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 Bill Status of SB1826  98th General Assembly


Short Description:  PROFESSIONS - E SIGNATURE

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Emil Jones, III - Ira I. Silverstein and Heather A. Steans

House Sponsors
(Rep. Robert Rita - Anthony DeLuca - Mike Fortner - Michael W. Tryon - Jeanne M Ives)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/9/2013SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 98-0289

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
5 ILCS 175/5-120
225 ILCS 305/14from Ch. 111, par. 1314
225 ILCS 325/14from Ch. 111, par. 5214
225 ILCS 330/15from Ch. 111, par. 3265
225 ILCS 340/12from Ch. 111, par. 6612


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Electronic Commerce Security Act. Provides that a municipality may, in the course of exercising any permitting, licensing, or other regulatory function, accept documents with an electronic signature. Makes changes concerning the seal, date, and signature on technical submissions in the Illinois Architecture Practice Act of 1989, the Professional Engineering Practice Act of 1989, the Illinois Professional Land Surveyor Act of 1989, and the Structural Engineering Practice Act of 1989. Provides that when specified professionals have technical submissions that are prepared utilizing a computer or other electronic means, the seal, signature, current date, and date of license expiration may be generated by the computer. Effective immediately.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
225 ILCS 340/12

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Electronic Commerce Security Act. Provides that in the course of exercising any permitting, licensing, or other regulatory function, a municipality may accept, but shall not require, documents with an electronic signature, including, but not limited to, the technical submissions of a design professional with an electronic signature. Amends the Illinois Architecture Practice Act of 1989, the Professional Engineering Practice Act of 1989, and the Illinois Professional Land Surveyor Act of 1989. In provisions concerning seals, provides that licensees may provide, at their sole discretion, an original signature in the licensee's handwriting, a scanned copy of the document bearing an original signature, or a signature generated by a computer. Removes prohibition on signatures generated by computer. Further amends the Illinois Professional Land Surveyor Act of 1989. Provides that it is unlawful to affix one's seal to documents if it masks the true identity of the person who actually exercised direction, control, and supervision of the preparation of that work.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/15/2013SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Emil Jones, III
  2/15/2013SenateFirst Reading
  2/15/2013SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/27/2013SenateAssigned to Judiciary
  3/5/2013SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Heather A. Steans
  3/5/2013SenatePostponed - Judiciary
  3/12/2013SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Ira I. Silverstein
  3/12/2013SenatePostponed - Judiciary
  3/15/2013SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Emil Jones, III
  3/15/2013SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/19/2013SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Judiciary
  3/19/2013SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  3/19/2013SenateDo Pass as Amended Judiciary; 008-000-000
  3/19/2013SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 20, 2013
  3/21/2013SenateSecond Reading
  3/21/2013SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 10, 2013
  4/12/2013SenateThird Reading - Passed; 051-000-000
  4/12/2013HouseArrived in House
  4/12/2013HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Robert Rita
  4/12/2013HouseFirst Reading
  4/12/2013HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/24/2013HouseAssigned to Cities & Villages Committee
  5/7/2013HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Cities & Villages Committee; 015-000-000
  5/8/2013HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/9/2013HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/9/2013HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/9/2013HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Anthony DeLuca
  5/9/2013HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Fortner
  5/9/2013HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael W. Tryon
  5/9/2013HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jeanne M Ives
  5/15/2013HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 114-001-000
  5/15/2013SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/13/2013SenateSent to the Governor
  8/9/2013SenateGovernor Approved
  8/9/2013SenateEffective Date January 1, 2014
  8/9/2013SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 98-0289

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