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 Bill Status of HB2521  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  LABOR RELATION-EMPLOYEE RIGHTS

House Sponsors
Rep. Edgar Gonzalez, Jr. - Marcus C. Evans, Jr. - Kathleen Willis - Jaime M. Andrade, Jr. - Mary E. Flowers, Aaron M. Ortiz, Elizabeth Hernandez, Angelica Guerrero-Cuellar, Dagmara Avelar, Eva Dina Delgado, Delia C. Ramirez, Barbara Hernandez, Dave Vella, Stephanie A. Kifowit, Terra Costa Howard, Margaret Croke, Jawaharial Williams, Lindsey LaPointe, William Davis, Martin J. Moylan, Natalie A. Manley, Nicholas K. Smith, Jay Hoffman, Mark L. Walker, Justin Slaughter, Maura Hirschauer, Anne Stava-Murray, Anna Moeller, Lamont J. Robinson, Jr., Theresa Mah, La Shawn K. Ford, Sue Scherer, Kelly M. Cassidy and Anthony DeLuca

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Ram Villivalam - Michael E. Hastings and Robert Peters)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  6/28/2021HouseSent to the Governor

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
5 ILCS 315/9from Ch. 48, par. 1609
5 ILCS 315/10from Ch. 48, par. 1610


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act. Provides that the showing of interest in support of a petition filed for the purpose of selecting a labor organization as the representative of the employees in a bargaining unit may be evidenced by electronic communications, and such writing or communication may be evidenced by the electronic signature of the employees. Provides that the showing of interest shall be valid only if signed within 12 months prior to the filing of the petition. Provides that a secret ballot election held for the purpose of selecting a labor organization as the representative of the employees in a bargaining unit may be conducted electronically, using an electronic voting system, in addition to paper ballot voting systems. Provides that it shall be an unfair labor practice for an employer to promise, threaten, or take any action because of an employee's specified participation in a strike.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Adds reference to:
115 ILCS 5/7from Ch. 48, par. 1707
115 ILCS 5/8from Ch. 48, par. 1708
115 ILCS 5/14from Ch. 48, par. 1714

Amends the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act. With respect to the recognition of exclusive bargaining representatives, provides that the showing of interest in support of certain petitions may be evidenced by electronic communications and such writing or communication may be evidenced by the electronic signature of an employee as provided under the Electronic Commerce Security Act. Provides that the showing of interest shall be valid only if signed within 12 months prior to the filing of the petition. In provisions regarding elections, provides that a secret ballot election may be conducted electronically, using an electronic voting system, in addition to paper ballot voting systems. Adds as an unfair labor practice promising, threatening, or taking any action (i) to permanently replace an employee who participates in a strike, (ii) to discriminate against an employee who is working or has unconditionally offered to return to work for the employer because the employee supported or participated in such as a strike, or (iii) to lockout, suspend, or otherwise withhold from employment employees in order to influence the position of such employees or the representative of such employees in collective bargaining prior to a strike.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Specifies that it shall be an unfair labor practice for public employers and educational employers to promise, threaten, or take specified actions against their employees concerning a lawful strike. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/17/2021HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Edgar Gonzalez, Jr.
  2/19/2021HouseFirst Reading
  2/19/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/9/2021HouseAssigned to Labor & Commerce Committee
  3/18/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Aaron M. Ortiz
  3/18/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  3/18/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Angelica Guerrero-Cuellar
  3/18/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dagmara Avelar
  3/18/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Eva Dina Delgado
  3/18/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Delia C. Ramirez
  3/18/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Hernandez
  3/18/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr.
  3/18/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
  3/18/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kathleen Willis
  3/18/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr.
  3/18/2021HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr.
  3/24/2021HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Labor & Commerce Committee; 015-010-000
  4/8/2021HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/15/2021HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/15/2021HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/16/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dave Vella
  4/16/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
  4/16/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Terra Costa Howard
  4/16/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Margaret Croke
  4/16/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jawaharial Williams
  4/16/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lindsey LaPointe
  4/16/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
  4/16/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Edgar Gonzalez, Jr.
  4/16/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/20/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Labor & Commerce Committee
  4/22/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Labor & Commerce Committee; 017-011-000
  4/22/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  4/22/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Martin J. Moylan
  4/22/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Natalie A. Manley
  4/22/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Nicholas K. Smith
  4/22/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jay Hoffman
  4/22/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mark L. Walker
  4/22/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Justin Slaughter
  4/22/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Maura Hirschauer
  4/22/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Anne Stava-Murray
  4/22/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Anna Moeller
  4/22/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lamont J. Robinson, Jr.
  4/22/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Theresa Mah
  4/22/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  4/22/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sue Scherer
  4/22/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  4/22/2021HouseRecalled to Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/22/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  4/22/2021HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/22/2021HouseRemoved from Short Debate Status
  4/22/2021HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Standard Debate
  4/22/2021HouseThird Reading - Standard Debate - Passed 067-043-000
  4/23/2021SenateArrive in Senate
  4/23/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/23/2021SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Ram Villivalam
  4/23/2021SenateFirst Reading
  4/23/2021SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/28/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Robert Peters
  4/29/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael E. Hastings
  5/4/2021SenateAssigned to Executive
  5/13/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Ram Villivalam
  5/13/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  5/17/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Executive
  5/19/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  5/19/2021SenateDo Pass as Amended Executive; 010-006-000
  5/19/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 20, 2021
  5/20/2021SenateSecond Reading
  5/20/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 21, 2021
  5/26/2021SenateThird Reading - Passed; 040-015-000
  5/26/2021HouseArrived in House
  5/26/2021HousePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 1
  5/27/2021HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Edgar Gonzalez, Jr.
  5/27/2021HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  5/27/2021HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 005-000-000
  5/30/2021HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 House Concurs 071-043-000
  5/30/2021HouseHouse Concurs
  5/30/2021HousePassed Both Houses
  5/30/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Anthony DeLuca
  6/28/2021HouseSent to the Governor

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