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 Bill Status of SB1607  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  BIPA-VIOLATION; EXEMPTIONS

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Bill Cunningham

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  3/16/2021SenateTo Judiciary- Privacy

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
740 ILCS 14/10
740 ILCS 14/35 new
740 ILCS 14/40 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Biometric Information Privacy Act. Defines "security purpose". Changes the definition of "written release" to include electronic consent and electronic release. Provides that the Attorney General and State's Attorneys have the sole authority to enforce the Act. Provides that an action may be brought to enforce the Act only if a violation of the Act causes actual harm. Provides that an employer is exempt under the Act if the employer collects, captures, obtains, or otherwise uses biometric identifiers and biometric information for: (1) keeping record of an employee's work hours; (2) a security purpose; (3) facility access; or (4) use by the human resource department or human resource employees of the employer. Provides that an employer is exempt under the Act if the employer retains the biometric identifier or information no longer than is reasonably necessary to satisfy a security purpose.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/26/2021SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Bill Cunningham
  2/26/2021SenateFirst Reading
  2/26/2021SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/9/2021SenateAssigned to Judiciary
  3/16/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Bill Cunningham
  3/16/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/16/2021SenateTo Judiciary- Privacy
  3/23/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Judiciary
  4/9/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Bill Cunningham
  4/9/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  4/13/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Assignments Refers to Judiciary

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