Bill Status of HB1637  93rd General Assembly

Short Description:  LIVING WAGE ACT

House Sponsors
Rep. Cynthia Soto - Kenneth Dunkin - Susana Mendoza - Maria Antonia Berrios - Linda Chapa LaVia and Edward J. Acevedo

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/11/2005HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
30 ILCS 500/20-17 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Illinois Living Wage Act. Provides that certain employers must pay employees a living wage rate that is set by the Director of Labor. Requires employers to provide continued employment to certain employees when a contract provides for the continuation of services currently provided by another contractor. Requires employers to post notice of employee's rights under the Act. Allows the Director to investigate violations of the Act. Sets penalties for violations of the Act. Prohibits retaliation against employees who exercise their rights under the Act. Amends the Illinois Procurement Code. Requires the procurement officer to determine the level of the State's vulnerability to labor unrest before issuing invitations for bids or requests for proposals for service contracts. Requires those bids and proposals to (i) include assurance of protection against labor discord and (ii) certify that the contractor will comply with the Illinois Living Wage Act. Provides that if during the duration of the contract, a contractor fails to comply with the Illinois Living Wage Act, the contract is voidable. Effective January 1, 2004.

DateChamber Action
  2/10/2003HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Cynthia Soto
  2/10/2003HouseFirst Reading
  2/10/2003HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/11/2003HouseAssigned to Labor Committee
  2/21/2003HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kenneth Dunkin
  3/5/2003HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Susana Mendoza
  3/5/2003HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Maria Antonia Berrios
  3/5/2003HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  3/5/2003HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Edward J. Acevedo
  3/13/2003HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/11/2005HouseSession Sine Die