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 Bill Status of HB0269  101st General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Jay Hoffman

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Linda Holmes)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  7/12/2019HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0040

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
820 ILCS 305/4from Ch. 48, par. 138.4

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Workers' Compensation Act. Permits a single commissioner to approve of enforcement actions under provisions of the Act concerning insuring an employer's ability to pay compensation, replacing the current requirement of a panel of 3 commissioners. Permits the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission to, if an employer's business is declared to be extra hazardous, issue a work-stop order while awaiting a ruling from the Commission or while awaiting proof of insurance by the employer. Provides that investigative actions must be acted upon within 90 days of the issuance of a complaint. Raises the maximum allowable penalty for noncompliance with certain insurance requirements from $2,000 to $10,000. Doubles the maximum allowable penalties, to $1,000 per day, with a minimum penalty of $20,000, for employers found to be in noncompliance more than once. Provides that an employer with 2 or more violations may no longer self-insure or purchase an insurance policy from a private broker for one year or until all penalties are paid, during which time the employer must purchase insurance from the Assigned Risk Pool through the National Council on Compensation Insurance.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Adds reference to:
820 ILCS 305/4a-5from Ch. 48, par. 138.4a-5

Provides that a Commissioner, rather than the Commission, may issue an emergency work-stop order prior to a hearing. Provides that the Commission shall issue a notice of emergency work-stop hearing when and emergency work-stop order has been issued. Removes prohibition on employers with 2 or more violations from purchasing insurance from a private broker and requiring the employer to purchase insurance through from the Assigned Risk Pool through the National Council on Compensation insurance. Prohibits those employers from self-insuring for a period of one year. Provides that moneys in the Self-Insurers Security Fund and in the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission Operations Fund may be expended for salaries and benefits of the Self-Insurers Advisory Board employees and the operating costs of the Board.

 Fiscal Note (Workers' Compensation Commission)
 The Workers' Compensation Commission does not anticipate any changes to State revenues or expenditures with the passage of this bill.

 State Mandates Fiscal Note (Dept. of Commerce & Economic Opportunity)
 This bill does not create a State mandate.

DateChamber Action
  1/10/2019HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Jay Hoffman
  1/10/2019HouseFirst Reading
  1/10/2019HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/29/2019HouseAssigned to Labor & Commerce Committee
  3/27/2019HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Labor & Commerce Committee; 018-008-000
  3/29/2019HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/1/2019HouseFiscal Note Requested by Rep. Tom Demmer
  4/1/2019HouseState Mandates Fiscal Note Requested by Rep. Tom Demmer
  4/3/2019HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Jay Hoffman
  4/3/2019HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/3/2019HouseFiscal Note Filed
  4/9/2019HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Labor & Commerce Committee
  4/10/2019HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Labor & Commerce Committee; 023-000-000
  4/10/2019HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/10/2019HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/11/2019HouseState Mandates Fiscal Note Filed
  4/11/2019HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  4/11/2019HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/11/2019HouseRemoved from Short Debate Status
  4/11/2019HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Standard Debate
  4/11/2019HouseThird Reading - Standard Debate - Passed 104-010-000
  4/12/2019SenateArrive in Senate
  4/12/2019SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/12/2019SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Linda Holmes
  4/12/2019SenateFirst Reading
  4/12/2019SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/24/2019SenateAssigned to Judiciary
  5/8/2019SenateDo Pass Judiciary; 010-000-000
  5/8/2019SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 9, 2019
  5/9/2019SenateSecond Reading
  5/9/2019SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 14, 2019
  5/16/2019SenateThird Reading - Passed; 057-000-000
  5/16/2019HousePassed Both Houses
  6/14/2019HouseSent to the Governor
  7/12/2019HouseGovernor Approved
  7/12/2019HouseEffective Date January 1, 2020
  7/12/2019HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0040

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