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Legislative Action Update

We support the following bills being considered in our General Assembly. Please contact your Representative or Senator to voice your support. For more information contact our Legislative Director

Bill # Summary Pending Sponsors Status
HB0040 Removes a provision prohibiting the non-contributory portion of a program of health-benefits from including the expenses of obtaining an abortion. Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Removes a provision excluding abortions or induced miscarriages or premature births from the list of services provided under the State's medical assistance program.N/AFeigenholtz, S., Welch, E., Ammons, C., Arroyo, L., Currie, B., Stratton, J., Tabares, S., Jones, T., Sente, C., Williams, A., Hernandez, E., Harris, G., Lang, L., Fine, L., Gabel, R., Mah, T., Lilly, C., Drury, S., Cassidy, K., D'Amico, J., Guzzardi, W., Martwick, R., Soto, C., Andrade, J.2017-03-03 / Introduced
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr.
HB0262 Amends the Minimum Wage Law. Increases the minimum wage to $15 per hour on October 1, 2017. Effective immediately.In House Labor & Commerce CommitteeFlowers, M., Tabares, S., Jones, T., Ford, L., Greenwood, L., Welch, E., Manley, N.2017-03-14 / Introduced
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Natalie A. Manley
HB0271 All ammunition in the state must be serialized. Sale or manufacture of non-serialized ammunition is a Class A misdemeanor. Possession of non-serialized ammunition is a Class C misdemeanor. Department of State Police shall maintain a centralized registry of all reports of handgun ammunition transactions reported to the Department in a manner prescribed by the Department. Enacts a $.05 tax per bullet to pay for implementation and enforcement.N/AHarper, S., Flowers, M., Mah, T., Lang, L., Lilly, C., Welch, E., Manley, N., Moylan, M.2017-03-23 / Introduced
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Martin J. Moylan
HB0285 Creates an open-primary system. Provides that primary ballots shall list each candidate for office, regardless of party affiliation, participating in the primary election. Provides that the 2 candidates in any primary that received the most votes in the primary election, regardless of party affiliation of the candidates, shall be the only 2 candidates certified for participation in the general election.N/AFortner, M.2017-03-06 / Introduced
To Ballott Access Subcommittee
HB0308 Citizens who possess a FOID card may transport a rifle, shotgun or other long gun assembled without being broken down or enclosed in a case if the fire arm is unloaded.N/ABennett, T., Phelps, B.2017-02-16 / Introduced
To Firearms and Firearm Safety Subcommittee
HB0330 Eliminates the requirement that a voter declare party affiliation when voting at a primary election. Provides that the voter shall receive the primary ballot of each of the established political parties nominating candidates for office at the primary election but may cast a ballot of only one political party, except in certain cases involving statewide political parties and political parties established only within a political subdivision.N/ADrury, S.2017-03-06 / Introduced
To Ballott Access Subcommittee
HB0426 Provides that schools, medical treatment and health care facilities, and places of worship may not grant access to State and local law enforcement agencies that have entered into an agreement with United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement or undertake other joint efforts with federal, State, or local law enforcement agencies to investigate, detain, or arrest individuals for violation of federal immigration law, unless a court has issued a warrant and appropriate personnel have reviewed that warrant and have consented to access or unless required by law and appropriate personnel have consented.In House Rules CommitteeWelch, E., Willis, K., Hernandez, E., Mah, T., Gabel, R., Williams, A., Harris, G., Jones, T., Tabares, S., Cassidy, K., Zalewski, M., Fine, L., Wallace, L., Mitchell, C., Mayfield, R., Walsh, L., Guzzardi, W., Arroyo, L., Lilly, C., Burke, D., Yingling, S., Ford, L., Moeller, A., Currie, B., Stratton, J., Manley, N., Feigenholtz, S., Davis, W., Andrade, J.2017-03-27 / Introduced
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr.
HB0468 Provides that a person will only be subject to forfeit proceeds and property the person derived directly from the commission of the crime, proceeds and property directly traceable to proceeds and property derived directly from the commission of the crime, and instrumentalities the person used in the commission of the crime only if the person is convicted of violating a State law subject to forfeiture. Provides that there will be no civil asset forfeiture.N/ARiley, A., Skillicorn, A.2017-02-16 / Introduced
Tabled
HB0475 Puts a term limit initiative for State Reps and Senators on the 2018 general election ballot for no more than 2 consecutive terms.In House Executive CommitteeSkillicorn, A.2017-02-02 / Introduced
Assigned to Executive Committee
HB0492 Repeals FOID card requirement for firearm possession.N/ABennett, T., Long, J.2017-02-16 / Introduced
To Firearms and Firearm Safety Subcommittee
HB0503 STATE HOLIDAY-OBAMA BIRTHDAYN/AHarper, S., Flowers, M., Wallace, L., Sims, E., Welch, E., Hernandez, E., Greenwood, L., Mayfield, R., LaVia, L., Moylan, M., Ammons, C., Tabares, S., Slaughter, J., Riley, A., Mah, T., Zalewski, M., Soto, C., Martwick, R., Lilly, C., Conyears-Ervin, M.2017-03-24 / Introduced
Removed Co-Sponsor Rep. Anna Moeller
HB0504 Allows the denial or revoking of FOID card if applicant or individual is on the FBI Terrorist WatchlistIn House Judiciary - Criminal CommitteeMoylan, M., Lilly, C., Welch, E., Manley, N.2017-03-13 / Introduced
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Natalie A. Manley
HB0672 Removes language requiring employees who are not members of a representing labor organization to pay a proportionate share of the costs of the collective bargaining process, contract administration, and pursuing matters affecting wages, hours, and conditions of employment under a collective bargaining agreement.N/ASkillicorn, A.2017-02-23 / Introduced
To Workforce Reconciliation Subcommittee
HB0762 Changes the threshold at which a party must poll to be considered a political party, rather than a new political party, from 5% of the entire vote cast in the State in the general election for State and county officers then next preceding a primary to 2%. Includes the President of the United States in the definition of "state office" or "state officer" for certain purposes.N/ASkillicorn, A., Welter, D.2017-03-06 / Introduced
To Ballott Access Subcommittee
HB1817 ELEC CD-PETITION GENERATORN/AWheeler, K.2017-03-06 / Introduced
To Election Administration Subcommittee
HB2353 Legalizes marijuana for recreational use.In House Appropriations-Public Safety CommitteeCassidy, K., Welch, E., Feigenholtz, S., Currie, B., Mitchell, C., Martwick, R., LaVia, L.2017-03-28 / Introduced
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
HB2354 LETHAL ORDER OF PROTECTIONN/AWillis, K., Fine, L., Gabel, R., Evans, M., Sims, E., Slaughter, J., Drury, S., Harper, S., Wallace, L., Guzzardi, W., Mah, T., Andrade, J., Feigenholtz, S., Burke, D., Conroy, D., Williams, A., Cassidy, K., Burke, K., Davis, W., Moeller, A., Mitchell, C., Welch, E., Riley, A., Currie, B., Soto, C., Harris, G., Hernandez, E., Mussman, M., Lang, L., Lilly, C.2017-03-23 / Introduced
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
HB2602 CONCEALED CARRY LICENSE FEESN/ABeiser, D.2017-03-15 / Introduced
To Firearms and Firearm Safety Subcommittee
HB2854 ETHICS-GA MEMBER LOBBYINGIn House Executive CommitteeSommer, K.2017-02-22 / Introduced
Assigned to Executive Committee
HB3000 CONCEALED CARRY LICENSE FEESN/ASkillicorn, A.2017-03-15 / Introduced
To Firearms and Firearm Safety Subcommittee
HB3210 ABORTION LAW-UNDER 20 WEEKSN/ACostello, J., Bryant, T.2017-03-08 / Introduced
[Hearing: Mar 29 @ 8:00 am in Room 114]

To Informed Consent Subcommitee
HB3231 CONCEALED CARRY-PARKSN/APhillips, R.2017-03-15 / Introduced
To Firearms and Firearm Safety Subcommittee
HR0054 Calls for Article 5 Convention of States to amend the US Constitution to impose restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and limit the terms of office for its officials and for members of Congress.In House Executive CommitteeSkillicorn, A.2017-02-22 / Introduced
Assigned to Executive Committee
SB0002 Amends the Minimum Wage Law. Increases the minimum wage from $8.25 to $9.00 beginning July 1, 2017 and increases it by $0.50 each July 1 until July 1, 2021, at which point the minimum wage will be $11.00. Creates a credit against the withholding tax liability of employers with fewer than 50 employees, calculated based on the increase in the minimum wage.N/ALightford, K., Martinez, I., Hunter, M.2017-02-16 / Introduced
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading February 28, 2017
SB0007 GAMING-VARIOUSN/ALink, T., Syverson, D., Hunter, M., Trotter, D.2017-02-28 / Engrossed
Motion Filed to Reconsider Vote Sen. Terry Link
SB0009 Removed soda tax language. Increases state income taxes from 3.75% to 4.99%N/AHutchinson, T.2017-03-08 / Introduced
Senate Floor Amendment No. 3 Pursuant to Senate Rule 3-8(b-1), this Amendment will remain in the Committee of Assignments.
SB0050 Allows purchasing of weapon silencers. One exception is that silencers may not be used for concealed carryN/AHaine, W., Anderson, N.2017-03-17 / Introduced
Rule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As April 7, 2017
SB0063 Changes signature requirements for minor parties and independents to same as established political parties to place candidates on ballot.N/AMcCarter, K.2017-03-17 / Introduced
Rule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As April 7, 2017
SB0064 Prohibits the State and local governments from taking discriminatory action against a person if the person believes or acts under a religious belief or moral conviction that marriage is only between one man and one woman, or that sexual relations are properly reserved to such a marriage. Allows a person to assert a claim or defense under the Act in a judicial or administrative proceeding for damages, injunctive relief, declaratory relief, or other appropriate relief against the State or local government.N/AMcCarter, K., Anderson, N., Bivins, T., Righter, D.2017-03-17 / Introduced
Rule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As April 7, 2017
SB0077 In order to receive or continue receiving SNAP or TANF benefits, applciatins must pass drug screening.In Senate Assignments CommitteeMcCarter, K., Righter, D.2017-03-17 / Introduced
Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
SB0316 Legalizes marijuana for recreational use.N/ASteans, H., Hutchinson, T., Bush, M.2017-03-28 / Introduced
Added as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Melinda Bush
SB0780 ELEC CD-RANKED CHOICE VOTINGN/ABiss, D.2017-03-17 / Introduced
Rule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As April 7, 2017
SB1291 LETHAL ORDER OF PROTECTIONN/AMorrison, J., Collins, J., Silverstein, I., Harmon, D., Hutchinson, T., Raoul, K., Biss, D., Steans, H., Castro, C., Martinez, I., Link, T., Munoz, A., Vanpelt-Watkins, P.2017-03-17 / Introduced
Added as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Don Harmon

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