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 Bill Status of HB4851  93rd General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Mike Boland - Larry McKeon - Careen Gordon - Patrick Verschoore - John E. Bradley

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Gary Forby and Patrick Welch)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/25/2004HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 93-1027

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Volunteer Firefighter Job Protection Act. Provides that no public or private employer may terminate an employee who is a volunteer firefighter because the employee, when acting as a volunteer firefighter, is absent from or late to his or her employment in order to respond to an emergency prior to the time the employee is to report to his or her place of employment. Provides that an employee who is terminated in violation of the Act may bring a civil action against his or her employer for reinstatement to the employee's former position, payment of back wages, reinstatement of fringe benefits, and reinstatement of seniority rights. Limits the concurrent exercise of home rule powers. Effective immediately.

 Fiscal Note (Department of Labor)
 No fiscal effect.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Defines "volunteer firefighter". Makes the provisions of the Act applicable only to municipalities with a population of less than 3,500.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Provides that "monetary compensation" does not include a monetary incentive awarded to a firefighter by the board of trustees of a fire protection district under certain provisions of the Fire Protection District Act.

DateChamber Action
  2/4/2004HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Mike Boland
  2/4/2004HouseFirst Reading
  2/4/2004HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/18/2004HouseAssigned to Labor Committee
  2/25/2004HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Larry McKeon
  3/4/2004HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Labor Committee; 014-000-000
  3/4/2004HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/10/2004HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Careen Gordon
  3/17/2004HouseFiscal Note Filed
  3/25/2004HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Mike Boland
  3/25/2004HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/26/2004HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
  3/26/2004HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/26/2004HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted by Voice Vote
  3/26/2004HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/29/2004HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 098-016-000
  3/30/2004SenateArrive in Senate
  3/30/2004SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading March 31, 2004
  4/15/2004SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Gary Forby
  4/15/2004SenateFirst Reading
  4/15/2004SenateReferred to Rules
  4/21/2004SenateAssigned to Labor & Commerce
  4/27/2004SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Gary Forby
  4/27/2004SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules
  4/28/2004SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Labor & Commerce
  4/28/2004SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  4/29/2004SenateDo Pass as Amended Labor & Commerce; 007-000-000
  4/29/2004SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 4, 2004
  5/4/2004SenateSecond Reading
  5/4/2004SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 5, 2004
  5/4/2004SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Patrick Welch
  5/11/2004SenateThird Reading - Passed; 050-006-000
  5/11/2004HouseArrived in House
  5/11/2004HousePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 1
  5/18/2004HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Mike Boland
  5/18/2004HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  5/31/2004HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Recommends be Adopted Rules Committee; 003-000-000
  5/31/2004HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Patrick Verschoore
  5/31/2004HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. John E. Bradley
  5/31/2004HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 House Concurs 094-018-005
  5/31/2004HousePassed Both Houses
  6/29/2004HouseSent to the Governor
  8/25/2004HouseGovernor Approved
  8/25/2004HouseEffective Date August 25, 2004
  8/25/2004HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 93-1027

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