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.
Repeals the Rent Control Preemption Act.
Creates the Cannabis Regulation and Taxation Act. The Chamber went neutral on this legislation due to our two requests making it into the final bill. Those two requests were 1) strong workplace protections and 2) local control.
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 (Welch/Belt) requires publicly traded corporations whose principal executive offices are located in Illinois to report whether each member of the corporation's board of directors self-identifies as a minority person and, if so, which race or ethnicity to which the member belongs. Requires the University of Illinois System to review the reported information and publish on its website a report that provides aggregate data on the demographic characteristics of the boards of directors and executive officers of corporations filing an annual report for the preceding year along with an individualized rating for each corporation. While the bill originally was much worse, the Chamber remained opposed to the bill.
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.
Creates a Keep the Internet Devices Safe Act that is different from the introduced bill. Aims to regulate internet devices that contain a microphone.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Amends the Biometric Information Privacy Act. Removes the private right of action from current law. This was a Chamber initiative.
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
Would have created the Geolocation Privacy Protection Act. This legislation sought to regulate the use of geolocation technology.