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 Bill Status of SB0764  103rd General Assembly

Short Description:  REGULATION-TECH

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Cristina Castro and Sally J. Turner

House Sponsors
(Rep. Anna Moeller - Paul Jacobs - Anthony DeLuca - Dan Caulkins, Travis Weaver, Dagmara Avelar, Adam M. Niemerg, Lawrence "Larry" Walsh, Jr., Robert "Bob" Rita, Debbie Meyers-Martin and Matt Hanson)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/4/2023SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 103-0482

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
215 ILCS 105/1from Ch. 73, par. 1301

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Comprehensive Health Insurance Plan Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
215 ILCS 105/1
Adds reference to:
New Act
815 ILCS 505/2BBBB new

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Creates the Vision Care Plan Regulation Act. Provides that no vision care organization may issue a contract that requires an eye care provider, as a condition of participation in the vision care plan, to provide services or materials to an enrollee at a fee set by the vision care plan unless the services or materials are covered under the vision care plan. Provides that an eye care provider who chooses not to accept amounts set by a vision care plan for noncovered services or noncovered materials shall post a specified notice. Requires fees for covered services and materials to be reasonable and clearly listed on a fee schedule provided to the eye care provider. Prohibits a vision care organization from misrepresenting the benefits of a vision care plan as a means of selling coverage or communicating the benefit coverage to enrollees. Provides that the Act applies to any subcontractors used by a vision care organization to supply materials or services to an eye care provider or an enrollee under a vision care plan. Prohibits a vision care organization from restricting an eye care provider's freedom to choose suppliers, materials, or labs or from requiring an eye care provider to purchase materials from a source owned by the entity that issued the vision care plan. Provides that fees paid for materials supplied by a non-network lab are not required to be identical to fees paid for materials ordered through a network lab, but non-network lab fees shall be reasonable. Provides that a vision care organization and its officers, directors, agents, and employees are subject to specified laws. Provides that at the request of an enrollee, an eye care provider recommending an out-of-network source or supplier of vision care materials to an enrollee shall provide written notice to the enrollee stating that the source or supplier is an out-of-network laboratory or supplier of vision care materials, and any business interest the eye care provider has in the out-of-network source or supplier recommended to the enrollee. Provides that an eye care provider is required to offer an enrollee in-network sources or suppliers of vision care materials at the enrollee's request. Provides that the terms, fees, discounts, or reimbursement rates in a vision care plan may not be changed during the term of the contract unless mutually agreed to in writing by the eye care provider and the vision care organization. Provides that a change proposed to a vision care plan by the vision care organization shall become effective if the eye care provider fails to respond to the vision care organization within 60 days after receipt of notice of the proposed changes. Provides that the terms of a vision care plan contract that is amended, delivered, issued, or renewed after the effective date of the Act shall comply with the provisions. Provides that a vision care plan may enter into an agreement with a health care plan to deliver routine vision care services that are covered under the enrollee's plan. Provides that a vision care plan may act as a network regarding routine vision care services offered by a health care plan. Makes other changes. Amends the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act to provide that any person who violates the Vision Care Plan Regulation Act commits an unlawful practice. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  2/2/2023SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Don Harmon
  2/2/2023SenateFirst Reading
  2/2/2023SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/2/2023SenateAssigned to Executive
  3/9/2023SenateDo Pass Executive; 011-000-000
  3/9/2023SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 10, 2023
  3/10/2023SenateSecond Reading
  3/10/2023SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 21, 2023
  3/31/2023SenateRule 2-10(a) Third Reading Deadline Established As April 28, 2023
  4/28/2023SenateRule 2-10(a) Third Reading Deadline Established As May 25, 2023
  5/3/2023SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Cristina Castro
  5/3/2023SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  5/3/2023SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Executive
  5/3/2023SenateChief Sponsor Changed to Sen. Cristina Castro
  5/4/2023SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Executive; 010-000-000
  5/4/2023SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  5/4/2023SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; Castro
  5/4/2023SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  5/4/2023SenateThird Reading - Passed; 057-000-000
  5/4/2023SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Sally J. Turner
  5/8/2023HouseArrived in House
  5/8/2023HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Emanuel "Chris" Welch
  5/9/2023HouseAlternate Chief Sponsor Changed to Rep. Anna Moeller
  5/9/2023HouseFirst Reading
  5/9/2023HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  5/9/2023HouseAssigned to Insurance Committee
  5/9/2023HouseCommittee/Final Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 19, 2023
  5/11/2023HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Paul Jacobs
  5/12/2023HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Anthony DeLuca
  5/12/2023HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Dan Caulkins
  5/15/2023HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Travis Weaver
  5/16/2023HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Insurance Committee; 012-000-000
  5/16/2023HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/16/2023HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Dagmara Avelar
  5/16/2023HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Adam M. Niemerg
  5/16/2023HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Lawrence "Larry" Walsh, Jr.
  5/16/2023HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/16/2023HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  5/17/2023HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert "Bob" Rita
  5/17/2023HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin
  5/17/2023HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Matt Hanson
  5/17/2023HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/17/2023HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 115-000-000
  5/17/2023SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/15/2023SenateSent to the Governor
  8/4/2023SenateGovernor Approved
  8/4/2023SenateEffective Date August 4, 2023
  8/4/2023SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 103-0482

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