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 Bill Status of HB5558  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  HUMAN RIGHTS-DEPT INTERVENTION

House Sponsors
Rep. Ann M. Williams

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  2/18/2022HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
775 ILCS 5/7-101from Ch. 68, par. 7-101
775 ILCS 5/8A-102from Ch. 68, par. 8A-102
775 ILCS 5/10-101from Ch. 68, par. 10-101
775 ILCS 5/10-102from Ch. 68, par. 10-102
775 ILCS 5/10-105 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Human Rights Act. Provides that the Department of Human Rights has the power to intervene in complaints pending before the Human Rights Commission regarding employment, financial credit, public accommodations, elementary, secondary, and higher education, or additional civil rights violations. Provides that the Department may petition and shall be permitted as a matter of right to intervene as a party in the proceeding if the Commission determines that: (i) the case involves matters of public interest or importance beyond the issues in the case; (ii) the Department has an interest different from one or more of the parties; (iii) the expertise of the Department makes it better suited to articulate a particular point of view; or (iv) the representation of the Department's interest by existing parties is or may be inadequate and the Department will or may be bound by an order or judgment in the action. Allows the Attorney General to seek to intervene on behalf of the Department in a civil action filed by a complainant in State or federal court if the Department certifies that the case is of general public importance. Makes conforming changes.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/28/2022HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Ann M. Williams
  1/31/2022HouseFirst Reading
  1/31/2022HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/9/2022HouseAssigned to Judiciary - Civil Committee
  2/18/2022HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

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