Senator Steans

May 22, 2017

Dear Friends,

 

With just a week and a half left of the legislative session, many bills will be amended for a final time this week. Please find a list below of legislation that will be considered in committee this week.

 

All Senate bills will need to be considered and approved by the House to be sent to the governor’s desk. If a House bill is amended in the Senate, the House will have to approve those changes before the bill goes before the governor.

 

As always, please do not hesitate to contact my office at 773-769-1717 or reach out online with any questions or concerns.

 

Sincerely,
Heather Steans
Senator Heather A. Steans
7th District – Illinois

 

 

Noteworthy legislation in committee this week

 

Criminal Law Issues

• Assault weapons - SB 556 increases the penalties for possession of an assault weapon and possession of a machine gun. (Munoz)

• Suppressors – SB 50 allows individuals to use suppressors while hunting. (Haine)

• Protecting children - HB 786 prevents a park district from knowingly using volunteers who are child sex offenders. Park districts will have to terminate volunteers who are child sex offenders. (Martinez)

• Name change – HB 2723 allows an individual charged with certain crimes to petition to change their name. (Hutchinson)

 

Consumer and Government Reform Issues

• Landlord transparency - HB 3001 puts regulations in place to promote transparency when landlords deduct fines and penalties from renters. (Hastings)

• State grants – HB 682 requires the state comptroller to publish a searchable online database detailing state grants appropriated to specific public entities, such as local governments and non-profits. (Manar)

 

Education Issues

• Criminal history – HB 3142 prohibits public colleges and universities from considering an applicant’s criminal history during the admission process except as required by federal law or state law regarding med school applicants. After admission, a college may make criminal history for purposes of offering counseling. (McGuire)

• Online student protection - SB 444 establishes the Student Online Personal Protection Act and implements restrictions on the operator of an Internet website or online service from engaging in practices such as using information about a student for something other than the furtherance of K-12 school purposes or selling student’s information. (Clayborne)

 

Environmental Issues

• Recycling – HB 3922 creates the Task Force on Recycling Strategies to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions to review the status of municipal efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. (Harmon)

 

Human Rights Issues

• Human rights consolidation - SR 523 disapproves of the governor’s executive order consolidating the Department of Human Rights with the Human Rights Commission. (Steans)

 

Human Services and Public Health Issues

• Community Care Program - SB 399 codifies current eligibility criteria for the Community Care Program and restricts the Department on Aging from creating the Community Reinvestment Program or requiring copays. (Biss)

• Long-term care agreements - HB 238 prohibits a long-term care facility from entering into pre-dispute agreements with residents and consumers. (Aquino)

• Medical cannabis – SB 1707 requires that anyone providing services to a medical cannabis cultivation center must be a Certified Medical Cannabis Cultivation Center Agent. (Raoul)

 

Committee Schedule for May 22

 

• Senate Executive Appointments Committee
2 p.m., Room 212
To see submitted witness slips for this committee and submit your own, click here.

• Senate Executive Committee
2:30 p.m., Room 212
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• Senate Judiciary Committee
4 p.m., Room 400
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• Senate Human Services Committee
4 p.m., Room 400
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• Senate Transportation Committee
5 p.m., Room 212
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Committee Schedule for May 23

 

• Joint Senate Appropriations I and II Committee subject matter hearing on testimony on state leasing and procurement for the following agencies: CMS, IDOC, DHS, IDOT, IEPA
8:30 a.m., Room 212

• Senate Public Health Committee
10 a.m., Room 400
To see submitted witness slips for this committee and submit your own, click here.

• Senate Education Committee
10 a.m., Room 212
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• Senate Revenue Committee
11 a.m., Room 212
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• Senate Government Reform Committee
3 p.m., Room 400
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• Senate Environment and Conservation Committee
4 p.m., Room 409
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• Senate Criminal Law Committee
5 p.m., Room 400
To see submitted witness slips for this committee and submit your own, click here.

 

Committee Schedule for May 24

 

• Senate Agriculture Committee
9 a.m., Room 409
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• Senate Executive Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform
2:30 p.m., Room 212
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• Senate State Government Committee
2:30 p.m., Room 409
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• Senate Executive Committee
3 p.m., Room 212
To see submitted witness slips for this committee and submit your own, click here.

 

 

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