• January 11, 2021
    Highlights from Today:
    Both the House and Senate were in session today. 
    The Economic Equity Act was divided into four bills, each listed below. 
    SB 1480 was amended and now states that it is a civil rights violation for any employer, employment agency or labor organization to use a conviction record as a basis to refuse to hire, to segregate, or to act with respect to recruitment, hiring, promotion, renewal of employment, selection for training or apprenticeship, discharge, discipline, tenure or terms, privileges or conditions of employment. Specifies further requirements concerning conviction records. 
     SB1608 was amended and now specifies further requirements in the awarding of State contracts under the Act concerning diversity and underrepresented groups. Amends the Illinois Procurement Code. 
     SB 1792 was amended and now requires the Department of Agriculture to conduct a study and use the data collected to determine economic and other disparities associated with farm ownership and farm operations in this State. 
    SB 1980 Amends the Property Tax Code. Makes changes in a Section concerning the creation of an indemnity fund. Amends the Housing Authorities Act. Requires housing authorities to collect information concerning the denial of assistance on the basis criminal history records. 
    HB 4276  passed out of the Senate this afternoon by a vote of 55-0. This bill is concerning the extension of rebuttable presumption and workers compensation dealing with COVID-19 until June 30th. This bill is now in the House. 
    SB 2481 passed out of the Senate last night by a vote of 53-0-1. This bill removed the $10,000 cap on automobile trade-ins and is now in the House Rules committee. 
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