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 Bill Status of HB1878  95th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Wyvetter H. Younge - Arthur L. Turner - Greg Harris - LaShawn K. Ford - Eddie Washington, Deborah L. Graham and Karen A. Yarbrough

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford - Jacqueline Y. Collins)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2009HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
775 ILCS 5/1-102from Ch. 68, par. 1-102
775 ILCS 5/1-103from Ch. 68, par. 1-103

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Bill of Rights for the Homeless Act. Sets forth certain rights of homeless persons, including the right to live in any community in the State, the right to choose living arrangements, and the right to employment and training opportunities. Amends the Illinois Human Rights Act. Defines "housing status" and prohibits discrimination under the Act on the basis of a person's housing status. Directs the Department of Human Rights to monitor and enforce homeless persons' rights, and provides criminal penalties for violations of those rights. Authorizes the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity to establish priorities of eligibility for temporary rental or other housing assistance among the various categories of persons needing assistance in obtaining or retaining housing.

 Fiscal Note (Dept. of Human Rights)
 HB 1878 has the following fiscal impact: Personal Services = $361,516; Employer Retirement = $41,003; Social Security = $27,205; Travel = $15,000; Training = $31,500; Overhead Expenses = $25,200; Total Fiscal Impact = $501,424.

 State Mandates Fiscal Note (Dept. of Commerce & Economic Opportunity)
 This legislation creates a service mandate under the State Mandates Act.

DateChamber Action
  2/23/2007HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Wyvetter H. Younge
  2/23/2007HouseFirst Reading
  2/23/2007HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/27/2007HouseAssigned to Human Services Committee
  3/21/2007HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Human Services Committee; 008-000-000
  3/21/2007HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/27/2007HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Arthur L. Turner
  4/9/2007HouseFiscal Note Filed
  4/20/2007HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Greg Harris
  4/20/2007HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/20/2007HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/24/2007HouseState Mandates Fiscal Note Filed
  4/24/2007HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. LaShawn K. Ford
  4/26/2007HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Eddie Washington
  4/26/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Deborah L. Graham
  4/26/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Karen A. Yarbrough
  4/26/2007HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 077-038-001
  5/1/2007SenateArrive in Senate
  5/1/2007SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading May 2, 2007
  5/2/2007SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  5/3/2007SenateFirst Reading
  5/3/2007SenateReferred to Rules
  5/8/2007SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  5/15/2008SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As May 22, 2008; Substantive House Bills Out of Committee
  1/13/2009HouseSession Sine Die

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