HB 4297 / HB 3208
Raises the age for whom tobacco products, electronic cigarettes, and alternative nicotine products may be sold to and possessed by from at least 18 years of age to at least 21 years of age.
HB 4081 would create the Call Center Worker an Consumer Protection Act. The proposal would require employers with 50 or more employees that relocates a call center (or substantial operations) from Illinois to another country OR state to notify the Illinois Treasurer's Office at least 120 days prior to relocation. Any employer that does not notify the Treasurer is subject to a civil penalty of $10,000 for each day they are found in violation. In addition, any employer that appears on the blacklist would be ineligible for any direct or indirect state grants or loan for 5 years. The bill would require any state agency to ensure that all state-business-related call center and customer service work be performed by state contractors entirely within the state.
This proposal would grant authority to the local liquor control commissioner to give exemptions for businesses who wish to serve alcohol within 100 ft. of a churches, school, and other community establishments currently prohibited by state law.
The Digital Fair Repair Act would mandate open access to machine repair and diagnostic tools, or access to embedded software code, risking the release of proprietary information.
Amends the Illinois Aeronautics Act. Defines "unmanned aircraft systems". Provides that regulation of unmanned aircraft systems is an exclusive power and function of the State. Restricts home rule power.
SB 3005 would allow any “persons” to appeal or intervene in lawsuits challenging decisions of state agencies. This means that any person, Illinois resident or not, can be listed as an interested party in a proceeding, a power currently afforded to the agencies and plaintiff party requesting the proceeding. The legislation currently has been refined to apply only to permitting decisions by the Departments of Agriculture, Natural Resources, Transportation, Public Health, and the Environmental Protection Agency.
HB 302 is an initiative of the Treasurer’s Office, would require life insurance companies to cross-match lapsed or expired policies against the Social Security Administration’s Death Master File to find potential beneficiaries of unclaimed life insurance benefits. The bill as passed both chambers, requires all insurers to search policies in force as of Jan. 1, 2012, and to Jan. 1, 2000 if a company has electronically-searchable records.
HB 2479 (HB 821)
Support — Chamber Initiative
Description: HB 2479 would eliminate any Social Security number requirement for Illinois Department of Revenue (“IDOR”) registration by responsible officers of publicly-traded companies. While HB 2479 did not advance, this provision was included in P.A. 100-0303
HB 3449 would require software developers to include new disclosures full of complex and unnecessary language before you can use your favorite application – rather than the useful short-form disclosures you see today.
SB 1730 is a pro-business, pro-consumer bill that would align rental car damage waivers (CDW) with 47 other states. Current law artificially caps what car rental companies can charge for the collision damage waiver product that they offer to renters. Under SB 1730, this would change to allow the market to determine the price. SB 1730 maintains all mandated consumer protections that are currently required for CDW, it just removes the price cap.
Provides that except to the extent necessary for an employer to conduct background checks or implement employee security protocols, a private entity may not require a person or customer to provide his or her biometric identifier or biometric information as a condition for the provision of goods or services. Provides that the new provisions do not apply to: (i) companies that provide medical services; (ii) law enforcement agencies; or (iii) governmental entities.
HB 2779 / SB 1701
Both bills establish rulemaking requirements for home rule counties and municipalities through establishment of a County and Municipality administrative procedure act.