Governor Quinn Takes Bill Action **Tuesday, June 28, 2011** Print
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Written by Laurel White   
Tuesday, 28 June 2011 22:30

CHICAGO – June 28, 2011. Governor Pat Quinn today took action on the following bills:

Bill No.: HB 6
Creates a muskrat trapping season in Illinois.
An Act Concerning: Wildlife
Action: Signed                        
Effective Date: Immediately

Bill No.: HB 91
Aligns the due date of the state comprehensive child abuse and neglect prevention plan with the due dates of federally required plans.
An Act Concerning: State government
Action: Signed                        
Effective Date: Immediately

Bill No.: HB 141
Requires owners of dwelling units to notify the renters of the existence of a radon hazard.
An Act Concerning: Civil law
Action: Signed                        
Effective Date: January 1, 2012

Bill No.: HB 178
Allows parties to voluntarily waive the fact finding conference conducted by the Department of Human Rights upon receipt of a civil rights violation charge.
An Act Concerning: Human rights
Action: Signed                        
Effective Date: January 1, 2012

Bill No.: HB 1077

Extends the time allotted to the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to submit a report to the General Assembly on incidences of Medicaid fraud.
An Act Concerning: Public aid
Action: Signed
Effective Date: January 1, 2012

Bill No.: HB 1125
Extends the repeal date by ten years for the Water Well and Pump Installation Contractor’s License Act, currently slated to sunset on January 1, 2012.  
An Act Concerning: Regulation
Action: Signed                    
Effective Date: Immediately

Bill No.: HB 1170
Changes testing for brucellosis at livestock auction markets in Illinois following a change in federal livestock testing policy.
An Act Concerning: Animals
Action: Signed
Effective Date: Immediately

Bill No.: HB 1222
Requires letters of completion in a child passenger safety course to be printed on IDOT forms.
An Act Concerning: Transportation
Action: Signed  
Effective Date: January 1, 2012

Bill No.: HB 1291
Authorizes IDOT to convey described parcels in Grundy, Henderson, LaSalle, Rock Island, Montgomery, Rock Island and St. Clair counties .
An Act Concerning: Land
Action: Signed 
Effective Date: Immediately

Bill No.: HB 1553
Allows unclaimed property worth less than $100 in the possession of law enforcement for more than six months may be donated to a charity registered to the state of Illinois.
An Act Concerning: Civil law
Action: Signed    
Effective Date: January 1, 2012

Bill No.: HB 1593
Creates provisions for the issuing of a traffic violation that occurred on an automatic traffic system to a lessee.
An Act Concerning: Transportation
Action: Signed  
Effective Date: January 1, 2012

Bill No.: HB 1719
Changes the calculation of service credit for Chicago teachers and makes other clarifying changes.
An Act Concerning: Public employee benefits
Action: Signed   
Effective Date: July 1, 2011

Bill No.: HB 1724
Permits the Department of Natural Resources to create an open season for trapping river otters in Illinois and sets forth regulations.
An Act Concerning: Wildlife
Action: Signed      
Effective Date: Immediately

Bill No.: HB 1761  
Requires the IDOT master plan for transportation to be delivered every five years and include a freight mobility plan.  
An Act Concerning: State government  
Action: Signed                            
Effective Date: Immediately     

Bill No.: HB 1852  
Provides an exemption to the Liquor Control Act for the golf course owned by Illinois State University.  
An Act Concerning: Liquor  
Action: Signed                            
Effective Date: Immediately     

Bill No.: HB 2066  
States that the Department of Employment Security will annually provide a list of unemployment insurance claimants to the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts to be used for jury lists.  
An Act Concerning: Courts  
Action: Signed                            
Effective Date: January 1, 2012     

Bill No.: HB 2500  
Changes the eligibility requirements for counties to receive federal pass-through funds under the Tennessee Valley Authority Payment Act.  
An Act Concerning: Finance  
Action: Signed                            
Effective Date: Immediately     

Bill No.: SB 62  
Allows authorized personnel to administer oaths and take affidavits and depositions outside their respective districts, circuits, counties or jurisdictions.  
An Act Concerning: Government  
Action: Signed                            
Effective Date: January 1, 2012     

Bill No.: SB 74  
Reduces the time for courts to set fitness hearings for defendants following receipt of a treatment providers report indicating the defendant’s fitness for trial.  
An Act Concerning: Criminal law  
Action: Signed                            
Effective Date: Immediately     

Bill No.: SB 145  
Raises standards of care for people with developmental disabilities living in intermediate care facilities and establishes a new licensing category for a subset of institutions for mental disease.  
An Act Concerning: Health facilities  
Action: Signed                            
Effective Date: Immediately     

Bill No.: SB 956  
States that blue oscillating, rotating or flashing lights on certain emergency vehicles may be lighted when parked or stationary at the scene of a fire, rescue call, ambulance call, or motor vehicle accident.  
An Act Concerning: Transportation  
Action: Signed                            
Effective Date: January 1, 2012     

Bill No.: SB 1241  
Amends the Petroleum Education and Marketing Act to extend the repeal of the Illinois Petroleum Resources Board by two years to January 1, 2018.  
An Act Concerning: Regulation  
Action: Signed                            
Effective Date: Immediately     

Bill No.: SB 1278  
Allows pension benefits owed to the living dependents of downstate firefighters be paid to a trust.  
An Act Concerning: Public employee benefits  
Action: Signed                            
Effective Date: Immediately     

Bill No.: SB 1336  
Requires that IDOT, when they decide to replace any used vehicle, to prioritize CMS over any local governments for reallocation of surplus vehicles.  
An Act Concerning: State government  
Action: Signed                            
Effective Date: January 1, 2012  

Bill No.: SB 1379  
Requires regulations on fluoride levels in public water supplies to incorporate recommendations set forth by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  
An Act Concerning: Safety  
Action: Signed                            
Effective Date: Immediately   

Bill No.: SB 1633
Makes a transfer to the Health Care Provider Relief Fund from the General Revenue Fund and delays repayment of the Budget Stabilization Fund for the purpose of paying Medicaid bills while the state still receives the enhanced federal reimbursement.  
An Act Concerning: State Government
Action: Signed                        
Effective Date: Immediately

Bill No.: SB 1668
Allows the Northern Illinois University Board of Trustees to develop policies allowing alcohol to be served or sold in buildings for public events and non-student related activities.
An Act Concerning: Liquor
Action: Signed                        
Effective Date: Immediately

Bill No.: SB 1703
Diverts fees collected for conservation violations to a newly created Conservation Police Operations Assistance Fund to support the operations of conservation police officers in the Department of Natural Resources.
An Act Concerning: Fees
Action: Signed                        
Effective Date: July 1, 2012

Bill No.: SB 1753
Subjects professional personnel used by the court in marriage dissolution cases to the courts’ subpoena authority and creates rules for the payment of the fees related to the use of the professional personnel.
An Act Concerning: Civil law
Action: Signed                        
Effective Date: January 1, 2012

Bill No.: SB 1784
Creates and promotes efficiencies within the state’s medical assistance programs administered by the Department of Healthcare and Family Services by cutting costs, ensuring compliance with federal law, streamlining healthcare payment processes and eliminating duplicative services.
An Act Concerning: Public aid
Action: Signed                        
Effective Date: Immediately

Bill No.: SB 1805
Requires the Illinois Department of Public Health to base its yearly infections report regarding certain regarding certain Multidrug-Resistant Organisms (MDROs) on data compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) rather than on hospital discharge data.
An Act Concerning: Public health
Action: Signed                        
Effective Date: January 1, 2012

Bill No.: SB 1828
Allows the Department of Corrections to serve the short form notice of an order of protection on inmates, parolees, and releases and adds a condition of parole or mandatory supervised release that an inmate must notify his or her parole agent when served with an order of protection and comply with all of the terms of an order of protection.
An Act Concerning: Orders of Protection
Action: Signed                        
Effective Date: Immediately

Bill No.: SB 1835
Allows alcohol to be sold or dispensed on the replica canal boat on the I & M Canal near LaSalle and at the College of DuPage.  
An Act Concerning: Liquor
Action: Signed                        
Effective Date: Immediately

Bill No.: SB 1894
Makes a technical change to the Nursing Home Care Act to remove reference to a DD facility.
An Act Concerning: Health facilities
Action: Signed                        
Effective Date: Immediately

Bill No.: SB 2405
Makes a supplemental appropriation for the Department of Healthcare and Family Services.
An Act Concerning: Appropriations
Action: Signed                        
Effective Date: July 1, 2011, some provisions effective immediately

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