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 Bill Status of SB2419  103rd General Assembly

Short Description:  LICENSE TO READ ACT

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Laura M. Murphy, Mattie Hunter, Laura Fine, Ann Gillespie, Adriane Johnson and Mary Edly-Allen

House Sponsors
(Rep. Nabeela Syed, Sharon Chung, Jaime M. Andrade, Jr., Maura Hirschauer, Mary Beth Canty, Terra Costa Howard and Laura Faver Dias)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  6/30/2023SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 103-0267

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
15 ILCS 320/3from Ch. 128, par. 103
15 ILCS 320/7from Ch. 128, par. 107
15 ILCS 320/10from Ch. 128, par. 110
15 ILCS 320/11from Ch. 128, par. 111
30 ILCS 105/5.990 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the License to Read Act. Defines terms. Provides that the State Librarian may negotiate with publishers of e-books and e-audiobooks on behalf of libraries on reasonable terms that would enable libraries to acquire necessary licenses to provide library users with access to e-books and e-audiobooks. Provides that the State Librarian may award grants that develop, expand, or support the acquisition of access to e-books and e-audiobooks in Illinois. Creates the License to Read Fund to deposit fees or other funds received for the purposes of the Act. Includes other provisions relating to legislative findings, assistance from other agencies or entities, and rules. Amends the State Library Act. Provides that the State Library's support and implementation of library services on a statewide basis includes the effective sharing of resources and services among libraries to promote access to information in both print and electronic format. Provides that the State Library may cooperate with acquiring and sharing electronic resources, e-books, and e-audiobooks. Includes other provisions relating to electronic resources, including e-books and e-audiobooks. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  2/10/2023SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Laura M. Murphy
  2/10/2023SenateFirst Reading
  2/10/2023SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/28/2023SenateAssigned to State Government
  3/9/2023SenateDo Pass State Government; 009-000-000
  3/9/2023SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 10, 2023
  3/10/2023SenateSecond Reading
  3/10/2023SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 21, 2023
  3/23/2023SenateThird Reading - Passed; 057-000-000
  3/23/2023HouseArrived in House
  3/23/2023HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Nabeela Syed
  3/23/2023SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  3/23/2023SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura Fine
  3/23/2023SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Ann Gillespie
  3/23/2023SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Adriane Johnson
  3/23/2023SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Mary Edly-Allen
  3/24/2023HouseFirst Reading
  3/24/2023HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/11/2023HouseAssigned to State Government Administration Committee
  4/19/2023HouseDo Pass / Short Debate State Government Administration Committee; 009-000-000
  4/20/2023HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/2/2023HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/2/2023HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/11/2023HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 108-000-000
  5/11/2023SenatePassed Both Houses
  5/11/2023HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Sharon Chung
  5/11/2023HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr.
  5/11/2023HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Maura Hirschauer
  5/11/2023HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary Beth Canty
  5/11/2023HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Terra Costa Howard
  5/11/2023HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Laura Faver Dias
  6/9/2023SenateSent to the Governor
  6/30/2023SenateGovernor Approved
  6/30/2023SenateEffective Date June 30, 2023
  6/30/2023SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 103-0267
  2/6/2024SenateSponsor Removed Sen. Paul Faraci

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