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 Bill Status of HB0011  98th General Assembly


Short Description:  UNEMPLOYED PROTECTED STATUS

House Sponsors
Rep. Robert Rita - Jim Durkin - Camille Y. Lilly - Derrick Smith - David Harris, Monique D. Davis, Rita Mayfield, Mary E. Flowers, Eddie Lee Jackson, Sr., Daniel V. Beiser and Emanuel Chris Welch

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Terry Link - Mattie Hunter and Martin A. Sandoval)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/29/2014HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 98-0624

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
220 ILCS 5/8-206.5 new
225 ILCS 85/26.5 new
305 ILCS 5/5-2.5 new
305 ILCS 5/10-29 new
735 ILCS 5/9-107.11 new
735 ILCS 5/15-1108 new
750 ILCS 5/505.1-5 new
750 ILCS 16/17 new
750 ILCS 28/65 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Public Utilities Act, Pharmacy Practice Act, Public Aid Code, Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act, Non-Support Punishment Act, and Income Withholding for Support Act. Provides that notwithstanding any other provision, if a person is either an unemployed individual who is eligible for unemployment benefits under the Unemployment Insurance Act or an unemployed individual who is no longer eligible for extended benefits because the individual has exhausted his or her extended benefits under that Act, then (i) a public utility company that receives any federal or State funds shall not terminate or cut off the gas or electrical services, (ii) a pharmacy or pharmacist who receives any federal or State funds shall not refuse to dispense prescription medication, or (iii) the unemployed individual shall not be sentenced to any period of imprisonment for failure to make child support payments. Amends the Code of Civil Procedure. Provides that notwithstanding any other provision, no person may bring a forcible entry or detainer action for the possession of lands or leased premises against any person who is an unemployed individual who is eligible for unemployment benefits or who is no longer eligible for extended unemployment benefits. Provides that notwithstanding any other provision, no mortgagee who receives any federal or State funds may institute foreclosure proceedings against any mortgagor who is an unemployed individual who is eligible for unemployment benefits or who is no longer eligible for extended unemployment benefits. Defines "receives any federal or State funds". Effective immediately.

House Committee Amendment No. 2
Deletes reference to:
305 ILCS 5/5-2.5 new
305 ILCS 5/10-29 new
735 ILCS 5/9-107.11 new
735 ILCS 5/15-1108 new
750 ILCS 5/505.1-5 new
750 ILCS 16/17 new
750 ILCS 28-65 new
Adds reference to:
735 ILCS 5/15-1508from Ch. 110, par. 15-1508
750 ILCS 5/505from Ch. 40, par. 505

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Public Utilities Act. Provides that if a customer contacts a public utility concerning the customer's difficulty in paying their utility bill, then the public utility shall offer to connect a qualifying low-income customer to the Low Income Energy Assistance Program managed by the Community and Economic Development Association. Provides that the public utility shall post information concerning the Low Income Energy Assistance Program on their websites and the information shall be made available upon a customer's request. Amends the Pharmacy Practice Act. Provides that a pharmacy or pharmacist shall not refuse to dispense prescription medication for 30 days to a person who is receiving unemployment benefits to allow the customer time to sign up for a program that is designed to help low-income, uninsured Illinois residents get free or discounted medications. Amends Code of Civil Procedure. Provides that a court that enters a judgment shall set aside a sale held upon motion of the mortgagor at any time prior to the confirmation of the sale, if the mortgagor proves by a preponderance of the evidence that (i) the mortgagor is receiving assistance under the Illinois Hardest Hit Program and (ii) the assistance received has enabled the mortgagor to reinstate the mortgage and make continuing mortgage payments as available under the Illinois Hardest Hit Program to avoid default. Provides that nothing shall prohibit the mortgagee from proceeding in the foreclosure action upon a subsequent default of the mortgagor. Provides that upon receiving notice of foreclosure, a person receiving unemployment benefits may apply to the court requesting that it enjoin the foreclosure. Amends the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act. Provides that if either parent fails to pay support due to unemployment, then the court may not fine or sentence the parent to periodic imprisonment. Effective immediately.

House Floor Amendment No. 4
Removes language that provides that upon receiving notice of foreclosure, a person receiving unemployment benefits may apply to the court requesting that it enjoin the foreclosure.

House Floor Amendment No. 5
Amends the Public Utilities Act. Replaces language concerning residential hardship programs. Provides that if a residential customer contacts a public utility concerning the customer's financial hardship and inability to pay utility bills for winter energy services, then the public utility shall refer the customer to the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program managed by the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (instead of the Community and Economic Development Association). Provides that when making a referral, the public utility shall inform the customer that the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program is designed to assist income-eligible households with winter energy services through payment in the form of a grant for assistance made on behalf of the customer to the utilities(instead of a one-time benefit payment made to the public utilities).

House Floor Amendment No. 6
Amends the Pharmacy Practice Act. Removes language that provides that a pharmacy or pharmacist shall not refuse to dispense prescription medication for 30 days to a person who is receiving unemployment benefits to allow the customer time to sign up for a program that is designed to help low-income, uninsured Illinois residents get free or discounted medications. Provides that if a person is unemployed and requires prescription medication, then upon filing for benefits with the Department of Employment Security or upon applying for Medicaid benefits with the Department of Healthcare and Family Services, the respective Department shall inform the applicant of the benefits of acquiring prescription medications via materials developed by the agency and distributed through that respective agency. Provides that the services of referral agencies, such as Partnership for Prescription Assistance, can facilitate access to free or discounted medications per the needs of the patients.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
220 ILCS 5/8-206.5 new
225 ILCS 85/26.5 new
735 ILCS 5/15-1508
750 ILCS 5/505
Adds reference to:
210 ILCS 45/3-202.05
305 ILCS 5/5-5.2from Ch. 23, par. 5-5.2
305 ILCS 5/5-5.4from Ch. 23, par. 5-5.4

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Nursing Home Care Act and the Illinois Public Aid Code. In the Nursing Home Care Act, eliminates a provision that certain minimum staffing ratio requirements shall remain in effect until an acuity based registered nurse requirement is promulgated by rule concurrent with the adoption of the Resource Utilization Group (RUG) classification-based payment methodology, as provided in the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that both the 25% licensed nurse requirement and 10% registered nurse requirement shall remain in effect until an acuity based licensed nurse requirement and registered nurse requirement are adopted in administrative rules subsequent to the implementation of the RUG classification-based payment methodology. Provides that an acuity based licensed nurse requirement and registered nurse requirement shall not be made effective before January 1, 2014. In the Illinois Public Aid Code, provides that the methodologies for Medicaid reimbursement of nursing services shall no longer be applicable for bills payable for nursing services rendered on or after a new reimbursement system based on the Resource Utilization Groups (RUGs) has been fully operationalized, which shall take effect for services provided on or after July 1, 2013 (rather than on or after January 1, 2014). In provisions concerning Medicaid standards of payment to nursing facilities, provides that beginning July 1, 2013 (rather than January 1, 2014), the methodologies for reimbursement of nursing facility services shall no longer be applicable for services provided on or after July 1, 2013 (rather than on or after January 1, 2014). Effective immediately.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 3
Deletes reference to:
210 ILCS 45/3-202.05
305 ILCS 5/5-5.2
305 ILCS 5/5-5.4
Adds reference to:
230 ILCS 5/26from Ch. 8, par. 37-26
230 ILCS 5/26.8 new
230 ILCS 5/26.9 new
230 ILCS 5/27from Ch. 8, par. 37-27
230 ILCS 5/28.1

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Illinois Horse Racing Act of 1975. Extends the authorization for advance deposit wagering to February 1, 2017. Provides that a race track located in Cook County may establish up to 8 inter-track wagering locations. Further provides that, beginning on February 1, 2014, a wagering licensee may impose additional surcharges on winning wagers and winnings from wagers. Provides for a hearing before the Illinois Racing Board on objections by nearby residents to proposed inter-track wagering locations within the City of Chicago. Preempts home rule. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  12/10/2012HousePrefiled with Clerk by Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  1/9/2013HouseFirst Reading
  1/9/2013HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/29/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  1/29/2013HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  1/30/2013HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  1/30/2013HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Standard Debate
  1/30/2013HouseAssigned to Labor & Commerce Committee
  3/7/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
  3/8/2013HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  3/8/2013HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/11/2013HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Labor & Commerce Committee
  3/14/2013HouseTo Unemployment Insurance Subcommittee
  3/19/2013HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  3/19/2013HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/20/2013HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Rules Refers to Labor & Commerce Committee
  3/20/2013HouseRecommends Do Pass Subcommittee/ Labor & Commerce Committee; 002-000-000
  3/20/2013HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 2 Adopted in Labor & Commerce Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/20/2013HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Labor & Commerce Committee; 012-005-000
  3/20/2013HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 40
  3/21/2013HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/10/2013HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  4/10/2013HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/11/2013HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Rules Refers to Labor & Commerce Committee
  4/11/2013HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 4 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  4/11/2013HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 4 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/15/2013HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 4 Rules Refers to Labor & Commerce Committee
  4/16/2013HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/16/2013HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/17/2013HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 5 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  4/17/2013HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 5 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/17/2013HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 6 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  4/17/2013HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 6 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/17/2013HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/17/2013HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/18/2013HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 5 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
  4/18/2013HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 6 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
  4/18/2013HouseRecalled to Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/18/2013HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/19/2013HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 4 Recommends Be Adopted Labor & Commerce Committee; 018-000-000
  4/19/2013HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/19/2013HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 4 Adopted
  4/19/2013HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 5 Adopted
  4/19/2013HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 6 Adopted
  4/19/2013HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/19/2013HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 073-030-000
  4/19/2013HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 3 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 40
  4/19/2013HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Derrick Smith
  4/19/2013HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. David Harris
  4/19/2013HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Monique D. Davis
  4/22/2013SenateArrive in Senate
  4/22/2013SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading April 23, 2013
  4/29/2013SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  4/30/2013SenateFirst Reading
  4/30/2013SenateReferred to Assignments
  5/1/2013SenateAssigned to Executive
  5/8/2013SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  5/8/2013SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  5/8/2013SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Executive
  5/8/2013SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  5/9/2013SenateDo Pass as Amended Executive; 011-003-000
  5/9/2013SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 14, 2013
  5/17/2013SenateSecond Reading
  5/17/2013SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 20, 2013
  5/24/2013SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2013
  7/8/2013SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. John J. Cullerton
  7/8/2013SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  7/8/2013SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Assignments Refers to Executive
  7/8/2013SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As November 7, 2013
  7/9/2013SenateAlternate Chief Sponsor Changed to Sen. John J. Cullerton
  7/9/2013SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Postponed - Executive
  8/9/2013SenatePursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b) / Referred to Assignments
  8/9/2013SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Re-referred to Assignments; 3-9(b)
  1/29/2014SenateApproved for Consideration Assignments
  1/29/2014SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading January 29, 2014
  1/29/2014SenateAlternate Chief Sponsor Changed to Sen. Terry Link
  1/29/2014SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Terry Link
  1/29/2014SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Referred to Assignments
  1/29/2014SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Be Approved for Consideration Assignments
  1/29/2014SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  1/29/2014SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Adopted; Link
  1/29/2014SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  1/29/2014SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  1/29/2014SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Martin A. Sandoval
  1/29/2014SenateThird Reading - Passed; 047-004-000
  1/29/2014SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 5-4(a)
  1/29/2014HouseArrived in House
  1/29/2014HouseChief Sponsor Changed to Rep. Robert Rita
  1/29/2014HousePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 1, 3
  1/29/2014HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Robert Rita
  1/29/2014HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Robert Rita
  1/29/2014HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  1/29/2014HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  1/29/2014HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 005-000-000
  1/29/2014HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 005-000-000
  1/29/2014HouseRemove Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  1/29/2014HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jim Durkin
  1/29/2014HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 House Concurs
  1/29/2014HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 House Concurs
  1/29/2014HouseHouse Concurs 095-010-001
  1/29/2014HousePassed Both Houses
  1/29/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  1/29/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Eddie Lee Jackson, Sr.
  1/29/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel V. Beiser
  1/29/2014HouseRemove Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  1/29/2014HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  1/29/2014HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  1/29/2014HouseSent to the Governor
  1/29/2014HouseGovernor Approved
  1/29/2014HouseEffective Date January 29, 2014
  1/29/2014HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 98-0624

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