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Sen. Murphy-sponsored law amending the Election Code goes into effect on June 1

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By Metric Media News Service | Jan 29, 2020

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A new law sponsored by Sen. Laura M. Murphy (D-28) that was introduced with the purpose of amending the Election Code will go into effect on June 1, according to the official Illinois General Assembly website.

The legislation was introduced in bill SB1970 on Feb. 15, 2019, when Sen. Elgie R. Sims, Jr. (D-17) filed it with the Senate clerk.

According to the General Assembly website, the bill as introduced was designed to "amend the Election Code".

The Senate passed the bill on April 10, 2019 and it arrived in the House on April 11, 2019, and both chambers agreed to the final version of the legislation on Oct. 29, 2019. The bill was sent to the governor and signed into law on Jan. 23. The law is scheduled to go into effect on June 1.

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 SB1970.

Date
Chamber
Action
2/15/2019
Senate
Filed with Secretary by Sen. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
2/15/2019
Senate
First Reading
2/15/2019
Senate
Referred to Assignments
3/5/2019
Senate
Assigned to Executive
3/13/2019
Senate
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Scott M. Bennett
3/13/2019
Senate
Placed on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 14, 2019
3/13/2019
Senate
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Ram Villivalam
3/13/2019
Senate
Added as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Robert Peters
3/13/2019
Senate
Added as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Christopher Belt
3/13/2019
Senate
Added as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Julie A. Morrison
3/13/2019
Senate
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura M. Murphy
3/13/2019
Senate
Do Pass Executive; 014-001-003
3/13/2019
Senate
Added as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
3/20/2019
Senate
Second Reading
3/20/2019
Senate
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 21, 2019
3/28/2019
Senate
Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
3/28/2019
Senate
Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
4/3/2019
Senate
Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Executive
4/4/2019
Senate
Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Executive; 014-002-000
4/4/2019
Senate
Recalled to Second Reading
4/4/2019
Senate
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
4/4/2019
Senate
Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; Sims
4/4/2019
Senate
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
4/10/2019
Senate
Third Reading - Passed; 040-010-000
4/11/2019
House
First Reading
4/11/2019
House
Referred to Rules Committee
4/11/2019
House
Arrived in House
4/11/2019
House
Chief House Sponsor Rep. Nicholas K. Smith
4/30/2019
House
Assigned to Executive Committee
5/7/2019
House
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Justin Slaughter
5/10/2019
House
Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
10/28/2019
House
Assigned to Executive Committee
10/28/2019
House
Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
10/28/2019
House
Second Reading - Short Debate
10/28/2019
House
Motion Filed to Suspend Rule 21 Executive Committee; Rep. Gregory Harris
10/28/2019
House
Do Pass / Short Debate Executive Committee; 012-000-000
10/28/2019
House
Motion to Suspend Rule 21 - Prevailed by Voice Vote
10/28/2019
House
Held on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
10/28/2019
House
Final Action Deadline Extended-9(b) November 27, 2019
10/28/2019
House
Placed on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
10/29/2019
House
Added Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Celina Villanueva
10/29/2019
House
Added Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Lindsey LaPointe
10/29/2019
House
Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Celina Villanueva
10/29/2019
House
Third Reading - Short Debate - Passed 074-040-000
10/29/2019
House
Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Lindsey LaPointe
10/29/2019
House
Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Robyn Gabel
10/29/2019
House
Added Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
10/29/2019
House
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
10/29/2019
Senate
Passed Both Houses
11/25/2019
Senate
Sent to the Governor
1/23/2020
Senate
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0624
1/23/2020
Senate
Effective Date June 1, 2020
1/23/2020
Senate
Governor Approved

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