Bill Status of SB1707  102nd General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. Don Harmon, Bill Cunningham, Steven M. Landek, Scott M. Bennett, Thomas Cullerton and Christopher Belt

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

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
820 ILCS 112/10
820 ILCS 112/13 new
820 ILCS 112/30

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Equal Pay Act of 2003. Prohibits an employer from: (i) screening job applicants based on their wage or salary history, (ii) requiring that an applicant's prior wages satisfy minimum or maximum criteria, and (iii) requesting or requiring as a condition of being interviewed or as a condition of continuing to be considered for an offer of employment that an applicant disclose prior wages or salary. Prohibits an employer from seeking the salary, including benefits or other compensation or salary history, of a job applicant from any current or former employer, with some exceptions. Provides for employers to establish a self-evaluation plan of the employer's pay practices. Sets forth permissible components of a self-evaluation plan. Requires the self-evaluation plan to be submitted to the Department of Labor for verification. Provides that an employer that has completed a self-evaluation plan that has been verified by the Department of Labor has an affirmative defense to liability for certain alleged violations of the Act. Provides that an employer that does not have a verified self-evaluation plan may be subject to civil penalties for violations of the Act. Limits defenses. Provides for penalties and injunctive relief.

DateChamber Action
  2/15/2019SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant
  2/15/2019SenateFirst Reading
  2/15/2019SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/25/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Bill Cunningham
  2/25/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Steven M. Landek
  2/25/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Scott M. Bennett
  2/25/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Thomas Cullerton
  3/19/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Christopher Belt
  12/7/2020SenateChief Sponsor Changed to Sen. Don Harmon
  1/13/2021SenateSession Sine Die