouseAssigned to International Trade & Commerce Committee
  2/1/2006HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by International Trade & Commerce Committee
  2/1/2006HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in International Trade & Commerce Committee; by Voice Vote
  2/1/2006HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate International Trade & Commerce Committee; 017-000-000
  2/1/2006HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  2/1/2006HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Robin Kelly
  2/1/2006HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Lisa M. Dugan
  2/7/2006HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Carolyn H. Krause
  2/7/2006HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  2/9/2006HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Suzanne Bassi
  2/14/2006HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
  2/16/2006HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  2/16/2006HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted by Voice Vote
  2/16/2006HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  2/16/2006HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Ruth Munson
  2/16/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Coulson
  2/21/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Rosemary Mulligan
  2/21/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
  2/21/2006HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 112-000-000
  2/22/2006SenateArrive in Senate
  2/22/2006SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading February 23, 2006
  2/22/2006SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Don Harmon
  2/23/2006SenateFirst Reading
  2/23/2006SenateReferred to Rules
  3/1/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Naomi D. Jakobsson
  3/2/2006SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Cheryl Axley
  1/9/2007HouseSession Sine Die

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