The 2023 Legislative Session is underway and ICADV is tracking a number of bills related to what survivors told us they need to feel safe, and creating safe, stable and nurturing communities and protective environments that prevent violence before it begins.
This past week was the midway point of the 2023 Legislative Session. We want to update you on where bills stand in the General Assembly. Below is some crucial legislation we want to highlight, but you can find the full report by clicking the button at the bottom of this email!
Domestic Violence Bills:
HB 1001 – Budget: Contains a $3 million increase in the Domestic Violence Prevention and Treatment fund, and specifically allows funding to be used for shelter repairs.
HB 1195 – Duties of victim services division of ICJI: Passed the House, set for Senate hearing on March 3, 2023.
SB 0158 – Domestic Violence: Passed Senate and referred to House Committee on Courts and Criminal Code.
SB 0161 – Stalking through use of tracking device: Passed the Senate.
SB 0205 – Task force for the reduction of violent crime: Passed the Senate and referred to the House Committee on Courts and Criminal Code.
SB 0314 – Address Confidentiality: Passed the Senate and referred to the House Committee on Local Government.
HB 1578 – Covered persons for restricted addresses: Passed the House and referred to Committee on Local Government.
SJR 0001 – Limitation on right to bail: Passed the Senate and referred to Committee on Courts and Criminal Code.
HB 1196 – CDL training regarding human trafficking: Passed the House and referred to Committee on Homeland Security and Transportation.
SB 0179 – Home detention: Passed the Senate and referred to House Committee on Courts and Criminal Code.
SB 0445 – Electronic monitoring standards: Passed the Senate and referred to House Committee on Criminal and Corrections. Hearing set for March 8, 2023.
SB 0265 – TANF Eligibility: Passed the Senate and referred to House Committee on Family, Children, and Human Affairs.
HB 1407 – Parental rights: Passed the House.
HB 1569 – Restrictions on DOC provision of gender therapy: Passed the House and referred to Senate Committee on Corrections and Criminal Law.
HB 1608 – Human sexuality instruction: Passed the House and referred to Committee on Education and Career Development.
SB 0012 – Material harmful to minors: Passed the Senate.
SB 0480 – Gender transition procedures for minors: Passed the Senate.
SB 0001 – Behavioral health matters: Passed the Senate and referred to the Committee on Public Health.
We will continue to update you as we head into the second half of the 2023 Legislative Session. Stay tuned for next week’s update with more details and thank you for your continued support as we advocate for policies that support survivors!
Click here for the 2023 Legislative Agenda
Click here for the Full Legislative Report