Illinois House of Representatives

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Name: Illinois House of Representatives
First reported Apr 21 2014 - Updated Apr 21 2014 - 1 reports

FTC warns Chicago: Don't let ride-sharing regs hurt competition

Federal antitrust regulators are raising concerns that Chicago's attempt to regulate the fast-growing ride-sharing industry could restrict competition and hurt consumers.The Federal Trade Commission gave a big lift to Lyft, Uber Technologies Inc. and ... [Published Crains ChicagoBusiness - Apr 21 2014]
First reported Apr 21 2014 - Updated Apr 21 2014 - 1 reports

Bill seeks to monitor defendants posting bail

Some defendants may be forced to wear GPS tracking devices as a condition of bail.Legislation that would allow the devices to be placed on defendants charged with violent crimes passed the Illinois House of Representatives by a 117-0 vote."This is a common ... [Published Southern Illinoisan - Apr 21 2014]
First reported Apr 19 2014 - Updated Apr 19 2014 - 1 reports

In the Spotlight: Foster children deserve adequate psychiatric care

Foster children who are removed from their family of origin, placed in a relative’s or stranger’s home with limited to supervised visitation with parents once a week, and monitored by social workers, therapists, and court personnel, already pay the price ... [Published PJStar.com - Apr 19 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

Senate set to review Fine’s bill on cyber bullying

The Illinois House of Representatives has passed legislation to help protect children from cyber bullying.Authored by Rep. Laura Fine, House Bill 4207 expands the definition of bullying to include cyber bullying that occurs outside of school and on computers ... [Published Skokie Review - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Illinois Senate To Consider A Bill Providing New Protections For Pregnant Employees

Last week, the Illinois House of Representatives approved a bill to strengthen protections for pregnant employees in the workplace. HB 8 , introduced by Rep. Mary Flowers (D-Chicago) and supported by Governor Pat Quinn, would amend the Illinois Human ... [Published JD Supra - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 2 reports

Illinois Rejects Ban on Therapy for Same-sex Attraction

The Illinois House of Representatives has rejected a bill that would have banned reparative therapy for youth struggling with same-sex attraction. The measure, which was shot down on a 51-44 roll ... ... [Published Big News Network - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Transparency needed, Fine supports video taping transit board meetings

The Illinois House of Representatives recently passed a pending bill requiring transit boards to broadcast public meetings.State Rep. Laura Fine cosponsored the legislation, which the Illinois Senate is now reviewing.Fine said House Bill 3672 was filed ... [Published Glenview Announcements - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Activists still pushing for no petcoke in their SE Side neighborhoods

CHICAGO | While the City Council and the Illinois General Assembly both have pending measures on how to regulate the storage of petroleum coke within the city limits, activists said Tuesday they’re still pushing the idea the substance should be banned ... [Published NWI Times - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Illinois House Passes Bill Requiring Rideshare Companies to Provide Commercial Auto Insurance

The Illinois House of Representatives has passed legislation requiring ridesharing companies to provide commercial insurance for dispatchers and drivers, moving to fill what insurance groups view as ... ... [Published A.M. Best - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 12 2014 - Updated Apr 12 2014 - 1 reports

US: Illinois House rejects bill to ban gay conversion therapy

The Illinois House of Representatives has rejected a bill which would ban gay conversion therapy.The Youth Mental Health Protection Act , sponsored by Democrat Kelly Cassidy, was rejected by a vote of 51-44 on Thursday.It would have banned conversion ... [Published Pink News - Apr 12 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

Illinois: House Passes Legislation to Prevent the Destruction of Firearms

Yesterday, the Illinois House of Representatives passed House Bill 4860 , with House Amendment 1, by an 88 to 6 vote .  Sponsored by state Representative Brad Halbrook (R-110), HB 4860, as amended, provides law enforcement agencies with the option to ... [Published NRA-ILA - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 08 2014 - Updated Apr 09 2014 - 2 reports

Illinois House approves measure to repair Chicago pensions

April 8 (Bloomberg) -- Chicago’s effort to stabilize two of its four pensions won approval in the Illinois House of Representatives.The measure aimed at restoring retirement funds for laborers and municipal workers passed today in Springfield, the capital, ... [Published Benefits Pro - Apr 08 2014]

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"This is a common sense measure that helps keep the citizens of Illinois safer," said Rep. John Bradley, D-Marion. "Those who are charged with violent crimes and determined to be a possible risk should be monitored to ensure the public's general safety and to prevent the possibility of further crime while the defendant is out on bail."
"We still view it as a good, long-term asset for the city and our energy portfolio" Mr. O'Connell said. "Prairie State is not the driver of these increases."
...The bill addresses the question of when coverage takes effect by stating it begins "when the driver makes, himself, herself, or the vehicle available for dispatch, or while a commercial ridesharing arrangement passenger is in the vehicle."
...reported to us that they had very high, upwards of 90 percent, compliance rates," Guerra said. "I would say that's where we're at. We followed a similar procedure, and I'd say our compliance rates are very high."

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Illinois House passes bill to increase access t... [Published Alton Telegraph - Apr 22 2014]
FTC warns Chicago: Don't let ride-sharing regs ... [Published Crains ChicagoBusiness - Apr 21 2014]
Bill seeks to monitor defendants posting bail [Published Southern Illinoisan - Apr 21 2014]
Electricity co-op gives B.G. a jolt [The Blade,... [Published BusinessWeek - Apr 21 2014]
Electricity co-op gives B.G. a jolt [Published Toledoblade.com - Apr 21 2014]
In the Spotlight: Foster children deserve adequ... [Published PJStar.com - Apr 19 2014]
Senate set to review Fine’s bill on cyber bullying [Published Skokie Review - Apr 18 2014]
Illinois Senate To Consider A Bill Providing Ne... [Published JD Supra - Apr 17 2014]
Illinois Rejects Ban on Therapy for Same-sex At... [Published Big News Network - Apr 16 2014]
Bill to ban ‘ex-gay’ therapies on minors voted ... [Published Gay Star News - Apr 16 2014]
Transparency needed, Fine supports video taping... [Published Glenview Announcements - Apr 16 2014]
Activists still pushing for no petcoke in their... [Published NWI Times - Apr 16 2014]
Illinois Rejects Ban on Therapy for Same-sex At... [Published New American - Apr 15 2014]
Illinois House Passes Bill Requiring Rideshare ... [Published Individual.com - Apr 15 2014]
Illinois House Passes Bill Requiring Rideshare ... [Published A.M. Best - Apr 15 2014]
Statewide smoking ban for public universities a... [Published Individual.com - Apr 15 2014]
State Rep. Harris Hosts Heroin Task Force Meet ... [Published Journal & Topics Newspapers - Apr 14 2014]
Jones: Students should apply for Black Caucus s... [Published NWI Times - Apr 14 2014]
US: Illinois House rejects bill to ban gay conv... [Published Pink News - Apr 12 2014]
This week in the war on voting: Putting photos ... [Published Daily Kos - Apr 12 2014]
This week in the war on voting: Putting photos ... [Published Daily Kos - Apr 12 2014]
Time to testify: Nothing but the truth [Published Saukvalley.com - Apr 12 2014]
Illinois: House Passes Legislation to Prevent t... [Published NRA-ILA - Apr 11 2014]
Q-C teens part of 4-H visit to State Capitol [Published Quad-Cities Online - Apr 11 2014]
Rep. Chapa LaVia Apologizes for 'Half' Remark [Published 1470 WMBD - Apr 11 2014]
Elgin city council decides to seek Moeller’s re... [Published Elgin Courier News - Apr 10 2014]
House Unanimously Approves McAuliffe Measure to... [Published Chicago Tribune - Apr 10 2014]
Local 4-H member part of legislative team in Sp... [Published Shelby County News - Apr 09 2014]
Illinois House approves measure to repair Chica... [Published Benefits Pro - Apr 08 2014]
Illinois House passes bill for Chicago pension ... [Published Yahoo! Finance - Apr 08 2014]
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This week in the war on voting: Putting photos ... [Published Daily Kos - Apr 12 2014]
This week in the war on voting is a joint project of Joan McCarter and Meteor Blades Obama-appointed U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos ruled this week that the state of Texas must turn over legislators' emails related to the much-disputed ...
Illinois House Approves Measure to Repair Chica... [Published Bloomberg via Google News - Apr 08 2014]
Illinois House Approves Measure to Repair Chicago Pensions Bloomberg Chicago's effort to stabilize two of its four pensions won approval in the Illinois House of Representatives. The measure aimed at restoring retirement funds for laborers and municipal ...
When in doubt, tax the rich [Published MuskegonPundit - Mar 23 2014]
When in doubt, tax the rich |Rare : "He tells the developing story in Illinois, where Michael J. Madigan, the Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives and Chairman of the Democratic Party of Illinois, plans to push for a three percent tax hike ...
Illinois: How will we fix our budget problems? ... [Published Hot Air » Top Picks - Mar 21 2014]
Taxing the rich will save us ... right? This worked so well for France that Belgium had a real estate boom with the new tax on millionaires was announced.  And New Jersey learned that millionaires have a tendency to leave when confronted with higher ...
Illinois to Follow California's Lead With 'Mill... [Published Breitbart Feed - Mar 21 2014]
Michael Madigan, the all-powerful Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives, announced Thursday that he would direct the Democrat-controlled state legislature to place a referendum on the November ballot that would raise taxes on millionaires ...
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