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 Bill Status of SB2643  103rd General Assembly


Short Description:  INTEGRITY IN DEATH CARE ACT

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Doris Turner - Lakesia Collins - Karina Villa - Mike Simmons, Bill Cunningham, Steve McClure, Mary Edly-Allen, Adriane Johnson, Rachel Ventura, Christopher Belt, Meg Loughran Cappel, Mattie Hunter and David Koehler

House Sponsors
(Rep. Mary Gill and Wayne A Rosenthal)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  4/10/2024HouseReferred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
225 ILCS 41/1-10
225 ILCS 41/1-30
225 ILCS 41/10-25
410 ILCS 18/5
410 ILCS 18/20
410 ILCS 18/25
410 ILCS 18/35
410 ILCS 535/1from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 73-1
410 ILCS 535/18from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 73-18
410 ILCS 535/20from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 73-20
410 ILCS 535/21from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 73-21


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Reestablishing Integrity in Death Care Act. Provides that no later than January 1, 2025, when a death occurs within the State, the deceased's body, body bag, and any body part, organ, or tissue separated from the deceased to be used in nontransplant organ donation shall be affixed with a unique identifier, and chain of custody documentation shall be maintained for all dead bodies and human remains. Specifies requirements for the unique identifier and chain of custody documentation. Provides that the State Comptroller, the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, and the Department of Public Health may inspect any business, provider, or facility in the State that handles dead bodies or human remains to ensure compliance with the Act and the rules adopted under the Act. Authorizes rulemaking to implement and enforce the Act. Amends the Funeral Directors and Embalmers Licensing Code, the Crematory Regulation Act, and the Vital Records Act to make conforming and other changes. Effective immediately.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
New Act
225 ILCS 41/1-30
410 ILCS 18/20
410 ILCS 18/25
410 ILCS 535/1
410 ILCS 535/18
410 ILCS 535/20
410 ILCS 535/21
Adds reference to:
225 ILCS 41/15-15
225 ILCS 41/15-56 new
225 ILCS 41/15-75

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Funeral Directors and Embalmers Licensing Code. Defines "chain of custody record" and "uniquely identified". Provides that the examination to qualify as an embalmer or funeral director shall embrace the subject of identification rules and regulation in relation to the handling and storing of human bodies. Provides that when the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation receives a complaint against a licensee regarding violations of the Act, the Department shall inspect the premises of the licensee. Provides that when the Department receives a complaint against a licensee relating to the mishandling of human remains or the misidentification of human remains, the Department shall inspect the premises named in the complaint within 10 calendar days after receipt of the complaint. Makes changes to provisions concerning grounds for discipline. Adds provisions providing criminal penalties for certain violations of the Act. Provides that the Department shall require a funeral establishment to maintain an identification system that ensures that a funeral establishment is able to identify the human remains in its possession through final disposition. Amends the Crematory Regulation Act. Defines "chain of custody record" and "uniquely identified". Provides that a crematory authority shall maintain a chain of custody record, which is an identification system that ensures that a crematory authority is able to identify the human remains in its possession throughout all phases of the cremation process.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  11/8/2023SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Doris Turner
  11/8/2023SenateFirst Reading
  11/8/2023SenateReferred to Assignments
  1/24/2024SenateAssigned to Executive
  2/8/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Bill Cunningham
  2/8/2024SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Lakesia Collins
  3/5/2024SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Karina Villa
  3/8/2024SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Doris Turner
  3/8/2024SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/12/2024SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Executive
  3/13/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Steve McClure
  3/13/2024SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  3/14/2024SenateDo Pass as Amended Executive; 012-000-000
  3/14/2024SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 20, 2024
  3/21/2024SenateSecond Reading
  3/21/2024SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 22, 2024
  4/9/2024SenateThird Reading - Passed; 055-000-000
  4/9/2024HouseArrived in House
  4/9/2024HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Mary Gill
  4/9/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Mary Edly-Allen
  4/9/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Adriane Johnson
  4/10/2024HouseFirst Reading
  4/10/2024HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/10/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Rachel Ventura
  4/10/2024SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Mike Simmons
  4/10/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Christopher Belt
  4/11/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Meg Loughran Cappel
  4/11/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  4/15/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. David Koehler
  4/15/2024HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Wayne A Rosenthal

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