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Legislation for 2018
Legislation for 2018
HJRCA18, HJR68, SB2283
legislation enacted during the100th session relative
Has Been Proposed
During the 100th
Legislative Session (2017-2018).
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|Date of Last Action||Proposed Action
+ 7 others
|In Rules Committee
the clause 'benefits shall not be diminished or
|In Rules Committee
||Calls for a Constitutional Convention. (Oppose)|
|Legislation which has been introduced in the Illinois House of Representatives in 2018|
In Rules Committee
||Amends the Chicago
Laborers Article of the Illinois Pension Code. Provides that if
the city fails to transmit required contributions to the pension
fund, the fund may certify to the State Comptroller the amount
due, and the Comptroller must deduct and remit to (instead of
deposit into) the fund the certified amounts from payments of
State funds (instead of grants of State funds) to the city.
Specifies that the certification must be in accordance with any
applicable rules of the Comptroller. (Monitor)
|HB4276||Ford||In Revenue & Finance Committee||1/30/18||Amends the Invest in Kids Act. Provides that the term "qualified school" means a non-public school located in Illinois that is registered with the State Board of Education on or before June 30, 2018 or is recognized as a qualified non-public school by the State Board of Education.|
|HB4411||Ammons||In Rules Committee||1/31/18||Amends the General Provisions Article of the Illinois Pension Code. Provides that a retirement system or investment board created under the State Employee, State Universities, Downstate Teachers, Chicago Teachers, or the Board of Investment Article may not enter into a contract for lobbying services with a lobbyist who represents another retirement system or investment board created under one of those Articles. Defines "lobbying" and "lobbyist".|
|HB4413||Ammons||In Rules Committee||1/31/18||Amends the General Provisions Article of the Illinois Pension Code. Provides that any open meeting of the board of trustees of a retirement system or pension fund or any committee established by a retirement system or pension fund must be broadcast to the public and maintained in real-time on the retirement system's or pension fund's website using a high-speed Internet connection. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement by the State.|
|HB4414||Ammons||In Rules Committee||1/31/18||Amends the State Employees, State Universities, and Downstate Teachers Articles of the Illinois Pension Code. Provides that on or after the effective date of the amendatory Act, appointments to the position of executive director or chief investment officer must be made with the advice and consent of the Senate. Amends the Chicago Teachers Article of the Illinois Pension Code. Provides that on or after the effective date of the amendatory Act, appointments to the position of executive director, chief investment officer, or chief legal officer must be made with the advice and consent of the Senate.|
|Legislation which has been introduced in the Illinois Senate in 2018|
+ 5 others
On Calendar for Second Reading
Invest in Kids Act. Provides that no credits may be awarded under
the Act for any taxable year that begins in a State fiscal year
for which the minimum statutory funding level is not met. Provides
that the carry-forward period for those credits shall be suspended
for any taxable year that begins in a State fiscal year for which
the minimum statutory funding level is not met. Requires the State
Board of Education to determine whether or not the State has met
the minimum funding level for the fiscal year and to transmit a
copy of the determination to the Department of Revenue.
Subcommittee on charter schools
||Amends the Charter Schools Article of the School Code. Removes provisions providing that the total number of charter schools operating under this Article at any one time shall not exceed 120. Removes a provision limiting the number of charter schools to 70 in any city having a population exceeding 500,000. Removes a provision limiting the number of charter schools to 45 in the remainder of the State. Removes a provision providing that the State Board of Education shall assign a number to each charter submission it receives for its review and certification, based on the chronological order in which the submission is received by it. (Oppose)|
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