Bill Status of HB2248  103rd General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy - Carol Ammons, Will Guzzardi, Lindsey LaPointe, Theresa Mah, Edgar Gonzalez, Jr., Nabeela Syed, Sonya M. Harper, Anne Stava-Murray, Maura Hirschauer, Matt Hanson, Maurice A. West, II and Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Robert Peters, Robert F. Martwick and Michael W. Halpin)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  6/30/2023HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 103-0150

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Civil Rights Remedies Restoration Act. Provides that certain violations of the following federal Acts constitute a violation of the Act: the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Education Amendments of 1972; the Civil Rights Act of 1964; or other federal statutes prohibiting discrimination under a program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. Provides that whoever injures another by a violation of the Act is liable for each and every offense for all remedies available at law, including, but not limited to various damages in an amount no less than $4,000, and attorney's fees, costs, and expenses. Allows a court to grant as relief any permanent or preliminary negative or mandatory injunction, temporary restraining order, order of declaratory judgment, or other relief. Allows claims for a violation of the Act to be filed in any court of competent jurisdiction. Provides that nothing limits any enforcement authority under the Illinois Human Rights Act. Provides that the State waives sovereign and Eleventh Amendment immunity for any violation of the Act. States legislative findings and purpose.

DateChamber Action
  2/8/2023HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  2/14/2023HouseFirst Reading
  2/14/2023HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/21/2023HouseAssigned to Immigration & Human Rights Committee
  2/27/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
  2/27/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lindsey LaPointe
  2/27/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Theresa Mah
  2/28/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Edgar Gonzalez, Jr.
  3/1/2023HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Immigration & Human Rights Committee; 011-000-000
  3/2/2023HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/6/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
  3/6/2023HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
  3/14/2023HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
  3/14/2023HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/14/2023HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/14/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Nabeela Syed
  3/14/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sonya M. Harper
  3/14/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Anne Stava-Murray
  3/14/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Maura Hirschauer
  3/14/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Matt Hanson
  3/16/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Maurice A. West, II
  3/21/2023HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 111-000-000
  3/21/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz
  3/22/2023SenateArrive in Senate
  3/22/2023SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  3/22/2023SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Robert Peters
  3/22/2023SenateFirst Reading
  3/22/2023SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/28/2023SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Robert F. Martwick
  4/12/2023SenateAssigned to Judiciary
  4/19/2023SenateDo Pass Judiciary; 006-003-000
  4/19/2023SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 20, 2023
  4/20/2023SenateSecond Reading
  4/20/2023SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 25, 2023
  4/25/2023SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael W. Halpin
  5/10/2023SenateThird Reading - Passed; 034-019-000
  5/10/2023HousePassed Both Houses
  6/8/2023HouseSent to the Governor
  6/30/2023HouseGovernor Approved
  6/30/2023HouseEffective Date January 1, 2024
  6/30/2023HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 103-0150