A new law sponsored by Rep. Jonathan Carroll (D-57) that was introduced with the purpose of amending the Food Handling Regulation Enforcement Act went into effect on Aug. 23, according to the official Illinois General Assembly website.
The legislation was introduced in bill HB3018 on Feb. 15, when Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit (D-84) filed it with the House clerk.
According to the General Assembly website, the bill as introduced was designed to "amend the Food Handling Regulation Enforcement Act".
After debate, the House passed the bill on April 9 and it arrived in the Senate on April 10, and both chambers agreed to the final version of the legislation on May 31. The bill was sent to the governor and signed into law on Aug. 23. 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 HB3018.
Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
Referred to Rules Committee
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jonathan Carroll
Assigned to Health Care Licenses Committee
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Health Care Licenses Committee
Do Pass as Amended / Short Debate Health Care Licenses Committee; 013-000-000
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Health Care Licenses Committee; by Voice Vote
Placed on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
House Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
House Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
Chief Sponsor Changed to Rep. Joyce Mason
House Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 003-000-000
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
Second Reading - Short Debate
House Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
Third Reading - Short Debate - Passed 110-000-001
Placed on Calendar Order of First Reading April 11, 2019
Chief Senate Sponsor Sen. David Koehler
Assigned to Public Health
Placed on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 9, 2019
Do Pass Public Health; 008-000-000
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 17, 2019
Rule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2019
Third Reading - Passed; 058-000-000
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0495
Effective Date August 23, 2019