Novermber 17, 2017 Update

The Illinois General Assembly remains adjourned until late January when the Legislature will begin the second year of the two-year 100th General Assembly.  Committees in both the Senate and the House have scheduled a series of legislative hearings.  See below for a complete listing of upcoming hearings.
This week, Senate Leaders announced appointments to the Senate Task Force on Sexual Discrimination and Harassment Awareness and Prevention.  Senate Democratic appointments are:  Senator Omar Aquino, Senator Scott Bennett, Senator Melinda Bush, Senator Bill Cunningham, Senator Mattie Hunter, Senator Toi Hutchinson, Senator Heather Steans, Julie Curry, Rikeesha Phelon, and Polly Poskin.  Two Senate Democratic appointments are pending.  Senate Republican appointments are Senator Pam Althoff, Senator Karen McConnaughay, Senator John Curran, Senator Jil Tracy, and Senator Dale Righter.  The Task Force will conduct a comprehensive review of legal and social consequences of sexual discrimination and harassment in both the public and private sectors. The Task Force will study and make recommendations on combating sexual discrimination and harassment in workplaces, educational institutions, and in State and local government.
Illinois House Leaders also made appointments this week to the House Task Force on Sexual Discrimination and Harassment.  House Democratic appointments are:  Representatives Kelly Burke, Kelly Cassidy, Deb Conroy, Sara Feigenholtz, Natalie Phelps Finne, Laura Fine, Mary Flowers, Robyn Gael, Latoya Greenwood, Will Guzzardi, Greg Harris, Lisa Hernandez, Fran Hurley, Stephanie Kifowit, Rob Martwick, Rita Mayfield, Christian Mitchell, Michelle Mussman, Carol Sente, Julianna Stratton, Katie Stuart, Litesa Wallace, Chris Welch, Ann Williams and Mike Zalewski.  House Republican Appointments are Representatives:  Sara Jimenez, Steve Andersson, Mark Batinick, Patricia Bellock, Avery Bourne, Terri Bryant, Tim Butler, Norine Hammond, Micahel McAuliffe, Tony McCombie, Margo McDermed, David Olsen, Lindsay Parkhurst, Nick Sauer, Allen Skillicorn, Barb Wheeler and Christine Winger.
Upcoming Senate Hearings
11/15/2017
12:00 PM
Telecommunications and Information Technology
C600 Michael A. Bilandic Building – Chicago, IL
Subject Matter On: The Illinois State Board of Elections’ Participation in the Interstate Crosscheck Program.
JOINT HEARING WITH HOUSE ELECTIONS & CAMPAIGN FINANCE COMMITTEE
11/28/2017
10:00 AM
Appropriations I
C600 Michael A. Bilandic Building – Chicago, IL
Subject Matter On: Economic Development and the Cannabis Regulation and Taxation Act. (SB316/HB2353)
Joint Hearing with Senate Commerce and Economic Development Committee
10:00 AM
Commerce and Economic Development
C600 Michael A. Bilandic Building – Chicago, IL
Subject Matter On: Economic Development and the Cannabis Regulation and Taxation Act. (SB316/HB2353)
Joint Hearing with Senate Appropriations I Committee
Upcoming House Hearings
11/15/2017
12:00 PM
Elections & Campaign Finance Committee
C-600, 6th Floor Michael A. Bilandic Building – Chicago, IL
SUBJECT MATTER: Illinois State Board of Elections’ Participation in the Interstate Crosscheck Program
JOINT COMMITTEE WITH THE SENATE TELECOMM & IT COMMITTEE
11/16/2017
11:00 AM
Restorative Justice Committee
C-600, 6th Floor Michael A. Bilandic Building – Chicago, IL
SUBJECT MATTER: Parole and Probation in Illinois
CANCELED
11/21/2017
11:00 AM
Community College Access & Affordability Committee
C-600, 6th Floor Michael A. Bilandic Building – Chicago, IL
SUBJECT MATTER: College Completion: City Colleges
CANCELED
11/28/2017
10:00 AM
Appropriations-Public Safety Committee
C-600, 6th Floor Michael A. Bilandic Building – Chicago, IL
SUBJECT MATTER: Economic Development and the Cannabis Regulation and Taxation Act. (SB 316/HB2353).
JOINT HEARING
10:00 AM
Economic Opportunity Committee
C-600, 6th Floor Michael A. Bilandic Building – Chicago, IL
SUBJECT MATTER: Economic Development and the Cannabis Regulation and Taxation Act. (SB 316/HB2353).
JOINT HEARING
10:00 AM
Tourism, Hospitality & Craft Industries Committee
C-600, 6th Floor Michael A. Bilandic Building – Chicago, IL
SUBJECT MATTER: Economic Development and the Cannabis Regulation and Taxation Act. (SB 316/HB2353).
JOINT HEARING
12/4/2017
11:00 AM
Mental Health Committee
C-600, 6th Floor Michael A. Bilandic Building – Chicago, IL
SUBJECT MATTER: Reported Barriers to Mental Health and Addiction Coverage by Illinois Providers.
12/5/2017
12:00 PM
Appropriations-Public Safety Committee
C-600, 6th Floor Michael A. Bilandic Building – Chicago, IL
SUBJECT MATTER: Safety in DJJ and DOC.