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 Bill Status of SB2547  93rd General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. George P. Shadid - Chris Lauzen - Edward D. Maloney, M. Maggie Crotty, Antonio Munoz, Iris Y. Martinez, Mattie Hunter and Kimberly A. Lightford

House Sponsors
(Rep. Ricca Slone - Patricia Reid Lindner - Karen A. Yarbrough)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/24/2004SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 93-1012

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
820 ILCS 405/1502.1from Ch. 48, par. 572.1

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Unemployment Insurance Act. Provides that an employer is not chargeable for any benefit charges resulting from the payment of benefits to an individual for any week of unemployment if the employer's business is closed solely because of the entrance of the employer, one or more of the partners or officers of the employer, or the majority stockholder of the employer into active duty in the Illinois National Guard or the Armed Forces. Effective immediately.

 Fiscal Note (Department of Employment Security)
 It is difficult to quantify the number of employers potentially affected and impossible to predict future calls to active duty, however it is highly unlikely that this amendment would result in any significant unfunded administrative costs. There would be some minor retraining and special handling costs associated with this new component of the Unemployment Act, which should easily be absorbed by federal administrative grant funding. Precise Unemployment Insurance benefit charge projections are likewise impossible, but the expectation is that they would be minimal. The bill would pool the costs attributable to this situation, spreading them across all employers rather than the more typical approach of directly charging the employer of the idled employees. Illinois' unemployment trust fund is currently over $900 million in debt to the federal government, and the pooling of these charges might exacerbate that position in the near term, most likely by an insignificant amount.

House Committee Amendment No. 1 (Tabled 5/27/2004)
Adds reference to:
820 ILCS 405/402from Ch. 48, par. 402

Further amends the Unemployment Insurance Act. In language providing that the receipt of certain wages reduces weekly benefits payable to an individual, provides that benefits payable for any week shall not be reduced by any amount of remuneration paid to the individual with respect to that week for non-active duty training and services as a member of the Illinois National Guard or the Armed Forces Reserve. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  2/3/2004SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. George P. Shadid
  2/3/2004SenateFirst Reading
  2/3/2004SenateReferred to Rules
  2/18/2004SenateAssigned to Labor & Commerce
  2/19/2004SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Chris Lauzen
  2/26/2004SenateDo Pass Labor & Commerce; 009-000-000
  2/26/2004SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 2, 2004
  2/26/2004SenateFiscal Note Requested by Sen. Dan Rutherford
  3/11/2004SenateFiscal Note Filed from the Illinois Department of Employment Security
  3/23/2004SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Edward D. Maloney
  3/23/2004SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. M. Maggie Crotty
  3/24/2004SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Antonio Munoz
  3/24/2004SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
  3/24/2004SenateSecond Reading
  3/24/2004SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 25, 2004
  3/25/2004SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  3/25/2004SenateThird Reading - Passed; 053-002-000
  3/26/2004HouseArrived in House
  3/26/2004HousePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  3/26/2004HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Ricca Slone
  3/26/2004HouseFirst Reading
  3/26/2004HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/31/2004SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  4/2/2004HouseAssigned to Labor Committee
  4/27/2004HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Patricia Reid Lindner
  4/29/2004HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Labor Committee
  4/29/2004HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Labor Committee; by Voice Vote
  4/29/2004HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Labor Committee; 014-000-000
  4/29/2004HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/5/2004HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Karen A. Yarbrough
  5/12/2004HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/12/2004HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  5/13/2004HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion Filed to Table Rep. Ricca Slone
  5/13/2004HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Table Referred to Rules Committee
  5/14/2004HouseCommittee/3rd Reading Deadline Extended-Rule 9(b) May 31, 2004
  5/24/2004HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Table Recommends be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
  5/27/2004HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Table Amendment - Prevailed by Voice Vote
  5/27/2004HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/27/2004HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 115-000-000
  5/27/2004SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/25/2004SenateSent to the Governor
  8/24/2004SenateGovernor Approved
  8/24/2004SenateEffective Date August 24, 2004
  8/24/2004SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 93-1012

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