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 Bill Status of HB0244  93rd General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Jack D. Franks - Brandon W. Phelps - Gary Forby - Naomi D. Jakobsson - Edward J. Acevedo, Richard T. Bradley, Ralph C. Capparelli, Robert S. Molaro, Linda Chapa LaVia, Charles E. Jefferson, Ricca Slone and Jack McGuire

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Carol Ronen)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/11/2005HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
305 ILCS 5/11-26.1from Ch. 23, par. 11-26.1
305 ILCS 5/12-4.25d new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that a Medicare beneficiary or a beneficiary of pharmaceutical assistance under the Senior Citizens and Disabled Persons Property Tax Relief and Pharmaceutical Assistance Act is entitled to obtain prescription drugs at prices based on a pharmacy's Medicaid reimbursement rates. Requires that pharmacies implement this prescription drug discount benefit as a condition of participating in the Medicaid program. Requires the Department of Public Aid to make certain reports to the General Assembly and to execute necessary interagency agreements with the Department on Aging and the Department of Revenue. Provides for evaluation of the prescription drug discount benefit if prescription drugs are covered by Medicare. Repeals these provisions on July 1, 2007.

 Fiscal Note (Department of Public Aid)
 IDPA must create a system (most likely internet based) for pharmacies to inquire on prices- estimated less than $1 million. IDPA must monitor pharmacies compliance with the law. Conservatively it would probably take 4-6 staff at a cost between $100,000 to $200,000. Providing consumer information. The most cost effective way would be via the internet. Direct mailing and phone banks would be much more costly, inefficient, and information would be obsolete by the time the consumer received it.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
305 ILCS 5/11-26.1
Adds reference to:
225 ILCS 85/4from Ch. 111, par. 4124
225 ILCS 120/15from Ch. 111, par. 8301-15
320 ILCS 50/10
410 ILCS 620/16from Ch. 56 1/2, par. 516
410 ILCS 620/16.10 new
720 ILCS 570/102from Ch. 56 1/2, par. 1102
740 ILCS 20/3from Ch. 70, par. 903

Deletes everything. Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that pursuant to an agreement with the vendor pharmacy, a provider of long-term care services under the Code may return to the vendor pharmacy from which the drug product was purchased, for repackaging and reimbursement to the Department of Public Aid, a drug product that (i) was dispensed to a resident of the provider's long-term care facility and not used and (ii) meets certain other criteria. Amends the Pharmacy Practice Act of 1987, the Wholesale Drug Distribution Licensing Act, the Senior Pharmaceutical Assistance Act, the Illinois Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, the Illinois Controlled Substances Act, and the Cannabis and Controlled Substances Tort Claims Act to provide that persons engaged in repackaging or labeling prescription drugs to the extent required under the Illinois Public Aid Code provisions added by the bill are exempt from provisions of those other Acts that might prohibit or otherwise regulate such activity. Amends the Illinois Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act; requires the Department of Professional Regulation, in cooperation with the Department of Public Health, to establish a drug repository program to accept and dispense prescription drugs donated for the purpose of being dispensed to individuals who are residents of this State and meet eligibility standards based on economic need.

DateChamber Action
  1/23/2003HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Jack D. Franks
  1/23/2003HouseFirst Reading
  1/23/2003HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/29/2003HouseAssigned to State Government Administration Committee
  1/30/2003HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Brandon W. Phelps
  1/30/2003HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Gary Forby
  1/30/2003HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Naomi D. Jakobsson
  2/20/2003HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Richard T. Bradley
  2/20/2003HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Ralph C. Capparelli
  2/20/2003HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert S. Molaro
  3/6/2003HouseDo Pass / Short Debate State Government Administration Committee; 011-000-000
  3/6/2003HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/11/2003HouseFiscal Note Filed
  3/19/2003HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Jack D. Franks
  3/19/2003HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/25/2003HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to State Government Administration Committee
  3/26/2003HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted State Government Administration Committee; 011-000-000
  3/26/2003HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Edward J. Acevedo
  3/26/2003HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  3/26/2003HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Edward J. Acevedo
  3/26/2003HouseFiscal Note Requested by Rep. William B. Black; as amended
  3/26/2003HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Charles E. Jefferson
  3/26/2003HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Ricca Slone
  3/26/2003HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jack McGuire
  3/26/2003HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/26/2003HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted by Voice Vote
  3/26/2003HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  3/27/2003HouseFiscal Note Requested - Withdrawn by Rep. William B. Black; as amended
  3/27/2003HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/27/2003HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 112-000-000
  4/2/2003SenateArrive in Senate
  4/2/2003SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading April 3, 2003
  4/2/2003SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Carol Ronen
  4/2/2003SenateFirst Reading
  4/2/2003SenateReferred to Rules
  1/11/2005HouseSession Sine Die

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