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 Bill Status of SB1829  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  WORKPLACE TRANSPARENCY ACT

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Don Harmon - Mattie Hunter - Ann Gillespie - John J. Cullerton - Kimberly A. Lightford, Emil Jones, III, Toi W. Hutchinson, Heather A. Steans, John F. Curran, Ram Villivalam, Steve Stadelman, Bill Cunningham, Laura Ellman, Omar Aquino, Scott M. Bennett, Cristina Castro, Robert Peters, Laura Fine, Elgie R. Sims, Jr., Suzy Glowiak Hilton, Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant, Rachelle Crowe, John G. Mulroe, Pat McGuire, Linda Holmes, Laura M. Murphy, Thomas Cullerton, Christopher Belt, Terry Link, Andy Manar, Craig Wilcox, Martin A. Sandoval, Donald P. DeWitte, Jacqueline Y. Collins, Iris Y. Martinez, David Koehler, Julie A. Morrison, Antonio Muñoz and Patricia Van Pelt

House Sponsors
(Rep. Kathleen Willis, Mary Edly-Allen, Will Guzzardi, Sue Scherer, Carol Ammons, Celina Villanueva, Karina Villa, Aaron M. Ortiz, Marcus C. Evans, Jr., Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz, Terra Costa Howard, Diane Pappas, Daniel Didech, Jaime M. Andrade, Jr., Elizabeth Hernandez, Jehan Gordon-Booth, LaToya Greenwood, Camille Y. Lilly, Deb Conroy, Robert Rita, William Davis, Kelly M. Cassidy, Bob Morgan, Sara Feigenholtz, Robert Martwick, Martin J. Moylan, John Connor, Joyce Mason, La Shawn K. Ford, Theresa Mah, Katie Stuart, Ann M. Williams and Michelle Mussman)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2021SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
5 ILCS 430/5-65
25 ILCS 170/4.7
710 ILCS 5/1from Ch. 10, par. 101
735 ILCS 5/2-2302 new
775 ILCS 5/2-101from Ch. 68, par. 2-101
775 ILCS 5/2-108 new
775 ILCS 5/5A-101from Ch. 68, par. 5A-101
775 ILCS 5/6-102
775 ILCS 5/7-114 new
820 ILCS 90/20 new
820 ILCS 180/10
820 ILCS 180/15
820 ILCS 180/20
820 ILCS 180/25
820 ILCS 180/30
820 ILCS 180/35
820 ILCS 180/45


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Workplace Transparency Act. Provides that an employer shall not enter into a contract or agreement with an employee or applicant if that contract or agreement contains a nondisclosure or nondisparagement clause or forced arbitration clause that covers workplace harassment or discrimination, including sexual harassment or retaliation for reporting, resisting, opposing, or assisting in the investigation of workplace harassment or discrimination. Makes corresponding changes in the Uniform Arbitration Act, the Illinois Human Rights Act, and the Illinois Freedom to Work Act. Changes the definition of "sexual harassment" in the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act and the Lobbyist Registration Act. Amends the Code of Civil Procedure. Provides that no court shall enter an order or judgment that has the purpose or effect of concealing a public hazard or any information concerning a public hazard, nor shall the court enter an order or judgment that has the purpose or effect of concealing any information that may be useful to members of the public in protecting themselves from injury that may result from the public hazard. Further amends the Illinois Human Rights Act. Requires the Department of Human Rights to adopt a model sexual harassment prevention training program and provides that all employers shall use the model or establish a training program that equals or exceeds the minimum standards provided by the model. Makes other changes concerning: definitions; procedures following an employer's failure to post required notices; and employer disclosure requirements. Amends the Victims' Economic Security and Safety Act. Makes the Act applicable in instances of sexual harassment. Provides that a civil action may be brought to enforce the Act without first filing an administrative complaint. Makes other changes concerning definitions and documentation. Effective immediately.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
5 ILCS 430/5-65
25 ILCS 170/4.7
735 ILCS 5/2-302 new
775 ILCS 5/5A-101
820 ILCS 90/20 new
820 ILCS 180/35
Adds reference to:
5 ILCS 140/7from Ch. 116, par. 207
775 ILCS 5/1-103from Ch. 68, par. 1-103
775 ILCS 5/2-102from Ch. 68, par. 2-102
775 ILCS 5/8-109.1 new
5 ILCS 140/7.5

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Creates the Workplace Transparency Act. Provides provisions for: prohibitions; voidable agreements; unconscionable terms; settlement or separation agreements; enforcement; application; limitations; and severability. Makes conforming changes in the Uniform Arbitration Act. Amends the Illinois Human Rights Act. Provides that it is a civil rights violation for an employer to engage in: harassment; harassment of nonemployees in the workplace; and sexual harassment of nonemployees in the workplace. Provides that beginning July 1, 2020, each employer shall disclose specified information to the Department of Human Rights. Provides that the Department shall produce a model sexual harassment prevention training program aimed at the prevention of sexual harassment in the workplace. Provides provisions for: civil penalties; failure to report; and failure to train. Makes conforming changes in the Freedom of Information Act and the Victims' Economic Security and Safety Act. Creates the Stopping Predators from Evading Allegations of Abuse of Kids Act. Provides provisions for: prohibition on sexual abuse of children in youth sports; required reporting of child and sexual abuse in youth sports; posting of rights by youth recreational athletic entity; and enforcement. Creates the Sexual Harassment Victim Representation Act. Provides that in any proceeding in which a victim who is a member of a union has accused a perpetrator who is a member of the same union, the victim and the perpetrator may not be represented in the proceeding by the same union representative.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
New Act
5 ILCS 140/7.5
710 ILCS 5/1from Ch. 10, par. 101
775 ILCS 5/1-103from Ch. 68, par. 1-103
775 ILCS 5/2-101from Ch. 68, par. 2-101
775 ILCS 5/2-102from Ch. 68, par. 2-102
775 ILCS 5/2-108 new
775 ILCS 5/6-102
775 ILCS 5/7-114 new
775 ILCS 5/8-109.1 new
820 ILCS 180/10
820 ILCS 180/15
820 ILCS 180/20
820 ILCS 180/25
820 ILCS 180/30
820 ILCS 180/45
Adds reference to:
735 ILCS 5/1-101from Ch. 110, par. 1-101

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Code of Civil Procedure. Makes a technical change in the short title Section.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/15/2019SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Melinda Bush
  2/15/2019SenateFirst Reading
  2/15/2019SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/14/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Emil Jones, III
  3/14/2019SenateAssigned to Judiciary
  3/14/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Toi W. Hutchinson
  3/19/2019SenateWaive Posting Notice
  3/20/2019SenateDo Pass Judiciary; 008-000-000
  3/20/2019SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 21, 2019
  4/9/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Melinda Bush
  4/9/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  4/9/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Judiciary
  4/9/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Heather A. Steans
  4/9/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Judiciary; 006-000-000
  4/9/2019SenateSecond Reading
  4/9/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; Bush
  4/9/2019SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 10, 2019
  4/10/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. John F. Curran
  4/10/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Ram Villivalam
  4/10/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Steve Stadelman
  4/10/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Bill Cunningham
  4/10/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura Ellman
  4/10/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Omar Aquino
  4/10/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Scott M. Bennett
  4/10/2019SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  4/10/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina Castro
  4/10/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Robert Peters
  4/11/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura Fine
  4/11/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
  4/11/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Suzy Glowiak Hilton
  4/11/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant
  4/11/2019SenateThird Reading - Passed; 056-000-000
  4/11/2019SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Ann Gillespie
  4/11/2019HouseArrived in House
  4/11/2019HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Kathleen Willis
  4/11/2019HouseFirst Reading
  4/11/2019HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/30/2019HouseAssigned to Executive Committee
  5/1/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary Edly-Allen
  5/2/2019SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. John J. Cullerton
  5/2/2019SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  5/2/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Rachelle Crowe
  5/2/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. John G. Mulroe
  5/2/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Pat McGuire
  5/6/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
  5/6/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Sue Scherer
  5/6/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
  5/6/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Celina Villanueva
  5/6/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Karina Villa
  5/6/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Aaron M. Ortiz
  5/6/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
  5/6/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz
  5/6/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Terra Costa Howard
  5/6/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Diane Pappas
  5/6/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel Didech
  5/6/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr.
  5/6/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  5/6/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth
  5/6/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. LaToya Greenwood
  5/6/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  5/6/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Deb Conroy
  5/6/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert Rita
  5/6/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
  5/6/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  5/6/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Bob Morgan
  5/7/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Linda Holmes
  5/7/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura M. Murphy
  5/7/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Thomas Cullerton
  5/7/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Christopher Belt
  5/7/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Don Harmon
  5/7/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Terry Link
  5/7/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Andy Manar
  5/7/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Craig Wilcox
  5/7/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Martin A. Sandoval
  5/7/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Donald P. DeWitte
  5/7/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  5/7/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
  5/8/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. David Koehler
  5/8/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Julie A. Morrison
  5/8/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Antonio Muñoz
  5/8/2019SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Patricia Van Pelt
  5/9/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
  5/9/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert Martwick
  5/9/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Martin J. Moylan
  5/9/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. John Connor
  5/9/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Joyce Mason
  5/9/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  5/9/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Theresa Mah
  5/9/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Katie Stuart
  5/9/2019HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Ann M. Williams
  5/10/2019HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  5/22/2020HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Michelle Mussman
  1/2/2021HouseAssigned to Executive Committee
  1/7/2021HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Gregory Harris
  1/7/2021HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  1/8/2021HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Executive Committee
  1/8/2021HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Executive Committee; by Voice Vote
  1/8/2021HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Executive Committee; 008-005-000
  1/8/2021HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  1/8/2021HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  1/8/2021HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  1/10/2021SenateChief Sponsor Changed to Sen. Don Harmon
  1/13/2021SenateSession Sine Die

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