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Legislative Action Update

Bills in green we support, red oppose, blue are monitoring/watching closely. For more information contact our Legislative Director

Bill # Summary 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.2017-05-10 / Engrossed
Motion Filed to Reconsider Vote Sen. Don Harmon
HB0262 Amends the Minimum Wage Law. Increases the minimum wage to $15 per hour on October 1, 2017. Effective immediately.2017-03-31 / Introduced
Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
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.2017-04-28 / Introduced
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
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.2017-03-31 / Introduced
Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
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.2017-05-12 / Introduced
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Reginald Phillips
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.2017-03-31 / Introduced
Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
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.2017-04-28 / Introduced
Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
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.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.2017-03-31 / Introduced
Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
HB0492 Repeals FOID card requirement for firearm possession.2017-05-12 / Introduced
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Reginald Phillips
HB0503 STATE HOLIDAY-OBAMA BIRTHDAY2017-04-28 / Introduced
Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
HB0504 Allows the denial or revoking of FOID card if applicant or individual is on the FBI Terrorist Watchlist2017-03-31 / Introduced
Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
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.2017-03-31 / Introduced
Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
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.2017-03-31 / Introduced
Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
HB1817 ELEC CD-PETITION GENERATOR2017-03-31 / Introduced
Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
HB2353 Legalizes marijuana for recreational use.2017-04-04 / Introduced
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Ann M. Williams
HB2354 LETHAL ORDER OF PROTECTION2017-04-28 / Introduced
Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
HB2602 CONCEALED CARRY LICENSE FEES2017-03-31 / Introduced
Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
HB2854 ETHICS-GA MEMBER LOBBYING2017-03-31 / Introduced
Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
HB3000 CONCEALED CARRY LICENSE FEES2017-05-12 / Introduced
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Reginald Phillips
HB3210 ABORTION LAW-UNDER 20 WEEKS2017-03-31 / Introduced
Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
HB3231 CONCEALED CARRY-PARKS2017-03-31 / Introduced
Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
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.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.2017-03-29 / Introduced
Added as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
SB0007 GAMING-VARIOUS2017-05-31 / Engrossed
House Committee Amendment No. 2 Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
SB0009 Removed soda tax language. Increases state income taxes from 3.75% to 4.99%2017-05-31 / Engrossed
Final Action Deadline Extended-9(b) June 30, 2017
SB0050 Allows purchasing of weapon silencers. One exception is that silencers may not be used for concealed carry2017-05-19 / Introduced
Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
SB0063 Changes signature requirements for minor parties and independents to same as established political parties to place candidates on ballot.2017-05-05 / Introduced
Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
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.2017-05-05 / Introduced
Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
SB0077 In order to receive or continue receiving SNAP or TANF benefits, applciatins must pass drug screening.2017-03-17 / Introduced
Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
SB0316 Legalizes marijuana for recreational use.2017-04-28 / Introduced
Rule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2017
SB0780 ELEC CD-RANKED CHOICE VOTING2017-05-05 / Introduced
Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
SB1291 LETHAL ORDER OF PROTECTION2017-05-05 / Introduced
Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
SB1657 Makes it harder and more expensive for gun ranges and stores to become licensed. Creates a 5 person Gun Licensing Review Board.2017-05-31 / Engrossed
Final Action Deadline Extended-9(b) June 30, 2017
SB1933 ELEC-AUTO VOTER REGISTRATION2017-05-31 / Enrolled
Passed Both Houses

Could Illinois use the Liberty Advantage?

Illinois has the largest pension liability, the worst credit rating, and the most units of government in all the 50 states.

The state’s foreclosure and unemployment rates are consistently among the worst in the nation.

Meanwhile, establishment politicians make time to control your life, banning incandescent light bulbs and worrying about e-cigarettes and big gulps.

It’s time for a change in Illinois politics.

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