Bill Status of HB5726  95th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Jay C. Hoffman

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2009HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
5 ILCS 140/7from Ch. 116, par. 207
20 ILCS 2205/2205-15 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Freedom of Information Act and the Department of Public Aid Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Provides that every manufacturer or labeler of prescription drugs dispensed in this State that employs, directs, or utilizes marketing representatives must report the manufacturer or labeler's advertising costs for prescription drugs, based on aggregate national data, to the Department of Healthcare and Family Services. Provides that the purpose of the reporting is to assist the State in its role as a purchaser of prescription drugs and an administrator of prescription drug programs. Makes certain items exempt from the reporting requirements, including free samples of prescription drugs intended to be distributed to patients. Provides that information reported to the Department is confidential and not a public record subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act. Requires the Department to establish programs aimed at educating health care practitioners about the relative costs and benefits of various prescription drugs. Authorizes the Department to assign responsibilities to the Special Advocate for Prescription Drugs within the Department.

DateChamber Action
  2/15/2008HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Jay C. Hoffman
  2/15/2008HouseFirst Reading
  2/15/2008HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/3/2008HouseAssigned to Consumer Protection Committee
  3/14/2008HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/13/2009HouseSession Sine Die