A new law sponsored by Sen. Emil Jones, III (D-14) that was introduced with the purpose of amending the State Police Act will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2020, according to the official Illinois General Assembly website.
The legislation was introduced in bill HB2028 on Feb. 1, when Rep. Bob Morgan (D-58) filed it with the House clerk.
According to the General Assembly website, the bill as introduced was designed to "amend the State Police Act".
After debate, the House passed the bill on April 11 and it arrived in the Senate on April 12, and both chambers agreed to the final version of the legislation on May 16. The bill was sent to the governor and signed into law on June 26. The law is scheduled to go into effect on Jan. 1, 2020.
Illinois legislature enacts laws through bills that can be introduced in either the state House of Representatives or the state Senate. Either chamber of the legislature can reject or amend a bill before it becomes law. Legislators sometimes sponsor "shell bills" devoid of substantive provisions, introduced with the intention of being amended later to include actual legislation.
The following table shows the full history of actions on HB2028.
Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Bob Morgan
Referred to Rules Committee
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Frances Ann Hurley
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. John M. Cabello
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael P. McAuliffe
Assigned to Appropriations-Public Safety Committee
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Bob Morgan
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel Swanson
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 40
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Aaron M. Ortiz
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jerry Costello, II
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Tim Butler
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Lamont J. Robinson, Jr.
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Sonya M. Harper
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. LaToya Greenwood
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Lindsay Parkhurst
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. David A. Welter
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
Do Pass / Short Debate Appropriations-Public Safety Committee; 015-000-000
Placed on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
House Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
House Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Bob Morgan
House Floor Amendment No. 2 Rules Refers to Appropriations-Public Safety Committee
Second Reading - Short Debate
Held on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Tom Weber
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Grant Wehrli
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Diane Pappas
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr.
House Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Patrick Windhorst
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Andrew S. Chesney
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Yehiel M. Kalish
House Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommends Be Adopted Appropriations-Public Safety Committee; 012-000-000
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Mark Batinick
Third Reading - Short Debate - Passed 112-000-000
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert Martwick
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Dan Brady
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
Chief Senate Sponsor Sen. Julie A. Morrison
Placed on Calendar Order of First Reading
Assigned to State Government
Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. John G. Mulroe
Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Bill Cunningham
Added as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Melinda Bush
Do Pass State Government; 005-000-000
Placed on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 2, 2019
Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Antonio MuÃ±oz
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 14, 2019
Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Emil Jones, III
Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Suzy Glowiak Hilton
Added as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
Third Reading - Passed; 054-000-000
Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael E. Hastings
Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Steven M. Landek
Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Toi W. Hutchinson
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0028
Effective Date January 1, 2020