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 Bill Status of HB5579  102nd General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Kevin Joyce - Lou Lang - Kevin A. McCarthy - Constance A. Howard - James D. Brosnahan, Naomi D. Jakobsson, Elizabeth Hernandez, Dan Reitz, Cynthia Soto, Paul D. Froehlich, Karen A. Yarbrough, Edward J. Acevedo, Joseph M. Lyons, Daniel J. Burke, Susana A Mendoza, Maria Antonia Berrios, Luis Arroyo, Jack McGuire, Milton Patterson, Jack D. Franks, Linda Chapa LaVia, Sidney H. Mathias, John A. Fritchey, James H. Meyer and Fred Crespo

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Linda Holmes - Iris Y. Martinez)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2009HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
320 ILCS 25/3.15from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 403.15
320 ILCS 25/4from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 404

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Senior Citizens and Disabled Persons Property Tax Relief and Pharmaceutical Assistance Act. Provides that beginning January 1, 2009, "covered prescription drug" includes any prescription drug used in treating the effects of multiple sclerosis (instead of providing that the term includes any prescription drug used in the treatment of multiple sclerosis). Effective immediately.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Provides that neither the Governor nor any agency or agency head under the jurisdiction of the Governor has any rulemaking authority under the amendatory Act, but that the Governor may suggest rules by filing them with the General Assembly and requesting that the General Assembly authorize such rulemaking by law, enact the suggested rules into law, or take other appropriate action in the General Assembly's discretion.

 Fiscal Note (Dept. of Healthcare & Family Services)
 Cost is estimated at $260,000 in FY09 and $545,000 in FY10. Cost is 100% State.

DateChamber Action
  2/15/2008HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Kevin Joyce
  2/15/2008HouseFirst Reading
  2/15/2008HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/22/2008HouseAssigned to Human Services Committee
  2/28/2008HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Lou Lang
  3/4/2008HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kevin A. McCarthy
  3/4/2008HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Constance A. Howard
  3/4/2008HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. James D. Brosnahan
  3/4/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Naomi D. Jakobsson
  3/5/2008HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Human Services Committee
  3/5/2008HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Human Services Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/5/2008HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Human Services Committee; 009-000-000
  3/5/2008HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/13/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  3/13/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dan Reitz
  3/31/2008HouseFiscal Note Filed
  4/1/2008HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/1/2008HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/3/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Cynthia Soto
  4/3/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Paul D. Froehlich
  4/3/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Karen A. Yarbrough
  4/3/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Edward J. Acevedo
  4/3/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Joseph M. Lyons
  4/3/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel J. Burke
  4/3/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Susana A Mendoza
  4/3/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Maria Antonia Berrios
  4/3/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Luis Arroyo
  4/3/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jack McGuire
  4/3/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Milton Patterson
  4/3/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jack D. Franks
  4/3/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  4/9/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sidney H. Mathias
  4/9/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. John A. Fritchey
  4/9/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. James H. Meyer
  4/9/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Fred Crespo
  4/9/2008HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 115-000-000
  4/10/2008SenateArrive in Senate
  4/10/2008SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading April 15, 2008
  4/17/2008SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
  4/23/2008SenateFirst Reading
  4/23/2008SenateReferred to Rules
  5/1/2008SenateAlternate Chief Sponsor Changed to Sen. Linda Holmes
  5/1/2008SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
  5/15/2008SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As May 22, 2008; Substantive House Bills Out of Committee
  1/13/2009HouseSession Sine Die

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