Bill Status of HB5954  95th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Ronald A. Wait - Renée Kosel - Frank J. Mautino - Michael P. McAuliffe - Raymond Poe, William B. Black, Jim Sacia, Timothy L. Schmitz, Mike Fortner, Jerry L. Mitchell, Bob Biggins, Patricia R. Bellock and Rich Brauer

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Mike Jacobs)

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

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
215 ILCS 5/355a.1 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Insurance Code. Provides that when an individual purchases a policy of accident and health insurance that is a high deductible plan with a health savings account, the individual may waive coverage for insurance mandates as required by the Code.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause with the introduced bill with the following changes. Provides that the decision to waive coverage shall be made by the individual covered by the policy, or in the case of a minor, the parent or guardian of the individual. Provides that the Division of Insurance may give assistance to individuals regarding the waiving of mandated coverage. Requires the Division to recognize the waiver as a waiver of coverage required under the Illinois Insurance Code. Provides that there is no rulemaking authority under the amendatory Act, but that the Governor may suggest rules by filing them with the General Assembly and requesting that the General Assembly authorize such rulemaking by law, enact the suggested rules into law, or take other appropriate action in the General Assembly's discretion. Makes a technical correction.

DateChamber Action
  2/15/2008HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Ronald A. Wait
  2/15/2008HouseChief Co-Sponsor Rep. Renée Kosel
  2/15/2008HouseFirst Reading
  2/15/2008HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/26/2008HouseAssigned to Insurance Committee
  3/4/2008HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Insurance Committee; 015-000-000
  3/5/2008HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/2/2008HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/2/2008HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/8/2008HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Frank J. Mautino
  4/8/2008HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael P. McAuliffe
  4/8/2008HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Raymond Poe
  4/8/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. William B. Black
  4/9/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jim Sacia
  4/9/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Timothy L. Schmitz
  4/9/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Fortner
  4/9/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jerry L. Mitchell
  4/9/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Bob Biggins
  4/9/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
  4/9/2008HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Rich Brauer
  4/10/2008HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Ronald A. Wait
  4/10/2008HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/14/2008HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 003-000-000
  4/15/2008HouseRecalled to Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/15/2008HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted by Voice Vote
  4/15/2008HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/15/2008HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 088-024-000
  4/16/2008SenateArrive in Senate
  4/16/2008SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading April 17, 2008
  4/16/2008SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Mike Jacobs
  4/17/2008SenateFirst Reading
  4/17/2008SenateReferred to Rules
  5/15/2008SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As May 22, 2008; Substantive House Bills Out of Committee
  1/13/2009HouseSession Sine Die