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home : news : north central illinois   April 29, 2016

8/24/2013 6:54:00 AM
Follow that Bill


NT Staff




State Bills
Public Act 98-0511 — Increases rural speed limits from 65 mph to 70 mph. Senate Bill 2356 filed Feb. 15, 2013, by Sen. Jim Oberweis (R-North Aurora). Passed the Senate 41-6 on April 23, 2013. Sen. Sue Rezin (R-Morris) voted yes. Passed the House 85-30 on May 22, 2013. Rep. Frank Mautino (D-Spring Valley) voted yes. Signed into law Aug. 19, 2013, by Gov. Pat Quinn.

Public Act 98-0160 — Allows evidence of prior acts of child abduction that involve the luring of a child to be introduced at trial to prove a criminal propensity. Effective Jan. 1, 2014. Senate Bill 1814 filed Feb. 15, 2013, by Sen. Pamela Althoff (R-McHenry). Passed the Senate 51-0 on April 11, 2013. Passed the House 115-0 on May 9, 2013. Signed into law Aug. 2, 2013, by Gov. Pat Quinn.

Public Act 98-0161 — Authorizes county sheriffs to place inmates on home detention when the sentence is for a minimum amount of time. Effective Jan. 1, 2014. Senate Bill 1854 filed Feb. 15, 2013, by Sen. Tim Bivins (R-Dixon). Passed the Senate 53-0 on April 17, 2013. Passed the House 86-29 on May 9, 2013. Rep. Frank Mautino (D-Spring Valley) voted yes. Signed into law Aug. 2, 2013, by Gov. Pat Quinn.

Public Act 98-0147 — Allows dentists to administer vaccinations. Senate Bill 1217 filed Jan. 30, 2013, by Sen. William Haine (D-Alton). Passed the Senate 49-0 on April 11, 2013. Passed the House 109-0 on May 10, 2013. Signed into law Aug. 2, 2013, by Gov. Pat Quinn.

Public Act 98-0166 — Rocky’s Law requires all public and private high schools to provide catastrophic accident insurance coverage for injuries sustained in school-sponsored or supervised athletic events. The law was named for a Blue Island football player paralyzed in a high school game. Senate Bill 2178 filed Feb. 15, 2013, by Sen. Napoleon Harris (D-Flossmoor). Passed the Senate 47-7 on April 24, 2013. Sen. Sue Rezin (R-Morris) voted yes. Passed the House 71-39 on May 20, 2013. Rep. Frank Mautino (D-Spring Valley) voted yes. Signed into law Aug. 5, 2013, by Gov. Pat Quinn.

Public Act 98-0165 — Increases the income tax credit for employers who hire qualified ex-offenders: From up to $600 to up to $1,500 per worker. Effective immediately. Senate Bill 1659 filed Feb. 13, 2013, by Sen. Patricia Van Pelt (D-Chicago). Passed the Senate 46-6 on March 13, 2013. Sen. Sue Rezin (R-Morris) did not vote. Amended version passed the House 91-27 on May 31, 2013. Rep. Frank Mautino (D-Spring Valley) voted yes. Senate concurred 41-14 on May 31, 2013. Rezin voted no. Signed into law Aug. 5, 2013, by Gov. Pat Quinn.

Public Act 98-0164 — Creates “second-chance probation” for non-violent offenders, allowing a conviction to be dismissed upon successful completion of at least a 2-year period of probation. Effective Jan. 1, 2014. House Bill 3010 filed Feb. 26, 2013, Rep. Tom Cross (R-Oswego). Passed the House 85-26 on April 11, 2013. Rep. Frank Mautino (D-Spring Valley) voted yes. Amended version passed the Senate 51-2 on May 23, 2013. Sen. Sue Rezin (R-Morris) did not vote. House concurred 93-23 on May 29, 2013. Mautino again voted yes. Signed into law Aug. 5, 2013, by Gov. Pat Quinn.
—Compiled by Tom Collins










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