ATTORNEY GENERAL APPLAUDS LEGISLATIVE PASSAGE OF MEASURES TO SUPPORT WOMEN, CONSUMERS, SENIORS
Chicago — Attorney General Lisa Madigan today highlighted legislation initiated by her office that will be heading to the governor’s desk for final approval. The measures build on Madigan’s efforts to protect women, consumers and Illinois’ most vulnerable residents.
The Illinois General Assembly passed House Bill 821, House Bill 2462 and Senate Bill 1833, all of which the Attorney General initiated this spring. The measures will be sent to the governor for final approval.
“These bills will position Illinois as a leader on many fronts,” Attorney General Madigan said. “With final approval, these new laws will ensure that Illinois residents are afforded greater protections, whether they are students attending college, families looking after their loved ones in nursing home facilities, or if they are among the millions of Americans whose personal information has been compromised in a data breach.”
Improving Response to Campus Sexual Violence
The Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education Act will ensure that Illinois colleges and universities take steps to develop clear, comprehensive campus sexual violence policies. Some of the requirements include notifying student survivors about their rights; providing a confidential advisor to survivors to help them understand their options to report the crime and seek medical and legal assistance; adopting a fair, balanced process for adjudicating allegations of sexual violence; and training students and campus employees to prevent sexual violence and improve awareness. The legislation, which was sponsored by Rep. Michelle Mussman (D-Schaumburg) and Sen. Toi Hutchinson (D-Olympia Fields), passed the House and Senate almost unanimously.
Greater Protections for Nursing Home Residents
The measure, sponsored by Rep. Greg Harris (D-Chicago) and Sen. Terry Link (D-Waukegan) passed both chambers of the General Assembly with strong legislative support. If enacted, Illinois would become the fourth state to explicitly allow electronic monitoring devices to be installed in resident rooms in nursing homes.
Upgrading Illinoisans’ Personal Data Security Protections
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