A new law sponsored by Rep. Diane Pappas (D-45) that was introduced with the purpose of amending the Counties Code will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2020, according to the official Illinois General Assembly website.
The legislation was introduced in bill SB1580 on Feb. 15, when Sen. John F. Curran (R-41) filed it with the Senate clerk.
According to the General Assembly website, the bill as introduced was designed to "amend the Counties Code".
The Senate passed the bill on April 10 and it arrived in the House on April 11, and both chambers agreed to the final version of the legislation on May 23. The bill was sent to the governor and signed into law on Aug. 16. The law is scheduled to go into effect on Jan. 1, 2020.
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 SB1580.
Filed with Secretary by Sen. John F. Curran
Assigned to Local Government
Do Pass Local Government; 009-000-000
Placed on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 21, 2019
Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. John F. Curran
Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Local Government
Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; Curran
Third Reading - Passed; 054-000-000
Recalled to Second Reading
Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Local Government; 009-000-000
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
Referred to Rules Committee
Chief House Sponsor Rep. Grant Wehrli
Assigned to Counties & Townships Committee
Added Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kathleen Willis
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Deanne M. Mazzochi
Do Pass / Short Debate Counties & Townships Committee; 015-000-000
Placed on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
Second Reading - Short Debate
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Terra Costa Howard
Third Reading - Short Debate - Passed 113-003-000
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Diane Pappas
Effective Date January 1, 2020
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0405