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Rep. Robinson-sponsored law amending the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act in relation to the dissemination of criminal record information goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2020

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By Local Labs News Service | Aug 28, 2019

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A new law sponsored by Rep. Lamont J. Robinson, Jr. (D-5) that was introduced with the purpose of amending the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act in relation to the dissemination of criminal record information will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2020, according to the official Illinois General Assembly website.

The legislation was introduced in bill SB1599 on Feb. 15, when Sen. Elgie R. Sims, Jr. (D-17) filed it with the Senate clerk.

According to the General Assembly website, the bill as introduced was designed to "amend the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act in relation to the dissemination of criminal record information".

The Senate passed the bill on April 12 and it arrived in the House on April 15, and both chambers agreed to the final version of the legislation on May 23. The bill was sent to the governor and signed into law on Aug. 20. 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 SB1599.

Date
Chamber
Action
2/15/2019
Senate
Filed with Secretary by Sen. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
2/15/2019
Senate
First Reading
2/15/2019
Senate
Referred to Assignments
2/27/2019
Senate
Assigned to Criminal Law
3/5/2019
Senate
Postponed - Criminal Law
3/7/2019
Senate
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Napoleon Harris, III
3/12/2019
Senate
Do Pass Criminal Law; 010-000-000
3/12/2019
Senate
Placed on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 13, 2019
3/12/2019
Senate
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
3/12/2019
Senate
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
3/13/2019
Senate
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Pursuant to Senate Rule 3-8(b-1), this amendment will remain in the Committee on Assignments.
3/15/2019
Senate
Senate Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
3/15/2019
Senate
Senate Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
3/19/2019
Senate
Senate Floor Amendment No. 2 Assignments Refers to Criminal Law
3/20/2019
Senate
Second Reading
3/20/2019
Senate
Senate Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommend Do Adopt Criminal Law; 006-003-000
3/20/2019
Senate
Senate Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted; Sims
3/20/2019
Senate
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 21, 2019
4/5/2019
Senate
Senate Floor Amendment No. 3 Referred to Assignments
4/5/2019
Senate
Senate Floor Amendment No. 3 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
4/9/2019
Senate
Senate Floor Amendment No. 3 Recommend Do Adopt Criminal Law; 009-000-000
4/9/2019
Senate
Senate Floor Amendment No. 3 Assignments Refers to Criminal Law
4/12/2019
Senate
Added as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
4/12/2019
Senate
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 5-4(a)
4/12/2019
Senate
Senate Floor Amendment No. 3 Adopted; Sims
4/12/2019
Senate
Third Reading - Passed; 055-000-000
4/12/2019
Senate
Recalled to Second Reading
4/12/2019
Senate
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
4/15/2019
House
Chief House Sponsor Rep. Justin Slaughter
4/15/2019
House
Arrived in House
4/30/2019
House
Assigned to Judiciary - Criminal Committee
4/30/2019
House
First Reading
4/30/2019
House
Referred to Rules Committee
5/7/2019
House
Do Pass / Short Debate Judiciary - Criminal Committee; 019-000-000
5/8/2019
House
Placed on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
5/13/2019
House
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Gregory Harris
5/16/2019
House
Second Reading - Short Debate
5/16/2019
House
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
5/21/2019
House
Alternate Chief Sponsor Changed to Rep. Kambium Buckner
5/23/2019
House
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Lamont J. Robinson, Jr.
5/23/2019
House
Third Reading - Short Debate - Passed 115-000-000
5/23/2019
House
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Curtis J. Tarver, II
5/23/2019
Senate
Passed Both Houses
6/21/2019
Senate
Sent to the Governor
8/20/2019
Senate
Effective Date January 1, 2020
8/20/2019
Senate
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0431
8/20/2019
Senate
Governor Approved

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