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 Bill Status of SB3776  103rd General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. Lakesia Collins - Javier L. Cervantes - Mattie Hunter, Rachel Ventura, Karina Villa and Omar Aquino

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  2/9/2024SenateReferred to Assignments

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
820 ILCS 105/3from Ch. 48, par. 1003
820 ILCS 105/4from Ch. 48, par. 1004
820 ILCS 105/9from Ch. 48, par. 1009
820 ILCS 105/12.1 new
820 ILCS 115/4.1

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Blue Star Restaurant Program Act. Provides that the Department of Labor shall create the Blue Star Restaurant Program to recognize restaurants that voluntarily take no allowance for gratuities under the Minimum Wage Law. Provides for program eligibility requirements, benefits, and revocation of certification. Provides that the Department may adopt rules to implement and enforce the program. Amends the Minimum Wage Law. Provides that, from July 1, 2024 through June 30, 2026, the allowance for gratuities to which an employer is entitled for an employee engaged in an occupation in which gratuities have been recognized as part of the remuneration shall not exceed 20% of the applicable minimum wage rate. Provides that, on and after July 1, 2026, an employer shall not be entitled to an allowance for gratuities and shall pay each employee no less than the applicable minimum wage rate. Defines "interested party". Amends the Minimum Wage Law. Provides for additional notice requirements that employers must provide to employees who receive gratuities. Sets forth provisions concerning civil actions brought by an interested party. Amends the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act. Provides that no employer shall withhold from gratuities paid by credit card any credit card processing fees that the employer must pay in connection with the transaction. Provides that any service charge imposed by an employer on a customer shall be a gratuity and is the property of the employees. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  2/9/2024SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Lakesia Collins
  2/9/2024SenateFirst Reading
  2/9/2024SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/20/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Rachel Ventura
  3/7/2024SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Javier L. Cervantes
  3/12/2024SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  3/13/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Karina Villa
  4/17/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Omar Aquino

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