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 Bill Status of HB2973  93rd General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Jim Watson - Bob Biggins - Rich Brauer - Paul D. Froehlich - Rosemary Kurtz, Elizabeth Coulson, Sidney H. Mathias, Bill Mitchell, Rosemary Mulligan, Raymond Poe and Angelo Saviano

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

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
35 ILCS 5/210.10 new
320 ILCS 10/1.5from Ch. 23, par. 6201.5
320 ILCS 10/2from Ch. 23, par. 6202
320 ILCS 10/3from Ch. 23, par. 6203
320 ILCS 10/4from Ch. 23, par. 6204
320 ILCS 10/5from Ch. 23, par. 6205
320 ILCS 10/6from Ch. 23, par. 6206
320 ILCS 10/8from Ch. 23, par. 6208
320 ILCS 10/11from Ch. 23, par. 6211
320 ILCS 10/12from Ch. 23, par. 6212
320 ILCS 10/7 rep.
320 ILCS 10/9 rep.
320 ILCS 10/10 rep.

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Family Caregiver Act, to be administered by the Department on Aging, for the purpose of encouraging family members to provide care for their elderly family members. Requires the Department to contract with area agencies on aging and other appropriate agencies to provide family caregiver support services to the extent of available funding. Provides that the services include counseling, training, and respite care. Also authorizes caregiver support services for grandparents who are primary caregivers for their grandchildren. Amends the Illinois Income Tax Act; creates a family caregiver tax credit of up to $3,000 for a taxpayer who provides the daily care or supervision of a family member who is a frail or disabled adult. Amends the Respite Program Act. Deletes references to abused adults and to functionally disabled or cognitively impaired adults (so that the Act applies to "frail or disabled" adults). Defines a "frail or disabled adult" as a person age 60 (instead of 55) or older and who either (i) suffers from Alzheimer's disease or a related disorder or (ii) is unable to attend to his or her daily needs without assistance or regular supervision. Deletes references to the Council on Aging. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  2/24/2003HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Jim Watson
  2/24/2003HouseChief Co-Sponsor Rep. Bob Biggins
  2/24/2003HouseChief Co-Sponsor Rep. Rich Brauer
  2/24/2003HouseChief Co-Sponsor Rep. Paul D. Froehlich
  2/24/2003HouseChief Co-Sponsor Rep. Rosemary Kurtz
  2/24/2003HouseCo-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Coulson
  2/24/2003HouseCo-Sponsor Rep. Sidney H. Mathias
  2/24/2003HouseCo-Sponsor Rep. Bill Mitchell
  2/24/2003HouseCo-Sponsor Rep. Rosemary Mulligan
  2/24/2003HouseCo-Sponsor Rep. Raymond Poe
  2/24/2003HouseCo-Sponsor Rep. Angelo Saviano
  2/25/2003HouseFirst Reading
  2/25/2003HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/26/2003HouseAssigned to Revenue Committee
  3/13/2003HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/11/2005HouseSession Sine Die

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