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 Bill Status of HB2628  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  VETERANS SUICIDE PREVENTION

House Sponsors
Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit - Carol Ammons - Sue Scherer - Joyce Mason - Debbie Meyers-Martin and Barbara Hernandez

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Thomas Cullerton - John Connor and Sally J. Turner)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  5/29/2021SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Veterans Suicide Prevention Commission Act. Creates the Veterans Suicide Prevention Commission. Provides that the Commission's purpose is to: (i) drive the State's strategic vision for assessing and achieving the successful transition, adjustment, and reintegration of service members of the armed forces, veterans, and their families through the coordination of the collective efforts of public and private organizations throughout the State; (ii) facilitate, collaborate, and coordinate the efforts of these organizations to effectively and responsively meet the needs of the military community; (iii) conduct planning, research, education, training, and evaluation activities to improve the operations and coordination of the systems of care and support; and (iv) coordinate its activities with those of Illinois Joining Forces and other advocacy organizations for service members of the armed forces, veterans, and their families. Contains provisions concerning the Commission's composition; term appointments; meetings; and other matters. Provides that the duties of the Commission are to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of those State programs and services related to the military community; promote coordination and efficiency among State, county, and local units of government and municipalities; issue periodic reports on its performance and progress in meeting its goals; monitor the progress of the implementation of the Strategic Action Plan on Homelessness developed by specified federal agencies and other organizations; and other matters. Provides that the Commission is subject to the Freedom of Information Act and the Open Meetings Act.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Creates the Veterans Suicide Prevention Commission Act. Creates the Veterans Suicide Prevention Commission. Provides that the Commission's purpose is to prevent veteran suicide. Requires the Commission to: (i) drive the State's strategic vision for assessing and achieving the successful transition, adjustment, and reintegration of service members of the armed forces, veterans, and their families through the coordination of the collective efforts of public and private organization throughout the State with the goal of preventing veteran suicide; (ii) facilitate, collaborate, and coordinate the efforts of these organizations to effectively and responsively meet the needs of the military community with the goal of preventing veteran suicide; (iii) conduct planning, research, education, training, and evaluation activities to improve the operations and coordination of the systems of care and support with the goal of preventing veteran suicide; (iv) coordinate its activities with those of Illinois Joining Forces and other advocacy organizations for service members of the armed forces, veterans, and their families. Contains provisions concerning the Commission's composition; term appointments; meetings; and other matters. Provides that the duties of the Commission are to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of those State programs and services related to the military community; promote coordination and efficiency among State, county, and local units of government and municipalities; issue periodic reports on its performance and progress in meeting its goals; monitor the progress of the implementation of the Strategic Action Plan on Homelessness developed by specified federal agencies and other organizations as they address the needs of the service members and veterans community, and their families, to prevent veteran suicide; and other matters. Provides that the Commission is subject to the Freedom of Information Act and the Open Meetings Act.

 State Mandates Fiscal Note (Dept. of Commerce & Economic Opportunity)
 This bill does not create a State Mandate.

 Fiscal Note, House Floor Amendment No. 1 (Dept. of Veterans Affairs)
 HB 2628l, as amended by House Amendment 1 would have a moderate fiscal impact to the Department of Veterans' Affairs.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/18/2021HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
  2/19/2021HouseFirst Reading
  2/19/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/24/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Hernandez
  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
  4/6/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Veterans' Affairs Committee
  4/13/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Veterans' Affairs Committee; 005-000-000
  4/20/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
  4/20/2021HouseState Mandates Fiscal Note Filed
  4/20/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sue Scherer
  4/20/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Joyce Mason
  4/21/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Fiscal Note Filed as Amended
  4/21/2021HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/21/2021HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/23/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  4/23/2021HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/23/2021HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 111-000-000
  4/23/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin
  4/27/2021SenateArrive in Senate
  4/27/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/27/2021SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Thomas Cullerton
  4/27/2021SenateFirst Reading
  4/27/2021SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/27/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Sally J. Turner
  4/27/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. John Connor
  5/10/2021SenateAssigned to Veterans Affairs
  5/21/2021SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As May 29, 2021
  5/29/2021SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

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