Bill Status of HB1452  102nd General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Lawrence Walsh, Jr. - Gregory Harris - Arthur Turner - Elizabeth Hernandez - Silvana Tabares, Emanuel Chris Welch, Cynthia Soto, Kathleen Willis, Will Guzzardi, Kelly M. Cassidy, Luis Arroyo and Ann M. Williams

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Don Harmon)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/10/2017HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
10 ILCS 5/17-14.1 new
10 ILCS 5/24C-11

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Election Code. Provides that, if at least 5,000 voting-age citizens of a municipality are members of a single minority group and are limited-English proficient, and the 5,000 voting-age citizens constitute at least 5 percent of the voting-age citizens of that municipality, as determined by the United States Bureau of the Census by use of the most recent American Community Survey data available before the ballots for an election are certified by the State Board of Elections, then the election authority with jurisdiction of that municipality shall make a sufficient number of ballots in the language spoken by that single minority group available to voters of that municipality. Provides that, if a municipality lies within 2 or more counties and does not have a board of election commissioners that is coterminous with its borders, then each election authority shall provide the non-English ballots for the precincts in that municipality lying within the election authority's jurisdiction. Provides that the State Board of Elections shall adopt any rules necessary for the implementation of these provisions.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
10 ILCS 5/24C-11

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Election Code. Requires each election authority to report to the State Board of Elections all census tracts within its jurisdiction in which more than 10% of the persons who speak the same foreign language have been identified as having limited English proficiency, as reported in the American Community Survey. Provides that those reports shall be made in each year ending in a 1 or a 6. Provides that, beginning with the general election held in 2016, any election authority reporting that more than 10% of persons residing within a census tract speaking the same foreign language have been identified as having limited English proficiency shall make certain election information available in the primary non-English language of those persons having limited English proficiency. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  2/5/2015HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Lawrence Walsh, Jr.
  2/6/2015HouseFirst Reading
  2/6/2015HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/24/2015HouseAssigned to Executive Committee
  3/18/2015HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Executive Committee; 008-002-000
  3/18/2015HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/18/2015HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Gregory Harris
  4/20/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Lawrence Walsh, Jr.
  4/20/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/21/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Executive Committee
  4/21/2015HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Arthur Turner
  4/22/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Executive Committee; 007-004-000
  4/22/2015HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/22/2015HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/23/2015HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  4/23/2015HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Silvana Tabares
  4/24/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  4/24/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Cynthia Soto
  4/24/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kathleen Willis
  4/24/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
  4/24/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  4/24/2015HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  4/24/2015HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/24/2015HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 061-049-000
  4/24/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Luis Arroyo
  4/24/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Ann M. Williams
  4/28/2015SenateArrive in Senate
  4/28/2015SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/28/2015SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Don Harmon
  4/28/2015SenateFirst Reading
  4/28/2015SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/29/2015SenateAssigned to Executive
  5/7/2015SenateDo Pass Executive; 010-002-001
  5/7/2015SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 12, 2015
  5/14/2015SenateSecond Reading
  5/14/2015SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 18, 2015
  5/22/2015SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2015
  10/8/2015SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As October 20, 2015
  10/10/2015SenatePursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b) / Referred to Assignments
  1/10/2017HouseSession Sine Die