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 Bill Status of HB0839  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  DHS-FREE MASKS FOR SENIORS

House Sponsors
Rep. Martin J. Moylan and Terra Costa Howard

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  3/27/2021HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
20 ILCS 1305/10-75 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Department of Human Services Act. Requires the Department of Human Services to establish a Free Masks for Seniors Program to acquire and distribute free disposable surgical face masks to Illinois residents 65 years of age or older regardless of income. Provides that under the program a one-month supply of disposable surgical face masks, amounting to no less than 25 masks, shall be delivered every month by postal service to the residential address of every eligible Illinois resident. Requires the Department to work with its network of services providers, including, but not limited to, adult day care providers, community day providers, developmental disability providers, family and community services providers, mental health providers, and rehabilitation services providers, to identify and register eligible individuals for the program. Requires the Department to also access data from the Social Security Administration, the U.S. Postal Service, the Illinois Secretary of State, and other governmental entities, as appropriate and to the extent allowed by law, to identify and register individuals eligible to participate in the program. Provides that any information obtained or collected shall be subject to federal and State privacy and confidentiality laws and regulations. Requires the Department to establish and implement the program no later than 30 days after the effective date of the amendatory Act. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/10/2021HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Martin J. Moylan
  2/10/2021HouseFirst Reading
  2/10/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/2/2021HouseAssigned to Appropriations-Human Services Committee
  3/19/2021HouseTo Special Issues (AP) Subcommittee
  3/27/2021HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  4/16/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Terra Costa Howard

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