Bill Status of HB2373 94th General Assembly
Short Description: PUB AID-ELIGIBILITY-FOOD STAMP
Rep. William Delgado - Julie Hamos - Sara Feigenholtz - Mary E. Flowers
| 1/9/2007||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that the application-for-public-assistance process must be completed before and separately from the provision of and coordination of social and employment services, and provides that coordination of those services must begin no later than 2 weeks after a favorable determination on an application for assistance. Requires the Department of Human Services to provide by rule for a system under which signatures on applications for assistance may be submitted in person or by mail, facsimile, or electronic transmission, and provides that any such signature shall be sufficient to commence the application process. Provides that an application for any assistance under the Code may be filed at any local office of the Department of Human Services, and provides that following the initial eligibility determination, a recipient may choose to have his or her case assigned to any Department of Human Services office; provides that within 5 days after the assignment of a case, the Department must assign a caseworker, make appropriate case entries into the computer system, and generate a letter to the recipient containing the name and contact information for the caseworker. Provides for coordination of eligibility redeterminations by the Departments of Human Services and Public Aid. Requires the Department of Public Aid and the Department of Human Services to convene a task force to formulate a plan to simplify and make as uniform as possible the rules governing the counting of income for purposes of determining eligibility and benefit levels in means-tested public benefit programs for which the 2 departments are responsible. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.
House Committee Amendment No. 1
Replaces provisions concerning assignment of the "date of application" for public assistance by the Department of Human Services; provides that the Department of Human Services shall ensure that each client who visits a Department of Human Services office, authorized agent, or community-based organization partnering with the Department of Human Services to apply for benefits is provided an application and requested to complete his or her name and the date and to sign the application to begin the application process that same day. In connection with administration of the food stamp program, provides that the Department of Human Services may, by rule, allow for a longer period of time between eligibility redeterminations for an individual, household, or family that is eligible for a longer certification period under federal law or waiver.
| ||Fiscal Note (H-AM1) (Department of Human Services)|
| ||$14.5 Million|
| ||Fiscal Note (Department of Human Services)|
| ||More than $1.0 Million|
| ||Fiscal Note (Department of Public Aid)|
| ||Changes to eligibility criteria and determination dates will increase Medicaid caseloads and extend dates of coverage. As a result, medical expenditures will increase and, as written, the bill also jeopardizes Federal match.|
| ||Fiscal Note (H-AM 1) (Department of Public Aid)|
| ||Changes to eligibility criteria and determination and re-determination dates will increase Medicaid caseloads and extend dates of coverage. As a result, medical expenditures will increase and, as written, the bill also jeopardizes Federal match.|
House Floor Amendment No. 3
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning discrimination in the granting of financial aid or social services.
|Date||Chamber|| Action|| 2/16/2005||House||Filed with the Clerk by Rep. William Delgado|| 2/16/2005||House||First Reading|| 2/16/2005||House||Referred to Rules Committee|| 2/17/2005||House||Assigned to Human Services Committee|| 3/3/2005||House||Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Julie Hamos|| 3/3/2005||House||Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sara Feigenholtz|| 3/10/2005||House||House Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Human Services Committee|| 3/10/2005||House||House Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Human Services Committee; by Voice Vote|| 3/10/2005||House||Do Pass as Amended / Short Debate Human Services Committee; 010-000-000|| 3/10/2005||House||Placed on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate|| 3/14/2005||House||Fiscal Note Requested by Rep. Terry R. Parke|| 3/17/2005||House||Fiscal Note Filed As Amended by HA 1|| 3/17/2005||House||Fiscal Note Filed|| 4/5/2005||House||House Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. William Delgado|| 4/5/2005||House||House Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee|| 4/8/2005||House||Second Reading - Short Debate|| 4/8/2005||House||Held on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate|| 4/11/2005||House||Fiscal Note Filed|| 4/11/2005||House||Fiscal Note Filed As Amended by HA 1|| 4/11/2005||House||House Floor Amendment No. 3 Filed with Clerk by Rep. William Delgado|| 4/11/2005||House||House Floor Amendment No. 3 Referred to Rules Committee|| 4/12/2005||House||House Floor Amendment No. 3 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 003-001-000|| 4/12/2005||House||Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers|| 4/12/2005||House||House Floor Amendment No. 3 Adopted by Voice Vote|| 4/12/2005||House||Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate|| 4/15/2005||House||Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee|| 1/9/2007||House||Session Sine Die|