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 Bill Status of HB0121  102nd General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Will Guzzardi - Jeff Keicher - Theresa Mah - Elizabeth Hernandez - Carol Ammons, Anne Stava-Murray, Rita Mayfield, Lindsey LaPointe, Barbara Hernandez, Edgar Gonzalez, Jr., Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz, Bob Morgan, Margaret Croke, Jonathan Carroll, Eva-Dina Delgado, Mark L. Walker, Joyce Mason, Aaron M. Ortiz, Kambium Buckner, Anna Moeller, Delia C. Ramirez, Dagmara Avelar, Jaime M. Andrade, Jr., Maura Hirschauer, Kathleen Willis, Daniel Didech, Suzanne Ness, Deb Conroy, Greg Harris, Lamont J. Robinson, Jr., Lakesia Collins and Seth Lewis

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Ram Villivalam - Adriane Johnson, Melinda Bush, Cristina H. Pacione-Zayas, Karina Villa and Robert Peters)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/2/2021HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 102-0233

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
775 ILCS 5/1-102from Ch. 68, par. 1-102
775 ILCS 5/2-101
775 ILCS 5/2-102from Ch. 68, par. 2-102
775 ILCS 5/6-101from Ch. 68, par. 6-101

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Human Rights Act. Provides that it is the public policy of the State to prevent discrimination based on the specific status or term of status that accompanies a legal work authorization. Defines "work authorization status" as the status of being a person born outside of the United States, and not a U.S. citizen, who is authorized by the federal government to work in the United States. Provides that it is a civil rights violation for: (1) any employer to refuse to hire, to segregate, to engage in harassment, or to act with respect to recruitment, hiring, promotion, renewal of employment, selection for training or apprenticeship, discharge, discipline, tenure or terms, privileges or conditions of employment on the basis of work authorization status; (2) any employment agency to fail or refuse to classify properly, accept applications and register for employment referral or apprenticeship referral, refer for employment, or refer for apprenticeship on the basis of work authorization status; (3) any labor organization to limit, segregate, or classify its membership, or to limit employment opportunities, selection and training for apprenticeship in any trade or craft, or otherwise to take or fail to take, any action which affects adversely any person's status as an employee or as an applicant for employment or as an apprentice, or as an applicant for apprenticeships, or wages, tenure, hours of employment, or apprenticeship conditions on the basis of work authorization status; and (4) any employer to refuse to honor work authorization based upon the specific status or term of status that accompanies the authorization to work. Provides that it is a civil rights violation for a person, or for 2 or more persons, to conspire to retaliate against a person because he or she has opposed that which he or she reasonably and in good faith believes to be discrimination based on work authorization status. Makes conforming changes. Effective immediately.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Adds reference to:
775 ILCS 5/2-104from Ch. 68, par. 2-104

Replaces everything after the enacting clause with the provisions of the introduced bill, and makes the following change: Provides that nothing contained in the Act shall require an employer to sponsor any applicant or employee to obtain or modify work authorization status, unless otherwise required by federal law. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  1/13/2021HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Will Guzzardi
  1/14/2021HouseFirst Reading
  1/14/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/20/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Anne Stava-Murray
  1/20/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
  1/21/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lindsey LaPointe
  1/21/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Theresa Mah
  1/21/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Hernandez
  1/21/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Edgar Gonzalez, Jr.
  1/21/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz
  1/21/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Bob Morgan
  1/22/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Margaret Croke
  1/22/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jonathan Carroll
  1/22/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Eva-Dina Delgado
  1/25/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mark L. Walker
  1/25/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Joyce Mason
  1/29/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  1/29/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Aaron M. Ortiz
  2/2/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kambium Buckner
  2/3/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Anna Moeller
  2/3/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Delia C. Ramirez
  2/6/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dagmara Avelar
  2/6/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr.
  2/6/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Maura Hirschauer
  2/15/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kathleen Willis
  2/15/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel Didech
  2/15/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Suzanne Ness
  2/16/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
  2/16/2021HouseChief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Carol Ammons
  2/23/2021HouseAssigned to Immigration & Human Rights Committee
  2/23/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Deb Conroy
  2/24/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Greg Harris
  3/4/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jeff Keicher
  3/4/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lamont J. Robinson, Jr.
  3/5/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lakesia Collins
  3/10/2021HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Immigration & Human Rights Committee; 007-001-000
  3/17/2021HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/14/2021HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/14/2021HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/15/2021HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 115-000-000
  4/16/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Seth Lewis
  4/19/2021SenateArrive in Senate
  4/19/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/19/2021SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Ram Villivalam
  4/19/2021SenateFirst Reading
  4/19/2021SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/28/2021SenateAssigned to Human Rights
  4/28/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Ram Villivalam
  4/28/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  5/4/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Human Rights
  5/5/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Melinda Bush
  5/6/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina H. Pacione-Zayas
  5/6/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  5/6/2021SenateDo Pass as Amended Human Rights; 009-000-000
  5/6/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 10, 2021
  5/11/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Karina Villa
  5/11/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Robert Peters
  5/12/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Adriane Johnson
  5/13/2021SenateSecond Reading
  5/13/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 14, 2021
  5/24/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading ** May 25, 2021
  5/27/2021SenateThird Reading - Passed; 054-003-000
  5/27/2021HouseArrived in House
  5/27/2021HousePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 1
  5/29/2021HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Will Guzzardi
  5/29/2021HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  5/29/2021HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
  5/30/2021HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 House Concurs 112-000-000
  5/30/2021HouseHouse Concurs
  5/30/2021HousePassed Both Houses
  6/28/2021HouseSent to the Governor
  8/2/2021HouseGovernor Approved
  8/2/2021HouseEffective Date August 2, 2021
  8/2/2021HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 102-0233

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