EQUAL OPPORTUNITY ACT
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Creates the Illinois Equal Opportunity Act of 1997. Contains the
short title only.
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Changes the short title to the Illinois Equal Benefit Opportunity
Act of 1997. Provides that a unit of local government or school dis-
trict that provides benefits to same-sex couples must provide equal
benefits to heterosexual couples. Preempts home rule. Amends the
State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement.
STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE (DCCA)
SB228 creates a personnel mandate which normally requires 100%
reimbursement. The bill contains an express exemption from the
HOME RULE NOTE
SB228 preempts home rule authority.
FISCAL NOTE (DCCA)
SB 228 does impose additional costs for units of local gov't to
provide the aforementioned services. Due to the nature of the
bill, costs are difficult to determine.
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: 99-01-12
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 0 SENATE - 1
END OF INQUIRY
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