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 Bill Status of HB2771  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  HEALTHY WORKPLACE ACT

House Sponsors
Rep. Christian L. Mitchell - Camille Y. Lilly - LaToya Greenwood - Elizabeth Hernandez - Mary E. Flowers, Barbara Flynn Currie, Silvana Tabares, Robyn Gabel, Gregory Harris, Sonya M. Harper, Carol Ammons, Cynthia Soto, Daniel J. Burke, Kathleen Willis, Stephanie A. Kifowit, Emanuel Chris Welch, Martin J. Moylan, Robert Martwick, Kelly M. Cassidy, Litesa E. Wallace, Ann M. Williams, Melissa Conyears-Ervin, Lou Lang, Natalie A. Manley, Elgie R. Sims, Jr., Luis Arroyo, Theresa Mah, William Davis, Jaime M. Andrade, Jr., Anna Moeller, Jay Hoffman, Justin Slaughter, Arthur Turner, Michael Halpin, Linda Chapa LaVia, Frances Ann Hurley, Juliana Stratton, Daniel V. Beiser, Sam Yingling, Laura Fine, Sara Feigenholtz, Michelle Mussman, Deb Conroy, Jehan Gordon-Booth, Marcus C. Evans, Jr. and Al Riley

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Toi W. Hutchinson - Iris Y. Martinez - Daniel Biss - Mattie Hunter - Kimberly A. Lightford, Ira I. Silverstein, Terry Link, Heather A. Steans, David Koehler, Melinda Bush, Donne E. Trotter, Emil Jones, III, Don Harmon, Patricia Van Pelt, Jacqueline Y. Collins, Martin A. Sandoval, Antonio Muņoz, Omar Aquino, Thomas Cullerton and Cristina Castro)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  5/17/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 18, 2017

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
30 ILCS 105/5.878 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Healthy Workplace Act and amends the State Finance Act. Requires employers to provide specified paid sick days to employees. Sets forth the purposes for and manner in which the sick days may be used. Contains provisions regarding employer responsibilities, unlawful employer practices, and other matters. Provides that the Department of Labor shall administer the Act. Authorizes the imposition of civil penalties. Authorizes individuals to file civil actions with respect to violations. Creates the Healthy Workplace Fund as a special fund in the State treasury. Effective immediately.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause with provisions similar to the introduced bill, with the following changes. Provides an exemption for the construction industry. Excludes school districts, park districts, and certain City of Chicago sister agencies. Provides for a minimum of 5 sick days rather than a maximum of 7 sick days per year. Changes the accrual rate and minimum usage. Provides that an employee may earn sick days 180, rather than 120, days after beginning employment. Effective immediately.

 Fiscal Note, House Committee Amendment No. 1 (Dept. of Labor)
 The Department currently employs 6 wage claim specialists and 2 clerical staff to process and administer wage claims under the Wage Payment and Collection Act. This legislation would require, the Department to add at least 4 full time staff members to process, answer phone calls and emails, and investigate additional claims. Also, at least one additional attorney position to review the additional claims for legal sufficiency and to ensure that the proper responsible parties are named. In addition, two administrative law judges would also be needed to handle the increase in the number of administrative hearings as a result of the additional claims. There are other administrative costs, including postage, office supplies and new employee IT equipment and licensing. Fiscal Impact = $843,000 (7 Headcount = $785,000; Administrative Costs = $58,000).

 Balanced Budget Note, House Committee Amendment No. 1 (Office of Management and Budget)
 The Balanced Budget Note Act does not apply to this bill as it is not a supplemental appropriation that increases or decreases appropriations. Under the Act, a balanced budget note must be prepared only for bills that change a general funds appropriation for the fiscal year in which the new bill is enacted.

 Housing Affordability Impact Note, House Committee Amendment No. 1 (Housing Development Authority)
 This bill will have no effect on the cost of constructing, purchasing, owning, or selling a single-family residence.

 Pension Note, House Committee Amendment No. 1 (Government Forecasting & Accountability)
 This legislation will not impact any public pension fund or retirement system in Illinois.

 Judicial Note, House Committee Amendment No. 1 (Admin Office of the Illinois Courts)
 This legislation would neither increase nor decrease the number of judges needed in the State.

 State Debt Impact Note, House Committee Amendment No. 1 (Government Forecasting & Accountability)
 This legislation would not change the amount of authorization for any type of State-issued or State-supported bond, and, therefore, would not affect the level of State indebtedness.

 Correctional Note, House Committee Amendment No. 1 (Dept of Corrections)
 This legislation has no fiscal or population impact on the Department of Corrections.

 State Mandates Fiscal Note, House Committee Amendment No. 1 (Dept. of Commerce & Economic Opportunity)
 This bill does not create a State mandate.

 Home Rule Note, House Committee Amendment No. 1 (Dept. of Commerce & Economic Opportunity)
 This bill does not pre-empt home rule authority.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Specifically identifies entities included within the scope of the term "employer". Excludes certain railroad employees. Provides that a healthcare provider includes persons determined under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, as of the effective date of this Act, to be a healthcare provider. Provides that an employer does not have to allow use more than 40 hours of paid sick time, rather than 5 paid sick days, annually.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/8/2017HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Christian L. Mitchell
  2/8/2017HouseFirst Reading
  2/8/2017HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/9/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  2/9/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. LaToya Greenwood
  2/10/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  2/15/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Silvana Tabares
  2/15/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  2/15/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
  2/16/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Gregory Harris
  2/16/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sonya M. Harper
  2/16/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
  2/16/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Cynthia Soto
  2/16/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel J. Burke
  2/21/2017HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  2/22/2017HouseAssigned to Economic Opportunity Committee
  2/22/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kathleen Willis
  2/22/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
  2/23/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  2/23/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Martin J. Moylan
  2/23/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert Martwick
  2/23/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  2/23/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Litesa E. Wallace
  2/23/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Ann M. Williams
  2/23/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Melissa Conyears-Ervin
  2/23/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lou Lang
  2/23/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Natalie A. Manley
  2/23/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
  2/23/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Luis Arroyo
  2/23/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Theresa Mah
  2/23/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
  2/23/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr.
  2/23/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Anna Moeller
  2/23/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jay Hoffman
  3/9/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Justin Slaughter
  3/9/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Arthur Turner
  3/9/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael Halpin
  3/9/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  3/14/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Frances Ann Hurley
  3/15/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Juliana Stratton
  3/24/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Christian L. Mitchell
  3/24/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/27/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Economic Opportunity Committee
  3/28/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel V. Beiser
  3/28/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Economic Opportunity Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/28/2017HouseDo Pass as Amended / Standard Debate Economic Opportunity Committee; 007-005-000
  3/29/2017HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Standard Debate
  3/29/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Fiscal Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Tom Demmer
  3/29/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 State Mandates Fiscal Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Tom Demmer
  3/30/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sam Yingling
  4/5/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Laura Fine
  4/6/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Fiscal Note Filed as Amended
  4/6/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
  4/12/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Balanced Budget Note Filed as Amended
  4/12/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Housing Affordability Impact Note Filed as Amended
  4/12/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Pension Note Filed as Amended
  4/13/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Judicial Note Filed as Amended
  4/13/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 State Debt Impact Note Filed as Amended
  4/13/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Correctional Note Filed as Amended
  4/25/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 State Mandates Fiscal Note Filed as Amended
  4/25/2017HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Home Rule Note Filed as Amended
  4/26/2017HouseSecond Reading - Standard Debate
  4/26/2017HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Standard Debate
  4/27/2017HouseThird Reading - Standard Debate - Passed 066-051-000
  4/27/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michelle Mussman
  4/27/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Deb Conroy
  4/27/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth
  4/27/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
  5/1/2017HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Al Riley
  5/2/2017SenateArrive in Senate
  5/2/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  5/2/2017SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Toi W. Hutchinson
  5/2/2017SenateFirst Reading
  5/2/2017SenateReferred to Assignments
  5/2/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
  5/2/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Daniel Biss
  5/2/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Ira I. Silverstein
  5/3/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Terry Link
  5/3/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Heather A. Steans
  5/3/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. David Koehler
  5/3/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Melinda Bush
  5/3/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  5/3/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Donne E. Trotter
  5/3/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Emil Jones, III
  5/3/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  5/3/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Don Harmon
  5/4/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Patricia Van Pelt
  5/4/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  5/5/2017SenateAssigned to Labor
  5/5/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Toi W. Hutchinson
  5/5/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  5/9/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Labor
  5/12/2017SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As May 19, 2017
  5/16/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Martin A. Sandoval
  5/16/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Antonio Muņoz
  5/17/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  5/17/2017SenateDo Pass as Amended Labor; 010-005-000
  5/17/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 18, 2017
  5/18/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Omar Aquino
  5/18/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Thomas Cullerton
  5/22/2017SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina Castro
  5/23/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Toi W. Hutchinson
  5/23/2017SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments

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