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 Bill Status of SB2335  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  DHFS-DHS-DIRECT SUPPORT WAGE

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Celina Villanueva - John Connor

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  4/16/2021SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
5 ILCS 100/5-45.8 new
20 ILCS 1705/55.5 new
20 ILCS 1705/74
305 ILCS 5/5-5.4from Ch. 23, par. 5-5.4
305 ILCS 5/5-5.4i


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Administrative Act. Requires the Department of Human Services to establish reimbursement rates that build toward livable wages for front-line personnel in residential and day programs and service coordination agencies serving persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Provides that the Department shall increase rates and reimbursements so that by July 1, 2021 direct support persons wages shall be increased by $2 per hour, and so that other front-line personnel earn a commensurate wage. Requires the Department to increase rates and reimbursements in effect on January 1, 2021 for community-based providers for persons with developmental disabilities in order to fund, at a minimum, a $2 per hour wage increase. Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that for ID/DD facilities and MC/DD facilities, the rates taking effect within 30 days after the effective date of the amendatory Act shall include an increase sufficient to provide a $2 per hour wage increase for non-executive front-line personnel, including, but not limited to, other specified staff and support personnel. Requires the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to increase the rates for ID/DD facilities and MC/DD facilities taking effect for services delivered on or after January 1, 2021 to provide a minimum $2 per hour wage increase over the wages in effect on January 1, 2021. Requires the Department to increase rates and reimbursements in effect on January 1, 2021 for community-based providers for persons with developmental disabilities in order to fund a minimum $2 per hour wage increase. Amends the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/26/2021SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Celina Villanueva
  2/26/2021SenateFirst Reading
  2/26/2021SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/23/2021SenateAssigned to Appropriations
  3/23/2021SenateTo Appropriations- Human Services
  4/16/2021SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  4/29/2021SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. John Connor

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