A new law sponsored by Rep. Lamont J. Robinson, Jr. (D-5) that was introduced with the purpose of amending the Department of Human Services Act will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2020, according to the official Illinois General Assembly website.
The legislation was introduced in bill HB2304 on Feb. 8, when Rep. Justin Slaughter (D-27) filed it with the House clerk.
According to the General Assembly website, the bill as introduced was designed to "amend the Department of Human Services Act".
After debate, the House passed the bill on April 9 and it arrived in the House on May 30, and both chambers agreed to the final version of the legislation on June 1. The bill was sent to the governor and signed into law on Aug. 23. 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 HB2304.
Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Justin Slaughter
Referred to Rules Committee
Assigned to Appropriations-Human Services Committee
Do Pass / Short Debate Appropriations-Human Services Committee; 016-000-000
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Arthur Turner
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
Placed on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
Second Reading - Short Debate
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
Third Reading - Short Debate - Passed 112-000-000
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
Placed on Calendar Order of First Reading
Chief Senate Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
Assigned to Human Services
Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Emil Jones, III
Postponed - Human Services
Added as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Robert Peters
Do Pass Human Services; 009-000-000
Placed on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 9, 2019
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 17, 2019
Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
Rule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2019
Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Human Services
Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Human Services; 006-003-000
Added as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Omar Aquino
Added as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Ram Villivalam
Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
Placed on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 1
Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Justin Slaughter
Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; Martinez
Third Reading - Passed; 046-012-000
Recalled to Second Reading
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Rules Referred to Appropriations-Human Services Committee
Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Appropriations-Human Services Committee; 019-000-000
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Diane Pappas
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Jawaharial Williams
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Lamont J. Robinson, Jr.
Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 House Concurs 115-000-000
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Sonya M. Harper
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Terra Costa Howard
Effective Date January 1, 2020
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0469