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Weekly Legislative Update – March 27, 2023

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE FROM EQUIP FOR EQUALITY

March 27, 2023

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 March 27, 2023.  (NOTE: March 31, 2023 is the deadline for 3rd reading of substantive bills in the Senate)

 

House Appropriations-Elementary & Secondary Education Committee
March 28, 2023, 2:00 p.m.
Room 118, Capitol Building & Virtual Room 1, www.ilga.gov
Springfield, IL

 

SUBJECT MATTER: Advance Illinois & Southwest Organizing Project, National Board of Certified Teachers Virtual Instruction Coaching Illinois Education Association Teacher Mentoring Career and Technical Education (Educators Rising + CTE Association) DuPage Children’s Museum, After school matters

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

 

HB 1098, Representative Mary Flowers

Appropriates $1,000,000 from the General Revenue Fund to the State Board of Education for autism programs. Effective July 1, 2023.

  • To read the full text of HB 1098: Click
  • To file an electronic witness slip on HB 1098: Click

 

House Housing Committee
March 29, 2023, 10:00 a.m.
Room 114, Capitol Building
Springfield, IL

 

SUBJECT MATTER: Homelessness appropriations

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

 

House Human Services Committee
March 29, 2023, 10:00 a.m.
Room D-1, Stratton Building
Springfield, IL

 

HB 1671, HFA 1, Representative Charles Meier

Amends the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Administrative Act. Provides that any former resident of a state-operated developmental center (SODC) who transferred to and now receives services from a community integrated living arrangement (CILA) shall, upon request of the former resident or former resident’s family or legal guardian, be readmitted to an SODC if the former resident or former resident’s family or legal guardian determines that the former resident’s medical needs cannot be met by the CILA.

  • To read the full text of HB 1671, HFA 1: Click
  • To file an electronic witness slip on HB 1671, HFA: Click

 

House Appropriations-General Services Committee
March 29, 2023, 2:00 p.m.
Room 118, Capitol Building & Virtual Room 2, www.ilga.gov
Springfield, IL

 

SUBJECT MATTER: SOS, CMS, DoIT, Commission on Equity & Inclusion, Legislative Ethics Commission, LIG

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

 

House Appropriations-Public Safety Committee
March 29, 2023, 2:00 p.m.
Room C-1, Stratton Building
Springfield, IL

 

SUBJECT MATTER: IDOT, DJJ, PRB, DOC

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

 

HB 2291, Representative Marcus C. Evans, Jr.

Appropriates $10,000,000 from the General Revenue Fund to the Department of Human Services for grants distributed under the Access to Justice Grant Program to the Westside Justice Center and the Resurrection Project. Effective July 1, 2023.

  • To read the full text of HB 2291: Click
  • To file an electronic witness slip on HB 2291: Click

 

HB 3397, Representative Lindsey LaPointe

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, 2023.

  • To read the full text of HB 3397: Click
  • To file an electronic witness slip on HB 3397: Click

 

 

House Child Care Accessibility & Early Childhood Education Committee
March 30, 2023, 10:00 a.m.
Room 114, Capitol Building
Springfield, IL

 

SUBJECT MATTER: Eliminating Pre-K Deserts

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

 

Senate Health and Human Services Committee
March 28, 2023, 4:30 p.m.
Room 400, Capitol Building
Springfield, IL

 

SB 188, SFA 1, Senator Steve McClure

Amends the Consent by Minors to Health Care Services Act. Allows a parent who consents to the performance upon his or her child of a health care service to request to inspect and copy the child’s records or any part thereof so long as it is related to the health care service the parent consented to. Amends the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Confidentiality Act. Allows the personal representative under HIPAA of a recipient to request to inspect and copy a recipient’s record or any part thereof, regardless of the age of the recipient.

  • To read the full text of SB 188 (as introduced): Click
  • To read the full text of SFA 1: Click
  • To file an electronic witness slip on SB 188: Click

 

Senate Behavioral and Mental Health Committee
March 29, 2023, 10:00 a.m.
Room 400, Capitol Building
Springfield, IL

 

 

SB 1674, SFA 1, Senator Laura Fine

Amends the Developmental Disability and Mental Disability Services Act. Provides that the Department of Human Services shall establish the Long-Term Stabilization Support Program consisting of at least 8 homes across the State and the Short-Term Stabilization Support Program consisting of at least 10 homes across the State. Provides for the requirements of each program. Provides that the Department shall submit an annual report to the General Assembly and Governor that outlines the progress and effectiveness of the programs beginning December 31, 2025. Provides that the Department shall adopt rules to develop and implement the programs. Provides for the repeal of the Article on January 1, 2028.

  • To read the full text of SB 1674 (as introduced): Click
  • To read the text of SB 1674, SFA 1: Click
  • To file an electronic witness slip on SB 1674, SFA 1: Click

 

Senate Appropriations-Health and Human Services Committee
March 29, 2023, 5:00 p.m.
Room 212, Capitol Building
Springfield, IL

 

SUBJECT MATTER: SB 1374, SB 1980, SB 2491 GAC, SB 2511 DVA, SB 2527 Aging, SB 1374, SB 1980, SB 2491, SB 2511, SB 2527

  • 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.

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

 

 

 

Last updated: March 27, 2023

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