Bill Status of SB2897  99th General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. Pamela J. Althoff - Jacqueline Y. Collins, Napoleon Harris, III and Michael E. Hastings

House Sponsors
(Rep. Tim Butler - Monique D. Davis - Jerry Costello, II - Steven A. Andersson)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/10/2017SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
20 ILCS 3405/6from Ch. 127, par. 2706
20 ILCS 3405/22
20 ILCS 3405/33
20 ILCS 3405/34
20 ILCS 3405/20 rep.
20 ILCS 3410/3from Ch. 127, par. 133d3
20 ILCS 3988/Act rep.
30 ILCS 10/1003from Ch. 15, par. 1003
105 ILCS 5/27-20.4from Ch. 122, par. 27-20.4

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Historic Preservation Agency Act. Expands the list of State Historic Sites to include (i) Apple River Fort State Historic Site, Jo Daviess County; (ii) the Crenshaw House State Historic Site, Gallatin County; (iii) the Lewis and Clark State Historic Site, Madison County; (iv) the Martin Boismenue House State Historic Site, St. Clair County; and (v) the World War II Memorial, Sangamon County. Changes the name of the Amistad Commission to the Amistad and Freedom Trail Commission. Requires the Commission to prepare a master plan to promote and preserve the history of the African slave trade, slavery in America, the vestiges of slavery in this country, the freedom trail and underground railroad in the State, and the contributions of African-Americans to our society. Requires the Commission (i) to assist in developing partnerships to seek public and private funds to carry out events memorializing the freedom trail and underground railroad and (ii) to assist in and promote the making of applications for inclusion in the National Park Service's National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program. Makes changes to provisions concerning Commission members; the administration of the Lincoln Presidential Library; and the Office of the Internal Auditor of the Historic Preservation Agency. Repeals a provision creating the Freedom Trail Commission. Amends the Illinois Historic Preservation Act. Reduces the number of members on the Illinois Historic Sites Advisory Council from 15 to 11 and makes other changes. Amends the School Code. Changes a reference to "Amistad Commission" to "Amistad and Freedom Trail Commission. Repeals the Local Legacy Act. Amends the Fiscal Control and Internal Auditing Act. Expands the definition of "designated State agencies" to include the Historic Preservation Agency.

DateChamber Action
  2/18/2016SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Pamela J. Althoff
  2/18/2016SenateFirst Reading
  2/18/2016SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/2/2016SenateAssigned to State Government and Veterans Affairs
  3/2/2016SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Napoleon Harris, III
  3/10/2016SenateDo Pass State Government and Veterans Affairs; 005-000-000
  3/10/2016SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 16, 2016
  3/16/2016SenateSecond Reading
  3/16/2016SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 17, 2016
  4/7/2016SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  4/7/2016SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael E. Hastings
  4/7/2016SenateThird Reading - Passed; 050-000-000
  4/7/2016HouseArrived in House
  4/12/2016HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Tim Butler
  4/12/2016HouseFirst Reading
  4/12/2016HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/15/2016HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Steven A. Andersson
  4/15/2016HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jerry Costello, II
  4/19/2016HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Monique D. Davis
  1/10/2017SenateSession Sine Die