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 Bill Status of SB3124  98th General Assembly


Short Description:  DHFS-PERSONAL NEEDS-INCREASES

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Julie A. Morrison - Pamela J. Althoff - Heather A. Steans - Mattie Hunter, Bill Cunningham and William Delgado

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2015SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
305 ILCS 5/5-33 new
305 ILCS 5/5-34 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Medical Assistance Article of the Illinois Public Aid Code. Requires the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to promulgate rules to increase by $10 for State fiscal year 2015 the total monthly personal needs allowance for persons who are inpatients in a facility licensed under the ID/DD Community Care Act for which payments are made under the Medical Assistance Article throughout a month and who are determined to be eligible for medical assistance. Provides that for State fiscal years 2016 and beyond, in any calendar year in which there is a cost-of-living increase in federal Supplemental Security Income benefits or Social Security benefits, the Department shall promulgate rules to increase the total monthly personal needs allowance by an amount that is at least equal to the increase in federal Supplemental Security Income benefits or Social Security benefits. Provides that the Department shall not be prohibited from increasing, by rule, for State fiscal years 2016 and beyond, the personal needs allowance by an amount that is greater than the cost-of-living increase in federal Supplemental Security Income benefits or Social Security benefits for that calendar year; and that at no time shall the personal needs allowance for eligible persons be reduced below the rates calculated for State fiscal year 2015. Authorizes the Department to make similar increases, by rule, for persons who reside in a facility licensed under the Community-Integrated Living Arrangements Licensure and Certification Act, who are determined to be eligible for medical assistance, and who are enrolled in the Illinois Home and Community Based Services Medicaid Waiver program for adults with developmental disabilities. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/7/2014SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Julie A. Morrison
  2/7/2014SenateFirst Reading
  2/7/2014SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/19/2014SenateAssigned to Human Services
  2/19/2014SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Pamela J. Althoff
  2/19/2014SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Heather A. Steans
  2/20/2014SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Bill Cunningham
  2/25/2014SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  2/26/2014SenatePostponed - Human Services
  2/26/2014SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. William Delgado
  3/5/2014SenateTo Subcommittee on Special Issues (HS)
  3/28/2014SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  1/13/2015SenateSession Sine Die

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