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 Bill Status of HB4934  103rd General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit - Dan Swanson - Paul Jacobs - Brandun Schweizer, Anthony DeLuca, Diane Blair-Sherlock, Debbie Meyers-Martin, Michelle Mussman, Anna Moeller, Travis Weaver, Daniel Didech, Joyce Mason, Gregg Johnson, Sue Scherer, Natalie A. Manley, Chris Miller, Nicholas K. Smith, La Shawn K. Ford, Jenn Ladisch Douglass, Mary Gill, Harry Benton, Michael J. Kelly, Camille Y. Lilly, Dennis Tipsword, Jr., Sharon Chung, Lance Yednock, Matt Hanson, Tony M. McCombie, Nicole La Ha, Norine K. Hammond, Martin J. Moylan, Robert "Bob" Rita and Ann M. Williams

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Mike Porfirio - Laura Ellman, Tom Bennett and Craig Wilcox)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  5/25/2024HousePassed Both Houses

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
20 ILCS 3440/1from Ch. 127, par. 2661
20 ILCS 3440/3.5
20 ILCS 3440/13from Ch. 127, par. 2673

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Human Remains Protection Act. Provides that if remains that are over 100 years old are identified as veteran's remains, the Department of Natural Resources shall permit a veterans' organization to place a marker to designate that grave, if not already designated, as the grave of a veteran. Provides that if the grave is damaged or destroyed, the veterans' organization may fix, add, install, or refurbish the grave or replace a broken or damaged headstone. Before the veterans' organization may repair, refurbish, place a marker, or otherwise repair a broken headstone on the grave, the veterans' organization must make a good faith effort to contact the next of kin of the person whose grave has been identified and receive no response from the next of kin within a reasonable period of time as determined by the Department, by rule. Provides that the Department shall, by rule, determine what relationship to a person whose grave has been identified as a veteran's grave must be contacted by the veterans' organization.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
20 ILCS 3440/1
20 ILCS 3440/3.5
20 ILCS 3440/13
Adds reference to:
765 ILCS 835/.01from Ch. 21, par. 14.01
765 ILCS 835/1from Ch. 21, par. 15
765 ILCS 835/17 new

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Cemetery Protection Act. Defines "veteran" and "veterans' organization". Provides that if a veterans' organization has identified human remains of a veteran that are more than 100 years old and wishes to have a marker placed to designate the grave as that of a veteran, a cemetery authority may allow such memorialization without permission of the decedent's heirs. Provides that all costs for memorialization including the marker, its installation, and any removal of or repair to a previous marker that is damaged shall be entirely borne by the veterans' organization. Prohibits human remains from being disturbed in this process. Requires permission from the cemetery authority and compliance with the rules and regulations and any collective bargaining agreement of the involved cemetery. Requires the veterans' organization to first make a good faith effort to contact the decedent's next of kin, and if there is no response within 120 days, the process may proceed. Provides that if any heir of a decedent later objects to memorialization, the sole remedy is the removal of the involved marker at the expense of the involved veterans' organization unless the veterans' organization no longer exists or is without funds, in which case removal shall be at the expense of the heir. Prohibits any monetary damages or any other equitable relief or penalties against the cemetery authority, cemetery, or veterans' association.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
Defines "not-for-profit corporation" as that term is used in the General Not For Profit Corporation Act of 1986. Provides that a not-for-profit corporation may identify human remains of a veteran under the Cemetery Protection Act.

DateChamber Action
  2/7/2024HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
  2/7/2024HouseFirst Reading
  2/7/2024HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/28/2024HouseAssigned to Veterans' Affairs Committee
  3/5/2024HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Veterans' Affairs Committee; 012-000-000
  3/6/2024HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/8/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Anthony DeLuca
  3/22/2024HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
  3/22/2024HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/2/2024HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Veterans' Affairs Committee
  4/2/2024HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Veterans' Affairs Committee; 015-000-000
  4/11/2024HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/11/2024HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  4/11/2024HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/15/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Diane Blair-Sherlock
  4/15/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin
  4/15/2024HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Dan Swanson
  4/15/2024HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Paul Jacobs
  4/15/2024HouseChief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Dan Swanson
  4/15/2024HouseChief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Paul Jacobs
  4/15/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michelle Mussman
  4/15/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Anna Moeller
  4/15/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Travis Weaver
  4/15/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel Didech
  4/15/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Joyce Mason
  4/15/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Gregg Johnson
  4/15/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sue Scherer
  4/15/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Natalie A. Manley
  4/15/2024HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Brandun Schweizer
  4/15/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Chris Miller
  4/15/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Nicholas K. Smith
  4/15/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  4/15/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jenn Ladisch Douglass
  4/15/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary Gill
  4/15/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Harry Benton
  4/15/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael J. Kelly
  4/15/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  4/16/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dennis Tipsword, Jr.
  4/16/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sharon Chung
  4/16/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lance Yednock
  4/16/2024HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 110-000-000
  4/16/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Matt Hanson
  4/16/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Tony M. McCombie
  4/16/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Nicole La Ha
  4/16/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Norine K. Hammond
  4/16/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Martin J. Moylan
  4/16/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert "Bob" Rita
  4/16/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Ann M. Williams
  4/17/2024SenateArrive in Senate
  4/17/2024SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/17/2024SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Mike Porfirio
  4/17/2024SenateFirst Reading
  4/17/2024SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/24/2024SenateAssigned to Veterans Affairs
  4/30/2024SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura Ellman
  4/30/2024SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As May 10, 2024
  5/2/2024SenateDo Pass Veterans Affairs; 008-000-000
  5/2/2024SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 7, 2024
  5/8/2024SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Mike Porfirio
  5/8/2024SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  5/14/2024SenateSecond Reading
  5/14/2024SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  5/14/2024SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Veterans Affairs
  5/17/2024SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading/Passage Deadline Established As May 24, 2024
  5/24/2024SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Veterans Affairs; 009-000-000
  5/24/2024SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  5/24/2024SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; Porfirio
  5/24/2024SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  5/24/2024SenateThird Reading - Passed; 059-000-000
  5/24/2024HouseArrived in House
  5/24/2024HousePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 1
  5/24/2024SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Tom Bennett
  5/24/2024HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
  5/24/2024HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  5/25/2024HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 005-000-000
  5/25/2024HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 House Concurs 103-000-000
  5/25/2024HouseHouse Concurs
  5/25/2024HousePassed Both Houses
  6/5/2024SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Craig Wilcox

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