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 Bill Status of SB1623  103rd General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. David Koehler - Doris Turner - Adriane Johnson - Elgie R. Sims, Jr., Robert Peters, Sally J. Turner, Andrew S. Chesney, Paul Faraci, Julie A. Morrison, Jil Tracy, Mattie Hunter, Christopher Belt, Mary Edly-Allen, Mike Simmons, Meg Loughran Cappel and Laura M. Murphy

House Sponsors
(Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin - La Shawn K. Ford - Camille Y. Lilly - Maurice A. West, II - Suzanne M. Ness, Matt Hanson, Tom Weber, William E Hauter, Cyril Nichols, Terra Costa Howard, Christopher "C.D." Davidsmeyer, Janet Yang Rohr, Norine K. Hammond, Travis Weaver, Joyce Mason and Sharon Chung)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  6/9/2023SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 103-0097

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Illinois Underground Railroad Task Force Act. Creates the Illinois Underground Railroad Task Force. Provides that the Task Force shall develop a statewide plan to connect existing local projects and new projects to create a cohesive statewide history of the Underground Railroad in Illinois while creating new educational and tourism opportunities for the State. Establishes the membership of the Task Force. Provides that the members of the Task Force shall serve without compensation. Provides that the Department of Natural Resources shall provide administrative and technical support to the Task Force. Provides that all members of the Task Force shall be appointed within 30 days after the effective date of the Act. Provides that the Task Force shall review available research, existing infrastructure and projects, best practices, and effective interventions to formulate recommendations. Provides that the Task Force shall prepare a report detailing the Task Force's findings and recommendations and needed resources. Provides that the Task Force shall submit a report of its findings and recommendations to the General Assembly and the Governor on or before July 1, 2024. Provides that the Task Force is dissolved, and the Act is repealed, on January 1, 2025.

DateChamber Action
  2/8/2023SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. David Koehler
  2/8/2023SenateFirst Reading
  2/8/2023SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/9/2023SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Robert Peters
  2/9/2023SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Sally J. Turner
  2/9/2023SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Doris Turner
  2/14/2023SenateAssigned to State Government
  2/23/2023SenateDo Pass State Government; 009-000-000
  2/23/2023SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 7, 2023
  2/27/2023SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Andrew S. Chesney
  3/3/2023SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Paul Faraci
  3/10/2023SenateSecond Reading
  3/10/2023SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 21, 2023
  3/10/2023SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Adriane Johnson
  3/10/2023SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
  3/23/2023SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Julie A. Morrison
  3/23/2023SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading ** March 24, 2023
  3/29/2023SenateThird Reading - Passed; 057-000-000
  3/30/2023HouseArrived in House
  3/30/2023HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Suzanne M. Ness
  3/30/2023HouseFirst Reading
  3/30/2023HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/31/2023HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Matt Hanson
  3/31/2023HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Tom Weber
  3/31/2023HouseAlternate Chief Co-Sponsor Removed Rep. Matt Hanson
  4/13/2023HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. William E Hauter
  4/18/2023HouseAssigned to State Government Administration Committee
  4/20/2023HouseAlternate Chief Sponsor Changed to Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin
  4/20/2023HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Matt Hanson
  4/20/2023HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  4/20/2023HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  4/20/2023HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Maurice A. West, II
  4/20/2023HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Suzanne M. Ness
  4/26/2023HouseDo Pass / Short Debate State Government Administration Committee; 009-000-000
  4/27/2023HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Cyril Nichols
  4/27/2023HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Terra Costa Howard
  4/27/2023HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Christopher "C.D." Davidsmeyer
  4/27/2023HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/28/2023HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Janet Yang Rohr
  5/2/2023SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Jil Tracy
  5/3/2023HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Norine K. Hammond
  5/3/2023HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Travis Weaver
  5/3/2023HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/3/2023HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/8/2023HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 105-000-000
  5/8/2023SenatePassed Both Houses
  5/8/2023HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Joyce Mason
  5/8/2023HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Sharon Chung
  5/24/2023SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  5/24/2023SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Christopher Belt
  5/24/2023SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Mary Edly-Allen
  5/24/2023SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Mike Simmons
  5/25/2023SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Meg Loughran Cappel
  5/31/2023SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura M. Murphy
  6/6/2023SenateSent to the Governor
  6/9/2023SenateGovernor Approved
  6/9/2023SenateEffective Date January 1, 2024
  6/9/2023SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 103-0097

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