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 Bill Status of HB4179  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  HUMAN RT-FAMILY RESPONSIBILITY

House Sponsors
Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz, Bob Morgan, Sam Yingling, Robyn Gabel and Denyse Wang Stoneback

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  3/4/2022HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
775 ILCS 5/1-102from Ch. 68, par. 1-102
775 ILCS 5/1-103from Ch. 68, par. 1-103


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Human Rights Act. Provides that it is the public policy of the State to secure from all individuals within the State the freedom from discrimination against any individual because of the individual's family responsibilities. Defines "family responsibilities" as an employee's actual or perceived provision of care to a family member, whether in the past, present, or future. Makes a corresponding change in the definition of "unlawful discrimination".

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
775 ILCS 5/1-102from Ch. 68, par. 1-102
775 ILCS 5/1-103from Ch. 68, par. 1-103
Adds reference to:
775 ILCS 5/2-101
775 ILCS 5/2-102from Ch. 68, par. 2-102
775 ILCS 5/2-103.2 new

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Employment Article of the Illinois Human Rights Act. Defines "family responsibilities" as an employee's actual or perceived provision of personal care to a family member. Provides that it is a civil rights violation for: any employer to refuse to hire, to segregate, to engage in harassment, or to act with respect to recruitment, hiring, promotion, renewal of employment, selection for training or apprenticeship, discharge, discipline, tenure or terms, privileges or conditions of employment on the basis of family responsibilities; any employment agency to fail or refuse to classify properly, accept applications and register for employment referral or apprenticeship referral, refer for employment, or refer for apprenticeship on the basis of family responsibilities; and any labor organization to limit, segregate or classify its membership, or to limit employment opportunities, selection and training for apprenticeship in any trade or craft, or otherwise to take, or fail to take, any action which affects adversely any person's status as an employee or as an applicant for employment or as an apprentice, or as an applicant for apprenticeships, or wages, tenure, hours of employment or apprenticeship conditions on the basis of family responsibilities. Provides that the right to be free of family responsibilities discrimination is in addition to any other rights or remedies afforded by contract or under other provisions of law.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  10/19/2021HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz
  10/19/2021HouseFirst Reading
  10/19/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/25/2022HouseAssigned to Immigration & Human Rights Committee
  2/15/2022HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz
  2/15/2022HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  2/16/2022HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Immigration & Human Rights Committee
  2/16/2022HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Immigration & Human Rights Committee; by Voice Vote
  2/16/2022HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Immigration & Human Rights Committee; 005-003-000
  2/17/2022HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  2/17/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Bob Morgan
  2/17/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sam Yingling
  2/17/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
  2/17/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Denyse Wang Stoneback
  2/22/2022HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz
  2/22/2022HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  2/23/2022HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Rules Refers to Immigration & Human Rights Committee
  2/24/2022HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommends Be Adopted Immigration & Human Rights Committee; 005-002-000
  3/2/2022HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/2/2022HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  3/4/2022HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

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