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2017 Illinois Key Votes

Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
Aug. 28, 2017 IL SB 1947 Establishes School Funding Plan Bill Passed - House (73 - 34)
Aug. 13, 2017 IL SB 1 Specifies School Funding Reallocation Veto Override Passed - Senate (38 - 19)
July 6, 2017 IL SB 6 Establishes Budget for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Veto Override Passed - House (74 - 37)
July 4, 2017 IL SB 6 Establishes Budget for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Veto Override Passed - Senate (39 - 15)
July 2, 2017 IL SB 6 Establishes Budget for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Bill Passed - House (81 - 34)
July 2, 2017 IL SB 9 Increases Taxes to Fund the State Budget Bill Passed - House (72 - 45)
June 27, 2017 IL HB 3904 Requires Gender-Responsive Practices in Women's Prisons Concurrence Vote Passed - House
May 31, 2017 IL SB 31 Establishes the Illinois TRUST Act. Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (37 - 17)
May 31, 2017 IL SB 1 Specifies School Funding Reallocation Bill Passed - House (60 - 52)
May 31, 2017 IL SB 1351 Establishes Laws Governing Student Loan Servicers Bill Passed - House (63 - 48)
May 31, 2017 IL SB 639 Authorizes Drug Crime Prosecutions Across State Lines Bill Passed - House (105 - 2)
May 31, 2017 IL SB 1761 Prohibits "Gay Panic" Defense Bill Passed - House
May 31, 2017 IL HB 1785 Authorizes Birth Certificate Changes for Transgender People Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 22)
May 30, 2017 IL SB 81 Establishes New Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House (61 - 53)
May 30, 2017 IL SB 1696 Establishes a Muslim Advisory Council Bill Passed - House
May 30, 2017 IL HB 2462 Prohibits Screening Job Applicants Based on Wage or Salary History Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 18)
May 29, 2017 IL SB 31 Establishes the Illinois TRUST Act. Bill Passed - House (62 - 49)
May 25, 2017 IL HB 1785 Authorizes Birth Certificate Changes for Transgender People Bill Passed - House
May 23, 2017 IL SB 9 Increases Taxes to Fund the State Budget Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 26)
May 17, 2017 IL SB 7 Establishes Gambling Industry Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 24)
May 17, 2017 IL SB 1 Specifies School Funding Reallocation Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 18)
May 17, 2017 IL SB 6 Establishes Budget for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 21)
May 10, 2017 IL HB 40 Amends Restrictions on Publicly Funded Abortions Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 22)
May 10, 2017 IL SB 1351 Establishes Laws Governing Student Loan Servicers Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 15)
May 5, 2017 IL SB 1761 Prohibits "Gay Panic" Defense Bill Passed - Senate (41 - 0)
May 5, 2017 IL SB 1933 Authorizes Automatic Voter Registration Bill Passed - Senate (48 - 0)
May 4, 2017 IL SB 31 Establishes the Illinois TRUST Act. Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 21)
April 27, 2017 IL SB 14 Establishes New Pension Guidelines Bill Passed - House (63 - 45)
April 27, 2017 IL SB 1657 Authorizes State Level Licenses for Gun Dealers Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 21)
April 26, 2017 IL HB 2977 Requires Public Schools to Provide Cursive Writing Courses Bill Passed - House (67 - 48)
April 26, 2017 IL HB 2462 Prohibits Screening Job Applicants Based on Wage or Salary History Bill Passed - House (91 - 24)
April 6, 2017 IL HB 109 Establishes Stopgap Budget Bill Passed - House (64 - 45)

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  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
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