Amends the Liquor Control Act of 1934. Provides that a brew pub license shall allow the licensee to manufacture up to 155,000 gallons of beer per year through a written agreement with a brewer, class 1 brewer, class 2 brewer, or brew pub and to make sales of the beer manufactured through a written agreement with a brewer, class 1 brewer, class 2 brewer, or brew pub. Provides that brew pubs wholly owned and operated by the same licensee may combine each location's production limit of 155,000 gallons of beer per year and allocate the aggregate total between the wholly owned, operated, and licensed locations. Effective immediately.
Amends the Illinois Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. Provides that provisions prohibiting the offer for sale of any bulk food in a manner other than to prevent direct handling of such items by the consumer shall not prohibit self-service by consumers provided that take-home containers, including bags, cups, and lids, provided for consumer use are stored and dispensed in a sanitary manner. Provides that a retailer may allow a consumer to fill or refill a personal container with bulk food if the dispensers used prevent the direct handling of the bulk food. Provides that county health departments and municipalities shall not prohibit the ability of a retailer to allow a consumer to fill or refill a per
Amends the Chicago Teacher Article of the Illinois Pension Code. Removes a provision concerning a reduction in a specified contribution for certain members who retire before July 1, 1998. Repeals obsolete provisions concerning early retirement incentives. Effective immediately.
Amends the School Code. Provides that, no later than day 60 of instruction in each school year, a school board shall report to the State Board of Education for kindergarten through grade 12 classes certain information about actively employed teachers, pupil-teacher ratios, class instructors, and class sections; defines terms. Requires the State Board of Education to publish the information contained in the reports on its Internet website no later than December 1, 2020 and annually thereafter. Sets forth class size goals to be achieved by the 2021-2022 school year.
Amends the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act. Provides that the term "student" within the definition of "educational employee" or "employee" as used in the Act excludes (rather than includes) graduate students who are research assistants primarily performing duties that involve research, graduate assistants primarily performing duties that are pre-professional, graduate students who are teaching assistants primarily performing duties that involve the delivery and support of instruction, or any other graduate assistants. Effective immediately.
Amends the Illinois Human Rights Act. Provides that "employer" includes any person employing one (instead of 15) or more employees within Illinois during 20 or more calendar weeks within the calendar year of or preceding the alleged violation. Provides that "employer" does not include any place of worship with respect to the employment of individuals of a particular religion to perform work connected with the carrying on by the place of worship of its activities.
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Code of Civil Procedure. Provides that consumer debt judgments of $25,000 or less shall draw interest from the date of the judgment until satisfied at the rate of 5% per annum. Provides that when a consumer debt judgment is entered upon any award, report, or verdict, interest shall be computed at the applicable rate from the time when made or rendered to the time of entering judgment upon the same, and included in the judgment. Provides that interest shall be computed and charged only on the unsatisfied portion of the consumer debt judgment as it exists from time to time. Provides that the judgment debtor may stop the further accrual of interest on the consumer debt judgment. Provides that the provisions concerning interest on consumer debt judgments apply to all consumer debt judgments entered into after the effective date of the Act. Provides that a consumer debt judgment may be revived by filing a petition to revive the consumer debt judgment no later than 10 years after its entry and by serving the petition and entering a court order for revival. Provides that if a judgment or consumer debt judgment becomes dormant during the pendency of an enforcement proceeding against wages under specified Articles, the enforcement may continue to conclusion if the enforcement is done under court supervision and includes a wage deduction order or turn over order and is against an employer, garnishee, or other third party respondent. Makes a corresponding change. Effective immediately.
Co-sponsor of HB 1: Overhauled the laws around opioids to provide better treatment for heroin and painkiller addictions. Allows for both EMT’s and pharmacies to use and prescribe opioid antidotes which stop OD’s the moment they start and save lives. Creates a take-back program for prescription medicine (keeps meds off the streets) and outlines a new pilot program to fight addiction. (On the Governor’s desk.)
Chief co-sponsor of HB 494: Helped former offenders find work by reducing automatic barriers to employment for non-violent offenders in schools. This will give school officials discretion to hire those former offenders who are ready for work, greatly decreasing their likelihood to recidivate. (On the Governor’s desk.)
Chief co-sponsor of SB 1560: Demanded justice for juvenile offenders by decreasing the duration of their incarceration and post-release supervision.This overhaul of the juvenile justice system will ensure more young people get services, education, and care rather than simply getting locked up. (On the Governor’s desk.)
Co-sponsor of HB 397: Constrains the power of the Illinois Charter Commission, a state agency that can currently override local districts’ decisions to reject new charter schools and force those districts to allow the charter instead. Ensures that taxpayer dollars go to neighborhood public schools before unwanted charters. (Passed the House, awaiting Senate action.)
Will was the primary sponsor of HB 306. At Springfield, he fought for more teaching and less testing by championing and moving legislation out of the house that would allow parents to opt their children out of high-stakes standardized testing. This bill also pushes back against the “sit and stare” policy that students are made to do if they opt-out for any reason. Under this bill, students would instead receive meaningful instructional time. (Passed the House, awaiting Senate action.)