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 Bill Status of HB2590  98th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Ron Sandack - Patricia R. Bellock - Michael J. Zalewski - Sandra M. Pihos - David R. Leitch, John D. Cavaletto, Dwight Kay, Michael P. McAuliffe, Kay Hatcher, Tom Demmer and Rich Brauer

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Darin M. LaHood - Michael Connelly - Linda Holmes - Matt Murphy and Steven M. Landek)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/16/2013HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 98-0430

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Workplace Violence Prevention Act. Contains a purpose statement and defines terms. Provides that an employer may seek an order of protection to prohibit further violence or threats of violence by a person if: (1) the employee has suffered unlawful violence or a credible threat of violence from the person; and (2) the unlawful violence has been carried out at the employee's place of work or the credible threat of violence can reasonably be constructed to be carried out at the employee's place of work by the person. Provides that an employer may obtain an order of protection under the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986 if the employer: (1) files an affidavit that shows, to the satisfaction of the court, reasonable proof that an employee has suffered either unlawful violence or a credible threat of violence by the defendant; and (2) demonstrates that great or irreparable harm has been suffered, will be suffered, or is likely to be suffered by the employee. Provides that employer remedies under the Act are limited to an order of protection, but that nothing in the Act waives, reduces, or diminishes any other remedy available to an employer under any other mechanism. Provides that the Act does not apply to cases involving or growing out of a labor dispute governed by other State or federal law. Provides that issues of jurisdiction, venue, procedure, and enforcement shall be governed by the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986, and that law enforcement personnel shall have the same responsibilities as provided in that Act.

DateChamber Action
  2/21/2013HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Ron Sandack
  2/21/2013HouseFirst Reading
  2/21/2013HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/26/2013HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
  3/4/2013HouseAssigned to Judiciary
  3/12/2013HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael J. Zalewski
  3/20/2013HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Judiciary; 016-000-000
  3/20/2013HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/8/2013HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sandra M. Pihos
  4/11/2013HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. David R. Leitch
  4/11/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. John D. Cavaletto
  4/11/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dwight Kay
  4/11/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael P. McAuliffe
  4/11/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kay Hatcher
  4/18/2013HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/18/2013HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/19/2013HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 107-000-000
  4/19/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Tom Demmer
  4/19/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Rich Brauer
  4/19/2013SenateArrive in Senate
  4/19/2013SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/19/2013SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Darin M. LaHood
  4/19/2013SenateFirst Reading
  4/19/2013SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/24/2013SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael Connelly
  4/24/2013SenateAssigned to Labor and Commerce
  5/1/2013SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Linda Holmes
  5/1/2013SenatePostponed - Labor and Commerce
  5/8/2013SenateDo Pass Labor and Commerce; 010-000-000
  5/8/2013SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 9, 2013
  5/10/2013SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Steven M. Landek
  5/20/2013SenateSecond Reading
  5/20/2013SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 21, 2013
  5/22/2013SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Matt Murphy
  5/22/2013SenateThird Reading - Passed; 058-000-000
  5/22/2013HousePassed Both Houses
  6/19/2013HouseSent to the Governor
  8/16/2013HouseGovernor Approved
  8/16/2013HouseEffective Date January 1, 2014
  8/16/2013HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 98-0430

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