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 Bill Status of SB0679  93rd General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. Martin A. Sandoval - Barack Obama

House Sponsors
(Rep. Edward J. Acevedo - John A. Fritchey - Maria Antonia Berrios - Susana Mendoza)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  7/18/2003SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 93-0217

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
775 ILCS 5/2-102from Ch. 68, par. 2-102

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Human Rights Act. Provides that it is a civil rights violation for any employer to adopt or enforce a policy that limits or prohibits the use of any language in any workplace, unless the language restriction is justified by a business necessity and the employer has notified its employees of (i) the circumstances and the time when the language restriction is required to be observed and (ii) the consequences for violating the language restriction. Defines "business necessity".

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Deletes the amendatory provisions of the bill. Provides that it is a civil rights violation for an employer to impose a restriction that has the effect of prohibiting a language from being spoken by an employee in communications that are unrelated to the employee's duties. Defines "language".

DateChamber Action
  2/19/2003SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Martin A. Sandoval
  2/19/2003SenateFirst Reading
  2/19/2003SenateReferred to Rules
  2/26/2003SenateAssigned to Judiciary
  3/5/2003SenatePostponed - Judiciary
  3/13/2003SenateDo Pass Judiciary; 009-000-000
  3/13/2003SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 18, 2003
  3/18/2003SenateSecond Reading
  3/18/2003SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 19, 2003
  3/20/2003SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Barack Obama
  3/20/2003SenateThird Reading - Passed; 054-000-001
  3/20/2003HouseArrived in House
  3/20/2003HousePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  3/26/2003HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Edward J. Acevedo
  3/26/2003HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. John A. Fritchey
  3/26/2003HouseFirst Reading
  3/26/2003HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/31/2003HouseAssigned to Judiciary I - Civil Law Committee
  4/16/2003HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Maria Antonia Berrios
  4/16/2003HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Susana Mendoza
  5/1/2003HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Judiciary I - Civil Law Committee; 017-000-000
  5/1/2003HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/13/2003HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Edward J. Acevedo
  5/13/2003HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  5/14/2003HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 003-002-000
  5/16/2003HouseCommittee/3rd Reading Deadline Extended-Rule 9(b); May 23, 2003
  5/20/2003HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/20/2003HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted by Voice Vote
  5/20/2003HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/21/2003HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 116-001-000
  5/22/2003SenateSecretary's Desk - Concurrence House Amendment(s) 01
  5/22/2003SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence House Amendment(s) 01 - May 23, 2003
  5/22/2003SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Filed with Secretary Sen. Martin A. Sandoval
  5/22/2003SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules
  5/28/2003SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Rules Referred to Judiciary
  5/28/2003SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Be Approved for Consideration Judiciary; 007-000-000
  5/29/2003SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Senate Concurs 058-000-000
  5/29/2003SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/27/2003SenateSent to the Governor
  7/18/2003SenateGovernor Approved
  7/18/2003SenateEffective Date January 1, 2004
  7/18/2003SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 93-0217

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