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 Bill Status of SB1847  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  HUMAN RTS-DISCRIMINATION-RACE

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Mattie Hunter - Mike Simmons - Jacqueline Y. Collins - Adriane Johnson, Cristina H. Pacione-Zayas and Meg Loughran Cappel

House Sponsors
(Rep. Sonya M. Harper and Kambium Buckner)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  6/25/2021SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 102-0036

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


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Human Rights Act. Provides that the amendatory Act may be referred to as the CROWN (Create a Respectful and Open Workplace for Natural Hair) Act. Provides that "race", as used in the Employment and Elementary, Secondary, and Higher Education Articles, includes traits historically associated with race, including, but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
775 ILCS 5/1-103
Adds reference to:
5 ILCS 140/7.5
820 ILCS 112/11
820 ILCS 112/30

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Freedom of Information Act to remove an exemption from disclosure for certain information under the Equal Pay Act of 2003. Amends the Equal Pay Act of 2003. Requires employers with fewer than 100 employees to certify that they are exempt from specified provisions. Provides that a business subject to the equal pay registration certificate requirement on March 23, 2021 shall apply for and obtain an equal pay registration certificate between March 24, 2022 and March 23, 2024, rather than within 3 years after March 23, 2021. Provides that a business subject to the equal pay registration certificate requirement after March 23, 2021 shall apply for the certificate within 3 years of commencing business. Requires recertification every 2 years. Requires disclosure of information by county in which the employee works, beginning date of employment, and any other information the Department deems necessary to access pay equity. Provides that the business must disclose its approach to determining the level of wages and benefits payable to employees and identify differences in approach by title of classification employee. Provides that employees may obtain title and pay data. Permits the Department of Labor to share data with the Department of Human Rights and the Attorney General. With respect to violations of the Act by employers having 100 or more employees, authorizes a penalty of up to $10,000 per employee for violation other than equal pay certificate requirements and a penalty of $10,000 for violation of the equal pay certificate requirements. Effective immediately.

House Floor Amendment No. 2
Provides a 30-day opportunity to correct an inadvertent failure to file an initial application or recertification. With respect to equal pay certificates, limits the application of certain provisions of the Act to businesses that are required to file an Annual Employer Information Report EEO-1 with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Provides that applicants have 30, rather than 15, days to cure deficiencies in an application. Provides that certain information disclosures by employees of the Department of Labor may constitute a violation of the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act.

House Floor Amendment No. 4
Replaces provisions regarding the disclosure of confidential information by an employee involving findings by the Executive Inspector General and determinations of guilt under the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act. Provides that a Department of Labor employee who willfully and knowingly divulges, except in accordance with a proper judicial order or otherwise provided by law, confidential information received by the Department of Labor from any business pursuant to this Act shall be deemed to have violated the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act and be subject to the civil and criminal penalties established under specified provisions of that Act after investigation and opportunity for hearing before the Executive Ethics Commission under that Act.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/26/2021SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Mattie Hunter
  2/26/2021SenateFirst Reading
  2/26/2021SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/2/2021SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Mike Simmons
  4/6/2021SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  4/7/2021SenateAssigned to Human Rights
  4/15/2021SenateDo Pass Human Rights; 008-000-000
  4/15/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 20, 2021
  4/20/2021SenateSecond Reading
  4/20/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading ** April 21, 2021
  4/23/2021SenateThird Reading - Passed; 058-000-000
  4/26/2021HouseArrived in House
  4/26/2021HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Sonya M. Harper
  4/27/2021HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Kambium Buckner
  4/27/2021SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Adriane Johnson
  4/27/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina H. Pacione-Zayas
  4/27/2021HouseFirst Reading
  4/27/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/27/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Meg Loughran Cappel
  5/4/2021HouseAssigned to Immigration & Human Rights Committee
  5/5/2021HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Sonya M. Harper
  5/5/2021HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  5/11/2021HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Immigration & Human Rights Committee
  5/12/2021HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Immigration & Human Rights Committee; by Voice Vote
  5/12/2021HouseDo Pass as Amended / Consent Calendar Immigration & Human Rights Committee; 008-000-000
  5/13/2021HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Consent Calendar
  5/14/2021HouseRemoved from Consent Calendar Status Rep. Dan Brady
  5/14/2021HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/20/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Sonya M. Harper
  5/20/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  5/24/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Sonya M. Harper
  5/24/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Referred to Rules Committee
  5/24/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Rules Refers to Immigration & Human Rights Committee
  5/25/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommends Be Adopted Immigration & Human Rights Committee; 008-000-000
  5/25/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
  5/25/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 4 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Sonya M. Harper
  5/25/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 4 Referred to Rules Committee
  5/26/2021HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/26/2021HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  5/27/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 4 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
  5/27/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted
  5/27/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Withdrawn by Rep. Sonya M. Harper
  5/27/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 4 Adopted
  5/27/2021HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/27/2021HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 117-000-000
  5/27/2021SenateSecretary's Desk - Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1, 2, 4
  5/27/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1, 2, 4 - May 28, 2021
  5/28/2021SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Filed with Secretary Sen. Mattie Hunter
  5/28/2021SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Assignments
  5/28/2021SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Filed with Secretary Sen. Mattie Hunter
  5/28/2021SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Referred to Assignments
  5/28/2021SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 4 Motion to Concur Filed with Secretary Sen. Mattie Hunter
  5/28/2021SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 4 Motion to Concur Referred to Assignments
  5/29/2021SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Assignments Referred to Human Rights
  5/29/2021SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Assignments Referred to Human Rights
  5/29/2021SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 4 Motion to Concur Assignments Referred to Human Rights
  5/29/2021SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion To Concur Recommended Do Adopt Human Rights; 006-000-000
  5/29/2021SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion To Concur Recommended Do Adopt Human Rights; 006-000-000
  5/29/2021SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 4 Motion To Concur Recommended Do Adopt Human Rights; 006-000-000
  5/30/2021SenateHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Senate Concurs 059-000-000
  5/30/2021SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Senate Concurs 059-000-000
  5/30/2021SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 4 Senate Concurs 059-000-000
  5/30/2021SenateSenate Concurs
  5/30/2021SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/7/2021SenateSent to the Governor
  6/25/2021SenateGovernor Approved
  6/25/2021SenateEffective Date June 25, 2021
  6/25/2021SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 102-0036

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