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Rep. Howard-sponsored law creating the Keep Illinois Families Together Act now in effect

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By Local Labs News Service | Jul 6, 2019


A new law sponsored by Rep. Terra Costa Howard (D-48) that was introduced with the purpose of creating the Keep Illinois Families Together Act went into effect on June 21, according to the official Illinois General Assembly website.

The legislation was introduced in bill HB1637 on Jan. 31, when Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch (D-7) filed it with the House clerk.

According to the General Assembly website, the bill as introduced was designed to "create the Keep Illinois Families Together Act".

After debate, the House passed the bill on May 27 and it arrived in the Senate on May 28, and both chambers agreed to the final version of the legislation on May 30. The bill was sent to the governor and signed into law on June 21. The law went into effect immediately.

Illinois legislature enacts laws through bills that can be introduced in either the state House of Representatives or the state Senate. Either chamber of the legislature can reject or amend a bill before it becomes law. Legislators sometimes sponsor "shell bills" devoid of substantive provisions, introduced with the intention of being amended later to include actual legislation.

The following table shows the full history of actions on HB1637.

Date
Chamber
Action
1/31/2019
House
Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
2/1/2019
House
First Reading
2/1/2019
House
Referred to Rules Committee
2/1/2019
House
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
2/5/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz
2/13/2019
House
Assigned to Executive Committee
2/14/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
2/20/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
2/20/2019
House
Do Pass / Short Debate Executive Committee; 007-004-000
2/20/2019
House
Placed on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
2/21/2019
House
Fiscal Note Requested by Rep. Tom Demmer
2/25/2019
House
Fiscal Note Filed
2/26/2019
House
Fiscal Note Filed
2/26/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
2/27/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Gregory Harris
3/4/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
3/6/2019
House
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Celina Villanueva
3/13/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
3/25/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Jonathan Carroll
3/27/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Joyce Mason
3/28/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Luis Arroyo
4/5/2019
House
House Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
4/5/2019
House
House Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
4/9/2019
House
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
4/9/2019
House
House Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
4/9/2019
House
Chief Sponsor Changed to Rep. Celina Villanueva
4/9/2019
House
Remove Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Celina Villanueva
4/9/2019
House
House Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Celina Villanueva
4/9/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
4/9/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Terra Costa Howard
4/10/2019
House
Second Reading - Short Debate
4/10/2019
House
Held on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
4/12/2019
House
Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
4/23/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
5/7/2019
House
Approved for Consideration Rules Committee; 004-000-000
5/7/2019
House
House Floor Amendment No. 2 Rules Refers to Executive Committee
5/7/2019
House
Placed on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
5/7/2019
House
Final Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 31, 2019
5/9/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Yehiel M. Kalish
5/9/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin
5/14/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Karina Villa
5/15/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
5/15/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Ann M. Williams
5/15/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Anne Stava-Murray
5/15/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Anna Moeller
5/16/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Aaron M. Ortiz
5/16/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Diane Pappas
5/16/2019
House
House Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommends Be Adopted Executive Committee; 008-005-000
5/16/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. André Thapedi
5/22/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Lamont J. Robinson, Jr.
5/22/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. LaToya Greenwood
5/27/2019
House
Second Reading - Short Debate
5/27/2019
House
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth
5/27/2019
House
House Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted
5/27/2019
House
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
5/27/2019
House
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Aaron M. Ortiz
5/27/2019
House
Removed Co-Sponsor Rep. Aaron M. Ortiz
5/27/2019
House
Third Reading - Short Debate - Passed 067-050-000
5/27/2019
House
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
5/28/2019
Senate
Arrive in Senate
5/28/2019
Senate
Chief Senate Sponsor Sen. Don Harmon
5/28/2019
Senate
First Reading
5/28/2019
Senate
Rule 2-10 Committee/3rd Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2019
5/28/2019
Senate
Placed on Calendar Order of First Reading
5/28/2019
Senate
Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Robert Peters
5/28/2019
Senate
Waive Posting Notice
5/28/2019
Senate
Assigned to Executive
5/28/2019
Senate
Referred to Assignments
5/29/2019
Senate
Second Reading
5/29/2019
Senate
Added as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Omar Aquino
5/29/2019
Senate
Added as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina Castro
5/29/2019
Senate
Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Changed to Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
5/29/2019
Senate
Do Pass Executive; 013-004-000
5/29/2019
Senate
Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Ram Villivalam
5/29/2019
Senate
Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Changed to Sen. Antonio Muñoz
5/29/2019
Senate
Added as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
5/29/2019
Senate
Added as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Antonio Muñoz
5/29/2019
Senate
Placed on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading
5/29/2019
Senate
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 30, 2019
5/30/2019
House
Passed Both Houses
5/30/2019
Senate
Third Reading - Passed; 035-019-000
5/30/2019
Senate
Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
5/30/2019
Senate
Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Emil Jones, III
5/30/2019
Senate
Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Patricia Van Pelt
6/6/2019
House
Sent to the Governor
6/21/2019
House
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0019
6/21/2019
House
Governor Approved
6/21/2019
House
Effective Date June 21, 2019

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