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 Bill Status of HB0948  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  IL CARES RX-COVERED RX DRUGS

House Sponsors
Rep. Elga L. Jefferies - Jack McGuire - Thomas Holbrook - Mike Boland - LaShawn K. Ford, James D. Brosnahan, Cynthia Soto, Elizabeth Hernandez, Karen A. Yarbrough, Edward J. Acevedo, Maria Antonia Berrios, Susana A Mendoza, Luis Arroyo, Daniel J. Burke, Constance A. Howard, Deborah L. Graham, Jack D. Franks, Linda Chapa LaVia, Lisa M. Dugan, Esther Golar, Annazette Collins, Elizabeth Coulson and Richard T. Bradley

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Mattie Hunter)

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

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
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. In provisions concerning the pharmaceutical assistance program ("Illinois Cares Rx"), provides that for Eligibility Group 1 (persons who are not eligible for Medicare Part D coverage and who meet certain other requirements), "covered prescription drug" means those drugs covered by the Medical Assistance Program under the Illinois Public Aid Code (instead of any of 10 specified types of drugs).

 Fiscal Note (Dept. of Healthcare & Family Services)
 Although the synopsis reads non-duals only, the additional cost of dual wrap plans has been included in the estimate as that is how the body of the bill reads. Cost is estimated at $14.8 million at 100% cost to the State.

 Fiscal Note (Dept. of Healthcare & Family Services)
 Total estimated impact of this bill ranges from $300 million to $750 million annually at 100% cost to State.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Senior Citizens and Disabled Persons Property Tax Relief and Pharmaceutical Assistance Act. In the provisions concerning the pharmaceutical assistance program ("Illinois Cares Rx"), provides that Eligibility Group 1 consists of persons who are not eligible for Medicare Part D and who are disabled and under age 65 (eliminates other qualifications based on income and immigration status). Provides that Eligibility Group 3 consists of persons age 65 or older who are eligible for Medicare Part D (eliminates other qualifications based on income and immigration status). Provides that Eligibility Group 4 consists of persons age 65 or older who are not eligible for Medicare Part D (eliminates other qualifications based on income and immigration status).

 Fiscal Note, House Floor Amendment No. 1 (Dept. of Healthcare & Family Services)
 Cost is estimated at $7 million annually. Cost is 100% State.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/8/2007HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Elga L. Jefferies
  2/8/2007HouseFirst Reading
  2/8/2007HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/15/2007HouseAssigned to Aging Committee
  2/23/2007HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Aging Committee; 008-003-001
  2/23/2007HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  2/23/2007HouseFiscal Note Requested by Rep. Sandra M. Pihos
  3/1/2007HouseFiscal Note Filed
  3/2/2007HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jack McGuire
  3/2/2007HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/2/2007HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/14/2007HouseFiscal Note Filed Corrected
  3/20/2007HouseRecalled to Second Reading - Short Debate
  3/20/2007HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  3/22/2007HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Thomas Holbrook
  3/22/2007HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Elga L. Jefferies
  3/22/2007HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/22/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. James D. Brosnahan
  3/27/2007HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
  3/29/2007HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Fiscal Note Filed as Amended
  4/17/2007HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/17/2007HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted by Voice Vote
  4/17/2007HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/17/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Cynthia Soto
  4/17/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  4/17/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Karen A. Yarbrough
  4/17/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Edward J. Acevedo
  4/17/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Maria Antonia Berrios
  4/17/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Susana A Mendoza
  4/17/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Luis Arroyo
  4/17/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel J. Burke
  4/17/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Constance A. Howard
  4/17/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Deborah L. Graham
  4/18/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jack D. Franks
  4/18/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  4/20/2007HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Boland
  4/20/2007HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. LaShawn K. Ford
  4/20/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lisa M. Dugan
  4/20/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Esther Golar
  4/20/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Annazette Collins
  4/20/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Coulson
  4/20/2007HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Richard T. Bradley
  4/20/2007HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 107-002-000
  4/24/2007SenateArrive in Senate
  4/24/2007SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/24/2007SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  4/24/2007SenateFirst Reading
  4/24/2007SenateReferred to Rules
  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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