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 Bill Status of HB4148  103rd General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Emanuel "Chris" Welch - Marcus C. Evans, Jr. - Robyn Gabel - Jehan Gordon-Booth - Elizabeth "Lisa" Hernandez, Mary Beth Canty, Katie Stuart, Joyce Mason, Suzanne M. Ness, Diane Blair-Sherlock, Harry Benton, Abdelnasser Rashid, Nabeela Syed, Jay Hoffman, Will Guzzardi, Stephanie A. Kifowit, Anne Stava-Murray, Kelly M. Cassidy, Robert "Bob" Rita, Sharon Chung, Maurice A. West, II, Natalie A. Manley, Hoan Huynh, Mark L. Walker, Jenn Ladisch Douglass, Matt Hanson, Kam Buckner, Kevin John Olickal, Camille Y. Lilly, Kimberly Du Buclet, Anna Moeller, Lindsey LaPointe, Laura Faver Dias, Dagmara Avelar, Theresa Mah, Aaron M. Ortiz, Norma Hernandez and Lilian Jiménez

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Don Harmon)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  10/26/2023SenateReferred to Assignments

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
720 ILCS 5/33G-4
745 ILCS 5/1from Ch. 127, par. 801
820 ILCS 275/120

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Legislative Employee Labor Relations Act. Authorizes legislative employees to bargain collectively through the representatives of their choosing on questions of wages, hours, and other conditions of employment. Specifies that the General Assembly is not required to bargain on specified matters of inherent managerial policy. Establishes the Office of State Legislative Labor Relations. Directs the Office of State Legislative Labor Relations to manage the interests of the General Assembly in collective bargaining with legislative employees. Grants the State Panel of the Illinois Labor Relations Board jurisdiction over collective bargaining matters between employee organizations and the General Assembly of the State of Illinois. Contains additional provisions concerning the following topics: the duty to bargain collectively; fair-share agreements; grievance procedures; election and recognition of labor organizations as exclusive representatives; unfair labor practices; mediation; fact-finding; exhaustion of nonjudicial remedies; strikes during session periods; and multiyear collective bargaining agreements. Specifies that the Open Meetings Act does not apply to collective bargaining negotiations and grievance arbitration proceedings under the Act. Sets forth definitions. Amends the Criminal Code of 2012, the State Lawsuit Immunity Act, and the Workplace Violence Prevention Act to make conforming changes. Effective July 1, 2026.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Makes changes to the definitions of the terms "excluded employee" and "legislative employee". Provides that a legislative employee employed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, the President of the Senate, the Minority Leader of the Senate, or a legislative employee that is a district office employee is employed by the individual occupying that elected position. Provides that, upon any change in a person occupying such an elected position, the newly elected person has the sole and exclusive authority to act with respect to employment decisions, such as, hiring, promotion, renewal of employment, or discharge, and prohibits any provision in a collective bargaining agreement to the contrary. Makes changes concerning the manner in which the Director of the Office of State Legislative Labor Relations is selected. Provides exclusive representatives of legislative employees with access to the premises of the General Assembly (including access to the legislative complex or district offices). Removes provisions concerning the certification of units with fewer than 35 employees. Provides that it is an unfair labor practice to, among other things, promise, threaten, or take any action: (i) to permanently replace an employee who participates in a lawful strike; (ii) to discriminate against an employee who is working or has unconditionally offered to return to work for the employer because the employee supported or participated in such a lawful strike; or (iii) to lock out, suspend, or otherwise withhold employment from an employee in order to influence the position of such employee or the representative of such employee in collective bargaining prior to a lawful strike. Grants the Illinois Labor Relations Board subpoena power and the power to require parties to appear before the Board and produce evidence. Authorizes legislative employees to strike 5 days (rather than 30 days) after written notice is provided to the Office of State Legislative Labor Relations. Deletes provisions concerning fair-share agreements. Makes other technical changes. Provides that the portion of the bill creating the Office of State Legislative Labor Relations takes effect on July 1, 2025.

DateChamber Action
  9/26/2023HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Emanuel "Chris" Welch
  9/26/2023HouseChief Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
  9/26/2023HouseChief Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
  9/26/2023HouseChief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth
  9/26/2023HouseChief Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth "Lisa" Hernandez
  9/27/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary Beth Canty
  9/27/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Katie Stuart
  9/27/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Joyce Mason
  9/27/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Suzanne M. Ness
  9/27/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Diane Blair-Sherlock
  9/28/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Harry Benton
  9/28/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Abdelnasser Rashid
  10/3/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Nabeela Syed
  10/3/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jay Hoffman
  10/18/2023HouseFirst Reading
  10/18/2023HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  10/18/2023HouseAssigned to Executive Committee
  10/18/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
  10/23/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
  10/23/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Anne Stava-Murray
  10/23/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  10/24/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert "Bob" Rita
  10/24/2023HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Executive Committee; 008-000-004
  10/24/2023HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  10/24/2023HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  10/24/2023HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  10/24/2023HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Emanuel "Chris" Welch
  10/24/2023HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  10/25/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dave Vella
  10/25/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Maurice A. West, II
  10/25/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Natalie A. Manley
  10/25/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Hoan Huynh
  10/25/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mark L. Walker
  10/25/2023HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 005-000-000
  10/25/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jenn Ladisch Douglass
  10/25/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Matt Hanson
  10/25/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kam Buckner
  10/25/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kevin John Olickal
  10/25/2023HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  10/25/2023HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  10/25/2023House3/5 Vote Required
  10/25/2023HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 074-035-004
  10/25/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  10/25/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kimberly Du Buclet
  10/25/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Anna Moeller
  10/25/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lindsey LaPointe
  10/25/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Laura Faver Dias
  10/25/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dagmara Avelar
  10/25/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Theresa Mah
  10/25/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Aaron M. Ortiz
  10/25/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Norma Hernandez
  10/25/2023HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lilian Jiménez
  10/26/2023SenateArrive in Senate
  10/26/2023SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  10/26/2023SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Don Harmon
  10/26/2023SenateFirst Reading
  10/26/2023SenateReferred to Assignments

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