2019

 

 

HB 2026

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Creates the Digital Fair Repair Act.  This bill would mandate original equipment manufacturers to provide owners of equipment the machine repair and diagnostic tools and embedded software.  

 

HB 255

Repeals the Rent Control Preemption Act.

 

SB 7

Creates the Cannabis Regulation and Taxation Act.

 

SB 54

Amends the Liquor Control Act of 1934. This would create a third-party facilitator license which would establish fees, record keeping requirements and other regulations for these distributors. This bill would also provide that liquor distributors would be able to deliver liquor to homes given that the person accepting the delivery is at least 21 years of age.

 

HB 3394

Amends the Business Corporation Act of 1983.

 

SB 1186

Creates the Administration of Antibiotics to Food-Producing Animals Act. This bill would require that “medically important” antibiotics could only be administered to food-producing animals if they are prescribed by a veterinarian who has visited the farm within the last six months.

 

 

The Data Transparency and Privacy Act and seeks to regulate businesses that collect personal information on Illinoisans. 

 

SB 1719

Creates a Keep the Internet Devices Safe Act that is different from the introduced bill. Aims to regulate internet devices that contain a microphone. 

 

SB 1624

Amends the Personal Information Protection Act. Require that a data collector inform the Attorney General if a data breach of more than 500 residents takes place in the most expedient time possible. 

 

SB 21

Amends the Prevention of Tobacco Use by Minors and Sale and Distribution of Tobacco Products Act. Prohibits the sale and distribution of Tabacco products to individuals under the age of 21. 

 

SB 75

Legislation that provides extensive changes to limiting unilateral employment agreements for sexual harassment and employment discrimination related to NDAs and arbitration. The legislation requires disclosure by any employer of a final adverse administrative or final judicial ruling to the Illinois Department of Human Rights. And, all Illinois employers will be required annually to have all its employees trained regarding sexual harassment. The Illinois Chamber led the negotiations on behalf of employers and went neutral on the bill.

 

SB 2088

Would both create the Digital Fair Repair Act (aka Right to Repair) and would force original equipment manufacturers to give up proprietary information, repair documentation and diagnostic code to any owner of the device or equipment. This ranges from cell phones, to TV’s to tractors.

 

HB 1438 

Is legislation to regulate recreational cannabis. With cannabis legalization a top priority for Governor Pritzker, most in Springfield thought it likely that cannabis legalization would become law after the spring session. As a result, the Chamber felt it was important to engage with the sponsors and proponents to ensure that local governments had local control over cannabis establishments in their jurisdiction and that employers would be able to maintain the drug policy that best protects their employees and businesses. Working with the sponsors and lead Republican negotiators on this topic, the Chamber was able to insert all of our requested language for workplace protections and to ensure local control options. The workplace protections in the final legislation are the strongest in the country and the Chamber feels strongly that those protections are vital to Illinois businesses. HB 1438 (Steans) carried the final cannabis legalization language. It passed the Senate with a vote of 38-17-2 and the House with a vote of 66-47-2. Governor Pritzker is expected to sign the legislation.

 

SB 2134

Amends the Biometric Information Privacy Act. Removes the private right of action from current law. This was a Chamber initiative.

 

HB 2557

Creates the Artificial Intelligence Video Interview Act. This bill seeks to regulate employer’s use of artificial intelligent applicant interviews. Employers who utilize this technology would need to disclose the use of this technology to the applicant. In addition, destruction of the videos is contingent upon an applicant's request for destruction within 30 days. The Chamber worked with the sponsor and ended up being supportive of its passage

 

HB 2785

Would have created the Geolocation Privacy Protection Act. This legislation sought to regulate the use of geolocation technology.

 

HB 2871

Creates the Data Broker Registration. Sets up a regulatory process for data brokers. The Chamber opposed this bill.