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Rep. Ammons-sponsored law creating the Illinois New Business Owner Act goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2020

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By Local Labs News Service | Aug 28, 2019

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A new law sponsored by Rep. Carol Ammons (D-103) that was introduced with the purpose of creating the Illinois New Business Owner Act will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2020, according to the official Illinois General Assembly website.

The legislation was introduced in bill HB2670 on Feb. 14, when Rep. Lamont J. Robinson, Jr. (D-5) filed it with the House clerk.

According to the General Assembly website, the bill as introduced was designed to "create the Illinois New Business Owner Act".

After debate, the House passed the bill on April 11 and it arrived in the Senate on April 12, and both chambers agreed to the final version of the legislation on May 21. The bill was sent to the governor and signed into law on Aug. 16. 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 HB2670.

Date
Chamber
Action
2/14/2019
House
Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Lamont J. Robinson, Jr.
2/14/2019
House
First Reading
2/14/2019
House
Referred to Rules Committee
2/26/2019
House
Assigned to State Government Administration Committee
3/6/2019
House
Do Pass / Short Debate State Government Administration Committee; 011-000-000
3/6/2019
House
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
3/7/2019
House
Placed on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
3/12/2019
House
House Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Lamont J. Robinson, Jr.
3/12/2019
House
House Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
3/19/2019
House
House Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to State Government Administration Committee
4/9/2019
House
House Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
4/9/2019
House
House Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Lamont J. Robinson, Jr.
4/10/2019
House
Second Reading - Short Debate
4/10/2019
House
House Floor Amendment No. 2 Rules Refers to State Government Administration Committee
4/10/2019
House
Held on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
4/11/2019
House
House Floor Amendment No. 1 Tabled
4/11/2019
House
House Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommends Be Adopted State Government Administration Committee; 010-000-000
4/11/2019
House
House Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted
4/11/2019
House
Third Reading - Short Debate - Passed 069-042-000
4/11/2019
House
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
4/12/2019
Senate
Arrive in Senate
4/12/2019
Senate
Placed on Calendar Order of First Reading April 30, 2019
5/2/2019
Senate
First Reading
5/2/2019
Senate
Referred to Assignments
5/2/2019
Senate
Chief Senate Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
5/7/2019
Senate
Assigned to Licensed Activities
5/7/2019
Senate
Added as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
5/10/2019
Senate
Rule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As May 17, 2019
5/15/2019
Senate
Placed on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 16, 2019
5/15/2019
Senate
Do Pass Licensed Activities; 005-000-000
5/16/2019
Senate
Second Reading
5/16/2019
Senate
Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 17, 2019
5/21/2019
House
Passed Both Houses
5/21/2019
Senate
Third Reading - Passed; 036-018-000
6/19/2019
House
Sent to the Governor
8/16/2019
House
Effective Date January 1, 2020
8/16/2019
House
Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0388
8/16/2019
House
Governor Approved

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