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 Bill Status of HB5640  103rd General Assembly

Short Description:  VETERANS-SPACE FORCE

House Sponsors
Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit - Brandun Schweizer, Diane Blair-Sherlock, Debbie Meyers-Martin, Michelle Mussman, Anna Moeller, Travis Weaver, Daniel Didech, William "Will" Davis, 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 and Michael J. Kelly

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Tom Bennett - Jason Plummer, Laura Ellman and Craig Wilcox)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  5/21/2024HousePassed Both Houses

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
5 ILCS 70/1.45 new
5 ILCS 465/10
15 ILCS 310/10b.7from Ch. 124, par. 110b.7
15 ILCS 410/10b.7from Ch. 15, par. 432
15 ILCS 510/9b.5from Ch. 130, par. 109b.5
20 ILCS 415/8b.7from Ch. 127, par. 63b108b.7
20 ILCS 605/605-503
30 ILCS 500/45-57
35 ILCS 105/3-5
35 ILCS 110/3-5
35 ILCS 115/3-5
35 ILCS 120/2-5
40 ILCS 5/2-109from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 2-109
40 ILCS 5/14-103.16from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-103.16
110 ILCS 70/36gfrom Ch. 24 1/2, par. 38b6
225 ILCS 41/5-15
225 ILCS 41/10-35
225 ILCS 57/70
225 ILCS 410/1-7from Ch. 111, par. 1701-7
330 ILCS 32/5
330 ILCS 55/1from Ch. 126 1/2, par. 23
330 ILCS 110/1from Ch. 21, par. 59a
720 ILCS 5/17-2from Ch. 38, par. 17-2

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Statute on Statutes. Provides that whenever there is a reference in any Act to "armed forces", "armed forces of the United States", "U.S. Armed Forces", "United States Armed Forces", or "uniformed services", these terms shall be construed to include the United States Space Force. Amends the Flag Display Act, the Secretary of State Merit Employment Code, the Veterans Preference Act, the Veterans Burial Places Act, and various other Acts. In all occurrences of the definition for "armed forces of the United States" and "member of the Armed Services or Reserve Forces of the United States" expands the list of armed forces branches to include the Space Force. Makes conforming changes in the definition of "veteran" under the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Law, in the definition of "military service" under the Illinois Pension Code, and in a provision under the Veterans Burial Places Act that lists the various military branches that make up the Reserve Officers Training Corps. Makes other conforming changes.

DateChamber Action
  2/9/2024HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
  2/9/2024HouseFirst Reading
  2/9/2024HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/28/2024HouseAssigned to Veterans' Affairs Committee
  3/5/2024HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Veterans' Affairs Committee; 014-000-000
  3/6/2024HousePlaced 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. Diane Blair-Sherlock
  4/15/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin
  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. William "Will" Davis
  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
  4/17/2024HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 110-000-000
  4/18/2024SenateArrive in Senate
  4/18/2024SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading April 30, 2024
  4/19/2024SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Tom Bennett
  4/19/2024SenateFirst Reading
  4/19/2024SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/24/2024SenateAssigned to Veterans Affairs
  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
  5/9/2024SenateSecond Reading
  5/9/2024SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  5/17/2024SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading/Passage Deadline Established As May 24, 2024
  5/21/2024SenateThird Reading - Passed; 058-000-000
  5/21/2024HousePassed Both Houses
  5/21/2024SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jason Plummer
  5/21/2024SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura Ellman
  6/5/2024SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Craig Wilcox

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