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 Bill Status of HB0740  94th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Kathleen A. Ryg - Karen May - Elizabeth Coulson, Karen A. Yarbrough, Jack McGuire and Patricia Bailey

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Terry Link)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/9/2007HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
305 ILCS 5/5-2.07 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that persons who fail to qualify for basic maintenance under the Aid to the Aged, Blind or Disabled (AABD) program on the basis of need because of excess income or assets, or both, may establish prospective eligibility for that basic maintenance by prepaying their monthly Medicaid spend-down amount to the Department of Public Aid or by having a third party pay that amount to the Department. Provides that the Department shall establish appropriate procedures to permit such a prepayment of Medicaid spend-down amounts.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Medicaid Article of the Illinois Public Aid Code with provisions substantially similar to those of House Bill 740, but with changes that include the following: (1) provides for establishment of prospective eligibility for AABD basic maintenance no later than January 1, 2007, subject to federal approval of a State Medicaid Plan amendment, which shall be sought by the Department of Public Aid or its successor agency; (2) provides for payment (instead of prepayment) of the monthly spend-down amount; and (3) eliminates a requirement that the Department establish appropriate procedures to permit a prepayment of spend-down amounts.

 Fiscal Note (Department of Human Services)
 Estimated Cost: $444,000

DateChamber Action
  2/1/2005HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Kathleen A. Ryg
  2/1/2005HouseFirst Reading
  2/1/2005HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/8/2005HouseAssigned to Human Services Committee
  2/18/2005HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Karen May
  3/2/2005HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Karen A. Yarbrough
  3/9/2005HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Coulson
  3/9/2005HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Human Services Committee
  3/9/2005HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Human Services Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/9/2005HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Human Services Committee; 009-000-000
  3/10/2005HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/10/2005HouseFiscal Note Requested by Rep. William Davis
  3/15/2005HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jack McGuire
  3/15/2005HouseFiscal Note Filed
  3/16/2005HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Patricia Bailey
  4/5/2005HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/5/2005HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/6/2005HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 114-000-000
  4/7/2005SenateArrive in Senate
  4/7/2005SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading April 8, 2005
  4/7/2005SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Terry Link
  4/11/2005SenateFirst Reading
  4/11/2005SenateReferred to Rules
  4/13/2005SenateAssigned to Health & Human Services
  5/6/2005SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Rules
  1/9/2007HouseSession Sine Die

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