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 Bill Status of SB3559  103rd General Assembly


Short Description:  ANTI-RETALIATION NURSING HOMES

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Lakesia Collins - Karina Villa - Javier L. Cervantes - Doris Turner - Rachel Ventura, Mike Porfirio, Mike Simmons, Sara Feigenholtz, Paul Faraci, Willie Preston, Michael W. Halpin, Bill Cunningham, Napoleon Harris, III and Laura M. Murphy

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  4/18/2024SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 30, 2024

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
210 ILCS 45/3-810


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Nursing Home Care Act. Provides that a facility shall not take any retaliatory action against a resident of the facility because the resident (1) complains, discloses, or threatens to disclose to a supervisor, a public body, or any other person an activity, inaction, policy, or practice implemented by a facility that the resident reasonably believes is in violation of a law or rule, or regulation or that the resident believes to be problematic; (2) provides information to or testifies before any public body conducting an investigation, hearing, or inquiry into any violation of a law, rule, or regulation by a nursing home administrator; (3) assists or participates in a proceeding to enforce the provisions of the Act; (4) seeks assistance for himself or herself or others to transition to independent living or another setting outside of their current nursing home; (5) makes a request of the facility related to the resident's care; (6) becomes a member of a resident council, resident union, or similar organization; or (7) takes any other good faith action in support of any other right or remedy provided by law. Describes remedies that may be awarded to a resident of a facility for a violation of these requirements. Authorizes a claim of retaliation under the Act to be filed in any court of competent jurisdiction or any administrative hearing process conducted by the State and its agencies or departments with jurisdiction to hear complaints by employees or residents against nursing homes.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/9/2024SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Lakesia Collins
  2/9/2024SenateFirst Reading
  2/9/2024SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/20/2024SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Karina Villa
  2/20/2024SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Javier L. Cervantes
  2/22/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Rachel Ventura
  2/22/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Mike Porfirio
  2/22/2024SenateSponsor Removed Sen. Rachel Ventura
  2/23/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Mike Simmons
  2/23/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Sara Feigenholtz
  2/27/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Paul Faraci
  2/28/2024SenateAssigned to Judiciary
  2/29/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Willie Preston
  3/5/2024SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Doris Turner
  3/5/2024SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Rachel Ventura
  3/6/2024SenatePostponed - Judiciary
  3/7/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael W. Halpin
  3/7/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Bill Cunningham
  3/13/2024SenateDo Pass Judiciary; 006-001-000
  3/13/2024SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 14, 2024
  3/14/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Napoleon Harris, III
  3/18/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura M. Murphy
  4/5/2024SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Lakesia Collins
  4/5/2024SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  4/9/2024SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Judiciary
  4/12/2024SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As April 19, 2024
  4/18/2024SenateSecond Reading
  4/18/2024SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 30, 2024
  4/19/2024SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 3, 2024

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