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 Bill Status of SB0098  97th General Assembly


Short Description:  ELECTIONS-VETERANS HOMES

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Christine Radogno - Pamela J. Althoff - Gary Forby - M. Maggie Crotty and Martin A. Sandoval

House Sponsors
(Rep. Chris Nybo - Karen A. Yarbrough - Rita Mayfield - Arthur Turner - Chad Hays, Kay Hatcher, Sandra M. Pihos, Derrick Smith, Jack D. Franks, Keith Farnham, Linda Chapa LaVia, Carol A. Sente, Greg Harris, David Harris and Camille Y. Lilly)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/8/2011SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 97-0275

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
10 ILCS 5/19-12.1from Ch. 46, par. 19-12.1
10 ILCS 5/19-12.2from Ch. 46, par. 19-12.2


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Election Code. Extends the "incapacitated voter" provisions to residents of State-operated and federally-operated veterans' homes, hospitals, and facilities located in Illinois in order to qualify for absentee ballots in multiple elections and to require that absentee voting be conducted at the homes, hospitals, and facilities.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Removes references to State-operated veterans' homes, hospitals, and facilities. Defines "federally-operated veterans' home, hospital, or facility" as the long-term care facilities at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, Illiana Health Care System, Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, Marion VA Medical Center, and Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center. Removes a requirement from the introduced bill that the Department of Veterans' Affairs shall certify to the State Board of Elections a list of the State-operated and federally-operated veterans' homes, hospitals, and facilities located in Illinois.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/27/2011SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Christine Radogno
  1/27/2011SenateFirst Reading
  1/27/2011SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/9/2011SenateAssigned to Executive
  2/16/2011SenateTo Executive Subcommittee on Election Law
  2/22/2011SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Pamela J. Althoff
  3/9/2011SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Christine Radogno
  3/9/2011SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/14/2011SenateReported Back To Executive; 003-000-000
  3/14/2011SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Executive
  3/16/2011SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  3/17/2011SenateDo Pass as Amended Executive; 012-000-000
  3/17/2011SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 17, 2011
  4/11/2011SenateSecond Reading
  4/11/2011SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 12, 2011
  4/15/2011SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Gary Forby
  4/15/2011SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. M. Maggie Crotty
  4/15/2011SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Martin A. Sandoval
  4/15/2011SenateThird Reading - Passed; 056-000-000
  4/15/2011HouseArrived in House
  4/15/2011HousePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/15/2011HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Chris Nybo
  4/15/2011HouseFirst Reading
  4/15/2011HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/25/2011HouseAssigned to Elections & Campaign Reform Committee
  5/3/2011HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Elections & Campaign Reform Committee; 006-000-000
  5/4/2011HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/10/2011HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/10/2011HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/10/2011HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Karen A. Yarbrough
  5/10/2011HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
  5/10/2011HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Arthur Turner
  5/10/2011HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Chad Hays
  5/11/2011HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 114-000-000
  5/11/2011SenatePassed Both Houses
  5/11/2011HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Kay Hatcher
  5/11/2011HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Sandra M. Pihos
  5/11/2011HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Derrick Smith
  5/11/2011HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Jack D. Franks
  5/11/2011HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Keith Farnham
  5/11/2011HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  5/11/2011HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol A. Sente
  5/11/2011HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Greg Harris
  5/11/2011HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. David Harris
  5/11/2011HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  6/9/2011SenateSent to the Governor
  8/8/2011SenateGovernor Approved
  8/8/2011SenateEffective Date January 1, 2012
  8/8/2011SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 97-0275

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