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 Bill Status of HB0706  96th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Keith Farnham - Arthur L. Turner, Gary Hannig, Naomi D. Jakobsson, Maria Antonia Berrios, Michael J. Zalewski, Daniel J. Burke, Michael K. Smith, Lisa M. Dugan, LaShawn K. Ford, Careen M. Gordon, Emily McAsey, Robert F. Flider, Jehan A. Gordon, Patrick J. Verschoore, Linda Chapa LaVia, Jack D. Franks and Lou Lang

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Dan Kotowski - Don Harmon - Linda Holmes - Jacqueline Y. Collins and Bill Brady)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  7/27/2009HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 96-0082

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
330 ILCS 126/45

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Veterans' Health Insurance Program Act of 2008. Provides that the Department of Healthcare and Family Services shall arrange for the conducting of an evaluation regarding the availability of and access to health care for veterans who are residents of Illinois, taking into consideration the program established by the Act, programs and services provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and programs and services otherwise provided by and available through other public and private entities. Provides that the evaluation shall determine whether there are limitations or barriers to care, gaps in service, or other deficits that should be overcome to ensure that veterans are provided appropriate and high-quality care. Requires a report to the Governor and the General Assembly by March 1, 2010. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  2/5/2009HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Keith Farnham
  2/6/2009HouseFirst Reading
  2/6/2009HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/6/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Gary Hannig
  2/6/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Naomi D. Jakobsson
  2/6/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Maria Antonia Berrios
  2/6/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael J. Zalewski
  2/6/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel J. Burke
  2/11/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael K. Smith
  2/11/2009HouseAssigned to Veterans' Affairs Committee
  2/11/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lisa M. Dugan
  2/11/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. LaShawn K. Ford
  2/18/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Careen M. Gordon
  2/19/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Emily McAsey
  2/26/2009HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Arthur L. Turner
  2/26/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert F. Flider
  3/3/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jehan A. Gordon
  3/5/2009HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Veterans' Affairs Committee; 022-000-000
  3/5/2009HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/5/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Patrick J. Verschoore
  3/5/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  3/17/2009HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/17/2009HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/18/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jack D. Franks
  3/18/2009HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lou Lang
  3/18/2009HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 116-000-000
  3/19/2009SenateArrive in Senate
  3/19/2009SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading March 24, 2009
  3/27/2009SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. John J. Cullerton
  3/27/2009SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Don Harmon
  3/30/2009SenateFirst Reading
  3/30/2009SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/22/2009SenateAssigned to State Government and Veterans Affairs
  4/22/2009SenateAlternate Chief Sponsor Changed to Sen. Dan Kotowski
  4/30/2009SenateDo Pass State Government and Veterans Affairs; 008-000-000
  4/30/2009SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 5, 2009
  5/1/2009SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Linda Holmes
  5/7/2009SenateSecond Reading
  5/7/2009SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 12, 2009
  5/13/2009SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  5/13/2009SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Bill Brady
  5/13/2009SenateThird Reading - Passed; 058-000-000
  5/13/2009HousePassed Both Houses
  6/11/2009HouseSent to the Governor
  7/27/2009HouseGovernor Approved
  7/27/2009HouseEffective Date July 27, 2009
  7/27/2009HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 96-0082

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