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 Bill Status of HB0039  102nd General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Donald L. Moffitt - Naomi D. Jakobsson - Sidney H. Mathias - Jehan A. Gordon - Lisa M. Dugan, Kenneth Dunkin, Kathleen A. Ryg, Michael K. Smith, LaShawn K. Ford, André M. Thapedi, Cynthia Soto, Marlow H. Colvin, William Davis, Linda Chapa LaVia, Lou Lang, Daniel V. Beiser, Eddie Lee Jackson, Sr., Mark L. Walker, Robert F. Flider, Jay C. Hoffman, Patrick J. Verschoore, Jim Durkin, Thomas Holbrook, Emily McAsey, William D. Burns and Elizabeth Hernandez

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. David Koehler - Linda Holmes)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/13/2009HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 96-0351

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
305 ILCS 5/5-2.08 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that the Department of Human Services, in consultation with the Department of Healthcare and Family Services, shall develop a demonstration project within the Home Services Program under which a spouse may be reimbursed for providing care to his or her spouse, who is eligible for services through the Home Services Program and who meets the criteria for the demonstration project. Provides that the demonstration project shall operate in selected counties and be limited to serving no more than 100 unduplicated persons in a State Fiscal Year. Sets forth required components of the demonstration project. Requires that development of the demonstration project begin by July 1, 2009. Requires an interim report to the Governor and the General Assembly by March 1, 2010 and a report of findings and recommendations by March 1, 2011. Effective immediately.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Adds criteria for spousal caregivers under the demonstration project, including (i) a limitation on the total hours of a spousal caregiver's outside employment plus hours of providing care to his or her eligible spouse to ensure that the complete plan of care is delivered to the eligible spouse and (ii) limitations on a spousal caregiver's participation in the demonstration project if the caregiver has a known history of spousal abuse, neglect, or exploitation. Provides that spousal caregivers shall be paid at the Personal Assistant level of care and pay rate; provides that in those instances in which the eligible spouse requires specialized services (for example, services provided by a certified nursing assistant (CNA), licensed practical nurse (LPN), or registered nurse (RN)) and the spousal caregiver has the corresponding certification or licensure, the spousal caregiver shall be paid the higher rate for the specialized services only. Provides that the specialized services the eligible spouse is authorized to receive shall be defined and approved in the services plan. Adds 5 components that must be included in the demonstration project, including monthly in-home monitoring, documentation of the marital relationship, and assurances that the spousal caregiver is emotionally, physically, and cognitively able to provide the necessary care to the eligible spouse.

DateChamber Action
  12/29/2008HousePrefiled with Clerk by Rep. Donald L. Moffitt
  1/14/2009HouseFirst Reading
  1/14/2009HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/4/2009HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sidney H. Mathias
  2/4/2009HouseAssigned to Human Services Committee
  2/5/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lou Lang
  2/9/2009HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Naomi D. Jakobsson
  2/9/2009HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kenneth Dunkin
  2/9/2009HouseRemove Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kenneth Dunkin
  2/9/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kenneth Dunkin
  2/9/2009HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Lou Lang
  2/9/2009HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jehan A. Gordon
  2/9/2009HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Lou Lang
  2/9/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kathleen A. Ryg
  2/10/2009HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Human Services Committee; 005-000-000
  2/10/2009HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  2/10/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael K. Smith
  2/11/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. LaShawn K. Ford
  2/18/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. André M. Thapedi
  2/19/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Cynthia Soto
  2/19/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Marlow H. Colvin
  2/19/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
  2/20/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  2/20/2009HouseRemove Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Lou Lang
  2/20/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lou Lang
  2/24/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel V. Beiser
  2/24/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Eddie Lee Jackson, Sr.
  2/24/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mark L. Walker
  2/26/2009HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Lisa M. Dugan
  3/5/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert F. Flider
  3/12/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jay C. Hoffman
  3/18/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Patrick J. Verschoore
  3/18/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jim Durkin
  3/18/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Thomas Holbrook
  3/24/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Emily McAsey
  3/24/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. William D. Burns
  3/24/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  3/26/2009HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Donald L. Moffitt
  3/26/2009HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/30/2009HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 003-000-000
  3/30/2009HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/30/2009HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  3/31/2009HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted by Voice Vote
  3/31/2009HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/1/2009HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 116-000-000
  4/2/2009SenateArrive in Senate
  4/2/2009SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/2/2009SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. David Koehler
  4/2/2009SenateFirst Reading
  4/2/2009SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/22/2009SenateAssigned to Human Services
  4/29/2009SenateDo Pass Human Services; 007-000-000
  4/29/2009SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 30, 2009
  4/30/2009SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Linda Holmes
  5/7/2009SenateSecond Reading
  5/7/2009SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading ** May 18, 2009
  5/19/2009SenateThird Reading - Passed; 058-000-000
  5/19/2009HousePassed Both Houses
  6/17/2009HouseSent to the Governor
  8/13/2009HouseGovernor Approved
  8/13/2009HouseEffective Date August 13, 2009
  8/13/2009HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 96-0351

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