Governor Quinn Takes Bill Action **Tuesday, August 16, 2011** Print
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Written by Katelyn Tye   
Wednesday, 17 August 2011 09:18

CHICAGO – August 16, 2011. Governor Pat Quinn today took action on the following bills:  

   

Bill No.: HB 79  

An Act Concerning: Liquor  

Provides that alcoholic liquors may be delivered to and sold at Veterans Memorial Hall in Rockford.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: HB 332  

An Act Concerning: Government  

Changes the definition of minority and removes and replaces current racial classifications.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Jan. 1  

   

Bill No.: HB 350  

An Act Concerning: Government  

Allows a notary public to verify the signature of a person based upon documents provided by a consulate.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Jan. 1  

   

Bill No.: HB 464  

An Act Concerning: Finance  

Allows the Department of Veterans’ Affairs to transfer any property under $100 in value that was donated to residents of facilities operated by the Department to any civic organization.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: HB 585  

An Act Concerning: Local Government  

Directs the Regional Transportation Authority to fund Americans with Disabilities Act Paratransit needs.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: HB 700  

An Act Concerning: Regulation  

Requires any state licensing agency to assign a customer identification number to each licensee regulated by the agency.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Jan. 1  

   

Bill No.: HB 1272  

An Act Concerning: Criminal Law  

Requires circuit clerks to return confiscated FOID cards to the Illinois State Police.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Jan. 1  

   

Bill No.: HB 1298  

An Act Concerning: Finance  

Directs Circuit court clerks to remit electronic citation fees designated for ISP to the State Treasurer for deposit into Law Enforcement Agencies Data System (LEADS) Maintenance Fund.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: HB 1470  

An Act Concerning: Public Aid  

Requires the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to establish a process for nursing homes to submit reports and assessment payments electronically, instead of by mail.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Jan. 1  

   

Bill No.: HB 1526  

An Act Concerning: Local Government  

Allows counties to maintain the ordinances, control, and jurisdiction of property that is the subject of an annexation agreement if  the property is located more than 1.5 miles from the annexing municipality’s corporate limits, and the county has voted to maintain such control by a 2/3 vote of the county board.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: HB 1703        

An Act Concerning: Regulation  

Streamlines the Illinois Commerce Commission certification process for oil pipeline companies who attempt to construct a pipeline and operate as a common carrier  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: HB 2073  

An Act Concerning: Finance  

Creates the Small Business Development Grand Fund under the administration of the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity          

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: HB 2267  

An Act Concerning: Transportation  

Increases the fine for driving without insurance to a minimum of $2,500 for a third conviction when an accident causes bodily harm  

Action:  

Effective Date: Jan. 1  

   

Bill No.: HB 2922  

An Act Concerning: State Government  

Creates the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, which requires state agencies to report the Comptroller all necessary financial information in order for the Comptroller’s office to compile and publish a comprehensive annual financial report.   

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: HB 2938  

An Act Concerning: Transportation  

Would nullify any authority to create a new special license plate and permit the discontinuation of existing specialty license plates if the Secretary of State has not received the required number of applications within two years.  

Action:  

Effective Date: Jan. 1  

   

Bill No.: HB 3010  

An Act Concerning: Human Rights  

Expands the definition of "disability" used in the public accommodations provision of the Human Rights Act to include any mental, psychological, or developmental disability, including autism spectrum disorders.  

Action:  

Effective Date: Jan. 1   

   

Bill No.: HB 3158  

An Act Concerning: Finance  

Extends the prohibition on contractors making political contributions to the Governor to the Lieutenant Governor.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: HB 3256  

An Act Concerning: Transportation  

Creates a new class of vehicle called “expanded-use antique vehicle,” and allows such vehicles to drive without restriction on highways during certain months of the year  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Jan. 1  

   

Bill No.: HB 3257  

An Act Concerning: Business  

Makes a violation of the federal John Warner National Defense Authorization Act also a violation of the Illinois Payday Loan Reform Act, which protects military members against payday loan companies.         

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Jan. 1  

   

Bill No.: HB 3315  

An Act Concerning: State Government  

Amends the Veterans’ Affairs Act to add prosthetics to the list of areas which the Discharged Servicemember Task Force shall investigate in fiscal year 2012.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Jan 1.  

   

Bill No.: HB 3334  

An Act Concerning: Public Employee Benefits  

Amends the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) by removing a provision requiring an application for leave-of-absence credit to be filed within 2 years after termination of the leave and adding criteria that must be met for a person to be eligible for either temporary or permanent disability benefits.    

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: HB 3428  

An Act Concerning: Employment  

Repeals the Illinois Farm Labor Contractor Certification Act, the Illinois Street Trades Law, and the Industrial Home Work Act.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: SB 41  

An Act Concerning: Local Government  

Allows township trustees, by ordinance, to dispose of brush and leaves in unincorporated areas of their township without having to hold a referendum.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Jan. 1  

   

Bill No.: SB 172  

An Act Concerning: Government  

Allow the Department of Agriculture to approve the consolidation of soil and water conservation districts in Lake and McHenry counties brought by a joint petition, bypassing a referendum requirement.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: SB 262  

An Act Concerning: State Government  

Changes the composition of the Commission to End Hunger from two at-large members to three and gives ex-officio membership status to the Director of the Department of Natural Resources and the Local Food Farms and Jobs Council.    

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: SB 674  

An Act Concerning: Regulation  

Makes a change to the definition of “affiliate” within the Consumer Installment Loan Act.   

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Jan. 1  

   

Bill No.: SB 1133  

An Act Concerning: Business  

Limits finance charges for any extra days in the first installment period of a payday loan.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Jan. 1  

   

Bill No.: SB 1236  

An Act Concerning: Public Aid  

Deletes the requirement to consider the number of children in care when calculating a family’s co-payment for childcare under the Public Aid Code.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: SB 1342  

An Act Concerning: Regulation  

Requires that a copy of the written staffing plan for nursing care services be provided to any person upon request.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Jan. 1  

   

Bill No.: SB 1945  

An Act Concerning: Health  

Creates the Comprehensive Healthcare Workforce Planning Act and establishes the State Healthcare Workforce Council within Department of Public Health to provide an ongoing assessment of health care trends, issues, and financing policies and to recommend appropriate state government and private sector solutions to identified needs.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: July 1, 2012  

   

Bill No.: SB 1949  

An Act Concerning: Courts  

Requires a juvenile court to hold a permanency hearing within 12 months of a minor being placed in protective custody, regardless of whether an adjudication or dispositional hearing has been completed within that timeframe.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: SB 2046  

An Act Concerning: Public Aid  

Allows the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to use brand name drugs (in addition to generic) with a 90 day supply if it is cost efficient  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Jan. 1  

   

Bill No.: SB 2069  

An Act Concerning: Process Servers  

Requires private process servers to share licenses with county sheriffs and maintain a list of employees to be made available upon request and allows processes to be served by licensed employees of a private detective agency in counties with fewer than two million inhabitants.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Jan. 1  

   

Bill No.: SB 2145  

An Act Concerning: Regulation  

Makes various changes to Petroleum Equipment Licensing Act and extends the sunset date to 
January 1, 2022.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: SB 2149  

An Act Concerning: Education  

Strengthens the authority of Financial Oversight Panels administered by the State Board of Education and gives greater authority to the Illinois Finance Authority to approve emergency financial assistance loans that have been requested by an FOP for a financially distressed school district.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: SB 2162  

An Act Concerning: Transportation  

Provides that county-owned vehicles operated by or for any county sheriff and designated deputy sheriffs shall be exempt from fees related to the transfer of registration plates from one vehicle to another.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: SB 2190  

An Act Concerning: Wildlife  

Allows the Department of Natural Resources to devise a list of wild species and feral livestock which DNR may prohibit or regulate.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: SB 2270  

An Act Concerning: Criminal Law  

Exempts juveniles from having to register as violent offenders if convicted of misdemeanor domestic battery and revises the types of aggravated battery that trigger registration for both adult and juvenile offender.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: SB 2271  

An Act Concerning: State Government  

Creates the Racial and Ethnic Impact Research Task Force to collect and analyze data on the racial and ethnic identity of arrestees.  

Action:  

Effective Date: Immediately  

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