Bill Status of SB0336  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  CANNABIS-MEDICAL CONDITIONS

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Don Harmon - Pamela J. Althoff - Linda Holmes - Melinda Bush - Heather A. Steans, John G. Mulroe, Omar Aquino, Mattie Hunter, Terry Link, Kimberly A. Lightford, Daniel Biss, Cristina Castro, Iris Y. Martinez, Patricia Van Pelt, Kwame Raoul and Thomas Cullerton

House Sponsors
(Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy - Tim Butler - Ann M. Williams - Sonya M. Harper - Nicholas K Smith, Lawrence Walsh, Jr., Michael Halpin, Silvana Tabares, Kathleen Willis, Stephanie A. Kifowit, Theresa Mah, Christian L. Mitchell, Michael J. Zalewski, Jehan Gordon-Booth, Laura Fine, Deb Conroy, Al Riley, Camille Y. Lilly, Sara Feigenholtz, Anna Moeller, Carol Sente, Allen Skillicorn, Steven A. Andersson, Marcus C. Evans, Jr., Justin Slaughter, Juliana Stratton, Litesa E. Wallace, Barbara Flynn Currie, David A. Welter, Robyn Gabel, Elizabeth Hernandez, Steven Reick and Luis Arroyo)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  6/29/2018SenateSent to the Governor

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
220 ILCS 66/0.01was 720 ILCS 660/0.01


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Party Line Emergency Act. Makes a technical change concerning the short title.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
220 ILCS 66/0.01
Adds reference to:
410 ILCS 130/5
410 ILCS 130/10
410 ILCS 130/60
410 ILCS 130/160

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act. Through June 30, 2020, includes in the definition of "debilitating medical condition" any other medical condition for which an opioid has been or could be prescribed by a physician based on generally accepted standards of care. Provides that an individual whose initial application is submitted as an alternative to opioid treatment shall have specified provisions relating to fingerprints and background checks waived. Provides that within 30 days after the effective date of the amendatory Act, the Department of Public Health shall adopt emergency rules to expedite approval for individuals who submit an application as an alternative to opioid treatment. Provides that an individual issued a registry card under these provisions who is seeking renewal of the registry card must comply with specified renewal requirements. Provides that the Department may waive an excluded offense for a cultivation center agent, dispensing organization, qualifying patient, or designated caregiver if the person demonstrates that the violation of State or federal law was the result of opioid addiction or dependence. Provides that the Department's annual report under the Act shall include specified information concerning applicants seeking an alternative to opioid treatment. Defines "opioid".

Senate Floor Amendment No. 2
Removes certain language from legislative findings provisions.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 3
Adds reference to:
410 ILCS 130/7
410 ILCS 130/35
410 ILCS 130/55
410 ILCS 130/62 new
410 ILCS 130/65
410 ILCS 130/75
410 ILCS 130/130

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act. Adds provisions concerning an opioid prescription pilot program. Provides that notwithstanding provisions concerning the registration of qualifying patients and designated caregivers and the issuance of registry identification cards, a person who has received a physician certification for a medical condition that an opioid has been or could be prescribed for by a physician based on generally accepted standards of care is entitled to purchase medical cannabis from a dispensing organization. Sets forth the procedure for a person to purchase medical cannabis under these provisions. Provides that upon dispensing medical cannabis to a person, the dispensing organization must provide the person with an endorsement card to certify that the person is in lawful possession of medical cannabis. Provides that a person who wishes to continue use of medical cannabis shall apply for a registration card with the Department of Public Health. Provides that these provisions are inoperative on and after July 1, 2020. Provides that for the purposes of the Act and to clarify the legislative findings on the lawful use of cannabis, an individual in possession of an endorsement card from a dispensary organization under provisions concerning an opioid prescription pilot program shall not be considered an unlawful user or addicted to narcotics solely as a result of his or her endorsement card. Provides that through June 30, 2020, "debilitating medical condition" includes any other medical condition for which an opioid has been or could be prescribed by a physician based on generally accepted standards of care. Removes provisions requiring a qualifying patient or designated caregiver to get fingerprinted and go through a background check. Makes corresponding changes. Deletes the definition of "excluded offense" for a qualifying patient or designated caregiver. Removes provisions providing that the Department shall revoke the card of a qualifying patient or designated caregiver convicted of an excluded offense. Deletes provisions concerning the eligibility of a person who has been convicted of a felony under specified Acts to receive a registry identification card. Provides that the Department may deny an application or renewal for a qualifying patient or a designated caregiver chosen by a qualifying patient whose registry identification card was granted if he or she violated any requirement of the Act. Provides that a physician who certifies a debilitating medical condition for a qualifying patient may notify the Department in writing if the physician has reason to believe that either the registered qualifying patient has ceased to suffer from a debilitating medical condition or that continued use of medical cannabis would result in contraindication with the patient's other medication. Provides that the Department shall revoke the patient's registry identification card after receiving the physician's notification. Provides that if a registered qualifying patient's certifying physician notifies the Department in writing that continued use of medical cannabis would result in contraindication with the patient's other medication, the card shall become null and void. Provides that the Department's annual report under the Act shall include specified information concerning applicants seeking an alternative to opioid treatment. Defines "bona fide physician-patient relationship", "endorsement card", and "opioid". Makes other changes.

House Floor Amendment No. 2
Adds reference to:
30 ILCS 500/1-10
410 ILCS 130/36 new

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act. Provides that the Department of Public Health shall establish the Opioid Alternative Pilot Program under which an individual diagnosed with and undergoing treatment for a medical condition for which an opioid has been or could be prescribed may receive medical cannabis under specified conditions. Provides that the Department shall establish and maintain the Illinois Cannabis Tracking System to collect information about all Opioid Alternative Pilot Program participants and track the sale of medical cannabis for verification purposes. Provides that the provisions concerning the Opioid Alternative Pilot Program are inoperative on and after July 1, 2020. Provides that, if a physician who certifies a debilitating medical condition for a qualifying medical condition notifies the Department of specified matters, then the Department shall revoke the qualifying patient's registry identification card. Adds provisions concerning written certification under the Act. Removes provisions requiring fingerprints and background checks for qualifying patients and designated caregivers. Provides that a person with a written certification for a debilitating medical condition who has submitted a completed online application to the Department shall receive a provisional registration and be entitled to purchase medical cannabis from a licensed dispensing organization for 90 days or until his or her application has been denied or he or she receives a registry identification card, whichever is earlier. Makes it a Class C misdemeanor for a person or business to charge a fee for assistance in the preparation, compilation, or submission of an application to the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program or the Opioid Alternative Pilot Program. Extends the time for the Department to approve or deny an application or renewal of a registry identification card from 30 to 90 days. Removes language making a person who has been convicted of specified felonies ineligible to receive a registry identification card. Adds, changes, and deletes definitions. Makes other changes. Amends the Illinois Procurement Code. Provides that the Code does not apply to procurement expenditures necessary to implement the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program and Opioid Alternative Pilot Program. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/24/2017SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. John J. Cullerton
  1/24/2017SenateFirst Reading
  1/24/2017SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/9/2017SenateAssigned to Executive
  3/16/2017SenateDo Pass Executive; 014-000-000
  3/16/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 28, 2017
  3/28/2017SenateSecond Reading
  3/28/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 29, 2017
  4/25/2017SenateRe-referred to Assignments
  1/24/2018SenateApproved for Consideration Assignments
  1/24/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading January 30, 2018
  1/24/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Don Harmon
  1/24/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  1/24/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Executive
  1/25/2018SenateChief Sponsor Changed to Sen. Don Harmon
  1/25/2018SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Linda Holmes
  1/30/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Postponed - Executive
  2/1/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Heather A. Steans
  2/6/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Don Harmon
  2/6/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  2/7/2018SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Melinda Bush
  2/7/2018SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Pamela J. Althoff
  2/7/2018SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Kwame Raoul
  2/7/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Assignments Refers to Executive
  2/8/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Executive; 016-001-000
  2/8/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommend Do Adopt Executive; 016-001-000
  2/8/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. John G. Mulroe
  2/14/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Omar Aquino
  2/15/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  2/15/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Terry Link
  2/15/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  2/20/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Daniel Biss
  2/22/2018SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  2/22/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; Harmon
  2/22/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted; Harmon
  2/22/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading February 27, 2018
  4/19/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Don Harmon
  4/19/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Chris Nybo
  4/19/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Referred to Assignments
  4/23/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Assignments Refers to Executive
  4/25/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Recommend Do Adopt Executive; 013-001-000
  4/26/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina Castro
  4/26/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
  4/26/2018SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  4/26/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Adopted; Harmon
  4/26/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  4/26/2018SenateThird Reading - Passed; 044-006-000
  4/26/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Patricia Van Pelt
  4/27/2018HouseArrived in House
  4/27/2018HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  4/27/2018HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Ann M. Williams
  4/27/2018HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sonya M. Harper
  4/27/2018HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Tim Butler
  4/27/2018HouseAlternate Chief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Tim Butler
  4/27/2018HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Nicholas K Smith
  4/27/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Lawrence Walsh, Jr.
  4/27/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael Halpin
  4/27/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Silvana Tabares
  4/27/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Kathleen Willis
  4/27/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
  4/27/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Theresa Mah
  4/27/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Christian L. Mitchell
  4/27/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael J. Zalewski
  4/27/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth
  4/27/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Laura Fine
  4/27/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Deb Conroy
  4/27/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Al Riley
  4/27/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  4/27/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
  4/27/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Anna Moeller
  4/27/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Sente
  4/27/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Allen Skillicorn
  4/27/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Steven A. Andersson
  4/27/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
  4/27/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Justin Slaughter
  4/27/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Juliana Stratton
  4/27/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Litesa E. Wallace
  4/27/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  4/27/2018HouseFirst Reading
  4/27/2018HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/27/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. David A. Welter
  4/30/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
  5/8/2018HouseAssigned to Executive Committee
  5/18/2018HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 25, 2018
  5/24/2018HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Executive Committee; 008-003-000
  5/24/2018HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/24/2018HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/24/2018HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  5/25/2018HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 31, 2018
  5/29/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  5/29/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  5/29/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  5/29/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  5/29/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  5/29/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Steven Reick
  5/30/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Rules Refers to Executive Committee
  5/30/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommends Be Adopted Executive Committee; 007-004-000
  5/31/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Kwame Raoul
  5/31/2018SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Heather A. Steans
  5/31/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted
  5/31/2018HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/31/2018HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 072-038-001
  5/31/2018HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 40
  5/31/2018SenateSecretary's Desk - Concurrence House Amendment(s) 2
  5/31/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence House Amendment(s) 2 - May 31, 2018
  5/31/2018SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Filed with Secretary Sen. Don Harmon
  5/31/2018SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Referred to Assignments
  5/31/2018SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Be Approved for Consideration Assignments
  5/31/2018SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Senate Concurs 044-003-000
  5/31/2018SenateSenate Concurs
  5/31/2018SenatePassed Both Houses
  5/31/2018HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Luis Arroyo
  6/8/2018SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Thomas Cullerton
  6/29/2018SenateSent to the Governor