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 Bill Status of HB4999  99th General Assembly


Short Description:  WORK PRIVACY SOCIAL MEDIA

House Sponsors
Rep. Will Guzzardi, Silvana Tabares, Sonya M. Harper and Litesa E. Wallace

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Michael Connelly - Jacqueline Y. Collins)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  7/22/2016HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 99-0610

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


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Right to Privacy in the Workplace Act. Makes it unlawful for an employer or prospective employer to request or require an employee or applicant to authenticate or access a personal online account in the presence of the employer, to request or require that an employee or applicant invite the employer to join a group affiliated with any personal online account of the employee or applicant, or join an online account established by the employer. Prohibits retaliation against an employee or applicant. Defines terms.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Adds reference to:
725 ILCS 168/5

Replaces everything after the enacting clause with provisions substantially similar to the introduced bill. Amends the Right to Privacy in the Workplace Act. Makes it unlawful for an employer or prospective employer to request or require an employee or applicant to authenticate or access a personal online account in the presence of the employer, to request or require that an employee or applicant invite the employer to join a group affiliated with any personal online account of the employee or applicant, or join an online account established by the employer. Prohibits retaliation against an employee or applicant. Provides that when an employer pays for or provides additional features to an employee's personal online account and the employee uses only those features for business purposes, the rest of the account shall be considered a personal online account. Removes the employee's profile on a social networking website from the scope of the Act. Amends the Freedom from Location Surveillance Act to make a complementary cross reference change.

House Floor Amendment No. 2
Changes the definition of "personal online account" by deleting an exception for an account for which an employer pays for additional features or enhancements to an employee's personal online account and the employee uses those features or enhancements for a business purpose. In language providing that certain provisions of the bill do not prohibit or restrict an employer from complying with a duty to screen employees or applicants before hiring or monitoring or retaining employee communications under specified laws if the password, account information, or access sought by the employer relates only to an online account that is supplied or paid for by an employer, deletes language relating to an exception for an account for which an employer pays for additional features or enhancements to an employee's personal online account.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/8/2016HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Will Guzzardi
  2/8/2016HouseFirst Reading
  2/8/2016HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/23/2016HouseAssigned to Judiciary - Civil Committee
  3/2/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Silvana Tabares
  3/28/2016HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Will Guzzardi
  3/28/2016HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/4/2016HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Judiciary - Civil Committee
  4/6/2016HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Judiciary - Civil Committee; by Voice Vote
  4/6/2016HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Judiciary - Civil Committee; 011-000-000
  4/7/2016HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/14/2016HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Will Guzzardi
  4/14/2016HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/15/2016HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Rules Refers to Judiciary - Civil Committee
  4/15/2016HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/15/2016HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/21/2016HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommends Be Adopted Judiciary - Civil Committee; 009-000-000
  4/21/2016HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted
  4/21/2016HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/22/2016HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 105-000-001
  4/22/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sonya M. Harper
  4/22/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Litesa E. Wallace
  4/25/2016SenateArrive in Senate
  4/25/2016SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading May 4, 2016
  4/27/2016SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Michael Connelly
  4/28/2016SenateFirst Reading
  4/28/2016SenateReferred to Assignments
  5/3/2016SenateAssigned to Executive
  5/4/2016SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  5/12/2016SenateDo Pass Executive; 013-000-000
  5/12/2016SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 17, 2016
  5/17/2016SenateSecond Reading
  5/17/2016SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 18, 2016
  5/24/2016SenateThird Reading - Passed; 056-000-000
  5/24/2016HousePassed Both Houses
  6/22/2016HouseSent to the Governor
  7/22/2016HouseGovernor Approved
  7/22/2016HouseEffective Date January 1, 2017
  7/22/2016HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 99-0610

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