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SB256/HB1445 - Employee Organizations Representing Public Employees by Sen Ingoglia, by Rep Black

  • Anti-union legislation
  • Passed Governmental Ops Senate Subcommittee  5 Yeas, 3 Nays
  • Scheduled for Senate Fiscal Policy Subcommittee on 3/16/23 13 Yeas, 7 Nays
  • In House, referred to Govt Ops and State Affairs Subcommittee
  • Scheduled in House on 3/16/23 in Govt Ops Subcommittee Passed 13 Yeas 5 Nays
  • In State Affairs Committee in the House scheduled to be heard on 4/11/23 2pm, passed 14 Yeas. 6 Nays
  • On 3rd reading in Senate, scheduled for a vote on 3/23, passed 23 yeas 17 nays
  • on 2nd reading in House scheduled for 4/25/23, 2nd reading on 4/26/23, passed 74 yeas, 44 nays 

SB302/HB3 - Government and Corporate Activism by Sen Grall, Rep Rommel

  • Would ban state FRS investment managers from issuing ESG bonds or inking contracts with rating agencies that use ESG guidelines in issuing bond permits
  • ESG (environmental, social and governance) investing is used to screen investments based on corporate policies and to encourage companies to act responsibly
  • Pushed by Gov to punish so called “woke investments”
  • Could lead to 
  • House version already passed House
  • Senate version placed on Special Order calendar, second reading
  • Senate version substituted for House version
  • Passed Senate

SB7024/HB239 - Retirement

  • New amendment reinstates COLA for retirees
  • Passed House as amended
  • Extends DROP
  • Awaiting Senate vote
  • Part of overall budget conversations
  • COLA was rejected by Senate as part of budget negotiations on 4/29/23

HB917/SB892 - State Minimum Wage by Rep Yeager, Sen Martin

  • Created to exempt minor league baseball players for state local minimum wage laws
  • Amendment was added on House version on late Friday 4/14/23, ban local counties and municipalities from mandating private contractors who get public money from having to pay a set living wage a
  • Was passed Commerce Committee in House on 4/24/23
  • No amendment attached on Senate version as of 4/24/23
  • Senate version on 2nd reading without amendment attached to it in the House version, Read 2nd time, placed on third reading as of 5/2/23
  • Placed on 2nd calendar reading on 4/28/23
  • Passed Senate and House

SB7050 - Elections by Ethics and Elections committee

  • Increased voter suppression language 
  • Increased regulations on third party vendors registering voters
  • added “Resign to Run” law for Gov via amendment
  • 98 pages long
  • Passed Ethics and Elections subcommittee on 4/4/23
  • On Senate Fiscal Policy committee agenda on 4/20/23, passed 14 yeas, 5 nays
  • Passed Senate on 4/26/23 28 Yeas, 12 Nays
  • Passed House on 4/28/23 76 Yeas, 34 Nays

SB 170 - Local Ordinances by Sen Jay Trumbull

  • seeks to limit local ordinances passed by creating a fiscal impact to businesses by passing of ordinance, allowing for ordinance to be stayed until after judicial process completes
  • Passed Senate
  • Referred to House Local Administration, Federal Affairs & Special Districts Subcommittee as of 3/9/23
  • In messages
  • On Civil Justice subcommittee in the House 3/20/23, passed committee
  • On 2nd reading in House as of 3/23/23
  • Resurrected the final days of session in the House (82 Yeas, 33 nays)

SB 94/HB31 - Partisan Election of Members of District School Board by Sen Grueters, by Rep Roach, Sirois, Rudman

  • Proposing amendment to State Constitution to require members of district school board to be elected in a partisan election
  • Referred to Ethics and Elections:Education Pre K-12, Rules Committee in Senate
  • Passed Senate Committee, now in Rules committee scheduled for 4/11/23, passed 14 Yeas, 6 Nays
  • Placed on Special Order Calendar 4/18/23
  • On 2nd reading in the House
  • Passed House; referred to Rules in Senate, withdrawn from rules and placed on Senate Calendar
  • Passed Senate on 2nd and 3rd reading 29 yeas, 11 nays

SB266/ HB999 - Higher Education by Sen Grall, Rep Andrade

  • Banning of certain majors 
  • Bans Diversity, equity and inclusion programs on campuses 
  • Creates post tenure review process at anytime for facility and other radical changes
  • Referred to Education Postsecondary: Appropriations Committee on Education: Fiscal Policy subcommittees in Senate
  • Passed Senate, Education Postsecondary on 3/15/23 7 yeas,3 Nays
  • Now in Appropriations Committee on Education in Senate scheduled for 4/12/23 11:30am
  • In House Postsecondary Education and Workforce Subcommittee: Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee; Education and Employment Committee
  • Passed House committee agenda 3/13/23 Postsecondary Education & Workforce Subcommittee & 7 yays, 3 Nays
  • Now in Education and Employment Committee in House, scheduled on 4/19/23, passed 15 yeas, 5 nays
  • In Fiscal Policy subcommittee in Senate, 4/20/23, passed 14 yeas, 6 nays
  • Placed on Calendar on 2nd reading in Senate and House as of 4/24/23 and 4/21/23
  • Read Third time in Senate, passed 27 yeas, 12 Nays

HB1/ SB202 - School Choice pushed by House Leadership, SB202 K-12 Education, by Sen Simon

  • Revises provisions allowing for the expansion of school vouchers, leading to increased funding leaving the Public Education system 
  • Referred to House Choice and Innovation Subcommittee, Pre K-12 appropriations subcommittee, Education Employment Committee, Education Quality Subcommittee
  • Favorable in House Education Quality Subcommittee: 13 Yeas, 3 Nays
  • Read Third time in House Passed (83 Yeas, 27 Nays)
  • In Messages and referred to Senate Appropriations
  • Favorable in Senate Appropriations Committee on Education 12 yeas, 6 Nays
  • Passed 2nd and 3rd reading, passed by House
  • Signed into law by Governor

HB543/SB150 - Public Safety by House Leadership, by Sen Collins in Senate

  • Allows for permitless carry
  • Huge priority of Gov and House leadership
  • Passed House, sent to Fiscal Policy in Senate, passed Fiscal Policy in Senate
  • Passed Senate on 3/30/23
  • Signed by Governor on 4/3/23

SB1718/HB1617 - Immigration by Sen Ingoglia, by Rep Michael in the House

  • Most anti-immigrant legislation filed at the state level
  • Makes it a 3rd degree felony to transport an undocumented immigrant across statelines, expands E-verify, violates HIPPA by mandating healthcare providers to disclose immigration status
  • Referred to subcommittees in House and Senate
  • Passed Rules Committee in Senate, 15 yeas, 5 Nays
  • Now in Senate Fiscal Policy subcommittee, on agenda on 4/25/23 10am, passed
  • Passed House Commerce committee on 4/24/23
  • Read 2nd time in Senate, placed on third reading on 5/2/23
  • Read 2nd time in House, placed on Calendar
  • Passed out of both chambers (27 Yeas, 10 Nays Senate - - - 83 yeas, 36 Nays in House)

SB 300/HB7 - Abortion (Pregnancy and Parent Support) by Sen Grall and Reps Persons-Mulicka in House

  • 6 week abortion ban
  • Referred to Healthcare Regulation Subcommittee: Health and Human Services Committee
  • Now in Healthcare Regulation subcommittee in House
  • In Senate Health Policy, Fiscal Policy
  • In House Healthcare Regulations Subcommittee as of 3/9/23
  • On Senate Committee agenda in Health Policy, 3/20/23, Passed
  • On Fiscal Policy agenda in Senate for 3/28/23, Passed
  • On Floor for Senate vote on 4/3/23, Passed
  • On 2nd reading in the House
  • Passed House
  • Signed into law by Gov on 4/13/23

SB102- Housing, by Sen Alexis Calatydud

  • banning rent control ordinances locally 
  • Voted favorable by Senate Community Affairs (9 yas, 0 nays)
  • Passed Senate
  • Favorable in State Affairs House Committee 18 yeas, 3 Nays
  • Now in Ways and Means Committee as of 3/10/23; scheduled to be heard on 3/20/23, substituted for SB 102, read 2nd time in House, passed
  • Signed by Governor on 3/23/23

SB 1112/HB 733 - Middle and High School Start Times by Rep Temple

  • Proposed moving all start times to 8:30am and after
  • Passed House on 3/31/23
  • Referred to Fiscal Policy in the Senate, passed 15 Yeas. 2 Nays
  • Placed on 2nd reading  as of 4/21/23
  • Placed on Special order Calendar in Senate 5/3/23
  • Passed Senate

HB 1331/SB1380 - Municipal Utilities by Rep Busatta-Cabrera, Sen Martin

  • Capping what municipal owned utilities can give to municipal governments 
  • Pathway to privatization for municipal owned utilities
  • Passed Energy, Communications and Cybersecurity subcommittee, passed on 3/21/23
  • Now in House Commerce Committee as of 3/23/23
  • No movement in Senate
  • DIED