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 Bill Status of HB5542  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  DEPT VET AFF-JOINING FORCES

House Sponsors
Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit and Janet Yang Rohr

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Bill Cunningham, Mattie Hunter and Javier L Cervantes)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/5/2023HousePassed Both Houses

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
20 ILCS 2805/37


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Department of Veterans' Affairs Act. Deletes the term "no-wrong-door" in provisions regarding the system of support for service members, veterans, and their families. Removes provisions requiring the Illinois Joining Forces Foundation (Foundation) to utilize working groups when convening military and veteran support organizations and when providing policy recommendations that benefit service members, veterans, and their families. Removes provisions requiring the Foundation to facilitate the transfer of information and knowledge among Illinois Joining Forces member organizations. Makes changes to the definition of "veterans service organization". Provides that the Foundation may also include up to 18 additional voting members of the Board of Directors: 9 members to be nominated and approved by the Board of Directors according to the Foundation's bylaws, and 9 members to be nominated by the Director of Veterans' Affairs or the Director of Military Affairs. Provides that, to ensure parity, no additional nominees may be considered by the Board of Directors unless a like appointment is made by the Department of Veterans' Affairs or the Department of Military Affairs, and vice versa. Provides that, in consultation with the Foundation's Board of Directors, the Department of Veterans' Affairs or the Department of Military Affairs may adopt other rules deemed necessary to govern Foundation procedures (rather than the Department of Veterans' Affairs may adopt rules in consultation with the Department of Military Affairs). Permits the Foundation to receive services, including, but not limited to, contractual services, provided by either the Department of Veterans' Affairs or the Department of Military Affairs.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/28/2022HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
  1/31/2022HouseFirst Reading
  1/31/2022HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/9/2022HouseAssigned to Veterans' Affairs Committee
  2/15/2022HouseDo Pass / Consent Calendar Veterans' Affairs Committee; 009-000-000
  2/16/2022HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Consent Calendar
  2/17/2022HouseSecond Reading - Consent Calendar
  2/17/2022HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Consent Calendar
  3/1/2022HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Consent Calendar
  3/2/2022HouseThird Reading - Consent Calendar - First Day
  3/3/2022HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Janet Yang Rohr
  3/3/2022HouseThird Reading - Consent Calendar - Passed 103-000-001
  3/4/2022SenateArrive in Senate
  3/4/2022SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  3/4/2022SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Antonio Muñoz
  3/4/2022SenateFirst Reading
  3/4/2022SenateReferred to Assignments
  10/21/2022SenateAlternate Chief Sponsor Changed to Sen. Don Harmon
  11/30/2022SenateAssigned to Executive
  11/30/2022SenateWaive Posting Notice
  11/30/2022SenateAlternate Chief Sponsor Changed to Sen. Bill Cunningham
  12/1/2022SenateDo Pass Executive; 015-000-000
  12/1/2022SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading
  12/1/2022SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  12/1/2022SenateSecond Reading
  12/1/2022SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading January 4, 2023
  1/1/2023SenatePursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b) / Referred to Assignments
  1/3/2023SenateApproved for Consideration Assignments
  1/3/2023SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading January 4, 2023
  1/5/2023SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Javier L Cervantes
  1/5/2023SenateThird Reading - Passed; 050-000-002
  1/5/2023HousePassed Both Houses

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