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 Bill Status of SB3592  103rd General Assembly


Short Description:  STRENGTHENING COMMUNITY MEDIA

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Steve Stadelman - Rachel Ventura - David Koehler - Kimberly A. Lightford, Doris Turner, Karina Villa, Laura Ellman and Celina Villanueva

House Sponsors
(Rep. Dave Vella - Harry Benton - Sonya M. Harper - Abdelnasser Rashid, Norma Hernandez, Lilian Jiménez, Sharon Chung and Joyce Mason)

Hearings
Executive Hearing May 23 2024 4:00PM Capitol 212 Springfield, IL - House Floor Amendment 1


Last Action
DateChamber Action
  5/21/2024SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1 - May 21, 2024

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
35 ILCS 5/201
35 ILCS 5/241 new
35 ILCS 5/242 new
110 ILCS 947/65.125 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Strengthening Community Media Act. Provides that a State agency shall direct at least 50% of its total spending on advertising to local news organization publications. Sets forth exceptions and reporting requirements. Provides that a local news organization shall not be sold to an out-of-state company without giving written notice 120 days before the sales occurs to specified individuals and organizations. Amends the Illinois Income Tax Act. Provides that a taxpayer that is an eligible news journalist employer shall be allowed a credit against the Personal Property Tax Replacement Income Tax for each qualified journalist hired by the eligible news journalist employer during the taxable year. Provides that an eligible news journalist employer is entitled to a credit against taxes in an amount equal to 50% of the wages paid for up to 150 qualified journalists. Provides that an eligible small business is entitled to a credit against taxes in an amount equal to the amount paid by the eligible small business to local newspapers or broadcasters for advertising in the State. Amends the Higher Education Student Assistance Act. Creates the Journalism Student Scholarship Program. Provides that the Illinois Student Assistance Commission shall award scholarships to students who will work at a local news organization in the State for a period of not less than 2 years.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
35 ILCS 5/201
35 ILCS 5/241 new
35 ILCS 5/242 new

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Creates the Strengthening Community Media Act. Provides that a local news organization shall not be sold to a company without giving written notice 120 days before the sales occurs to specified individuals and organizations. Amends the Higher Education Student Assistance Act. Creates the Journalism Student Scholarship Program. Provides that the Illinois Student Assistance Commission shall award scholarships to students who will work at a local news organization in the State for a period of not less than 2 years.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Provides that the Illinois Student Assistance Commission shall implement and administer the Journalism Student Scholarship Program not sooner than the 2025-2026 academic year.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/9/2024SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Steve Stadelman
  2/9/2024SenateFirst Reading
  2/9/2024SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/20/2024SenateAssigned to Executive
  3/13/2024SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Rachel Ventura
  3/14/2024SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. David Koehler
  3/15/2024SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As April 5, 2024
  4/5/2024SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Steve Stadelman
  4/5/2024SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  4/5/2024SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As April 19, 2024
  4/9/2024SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Executive
  4/10/2024SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  4/10/2024SenateDo Pass as Amended Executive; 009-002-000
  4/10/2024SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 11, 2024
  4/11/2024SenateSecond Reading
  4/11/2024SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 12, 2024
  4/12/2024SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 3, 2024
  4/12/2024SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As April 19, 2024
  4/17/2024SenateThird Reading - Passed; 043-013-000
  4/17/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Doris Turner
  4/17/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Karina Villa
  4/17/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura Ellman
  4/17/2024SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  4/17/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Celina Villanueva
  4/17/2024HouseArrived in House
  4/18/2024HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Harry Benton
  4/18/2024HouseFirst Reading
  4/18/2024HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/24/2024HouseAssigned to Labor & Commerce Committee
  4/29/2024HouseAlternate Chief Sponsor Changed to Rep. Dave Vella
  4/29/2024HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Harry Benton
  5/1/2024HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Labor & Commerce Committee; 018-008-000
  5/2/2024HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/7/2024HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Dave Vella
  5/7/2024HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  5/13/2024HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Labor & Commerce Committee
  5/15/2024HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Labor & Commerce Committee; 019-010-000
  5/16/2024HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/16/2024HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  5/17/2024HouseThird Reading/Final Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 24, 2024
  5/21/2024HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  5/21/2024HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/21/2024HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 073-039-001
  5/21/2024HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sonya M. Harper
  5/21/2024HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Abdelnasser Rashid
  5/21/2024HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Norma Hernandez
  5/21/2024HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Lilian Jiménez
  5/21/2024HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Sharon Chung
  5/21/2024HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Joyce Mason
  5/21/2024SenateSecretary's Desk - Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1
  5/21/2024SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1 - May 21, 2024
  5/23/2024SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Filed with Secretary Sen. Steve Stadelman
  5/23/2024SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Assignments
  5/23/2024SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Assignments Referred to Executive
  5/23/2024SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion To Concur Recommended Do Adopt Executive; 010-003-000

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