Bills Approved by Committee - Week of March 2-6
The General Assembly was in session from Tuesday, March 3 through Thursday, March 5, 2020. Several bills of interest to counties were approved by House and Senate committees over these days. Bills approved by committees will next be considered on the floor of their chamber of origin or will receive amendments at a later date prior to receiving a floor vote.
HB 3934 (Representative Willis) - Amendment 1 Approved by the House State Government Administration Committee (10-1)
The bill was amended with language substantially similar to the bill as initially introduced. Provides that a cyber attack is a "disaster." Requires the Governor to delegate or assign authority to the Director of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency to manage, coordinate and direct all resources by orders issued at the time of a disaster. Effective immediately. ISACo Supports
SB 1385 (Senate President Harmon) - Amendment 4 Approved by Senate Executive Committee (16-0) to Remove Original Language
The bill as introduced would have amended the Law Enforcement Officer-Worn Body Camera Act. Provides that any recording disclosed under the Freedom of Information Act shall be redacted to remove identification of any person that appears on the recording and is not a subject of the encounter, directly involved in the encounter, and all law enforcement officer identifiers if the recordings are made available from any law enforcement or government agency to the media or public unless that law enforcement officer has been criminally charged relative to the recorded incident. Provides that if any law enforcement or government agency fails to follow the requirements of the Act, the agency is liable for a penalty of $100 per day to the affected individual. Provides that the individual and that individual's labor organization has the right to file suit against that law enforcement agency to require the agency to comply with the terms of the Act. ISACo No Position
SB 1385 was amended in the Senate Executive Committee to remove the above language entirely and will likely be amended at a later date with revised language or used for another purpose.
SB 2016 (Senate President Harmon) - Amendment 2 Approved by Senate Executive Committee (16-0) to Remove Original Language
The bill as introduced would have provided that, in addition to any other funding that may be provided to the Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program (ITEP) from federal, State, or other sources, the Department of Transportation shall set aside an amount equal to 2% of the total appropriation received by the Department from the Road Fund for the projects in the categories of pedestrian and bicycle facilities, streetscape projects, and the conversion of abandoned railroad corridors to trails. Provides that the funds shall be administered according to the requirements of the current Guidelines Manual published by the Department for ITEP. Provides that, for projects funded under the Section: (1) local matching funding shall be required according to a sliding scale based on community size, median income, and total property tax base, (2) Phase I Studies and Phase I Engineering Reports are not required to be completed before application is made, and (3) at least 25% of funding shall be directed towards projects in high-need communities. Provides that the Department shall adopt rules necessary to implement the Section. ISACo Supports
SB 2016 was amended in the Senate Executive Committee to remove the above language entirely and will likely be amended at a later date with revised language or used for another purpose.
SB 3315 (Senator Martinez) - Approved by Senate Executive Committee (13-3)
The bill amends the Counties Code. Changes definitions of "population" to be the total number of inhabitants according to last preceding federal decennial census (rather than number of inhabitants or number of persons). Amends the Illinois Municipal Code. Adds a definition of "population" in the general definition Section. ISACo No Position
SB 3333 (Senator Martwick) - Approved by Senate Human Services Committee (9-0)
The bill amends the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Administrative Act. Provides that the Department of Human Services shall create and maintain an online database and resource page on its website. Provides that the database and resource page shall contain mental health resources specifically geared toward first responders with the goal of connecting those persons with mental health resources related to crisis services, wellness, trauma information, nutrition, stress reduction, anxiety, depression, violence prevention, suicide prevention, and substance use and of encouraging information sharing among families of first responders, first responder organizations, first responder professional organizations, and first responders. Effective immediately. ISACo No Position
An amendment was filed to SB 3333 that, if adopted, would make the requirements of the bill subject to appropriation.