Illinois General Assembly - Bill Status for HB5457
Illinois General Assembly

  Bills & Resolutions  
  Compiled Statutes  
  Public Acts  
  Legislative Reports  
  IL Constitution  
  Legislative Guide  
  Legislative Glossary  

 Search By Number
 (example: HB0001)
Search Tips

Search By Keyword

 Bill Status of HB5457  103rd General Assembly


Short Description:  REGULATION-ESL EXAMS

House Sponsors
Rep. Barbara Hernandez - Lindsey LaPointe and Elizabeth "Lisa" Hernandez

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  4/11/2024HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
225 ILCS 20/7from Ch. 111, par. 6357
225 ILCS 20/7.5
225 ILCS 20/8.3 new
225 ILCS 20/19from Ch. 111, par. 6369
225 ILCS 55/30from Ch. 111, par. 8351-30
225 ILCS 55/32
225 ILCS 55/37 new
225 ILCS 55/85from Ch. 111, par. 8351-85
225 ILCS 107/37
225 ILCS 107/43 new
225 ILCS 107/50
225 ILCS 107/80


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Clinical Social Work and Social Work Practice Act. Provides that a license to practice under the Act shall not be denied an applicant because of the applicant's real or perceived immigration status. Provides that every application for an original license under the Act shall include the applicant's Social Security Number or individual taxpayer identification number. Provides that the Social Work Examining and Disciplinary Board may grant additional examination time to an applicant for whom English is the applicant's second language. Provides that to qualify for consideration, the applicant must submit a request for additional time stating that English is the applicant's second language, and provide additional information. Sets forth what additional information may be provided. Provides that if approved, the applicant shall be allotted extra time when taking the required board-administered examination. Provides that the allowance of the extra time for a required national examination is subject to availability from the exam-administering entity. Provides that the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation may not revoke, suspend, summarily suspend, place on prohibition, reprimand, refuse to issue or renew, or take any other disciplinary or non-disciplinary action against a license or permit issued under the Act based solely upon an immigration violation by the licensed clinical social worker. Provides that the Department may not revoke, suspend, summarily suspend, place on prohibition, reprimand, refuse to issue or renew, or take any other disciplinary or non-disciplinary action against the license or permit issued under the Act to practice as a licensed clinical social worker based upon the licensed clinical social worker's license being revoked or suspended, or the licensed clinical social worker being otherwise disciplined by any other state, if that revocation, suspension, or other form of discipline was based solely upon an immigration violation by the licensed clinical social worker. Amends the Marriage and Family Therapy Licensing Act and Professional Counselor and Clinical Professional Counselor Licensing and Practice Act to make similar changes.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
225 ILCS 20/8.3 new
225 ILCS 55/37 new
225 ILCS 107/43 new
Adds reference to:
225 ILCS 20/5from Ch. 111, par. 6355
225 ILCS 56/45
225 ILCS 107/25

Further amends the Clinical amends the Clinical Social Work and Social Work Practice Act, Marriage and Family Therapy Licensing Act, and Professional Counselor and Clinical Professional Counselor Licensing and Practice Act. Removes provisions regarding the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation granting additional examination time to an applicant for whom English is the applicant's second language. Provides that all examinations conducted or authorized by the Department must allow reasonable accommodations for applicants for whom English is not their primary language and a test in their primary language is not available. Provides that all examinations conducted or authorized by the Department must comply with communication access and reasonable modification requirements in specified provisions of the federal Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/9/2024HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Barbara Hernandez
  2/9/2024HouseFirst Reading
  2/9/2024HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/28/2024HouseAssigned to Labor & Commerce Committee
  3/14/2024HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Lindsey LaPointe
  3/25/2024HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Barbara Hernandez
  3/25/2024HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/2/2024HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Labor & Commerce Committee
  4/3/2024HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Labor & Commerce Committee; by Voice Vote
  4/3/2024HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Labor & Commerce Committee; 017-010-000
  4/4/2024HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/11/2024HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/11/2024HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/15/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth "Lisa" Hernandez

Back To Top