Governor Quinn Takes Bill Action **Friday, August 26, 2011** PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Katelyn Tye   
Monday, 29 August 2011 09:13

CHICAGO – August 26, 2011. Governor Pat Quinn today took action on the following bills:  

   

Bill No.: HB 212  

An Act Concerning: Local Government  

Provides that two adjoining municipalities may enter into an intergovernmental agreement to form a business corridor if they meet the definition of a “disadvantaged municipality”.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Jan. 1  

   

Bill No.: HB 224  

An Act Concerning: Insurance  

Brings Illinois health insurance internal and external review laws into conformity with federal law and regulation standards by enhancing consumer appeal rights and protections.   

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediate  

   

Bill No.: HB 1079  

An Act Concerning: Education  

Allows Central Management Services (CMS) to require public universities to give an inventory of all items valued over $1,000.00 and requires public universities to submit an annual report to the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) and the General Assembly on tuition increases, cost-saving measures, programs created or altered, and programs with low performance.  

Action: Amendatorily Vetoed  

   

Bill No.: HB 1253  

An Act Concerning: Sex Offenders  

Amends the Sex Offender Registration Act in several sections and provides that a sex offender or sexual predator, who has never previously been required to register under the Act, must register if the person has been convicted of any felony offense after July 1, 2011.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Jan. 1  


Bill No.: HB 1716  

An Act Concerning: Government  

Provides additional time to process FOIA requests made by “recurrent requesters”, allows entities to charge for the actual costs of retrieving information and amends provisions related to the Public Access Counselor.    

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: HB 2860  

An Act Concerning: Transportation  

Allows the driver of a motorcycle or bicycle to proceed through a red light if the signal fails to detect them. Exempts City of Chicago.  

Action: Amendatorily Vetoed  

   

Bill No.: HB 2927  

An Act Concerning: State Government  

Provides a temporary wage subsidy for private sector employers who create new jobs for unemployed persons seeking jobs.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: HB 2972  

An Act Concerning: State Government  

Sets limits on the amount of time that temporary or expired appointees can continue to serve in their position.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: HB 3425  

An Act Concerning: Local Government  

Expands the Mid-America Medical District to include the municipalities of Belleville and O’Fallon and grants the District bonding authority.   

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: HB 3440  

An Act Concerning: Service Dogs  

Allows for reasonable accommodations to be made by a school for a student who uses a service animal.   

Action: Amendatorily Vetoed  


Bill No.: HB 3635  

An Act Concerning: Public Aid  

Removes any potential fiscal liability the State might accrue absent federal approval of the recently enacted nursing home assessment and payment enhancements and also creates an appeals process for ground ambulance service providers serving citizens receiving medical assistance from the State.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: SB 63  

An Act Concerning: Elections  

Creates a new 23rd judicial circuit and changes the composition of the 16th circuit.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: SB 83  

An Act Concerning: Local Government  

Allows a public utility water system to be acquired by a majority of the municipalities it serves through eminent domain and requires such municipalities to sustain the collective bargaining power of all water system employees.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: SB 109  

An Act Concerning: Revenue  

Creates "manufacturers representatives" of cigarette manufacturers, and requires them to be licensed by the Department of Revenue.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: SB 122  

An Act Concerning: Education  

Requires the Illinois Board of Higher Education to collect data on first generation college students and submit this data in its annual report to the General Assembly.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Jan. 1  

   

Bill No.: SB 123  

An Act Concerning: Regulation  

Allows physicians to issue public health standing orders and allows health care personnel to provide medical services within a public health clinic in conformance with standing orders issued by a public health standing orders physician without prior establishment of a physician-patient relationship.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Jan. 1  


Bill No.: SB 269  

An Act Concerning: State Government  

Provides greater opportunities for minority-owned businesses, female-owned businesses, businesses owned by persons with disabilities, and small businesses to participate in the State procurement process.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: SB 539  

An Act Concerning: Local Government  

Allows two or more municipalities to designate a joint redevelopment project area under certain guidelines.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: SB 673  

An Act Concerning: Regulation  

Requires that up to $500.00 annually in smoking cessation programs be covered by an insurance policy.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Jan. 1  

   

Bill No.: SB 675  

An Act Concerning: Regulation  

Transfers authority over care funds from the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation to the Comptroller.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: SB 745  

An Act Concerning: Gaming  

Allows certain fraternal and Veteran facilities to operate video gaming machines in Hamilton County.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: SB 959  

An Act Concerning: Transportation  

Adds an airport concession fee to the list of charges a motor vehicle renter company may assess to a renter.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  


Bill No.: SB 1122  

An Act Concerning: Human Rights  

Creates a civil rights violation if a person is discriminated against in the workplace on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions and modifies procedures for cases in which both the EEOC and IDHR have jurisdiction.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: SB 1228  

An Act Concerning: Criminal Law  

Amends the Criminal Code of 1961 to reorganize provisions relating to theft.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Jan. 1  

   

Bill No.: SB 1310  

An Act Concerning: Regulation  

Extends the sunset of the Interior Design Title Act from January 1, 2012 to January 1, 2022.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: SB 1394  

An Act Concerning: Civil Law  

Updates the Self-Storage Facility Act to make changes to late charges, liens, and other provisions.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: SB 1435  

An Act Concerning: Local Government  

Extends the TIF District for the City of Lawrenceville by 5 years.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: SB 1436  

An Act Concerning: Local Government  

Adds areas owned by a conservation district to definition of conservation area in regards to municipal annexation of territory.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Jan. 1  

   

Bill No.: SB 1539  

An Act Concerning: Regulation  

Creates the Appraisal Management Company Registration Act and extends the repeal date of the Real Estate Appraiser Licensing Act.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  


Bill No.: SB 1544  

An Act Concerning: Insurance  

Establishes a filing fee cap for forms submitted to the State by insurance companies.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: SB 1557  

An Act Concerning: Government  

Changes the requirements for when physical and occupational therapy will be included under state employee insurance health benefits.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: SB 1631  

An Act Concerning: Criminal Law  

Allows counties to use the probation and court services fund to pay the salaries of probation officers and other court personnel whose salaries are reimbursed by the State if the amount of money appropriated to the counties for probation salaries for the fiscal year is less than the amount appropriated to the Supreme Court for these purposes for State Fiscal Year 2002.   

Action: Amendatorily Vetoed  

   

Bill No.: SB 1651  

An Act Concerning: Civil Law  

Makes several changes to the Common Interest Community Association Act.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: SB 1782  

An Act Concerning: Liquor  

Clarifies that a brewer may only sell the beer it produces on the premises.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: SB 1799  

An Act Concerning: Education  

Creates a new Article of the School Code and a new system for educator licensure.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: SB 1824  

An Act Concerning: Civil Law  

Requires life insurance policies to be allocated equitably between spouses at the time of the dissolution of marriage and allows the court to use life insurance to secure a maintenance obligation.   

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Jan. 1  


Bill No.: SB 1831  

An Act Concerning: Public Employee Benefits  

Makes a number of reforms and technical changes to the pension code.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: January 1, 2012, except certain provisions take effect immediately.  

   

Bill No.: SB 1883  

An Act Concerning: Education  

Requires universities to report to the Illinois Board of Higher Education on changes or terminations of academic programs and those programs which have low enrollment or duplicative services, who will then compile an annual report with this information.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Jan. 1  

   

Bill No.: SB 1907  

An Act Concerning: Transportation  

Allows townships to abolish township road districts by voter resolution in an election, and to assume all previous duties and powers of the road district.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Jan. 1  

   

Bill No.: SB 1918  

An Act Concerning: State Government  

Removes oversight from distribution of incentive grants.  

Action: Veto  

   

Bill No.: SB 1943  

An Act Concerning: Public Health  

Clarifies requirements for warning statements under the Lead Poisoning Preventions Act.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Jan. 1  

   

Bill No.: SB 1968  

An Act Concerning: State Government  

Adds an immediate effective date of changes concerning the Healthcare Provider Relief Fund as a trailer bill to SB 335, the budget implementation bill.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: SB 2015  

An Act Concerning: Civil Law  

Provides new circumstances in which a court may appoint a temporary guardian of a minor or extend that temporary guardianship.         

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Jan. 1  


Bill No.: SB 2062  

An Act Concerning: Regulation  

This bill creates the Clean Coal FutureGen for Illinois Act of 2011 and re-organizes the Illinois Power Agency.  

Action: Amendatorily Vetoed  

   

Bill No.: SB 2133  

An Act Concerning: Education  

Allows the South Suburban Community College District to issue bonds.   

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: SB 2288  

An Act Concerning: Safety  

Changes the definition of municipal waste incineration to exclude the combustion of alternative fuels as governed by federal biomass combustion regulations.  

Action: Veto  

   

   

 

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