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Weekly Legislative Update – March 29, 2019

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 April 1, 2019:

 

House Appropriations—Elementary & Secondary Education Committee
April 2, 2019, 10:00 a.m.
Room D-1, Stratton Building
Springfield, IL

 

SUBJECT MATTER: ISBE and Advance Illinois.

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

 

House Appropriations—Human Services Committee
April 3, 2019, 8:00 a.m.
Room D-1, Stratton Building
Springfield, IL

 

SB 526, Representative Gregory Harris

Amends the Medical Assistance Article of the Illinois Public Aid Code. Reenacts a Section of the Code that requires the Department of Children and Family Services to pay the DCFS per diem rate for inpatient psychiatric stay at a free-standing psychiatric hospital effective the 11th day when a child is in the hospital beyond medical necessity, and the parent or caregiver has denied the child access to the home and has refused or failed to make provisions for another living arrangement for the child or the child’s discharge is being delayed due to a pending inquiry or investigation by the Department of Children and Family Services. Removes the repeal date for the Section and instead makes the Section inoperative on and after July 1, 2019.

  • To read full text of SB 526: Click
  • To file an electronic witness slip on SB 526: Click

 

House Human Services Committee
April 3, 2019, 8:00 a.m.
Room 413, Stratton Building
Springfield, IL

  

HR 187, Representative Grant Wehrli

Declares March 2019 Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month to promote awareness and understanding of the opportunities, challenges, and needs of persons with developmental disabilities.

  • To read full text of HB 187: Click
  • To file an electronic witness slip on HR 187: Click

 

House Labor & Commerce Committee
April 3, 2019, 8:00 a.m.
Room 114, Capitol Building
Springfield, IL

 

SUBJECT MATTER: Subminimum Wage Phase Out for Persons with Disabilities and Sheltered Workshops

  • 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 attend the committee 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. You may also use this website to file an electronic witness slip for any bill that is posted for hearing by clicking on “GA Dashboard” on the homepage. You may also watch or listen to committee hearings on this website by clicking on “Audio/Video” under the headings Senate or House and then clicking on the room number in which the committee hearing is being held. For additional information, please contact:

Cheryl R. Jansen
Director of Public Policy
Equip for Equality
cherylj2@equipforequality.org
217-544-0464 ext. 6013

 

 

 

Last updated: April 08, 2019

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