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100th General Assembly

HB 156 - Creates an assessment freeze homestead exemption for persons receiving federal Supplemental Security Income. Provides that the maximum amount of the senior citizens homestead exemption shall be $6,000 (currently, $5,000). Provides that the maximum amount of the general homestead exemption is $8,000 in all counties (currently, $7,000 in counties with 3,000,000 or more inhabitants and $6,000 in all other counties). Provides that the standard homestead exemption for veterans with disabilities also applies to veterans who are 75 years of age or older, and makes changes concerning the minimum level of disability and the definition of "surviving spouse". Creates a statewide long-time occupant homestead exemption. (Co-Sponsor)

HB 230 - Requires each public university in this State to admit first-time freshman applicants as undergraduate students if the applicant graduated with a grade point average in the top 10% of the student's high school graduating class in one of the 2 school years preceding the academic year for which the applicant is applying for admission.  Provides that the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is not required to offer admission to applicants who qualify for automatic admission in excess of the number required to fill 75% of the university's enrollment capacity designated for first-time resident undergraduate students in an academic year. Provides for additional preparation for college, student outreach, and rulemaking. (Co-Sponsor)

HB 243 - Creates the police training academy job training program. Requires any school district with a high school to establish a partnership with a local police department, county sheriff, or police training academy to establish a jobs training program for high school students. Creates the police training academy job training scholarship program. Grants students who have received a scholarship access to any needed noncredit remedial courses in order to ensure academic success, as well as access to a student retention program offered by the public institution, including, but not limited to, CHANCE programs. (Co-Sponsor)

HB 456 - Requires the Illinois Student Assistance Commission to award grants to students in financial need whose household income is less than the poverty guidelines updated periodically in the Federal Register by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and who are enrolled for at least 15 credit hours in a public university. Co-Sponsor)

HB 780 - Provides that no candidate for President or Vice President of the United States shall appear on the official ballot if that candidate has not filed copies of all of his or her tax returns with the State Board of Elections at least 50 days prior to the general election. (Co-Sponsor)

HB 816 - Provides for registration under the Act of a person convicted of a battery when the court: (1) finds that the battery was sexually motivated as defined in the Sex Offender Management Board Act; and (2) in its discretion requires the person to register under the Act. (Co-Sponsor)

HB 1252 - Provides that every public elementary school shall include in its 6th, 7th, and 8th grade curriculum, beginning with the 2018-2019 school year, a unit of instruction studying civics. Sets forth requirements for the unit of instruction. Allows school districts to utilize private funding available for the purposes of offering civics education. (Co-Sponsor)

HB 2462 – Equal Pay Act-Wage History. Prohibits an employer from: (i) screening job applicants based on their wage or salary history, (ii) requiring that an applicant's prior wages satisfy minimum or maximum criteria, and (iii) requesting or requiring as a condition of being interviewed or as a condition of continuing to be considered for an offer of employment that an applicant disclose prior wages or salary. Prohibits an employer from seeking the salary, including benefits or other compensation or salary history, of a job applicant from any current or former employer. Limits defenses. Provides for penalties and injunctive relief. (Co-Sponsor)

HB 2663 – Early Childhood Program- Provides that early childhood programs receiving State Board of Education grants for preschool educational programs shall prohibit the expulsion of children. Provides instead that when persistent and serious challenging behaviors emerge, the early childhood program shall document steps taken to ensure that the child can participate safely in the program and utilize a range of community resources.  Amends the Child Care Act of 1969 to require the Department of Children and Family Services, in consultation with the Governor's Office of Early Childhood Development and the State Board of Education, to adopt rules prohibiting the use of expulsion due to a child's persistent and serious challenging behaviors in licensed day care centers, day care homes, and group day care homes. (Co-Sponsor)

99th General Assembly

HB 2513 – This bill tightens up the closed loop provisions and requires the Department of Revenue to adopt rules on waiver eligibility and revocation of tobacco retail licenses. This bill was signed into law on July 30, 2015. (P.A. 99-0192)

HB 3101 – This bill amends the Livestock Auction Market Law, the Livestock Dealer Licensing Act, and the Illinois Beef Market Development Act to reflect the modern name of the Illinois Beef Council, and designates the Illinois Beef Association Checkoff Division as the entity to administer and govern the Illinois beef program. This bill was signed into law on August 18, 2015. (P.A. 99-0389)

HB 3237 – This bill allows craft breweries to produce up to 120,000 barrels of beer per year, increases the amount of beer that brew pubs can produce to 155,000 gallons per year and allows brew pubs to sell their beer at retail or transfer the beer to another brew pub wholly owned by the same licensee, provides further clarification concerning the social media advertising for liquor licensees, and Adds an additional liquor exemption from the 100 ft. rule for a Whole Foods store. This bill was signed into law on August 24, 2015. (P.A. 99-0448)

HB 3527 – This bill eliminates the requirement that a student be required to produce a password to a college, secondary, or elementary school under a showing of reasonable grounds. This bill was signed into law on August 25, 2015. (P.A. 99-460)

HB 3683 – This bill allows HFS to assess an administrative fine against a payor of income (i.e. a person’s employer) who willfully fails, after receiving two reminders from HFS to withhold or pay over income. This bill was signed into law on July 28, 2015. (P.A. 99-0157)

HB 3695 – This bill dedicates a portion of the tax levy of Chicago Public Schools specifically for contribution to the Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund. This bill passed the House of Representatives on April 14, 2015 but never received a vote in the Senate.

HB 5973 – This bill allows individuals with past convictions opportunities to obtain a funeral director’s license, embalming license, roofing license, barber’s license, cosmetology license, esthetics license, hair braiding license, and nail technician’s license by requiring Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation to consider mitigating factors when making licensing and disciplinary decisions. This bill was signed into law on August 22, 2016. (P.A. 99-0876)

HB 6325 – This bill deletes the provision that mandates that 2 sitting judges must be on the board of the Illinois Sentencing Policy Advisory Council. This bill was signed into law on July 8, 2016. P.A. 99-0533)

HR 124 – This is a resolution that acknowledges the hard work and dedication of youth sports officials throughout the State of Illinois. This resolution was adopted by the House of Representatives on February 18, 2015.

HR 133 – This is a resolution that encourages businesses to employ teens and young adults. This resolution was adopted by the House of Representatives on April 14, 2015.

HR 145 – This is a resolution that congratulates the Southeast Environmental Task Force on 25 years. This resolution was adopted by the House of Representatives on February 18, 2015.

HR 195 – This is a resolution that reaffirms Illinois's sister-state and sister-city relationships with Taiwan, expresses continued support for its entry into the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and extends support for Taiwan's participation in international organizations. This resolution was adopted by the House of Representatives on April 28, 2015.

HR 281 – This is a resolution that congratulates Bethlehem Star Missionary Baptist Church on its 81st anniversary. This resolution was adopted by the House of Representatives on March 17, 2015.

HR 445 – This is a resolution that congratulates the 2015 inductees of the Illinois High School Basketball Hall of Fame and Museum in Pinckneyville. This resolution was adopted by the House or Representatives on May 5, 2015.

HR 548 – This is a resolution that urges Governor Rauner and the Illinois Department of Transportation to immediately task their existing consultants to prepare an investment-grade ridership analysis for distribution to interested parties around the world and to prepare as expeditiously as possible the Tier One Environmental Impact Statement to qualify the high speed rail project for federal funds and to seek federal planning funds to help pay for this study. This resolution was adopted by the House of Representatives on July 28, 2015.

HR 609 – This is a resolution that urge the Governor and the members of the General Assembly to take suggestions made by students of the Chicago Vocational Career Academy in Chicago into consideration and to pass legislation that would address these concerns. This resolution was adopted by the House of Representatives on August 5, 2015.

HR 662 – This is a resolution that Congratulates Sgt. Keith Walthall on his retirement from the Chicago Police Department. This resolution was adopted by the House of Representatives on July 28, 2015.

HR 707 – This is a resolution that Rescinds the requests and statements made in House Resolution 548 of the 99th General Assembly and urges the Governor, the Illinois Department of Transportation, the City of Chicago, and the members of the Illinois congressional delegation to accept in its place the statements and requests contained herein. This resolution was adopted by the House of Representatives on September 24, 2015.

HR 748 – This is a resolution that congratulates Mr. Abraham Stiggers, Jr. and Mrs. Dorothy J. Stiggers on the occasion of their 60th wedding anniversary. This resolution was adopted by the House of Representatives on September 24, 2015.

HR 905 – This is a resolution that congratulates Robert A. Saddler, M.Ed., Ed.D. of Chicago on being inducted into the Senior Illinois Hall of Fame. This resolution was adopted by the House of Representatives on January 27, 2016.

HR 1115 – This is a resolution that reaffirms Illinois's sister-state and sister-city relationships with Taiwan, expresses continued support for its entry into the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and extends support for Taiwan's participation in international organizations. This resolution was adopted by the House of Representatives on June 29, 2016.

HR 1125 – This is a resolution that congratulates the Technology and Manufacturing Association on the occasion of its 90th anniversary. This resolution was adopted by the House of Representatives on April 5, 2016.

HR 1307 – This is a resolution that congratulates John Wilson on the occasion of his retirement as Director of the Lan-Oak Park District. This resolution was adopted by the House of Representatives on May 31, 2016.

HR 1404 – This is a resolution that congratulates Dr. Conrad Walter Worrill on the occasion of his retirement after 40 years of employment at Northeastern Illinois University. This resolution was adopted by the House of Representatives on November 15, 2016.

HR 1434 – This is a resolution that recognizes the 90th anniversary of the Retired Teachers Association of Chicago. This resolution was adopted by the House of Representatives on November 15, 2016.

SB 207 – This bill creates the “Right to Try Act” which states that if a patient has been diagnosed as terminally ill by their treating physician, that patient may acquire drugs from manufacturers that have not yet been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This bill was signed into law on August 5, 2015. (P.A. 99-0283)

SB 318 – This bill gives the Chicago Board of Education the ability to levy a tax rate not to exceed 0.383% dedicated for the employer contribution to the Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund. This bill was signed into law on June 30, 2015. (P.A. 99-0521)

SB 398 – This bill eliminates the prohibition on serving 2 or more drinks at one time to one person for consumption by that person, allows discounted drinks to be sold during a specified time period, makes it explicit that unlimited drinks can be served as part of a meal package, allows unlimited drinks to be included as part of a wristband or “party package” if certain conditions are met, and prohibits the sale of more than one drink for the price of one drink. This bill was signed into law on July 15, 2015. (P.A. 99-0046)

SB 653 – This bill requires the Department of Children and Family Services to establish a child welfare training academy for child protective investigators and supervisors employed by the department or its contractors. This bill was signed into law on August 11, 2015. (P.A. 99-0348)

SB 785 – This bill allows for a licensure waiver program within the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for out-of-state athletic team physicians. This bill was signed into law on July 30, 2015. (P.A. 99-0206)

SB 844 – This bill shortens the time period for which individuals may be eligible to petition for sealing of certain criminal records. This bill was signed into law on August 17, 2015. (P.A. 99-0385)

SB 1440 – This bill creates the Reverse Mortgage Act by consolidating current state laws regulating reverse mortgages and making certain definitions and terms consistent with federally insured reverse mortgage products. This bill was signed into law on August 10, 2015. (P.A. 99-0331)

SB 1487 – This bill states the judicial order will prohibit the property owner from recording any document without judicial approval, clarifies that an official court order confirming the foreclosure sale must be presented for inspection when the new owner records the deed to show that the judicial order prohibiting recording has expired, states that a mechanics lien claimant is not required to obtain a certified court order before recording a document on a property that is subject to a foreclosure action, and states that if the Recorder mistakenly records a document contrary to a judicial order, the Recorder must notify the individual who recorded the document. The Recorder will then record a new, corrected document stating the erroneous recording is void. This bill was signed into law on August 21, 2015. (P.A. 99-0439)

SB 1882 – This bill adds new definitions and updates the Currency Exchange Act to include them, expands the permissible services currency exchanges may offer, and amends the application and investigation procedures, license fees, bond conditions, liquidity requirements, and the Dept. of Financial and Professional Regulation’s power to fine licensees and suspend or revoke a license. This bill was signed into law on August 21, 2015. (P.A. 99-0445)

SB 1942 – This bill states that the current $20,000 threshold amounts for determining when the total points and fees payable in connection with a mortgage constitutes a “high risk home loan” are subject to change pursuant to federal regulation, and permits a lender to recoup conditionally waived third party fees from a borrower who prepays on a closed-ended credit transaction or an open-ended credit plan within three years. This bill was signed into law on August 5, 2015. (P.A. 99-0288)

SB 2271 – This bill extends the Annual Comprehensive Housing Plan from June 30, 2016, to December 31, 2026. This bill was signed into law on July 15, 2016. (P.A. 99-0564)

SB 2321 – This bill provides certain programs an exemption from meeting the licensing standards required for day care centers, particularly programs that do not fall under the definition of “day care center” or a qualifying exemption. This bill was signed into law on July 29, 2016. (P.A. 99-0699)

SB 2808 – This bill raises the threshold requirement for what is considered a “salvaged” vehicle for self-insured companies. This bill was signed into law on January 27, 2017. (P.A. 99-0932)

SB 2921 – This bill extends the affordable housing donations income tax credit to December 31, 2021. This bill was signed into law on December 20, 2016. (P.A. 99-0915)

98th General Assembly

HB 188 – This bill prevents minors (under 18) from using the UV beds in tanning facilities, but allows them to use the spray tanning equipment. This bill was signed into law on August 15, 2013. (P.A. 98-0349)

HB 1402 – This bill allows appropriations from IDOT to eligible airport sponsors for the purposes of constructing or upgrading of Automated Weather Observation Systems, for any fiscal year, without regard to the fact that the qualification or obligation may have occurred in a prior fiscal year, provided that at the time the expenditure was made the project had been approved by IDOT. This bill was signed into law on August 9, 2013. (P.A. 98-0215)

HB 1868 – This bill allows the State Educator Preparation and Licensure Board to issue a provisional vocational certificate and a temporary provisional vocational certificate to an individual that does not possess a bachelor’s degree. This bill was signed into law on June 21, 2013. (P.A. 98-0028)

HB 2269 – This bill extends the provision that requires a notary to create a Notarial Record for every conveyance document.  It also extends the provision that makes Notarial Records confidential, and thus prohibits the notary from keeping the original or a copy. This bill was signed into law on June 21, 2013. (P.A. 98-0029)

HB 2378 – This bill allows the court to seal records relating to certain misdemeanor offenses. This bill was signed into law on August 19, 2014. (P.A. 98-1009)

HB 2453 - The bill extends the Wireless Emergency Telephone Safety Act to July 1, 2015 (sunsets July 1, 2014). It establishes a Statewide 9-1-1 Administrator within the State Police to develop and implement a uniform statewide network outside of Chicago. It also changes the distribution by reducing the amount that goes to carriers and increase the amount given to all 9-1-1 systems, with additional funding going to financially strapped boards. This bill was signed into law on June 6, 2014. (P.A. 98-0634)

HB 2586 – This bill extended the repeal date for the Supplemental Low-Income Energy Assistance Fund and the Energy Assistance Charge from December 31, 2013, to December 31, 2018.  This bill was signed into law on August 16, 2013. (P.A. 98-0429)

HB 2760 – This bill allows a licensed, out-of-state physician to oversee the delivery of skilled home care services if the patient had originally received treatment in the state in which the physician is licensed.  This bill was signed into law on August 16, 2013. (P.A. 98-0448)

HB 2767 – This bill prevents reimbursements for stipends related to service on boards or commissions from being counted toward pensionable salary for members of the State Employees’ Retirement System. This bill was signed into law on August 16, 2013. (P.A. 98-0449)

HB 2832 – This bill allows a county recorder to establish procedures for investigating filings that are suspected to be fraudulent. This bill was signed into law on July 19, 2013. (P.A. 98-0099)

HB 2905 – This bill increases the penalties for unlawful clouding of title from a Class A misdemeanor to a Class 4 felony. This bill was signed into law on July 19, 2013. (P.A. 98-0098)

HB 3088 – This bill corrects a discrepancy between who may serve on the Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund Board of Trustees and who is allowed to vote for elections in these positions, it also provides that the board may, through its rule-making authority, allow these elections to take place through a third party. This bill passed the House of Representatives on April 15, 2015, however, it was not voted on in the Senate.

HB 3157 – This bill makes changes regarding the Alternative Apportionment Standard (alternative apportionment is allowed for taxable years ending after December 31, 2008, if the provisions do not fairly represent the market for the person’s goods, services, or other sources of business income), changes regarding the apportionment of gain by partnerships and subchapter S corporations (the revenue realized by nonresident partners from the sale of interest or stock is apportioned to Illinois), changes to the income tax return forms of partnerships, S-corporations, and trusts (eliminates forms from statue beginning in 2013), and change to the definition of unitary business group (would expand what could be considered a part of a unitary group by removing the requirement that common ownership be the control or ownership of more than 50% of the outstanding voting stock). This bill was signed into law on August 16, 2013. (P.A. 98-0487)

HB 3227 – This bill creates a state-based health insurance exchange. This bill passed the House of Representatives on April 19, 2013 but was amended in the Senate. HB 3227 as amended never received a concurrence vote in the House.

HB 3635 – This bill extended the annual supplier diversity reporting requirement to additional entities and expanding the obligations under that requirement. This bill was signed into law on August 26, 2014. (P.A. 98-1056)

HB 3662 – This bill requires Chicago Public Schools (CPS) to provide free transportation for students who would otherwise travel along a designated safe passage route. This bill was signed into law on August 26, 2014. (P.A. 98-1057)

HB 3831 – This bill saves money for the Comptroller’s Minority Contractor Opportunity Initiative by exempting Master Contracts from the Minority Contractor Opportunity Initiative Fee. This bill was signed into law on July 31, 2014. (P.A. 98-0797)

HB 4021 – This bill adds financial exploitation of individuals in any mental health, developmental disability, or community agency operated licensed, funded or certified by DHS as a reportable finding to the Health Care Worker Registry. This bill passed the House of Representatives on April 9, 2014 but never received a vote in the Senate.

HB 4075 – This bill creates new regulations and requirements for “commercial ridesharing arrangements,” or transportation in a personal use vehicle prearranged through a dispatcher for a fee (Uber, Lyft, etc.). This bill passed both chambers of the Legislative Branch but was vetoed by Governor Quinn on November 21, 2014. HB 5331 was a partner bill to HB 4075 and was vetoed on the same day.

HB 4660 – This bill decreases the amount of days before the Department of Revenue must provide retailers who owe past due tax with a final notice that the retailer’s business certificate will not be automatically renewed. This bill passed the House of Representatives on April 4, 2014 but never received a vote in the Senate.

HB 5333 – This bill provides that the Illinois State Board of Education shall prepare a statewide report on the instruction of Black History in Illinois public schools and file the report with the General Assembly. This bill passed the House of Representatives on April 1, 2014, but was amended in the Senate. HB 5333 as amended did not receive the votes necessary to concur with the Senate’s amendment.

HB 5431 – This bill requires the IHSA to develop an online certification for high school coaching personnel and athletic directors on concussion awareness and the reduction of repetitive sub-concussive hits. This bill was signed into law on August 19, 2014.

HB 5926 – This bill requires that all alcohol servers to obtain and complete training in basic responsible alcohol service as set forth in the Administrative Code within 30 days after the server begins employment. This bill was signed into law on August 15, 2014. (P.A. 98-0939)\

HR 16 – This is a resolution that recognized the 5th anniversary of the Smokefree Illinois Act and proclaimed the month of January as Smokefree Illinois Month. This resolution was adopted by the House of Representatives on March 6, 2013.

HR 26 – This is a resolution that congratulated the founder and employees of A Place for Me for their work in helping families and children affected by autism. This resolution was adopted by the House of Representatives on January 30, 2013.

HR 114 – This is a resolution that congratulated Craig M. Gilmore on his retirement from State Farm. This resolution was adopted by the House of Representatives on March 1, 2013.

HR 146 – This is a resolution that encouraged drivers in this State not to smoke in a motor vehicle that contains a minor under 13 years of age. This resolution was adopted by the House of Representatives on May 2, 2013.

HR 187 – This is a resolution that congratulated the Morgan Park High School boys basketball team on winning the Class 3A State championship. This resolution was adopted by the House of Representatives on March 22, 2013.

HR 647 – This is a resolution that honored Pastor Melvin L. Moore, Sr. for his work and service to his community. This resolution was adopted by the House of Representatives on November 5, 2013.

HR 726 – This is a resolution that congratulated Black Mary for her work in keeping dusty music alive. This resolution was adopted by the House of Representatives on January 29, 2014.

HR 865 – This is a resolution that congratulated the founder and employees of A Place for Me for their work in helping families and children affected by autism. This resolution was adopted by the House or Representatives on February 27, 2014.

HR 875 – This is a resolution that affirms Illinois's sister-state and sister-city relationships with Taiwan, expressed continued support for its entry into the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and extended support for Taiwan's participation in international organizations. This resolution was adopted by the House of Representatives on April 7, 2014.

HR 899 – This is a resolution that recognized Navistar, Inc. for its initiative in assuming responsibility for the site environmental remediation project of the former Wisconsin Steel Works. This resolution was adopted by the House of Representatives on April 30, 2014.

HR 1000 – This is a resolution that congratulated the Morgan Park High School boys basketball team on winning the 2014 Class 3A State championship. This resolution was adopted by the House of Representatives on May 6, 2014.

HR 1188 – This is a resolution that created the Illegal Gun Trafficking Task Force and declared an Illegal Gun Trafficking State of Emergency in the State of Illinois.

HJR 26 – This is a resolution that designated the portion of U.S. Route 41 within the State of Illinois as a part of the Purple Heart Trail. This resolution was adopted by both chambers of General Assembly on May 1, 2013.

SB 1191 – This bill requires DCFA adopt rules to maintain data on child care facilities without internet access and ensure that these same facilities register for mailing lists of recalls distributed in paper form.  It also removes the requirement for DCFS to make the comprehensive list available to those facilities without internet access. This bill was signed into law on July 15, 2013. (P.A. 98-0082)

SB 1404 – This bill increased the amount of years a property’s taxes that must be delinquent before becoming eligible for a scavenger sale. This bill was signed into law on August 9, 2013. (P.A. 98-0277)

SB 1639 – This bill provides that a consumer who has purchased a dog or cat with an undisclosed disease or illness may seek a refund, replacement and/or reimbursement of necessary veterinary costs from the pet shop operator, within 21 days of the sale. This bill was signed into law on August 19, 2013. (P.A. 98-0509)

SB 1923 – This bill clarifies that when considering whether to make juvenile court records available for inspection by a representative of an agency, association, news media, or other properly interested person, the court must consider each request on a case-by-case basis, and states that all of the requirements of the current law must be meet regardless of who the party requesting the information is. This bill was signed into law on August 27, 2013. (P.A. 98-0552)

SB 2320 – This bill allows the state to certify a business entity that is owned by a minority woman as both a “minority-owned business” and a “female-owned business.” This bill was signed into law on July 17, 2013. (P.A. 98-0095)

SB 2612 – This bill provides for revenue transfers to the Tax Compliance and Administration Fund in order to fund auditors and compliance personnel at the department. This bill was signed into law on August 26, 2014. (P.A. 98-1098)

SB 2694 – This bill creates a new offense: sexual exploitation via non-consensual distribution of a sexual act or intimate parts, and prohibits individuals from intentionally distributing sexually explicit images of another, this offense is a Class 3 felony under SB 2694. This bill passed the House of Representatives with an amendment on May 30, 2014. There was never a concurrence vote in the Senate.

SB 3234 – This bill removes an obsolete reference in the Environmental Protection Act to tire user fees. This bill was signed into law on August 15, 2014. (P.A. 98-0962)

SB 3267 – This bill encourages criminal offenders to obtain education, career, or vocational training by allowing offenders to earn time credit towards probation or conditional discharge. This bill was signed into law on August 26, 2014. (P.A. 98-1114)

SB 3334 – This bill provides that the statute of limitations on claims for refunds are suspended while a taxpayer is financially disabled. This bill was signed into law on August 15, 2014. (P.A. 98-0970)

SB 3448 – This bill decreases the amount of days before the Department of Revenue must provide retailers who owe past due tax with a final notice that the retailer’s business certificate will not be automatically renewed.  This bill was signed into law on August 15, 2014. (P.A. 98-0974)

97th General Assembly

HB 3881 – This bill prevents new municipal solid waste landfills from being created or existing landfills from expanding in counties with more than 2,000,000 inhabitants. This bill was signed into law on July 23, 2012. (P.A. 97-0843)

HR 1004 – This is a resolution congratulating Dr. Sandra F. Lewis on her retirement as Principal of Harold Washington Elementary School. This resolution was adopted by the House of Representatives on May 1, 2012.

HR 1100 – This is a resolution commending the American Nutrition Association on its 40th anniversary and the Certification Board for Nutrition Specialists on its 20th anniversary. This resolution was adopted by the House of Representatives on May 25, 2012.

HR 1174 – This is a resolution honoring Ed and Betty Gardner for their work through their anti-violence non-profit group, Black on Black Love. This resolution was adopted by the House of Representatives on August 17, 2012.

HR 1341 – This is a resolution honoring Representative Marlow Colvin on his tenure in the General Assembly. This resolution was adopted by the House of Representatives on January 8, 2013.

SB 3484 – This bill increased the number of members on the State Board of Health from 19 to 20 and reserved the new position for optometrists. This bill was signed into law July 13, 2012. (P.A. 97-0810)

SB 3766 – This bill provides for clarifications and directives to the Illinois Commerce Commission for establishing sourcing agreements between the Chicago Clean Energy and gas utilities (Nicor and Ameren). This bill passed both chambers of the Legislative Branch but was vetoed by Governor Quinn on August 10, 2012.

SB 3811 – This bill amended the provisions of the Public Utilities Act concerning net metering and procurement energy efficiency measures to clean up provisions that were included in the Smart Grid Legislation. This bill was signed into law on July 18, 2012. (P.A. 97-0824)

SJR 71 – This is the resolution that inspired the General Assembly to create the Illinois Legislative Cancer Caucus. This is a forum for discussing and evaluating public policies affecting cancer research, treatment, education, and prevention efforts. This resolution was adopted by the Senate on May 25, 2012 but was never voted on by the House of Representatives. However, the caucus was still created and still exists today.