A new law sponsored by Rep. Jonathan Carroll (D-57) that was introduced with the purpose of amending the Children's Advocacy Center Act will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2020, according to the official Illinois General Assembly website.
The legislation was introduced in bill HB909 on Jan. 25, 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 "amend the Children's Advocacy Center Act".
After debate, the House passed the bill and it arrived in the Senate on March 20, and both chambers agreed to the final version of the legislation on May 24. The bill was sent to the governor and signed into law on Aug. 9. 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 HB909.
Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
Referred to Rules Committee
Assigned to Adoption & Child Welfare Committee
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Tony McCombie
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Burke
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Katie Stuart
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Michelle Mussman
Do Pass / Short Debate Adoption & Child Welfare Committee; 013-000-000
Placed on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Monica Bristow
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. John Connor
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Keith P. Sommer
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Margo McDermed
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Natalie A. Manley
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Mark Batinick
House Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
House Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
House Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
House Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted
Second Reading - Short Debate
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Natalie A. Manley
Removed Co-Sponsor Rep. Natalie A. Manley
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jonathan Carroll
Third Reading - Short Debate - Passed 115-000-000
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Fred Crespo
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Frances Ann Hurley
Chief Senate Sponsor Sen. Rachelle Crowe
Placed on Calendar Order of First Reading
Added as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Rachelle Crowe
Alternate Chief Sponsor Changed to Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
Placed on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 7, 2019
Do Pass Criminal Law; 009-000-000
Added as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Julie A. Morrison
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 14, 2019
Third Reading - Passed; 057-000-000
Effective Date January 1, 2020
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0236