Senate Amendments Filed between 1/9/2017 and 1/9/2017
HB 5907 (SFA 0001)
  Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends Public Act 99-906 to add an immediate effective date to certain Sections. Effective immediately.
SB 0017 (SFA 0001)
  Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the General Assembly, State Universities, Downstate Teacher, and Chicago Teacher Articles of the Illinois Pension Code. Requires active Tier 1 employees to elect either: (i) to have their automatic annual increases in retirement annuity delayed and reduced, or (ii) to maintain their current benefit package with additional limitations on pensionable salary. Specifies that a Tier 1 employee who has elected item (i) is entitled to have future increases in income treated as pensionable income, have his or her contributions reduced to a specified rate, and receive a consideration payment of 10% of his or her contributions that were made prior to the election. Specifies that a Tier 1 employee who has elected item (ii) is not eligible to have any future increases in income treated as pensionable income. Provides that beginning in State fiscal year 2018, the State contribution shall be determined as a level percentage of total payroll, including payroll that is not deemed pensionable (instead of a level percentage of payroll). Provides that beginning in State fiscal year 2018, any increase or decrease in State contribution over the prior fiscal year due exclusively to changes in actuarial or investment assumptions adopted by the Board shall be included in the State contribution to the System, as a percentage of the applicable employee payroll, and shall be increased in equal annual increments so that by the State fiscal year occurring 5 years after the adoption of the actuarial or investment assumptions, the State is contributing at the rate otherwise required. Requires recalculation and recertification of required State pension contributions for fiscal year 2018 and fiscal year 2019. For fiscal year 2019, reduces those contributions: (1) to reflect reduced liabilities due to the elections; and then (2) by the amount of the consideration payments made. In the Chicago Teacher Article, provides that the Fund shall timely make the consideration payments and requires recertification of the Board of Education's contribution to reflect reduced liabilities due to the elections. Requires the General Assembly, State Universities, and Downstate Teacher Retirement Systems to establish defined contribution plans for eligible Tier 1 employees. In provisions of the State Universities and Downstate Teacher Articles that require employers to pay to the System the present value of a portion of the benefits derived from certain increases in earnings over 6%, changes the 6% threshold to the percentage increase in the consumer price index for the calendar year and provides that if the amount of a participant's earnings exceeds the amount of the salary set for the Governor, the participant's employer shall pay an additional contribution to the System. Restricts participation in the General Assembly Retirement System to persons who became participants before the effective date of the amendatory Act. Makes other changes. Amends the State Pension Funds Continuing Appropriation Act to provide a continuing appropriation to the State Comptroller for the amounts of the consideration payments, as certified by each retirement system or pension fund. Amends various Acts concerning public universities, community colleges, schools, and certain State agencies to make related and conforming changes. Amends the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act and the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act. Provides that the changes made to the State Universities, Downstate Teacher, and Chicago Teacher Articles of the Illinois Pension Code by the amendatory Act are prohibited subjects of bargaining and are not subject to interest arbitration or any award issued pursuant to interest arbitration. Exempts certain existing agreements. Makes conforming changes. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement. Includes severability and inseverability provisions. Effective immediately.
SB 0263 (SFA 0001)
  Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Minimum Wage Law. Increases the minimum wage from $8.25 to $9.00 beginning July 1, 2017 and increases it by $0.50 each July 1 until July 1, 2021, at which point the minimum wage will be $11.00. Preempts home rule powers, except that the limitation on home rule powers does not apply to a specified ordinance adopted by the City Council of City of Chicago. Amends the Illinois Income Tax Act. Creates a credit against the withholding tax liability of employers with fewer than 50 employees, calculated based on the increase in the minimum wage. Effective immediately.
SB 0263 (SFA 0002)
  Provides that, subject to certain conditions, the home rule preemption does not apply to Ordinance No. 16-5768, adopted by the Cook County Board of Commissioners on October 26, 2016.
SB 0284 (SFA 0001)
  Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the General Obligation Bond Act. Authorizes the issuance of an additional $7,000,000,000 in State General Obligation Restructuring Bonds. Provides that the proceeds from that bond sale shall be used for purpose of paying vouchers incurred by the State prior to July 1, 2017. Effective immediately.
SB 0305 (SFA 0001)
  Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Creates the Chicago Casino Development Authority Act. Provides for the creation of the Chicago Casino Development Authority, whose duties include promotion and maintenance of a casino. Amends the Illinois Horse Racing Act of 1975 and the Riverboat Gambling Act to authorize electronic gaming at race tracks (and makes conforming changes in various Acts). Further amends the Illinois Horse Racing Act of 1975. Makes various changes concerning Board members. Indefinitely extends the authorization for advance deposit wagering. Contains provisions concerning testing of horses at county fairs and standardbred horses. Further amends the Riverboat Gambling Act. Changes the short title to the Illinois Gambling Act and changes corresponding references to the Act. Adds additional owners licenses, one of which authorizes the conduct of casino gambling in the City of Chicago. Makes changes in provisions concerning the admission tax and privilege tax. Makes other changes. Contains a severability provision. Effective immediately.
SB 0390 (SFA 0001)
  Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Local Government Reduction and Efficiency Division of the Counties Code. Provides that the Division applies to all counties (currently, only applies to DuPage, Lake, and McHenry Counties). Excludes community mental health boards and boards established under the County Care for Persons with Developmental Disabilities Act from the definition of "unit of local government". Provides how the status and rights of employees, including those represented by an exclusive bargaining representatives, are affected by the dissolution of a unit of local government under the Division. Provides for the assumption of obligations of the dissolving unit of local government by the entity absorbing the dissolving unit as they relate to representation rights and collective bargaining agreements. Amends the Township Code. Removes a restriction limiting townships to 126 square miles. Provides that a county may (currently, is required to) restructure from a county board into a commission form of government after discontinuing township organization. Provides for the consolidation of 2 or more townships which share a boundary, the merging of one township into 2 other townships, and the dissolution of all townships (currently, only allowed in specified townships) within a coterminous, or substantially coterminous, municipality. Makes other conforming changes. Amends the Election Code. Provides that referenda submitted under specified Articles of the Township Code regarding consolidation, merger, and discontinuance of townships may be submitted for a vote at an election regardless of the number of other referenda on the ballot. Specifies procedures for township consolidation, merger, and discontinuance referenda. Amends the Illinois Drainage Code. Provides that counties with a population of more than 500,000 and less than 3,000,000 may, by resolution, dissolve drainage districts wholly within their borders if the county board appoints the drainage commissioners. Provides that a county may also dissolve a drainage district only partially within its borders if the county appoints a majority of commissioners to the district board and the other counties which contain a portion of the district consent. Amends the Illinois Highway Code. Provides that a township road district, with roads of less than a total of 15 miles in length, may be abolished by public referendum.
SB 0393 (SFA 0001)
  Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Illinois Municipal Code. Provides that a home rule municipality may enter into an agreement to assign, sell, transfer, or otherwise convey its interest in all of part of any revenues, taxes, or grants that it receives from the State Comptroller, the State Treasurer, or the Department of Revenue, and sets for the requirements for such agreements. Provides that the State pledges not to limit or alter the disposition of receipts transferred under these provisions. Provides that these provisions are applicable to home rule units and that they restrict the power of home rule units. Defines terms. Effective immediately, subject to certain bills of the 99th General Assembly becoming law.
SB 0432 (SFA 0001)
  Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Chicago Teacher Article of the Illinois Pension Code. Requires the State to contribute to the Fund $215,200,000 for fiscal year 2017 and $221,300,000 for fiscal year 2018; includes provisions for certifications and monthly payments by voucher. Provides that beginning in fiscal year 2019, the State shall contribute an amount equal to the employer normal cost for that fiscal year. Amends the State Pension Funds Continuing Appropriation Act. Provides for a continuing appropriation to the Public School Teachers' Pension and Retirement Fund of Chicago, on a continuing monthly basis, of the amount, if any, by which the total available amount of all other State appropriations to that Retirement Fund for the payment of certain State contributions is less than the total amount of the vouchers for required State contributions lawfully submitted by the Fund for that month under applicable provisions of the Illinois Pension Code. Effective immediately.
SB 0523 (SFA 0001)
  Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Creates the Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Tax Act. Imposes a tax on distributors of bottled sugar-sweetened beverages, syrups, or powders at the rate of $0.01 per ounce of bottled sugar-sweetened beverages sold or offered for sale to a retailer for sale in the State to a consumer. Requires those distributors to obtain permits. Provides that 2% of the moneys shall be deposited into the Tax Compliance and Administration Fund for the administrative costs of the Department of Revenue, and 98% of the moneys shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund. Amends the Illinois Income Tax Act. Makes changes concerning the rate of tax. Provides that the research and development credit applies for tax years ending prior to January 1, 2027. Creates an addition modification in an amount equal to the deduction for qualified domestic production activities allowed under Section 199 of the Internal Revenue Code for the taxable year. Makes changes concerning the definition of "unitary business group". Provides that no penalty shall apply with respect to an underpayment of estimated tax for the first, second, or third quarter of any taxable year beginning on or after January 1, 2017 and beginning prior to January 1, 2018 if (i) the underpayment was due to the changes made by the amendatory Act, (ii) the payment was otherwise timely made, and (iii) the balance due is included with the taxpayer's estimated tax payment for the fourth quarter. Amends the Film Production Services Tax Credit Act of 2008. Provides that no taxpayer may take a credit awarded under the Act for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2027. Amends the Business Corporation Act of 1983. Makes changes concerning penalties and reports. Amends the Limited Liability Company Act. Makes changes concerning the fee for filing articles of organization. Effective immediately, but subject to certain other bills of the 99th General Assembly becoming law.
SB 0584 (SFA 0004)
  Provides for the re-enactment of provisions of the Illinois Procurement Code regarding procurement of artistic or musical services. Makes technical changes. Provides that the Act is effective on July 1, 2017, except that the provisions necessary to re-enact provisions of the Illinois Procurement Code are effective immediately.
SB 0951 (SFA 0001)
  Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Freedom of Information Act. Exempts from public inspection and disclosure certain information collected by the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission from self-insureds and any papers, documents, reports, or evidence relevant to a workers' compensation fraud investigation conducted by the Department of Insurance. Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Makes workers' compensation fraud a felony and establishes certain sentencing guidelines. Amends the Workers' Compensation Act. Provides that accidental injuries are considered to be "arising out of and in the course of the employment" where an employee is required to travel away from his or her employer's premises in order to perform his or her job and when the conduct in which he or she was engaged at the time of the injury is reasonable and when that conduct might have been anticipated or foreseen by the employer. Specifies factors that may be considered when determining whether an employee is required to travel away from his or her employer's premises in order to perform his or her job. Provides that every natural consequence that flows from an injury that arose out of and in the course of employment is compensable under the Act. In provisions concerning the weekly compensation rates for a period of temporary total incapacity that lasts more than 5 (rather than 3) working days, provides that compensation benefits shall be paid on the 6th (rather than the 4th) day of such temporary total incapacity and that the maximum compensation rate for the period of July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2021, with some exceptions, shall be $755.22. Provides for wage differential benefits to professional athletes for accidental injuries that occur on or after the effective date of the amendatory Act. Defines "professional athlete". In provisions concerning compensation for an accidental injury that results in a worker's temporary total incapacity, provides that (i) injuries to the shoulder shall be considered injuries to part of the arm and (ii) injuries to the hip shall be considered injuries to part of the leg. Makes changes to provisions concerning impairment reports; the maximum allowable payment for certain service categories; electronic claims; and the assignment and reassignment of arbitrators to hearing sites. Contains provisions concerning the creation of an evidence based drug formulary by the Workers' Compensation Commission, in consultation with the Workers' Compensation Medical Fee Advisory Board; the number of chiropractic, occupational therapy, or physical therapy visits an injured worker is entitled to for injuries occurring on or after January 1, 2017; the duties and purposes of the Workers' Compensation Edit, Alignment, and Reform Commission; additional compensation awards in cases where there has been a vexatious delay in the authorization of medical treatment or in the of payment or intentional underpayment of compensation; annual reports by the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission concerning the state of self-insurance for workers' compensation in Illinois; and other matters. Effective immediately, but the bill does not take effect at all unless specified bills become law.
SB 0951 (SFA 0002)
  Provides that if and only if all of the following bills of the 99th General Assembly become law: Senate Bills 17, 263, 284, 305, 390, 393, 432, 523, 584, 1110, and 2053, then this Act takes effect upon becoming law; however, this Act does not take effect at all unless all of the following bills of the 99th General Assembly become law: Senate Bills 17, 263, 284, 305, 390, 393, 432, 523, 584, 1110, and 2053.
SB 1110 (SFA 0001)
  Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law in the Property Tax Code. Provides that, for the 2017 and 2018 levy years, the term "taxing district" means all taxing districts in the State, including home rule units. Provides that, for the 2017 and 2018 levy years, the extension limitation for those taxing districts is 0% or the rate of increase approved by the voters, subject to certain limitations. Amends the School Code. In provisions allowing a school board to enter into a contract with a third party for non-instructional services currently performed by any employee or bargaining unit member, requires the third party's employees to have comparable salaries or wages (rather than comparable benefits packages). Provides that local boards of education shall forward certain cost projections to the State Board of Education. Provides that, beginning July 1, 2022, the State Board shall review and analyze the cost projections and review for any cost savings and economic benefits. Requires the State Board to file a report by December 31, 2022. Imposes a moratorium on third-party contracts for non-instructional services while the State Board is preparing the report. Provides that a school district may offer a driver education course in a school by contracting with a commercial driver training school to provide certain services without having to request a modification or waiver of administrative rules if a public hearing on whether to enter into the contract has been held; sets forth requirements concerning the contract. Provides that school districts need not comply with and may discharge any mandate or requirement placed on school districts by the Code or by administrative rules adopted by the State Board of Education that is unfunded; with exceptions. Sets forth requirements concerning discharging mandates. Provides that a pupil must engage in at least 3 days of a course of physical education per week (rather than daily). Allows school boards to excuse pupils in grades 9 through 12 who participate in athletic programs from engaging in physical education courses. Repeals provisions concerning an unfunded mandates prohibition. Effective immediately, subject to certain bills of the 99th General Assembly becoming law.
SB 1110 (SFA 0002)
  Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law in the Property Tax Code. Provides that, for the 2017 and 2018 levy years, the term "taxing district" means all taxing districts in the State, including home rule units. Provides that, for the 2017 and 2018 levy years, the extension limitation for those taxing districts is 0% or the rate of increase approved by the voters, subject to certain limitations. Amends the School Code. In provisions allowing a school board to enter into a contract with a third party for non-instructional services currently performed by any employee or bargaining unit member, requires the third party's employees to have comparable salaries or wages (rather than comparable benefits packages). Provides that local boards of education shall forward certain cost projections to the State Board of Education. Provides that, beginning July 1, 2022, the State Board shall review and analyze the cost projections and review for any cost savings and economic benefits. Requires the State Board to file a report by December 31, 2022. Imposes a moratorium on third-party contracts for non-instructional services while the State Board is preparing the report. Provides that a school district may offer a driver education course in a school by contracting with a commercial driver training school to provide certain services without having to request a modification or waiver of administrative rules if a public hearing on whether to enter into the contract has been held; sets forth requirements concerning the contract. Provides that school districts need not comply with and may discharge any mandate or requirement placed on school districts by the Code or by administrative rules adopted by the State Board of Education that is unfunded; with exceptions. Sets forth requirements concerning discharging mandates. Provides that a pupil must engage in at least 3 days of a course of physical education per week (rather than daily). Allows school boards to excuse pupils in grades 9 through 12 who participate in athletic programs from engaging in physical education courses. Repeals provisions concerning an unfunded mandates prohibition. Effective immediately, but subject to certain bills of the 99th General Assembly becoming law.
SB 2053 (SFA 0001)
  Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Makes appropriations and reappropriations to various State officers and agencies for specified purposes. Provides that appropriations authorized in the Act may be used for all costs incurred prior to July 1, 2017. Effective immediately, but does not take effect at all unless specified bills of the 99th General Assembly become law.
Total number of Filed Amendments: 16

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