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 Bill Status of HB2351  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  WAGE LIEN ACT

House Sponsors
Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie - Elizabeth Hernandez - Silvana Tabares - Marcus C. Evans, Jr. - Elgie R. Sims, Jr., Robyn Gabel, William Davis, Will Guzzardi, Carol Ammons, Litesa E. Wallace, Jaime M. Andrade, Jr., Cynthia Soto, Gregory Harris, Theresa Mah, Camille Y. Lilly, Rita Mayfield, Daniel J. Burke and Lou Lang

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  4/28/2017HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Wage Lien Act. Provides that a lien exists on an employer's property for the amount of unpaid wages owed to an employee. Defines terms and includes provisions concerning creation of the lien; exemptions; notice; limitations; recording of the lien; enforcement; other claims on the employer's property; successor obligations; and construction.

 Fiscal Note (Dept. of Revenue)
 The Department of Revenue currently lacks expertise in the filing and enforcement of liens. With passage of this bill, the Department will need to add up to three fulltime staff to devise and implement new lien procedures, research, file, and process the liens. Also, two additional attorneys preferably with lien recovery experience are needed to review for enforcement sufficiency and to represent the Department at hearing. Additionally, two administrative law judges with lien recovery and or Uniform Commercial Code expertise would also be needed to handle the increase in administrative hearings. Administrative costs include postage, filing fees, office supplies and new employee IT equipment and licensing. Currently, according to the Cook County Recorder of Deeds, recording costs for liens range from $25.00 to $32.00. It is estimated that if the Department had this additional staff the number of liens that it theoretically could record would be around 1,000 to 1,500 per year. Fiscal Impact = $1,038,336 (7 Headcount - $972,336; Administrative Costs - $66,000).

 State Mandates Fiscal Note (Dept. of Commerce & Economic Opportunity)
 This bill does not create a State mandate.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/2/2017HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  2/3/2017HouseFirst Reading
  2/3/2017HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/14/2017HouseAssigned to Labor & Commerce Committee
  2/23/2017HouseDo Pass / Standard Debate Labor & Commerce Committee; 016-012-000
  2/24/2017HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Standard Debate
  2/24/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  2/24/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Silvana Tabares
  3/7/2017HouseFiscal Note Requested by Rep. Tom Demmer
  3/7/2017HouseState Mandates Fiscal Note Requested by Rep. Tom Demmer
  3/15/2017HouseFiscal Note Filed
  3/15/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
  3/15/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
  3/15/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
  3/15/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
  3/15/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
  3/15/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
  3/15/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Litesa E. Wallace
  3/15/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr.
  3/15/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Cynthia Soto
  4/5/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Gregory Harris
  4/5/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Theresa Mah
  4/11/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  4/11/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
  4/11/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel J. Burke
  4/11/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lou Lang
  4/25/2017HouseState Mandates Fiscal Note Filed
  4/26/2017HouseSecond Reading - Standard Debate
  4/26/2017HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Standard Debate
  4/28/2017HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

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