90th General Assembly
Summary of SB0228
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Short description: 
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.         
   Effective immediately.                                                      
          STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE (DCCA)                                    
          SB228 creates a personnel mandate which normally requires 100%       
          reimbursement. The bill contains an express exemption from the       
          reimbursement liability.                                             
          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

           Location: Senate

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   0     SENATE -   1


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