Illinois General Assembly - Bill Status for HB5278
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 Bill Status of HB5278  101st General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch - John M. Cabello

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2021HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
5 ILCS 100/5-45.1 new
5 ILCS 140/7from Ch. 116, par. 207
20 ILCS 2605/2605-615 new
705 ILCS 405/5-915
30 ILCS 105/5.930 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Student Confidential Reporting Act. Subject to appropriation, requires the Illinois State Police, in consultation with the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, State Board of Education, Department of Children and Family Services, and the Department of Human Services, to establish a program for receiving reports and other information from the public regarding potential self-harm or potential harm or criminal acts directed at school students, school employees, or schools in this State. Requires the program to include a Safe2Help Illinois helpline (defined as a school helpline involving a statewide toll-free telephone number, social media, a website, or other means of communication, or a combination of a toll-free telephone number and another means of communication, that transmits voice, text, photographic, or other messages and information to the Safe2Help Illinois operators). Provides for referrals from and the discontinuance of other State-run school violence help lines (excluding the CPS Violence Prevention Hotline). Sets forth other program and Illinois State Police requirements. Contains provisions concerning the confidentiality of reported information, funding, and annual reporting. Provides that a Safe2Help Illinois employee, law enforcement agency, or law enforcement official acting in good faith in compliance with the Act shall have immunity from any civil or criminal liability that might otherwise occur as a result of handling tips, with the exception of willful or wanton misconduct. Provides that the Illinois State Police may adopt emergency rules to implement the Act. Amends various Acts to make conforming changes.

DateChamber Action
  2/14/2020HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  2/18/2020HouseFirst Reading
  2/18/2020HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/26/2020HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. John M. Cabello
  3/12/2020HouseAssigned to Human Services Committee
  6/23/2020HouseRule 19(b) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/13/2021HouseSession Sine Die

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