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 Bill Status of HB4215  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  CHILD EXTENDED BEREAVEMENT

House Sponsors
Rep. Maurice A. West, II - Carol Ammons - Lakesia Collins - Sonya M. Harper - Justin Slaughter, Joyce Mason and Curtis J. Tarver, II

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Karina Villa, Rachelle Crowe and Jacqueline Y. Collins)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  4/7/2022HousePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 1, 2

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
820 ILCS 154/35 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Child Extended Bereavement Leave Act. Provides that the Act may be referred to as Zachary's Parent Protection Act. Provides that an employee of a large employer that employs 250 or more full-time employees is entitled to use a maximum of 26 weeks of unpaid leave if the employee experiences the loss of a child, 26 years of age or younger, by suicide. Provides that an employee of a small employer that employs at least 50 but fewer than 250 full-time employees is entitled to use a maximum of 12 weeks of unpaid leave if the employee experiences the loss of a child, 26 years of age or younger, by suicide. Provides that leave may be taken in a single continuous period or intermittently, but leave must be completed within one year after the employee notifies the employer of the loss. Permits an employer to require reasonable advance notice of the employee's intention to leave and reasonable documentation. Provides that an employee who takes leave under the Act is entitled to be restored to the position of employment held by the employee when the leave commenced or to be restored to an equivalent position. Provides that nothing in the Act shall be construed to entitle any restored employee the accrual of any seniority or employment benefits during any period of leave. Prohibits an employer from taking any adverse action against an employee who exercises his or her rights under the Act. Requires the Department of Labor to enforce the Act. Provides that a person who uses leave under either the Child Bereavement Leave Act or the Child Extended Bereavement Leave Act may not take leave under the other Act, and amends the Child Bereavement Leave Act accordingly.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill with the following changes to the Child Extended Bereavement Leave Act: Redefines "child" to mean an employee's biological, adopted, or foster child, a stepchild, a legal ward, or a child of a person standing in loco parentis (rather than an employee's biological or adopted child or legal ward who is 26 years of age or younger). Provides that an employee of a large employer is entitled to use a maximum of 12 (rather than 26) weeks of unpaid leave if the employee experiences the loss of a child by suicide or homicide (rather than by suicide). Provides that an employee of a small employer is entitled to use a maximum of 6 (rather than 12) weeks of unpaid leave if the employee experiences the loss of a child by suicide or homicide (rather than by suicide). Provides that leave may be taken in a single continuous period or intermittently in increments of no less than 4 hours, but leave must be completed within one year after the employee notifies the employer of the loss. Provides that the Act does not extend the maximum period of leave to which an employee is entitled under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 or under any other paid or unpaid leave provided under federal, State or local law, a collective bargaining agreement, or an employment benefits program or plan.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
New Act
820 ILCS 154/35 new
Adds reference to:
820 ILCS 180/10
820 ILCS 180/20

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Victims' Economic Security and Safety Act. Defines "first responder". Provides that an employee may take unpaid leave from work for specified reasons relating to a family or household member who is killed in a crime of violence. Provides that an employee shall be entitled to a total of not more than 2 workweeks of unpaid leave for specified reasons relating to a family or household member who is killed in a crime of violence, which must be completed within 60 days after the death of the victim. Provides that unpaid leave time taken for these purposes shall be counted toward, and is not in addition to, other leave time the employee is entitled to under the Act and the Child Bereavement Leave Act.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 2
Deletes reference to:
820 ILCS 180/10

Deletes the definition of "first responder". Deletes provision that the employee may take unpaid leave to attend the funeral or alternative to a funeral or wake of a first responder who died in the line of duty or as a result of a crime of violence.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  11/15/2021HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Maurice A. West, II
  1/5/2022HouseFirst Reading
  1/5/2022HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/11/2022HouseAssigned to Labor & Commerce Committee
  1/19/2022HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Labor & Commerce Committee; 017-010-000
  1/21/2022HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/1/2022HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Maurice A. West, II
  3/1/2022HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/2/2022HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Labor & Commerce Committee
  3/2/2022HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/2/2022HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  3/3/2022HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Labor & Commerce Committee; 018-011-000
  3/4/2022HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  3/4/2022HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/4/2022HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 096-004-000
  3/4/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Joyce Mason
  3/4/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Curtis J. Tarver, II
  3/4/2022HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sonya M. Harper
  3/4/2022HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Justin Slaughter
  3/4/2022HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
  3/4/2022HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Lakesia Collins
  3/7/2022SenateArrive in Senate
  3/7/2022SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  3/7/2022SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Cristina Castro
  3/7/2022SenateFirst Reading
  3/7/2022SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/16/2022SenateAssigned to Labor
  3/25/2022SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  4/6/2022SenateApproved for Consideration Assignments
  4/6/2022SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading
  4/6/2022SenateAlternate Chief Sponsor Changed to Sen. Karina Villa
  4/6/2022SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Karina Villa
  4/6/2022SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  4/6/2022SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Executive
  4/6/2022SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Executive; 017-000-000
  4/6/2022SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As April 8, 2022
  4/6/2022SenateSecond Reading
  4/6/2022SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; Villa
  4/6/2022SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 7, 2022
  4/7/2022SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Karina Villa
  4/7/2022SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  4/7/2022SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Be Approved for Consideration Assignments
  4/7/2022SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  4/7/2022SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted; Villa
  4/7/2022SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  4/7/2022SenateThird Reading - Passed; 054-000-000
  4/7/2022SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Rachelle Crowe
  4/7/2022HouseArrived in House
  4/7/2022HousePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 1, 2
  4/18/2022SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins

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