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 Bill Status of SB0134  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  LOCAL JOURNALISM TASK FORCE

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Steve Stadelman - Jacqueline Y. Collins and Steven M. Landek

House Sponsors
(Rep. Dave Vella - Tim Butler and Emanuel Chris Welch)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/23/2021SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 102-0569

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Local Journalism Task Force Act. Establishes the Local Journalism Task Force, consisting of one member of the House of Representatives appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, one member of the House of Representatives appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, one member of the Senate appointed by the President of the Senate, one member of the Senate appointed by the Minority Leader of the Senate, one member appointed by the Governor, and one representative of each of the following entities: the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications at Northwestern University; the Public Affairs Reporting Program at the University of Illinois at Springfield; the School of Journalism at Southern Illinois University Carbondale; the Illinois Press Association; the Illinois Broadcasters Association; the Illinois Legislative Correspondents Association; the Illinois Public Broadcasting Council; and the Illinois Municipal League. Directs the Task Force to study communities underserved by local journalism and review all aspects of journalism. Requires the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity to provide administrative support. Provides that the Task Force shall report its findings and recommendations of legislation to the Governor and General Assembly.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
Expands the membership of the Local Journalism Task Force Act to include one representative of the Illinois News Broadcasters Association and one representative of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/9/2021SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Steve Stadelman
  2/9/2021SenateFirst Reading
  2/9/2021SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/17/2021SenateAssigned to Commerce
  3/25/2021SenateDo Pass Commerce; 009-000-000
  3/25/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 13, 2021
  4/8/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Steve Stadelman
  4/8/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  4/13/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Commerce
  4/20/2021SenateSecond Reading
  4/20/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 21, 2021
  4/22/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Commerce; 008-000-000
  4/22/2021SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  4/22/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; Stadelman
  4/22/2021SenateThird Reading - Passed; 057-000-000
  4/22/2021HouseArrived in House
  4/22/2021HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Dave Vella
  4/23/2021HouseFirst Reading
  4/23/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/27/2021SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  5/4/2021HouseAssigned to Labor & Commerce Committee
  5/5/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Steven M. Landek
  5/12/2021HouseDo Pass / Consent Calendar Labor & Commerce Committee; 026-000-000
  5/13/2021HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Consent Calendar
  5/14/2021HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Tim Butler
  5/17/2021HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  5/24/2021HouseSecond Reading - Consent Calendar
  5/24/2021HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Consent Calendar
  5/25/2021HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Consent Calendar
  5/26/2021HouseThird Reading - Consent Calendar - First Day
  5/27/2021HouseThird Reading - Consent Calendar - Passed 113-003-000
  5/27/2021SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/25/2021SenateSent to the Governor
  8/23/2021SenateGovernor Approved
  8/23/2021SenateEffective Date January 1, 2022
  8/23/2021SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 102-0569

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