Bill Status of HB4850  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  GENDER VIOLENCE-EMPLOYER DUTY

House Sponsors
Rep. Will Guzzardi - Eva Dina Delgado - Sonya M. Harper, Dagmara Avelar and Joyce Mason

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Karina Villa and Jacqueline Y. Collins)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  3/4/2022SenateReferred to Assignments

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
740 ILCS 82/5
740 ILCS 82/11 new
740 ILCS 82/20
740 ILCS 82/25 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends "An Act in relation to violence against women", approved August 5, 2003, Public Act 93-416, by adding clauses to the preamble. Amends the Gender Violence Act. Includes domestic violence in the definition of "gender-related violence". Provides that an employer shall be liable for gender-related violence committed by an employee or nonemployee if the employer, through the employer's acts or omissions, engages in: (1) encouraging or assisting in the commission of the gender-related violence by failing to supervise, train, or monitor an employee or nonemployee; (2) having prior knowledge of an employee's or nonemployee's propensity for engaging in similar conduct but failing to take remedial measures; (3) failing to investigate complaints or reports of similar conduct by an employee or nonemployee; or (4) otherwise failing to investigate or take remedial measures in response to complaints or reports of similar conduct by an employee or nonemployee. Requires an action based on gender-related violence relating to domestic violence to be commenced within 7 years after the cause of action accrued or, in a case where the person was a minor at the time the cause of action accrued, within 7 years of the person reaching the age of 18. Provides that no person has the power to waive any provisions of the Act as part of a dissolution of marriage agreement, civil union, domestic partnership, or custody agreement.

House Floor Amendment No. 2
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Gender Violence Act. Defines "employee", "employer", "work environment", and "workplace". Changes the definition of "gender-related violence" to include domestic violence. Provides that an employer shall only be liable for gender-related violence committed in the work environment by an employee or agent of the employer. Provides specific instances in which an employer is liable for gender-related violence. Provides that no person shall have the power to waive any provisions of the Act as part of a dissolution of marriage agreement, civil union, domestic partnership, or custody agreement. Makes corresponding changes.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/25/2022HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Will Guzzardi
  1/27/2022HouseFirst Reading
  1/27/2022HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/31/2022HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Eva Dina Delgado
  2/9/2022HouseAssigned to Labor & Commerce Committee
  2/16/2022HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Labor & Commerce Committee; 018-011-000
  2/17/2022HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  2/22/2022HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  2/22/2022HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  2/22/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dagmara Avelar
  3/1/2022HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Will Guzzardi
  3/1/2022HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/1/2022HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Will Guzzardi
  3/1/2022HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/2/2022HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Labor & Commerce Committee
  3/2/2022HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Rules Refers to Labor & Commerce Committee
  3/3/2022HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommends Be Adopted Labor & Commerce Committee; 018-011-000
  3/3/2022HouseRecalled to Second Reading - Short Debate
  3/3/2022HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted
  3/3/2022HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 40
  3/3/2022HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/3/2022HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 069-039-000
  3/3/2022HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sonya M. Harper
  3/3/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Joyce Mason
  3/4/2022SenateArrive in Senate
  3/4/2022SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  3/4/2022SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Karina Villa
  3/4/2022SenateFirst Reading
  3/4/2022SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/18/2022SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins