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 Bill Status of SB0135  96th General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. David Koehler - William R. Haine - Dale E. Risinger - Larry K. Bomke, Antonio Muñoz, Toi W. Hutchinson and Jacqueline Y. Collins

House Sponsors
(Rep. Donald L. Moffitt - Naomi D. Jakobsson - Jehan A. Gordon - Sidney H. Mathias - Lisa M. Dugan, Deborah Mell, Elizabeth Hernandez, Edward J. Acevedo, Daniel V. Beiser, Keith Farnham, Careen M. Gordon, Eddie Washington, Robert F. Flider and Karen A. Yarbrough)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/12/2011SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
305 ILCS 5/5-2.08 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that the Department of Human Services, in consultation with the Department of Healthcare and Family Services, shall develop a demonstration project within the Home Services Program under which a spouse may be reimbursed for providing care to his or her spouse, who is eligible for services through the Home Services Program and who meets the criteria for the demonstration project. Provides that the demonstration project shall operate in selected counties and be limited to serving no more than 100 unduplicated persons in a State Fiscal Year. Sets forth required components of the demonstration project. Requires that development of the demonstration project begin by July 1, 2009. Requires an interim report to the Governor and the General Assembly by March 1, 2010 and a report of findings and recommendations by March 1, 2011. Effective immediately.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
Adds criteria for spousal caregivers under the demonstration project, including (i) a limitation on the total hours of a spousal caregiver's outside employment plus hours of providing care to his or her eligible spouse to ensure that the complete plan of care is delivered to the eligible spouse and (ii) limitations on a spousal caregiver's participation in the demonstration project if the caregiver has a known history of spousal abuse, neglect, or exploitation. Provides that spousal caregivers shall be paid at the Personal Assistant level of care and pay rate; provides that in those instances in which the eligible spouse requires specialized services (for example, services provided by a certified nursing assistant (CNA), licensed practical nurse (LPN), or registered nurse (RN)) and the spousal caregiver has the corresponding certification or licensure, the spousal caregiver shall be paid the higher rate for the specialized services only. Provides that the specialized services the eligible spouse is authorized to receive shall be defined and approved in the services plan. Adds 5 components that must be included in the demonstration project, including monthly in-home monitoring, documentation of the marital relationship, and assurances that the spousal caregiver is emotionally, physically, and cognitively able to provide the necessary care to the eligible spouse.

DateChamber Action
  1/30/2009SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. David Koehler
  1/30/2009SenateFirst Reading
  1/30/2009SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/4/2009SenateAssigned to Human Services
  2/5/2009SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. William R. Haine
  2/10/2009SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Dale E. Risinger
  2/10/2009SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Larry K. Bomke
  2/19/2009SenateDo Pass Human Services; 006-002-001
  2/19/2009SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading February 20, 2009
  2/26/2009SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Antonio Muñoz
  2/27/2009SenateSecond Reading
  2/27/2009SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 4, 2009
  3/24/2009SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. David Koehler
  3/24/2009SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/25/2009SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Toi W. Hutchinson
  3/30/2009SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Human Services
  3/31/2009SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Human Services; 009-000-000
  4/2/2009SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  4/2/2009SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  4/2/2009SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; Koehler
  4/2/2009SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  4/2/2009SenateThird Reading - Passed; 057-000-000
  4/2/2009HouseArrived in House
  4/2/2009HousePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/2/2009HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Donald L. Moffitt
  4/2/2009HouseFirst Reading
  4/2/2009HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/14/2009HouseAssigned to Executive Committee
  4/21/2009HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Naomi D. Jakobsson
  4/21/2009HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jehan A. Gordon
  4/21/2009HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sidney H. Mathias
  4/21/2009HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Lisa M. Dugan
  4/23/2009HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Deborah Mell
  4/29/2009HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  4/29/2009HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Edward J. Acevedo
  4/29/2009HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel V. Beiser
  5/1/2009HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Keith Farnham
  5/7/2009HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Careen M. Gordon
  5/8/2009HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  5/14/2009HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Eddie Washington
  5/14/2009HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert F. Flider
  3/8/2010HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Karen A. Yarbrough
  1/12/2011SenateSession Sine Die

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