Governor Quinn Takes Bill Action **Friday, August 16, 2013** PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Brooke Anderson   
Monday, 19 August 2013 14:41

CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today took action on the following bills:

Bill No.: HB 49

An Act Concerning: Revenue

Makes it a Class 3 felony to sell, purchase, install, transfer, possess, use, or access any automated sales suppression device, zapper, or phantom-ware in Illinois.

Action: Signed

Effective: Jan. 1, 2014

Bill No.: HB 61

An Act Concerning: Public Health

Repeals a section of the Communicable Disease Prevention Act which requires the state and local health departments to report the identity of students with HIV/AIDS to their respective school principals.

Action: Signed

Effective: Jan. 1, 2014

Bill No.: HB 71

An Act Concerning: Public Aid

Enhances the ability of the Inspector General of the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to prevent and lessen the occurrence of Medicaid program fraud, waste, and abuse; to recoup program overpayments; and to impose interest and civil penalties.

Action: Signed

Effective: Immediately

 

Bill No.: HB 84

An Act Concerning: Public Health

Creates a license for wholesale distribution of a drug in shortage, and sets provision for licensure and penalties for violations.

Action: Signed

Effective: Immediately

 

Bill No.: HB100

An Act Concerning: Public Health and Safety

Permits the Chester Mental Health Center to use transport devices on civil recipients in the course of transport.

Action: Signed

Effective: Immediately

 

Bill No.: HB 101

An Act Concerning: Regulation

Increases the fines for violations under the Pawnbroker Regulation Act and increases the jurisdictional powers of the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.

Action: Signed

Effective: Immediately

 

Bill No.: HB 131

An Act Concerning: Reports of Stun Gun and Taser Use by Law Enforcement Officers.

Requires training for law enforcement officers who use tasers and stun guns.

Action: Signed

Effective: Jan. 1, 2014

 

Bill No.: HB 181

An Act Concerning: Criminal Law

Authorizes the State Police to receive payments from additional fines imposed on child pornography offenders.

Action: Signed

Effective: Jan. 1, 2014

 

Bill No.: HB 198

An Act Concerning: Transportation

Creates the Illinois Police K-9 Memorial license plates.

Action: Signed

Effective: Jan. 1, 2014

 

Bill No.: HB 490

An Act Concerning: Education

Requires passage test of basic skills before an Educator License or Professional Educator License can be issued.

Action: Signed

Effective: Jan. 1, 2014

 

Bill No.: HB 530

An Act Concerning: Regulation

Revises definition of “hearing aid” and “hearing instrument.”

Action: Signed

Effective: Immediately

 

Bill No.: HB 532

An Act Concerning: Regulation

Extends the Electrologist Licensing Act sunset to Jan. 1, 2024 and revises applicant requirements; increases the fines that may be imposed; and expands Department of Professional Regulation’s disciplinary authority.

Action: Signed

Effective: Immediately

 

Bill No.: HB 533

An Act Concerning: Regulation

Makes numerous technical changes to the Act.

Action: Signed

Effective: Dec. 31, 2013

 

Bill No.: HB 595

An Act Concerning: Regulation

Amends the Community Association Manager Licensing and Disciplinary Act.

Action: Signed

Effective: Jan. 1, 2014

 

Bill No.: HB 702

An Act Concerning: Safety

Amends the Environmental Protection Act to make certain exemptions on regulations for non-infectious needles.

Action: Signed

Effective: Jan. 1, 2014

 

Bill No.: HB 733

An Act Concerning: Animals

Adjusts regulations for impounded livestock.

Action: Signed

Effective: Immediately

Bill No.: HB 743

An Act Concerning: Wildlife

Extends the youth-only deer hunting season to include the Columbus Day holiday.

Action: Signed

Effective: Immediately

Bill No.: HB 801

An Act Concerning: Criminal Law

Expands aggravated battery to include battery of a nurse who is performing his/her duties as a nurse.

Action: Signed

Effective: Jan. 1, 2014

Bill No.: HB 804

An Act Concerning: Criminal Law

Modifies definition of predatory criminal assault of a child; requires reporting of criminal sexual abuse of a child.

Action: Signed

Effective: Jan. 1, 2014

Bill No.: HB 806

An Act Concerning: Criminal Law

Increases restrictions on the purchase of pseudoephedrine for certain individuals.

Action: Signed

Effective: Immediately

 

Bill No.: HB 827

An Act Concerning: Criminal Law

Requires Office of the State's Attorney to inform the victim's family members of their right to present an impact statement at sentencing.

Action: Signed

Effective: Jan. 1, 2014

 

Bill No.: HB 830

An Act Concerning: Criminal Law

Authorizes a fee of 30% of taxable court costs to be added to the overdue delinquent amount.

Action: Signed

Effective: Jan. 1, 2014

 

Bill No.: HB 946

An Act Concerning: Education

Creates Young Adult Heroin Use Task Force to address the use of heroin among high school students in Illinois.

Action: Signed

Effective: Immediately

Bill No.: HB 984

An Act Concerning: Civil Law

Clarifies the circumstances under which circuit clerks should collect an existing fee for violations of conservation-related statutes.

Action: Signed

Effective: Immediately

 

Bill No.: HB 989

An Act Concerning: Transportation

Creates the Illinois Public Safety Drivers License Plate.

Action: Signed

Effective: Jan. 1, 2014

Bill No.: HB 996

An Act Concerning: Gaming

Makes technical changes to policy regarding charitable game nights held by municipalities.

Action: Signed

Effective: Jan. 1, 2014

 

Bill No.: HB 1017

An Act Concerning: Civil Law

Authorizes the use of the Illinois Health Information Exchange and real-time data sharing to support the success of care coordination and Medicaid reform.

Action: Signed

Effective: Immediately

 

Bill No.: HB 1063

An Act Concerning: Criminal Law

Removes statute of limitations for criminal actions against alleged perpetrators where victims of sexual offenses were under the age of 18 at the time of the offense.

Action: Signed

Effective: Jan. 1, 2014

 

Bill No.: HB 1191

An Act Concerning: State Government

Expands the Department on Aging’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program to older adults and individuals with disabilities living in community or domestic settings.

Action: Signed

Effective: Immediately

 

Bill No.: HB 1199

An Act Concerning: Transportation

Prohibits a person or entity from using an electronic tracking device, such as a GPS tracker, to determine the location or movement of another person.

Action: Signed

Effective: Jan. 1, 2014

 

Bill No.: HB 1238

An Act Concerning: Transportation

Allows for the creation of The H Foundation - Committed to a Cure for Cancer license plate.

Action: Signed

Effective: Jan. 1, 2014

 

Bill No.: HB 1288

An Act Concerning: Education

Codifies federal complaint procedures for students with Individualized Education Plans (“IEP”).

Action: Signed

Effective: Immediately

 

Bill No.: HB 1295

An Act Concerning: Local Government

Authorizes the Illinois Urban Development Authority to use funds for transportation projects.

Action: Signed

Effective: Immediately

 

Bill No.: HB 1309

An Act Concerning: Criminal Law

Creates a criminal offense for knowingly video or audio recording an assault or battery act with the intent to disseminate the recording.

Action: Signed

Effective: Jan. 1, 2014

 

Bill No.: HB 1330

An Act Concerning: Land

Clarifies legal descriptions of parcels of land.

Action: Signed

Effective: Immediately

 

Bill No.: HB 1335

An Act Concerning: Insurance

Inserts a definition for financial institution within the Title Insurance Act and makes technical changes to the disbursement of settlement funds.

Action: Signed

Effective: Immediately

 

 

Bill No.: HB 1349

An Act Concerning: Local Government

Authorizes fire protection districts to enact ordinances requiring that certain structures install access or key boxes that allow the fire department access for life-saving purposes.

Action: Signed

Effective: Immediately

 

Bill No.: HB 1351

An Act Concerning: Public Employee Benefits

Clarifies the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund’s (“IMRF” or “Fund”) Return-to-Work Policy.

Action: Signed

Effective: Immediately

 

Bill No.: HB 1353

An Act Concerning: Finance

Allows park districts, conservation districts, and forest preserve districts to invest public funds in interest-earning bonds issued by other units of local government.

Action: Signed

Effective: Immediately

 

Bill No.: HB 1375

An Act Concerning: Public Employee Retirement Benefits

Increases survivor’s annuity to provide parity for surviving children of a deceased firefighter.

Action: Signed

Effective: Immediately

 

Bill No.: HB 1389

An Act Concerning: Local Government

Extends the RTA’s authority to issue bonds to 2016.

Action: Signed

Effective: Immediately

 

Bill No.: HB 1443

An Act Concerning: Criminal Law

Creates the criminal penalty for a school official’s failure to report to law enforcement after knowingly observing hazing.

Action: Signed

Effective: Immediately

 

Bill No.: HB 1486

An Act Concerning: Liquor

Adds transparency to Liquor Control Commission (“Commission) website and allows Department of Revenue (“DOR”) to permit liquor distributors to keep records at a central location.

Action: Signed

Effective: Immediately

 

Bill No.: HB 1529

An Act Concerning: Transportation

Permits the issuance of Retired Law Enforcement license plates for retired police officers.

Action: Signed

Effective: Jan. 1, 2014

 

Bill No.: HB 1539

An Act Concerning: Transportation

Allows trained and certified non-police volunteers to direct traffic during civic and charitable processions.

Action: Signed

Effective: Jan. 1, 2014

 

Bill No.: HB 1544

An Act Concerning: State Government

Creates the Illinois Business Development Council and requires the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity to develop a strategic economic development plan.

Action: Signed

Effective: Immediately

 

Bill No.: HB 1545

An Act Concerning: Insurance

Increases application requirements for registration as a title insurance agent and grants additional regulatory authority to the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR).

Action: Signed

Effective: Jan. 1, 2014

 

Bill No.: HB 1548

An Act Concerning: Criminal Law

Allows persons convicted of Class 3 or Class 4 felonies to apply for expungement with the Prisoner Review Board after they have served a tour of military duty.

Action: Signed

Effective: Immediately

 

Bill No.: HB 1572

An Act Concerning: Regulation

Revises the powers of the Department of Financial and Profession Regulation (DFPR) as it pertains to the assessing of civil penalties.

Action: Signed

Effective: Immediately

 

Bill No.: HB 1573

An Act Concerning: Liquor

Doubles the amount of beer a holder of a craft brewer’s license can produce to 930,000 gallons from 465,000.

Action: Signed

Effective: Immediately

Bill No.: HB 1652

An Act Concerning: Wildlife

Prohibits the use of a drone to interfere with hunting.

Action: Signed

Effective: Immediately

 

Bill No.: HB 1683

An Act Concerning: Finance

Requires that a State mental health or developmental disabilities facility operated by the Department of Human Services properly transfer funds to the appropriate line item.

Action: Signed

Effective: Immediately

Bill No.: HB 1745

An Act Concerning: State Government

Clarifies that a county may only submit a referendum regarding an opt-out electrical aggregation program to voters in unincorporated areas of the county where no electric aggregation ordinance is in place.

Action: Signed

Effective: Jan. 1, 2014

 

Bill No.: HB 1809

An Act Concerning: Transportation

Adds cancer treatment to the list of mobility restrictions that qualify as disabilities in order to qualify for temporary disability placards.

Action: Signed

Effective: Jan. 1, 2014

 

Bill No.: HB 1810

An Act Concerning: Transportation

Creates the Legion of Merit License Plate.

Action: Signed

Effective: Jan. 1, 2014

 

Bill No.: HB 2239

An Act Concerning: Local Government

Updates the Illinois Anatomical Gift Act to make its provisions consistent with the Revised Uniform Anatomical Gift Act of 2006.

Action: Signed

Effective: Jan. 1, 2014

 

Bill No.: HB 2245

An Act Concerning: Children

Creates a training program to recognize and report child abuse.

Action: Signed

Effective: Jul. 1, 2014

Bill No.: HB 2310

An Act Concerning: Transportation

Extends the model years of Special Hauling Vehicles by 10 years to ensure specific truck mixers meet statutory requirements.

Action: Signed

Effective: Jan. 1, 2014

Bill No.: HB 2361

An Act Concerning: Transportation

Allows certain 3-axle vehicles to have a higher weight allowance than other Special Hauling Vehicles.

Action: Signed

Effective: Immediately

 

Bill No.: HB 2454

An Act Concerning: Local Government

Restricts content of advisory referenda for township governments.

Action: Amendatory Vetoed

Effective: Immediately

 

A copy of the veto message is attached.

Bill No.: HB 2471

An Act Concerning: Criminal Law

Requires that victims be identified by name, initials, or description in sex offense charges.

Action: Signed

Effective: Immediately

 

Bill No.: HB 2473

An Act Concerning: Civil Law

Exempts court orders or judgments for child support from requirements or limitations that must be met before an order for incarceration or detention for indirect civil contempt.

Action: Signed

Effective: Jan. 1, 2014

 

Bill No.: HB 2477

An Act Concerning: Transportation

Allows multiple suspensions and revocations to exist simultaneously on a driver's license.

Action: Signed

Effective: Immediately

 

Bill No.: HB 2482

An Act Concerning: Local Government

Increases transparency of local government annual budget statements.

Action: Signed

Effective: Immediately

Bill No.: HB 2488

An Act Concerning: Local Government

Allows political subdivisions to post new project bid requests on their websites and via electronic mail.

Action: Signed

Effective: Immediately

Bill No.: HB 2498

An Act Concerning: State Government

Exempts vouchers for tax refunds from the Comptroller’s $5.00 threshold for electronic payment.

Action: Signed

Effective: Immediately

Bill No.: HB 2499

An Act Concerning: Civil Law

Clarifies that air carrier fuel and petroleum products are exempt from sales tax for specified flights.

Action: Signed

Effective: Immediately

 

Bill No.: HB 2506

An Act Concerning: Gaming

Requires race tracks to make automated external defibrillators accessible when backstretch workers are present.

Action: Signed

Effective: Jan. 1, 2014

 

Bill No.: HB 2508

An Act Concerning: Business

Creates new motorcycle franchise limitations.

Action: Signed

Effective: Immediately

Bill No.: HB 2518

An Act Concerning: Revenue

Enhances ability of the Illinois Department of Revenue to administer and enforce the Internal Revenue Code.

Action: Signed

Effective: Immediately

 

Bill No.: HB 2520

An Act Concerning: Gaming

Adds poker runs to list of events considered charitable games.

Action: Signed

Effective: Immediately

 

Bill No.: HB 2583

An Act Concerning: Public Employee Benefits

Makes changes and reforms to Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund.

Action: Signed

Effective: Immediately

 

Bill No.: HB 2586

An Act Concerning: Public Aid

Extends the sunset on the Supplemental Low-Income Energy Assistance Fund (LIHEAP) and the Energy Assistance Charge to Dec. 31, 2018.

Action: Signed

Effective: Jan. 1, 2014

 

Bill No.: HB 2590

An Act Concerning: Civil Law

Allows employers to seek orders of protection for an employee who has previously been a victim of unlawful violence.

Action: Signed

Effective: Immediately

 

Bill No.: HB 2614

An Act Concerning: Finance

Increases efficiencies and cost-savings by amending the state Procurement Code to allow a single project contract to cover multiple buildings.

Action: Signed

Effective: Immediately

Bill No.: HB 2616

An Act Concerning: Regulation

Provides that an unlicensed funeral homeowner may interact with customers provided that a licensed funeral home director is present.

Action: Signed

Effective: Jan. 1, 2014

Bill No.: HB 2620

An Act Concerning: Public Employee Benefits

Codifies current practices of pension funds and retirement systems so that separate procurement for changes in investment plans with existing fund sponsors is no longer required.

Action: Signed

Effective: Immediately
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