MCKEON-MADIGAN,MJ-HOWARD-SCOTT-FANTIN, ACEVEDO, BOLAND,
BURKE, CURRIE, DART, DAVIS,MONIQUE, ERWIN,
FLOWERS, FRITCHEY, JONES,LOU, JONES,SHIRLEY,
LANG, LOPEZ, RONEN, SANTIAGO, SCHAKOWSKY, SCHOENBERG,
STROGER, TURNER,ART AND YOUNGE.
HUMAN RTS-SEXUAL ORIENTATION
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Human Rights Act. Provides that nothing in the Act
shall be construed as requiring any employer, employment agency, or
labor organization to give preferential treatment or other affirmative
action based on sexual orientation. Provides that discrimination
against a person because of his or her sexual orientation constitutes
unlawful discrimination under the Act. Provides that it is a civil
rights violation to engage in blockbusting in real estate because of
the present or prospective entry of persons with a particular sexual
orientation into the vicinity. Provides that the owner of an
owner-occupied residential building with 4 or fewer units is not
prohibited from making decisions regarding whether to rent to a person
based upon that person's sexual orientation. Defines "sexual
FISCAL NOTE (Human Rights Commission)
There would be no fiscal impact on the Commission in FY98. If
there is a 5% increase (as in Chicago/Cook County), the Comm.
anticipates approximately 26 more complaints. For every 80 to
90 additional complaints, the Commission would need an addi-
tional adminstrative law judge (ALJ), and for every 5 ALJs, one
Assistant General Counsel, and for every 3 ALJs, a clerical
support person. Total estimated for all additional staff would
be between $89,000 and $92,000.
STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE
In the opinion of DCCA, HB1241 fails to create a State mandate
under the State Mandates Act.
FISCAL NOTE (Dpt. Human Services)
Charges are expected to increase by $250,000 annually.
It has been determined that the bill would neither decrease nor
increase the need for the number of judges in the state.
HOME RULE NOTE
HB 1241 does not preempt home rule authority.
HOUSING AFFORDABILITY NOTE
No fiscal effect on a single-family residence.
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: 99-01-12
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 0 SENATE - 0
END OF INQUIRY
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