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 Bill Status of SB0161  101st General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. John F. Curran - Michael E. Hastings - Melinda Bush - Jacqueline Y. Collins - Pat McGuire, John G. Mulroe, Elgie R. Sims, Jr., Ann Gillespie, Don Harmon, Ram Villivalam, Neil Anderson, Thomas Cullerton, Bill Cunningham, Linda Holmes, Dale Fowler, Scott M. Bennett, Mattie Hunter, Terry Link, Martin A. Sandoval, Iris Y. Martinez, Andy Manar, Laura M. Murphy and Heather A. Steans

House Sponsors
(Rep. Jay Hoffman - John Connor - Marcus C. Evans, Jr. - Michael P. McAuliffe - Debbie Meyers-Martin, Kelly M. Burke, Lance Yednock, Thaddeus Jones, Stephanie A. Kifowit, Frances Ann Hurley, Terra Costa Howard, Kambium Buckner, Justin Slaughter, Maurice A. West, II, Emanuel Chris Welch, Kathleen Willis, William Davis, Rita Mayfield, LaToya Greenwood, John C. D'Amico, Martin J. Moylan, André Thapedi, Elizabeth Hernandez, Celina Villanueva, Diane Pappas, Katie Stuart, Theresa Mah, La Shawn K. Ford, Will Guzzardi, Jonathan Carroll, Mark L. Walker, Carol Ammons, Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz, Joyce Mason, Robyn Gabel, Mary Edly-Allen, Natalie A. Manley, Barbara Hernandez and Aaron M. Ortiz)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/23/2019SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0527

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
15 ILCS 205/6.3 new
15 ILCS 205/6.4 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Attorney General Act. Creates the Worker Protection Unit within the Office of the Illinois Attorney General to intervene in, initiate, enforce, and defend all criminal or civil legal proceedings on matters and violations relating to specified statutes. Provides further powers and requirements of the Attorney General in the Worker Protection Unit. Creates the Worker Protection Task Force. Provides for the purposes and composition of the Task Force. Provides that the Task Force shall submit a report to the Governor and the General Assembly regarding its progress no later than December 1, 2020. Repeals the Task Force December 1, 2021.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill with additions and changes. Modifies provisions concerning the Worker Protection Unit. Specifies that the Unit shall be dedicated to combating businesses that underpay their employees, force their employees to work in unsafe conditions, and gain an unfair economic advantage by avoiding their tax and labor responsibilities. Specifies that the Unit shall have the power and duty to intervene in, initiate, and enforce all legal proceedings on matters related to the payment of wages, the safety of the workplace, and fair employment practices. Provides that the Office of the Attorney General may use information obtained by the Worker Protection Unit for law enforcement purposes only. Modifies provisions concerning the Worker Protection Unit Task Force. Provides that the Task Force shall be coordinated by the Office of the Attorney General to promote a statewide outreach and enforcement effort to target businesses that violate the State's worker protection laws (currently, to target Illinois' underground economy). Adds members to the Task Force. Makes other changes concerning the purposes and duties of the Unit and Task Force.

DateChamber Action
  1/30/2019SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. John F. Curran
  1/30/2019SenateFirst Reading
  1/30/2019SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/13/2019SenateAssigned to Judiciary
  3/13/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. John G. Mulroe
  3/14/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
  3/14/2019SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael E. Hastings
  3/14/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Ann Gillespie
  3/14/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Don Harmon
  3/20/2019SenateDo Pass Judiciary; 008-000-000
  3/20/2019SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 21, 2019
  3/20/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. John F. Curran
  3/20/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/26/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Judiciary
  3/27/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Judiciary; 008-000-000
  3/28/2019SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Melinda Bush
  3/28/2019SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  3/28/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Ram Villivalam
  3/28/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Neil Anderson
  3/28/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Thomas Cullerton
  3/28/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Bill Cunningham
  4/3/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Linda Holmes
  4/4/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Dale Fowler
  4/4/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Scott M. Bennett
  4/4/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  4/4/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Terry Link
  4/4/2019SenateSecond Reading
  4/4/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; Curran
  4/4/2019SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 9, 2019
  4/5/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Martin A. Sandoval
  4/9/2019SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Pat McGuire
  4/9/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
  4/10/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Andy Manar
  4/11/2019SenateThird Reading - Passed; 057-000-000
  4/11/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura M. Murphy
  4/11/2019HouseArrived in House
  4/11/2019HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Jay Hoffman
  4/11/2019HouseFirst Reading
  4/11/2019HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/24/2019HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. John Connor
  4/26/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Burke
  4/29/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Lance Yednock
  4/30/2019HouseAssigned to Labor & Commerce Committee
  5/1/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Heather A. Steans
  5/1/2019HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
  5/1/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Thaddeus Jones
  5/1/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
  5/1/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Frances Ann Hurley
  5/1/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Terra Costa Howard
  5/1/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Kambium Buckner
  5/1/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Justin Slaughter
  5/1/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Maurice A. West, II
  5/1/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  5/2/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Kathleen Willis
  5/2/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
  5/2/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
  5/2/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. LaToya Greenwood
  5/2/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. John C. D'Amico
  5/2/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Martin J. Moylan
  5/8/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. André Thapedi
  5/8/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  5/8/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Celina Villanueva
  5/8/2019HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael P. McAuliffe
  5/8/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Diane Pappas
  5/8/2019HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Labor & Commerce Committee; 021-003-000
  5/9/2019HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/9/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Katie Stuart
  5/9/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Theresa Mah
  5/9/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  5/9/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
  5/9/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Jonathan Carroll
  5/14/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Mark L. Walker
  5/14/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
  5/14/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz
  5/15/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Joyce Mason
  5/15/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
  5/15/2019HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin
  5/16/2019HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/16/2019HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/16/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary Edly-Allen
  5/21/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Natalie A. Manley
  5/24/2019HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 31, 2019
  5/28/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Hernandez
  5/28/2019HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 099-016-000
  5/28/2019SenatePassed Both Houses
  5/28/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Aaron M. Ortiz
  6/26/2019SenateSent to the Governor
  8/23/2019SenateGovernor Approved
  8/23/2019SenateEffective Date January 1, 2020
  8/23/2019SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0527

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