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Weekly Legislative Update – February 28, 2022

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE FROM EQUIP FOR EQUALITY

Note: March 4, 2022, is the 3rd reading deadline for substantive House bills in the House.

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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 28, 2022:

 

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

 

SUBJECT MATTER: Southwest Organizing Project, Teach America, ISBE: Federal Funding, Stand for Children.

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

 

HB 5468, Representative William Davis

Appropriates $350,000,000 from the General Revenue Fund to the State Board of Education for education funding. Effective July 1, 2022.

  • To read the full text of HB 5468: Click
  • To file an electronic witness slip on HB 5468: Click

House Appropriations-General Services Committee
March 2, 2022, 4:00 p.m.
Virtual Room 1 www.ilga.gov
Springfield, IL

SUBJECT MATTER: Comptroller, Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity, Department Financial & Professional Regulation, Environmental Protection Agency, Liquor Control Commission, Ex Inspector General Services, Ex Ethics Commission, Insurance.

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

 

House Appropriations-Human Services
March 3, 2022, 8:00 a.m.
Virtual Room 3 www.ilga.gov
Springfield, IL

 

SUBJECT MATTER: Department of Children and Family Services, Guardianship and Advocacy Commission.

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

 

HB 293, Representative Kathleen Willis

Appropriates $6,000,000 from the General Revenue Fund to the Department on Aging for services provided under the Family Caregiver Act. Effective July 1, 2021.

  • To read the full text of HB 293: Click
  • To file an electronic witness slip on HB 293: Click

 

HB 4264, Representative Greg Harris

Appropriates various amounts from the State Coronavirus Urgent Remediation Emergency Fund to the Department of Public Health for the administration of HIV/AIDS programs, including, but not limited to, the Getting to Zero-Illinois program. Effective immediately.

  • To read the full text of HB 4264: Click
  • To fie an electronic witness slip on HB 4264: Click

 

HB 5005, Representative Elizabeth Hernandez

Makes various appropriations to the Department of Human Services for family and community services and related distributive purposes, including federal funds available for early intervention services and for the Parents Too Soon program and the Healthy Families Program. Makes an appropriation to the Department of Human Services for income assistance and related distributive purposes, including federal funds available for child care services. Makes an appropriation to the Illinois State Board of Education for early childhood education. Effective July 1, 2022.

  • To read the full text of HB 5005: Click
  • To file an electronic witness slip on HB 5005: Click

 

HB 5392, Representative Deb Conroy

Appropriates $750,000 from the General Revenue Fund to the Mental Health Screening in Schools Grant Program Fund for depression screening programs to identify students in grades 7 through 12 who are at risk of depression. Effective July 1, 2022.

  • To read the full text of HB 5392: Click
  • To file an electronic witness slip on HB 5392: Click

 

HB 5551, Representative Maurice A. West, II

Appropriates $7,500,000 from the General Revenue Fund to the Department of Human Services for the purpose of making a grant to the Illinois Network of Centers for Independent Living to administer and implement the Home Modification Program. Effective July 1, 2022.

  • To read the full text of HB 5551: Click
  • To file an electronic witness slip on HB 5551: Click

 

House Appropriations-General Services Committee
March 3, 2022, 4:00 p.m.
Virtual Room 1 www.ilga.gov
Springfield, IL

 

SUBJECT MATTER: Hearing appropriation bills.

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

 

Senate Appropriations-Business Regulations and Labor Committee
February 28, 2022, 10:00 a.m.
Virtual Room 3 www.ilga.gov
Springfield, IL

 

SUBJECT MATTER: FY23 budget request for the following agencies: Liquor Control Commission SB 4111, Worker’s Compensation Commission SB 4112, Department of Insurance SB 4088, SB 4111, SB 4112, SB 4088

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

 

Senate Appropriations-Criminal Justice Committee
March 1, 2022, 10:00 a.m.
Virtual Room 1 www.ilga.gov
Springfield, IL

 

SUBJECT MATTER: FY23 budget request for the following agencies: SB 4089 Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority, SB 4128 Illinois Department of Corrections, SB 4089, SB 4128

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

 

 

Senate Appropriations-Health Committee
March 2, 2022, 10:00 a.m.
Virtual Room 2 www.ilga.gov
Springfield, IL

 

SUBJECT MATTER: FY23 budget request for the following agencies: SB 4132 Department on Aging, SB 4127 Department of Veterans Affairs, SB 4132, SB 4127

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

 

Senate Appropriations-Human Services
March 3, 2022, 10:00 a.m.
Virtual Room 2 www.ilga.gov
Springfield, IL

 

SUBJECT MATTER: FY23 budget request for the following agencies: SB 4092 Deaf and Hard of Hearing Commission, SB 4091 Guardianship and Advocacy Commission, SB 4078 Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities, SB 4092, SB 4091, SB 4078

  • 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 28, 2022

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