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 Bill Status of HB1047  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  EMPLOYEE PRIVACY-PERSONAL ACCT

House Sponsors
Rep. Jim Durkin - Jack D. Franks - Ron Sandack - Dwight Kay - Barbara Wheeler, Jeanne M Ives and Ann Williams

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Michael Connelly )

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  12/3/2014HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
820 ILCS 55/10from Ch. 48, par. 2860


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends provisions of the Right to Privacy in the Workplace Act prohibiting certain inquiries by an employer. Deletes language in those provisions regarding an employee's social networking website account information. Provides that: an employer may not request or require an employee or prospective employee to provide a user name, password, or other means to gain access to the employee's or prospective employee's personal online account; an employer may request or require an employee to disclose any user name, password, or other means for accessing an electronic communications device supplied or paid for in whole or in part by the employer or accounts or services provided by the employer or by virtue of the employee's employment relationship with the employer or that the employee uses for business purposes; an employer may not discharge, discipline, or otherwise penalize or threaten to discharge, discipline, or otherwise penalize an employee solely for an employee's refusal to disclose specified information, fail or refuse to hire any prospective employee as a result of the prospective employee's refusal to disclose specified information, or be held liable for failure to request or require that an employee or prospective employee disclose specified information; those provisions do not prevent an employer from conducting certain investigations; the provisions do not limit an employer's right to have specified workplace policies and monitor usage of the employer's electronic equipment and electronic mail under specified circumstances; and those provisions do not prohibit an employer from obtaining information about a prospective employee or an employee that is in the public domain or that is otherwise obtained in compliance with the provisions. Effective immediately.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Replaces the bill with provisions similar to the introduced bill. Adds provisions relating to means of authentication for access to an account. Provides additional authority to employers for the conducting of investigations. Defines terms. Effective immediately.

House Floor Amendment No. 2
Replaces everything after the enacting clause with provisions similar to those contained in House Amendment No. 1. Changes references to "online account" to "internet account". Provides that an employer may not take adverse action against an employee who refuses to disclose certain information relating to access to the employee's personal internet account. Expands an employer's authority to investigate activity in an employee's personal internet account. Changes definitions. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/30/2013HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Jim Durkin
  1/30/2013HouseFirst Reading
  1/30/2013HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/13/2013HouseAssigned to Judiciary
  3/7/2013HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Jim Durkin
  3/7/2013HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/11/2013HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Judiciary
  3/13/2013HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Judiciary; by Voice Vote
  3/13/2013HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Judiciary; 012-001-000
  3/13/2013HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/10/2013HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/10/2013HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/10/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jeanne M Ives
  4/12/2013HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Jim Durkin
  4/12/2013HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/15/2013HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
  4/18/2013HouseRecalled to Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/18/2013HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted
  4/18/2013HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/18/2013HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jack D. Franks
  4/18/2013HouseChief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Jack D. Franks
  4/18/2013HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Ron Sandack
  4/18/2013HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Dwight Kay
  4/18/2013HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Wheeler
  4/19/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Ann Williams
  4/19/2013HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 069-035-002
  4/19/2013SenateArrive in Senate
  4/19/2013SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading April 23, 2013
  4/23/2013SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Michael Connelly
  4/24/2013SenateFirst Reading
  4/24/2013SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/30/2013SenateAssigned to Executive
  5/1/2013SenateTo Subcommittee on Special Issues (EX)
  5/10/2013SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As May 31, 2013
  8/9/2013SenatePursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b) / Referred to Assignments
  12/3/2014HouseSession Sine Die

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