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 Bill Status of HB2369  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  DEPT VET AFF-JOINING FORCES

House Sponsors
Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Cristina Castro)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  4/23/2021SenateReferred to Assignments

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
20 ILCS 2805/37


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Department of Veterans' Affairs Act. Allows specified actions to be performed by the designee of the Director of Veterans' Affairs. Provides that the Illinois Joining Forces Foundation shall (currently, may) be assisted in carrying out its functions by Department of Veterans' Affairs personnel, including legal professionals. Requires the Foundation's audit to be included in the Department's audit and to be prepared by the Department.

House Floor Amendment No. 2
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Department of Veterans' Affairs Act. Deletes the term "no-wrong-door" in provisions regarding the system of support for service members, veterans, and their families. Removes provisions requiring the Illinois Joining Forces Foundation (Foundation) to utilize working groups when convening military and veteran support organizations and when providing policy recommendations that benefit service members, veterans, and their families. Removes provisions requiring the Foundation to facilitate the transfer of information and knowledge among Illinois Joining Forces member organizations. Makes changes to the definition of "veterans service organization". Provides that the Foundation may also include up to 18 additional voting members of the Board of Directors: 9 members to be nominated and approved by the Board of Directors according to the Foundation's bylaws, and 9 members to be nominated by the Director of Veterans' Affairs or the Director of Military Affairs. Provides that, to ensure parity, no additional nominees may be considered by the Board of Directors unless a like appointment is made by the Department of Veterans' Affairs or the Department of Military Affairs, and vice versa. Provides that, in consultation with the Foundation's Board of Directors, the Department of Veterans' Affairs or the Department of Military Affairs may adopt other rules deemed necessary to govern Foundation procedures (rather than the Department of Veterans' Affairs may adopt rules in consultation with the Department of Military Affairs). Permits the Foundation to receive administrative support including, but not limited to, legal professionals or additionally agreed upon support as needed or requested, from either the Department of Veterans' Affairs or the Department of Military Affairs.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/17/2021HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
  2/17/2021HouseFirst Reading
  2/17/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/9/2021HouseAssigned to Veterans' Affairs Committee
  3/16/2021HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Veterans' Affairs Committee; 006-000-000
  3/18/2021HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/22/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
  3/22/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/12/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
  4/12/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/14/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Rules Refers to Veterans' Affairs Committee
  4/16/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommends Be Adopted Veterans' Affairs Committee; 006-000-000
  4/21/2021HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/21/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted
  4/21/2021HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/22/2021HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 114-000-000
  4/22/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 40
  4/23/2021SenateArrive in Senate
  4/23/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/23/2021SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Cristina Castro
  4/23/2021SenateFirst Reading
  4/23/2021SenateReferred to Assignments
  5/29/2021SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As May 31, 2021

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