Bill Status of HB1254  93rd General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Sara Feigenholtz - Harry Osterman - Karen May - Thomas Holbrook - Larry McKeon, Robin Kelly, Robert Rita, Arthur L. Turner and Calvin L. Giles

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Barack Obama - Jacqueline Y. Collins, Carol Ronen and John J. Cullerton)

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

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
20 ILCS 105/4.02from Ch. 23, par. 6104.02

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Act on the Aging. In provisions for a community care program of services to prevent unnecessary institutionalization of persons age 60 and older, provides that the Department on Aging's eligibility standards for the services must include a provision that, to be eligible for services, a person may not have assets totaling more than $20,000 if (i) the person is unmarried or (ii) the person is married and the person or the person's spouse meets certain criteria. Provides that if the person is married and the person's spouse does not receive community care services, the person may not have assets totaling more than the asset disregard amount used by the Department of Public Aid in determining eligibility for medical assistance under the Illinois Public Aid Code. Effective January 1, 2004.

 Fiscal Note (Department on Aging)
 House Bill 1254 amends the Illinois Act on the Aging to provide that the Community Care Program (CCP) non-exempt asset eligibility standard be increased from the current $10,000 limit to a $20,000 limit in non-exempt assets. Non-exempt assets are assets that are not specifically exempt per administrative rule. Exempt assets include such things as homestead property, household furnishings, clothing and personal effects. Utilizing census data for individuals 60-years and older, current CCP participation rates, and data on household financial assets, the Department estimates that between 3,500 and 5,800 individuals, with non-exempt assets between $10,000 and $20,000, would be eligible for the CCP. Based on an estimated average monthly per client spending, multiplied by twelve months, and multiplied by the additional CCP clients, generates an estimated annual expenditure increase of between $19.4 and $32.6 million in state general revenue funds.

DateChamber Action
  2/5/2003HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
  2/5/2003HouseChief Co-Sponsor Rep. Harry Osterman
  2/5/2003HouseChief Co-Sponsor Rep. Karen May
  2/5/2003HouseFirst Reading
  2/5/2003HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/6/2003HouseAssigned to Aging Committee
  2/21/2003HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Aging Committee; 014-000-000
  2/21/2003HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  2/21/2003HouseFiscal Note Filed
  2/21/2003HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Thomas Holbrook
  2/21/2003HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Larry McKeon
  2/26/2003HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  2/26/2003HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/6/2003HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robin Kelly
  3/6/2003HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert Rita
  3/11/2003HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Arthur L. Turner
  3/12/2003HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Calvin L. Giles
  3/12/2003HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 083-001-034
  3/13/2003SenateArrive in Senate
  3/13/2003SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading March 18, 2003
  3/18/2003SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Barack Obama
  3/19/2003SenateFirst Reading
  3/19/2003SenateReferred to Rules
  3/27/2003SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  4/3/2003SenateAssigned to Health & Human Services
  4/16/2003SenatePostponed - Health & Human Services
  4/24/2003SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Carol Ronen
  5/1/2003SenateDo Pass Health & Human Services; 006-000-004
  5/1/2003SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 6, 2003
  5/9/2003SenateSecond Reading
  5/9/2003SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 12, 2003
  5/16/2003SenateThird Reading Deadline Extended - Rule 2-10, to December 31, 2003.
  7/1/2003SenatePursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b) / Referred to Rules
  9/24/2003SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. John J. Cullerton
  5/13/2004SenateThird Reading Deadline Extended - Rule 2-10, extended to January 11, 2005.
  1/11/2005HouseSession Sine Die