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 Bill Status of SB2153  97th General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford and Annazette R. Collins

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/8/2013SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
775 ILCS 5/1-102from Ch. 68, par. 1-102
775 ILCS 5/1-103from Ch. 68, par. 1-103
775 ILCS 5/2-102from Ch. 68, par. 2-102

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Employment Advertisement Fairness Act. Provides that no employer, employment agency, labor organization, or an agent or representative of any such entity shall publish in print or on the Internet an advertisement for a job that contains a statement indicating that current employment is a job qualification or that an applicant who is not employed will not be considered. Provides that a violation is a civil penalty not to exceed $5,000 for the first violation and $10,000 for each subsequent violation, collectible by the Department of Labor in a proceeding under rules adopted by the Department. Amends the Illinois Human Rights Act. Provides that the public policy of this State in the area of employment is modified to include: to prevent discrimination based on unemployment status or on a gap in employment history. Provides that unless otherwise authorized by law, it is a civil rights violation for any employer, employment agency, or labor organization to inquire into or to use a prospective employee's unemployment status or gap in employment history as a basis to refuse to hire or to act with respect to recruitment, hiring, or other employment decisions. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  2/10/2011SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  2/10/2011SenateFirst Reading
  2/10/2011SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/2/2011SenateAssigned to Labor
  3/18/2011SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  3/21/2011SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Annazette R. Collins
  1/8/2013SenateSession Sine Die

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