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Weekly Legislative Update – February 18, 2022

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE FROM EQUIP FOR EQUALITY

The following are disability-related bills and/or issues pending in the Illinois General Assembly that are scheduled to be heard in committee during the week of February 21, 2022:

 

House Appropriations-Elementary & Secondary Education Committee
February 22, 2022, 2:00 p.m.
Virtual Room 1 www.ilga.gov
Springfield, IL

 

SUBJECT MATTER: Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board (IELR)

  • To file an electronic witness slip for the subject matter hearing: Click

 

House Appropriations-General Services Committee
February 22, 2022, 2:00 p.m.
Virtual Room 3 www.ilga.gov
Springfield, IL

 

HB 4373, Representative Deb Conroy

Appropriates $25,000,000 from the General Revenue Fund to the Supreme Court to be distributed to counties for expenses for direct mental health services provided to individuals and families participating in mental health courts, or on standard adult and juvenile probation caseloads. Appropriates $9,000,000 from the General Revenue Fund to the Supreme Court for the establishment and maintenance of crisis intervention mental health care units for regional use and availability by probation departments for adults and juveniles in need of immediate care and placement. Effective July 1, 2022.

  • To read the full text of HB 4373: Click
  • To file an electronic witness slip on HB 4373: Click

 

House Ethics & Elections Committee
February 22, 2022, 2:00 p.m.
Virtual Room 2 www.ilga.gov
Springfield, IL

 

SUBJECT MATTER: 2022 Election Law Proposals (House Bills)

  • To file an electronic witness slip for the subject matter hearing: Click

 

House Revenue & Finance Committee
February 24, 2022, 9:00 a.m.
Virtual Room 1 www.ilga.gov
Springfield, IL

SUBJECT MATTER: FY 23 Revenue Estimates, HB’s 1842, 4129, 5094 and the Senior Citizens Real Estate Deferral Program.

  • To file an electronic witness slip for the subject matter hearing: Click

 

Senate Appropriations-Business Regulations and Commerce Committee
February 22, 2022, 10:00 a.m.
Virtual Room 2 www.ilga.gov
Springfield, IL

 

SUBJECT MATTER: FY23 budget request for the following agencies: Department of Financial and Professional Regulation SB 4095, Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity SB 4118, SB 4095, SB 4118

  • To file an electronic witness slip for the subject matter hearing: Click

 

House Appropriations-General Services Committee
February 23, 2022, 4:00 p.m.
Virtual Room 1 www.ilga.gov
Springfield, IL

 

SUBJECT MATTER: Secretary of State (SOS), State Board of Elections (SBOE), Gaming Board, Legislative Audit Commission (LAC), Legislative Information System (LIS), Legislative Printing Unit (LPU) and Legislative Reference Bureau (LRB).

  • To file an electronic witness slip for the subject matter hearing: Click

 

Senate Appropriations-Constitutional Offices Committee
February 22, 2022, 10:00 a.m.
Virtual Room 1 www.ilga.gov
Springfield, IL

 

SUBJECT MATTER: FY23 budget request for the following agencies: Office of the Attorney General SB4166, Office of the Treasurer SB4060, Office of the Comptroller – SB4167, SB 4166, SB 4060, SB 4167

  • To file an electronic witness slip for the subject matter hearing: Click

 

NOTE: If you wish to take any action regarding any of these bills/issues, you may wish to file an electronic witness slip and/or or submit oral or written testimony to the committee holding the hearing and/or contact the members of the committee conducting the hearing and/or the legislators in your home district.  The names, addresses, and telephone numbers of all legislators, both Representatives and Senators, can be found on the Illinois General Assembly website at: www.ilga.gov. You may check this website to find out if any of the committee hearing dates or times have been changed, which may happen upon very short notice.

SPECIAL NOTE: Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, committee hearings are being held remotely via the Internet.

  • To view instructions regarding the remote hearing process and how to submit oral or written testimony in the HOUSE: Click
  • To view instructions regarding the remote hearing process and how to submit oral or written testimony in the SENATE: Click

 

For additional information, please contact:
Cheryl R. Jansen
Public Policy Director
Equip for Equality
cherylj2@equipforequality.org
217-303-8543

 

 

Last updated: February 18, 2022

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