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Key Bills 2021-2022
HB132: BEP-STATE AGENCY CERTIFICATION
Amends the Business Enterprise for Minorities, Women, and Persons with Disabilities Act. Provides that all State agencies shall recognize and accept the certifications of businesses that have been certified as minority-owned businesses or women-owned businesses for purposes of participating in the Business Enterprise Program, when such certification was provided by any entity having certification requirements more restrictive than that required by the Business Enterprise Program, including, but not limited to, an income level requirement.
HB2614: LOCAL GOVERNMENT-TECH
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Home Equity Assurance Act. Provides that a governing commission, with no less than $4,000,000 in its guarantee fund, may, if authorized (i) by referendum approved by a majority of the voters or (ii) by resolution of the governing commission upon approval by two-thirds of the commissioners, establish a Delinquent Tax Repayment Loan Fund to provide low-interest emergency loans to eligible applicants.
HB3113: UTILITIES-ICC INTERIM ORDER
Amends the Public Utilities Act. Provides that the Illinois Commerce Commission may issue an interim order to authorize or require any public utility to curtail or discontinue service and otherwise regulate the furnishing of service in specified emergency circumstances, effective for a period not exceeding 45 days (rather than 15 days), if the circumstances do not reasonably permit the holding of a hearing.
HB3114: SCH CD-EDUCATION EQUITY COMM
Amends the School Code to create the State Education Equity Committee within the State Board of Education. Provides that the purpose of the committee is to strive to ensure equity in education for all children from birth through grade 12. Sets forth the membership of the task force. Contains provisions concerning meetings, duties, and reporting. Repeals a Section concerning the Advisory Council on At-Risk Students. Effective immediately.
HB3116: UTILITIES-ALTERNATIVE SUPPLIER
Amends the Public Utilities Act. Provides that an alternative retail electric supplier by May 31, 2020 and every June 30 (rather than May 31) thereafter, shall submit to the Illinois Commerce Commission and the Office of the Attorney General the rates the retail electric supplier charged to residential customers in the prior year. Provides that alternative gas suppliers serving or seeking to serve residential or small commercial customers shall, by January 1, 2020 and every September 30 (rather than January 1) thereafter, submit to the Commission and the Office of the Attorney General the rates the alternative gas supplier charged to residential customers in the prior year.
SB0965: AUTISM/CONDITIONS AWARENESS
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Autism and Co-Occurring Medical Conditions Awareness Act. Provides that the Act is repealed on January 1, 2027 (rather than August 12, 2021 (5 years after the Act's effective date)). Effective immediately.
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