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 Bill Status of HB0709  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  DHS-IMMIGRANT RIGHTS

House Sponsors
Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz - Elizabeth Hernandez, Carol Ammons, Angelica Guerrero-Cuellar and Rita Mayfield

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Ram Villivalam - Karina Villa - Jacqueline Y. Collins)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  5/25/2021HousePassed Both Houses

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
20 ILCS 1305/10-67 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Department of Human Services Act. Requires the Department of Human Services, in consultation with other specified State agencies, to conduct a public information campaign to educate immigrants, refugees, asylum seekers, and other noncitizens residing in Illinois of their rights under the U.S. Constitution and Illinois laws that apply regardless of immigration status. Requires the public information campaign to include resources and contact information for organizations that can aid residents in protecting and enforcing these rights. Requires the Department of Human Services, in consultation with the Department of Transportation and other agencies, when necessary, to post resources and other information regarding immigrant, refugee, and asylum seekers' rights in high-traffic public areas, including, but not limited to, train stations, airports, and highway rest stops. Permits the Department of Human Services to adopt rules or joint rules with other agencies to implement the requirements of the amendatory Act.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/8/2021HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz
  2/8/2021HouseFirst Reading
  2/8/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/1/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
  3/2/2021HouseAssigned to Immigration & Human Rights Committee
  3/3/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Angelica Guerrero-Cuellar
  3/10/2021HouseDo Pass / Consent Calendar Immigration & Human Rights Committee; 008-000-000
  3/15/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  3/17/2021HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Consent Calendar
  4/13/2021HouseSecond Reading - Consent Calendar
  4/13/2021HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Consent Calendar
  4/13/2021HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Consent Calendar
  4/14/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
  4/16/2021HouseThird Reading - Consent Calendar - Passed 083-024-001
  4/19/2021SenateArrive in Senate
  4/19/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/19/2021SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Ram Villivalam
  4/19/2021SenateFirst Reading
  4/19/2021SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/28/2021SenateAssigned to Human Rights
  5/6/2021SenateDo Pass Human Rights; 006-003-000
  5/6/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 10, 2021
  5/13/2021SenateSecond Reading
  5/13/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 14, 2021
  5/25/2021SenateThird Reading - Passed; 036-015-000
  5/25/2021HousePassed Both Houses
  5/25/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Karina Villa
  5/25/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins

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