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Public Act 101-0486


Public Act 0486 101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY



Public Act 101-0486
HB2830 EnrolledLRB101 10637 JLS 55743 b

    AN ACT concerning employment.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The School Visitation Rights Act is amended by
changing Sections 15 and 35 as follows:
    (820 ILCS 147/15)
    Sec. 15. School conference and activity leave.
    (a) An employer must grant an employee leave of up to a
total of 8 hours during any school year, and no more than 4
hours of which may be taken on any given day, to attend school
conferences, behavioral meetings, or academic meetings
classroom activities related to the employee's child if the
conference or meeting classroom activities cannot be scheduled
during nonwork hours; however, no leave may be taken by an
employee of an employer that is subject to this Act unless the
employee has exhausted all accrued vacation leave, personal
leave, compensatory leave and any other leave that may be
granted to the employee except sick leave and disability leave.
Before arranging attendance at the conference or activity, the
employee shall provide the employer with a written request for
leave at least 7 days in advance of the time the employee is
required to utilize the visitation right. In emergency
situations, no more than 24 hours' hours notice shall be
required. The employee must consult with the employer to
schedule the leave so as not to disrupt unduly the operations
of the employer.
    (b) Nothing in this Act requires that the leave be paid.
    (c) For regularly scheduled, nonemergency visitations,
schools shall make time available for visitation during both
regular school hours and evening hours.
(Source: P.A. 87-1240.)
    (820 ILCS 147/35)
    Sec. 35. Employee rights.
    (a) No employee shall lose any employee benefits, except as
provided for in Section 20 of this Act, for exercising his or
her rights under this Act. Nothing in this Act shall be
construed to affect an employer's obligation to comply with any
collective bargaining agreement or employee benefit plan.
Nothing in this Act shall prevent an employer from providing
school visitation rights in excess of the requirements of this
Act. The rights afforded by this Act shall not be diminished by
any collective bargaining act or by any employee benefit plan.
    (b) An employer may not terminate an employee for an
absence from work if the absence is due solely to the
employee's attendance at a school conference, behavioral
meeting, or academic meeting, as provided in Section 15.
(Source: P.A. 87-1240.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect August 1,

Effective Date: 8/1/2020