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 Bill Status of SB0593  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  HUM RTS-PERSON WITH DISABILITY

Senate Sponsors
Sen. John J. Cullerton - Iris Y. Martinez - Jacqueline Y. Collins and William Delgado

House Sponsors
(Rep. John A. Fritchey - Elaine Nekritz, Barbara Flynn Currie and James D. Brosnahan)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  10/17/2007SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 95-0668

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
775 ILCS 5/1-102from Ch. 68, par. 1-102
775 ILCS 5/1-103from Ch. 68, par. 1-103
775 ILCS 5/3-102.1from Ch. 68, par. 3-102.1
775 ILCS 5/3-104.1from Ch. 68, par. 3-104.1
775 ILCS 5/5-101from Ch. 68, par. 5-101
775 ILCS 5/5-102from Ch. 68, par. 5-102
775 ILCS 5/5-102.1 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Human Rights Act. Provides that references throughout the Act to people with a disability will be by use of the term "person with a disability" or the term "disabled" (at present, "handicapped"). In the definition of "place of public accommodation", deletes the existing examples and inserts language listing facilities that are considered public accommodations for purposes of the Article. Provides that it is a civil rights violation to deny or refuse full and equal enjoyment of goods of any place of public accommodation. Provides that it is not a civil rights violation for a health care professional to respond to a person protected under the Act by referring the person to another professional or to refuse to treat or provide services to that person, if in the normal exercise of his or her profession the health care professional would for the same reason respond in the same way to an individual who is not protected under the Act who seeks or requires the same or similar treatment or services. Effective immediately.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Further amends the Illinois Human Rights Act. Provides that the definition of public accommodation includes but is not limited to (instead of, means) the designated facilities or businesses. Provides that the Department's jurisdiction over public accommodations, which includes schools, does not include jurisdiction over charges involving educational curriculum content, course content, or course offerings. Provides that it is not a civil rights violation for a lawyer, accountant, insurance agent, or other private professional service provider to refer or to refuse to provide services for any non-discriminatory reason if the professional would normally for the same reason refer or refuse to provide services to a person not protected under the Act.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 2
Further amends the Illinois Human Rights Act. Provides that a place of public accommodation includes a non-sectarian nursery, day care center, elementary, secondary, undergraduate, or postgraduate school, or other place of education in regard to the failure to enroll an individual or the denial of access to its facilities, goods, or services, (instead of a non-sectarian nursery, day care center, elementary, secondary, undergraduate, or postgraduate school, or other place of education) except that the Department shall not have jurisdiction over charges involving curriculum content, course content, or course offerings, conduct of the class by the teacher or instructor, or any activity within the classroom or connected with a class activity such as physical education (instead of jurisdiction over charges involving curriculum content, course content, or course offerings). Provides in one Section that it is not a civil rights violation for a medical, dental, or other health care professional or a private professional service provider such as a lawyer, accountant, or insurance agent to refer or refuse to treat or provide services to an individual in a protected class for any non-discriminatory reason if, in the normal course of his or her operations or business, the professional would for the same reason refer or refuse to treat or provide services to an individual who is not in the protected class of the individual who seeks or requires the same or similar treatment or services (instead of describing the 2 classes medical and non-medical professionals with slightly different exceptions).

 Fiscal Note (Dept. of Human Rights)
 The fiscal impact of SB 593 is as follows: (1) PSA - $37,400; (1) Office Associate - $32,388; (5) Investigator I - $218,900; (1) Tech Advisor - $45,828; Personal Services - $334,516; Employer Retirement - $38,570; Social Security - $25,590; Travel - $45,000; Training - $25,000; Overhead Expenses - $51,480; Total Fiscal Impact - $520,156.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 4
Further amends the Illinois Human Rights Act. In the subsection that describes a lodging establishment as a place of public accommodation, provides that the owner-occupied lodging establishment exception applies to an establishment located in a building that contains not more than 5 units (instead of rooms). Provides that a non-sectarian adoption agency (instead of an adoption agency) is a place of public accommodation subject to the Act.

Governor Amendatory Veto Message
Recommends that in the Illinois Human Rights Act a "place of public accommodation" be defined to mean "a facility, operated by a private entity, whose operations affect commerce and fall within at least one of the following categories:" (rather than includes, but is not limited to).

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/8/2007SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. John J. Cullerton
  2/8/2007SenateFirst Reading
  2/8/2007SenateReferred to Rules
  2/21/2007SenateAssigned to Executive
  3/2/2007SenatePostponed - Executive
  3/2/2007SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. William Delgado
  3/6/2007SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
  3/8/2007SenatePostponed - Executive
  3/12/2007SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  3/13/2007SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. John J. Cullerton
  3/13/2007SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules
  3/14/2007SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Executive
  3/14/2007SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  3/15/2007SenateDo Pass as Amended Executive; 012-000-000
  3/15/2007SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 20, 2007
  3/21/2007SenateFiscal Note Requested by Sen. Dale A. Righter
  3/23/2007SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. John J. Cullerton
  3/23/2007SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules
  3/27/2007SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Rules Refers to Executive
  3/28/2007SenateFiscal Note Filed from the Illinois Department of Human Rights.
  3/28/2007SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommend Do Adopt Executive; 011-000-000
  3/29/2007SenateSecond Reading
  3/29/2007SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted; Cullerton
  3/29/2007SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 30, 2007
  3/30/2007SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2007
  4/20/2007SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Filed with Secretary by Sen. John J. Cullerton
  4/20/2007SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Referred to Rules
  4/25/2007SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Rules Refers to Executive
  4/26/2007SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 4 Filed with Secretary by Sen. John J. Cullerton
  4/26/2007SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 4 Referred to Rules
  5/2/2007SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 4 Rules Refers to Executive
  5/3/2007SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 4 Recommend Do Adopt Executive; 007-000-001
  5/10/2007SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  5/10/2007SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 4 Adopted; Cullerton
  5/10/2007SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  5/10/2007SenateThird Reading - Passed; 056-000-000
  5/10/2007SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 5-4(a)
  5/14/2007HouseArrived in House
  5/14/2007HousePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  5/14/2007HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. John A. Fritchey
  5/15/2007HouseFirst Reading
  5/15/2007HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  5/17/2007HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  5/17/2007HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. James D. Brosnahan
  5/18/2007HouseAssigned to Judiciary I - Civil Law Committee
  5/18/2007HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Elaine Nekritz
  5/18/2007HouseCommittee Deadline Extended-Rule 9(b) May 25, 2007
  5/25/2007HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Judiciary I - Civil Law Committee; 013-000-000
  5/25/2007HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/29/2007HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/29/2007HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/31/2007HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 114-000-000
  5/31/2007SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/29/2007SenateSent to the Governor
  8/28/2007SenateGovernor Amendatory Veto
  10/2/2007SenatePlaced on Calendar Amendatory Veto October 2, 2007
  10/2/2007SenateMotion Filed Override Amendatory Veto Sen. John J. Cullerton
  10/2/2007Senate3/5 Vote Required
  10/2/2007SenateOverride Amendatory Veto - Senate Passed 054-000-000
  10/4/2007HousePlaced on Calendar Amendatory Veto October 10, 2007
  10/5/2007HouseMotion Filed Override Amendatory Veto Rep. John A. Fritchey
  10/10/2007House3/5 Vote Required
  10/10/2007HouseOverride Amendatory Veto - House Passed 112-000-000
  10/10/2007SenateAmendatory Veto Overridden Both Houses
  10/17/2007SenateEffective Date October 10, 2007
  10/17/2007SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 95-0668

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